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The Kid's Guide to Money: Earning It,…

The Kid's Guide to Money: Earning It, Saving It, Spending It, Growing…

by Steven Otfinoski

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This book is a great and informative read that can help children make better financial decisions and be more informed about how to earn, save and spend money better. It is very well organized and extremely informative. It's one of those many resources you wish someone would have given to you when you were young and I think children would really benefit from reading it in its entirety. This book offers a great window into the practicality and everyday application of math. It would be amazing to develop some math lesson plans around students reading segments of the book and trying to monitor and save their own money. Also, due to the current economic climate most students and parents might find this book to be a great resource to incorporate into lessons. ( )
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In The Kid's Guide to Money: Earning It, Saving It, Spending It, Growing It, Sharing It, author Steve Otfinoski achieves a complicated feat: explaining to kids (ages 9 through 12) the fundamentals of how to thrive in the American economy. Otfinoski uses an easy, informative tone, and focuses on the young entrepreneur who wants to earn money. The author promotes the joys of work, finding a job or building a business, developing advertising, and so on. Later chapters provide explanations of banks, budgets, careful consumerism, taxes, investments, and, finally, charitable donations. Throughout, Otfinoski sprinkles interesting sidebars (called Money Moment and Kid Cents) featuring odd facts about money and quotes from kids. Humorous drawings liven up the chapters, and the appendices include a detailed glossary. Cheers to Otfinoski for making what is often a dry, boring subject a fascinating opportunity for learning and fun. --Ericka Lutz

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Explains ways kids can earn money; how to save for a big purchase; how to get the most value for your money; how the stock market works; plus money moments such as did you know that a stamp that cost 5 cents in 1947 was sold for a million dollars in 1981?… (more)

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