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The Teenager's Guide to Money [Paperback]

Jonathan Self
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6 Sep 2007

Jonathan Self's user-friendly guide demystifies every aspect of money and money management, covering such critical topics as bank accounts, living on a budget, the dangers of credit cards, and how to cope with money at university. But The Teenager's Guide to Money not only addresses crucial money matters for the teenager and young adult, it also looks forward to the key financial decisions that will need to be made once the teenager becomes an ex-teenager. The Teenager's Guide to Money treats what can be the driest and most daunting of topics with the lightest and easiest of touches. Rich in information and advice, but also accessible, easy to follow and entertaining to read, this is a book that parents should ensure finds its way into the hands of every teenager. In fact, so clear and coherent is the counsel it offers, that it wouldn't be a bad idea if the book was read by parents themselves, just in case they've forgotten its core message that having enough money has very little to do with how much money you earn, and a great deal to do with how well you manage it.

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  • Paperback: 208 pages
  • Publisher: Quercus; First Edition edition (6 Sep 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1847242022
  • ISBN-13: 978-1847242020
  • Product Dimensions: 12.9 x 19.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 12,644 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Jonathan Self is a special adviser to the World Land Trust, an environmental charity. He divides his time between the United States and Australia.

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28 of 28 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars clear, concise and motivational 4 Jan 2008
I bought three copies of this book for spendthrift nephews and nieces this Christmas, and discovered that spendthrift aunts in their sixties can benefit just as much from this clever authorative and well written book. We all love and hate money in equal measure- but what this book succeeds in doing is showing you that even a modicum of money management in your life can take the emotion out of money and put you in the driving seat as opposed to running along behind your bank account shrieking with terror. Chapter headings such as 'How to Pay Less', not to mention'How to stop yourself being ripped off' will speak loudly and clearly to any teenager. Plus-and this is an amazing plus- it demonstrates clearly how effective even a small amount of saving can be in helping you achieve the life you wan without landing yourself in credit card debt. The terrificcover with the ubiquitous jeans pocket simultaneously storing and shedding twenty pound notes angles the book acutely at the demographic group intended, but its thumping good read quality and sound good sense means it can be read by anyone who wants to know more about managing their money better in 2008. And yes, I have already started noting down what I spend each month...phew! had no idea how much I was spending on chocolate... if you've got a teenager in your life this is the essential book that will help them get started on money management.
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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful
This book is really good to teaching young adults about money - it explains financial terms in a simple way and shows how to plan ahead, how to keep track of money, how to open a bank account, how to save, how to stay away from debt, how to start investing money..., and where to go if you need help about finances. I would sincerely reccommend it
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent present 12 May 2008
I was stuck what to buy a 16 yr old boy until I read a review of this and hunted it out. I included a ten pound note with the book and gave it to him for his birthday. I was told it was a success and therefore bought a copy for my 15 yr old who didn't read it at first but since then I've seen him dipping into it several times and he's admitted it's interesting and advised me I should read the section about debt! I've also noticed he has put a bookmark in the section on bank accounts and therefore I suspect he'll be opening one soon.
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26 of 28 people found the following review helpful
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This book is a clear, concise and enjoyable introduction to the confusing world of money management for teenagers. It explodes common myths about money and helps teens learn how to take control of the income they have and get the most out of it. It's an indispensable book that no teen should be without. It can also give worried parents the peace of mind that all the advice they give about money (and which their offspring ignore) is available in a form that teenagers can relate to.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Some copies faulty but excellent guide. 10 Jan 2012
By Libby
First copy of this book proved to be faulty - some pages missing, others duplicated. Replacement copy exactly the same so both were returned and Amazon withdrew the book until others had been checked. Third time lucky, I managed to get a copy for my grandson on Amazon Market Place and the supplier kindly checked it for me before posting. Well worth the effort as this is an excellent money guide for a teenager. Lots of useful facts and written in plain English. Not bang up-to-date with tax figures etc. but that doesn't really matter as the general principles are the same and they can always find the fine detail on-line. I would certainly recommend it for those about to leave school and manage their own finances.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Probably very good! 5 Jan 2013
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The teenager in question doesn't speak much so it is hard to know but he is at least reading it. And that's an excellent start.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Good 30 May 2014
By msMD
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This was useful to dip into and contains lots of useful information that a teenager need to think about now
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