Heads Up Money

Heads Up Money

by DK Publishing

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Making a difficult topic easier to comprehend, Heads Up Money offers big ideas, simply explained, for teen readers.

From the change in your pocket to online shopping, money is everywhere. Economics can't be ignored, and Heads Up Money explores the larger questions and concerns around it using clever graphics and engaging text.

Heads Up Money helps young readers make sense of the global marketplace, financial risks and gains, and free trade. With easy-to-understand explanations of economic theory, this introduction to a difficult and sometimes confusing subject is written with young readers in mind, and it is structured around key questions like "What is economics?", "Who is making the money?", and "What is the wage gap?"

In Heads Up Money, finances are explained with graphics and diagrams, covering theories and concepts from all areas of economics, including the market, supply and demand, industrialization and capitalism, multinationals, currencies, and more. Study what inflation is and what it means for an economy, figure out how stocks work, find out why we pay taxes, and learn why banks can't just print more money. Young readers will learn about money in ways that relate to their lives and personal finances with advice they can immediately put into practice, including saving money and learning how to save for the future.

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

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781465465849
Publisher: DK
Publication date: 03/09/2017
Series: Heads UP Series
Sold by: DK
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 160
File size: 171 MB
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Age Range: 10 - 14 Years

About the Author

DK Publishing is world renowned for its distinctive, highly visual books that inform, inspire, and entertain readers of all ages.

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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