Not Your Parents’ Money Book: Making, Saving, and Spending Your Own Money by Jean ChatzkyA Discussion GuideABOUT THE BOOK
How often have you heard a parent exclaim, “My kids think that money grows on trees. They have no idea about the value of money. They just want, want, want.” How do children learn about money? What is it we want them to know? Do we know enough to explain money management to them, and are we comfortable doing that? Not Your Parents’ Money Book
is a step-by-step discussion of the important issues of personal finance and money management. The author, Jean Chatzky, spent three months meeting with groups of middle school and junior high school students from around the country. She discovered what these young people already know about money and what they wanted to find out. The results are highlighted in this very readable book that features fun facts, trivia, and real information about the students’ pressing question of how one can make more money.
The book is filled with quizzes and brainteasers, and calls for value judgments by the reader. There are even interesting appendices for the history buff, and for readers who are primarily investors. The Web Resources section lists games and activities for added interest. (Don't forget the old standby games of Monopoly and Life as additional practice for handling money.)
Parents, grandparents, and teachers ca