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The complete idiot's guide to money for teens
Shelly McGovern, Susan.
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Publication Information:
Indianapolis, IN : Alpha Books, [2001]

Physical Description:
xix, 240 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
General Note:
Includes index.

"Straight talk on making, saving, and spending your own money"--Cover.
Format :


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HG179 .S4613 2001 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area
HG179 .S4613 2001 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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Author Notes

Susan Shelly is a freelance writer, researcher, and editorial consultant. A former newspaper reporter and columnist, her beats included business, education, politics, and crime. She has written freelance material for an online news service and for various magazines, newspapers, businesses, and agencies.Her other works have included corporate histories, guides to networking and business research, and health- and family-related publications. She is co-author of The Complete Idiot's Guide to Personal Finance in Your 20s and 30s and The Complete Idiot's Guide to Starting an Investment Club . Shelly lives with her husband and two children in Shillington, Pennsylvania.

Table of Contents

Part 1 Money: A Fact of Lifep. 1
1 Why Money Is So Importantp. 3
2 Using Money to Get What You Wantp. 15
3 Keeping Money in Perspectivep. 27
Part 2 So, How Are You Gonna Get It?p. 39
4 Allowance Only Goes So Farp. 41
5 Beyond Allowancep. 53
6 Money You Might Already Havep. 65
Part 3 Smart Savingp. 75
7 Saving Money Isn't Always Easyp. 77
8 How Much Should You Save?p. 87
9 Making Your Money Work for Youp. 97
Part 4 Smart Spendingp. 109
10 Budgets Are for Everybodyp. 111
11 Getting the Most for Your Moneyp. 123
12 The Wheels Thingp. 137
Part 5 Keeping Track of What You've Gotp. 153
13 The Great Balancing Actp. 155
14 ATMs and Debit Cardsp. 169
Part 6 Advanced Moneyp. 179
15 Understanding Credit Cards and Debtp. 181
16 The Wonderful World of Investmentsp. 195
17 Thinking About a Business of Your Ownp. 209
A Glossaryp. 221
Indexp. 231