Synopses & Reviews
Money -- you know all about it. Or do you?
Is credit always a good idea?
How risky are various investments?
Do you know where stones that are twelve feet across and weigh more than 500 pounds are used as money?
How do banks keep track of everyone's money?
In this comprehensive guide, renowned financial expert Neale S. Godfrey reveals everything you need to know about money, including how to earn it, save it, spend it, and share it. In an engaging text, filled with energetic illustrations, photographs, charts, and diagrams, she provides a history of money, as well as a look at currency throughout the world. She also explains such topics as credit, checks, and electronic banking -- and relates them all to a young reader's world.
From a piggy bank to the Federal Reserve Bank, Neale S. Godfrey makes you think about money in a whole new way.
About the Author
Neale S. Godfrey is a nationally recognized expert on children's and family finances. She wrote The Ultimate Kids' Money Book because she believes that financial savvy is critical for every parent and child in today's world. The chairman of the Children's Financial Network and the former president of The First Women's Bank, she is a syndicated columnist on kids and money for the Associated Press and is the national spokesperson for Microsoft Money '98. She is a regular quest on Oprah, Good Morning America, Today, and CNBC. She is the author of the best-selling books Money Doesn't Grow on Trees and A Penny Saved. Neale S. Godfrey has been honored as the Child Advocate of the Year by the Boy Scouts of America, and she serves on the board of directors of UNICEF. She lives in Chester, New Jersey.