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Not Your Parents' Money Book: Making, Saving, and Spending Your Own Money Paperback – August 10, 2010
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In explaining concepts like recession, unemployment, and debt in engaging and clear terms, Not Your Parents' Money Book fills this niche and helps young readers gain more familiarity with their own roles as savers, consumers, and workers. Added to the mix are some humorous vignettes to keep the readers' attention, such as the life span of the germs that pass from people to dollar bills, and the incidence of and punishment for counterfeiting money.
In writing this book, author Jean Chatzky, the financial editor for the Today show and frequent contributor to other talk shows and media sources, drew on her expertise in personal finance as well as research from a series of focus group interviews with middle school students. The result is an easy-to-read crash course in economics and finance that will encourage readers to become savvier consumers and more informed about the economic world around them.
This could be used as a text for homeschooling and appropriate high school classes.
As part of the research for the book, she met with groups of kids at middle schools across the country and them questions about what they know about money and things they want to know about money. The book is peppered with questions from kids and her answers to their questions. Also included in the book are fun facts and quizzes about money.
There are chapters about earning money, spending money and saving money. She gives ideas of ways to earn money besides the regular babysitting and cutting lawns and discusses the different vehicles for saving the money you earn.
She also discusses and explains investing and ways to invest. Many of the money related words are highlighted in the book and defined in the glossary at the end of the book. So if there are words that you do not understand you can jump to the glossary and look it up. She also discusses the economy and recession, which may be words that kids hear about and may not know what they mean.
Also included in the end of the book are sections on the history of money and how money is made.
The book is concluded by a list of web resources for more information. The websites include informational websites as well as websites that have games and puzzles pertaining to money and finances.
As with other topics it may be easier for kids to learn if they do not think they are actually learning anything, making it fun to learn.
This is a great resource to teach kids about the important subject of dealing with money and finances. It is about 150 pages and a quick and easy read.
The book not only educates about the role that money plays in your life ,but also motivates to start earning and saving your money.
I like this book a lot and will recommend it to everyone.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Duhhhhh?!? Get this book!!?⭐️ I promise that this is a life saver!!👐 Also rate it a good five stars okay? Okay.Published 18 months ago by Kimberly St. Aubin
Nothing really special. Purchased for an in-law who really didn't get much out of it, but then he never got much out of anything!Published on January 31, 2014 by David W.
Good aide for lesson planning. Student questions and examples were helpful. I would recommend for a parent or an educator.Published on December 28, 2012 by loves2cook