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Growing money : a complete investing guide for kids
Karlitz, Gail.
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Publication Information:
New York : Price Stern Sloan, [1999]

Physical Description:
120 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Explains different types of investing--savings accounts, bonds, stocks, and mutual funds--and provides information to help make decisions on each kind of investment.
General Note:
Includes index.
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HG4521 .K274 1999 Juvenile Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks
HG4521 .K274 1999 Juvenile Non-Fiction Childrens Area

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Growing Money answers allthese questions and more:? How do you read the stock pages? ? What's the difference between stocks and bonds? ? Is there an actual stock market? ? Why do stocks go up and down? ? How can I keep track of investments? ? What's a dividend? ? Can kids invest?Never before has the world of finance been so much part of kids' daily lives. Today there are even kid-friendly mutual funds and many math classes have student investing clubs. It's clear that youngsters want to know everything about mioney'especially how to make grow!Growing Money will show them to do just that with easy information about savings accounts, bonds, stocks, and mutual funds; fun quizzes that reveal young investor's risk tolerance; and wild facts of success and failure, each with a lesson to impart. Best of all, Growing Money gives readers their own fund of imaginary dollars to invest, along with suggestions for selecting companies that are compatible with their values, tips for reading stock pages, and fill-in charts to trace their earnings and losses.The fundamentals of money management become child's play with this savvy, responsible guide for young consumers!

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School Library Journal Review

Gr 4-8-A clear explanation of the theory behind investing and compound interest. Related terms are introduced and defined throughout the volume and anecdotes citing companies familiar to children (e.g., Kellogg's, IBM, Coca-Cola) often illustrate principles. One chapter is devoted to deciphering a financial page in a newspaper. Sample forms illustrate how to record income, withdrawals, and savings, and quizzes measure knowledge and risk tolerance. Black-and-white cartoons and several charts accompany the text. This useful how-to book is the next step for readers of Neale S. Godfrey's Ultimate Kid's Money Book (S & S, 1998) and Betsy Maestro's The Story of Money (Clarion, 1993). Librarians and teachers will want to recommend it to budding entrepreneurs and children who spend money as fast as they earn it.-Kathleen A. Nester, Downingtown High Ninth Grade Center, PA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.