Budgeting Smarts: How to Set Goals, Save Money, Spend Wisely, and More

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Twenty-First Century Books, Apr 1, 2012 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 64 pages
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Budgeting. That sounds like a lot of work! But actually, budgeting is easy. You just need to make sure the money you have coming in is equal to or greater than the money you have going out. If you make a budget and stick to it, you'll be surprised what you can accomplish. You can save money for a car or college—and still have spending money in your pocket.

This book explores budgeting from all angles. You'll discover
• how to make your own budget—either with a computer program or with simple pen and paper.
• how to evaluate your financial goals and priorities to make sure you have money for the things you really care about.
• the ins and outs of banking, saving money, and earning interest.
• how to make smart spending decisions to make the most of your cash.
• the benefits—and the dangers—of using credit cards.

Supplemented with articles and information from USA TODAY, the Nation's No. 1 Newspaper, Budgeting Smarts delivers solid advice and firsthand stories of real teens handling many of the same money decisions you are. Ready to wise up to budgeting? Read on!
 

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This book will make a good addition to any homeschooling situation. Geared towards teen, Budgeting Smarts walks the student through the basics of money handling. There are sections that explain ... Read full review

Contents

Youre The Boss
4
Why Budget?
6
Eyes On The Prize
16
To The Bank
28
Spend It Wisely
38
Take Charge
48
Use Your Budget Power
58
Glossary
60
Selected Bibliography
61
Further Information
62
IndexAbout The Author
64
Back Cover
66
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Sandy Donovan has written more than two dozen books for kids and teens. She also writes for newspapers, magazines, and Websites. Her book The Channel Tunnel was a Minnesota Book Award finalist.

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