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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Money for Teens [Paperback]

Susan Shelley
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Feb. 26 2003 The Complete Idiot's Guide

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.

--Save up for college or a car and still have cash for fun.

--Work wise and shop smart—get the most from your money.

--Pay less for the things you buy—even designer labels!

--Learn what it takes to be a teen entrepreneur.

 



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Teens are targeted as consumers more and more. This gives them tremendous influence, but it also sets them up to be taken advantage of. "The Complete Idiot's Guide to Money for Teens" teaches them how to get money, save and invest it, budget it, spend it wisely, and keep track of it. Whether they're saving for their first car, trying to make sense of a checking account statement, or trying to establish a good credit history, this guide has solid information and teen-tested tips.

About the Author

SUSAN SHELLY is the co-author of The Complete Idiot’s Guide® to Starting an Investment Club and The Complete Idiot’s Guide® to Personal Finance in Your 20s and 30s. She lives in Pennsylvania.


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5.0 out of 5 stars This Book is Definitely NOT for the Idiot! March 20 2001
Format:Paperback
The Complete Idiot's Guide to Money for Teens by Susan Shelly is a book for people who want to take control of their money. It presents information on topics such as why money is so important in our society, how one can go about earning money, and other topics such as budgeting, debt and investing. The author provides concrete information that is beneficial for any teen who wants to become familiar with the basics of financial management. Shelly writes on the level of a teen-ager, short and to the point. She leaves out the extra, useless information that would cause narcolepsy in most of today's teenaged population. Shelly goes into detail about how to "make your money work for you." She talks about the benefits and disadvantages of different types of savings accounts, checking accounts, and money market accounts. The Complete Idiot's Guide to Money for Teens is a great book for anybody who wants to be more financially savvy. The essential information it provides will send any teen on his or her way to a financially successful future.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Definitely 5 stars! Nov. 23 2001
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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Money for Teens by Susan Shelly is really easy to understand especially for teens. Lots of useful tips on how to earn, save and spend money. Thumbs up to this great book that will continue to help teens out there to get a head start and be financially healthy!
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5.0 out of 5 stars This Book is Definitely NOT for the Idiot! March 20 2001
By "evolution_mb" - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
The Complete Idiot's Guide to Money for Teens by Susan Shelly is a book for people who want to take control of their money. It presents information on topics such as why money is so important in our society, how one can go about earning money, and other topics such as budgeting, debt and investing. The author provides concrete information that is beneficial for any teen who wants to become familiar with the basics of financial management. Shelly writes on the level of a teen-ager, short and to the point. She leaves out the extra, useless information that would cause narcolepsy in most of today's teenaged population. Shelly goes into detail about how to "make your money work for you." She talks about the benefits and disadvantages of different types of savings accounts, checking accounts, and money market accounts. The Complete Idiot's Guide to Money for Teens is a great book for anybody who wants to be more financially savvy. The essential information it provides will send any teen on his or her way to a financially successful future.
27 of 32 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Definitely 5 stars! Nov. 23 2001
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
The Complete Idiot's Guide to Money for Teens by Susan Shelly is really easy to understand especially for teens. Lots of useful tips on how to earn, save and spend money. Thumbs up to this great book that will continue to help teens out there to get a head start and be financially healthy!
8 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Essential reading for every teen July 10 2008
By James Wegert - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
Almost everyday I meet an adult who is having problems controlling their money. (They make mistakes like using credit cards to purchase items they can't afford or they don't really need.) This book gives teens practical information about how to control their money before their spending gets out of control. This information is crucial for teens to learn while they are young because sadly one of the major causes of divorce is one or both spouses not being able to control money. This is the required book for the Personal Finances course of Teen U.
5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars You can give a teen a good book, but you can't make them read/follow the advice. Feb. 9 2010
By R & the triplet's Grandma - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
Saw the book in a bookstore. It was very well organized and had lots of good information. Sent it to a teen whose family has minimal money management skills. Teen lives over 500 miles away. I don't think it was read. Real shame, because it has so much helpful information. Moral - be sure the recipient is ready to learn.
6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Money for Teens Dec 9 2007
By Sabri2007 - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
I recommend this book to all you teens out there who are interested in money. A few topics the book discusses are

*How one can go about earning money
*Budgeting
*Investment
*Discusses the difference between banks accounts
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