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Jam-packed with up-to-date, easy-to-understand information on every area of money, this smart, useful book—just right for kids age 8–14—makes learning about money fun. A savvy brother and sister team, Arthur and Rose explain a lot about money matters, including:
  • Budgets and savings (great ways to get the ...
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New Totally Awesome Money Book For Kids: Revised Edition

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Overview

Jam-packed with up-to-date, easy-to-understand information on every area of money, this smart, useful book—just right for kids age 8–14—makes learning about money fun. A savvy brother and sister team, Arthur and Rose explain a lot about money matters, including:
  • Budgets and savings (great ways to get the stuff you really want!)
  • The basics of stocks, bonds, and other ways of investing
  • Credit cards (“The Plastic Flash”) and borrowing
  • Updated information on the Internet with useful Web links
  • Online investing, Web safety precautions
  • Saving and paying for college
  • And much more
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Editorial Reviews

VOYA - Rayna Patton
First written in 1993 by eleven-year-old Arthur Bochner and his mother (Totally Awesome Business Book for Kids [Newmarket, 1995/VOYA April 1996]), this third edition has now been completely revised and updated by Arthur and his younger sister, Rose. Using an easy and comfortable style that young people will find unthreatening, the book presents a wealth of information on the basics of money management, beginning quite simply and gradually advancing to more complex financial topics. The premise of the book is that many youth have discretionary money and that they can either learn to use it wisely or watch it slip between their fingers. Five topic sections are subdivided into chapters, dealing with subjects such as budgets, goal setting, ways of making money, stocks and bonds, credit and debt, paying bills, taxes, saving for college, and investing. Along with the text are some ingenious games and puzzles designed to show how money works. The cute illustrations are also fun. This seemingly lighthearted book has the serious purpose of helping young people learn to manage money without the fear and worry that afflicts so many of their elders. It is a great learning tool for students who are motivated to read it.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781557047380
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 3/19/2007
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 215,849
  • Product dimensions: 5.25 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.43 (d)

Meet the Author

Arthur Bochner wrote The Totally Awesome Money Book for Kids with his mother when he was 11 years old and The Totally Awesome Business Book for Kids when he was 13. He's now 24 and a political speechwriter in Washington, D.C. Rose Bochner, Arthur's 15-year-old sister, was nominated for the Distinguished Students Award at her New Jersey middle school. She's a rock climber and plans to teach. Adriane G. Berg, mother of Arthur and Rose, is a renowned speaker and leader in the field of finance and aging. She is the author of a dozen books on personal finance and lives with husband Stuart Bochner and Rose in New Jersey.

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    A Really Cool Book Report on the New Totally Awesome Money Book for Kids. (by my 10 year old daughter K.)

    The book I'm talking to you today is a money book, called The New Totally Awesome Money Book for Kids, by Arthur and Rose Bochner. (Who, as it happens, were kids themselves when they wrote this.) It was a good book that got its points out in a funny, free-and-easy manner. It was in 5 parts, and I'll tell you about each of them. Lets begin with part 1.....
    Part 1 is about where money comes from. It comes from a factory called the Mint, where money is made and destroyed. It also talks about keeping and spending money. Part 1 also talks about goals. I learned how to see difference between a goal and a wish. (You have no plan for wishes.) Budgets and savings are also some of Part 1's topics. I learned that a budget is a way of keeping track of your savings, spending, and earning of money. I also like that it gave you reasons why to keep a budget. The last topic piece was about getting the most of your money. Part 1 was good. Lets see about part 2!
    Part 2 has chapters 6 through 15. It is about the risk of money making. You could lose all your money. It also talks about the rewards! You could earn lots and lots more! Another topic is interest. That is getting paid your money and some extra for getting to use your money. I learned about municipal borrowing, too! That is when where you live, (town, city, etc.) borrows the money. One of the subjects is about when you buy something and sell it for more money the next day I'm going to try it with TecDecks. Another thing was investing saved money, and mutual fund stock plans. (That's a lot of people's money put together to buy bits of stock from many different companies.) I learned about making a difference in the world with your money, where your money is and money experts. Awesome!
    Whee! It's time for Part 3! Part 3 is short. It discusses chapters 16 through 17. Told you. There isn't much to it. It only talks about the amount of money, (the cost) it takes you to borrow more. It was too much like a list if you ask me. Then 17 describes borrowing some more. It also talks about taxes and your future. All in all, good part, just a bit short. Up next Part #4!
    It is time for more, so get ready for PART 4! It consists of Chapters 18 and 19. (Wow, these are getting short!) Chapter 18 is about money and work. It is mainly about asking for raises. Then there is 19. It is about bills and checks. I learned about late charges, (you have to pay extra money if you don't pay on time) and a bouncing check, (a check where you spend $ you don't have!) Well that is it for 4, let's move down to 5.
    All right, let's strive to get through 5! It has chapters 20 through 22. 3 chapters 20 talks about college and what to expect when it is time to go there. 21 is about taxes. I learned tax day is on April 15. Last but not least is 22. It says how you feel about money says a lot about you.
    Overall, this book was a good book. I learned a lot. Your kids will too, if you buy them this book.

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