From Library Journal
The importance of teaching children the skills of financial management cannot be overemphasized. Pearl, a business reporter and editor, provides methods for parents and educators to teach kids how to devise and stick to a budget, keep track of where money goes, set goals, be wary of advertising and other commercial enterprises, and stop impulse spending. The chapter on saving and investing would be useful to anyone interested in learning more about simple vs. compound interest, CDs, DRIPs, and the stock market. The appendix is filled with more than 80 online resources that can help the whole family learn together. In addition to money matters, career and job-hunting information as well as college and entrepreneurial sites are included. Neale S. Godfrey's Ultimate Kids' Money Book (S. & S., 1998) covers less and costs more. Most families should add this guide to their personal libraries, and public and school libraries should consider purchase as a public service.?Susan C. Awe, Univ. of New Mexico Lib., Albuquerque
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"The importance of teaching children the skills of financial management cannot be overemphasized.... Most families should add this guide to their personal libraries, and public and school libraries should consider its purchase a public service." (Library Journal