Money: Getting It, Using It, and Avoiding the Traps

Money: Getting It, Using It, and Avoiding the Traps

by Robin F. Brancato

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Money: Getting It, Using It, and Avoiding the Traps: The Ultimate Teen Guide, is a concise, practical book for young adults that addresses the all-important issue of money. Author Robin Brancato provides answers to the toughest questions you'd ever ask about money, including: How much should parents and guardians subsidize you? Is it fair if money gifts from Grandma have strings attached? If you want a job, how do you get one, and how do you make sure the benefits outweigh the hassles? What kind of business could you start on your own? How can you negotiate finances gracefully within your family and on your job? Can you discipline yourself to put money away, and, if so, where? What does the fine print on the credit card contract say? What are the exact terms of the cell phone deal? And how do you deal with the friend who borrows and never pays back?

These questions are not only answered by the author, but also by teen contributors who share their own personal stories. Additionally, full bibliographical source listings, which steer readers to courses, activities, organizations, and web sites, are included. The concluding pages—complete with self-evaluations—will help young adults gain financial confidence for now and for the years ahead.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781461734239
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 05/03/2007
Series: It Happened to Me Series , #18
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 208
File size: 5 MB
Age Range: 12 - 17 Years

About the Author

Robin F. Brancato is a full-time writer and the author of eight books for young adults, including Winning, Blinded by the Light, and Uneasy Money.

Table of Contents

Part 1 Acknowledgments
Part 2 Introduction
Part 3 1 What Is This Thing Called Money?
Part 4 2 Let's Call It Income: Allowance and Beyond
Part 5 3 Landing a Job: An Earning Experience
Part 6 4 Shaking the Money Tree: Windfalls
Part 7 5 Use It or Lose It: Practicalities
Part 8 6 Laughing All the Way to the Bank: Saving
Part 9 7 How Does Your Money Grow? Investing
Part 10 8 Better to Give: Supporting Charities
Part 11 9 You've Got the Power! Teen Spending
Part 12 10 Time to Say Good Buy: Getting Your Money's Worth
Part 13 11 Ring Tones and Dream Machines: Cell Phone Plans and Car Purchases
Part 14 12 Getting the Credit: Debit and Credit Cards
Part 15 13 Enrolling in Money: Becoming Financially Literate
Part 16 14 Family and Friends: Avoiding Money Hassels
Part 17 15 Looking Ahead: Money and Your Future
Part 18 Appendix: Answers to Quizzes
Part 19 Index
Part 20 About the Author

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