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Title:
The kids' money book : earning, saving, spending, investing, donating
Author:
McGillian, Jamie Kyle.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
New York : Sterling Pub., [2003]

©2003
Physical Description:
96 pages : color illustrations ; 21 cm
Summary:
Introduces how to manage money, from earning an allowance to budgeting to saving for college.
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
Contents:
Monents in money -- Money matters -- Making it -- Using your money smarts -- Growing it -- You're in control.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 6.4 4.0 106606.
Added Author:
ISBN:
9780806982236
Format :
Book

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Summary

It's dollars and sense! If the only thing your children know about money is how to spend it, it's time to teach them a different lesson. Kids are never too young to learn how to create a budget, use their talent to make big bucks, invest their earnings, and donate to charity. They can begin to take stock of their financial fitness with a "money matters to me" quiz: the answers will separate the savers from the squanderers. Then it's time to start making smart decisions, by finding a money mentor, learning from mistakes, and keeping a journal of purchases and longed-for items. Find out all about the history of money (from barter to beyond) and the basics of savings. There's advice on understanding the difference between needs and wants, getting the most from an allowance, becoming an entrepreneur, and sharing the wealth. Plus : personal thoughts from real kids on how money affects their lives!


Reviews 2

Booklist Review

Sometimes attitude can make all the difference, even when it comes to money. This concise and accessible guide shows tweens how to make the most of their money and their relationship with it. It begins with a history of money, from bartering goods to electronic Bitcoin, and continues with explanations of wants versus needs and money smarts (e.g., setting goals and knowing whether you're a spender or saver). Other chapters cover managing allowances, working (either in addition to allowances or in their absence), and setting and sticking to budgets. A chapter on saving addresses how personal banking, earning interest, the stock market, and investing work, while another chapter on ownership conveys the importance of protection against identity theft, credit scores, and charitable giving. Parents and educators may better appreciate the author's emphasis on trying to control immediate gratification and impulse buying than tweens do. However, the guide does achieve kid-friendliness with an easy-to-read format and numerous quizzes and checklists. A great resource to prepare young earners and savers for the teen years and beyond.--Leeper, Angela Copyright 2016 Booklist


School Library Journal Review

Gr 5-8-Joining a crowded field, this cheerful treatment of personal finance will hold its own despite some cutesy, cartoonlike color illustrations. After a brief history of money, McGillian covers the usual topics-budgeting, earning, spending, saving, etc.-with effective ideas for resisting consumerism. Oddly, an afterword on the adoption of the euro is included. The writing is clear and lively; even the good advice is less schoolmarmish than usual. Books on this topic abound; the best one is still Neale S. Godfrey's Ultimate Kids' Money Book (S & S, 1998), which has better illustrations. An additional purchase.-Jonathan Betz-Zall, City University Library, Everett, WA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Table of Contents

Introductionp. 5
Chapter 1 Moments in Moneyp. 6
A History of Money: Where it all startedp. 6
Money Timeline: How we got where we arep. 10
Chapter 2 Money Mattersp. 14
The Money Sense Quiz: Financially fab or penny poor--what's in your future?p. 14
Where Does It All Go? Helpful strategies to stop frittering away your moneyp. 20
Know the Difference between Needs and Wants: Take a huge step in money managementp. 25
Adjust Your Attitude--Money Can't Buy You Love: The pursuit of money and what it meansp. 28
Chapter 3 Making Itp. 32
Allowance--the Big A: How it gets you ready for the real worldp. 32
Can Work "Work" for You? Not-so-odd jobs or be your own bossp. 38
Future Fortune: Your instant career finderp. 47
Chapter 4 Using Your Money Smartsp. 49
Did You Say Budget? On paper, it's a lot easierp. 49
Money Jams: Sticky sides of moneyp. 52
Spend, Spend, Then Spend More, Please! The money trapp. 54
Time to Shop: Be in the knowp. 57
Chapter 5 Growing Itp. 61
Bank On It! The basics of savingsp. 62
Investing 101: Money for life, or risky business?p. 67
Calling All Collectors: To collect or not to collect...p. 76
Chapter 6 You're in Controlp. 78
To Your Credit: Cards for kidsp. 78
The Gold in Giving: Feeling good about helpingp. 81
Your Money Sense: Got it? Good!p. 84
The Mind-over-Money Test: And you're on your wayp. 85
Afterwordp. 90
Indexp. 94

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