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The Secret Life of Money: A Kid's Guide to Cash

3.44  ·  Rating Details ·  41 Ratings  ·  15 Reviews
If discussing money is a difficult task for adults, it’s doubly so where kids are involved. Not only is the subject loaded with cryptic jargon (mortgages? Bull markets? Huh?), but it often fails to click with how a kid sees his or her world. Many young teens do not yet have a job, and even if they do, their responsibilities with their earnings are miles away from grown-up ...more
Hardcover, 160 pages
Published March 13th 2012 by Owlkids Books
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Dec 17, 2012 Cassandra rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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I really liked this book. it was very educatonal on the proccess of increaeing the amount of money you have. the pictuers tie everything togheter. I couldnt believe all the different things people used to use as money. They used to use playing cards, shells, beads, cocoa beans. Its kinda amazing what people could use as money in the olden days. Throught the book they keep explaining how to increase your riches but at the end of the book it tells you that you should donate your money (not all of ...more
Panicking about the future of your money and where it goes? No worries...The Secret Life of Money by Kira Vermond will expose both kids and adults to all the facts about money schmoney. But, what is money?
Vermond describes greenbacks as "anything that can be used to make a payment." Money has a long and interesting history, with both dramatic downfalls, and joyful uprisings. But all of these triggers affect everyone on the earth, and in sad and bad ways. Poor countries don't have any clean wate
Let me start with what I did not like... The example of investing money with a 10% - 12% annual return is misleading. Where exactly would a child, or anyone else for that matter, be able to get that type of interest on a safe investment? Opening a bank account is a good idea for children to learn how to manage money, but it should have been pointed out that the interest they are going to get is next to nothing.

Another idea I have problems with is the fact that you will not be able to get another
Ms. Yingling
This illustrated, two color guide (in green, obviously!) has a ton of information in it. It covers such various concepts as the relative value of salary, what people need spend money on, what people WANT to spend to money on, how credit cards work and the perils of them, ways to save money, ways to invest, and anything in between. It is skewed a bit heavily toward the nonmaterialistic, saving aspect of finance, but I'm okay with that. What was harder to get behind was the tiny, tiny text, which ...more
Feb 24, 2014 Jamantea rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book really gave a lot of insight on how money is actually used and where it actually goes. Usually just thinking about the amount of money I have saved up makes me want to go and spend it but now I can use a couple of techniques that Kira Vermond mentioned worked for her to determine if I really want or if the novelty will wear off after a couple weeks. I would defiantly recommend this to people who are curios about how to manage their money or someone who just wants a short, fun, interest ...more
A fun and informative read for kids interested in learning more about money. I agree with Vermond that parents don't talk to their kids enough about money, saving, spending, and investing, and so this book would be a great place to start so that when they grow up they can have a bit more knowledge and have less chance of running into debt.

I didn't like the cartoons much at first but after about halfway into the book I did start to enjoy them - they did really add to the text I just wasn't a big
Feb 11, 2013 Shelby rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
this book was very interesting, it gave me a bunch of new ways to get money but the thing i liked the most was that they gave you other people's mistakes so you know what not to do, for example: don't try to scam people for $1 million dollars over youtube for no reson because you may get it then have to give it back because it was a scam.
Al Keivan
Jan 07, 2013 Al Keivan rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
an amazing guide to generating, saving and keep cash flowing. Using real life examples it shows kids how these things r true and how they can be used. A personal favourite and a must read to all who have the time.
Mar 19, 2013 Yonina rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I thought this book was very informative t taught you about stocks bond and how to manage money.I think this is a helpful book for kids starting out with money.Overall worth your while
Thano R
Jan 22, 2014 Thano R rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
This book taught readers how to save money and how to earn it. It tells you how to make a bank account and how to use it properly. I really enjoyed this book.
Jacob Clarke
Dec 06, 2012 Jacob Clarke rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It tells you about how to save money and what happens to it before we get it. The book also tells you the types of money and how it evolved to what it is today.
Jun 19, 2015 Srosch rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book will be a great addition to our financial literacy curriculum. Easy to read, great pictures to go with the vocabulary.
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