Friday, October 09, 2009

Saving Money

Dear Young Adult Librarian,
I just got my first job. I will be teaching soccer to small children. Do you have any books about saving money? I would like to save at least some of it.
Wondering in West Chester

Dear Wondering,
It is great that you got a job! Good on you! I bet you are excited that you will have extra money to spend. But it can be confusing figuring out what to do with your extra cash. The question here is: how do you figure out what to do with your money?
How much do you want to save? Do you have things in mind that you would like to buy? Do you think you will go to college someday? If so it might not hurt to have a college savings goal.
Books about money management have always been popular. However, with the state of the economy right now, these types of books are especially popular. The key is to look in the 332.024 section and you might want to take a close look at books with a call number of YA 332.024.

Here are some books about saving money written especially for teens:

Smart money : How to manage your cash by Danielle Denega.

Rich dad, poor dad for teens : The secrets about money, that you don't learn in school! by Robert T. Kiyosaki with Sharon L. Lechter.

The Motley Fool investment guide for teens : Eight steps to having more money than your parents ever dreamed of. by David and Tom Gardner with Selena Maranjian.

Real world math : Money & other numbers in your life by Donna Guthrie and Jan Stiles ; illustrations by Robyn Kline.

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