Cash & Credit Information for Teens, 2nd Edition

  • Karen Bellenir
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  • ISBN-10: 0780811372
  • ISBN-13: 9780780811379
  • DDC: 332.024008
  • Grade Level Range: 7th Grade - College Senior
  • 406 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2009 | Published/Released December 2009
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2009

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According to a recent survey of teen attitudes about money conducted by the Charles Schwab Corporation, most teens want to learn about budgeting, saving, avoiding debt, and achieving financial independence. Efforts to reach these goals are often thwarted, however, because young adults are unfamiliar with the tools used in money management and they lack hands-on experience. Fewer than one in four teens reported knowing how to use a credit card responsibly, only one in three understood the financial decisions made by their parents, and a mere 14 percent reported any involvement in the process of bill paying or other tasks related to managing their family's household finances.

Cash and Credit Information for Teens, Second Edition provides an updated look at how teens can earn and manage money. It provides practical information about receiving income, paying taxes, and budgeting. It also discusses choosing appropriate banking services, managing a checking account, using credit and debit cards, making informed shopping decisions, and borrowing money for education or major purchases. A section on avoiding financial pitfalls provides facts about debt-related problems, identity theft, and common financial scams. The book concludes with a list of online money management tools and a directory of resources for additional information.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Table of Contents.
1: Earning Money.
2: Facts about the Money in Your Wallet.
3: Do You Get an Allowance?.
4: Jobs for Teens.
5: Finding a Summer Job or Internship.
6: Want to be Your Own Boss?.
7: Tax Information for Students.
8: Managing Your Money.
9: Making Your Money Grow.
10: Preparing a Budget.
11: Banking Basics.
12: Electronic Banking.
13: Avoiding Costly Banking Mistakes.
14: Managing Your Savings Account.
15: What You Should Know about Checking Accounts.
16: Insurance: Protecting Your Assets.
17: Another Good Use of Your Money: Helping Others.
18: Being a Savvy Consumer.
19: Shopping and Impulse Buying.
20: It’s on Sale, But is it a Good Deal?.
21: Online Shopping: a Guide for E-Consumers.
22: Payment Options for Purchases.
23: Facts for Consumers: how to Right a Wrong.
24: What You Should Know about Warranties and Service Contracts.
25: Shopping for a Cell Phone Plan.
26: Buying a Computer.
27: Buying Jewelry.
28: Buying Your First Car.
29: CD, Book, and Video Buying Clubs.
30: Using Credit and Credit Cards.
31: What You Need to Know about Credit.
32: Borrowing Basics.
33: Choosing a Credit Card.
34: Other Plastic: Debit Cards, Prepaid Cards, Gift Cards, and More.
35: Installment Loans.
36: Car Loans.
37: Education Loans.
38: Avoiding Financial Pitfalls.
39: Avoid Out-of-Control Debt.
40: Watch Out for Predatory Lending Practices.
41: If Your Credit, ATM, or Debit Cards are Lost or Stolen.
42: Identity Theft and Identity Fraud.
43: Con Artists Want Your Money: Avoid These Scams and Schemes.
44: Avoid Modeling Scams.
45: Travel Fraud: Avoiding a Spring Break Bust.
46: Gambling: Don’T Bet on Winning.
47: If You Need More Information.
48: Online Money Management Tools.
49: Resources for Financial Information.