Reading List for March 2-3

Mar 01, 2019
Personal Finance, Insurance, Investing, Economics

Personal Finance

  • Michele Singletary at WAPO talks about the importance of getting kids to be financially literate and what parents can do to promote this. The article features JumpStart and
  • Personal Finance on an Index Card: from Harold Pollack. (University of Chicago)


  • This one got lots of social media coverage: NFL player teaches finlit at an Ivy League School! (WSJ)
  • Some sound advice suggesting quarterly money reviews with your S.O. and how to conduct them. (rereads)
  • The majority of millennials’ debt is student loans (no big surprise here….just the numbers). (Bloomberg)


  • It might help to have insurance, but know what your policy covers and what is not. (MarketWatch)
  • Here is some advice on how to get those car insurance rates down. (Simple Dollar)
  • Students heading to college need to beware of short-term health insurance policies. (Inside Higher Ed)
  • Check out the new materials that are part of the NGPF mini-release on Insurance!


  • This one gets a little technical, but it explains why ETF’s are more tax efficient than mutual funds. (Morningstar)
  • Should women investing differently than men? (Simple Dollar)
  • Are “free” trading platforms actually free? (Quartz)
  • Kraft/Heinz has had a run of bad news, and Warren Buffet has taken some heat for his position in the company. (Aswath Damordaran-Prof at Stern School of Business-NYU)
  • I noticed this cool chart in one of my news feeds (Ritholz). 


  • What are economists predicting about the timing of the next recession? (Bloomberg)
  • Fourth quarter GDP grew by 2.6%. Is this good or bad? (NYT)
  • The job market is hot. How should one prepare for a downturn.?(WSJ)

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.