The Complete Idiot's Guide to Money for Teens: Straight Talk on Making, Saving, and Spending Your Own Money

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Money for Teens: Straight Talk on Making, Saving, and Spending Your Own Money

by Susan Shelley

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Overview

You're no idiot, of course. Money's always on your mind; if you're not working to make more, you're wondering where it all went. Will you have to give up movies and CDs to get your bank account to grow? Play it smart and you can have it all! Whether you're saving for something big like college or wondering why you're always broke, this info-packed book has the answers you need. 'The Complete Idiot's Guide to Money for Teens' can show you how to:
-Stop the bleeding! Easy ways to get a grip on your expenses.
-Make sense of bank and credit card statements.
-Work wise and shop smart; get the most of your money.
-Pay less for the things you buy - even designer labels!
-Learn what it takes to be a teen entrepreneur.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781440695629
Publisher: DK
Publication date: 04/01/2001
Series: COMPLETE IDIOT'S GUIDE Series
Sold by: DK
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 272
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

SUSAN SHELLY is the co-author of 'The Complete Idiot's Guide to Starting an Investment Club' and 'The Complete Idiot's Guide to Personal Finance in Your 20s and 30s'. She lives in Pennysylvania.

Table of Contents

Part 1Money: A Fact of Life1
1Why Money Is So Important3
2Using Money to Get What You Want15
3Keeping Money in Perspective27
Part 2So, How Are You Gonna Get It?39
4Allowance Only Goes So Far41
5Beyond Allowance53
6Money You Might Already Have65
Part 3Smart Saving75
7Saving Money Isn't Always Easy77
8How Much Should You Save?87
9Making Your Money Work for You97
Part 4Smart Spending109
10Budgets Are for Everybody111
11Getting the Most for Your Money123
12The Wheels Thing137
Part 5Keeping Track of What You've Got153
13The Great Balancing Act155
14ATMs and Debit Cards169
Part 6Advanced Money179
15Understanding Credit Cards and Debt181
16The Wonderful World of Investments195
17Thinking About a Business of Your Own209
Appendix
A Glossary221
Index231

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3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I am a huge Spender. I waste all my money as soon as I get it. This book is interesting to read and prevents the habbit to well...spend. I learned that money is very hard to earn and that there is a difference between wanting something and needing something. I recommend this book to everyone!
kimnleo More than 1 year ago
This book is an excellent resource for talking to teens about financial matters. It is a great way for teens preparing to head off to college. I would reccomend this to any family with teens.
Guest More than 1 year ago
His stragities are basic and a rerun on other's people advises. This book is not work your time.