The How Money Works series gives an in-depth, yet easy-to-understand look at how economic systems work. From understanding personal finance to global trade, How Money Works provides insight to and appreciation for financial literacy. Topics in the series include personal, family country and world finance. Your Money, Where does your money come from? Do you earn it or is it given to you? What do you do with your money? Do you save it, spend it, or share it? Your Money takes a look at managing personal finances and the concepts of income, budgeting, handling debt, giving to charity and buying things. Includes a glossary, index, and discussion questions.
Table of Contents
What Is Money? 6
Is money just the stuff jingling in your pocket or purse - or more?
Money Is a 'Must' 8
You can do lots of different things with money - just keep it on the move!
Money Goes Around 10
When you pay for something in a store, the cash doesn't sit in the cash register for long.
Receiving Money 12
Hurray! There's some money coming your way.
Three Choices 20
You can spend your cash, save it, or give it away You have three choices.
Save It! 22
The best way to save is to give your money to someone else to make it grow!
Spend It! 30
You can spend wisely on the things you need and not waste your precious cash.
Give It Away! 44
You can help people all over the world by giving away a little of your cash.
Getting into debt, even if you are borrowing from family or close friends, can cause problems.
You can manage your money much more easily if you figure out a budget.
What's Next; for Money? 56
Additional Resources 61