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Follow your money : who gets it, who spends it, where does it go? by
Publication Date: 2013
A giant spiderweb of cash -- What is money? -- Profit: hurray for leftovers! -- Breakfast -- School -- Looking good -- Hold on to your hat! -- Pierced purchases -- Sales -- Shoes -- Gas: it's the hidden story in everything you buy -- Getting around -- Break time -- Musical moolah -- Compute the cash -- Let's eat! -- Movie madness! -- Game value -- Go play outside! -- KA-chingtone: cell phones and such -- Pizza -- Supermarket -- Keep warm, keep cool! -- Furry friends -- Bank on it -- Plastic -- How does it all add up?
Summary Discover the path your
If you made a million by
Describes the various forms which money can take, including coins, paper money, and personal checks, and how it can be used to make purchases, pay off loans, or build interest in the bank.
Owen Foote, Money Man by
Publication Date: 2000
Ingenious eight-year-old Owen wants to make money for the things he absolutely needs, such as plastic vomit, but he tries to come up with some alternatives to earning an allowance, which sounds like too much work.
Creating a budget by
Publication Date: 2009
The plan -- Your budget -- Know your goal -- Know your habits -- Get a job -- Earning money -- Write it down -- Keeping it safe -- What are your expenses? -- Spending wisely.
Subject Budgets, Personal -- Juvenile literature.
Ideas of How to Save Money
Trick #1: Four banks, not one!
Want a smart way to control your money? Use four little banks. Label each bank with the way you’ll usethe money: SAVE, SPEND, INVEST, and GIVE.
A spending bank for money to be used soon on everyday things.
A saving bank for money to be used later on larger items.
An investing bank for money that will be used several years from now.
A giving bank for gifts to help others.
Decorate each bank with stickers, photographs, cut-outs from magazines — or your own drawings. The pictures show how the money will be used. For example, if your SAVE bank holds money for a new bike, that’s the picture you tape to that bank. Show off the banks in your room! They keep track of your money: the money you have saved.
Trick # 2 Saving Money Ideas
Trick #2: Set Savings Goals!
How much should you save each month? That depends what you’re saving for. For example, you want to buy a new bike, but your parents say that you have to save $100 of the bike’s price before they will pay the rest. It can be tough to earn $100 in a short amount of time. That’s why money-smart kids have savings goals – and stick to them.
If you saved $25 each month ($6.25 a week) , you could buy that bike in four months! And if you saved $50 each month, you could buy that bike in two months! Sweet! The more you can save, the quicker you get the bike.
Money-smart kids who stick to their savings goals make things happen!
Labels for Jars
Sesame Street: for me, for you, for later. Three Jar Labels
Three Jars: Labels
Help your child practice spending, sharing, and saving!
Cut out these labels and encourage your child to color and decorate them.
Attach each label to a clear plastic jar. Talk about how your child could use
the money he puts into each jar.
TM/© 2011 Sesame Workshop
The Money System by
Publication Date: 2013
Money sense -- The money system -- What is the economy? -- Imports and exports -- How does the financial system work? -- Financial markets and securities -- Investment funds -- Banks : deposits and loans -- Banks : interest -- Banks : how deposits and loans work -- How the money system draws it all together.
Publication Date: 2010
What is spending? -- When did people start spending? -- Spending in the United States -- How does money work? -- How do checks and debit cards work? -- How does credit work? -- Building credit -- What is store credit -- What are loans, lines of credit, and mortgages -- Chart -- Value for your dollar -- Spending technology -- Careers -- What have you learned? -- Activity -- Further research.
Sesame Street - Play Money
Children may pretend to shop for groceries, pay for food at a restaurant, or play store. Make several copies for children to color.
Help them cut out the play money and use it for their dramatic-play activities. The possibilities are endless! From: sesame.org
Goods and services by
Buy me! -- I need it! I want it! -- Needs come first -- Plan for your wants -- Get a job! -- The goods -- At your service -- The producers -- The consumers -- Shop smart!