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1000 Best Smart Money Secrets for Students

1000 Best Smart Money Secrets for Students by Debby Fowles

(Teen Nonfiction) - Aimed at aspiring college students and their families, this book offers great practical money-saving and earning ideas. Topics include managing a student loan, maximizing eligibility for financial aid, and understanding and controlling credit-card use. The suggestions presented are brief-often six to eight lines long-and are numbered from 1 to 1000. The section on saving money on clothing and laundry alone will recoup the cost of the book. Some sound advice is also offered on reducing the cost of a spring-break vacation and travel in general. The book is well organized and makes for worthwhile reading, but may appeal more to parents than to students. A great gift for graduating seniors.
The Complete Guide to Personal Finance

The Complete Guide to Personal Finance by Tamsen Butler

(Teen Nonfiction) - In this new book, you will learn how to get and manage credit, how to make and stick to a budget, how to save for college, how to determine your needs versus your wants, how to pay for a car, how to finance college, how to manage risk, how to open a bank account, how to write a check, how to balance a checkbook, how to avoid the pressures of consumerism, and how to avoid financial mistakes. You will also learn about investment options, taxes, checks, debit cards, credit cards, and basic budget tips. This book is filled with helpful suggestions from financial and family counselors, and you will discover creative ways to get a jumpstart on your financial future and use money responsibly. Even if you have had a few missteps along the way, you will be able to learn from your mistakes and get on the path to financial well-being.
How to Make Big Money Mowing Small Lawns

How to Make Big Money Mowing Small Lawns by Robert Welcome

(Teen Nonfiction) - A COMPLETE GUIDE Recommended for Ages 15 and Older This book explains how to start and operate your own lawn mowing business: It shows the easiest ways to get customers . . . How to set prices . . . How to make the most income per hour of work . . . How to keep a simple schedule and much more . . . Tells you everything you need to know . . . * * * When done on a part-time basis, there are no tight schedules. Grass can be cut at your own convenience, without interfering with other activities.
More Money Please

More Money Please by Scott Gamm

(Teen Nonfiction) - Personal finance 101 - without the homework or quizzes. Most of us graduate high school with a basic understanding of history, math, science, and literature, but when it comes to personal finance - arguably the topic that we use most in our daily lives - we feel lost or overwhelmed. No longer! Cast aside your fear of FICO scores and your confusion about credit cards, because Scott Gamm, founder of HelpSaveMyDollars.com and student at NYU Stern School of Business is here to help. More Money, Please is a comprehensive, easy-to-understand introduction to money management. Gamm walks readers through the basics of personal finance, from savings accounts to student loans, including- How to pay for college without getting into tons of debt Why getting a credit card is a good thing - if you pick the right one How to use your smart phone to pay bills on time Why it's important to save for retirement right now A must-read for college students and recent grads, More Money, Please will show you how to take control of your finances. www.helpsavemydollars.com
Not Your Parents' Money Book

Not Your Parents' Money Book by Jean Chatzky

(Teen Nonfiction) - For the first time, financial guru and TODAY Show regular Jean Chatzky brings her expertise to a young audience. Chatzky provides her unique, savvy perspective on money with advice and insight on managing finances, even on a small scale. This book will reach kids before bad spending habits can get out of control. With answers and ideas from real kids, this grounded approach to spending and saving will be a welcome change for kids who are inundated by a consumer driven culture. This book talks about money through the ages, how money is actually made and spent, and the best ways for tweens to earn and save money.
Start It Up

Start It Up by Kenrya Rankin

(Teen Nonfiction) - Provides teens with advice on opening a business--including business types, plans, registering a business, finances, employees, marketing, customer service, doing good, and moving on--and profiles young entrepreneurs.