Reading List for Thanksgiving Weekend 2018

Nov 23, 2018
Investing, Personal Finance, Parent Conversations, Current Events, Stocks

Hope you all enjoyed Thanksgiving! For those of you NOT involved in Black Friday Shopping, here is some light reading you might enjoy if you aren't up for football!


  • Tech stocks have taken a big hit in this “market correction.” There are some great graphical representations about tech stock market capitalization here. (WSJ)
  • What are Value Investors now thinking about it all? (Fortune)
  • Markets are dropping and one investor explains why he keeps buying stocks. (NY Times)
  • Lots of people are cutting the cable (one million last quarter!)—what will cable companies do now? (WSJ)
  • Vanguard lowers minimum investment requirement on their exclusive Admiral funds (which have much lower fees than their tradition funds). (WSJ)


  • Here is a really scary debt story: use it as a cautionary tale. Reading it is like watching a train can't look away! (Wealth Simple)

  Student Loans

  • The grace period is about to end on student loans for Spring 2018 graduates. (NY Times)
  • Follow up to article last week on the benefits of borrowing in some cases – here is the actual article on the study in Education Next.

Personal Finance

The New York Times had an entire section last Sunday on many financial topics. Here are several of the most relevant:

For Teachers

Want to listen to some short podcasts? How about these Inside Higher Education “Academic Minute” articles that may be relevant for your students? You can also read the transcript, and if you like them, you can sign up to receive them daily.



  • Here is a great graphic from Visual Capitalist that might open your students’ eyes (and yours) about who knows what about you!!!

Graph of the Week:

After November market woes….will we have a “Santa Claus Rally” in December? Here is the MarketWatch article behind the graph.

About the Author

Beth Tallman

Beth Tallman entered the working world armed with an M.B.A. in finance and thoroughly enjoyed her first career working in manufacturing and telecommunications, including a stint overseas. She took advantage of an involuntary separation to try teaching high school math, something she had always dreamed of doing. When fate stepped in once again, Beth jumped on the opportunity to combine her passion for numbers, money, and education to develop curriculum and teach personal finance at Oberlin College. Beth now spends her time writing on personal finance and financial education, conducting student workshops, and developing finance curricula and educational content. She is also the Treasurer of Ohio Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy.