IDentity Series: Financial Literacy / Edition 1

Paperback (Print)
Buy Used
Buy Used from
(Save 28%)
Item is in good condition but packaging may have signs of shelf wear/aging or torn packaging.
Condition: Used – Good details
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $4.99
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
(Save 74%)
Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (13) from $4.99   
  • New (6) from $16.88   
  • Used (7) from $4.99   


Financial Literacy addresses the most critical financial issues facing students and more importantly, how to manage them. It offers helpful information and practical advice to guide students to make better financial choices. From student loans to credit cards and budgeting, the author speaks directly to students and encourages them to think and act proactively about their finances. This makes it easy to start healthy conversations and provide problem-solving lessons around money. Torabi understands how to effectively communicate on money and financial responsibility grounded in years of experience working with college students.

Infuse student success into any program with our “IDentity” Series booklets. Written by national subject matter experts, the material contains strategies and activities for immediate application. If you like this IDentity Series: Financial Literacy, you will love the other options available: Financial Responsibility (Clearpoint Financial), Now You’re Thinking about College (Judy Chartrand, Now You’re Thinking about Your Career (Judy Chartrand, and Ownership (Megan Stone).

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780132819695
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
  • Publication date: 9/13/2011
  • Series: IDentity Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 48
  • Sales rank: 432,115
  • Product dimensions: 8.30 (w) x 10.60 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Farnoosh Torabi is a personal finance expert, author and TV personality. The New York Times calls her advice “perfectly practical.”

She is the author of You’re So Money — Live Rich Even When You’re Not, a nationally acclaimed tell-all for young adults searching for financial independence. Her latest book, Psych Yourself Rich: Get The Mindset & Discipline You Need to Build Your Financial Life is an Amazon best-seller.

She is a highly sought-after speaker and frequent financial contributor to Yahoo! Finance and The Today Show. She currently hosts the Webby-nominated show “Financially Fit” on Yahoo!, the #1 personal finance web series, teaching everyday Americans how to boost earnings, save more and spend smart. Farnoosh is also the resident financial expert on Remake America, a new Yahoo! series that showcases real families and real challenges.

Farnoosh's other media credits include SoapNet’s “Bank of Mom and Dad,” where she coached young women struggling with piles of debt. She was also a member of REAL SIMPLE. REAL LIFE., a makeover program on TLC, helping busy women better understand and manage their financial challenges. She's appeared on Good Morning America, Larry King Live, The View, Live with Regis and Kelly, The Nate Berkus Show, The CBS Early Show, CNN, MSNBC, Tyra, Anderson, The Gayle King Show and Fox News.

In print, her work and advice has been featured in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Time, Real Simple, Glamour, Marie Claire, Redbook, Cosmopolitan, Money, People, Entrepreneur, Newsweek/The Daily Beast, The Huffington Post, USA Today, The New York Daily News and The New York Post.

Farnoosh attended Pennsylvania State University, graduating as a Schreyer Honors scholar in finance and international business. She also holds an M.S. in journalism from Columbia University.

Visit her blog post titled “Three Tips for Educating Students About Their Personal Finances” at

Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

Farnoosh’s Letter


Chapter 1 Obtaining Credit

· Credit Cards on Campus: A Modern History

· Credit Cards: Ready, Set, Go.

· Choosing the Best Credit Card

Chapter 2 Your Financial Identity

Your Credit Report

Your Credit Score

· Boost Your Score

· Credit FAQs

· Protect Your Identity

Chapter 3 Smart Banking

Picking the Best Bank

Bank With Awareness

Chapter 4 Budgeting and Saving

· Establishing a Budget

· Your Student ID

· Money Saving Apps

· Protect Your Money

Chapter 5 Navigating Financial Aid

· Private Versus Public

· Postponing Student Loan Repayment

· Repaying Student Loans

· Finish in Four Years

· Avoid Financing College With Credit

· Make Money in College

Chapter 6 Beyond Graduation

· The Anatomy of a Real World Budget

· Living With Family

· Securing Health Care

Chapter 7 Resources

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star


4 Star


3 Star


2 Star


1 Star


Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation


  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)