Your year in money reads: Remember the avocado toast

Jeanine Skowronski


Jeanine Skowronski

Jeanine Skowronski

Former Head of Content at Policygenius

Jeanine Skowronski is the former head of content at Policygenius in New York City. Her work has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, American Banker Magazine, Newsweek, Business Insider, Yahoo Finance, MSN, CNBC and more.

Published December 29, 2017|2 min read

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A lot went down in 2017, so it's totally understandable if you missed a good money read. But we've got your covered. Below you'll find the more thought-provoking financial stories, long reads and hot takes from 2017. Plus, we've rounded up some solid guides for money-ing in 2018 — because it's already got a lot going on, too.

Deep money thoughts from 2017

Generation Screwed (Huffington Post) — Remember the great “millennials can’t buy homes because they eat avocado toast” debate of 2017? Consider this one long clapback.

Is Health Care a Right? (The New Yorker) — Amid the heated battle on the Hill, writer (and surgeon) Atul Gawande traveled to his hometown in the Appalachian foothills to examine why Americans are so divided on universal health care.

$280,000 payback for Philadelphia homeless man who spent his last $20 helping N.J. woman ( — A feel good story is essential after this hard year.

Beware the Open Plan Kitchen (Vulture) — In which the culture site makes a strong argument for HGTV — and its seemlingly endless lineup of telegenic house flippers — spurring another housing crisis.  

A Student Loan Nightmare: The Teacher in the Wrong Payment Plan (The New York Times) — A servicing error (or ... something) seemingly costs an Oregon teacher previously promised student loan forgiveness.

The Financial Advantages of Being White (Bitches Get Riches) — A money blogger and self-proclaimed "Becky" tackles another prevalent topic of 2017: privilege.

Warren Buffett wins $1M bet made with hedgie a decade ago (New York Post) — Because everyone loves a good Warren Buffett story.

Protecting your finances in 2018

Tax Bill Calculator: Will Your Taxes Go Up or Down? (New York Times) — Confused about how the Republican tax bill will affect your taxes in 2018? You’re not alone. But, hey, this calculator at least gives you a ballpark estimate.

How GOP tax bill's Obamacare changes will affect health care and consumers (Chicago Tribune) — We’ve heard a lot about the tax bill and health care this year, but how will the two affect each other and your wallet in 2018? Here are some insights.

Your Money: Get ready for a flood of difficult divorces in 2018 (Reuters) — We'll give you one guess why.

18 Best Stocks to Buy in 2018 (Kiplinger) — Just in case "investing" is on your money resolutions list.

Want more money stories? We've got plenty good reads in our magazine!

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