Assets, Budgets, and Credit: A Financial ABC

Stuart J. Whitmore

Money advice is not hard to find, but how do you know if it's any good? If you don't understand money itself, you won't know whether it makes sense to treat your car as an asset, or whether you should let your financial adviser talk you into investing in gold, or stocks, or bonds, or real estate. The better you understand money, the better you can manage your finances on a regular basis and also prepare for a secure future into retirement. You should have no dreams of wealth if you're not taking care of your basic bank accounts, and you must learn about money and how it works before you can effectively do that. If you don't understand how compound interest on credit card debt works to keep you in debt, you won't be able to pay off those cards and get out of debt. Whether we like it or not, money plays a core role in all of our lives, and we only hurt ourselves by not taking care of our money.

This is not a book full of financial advice, nor is it a long tome of dry accounting rules. Instead, this book lays a foundation for financial education. Although the structure is patterned after a children's ABC book, the topics covered are appropriate for readers in their early teens up through adulthood. From Assets to Zero-Coupon Bonds, this quick intro to financial terms will not only get you up to speed on some basics, but it will also pave the way for continued learning.

The more you understand money and its role in your life, the more control you will have over your future. When it comes to money matters, what you don't know really can hurt you. This book is a solid step toward a more complete understanding of this important part of our lives.

This book previously sold at a higher price but the price was reduced to try to encourage more financial education. The author also makes this book free to students in the United States in grades Kindergarten through 12th grade, via a download through his Web site. Parents and teachers may download the book on behalf of their students.
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About the author

Stuart Whitmore lives in the Pacific Northwest with his family. When he's not writing or working in his small business, he enjoys kayaking, animation, hiking, and ensuring his kids have important cultural influences such as paper-and-dice role-playing games, 70s and 80s TV programs, and now-obscure punk music artists.

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Stuart J. Whitmore
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Sep 28, 2012
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Business & Economics / Accounting / General
Business & Economics / Personal Finance / Money Management
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