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Beyond Allowance: Resources For Young People on Money, Investing, and Entrepreneurship

Available at the Business Department and on the Web. Our staff will be glad to assist you in accessing any of these materials.

For Young People - Finance and Investing

Consumer Reports for Kids Online offers a guide to investment clubs for kids.

HG179.M3733 2000
The everything kids' money book: from saving to spending to investing-- learn all about money! by Diane Mayr has games, toys, riddles, and fun and appealing explanations for ages 9 - 12.

HG454 k274 1999
Growing money: a complete guide for kids by Gail Karlitz is a great starter for "kids" to gain the basics of money. It explains concepts of banks, investing, and how the stock market works. It also features great illustrations, famous quotes, and has an easy-to-read format.

HG4527 .D77 2003
How to invest $50 - $5,000: the small investor's step-by-step plan for low-risk, high-value investing by Nancy Dunnan is a clear, no-nonsense basic handbook for beginning small investors, by one of the business librarians' favorite authors.

HG179.H8534 1998
I want to be rich:a teenager's modem to money: financial planning for teenagers by Karin Humbolt is designed to help teens take charge of their financial futures, outlining budgets, taxes, inflation, wages, jobs, a college education, and investments.

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The kid's guide to money : earning it, saving it, spending it, growing it, sharing it by Steve Otfinoski, for kids from 9 - 12, not only covers the usual financial matters, but uniquely offers advice on charitable giving as well.

Peanuts & Crackerjacks is the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston's educational unit on the economics of pro sports, using economics to gain a better understanding of everyday life.

HG4521.G1926 2002
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.

j HG173.8.G633 1998
Neale S. Godfrey's ultimate kids' money book by Neale S. Godfrey; illustrated by Randy Verougstraete.

HG179.D834 2001
Please send money:a financial survival guide for young adults on their own by Dara Duguay is an astounding book that is written for young adults. The topics examined are filled with pertinent information concerning budgets, credit, and savings. Real life stories are included concerning eye-opening financial mistakes.

HG4521 B34524 2000
Street Wise: A Guide for Teen Investors by Janet Bamford. Teenagers, it is time to invest! You are the envy of your elders. This well written book has great motivational testimonials. Janet Bamford is putting great investment information at your hands. Bamford also does a great job of reducing the complexity so that it is understandable to the average teenager.

HG4527 M584 2001 the Practical Investment Guide for Teens and Their Parents by Emmanuel Modu Managing money, investment basics, understanding the market, business and financial concepts, taxes, and brokers are only a few of the concepts covered in this comprehensive book. There's more on its website., a service of Fleet Financial Group, is chock-full of educational games and activities that explore mathematic, financial, and social concepts, including this one: "money smarts" means working hard, saving, investing, and giving something back. The mission of YoungBiz is to empower youth with entrepreneurial, business, and financial skills through innovative education and real-world experience. It's a good starting point.

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For Young People - Starting a Business

HB615 .C78 2000
Business lessons for young entrepreneurs: 35 things I learned before the age of thirty by Mark Csordos tells what it's really like to be a young entrepreneur: from the highs and lows to everything in-between.

r HD6273 .R53 1997
50 Great Businesses for Teens by Sarah Riehm looks at the practical aspects of starting a business. The 50 companies she explores cover the gamut and provide a springboard for young entrepreneurs to get started.

HD62.5 .K364 1997
Girls and young women entrepreneurs: true stories about starting and running a business, plus how you can do it yourself by Frances A. Karnes has three parts: women entrepreneurs and their businesses, how to become an entrepreneur, and inspirational ideas.

Junior Achievement is an organization whose goal is "inspiring kids to learn the economics of life through free enterprise education." This link is to its "Resource Room," with many clever and helpful resources.

HD6273 .K54 1995
101 summer job ideas for teenagers: a "how-to" guide for young Americans with the entrepreneurial spirit by Bruce Kienapfel is intended for those young adults who have the initiative to develop an idea from scratch, and who want to be their own boss.

Somedaysoon, Brooklyn Public Library
This cool and inspiring site leads teens through all the decisions and questions they might have about starting a business.

HD62.5 .K875 1999
The young entrepreneur's edge by Jennifer Kushell is a five part book for the young person interested in being their own boss. Basics of opening a company and professional images are included.

HD62.5 L466 1998
Young millionaires by Rieva Lesonsky and published by Entrepreneur Magazine offers inspiring stories of young people with the entrepreneurial spirit.

HD62.5 .M357 2000
The young entrepreneur's guide to starting and running a business by Steve Mariotti is a great "how to" book with 25 chapters detailing what young entrepreneurs need to know to be successful. Examples of business plans are provided and case studies are also given.
From the highly regarded Entrepreneur magazine, this is a great place to look for information on legal issues, naming your business, market research, financing, and much more.

Young Entrepreneur's Organization was started in 1987 and now has 4,700 members. The purpose of this website is to allow members build success through networking - a great way for young entrepreneurs to learn from each other.

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For Parents and Teachers

HG179.B793 2002
Banking on our future: a program for teaching you and your kids about money by John Bryant and Michael Levin covers how to open and manage a checking or savings account, how to avoid abuse of credit cards, how to save and invest, and gives lessons on reading the stock pages, investing, and budgeting. This book was part of Oprah Winfrey's Angel Network.

The complete idiot's guide to raising money-smart kids [computer file] by Barbara Weltman is an electronic format book that deals with personal finance, savings and investment for children and teenagers. (If you need help to check out an e-book, please call the library at 412-281-7141.)

HG 179 B5669 1999
Dollars & Sense for kids: what they need to know about money-and how to tell them by Janet Bodnar and published by Kiplinger's, takes you through the money issues that impact your child's life, starting with the preschool years.

Jumpstart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy seeks to improve the personal financial literacy of young adults.

HG179.P3615 1999
Kids and money: giving them the savvy to succeed financially by Jayne A. Pearl is separated into two parts: planting financial roots and sprouting financial wings. This book will help you direct your child to keep track of money, set goals, and prevent money problems.

Kids and Money section of Money Magazine has six easy lessons for parents.

HG179.M565 1996
The lemonade stand: a guide to encouraging the entrepreneur in your child by Emmanuel Modu has advice on supporting entrepreneurship in your child. Self-esteem, problem solving, business ideas and plans are only a few things covered. It also lists related organizations, camps, conferences, and publications.

HG179 .G63 1994
Money doesn't grow on trees: a parent's guide to raising financially responsible children by Neale S. Godfrey and Carolina Edwards emphasizes the basics of money management through discussions on allowances, budgets, banking, etc., and also teaches through games that kids can play.

HG179.K5653 2001x
Rich dad's rich kid, smart kid: giving your child a financial head start by Robert Kiyosaki with Sharon Lechter, uses the well-known "Rich Dad" formula for explaining how to give children the basic knowledge they will need to achieve financial freedom and success.

HG179.L479 1994
Simple ways to help your kids become dollar-smart by Elizabeth Lewin and Bernard Ryan, Jr. focus on helping you help your kids manage money. This book covers four main topics: how to earn it, how to spend it, how to borrow it, and how to save it.

The Stock Market Game, a trademarked program of the Securities Industry Foundation for Economic Education (SIFEE), which has educated millions of students around the world about the American economic system. It teaches young adults how to successfully invest their money and handle financial responsibilities through a stock-market simulation program.

HG4910.W69 2000
Wow the Dow!: the complete guide to teaching your kids how to invest in the stock market by Pat Smith and Lynn Roney is a lively and popular family-oriented guide, made for parents to enjoy right along with their children.

Last updated Thursday August 19 2004.
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