Reading List for Jan 5-6
Happy New Year! Our first reading list of the year includes a couple of pieces that take a look back at 2018, including the wild ride on the stock market, as well as some "newer" news. Enjoy!
- Our friend Barbara O’Neill provides a great overview of what happened in the world of Personal Finance in 2018. (Journal of Financial Planning)
- Beth Kobliner examines a Brooking Institute report on Artificial Intelligence and relates it to Financial Literacy.
- “Living Paycheck to Paycheck is Disturbingly Common…” The WAPO headline says it all!.
December was the worst performance for the stock market since December 1931!!! (So much for the Santa effect I posted several weeks ago.) Here are some takes on what we are experiencing.
- “Simple Questions About The Stock Market Plunge Simply Answered” (WAPO)
- “No Love Lost for 2018 on Wall Street” (Morning Brew)
- An interesting perspective from Peter Eavis and Binyamin Appelbaum of the (NYT).
- Here is the latest jobs report data and analysis. (NYT)
Millennials and Housing
- We have all heard of the “bank of mom and dad.” This bank is apparently funding a record number of first-time home-buyers.(WSJ)
- Over one third of young adults (18-35) are living at home. This Visual Capitalist interactive map shows you the picture by state.
- What’s new in banking? Checkless banking accounts (without overdraft protection). These were designed to attract the "unbanked" and "underbanked" populations. (WSJ)
- It may not come to a surprise to you, but educators are leaving the field at “record” numbers. (WSJ)
- Are your students ready for college when they graduate? Could they use a year to mature a bit and explore? Apparently, colleges are welcoming the idea and some are funding “gap year” projects. (WSJ)
- Inside Higher Ed looks at some California Community Colleges’ decision to pass on a “free tuition” program tied to student loans.
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