Teen Guide to Finances Reviews

Teen Guide to Jobs and Taxes: ISBN 978-1-68282-082-7 / eBook: 978-1-68282-083-4
Teen Guide to Saving and Investing: ISBN 978-1-68282-086-5 / eBook: 978-1-68282-087-2
Teen Guide to Starting a Business: ISBN 978-1-68282-088-9 / eBook: 978-1-68282-089-6
VOYA, December 1, 2016

Financial literacy is an essential life skill. These three volumes from the Teen Guide to Finances series are concise and clearly written for the teen reader who is beginning to understand money matters and employment. The format of short chapters containing basic information broken into clear sections provides the reader with real-life examples about employment, investing, taxes, and entrepreneurship. Photographs and boxes of highlighted information add to the series’ readable layout.

Teens interested in furthering their financial literacy or researching the topic for school assignments will be able to easily access information within this straightforward series.

Written for junior and senior high school students, this series is an introduction that will satisfy the need for basic information. Each book in the series includes a list of books, periodicals, websites, and apps that will lead readers to a deeper mastery of financial issues.
—Adrienne Amborski


Teen Guide to Credit and Debt: ISBN 978-1-68282-080-3 / eBook: 978-1-68282-081-0
Teen Guide to Jobs and Taxes: ISBN 978-1-68282-082-7 / eBook: 978-1-68282-083-4
Teen Guide to Paying for College: ISBN 978-1-68282-084-1 / eBook: 978-1-68282-085-8
Teen Guide to Saving and Investing: ISBN 978-1-68282-086-5 / eBook: 978-1-68282-087-2
Teen Guide to Starting a Business: ISBN 978-1-68282-088-9 / eBook: 978-1-68282-089-6
School Library Connection, November 1, 2016

This new series covers a lot of ground on a wide range of topics that are not covered often enough nor comprehensively enough in our schools. As such, these are terrific additions to any school library. One might think, with topics such as college financing or certificates of deposits, that these would be a hard sell for a lot of students. However, with splashy infographics and colorful fonts outlining personal stories from real-life teens in the exact situations our students may be facing, teens (not to mention their parents) should certainly appreciate the friendly, easily digestible ways in which these daunting topics are broken down. Especially worthy of note would be how the FAFSA is covered as well as the dangers of misusing credit. Additional Resources. Glossary.
Joel Shoemaker, Library Director, Oakwood (Illinois) Public Library District
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