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High School Money Book [Kindle Edition]

Don Silver
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Book Description

Can teens become more savvy about personal finance? Yes, if they read the highly acclaimed High School Money Book by Don Silver. This book can be an eye-opening and life-changing experience.

“Everything you would want your child to know about money.”
Delaware Financial Literacy Institute

"My eldest son didn't put it down, devouring the book as if he were reading one of his thick fantasy tomes like Lord of the Rings."
Teresa McUsic, Savvy Consumer columnist, Fort Worth Star-Telegram

"Great book to teach teens about money. It goes one step further than other books. It teaches kids to really think about money and how it affects their lives."
Alan Lavine and Gail Liberman, syndicated columnists

"The High School Money Book talks straight to teens about money. Teens learn that they can be happier and more self-sufficient if they master money matters now rather than correct money mistakes later. They learn how to make important decisions about working, shopping, using credit, preparing for college, making a budget, keeping financial records, and making money grow by saving and investing."
Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Finance Literacy


Editorial Reviews

From School Library Journal

Grade 9 Up—The successor to The Generation Y Money Book (Adams-Hall, 2000), this practical guide is designed to teach teens about earning, saving, and investing money. It is divided into 12 sections and contains 101 smart ways to handle finances. Silver offers advice on current practices (needs versus wants), as well as money-smart tips for the future (buying a home, wills and trusts, etc.). Tracking and logging all expenses for a month and shopping with a budget may be a new concept for many teens. Saving for college and 529 plans may be a little late for the intended audience, but there is a section on repaying college debt that will be helpful. This is a good companion to Janet Bamford's Street Wise: A Guide for Teen Investors (Bloomberg, 2000) and Timothy Olsen's The Teenage Investor (McGraw-Hill, 2003).—Kathleen A. Nester, Downingtown High Ninth Grade Center, PA
Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

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From wants versus needs to paying for college, this book is a great place to start learning about money matters. -- Kara McGuire, Minneapolis Star Tribune

Great book to teach teens about money--teaches kids to really think about money and how it affects their lives. -- Alan Lavine and Gail Liberman, syndicated columnists and authors of Quick Steps To Financial Stability

The High School Money Book should be required reading for all high school students.-- Jim Walsh, Editor in Chief, Forefield Inc. (a leading provider of financial content and planning solutions)

My son didn't put it down for three hours, devouring the book as if he were reading Lord of the Rings. --Teresa McUsic, Savvy Consumer columnist in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram


Product Details

  • File Size: 175 KB
  • Print Length: 176 pages
  • Publisher: Adams-Hall Publishing; 1st edition (November 15, 2006)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005T5GNQQ
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,040,703 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Everyone Should Have This Book December 12, 2006
Format:Perfect Paperback
Everything in the High School Money Book by Don Silver is useful and well organized. It is also incredibly clear and presented in the most useful way that I can imagine. If someone has a question, they can just look in the index or table of contents and -presto- there's the answer without having to wade through all sorts of other info. There are references for several sections if you'd like more in-depth information.

Want to teach someone how to balance a checkbook? See page 90. What credit card should one get? See pages 50-52. Why is it critical to start saving for retirement at an early age? See page 108 for a very convincing set of scenarios and you may be surprised! What is money, anyway? See page 1.

The book arrived at the beginning of a complicated and busy week and I sighed when I saw it, wondering how I would ever find the time to read it, much less to write a review. I decided to just glance inside, to get a taste of what was waiting for me. To my amazement, I was so captivated that I sat and read the entire book right then!

Don is right, there should be a class for high school-aged kids called "Money Smarts 101." Maybe even adults should be required to take it!! But since most people don't have access to such a class, this book is the next-best thing. Everyone should have a copy of the High School Money Book on their bookshelf!
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
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Written by educational consultant Don Silver, High School Money Book is a practical, no-nonsense guide to basic money management skills - a "Money Smarts 101" for high school students, if you will. Chapters discuss simple, smart ways to think, such as the monetary value of resisting peer pressure or engaging in "voluntary simplicity" to reduce the tendency to fritter one's dollars away; shopping smarts; selecting the right credit card and using it appropriately ("If you take one piece of advice from this book, it's this: avoid credit card debt"); ways to bank, handle paperwork, and grow one's money; money smarts to remember when working at a job; and much more. A first-rate primer not only for teens, but for anyone unfamiliar with simple money matters. Enthusiastically recommended.
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Written by educational consultant Don Silver, High School Money Book is a practical, no-nonsense guide to basic money management skills - a "Money Smarts 101" for high school students, if you will. Chapters discuss simple, smart ways to think, such as the monetary value of resisting peer pressure or engaging in "voluntary simplicity" to reduce the tendency to fritter one's dollars away; shopping smarts; selecting the right credit card and using it appropriately ("If you take one piece of advice from this book, it's this: avoid credit card debt"); ways to bank, handle paperwork, and grow one's money; money smarts to remember when working at a job; and much more. A first-rate primer not only for teens, but for anyone unfamiliar with simple money matters. Enthusiastically recommended.
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5.0 out of 5 stars May be the best March 23, 2014
By Robert
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I have read more than 20 teen finance books in an effort to find a good one for my three children. After spending more than a hundred dollars on books hyped by publishers, I was reading a blog that mentioned this book as the best. I bought a copy and have to agree. It's all common sense, and each of my kids, ages 13 to 18, have told me it was the most useful, easy to understand description of basic finance you can buy.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars September 10, 2014
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Good transaction; recommended!
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