Dollars & $ense : a kid's guide to using--not losing--money

by Scott, Elaine, 1940-

Format: Print Book 2016
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Many things come with instructions. Unfortunately, money isn't one of them. Most people learn how to use it-or lose it-by trial and error. Dollars & Sense is a basic operating instruction manual for money that will teach readers about the history of money, the way our American economy works, and how to make important decisions about personal finance.

From skulls, sheep, and shells as barter in ancient civilizations to credit, interest, and collateral of our modern day economics, money-and all its glorious uses and cantankerous troubles-is explained in this concise and entertaining volume. Learn about how to make money, how to budget your money, how the government manages (or mismanages!) money, and how to be rich without even trying. Money is sometimes your friend and sometimes your enemy, but in this day and age, we all have to learn to get along with it.

An engaging and approachable guide for kids tackling how to responsibly manage their money.

Included are sidebars, time lines, diagrams, a glossary, and further resources, as well as information on related topics such as the Great Recession and sequestration.
Skulls, sheep, and shells : money as a medium of exchange
Worry, worry, worry! keeping money safe
New money for a new nation : America builds a banking system
Money comes in and money goes out : how banks work
Money goes away : the great depression
Money shrinks : the great recession
Can I borrow some money? : what to do about debt
Where did my money go? : sticking to a budget
Conclusion : how to be rich without even trying.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Often, the most omnipresent concepts are the ones that escape the attention of young readers, and this book seeks to tackle the endlessly complex topic of money. Scott discusses basic economic principles, such as mediums of trade, demand, and lending, filling a gap that is left by many primary-school curricula. Using these lessons as building blocks, the text delves into a history of the U.S. economy, emphasizing the creation of the banking system and major periods of depression. Personal finance is also explored, and readers are instructed in how to create a budget and stick to it. Responsible borrowing, the power of compound interest, and investing are explained in an age-appropriate manner and provide invaluable early lessons on financial stability. Clark's fun illustrations couple with Scott's straightforward descriptions to prove that it is never too early to begin helping young people develop an understanding of how to make money and how to keep it.--Anderson, Erin Copyright 2016 Booklist"
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Publisher's Weekly Review: ""Unfortunately, money doesn't come with a set of instructions," writes Scott in her introduction to this practical guide to earning, spending, saving, and understanding the role that money plays in our society. Scott walks readers through economic concepts like supply and demand, banks and how they operate, debt, interest, inflation, and investing, all accompanied by Clark's cartoon caricatures of people and animals. One of eight chapters discusses the Great Depression and its aftermath, and another explores the 2007-2009 Great Recession ("There was simply too much debt in the economy, and it couldn't be repaid"). Day-to-day basics, such as the correct way to fill out a check, should help give solid footing to readers dealing with earning and spending for the first time. Ages 9-12. (Aug.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Money -- Juvenile literature.
Finance, Personal -- Juvenile literature.
Saving and investment -- Juvenile literature.
Children -- Finance, Personal -- Juvenile literature.
Children -- Finance, Personal.
Finance, Personal -- United States.
Money -- United States.
Saving and investment.
Publisher Watertown, MA :Charlesbridge,2016
Other Titles Dollars & sense
Contributors Clark, David, 1960 March 19- illustrator.
Language English
Description xiii, 98 pages : illustrations, chart, map ; 27 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages [93]-94) and index.
ISBN 9781580893961
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