"Why learn to manage my money? I'm just a teenager; I don't have much of it anyway." Sounds reasonable, but it's not. Think about this: The average American teenager spends $3,000 per year. At the end of high school, that means you'll have spent $21,000. Do you know where you're spending it? While $3,000 per year is most likely a lot less than your parents spend, you should still be able to: Pay fair prices for quality items Avoid being ripped off by misleading ads and salespeople Stay out of debt Save up for a car, college, or your own business Give money that will make a difference in the world Have money to do fun things with your friends Larry Burkett and Todd Temple will show you how to take back the control of your money. You'll learn skills that will help you right now and prepare you for a successful financial future. Imagine what can happen when, as a teenager, you begin spending your money wisely.
You're no idiot, of course. Money's always on your mind; if you're not working to make more, you're wondering where it all went. Will you have to give up movies and CDs to get your bank account to grow? Play it smart and you can have it all! Whether you're saving for something big like college or wondering why you're always broke, this info-packed book has the answers you need. 'The Complete Idiot's Guide to Money for Teens' can show you how to: -Stop the bleeding! Easy ways to get a grip on your expenses. -Make sense of bank and credit card statements. -Work wise and shop smart; get the most of your money. -Pay less for the things you buy - even designer labels! -Learn what it takes to be a teen entrepreneur.
This book grew out of teaching a personal finance. Every week, I asked teens what they wanted to learn. After they told me, worked as hard as I could to acquire the best advice available. I interviewed everyone from self-made millionaires to happy couples. I scheduled over 60 guest speakers on every money and relationship topic imaginable. I read, researched, and experimented. And then I asked the teens again, and again. With over 100 bite-size chapters and exercises, Money for Teens discusses everything we could think of, including: budgeting, investing, starting a business this week, negotiating, college without debt, getting hired, how your relationships and the rest of your life ties into your money, and much more. * Investing with index funds, which beat 99% of everything else that's out there (if you're looking at 15+ year time frame) * Relationships and money: how to make an "A" in both * Why almost all debt is bad * 20 ways you can be like the 37% of college students who graduate without debt * The best decision-making model * The F.I. (Financial Independence) and F.I.R.E. (Financial Independence Retire Early) movements * Get hired * Get promoted * Get a career * Get a personal mission * Cars * Credit Cards Debt vs. early investing * The best way to shop * Exercises for budget crises * Jobs vs. Careers. vs. Personal Missions * Who makes more: givers or takers? * If you get rich and have kids, how to not raise a brat * How millionaires raise responsible, not entitled, kids * Why do happy people make more money than unhappy people? * Why do honest people usually make more money than dishonest people? * Pitfalls of life like addictions, and how they destroy your money * Gratitude's surprising $ benefits * How to make the emotional side of money and happiness work for you * Ways to avoid impulse spending without having to rely on self-discipline * Time management for scholarships, side hustles, and other big projects * Time management: three excellent methods Warning: While the book has 80+ chapters on personal finance and 19 exercises designed to help you budget, invest, buy cars & houses, and/or start a business this week, "Money for Teens" is also infused with Judeo-Christian values. Indeed, Chapter Two is entitled "God and money" because I believe God is more important than money. Otherwise, the book focuses primarily on how to stack up cash and live well. We must control our money or the triple D's-debt, deprivation, and desperation-will control us. Read, enjoy, and prosper. Please visit timwuebker.com
You’re never too young to start saving. Manage Your Money Like a Grownup, by bestselling author Sam Beckbessinger, aims to get younger readers thinking about the basics of money, laying a solid foundation in financial education that most grownups today never had. With illustrations, jokes and fun facts designed to appeal to even the most easily bored reader, this book covers all the basics South African teenagers need to know about money, such as: -The relationship between earning, saving and spending; -How investing works; -Why compound interest is a superpower; -Why we pay taxes; and -The ethics of money. Informed by discussions with real teens and their parents, this book equips readers with practical tips for earning and investing money at any age, as well as providing questions to spark lively dinner-table conversations.
Every teenager should read this book before you get your first job and no later than before you move out of the house or go off to college. You will learn:How to get the right part time job.How to live on a budget.Why you should save for emergencies.How to avoid student loans.How to build good credit and more.
Teens always want more money. However, they often do not know how to handle the money they do have. Larry Burkett knows parents need to educate teens on solid, biblical money management if they're to exercise these habits as adults. In Money Matters for Teens, Burkett address issues of specific concern for teens and teaches them the basics to help them prepare for financial independence.
Teen Money 101, a timely educational book on teen financing and money management. A compelling, teen friendly, informative book, Teen Money 101 teaches practical every day money management skills to young people in a manner that is easy to understand and at the same time very engaging. Teen Money 101 was written by Stacia Morris, a former IBM employee, financial advisor, youth volunteer and motivational speaker. Focus groups were conducted with the George Washington Carver Center (Norwalk, CT) and Turn of the River Middle School (Stamford, CT), while developing the methodology for the book. Many of the ideas of the teens were incorporated into the book to ensure that it would be teen friendly. The feedback from the book has been very strong, since Teen Money 101 is formatted in a "Lights, Camera, Action" format where the "Lights" section introduces new terms, the "Camera" section tells the humorous stories of teen siblings and how they handle money, and the "Action" section provides an activity to reinforce and put into effect the concepts just learned. We know that teenagers today are not taught about money in a structured way. Based on the current world economic crises; we believe that this is a unique time to teach our teens about money and finances, so that the next generation can be more prepared than previous ones. Teen Money 101 is an ideal book for our times and is intended for students age 13-18 (middle and high school students).