Heads Up Money

Heads Up Money

by Marcus Weeks


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A perfect introduction for teens to the big questions of economics that makes these difficult topics easy to comprehend through infographics, fun images, and jargon-free text.

From the pocket change to online shopping, money is everywhere. Economics can't be ignored, and Heads Up Money helps children make sense of the global marketplace, financial risks and gains, and free trade. With easy-to-understand explanations of economic theory, this introductory resource is structured around key questions like "What is money?", "What is healthy competition?", and "What is the wage gap?"

Theories and concepts from all areas of economics are covered, including the market, supply and demand, industrialization and capitalism, multinationals, currencies, and more. Kids will even learn about money in ways that relate to their lives and personal finances with advice they can immediately put into practice, including saving money now in preparation for the future.

Heads Up Money answers the fundamental questions of money and economics in an approachable and visible way for teens.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781465456267
Publisher: DK
Publication date: 01/03/2017
Series: Heads UP Series
Pages: 160
Sales rank: 588,974
Product dimensions: 7.30(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range: 13 - 17 Years

About the Author

DK was founded in London in 1974 and is now the world's leading illustrated reference publisher and part of Penguin Random House, formed on July 1, 2013. DK publishes highly visual, photographic nonfiction for adults and children. DK produces content for consumers in over 87 countries and in 62 languages, with offices in Delhi, London, Melbourne, Munich, New York, and Toronto. DK's aim is to inform, enrich, and entertain readers of all ages, and everything DK publishes, whether print or digital, embodies the unique DK design approach. DK brings unrivalled clarity to a wide range of topics with a unique combination of words and pictures, put together to spectacular effect. We have a reputation for innovation in design for both print and digital products.   Our adult range spans travel, including the award-winning DK Eyewitness Travel Guides, history, science, nature, sport, gardening, cookery, and parenting. DK’s extensive children’s list showcases a fantastic store of information for children, toddlers, and babies. DK covers everything from animals and the human body, to homework help and craft activities, together with an impressive list of licensing titles, including the bestselling LEGO® books. DK acts as the parent company for Alpha Books, publisher of the Idiot's Guides series and Prima Games, video gaming publishers, as well as the award-winning travel publisher, Rough Guides.

Table of Contents

A World of Money 06

What do Economists Do? 08

Show me the Money

What is Money? 12

On the Market 14

Keeping up with Currency 16

Fair Exchange 18

Where did the Money go? 20

In Focus: Cryptocurrencies 22

Making sence of Economics 24

Money and economics in Practice 26

What's it Worth?

The Economic Problem 30

Who gets What? 32

In Focus: Ethical Trade 34

Goods and Services 36

Supply and Demand 38

Why are some things more Valuable? 40

A hive of Industry 42

In Focus: Public Companies 44

Healthy Competition? 46

Who's in Charge? 48

How Businesses operate 50

Running an Efficient business 52

In Focus: Cooperative Movements 54

Going to Work 56

Big spenders 58

Resources and businesses in Practice 60

Does money make the World go Round?

Let well enough Alone 64

Free Trade 66

It's a Small World 68

Economic UPS and Downs 70

In Focus: Economic Bubbles 72

When markets don't Do Their Job 74

A taxing Problem 76

What does the Future hold? 78

A Risky business 80

An informed Gamble 82

In Focus: Hyperinflation 84

Is greed Good? 86

Making the Right decision 88

In Focus: Financial Crisis of 2007-8 90

Costing the Earth 92

Markets and trade in Practice 94

Can money buy Happiness?

Measuring a country's Wealth 98

Who's providing the Money? 100

Making Money out of thin air 102

Why are some countries Poor? 104

In Focus: International Financial Institutions 106

Who benefits from Globalization? 108

The Poverty problem 110

Helping the Developing World 112

In Focus: Providing Energy 114

Payback time! 116

The Wage gap 118

Living standards and inequality in Practice 120

What's in my Pocket?

Finding a Balance 124

Earning a Living 126

A Safe place for my money 128

Do you Really need that? 130

Looking after the Pennies 132

Buy now, pay Later? 134

In Focus: The Rate for the Job 136

How would you like to Pay? 138

Travel Money 140

For a Rainy day… 142

Making Plans 144

Personal finances in Practice 146

Directory of economists 148

Glossary 152

Index and Acknowledgments 156

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