The latest on the financial crisis and job stability in a “right-to-work” state

The latest on coming of age during the financial crisis and life in a right-to-work state

Here are some favorite personal finance reads from around the web this week.


I came of age during the 2008 financial crisis. I’m still angry about it.

The New York Times

The Financial Crisis happened 10 years ago, but millions of Americans—especially millennials who came of age during the recession—are still living in its shadow.

Right to work

The Nib

A web comic on schedule cuts, lack of job stability, and downsizing witnessed by a former grocery store employee in a right-to-work state.

Student borrowers and advocates win court case against DeVos


In a victory for consumer protections, a federal judge ruled this week that Betsy DeVos’s delay of a key protection for student borrowers who were misled by their schools was unlawful.

 ‘I bought a New York apartment on a librarian’s salary’

The Cut

A first-person account on how a woman making a librarian’s salary bought her own New York apartment. When it comes to renting vs. buying, there are many factors to consider (check out my rent vs. buy calculator). In this case, I commend her commitment to saving toward a goal—and making it a reality!

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How to overcome personal finance obstacles as an undocumented immigrant

Finding one’s financial footing as an undocumented immigrant is challenging. But many organizations are ready and willing to help.

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