Getting Your Money's Worth: Making Smart Financial Choices (Financial Literacy for Life)
The basic concepts of financial literacy are explored in this important book for young people. Relevant and accessible terms and real-world examples teach readers about financial responsibility and how to think critically about their wants and needs. Financial planning strategies are discussed and opportunities to practice activities, such as budgeting and record keeping, are provided.
Using contemporary language and current money technology, this series of reading books is a nice way to teach your middle-schoolers about finance. Since there is not any work to do, I would not count it as a high school credit option – though it would make a nice add-on to a high school course. The books are colorful and graphically interesting. It is very helpful in teaching the vocabulary that is associated with monetary issues. Several kid-safe websites are listed for further research. 45 pgs, pb. ~Sara