9780768936476

Don't Break the Bank 2012: A Student's Guide to Managing Money

  • ISBN 13:

    9780768936476

  • ISBN 10:

    0768936470

  • Edition: Original
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 10/23/2012
  • Publisher: Petersons

Note: Not guaranteed to come with supplemental materials (access cards, study guides, lab manuals, CDs, etc.)

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Summary

High school and college students spend more money than ever these days, but most have very little (if any) knowledge when it comes to personal finances. The truth is that most schools don't have time to teach a Personal Finances 101 course. So what are today's students (and their parents) to do? Peterson's Don't Break the Bankcomes to the rescue! It's a brand new, easy-to-comprehend guide to help students become financially savvy. Readers will find such financially relevant chapters as Banking 101, Saving for a Rainy Day, Don't Spend it All in One Place: Creating (and Sticking to) a Budget, Charge It! (Paying with Plastic), Online Banking and Bill Paying, Part-time Jobs and Other Ways to Make Some Cash, Analyzing Your Paycheck, Investing, Understanding Debt and Credit, and Money U: Managing Your Money While in College. Book has a student-friendly design, with short chapters, fun graphics, and insightful sidebars-easy for busy students to read in their on-the-go lives. Expert guidance on ways to make extra money, saving vs. spending, ways to budget, the ins and outs of credit and credit cards, financial aid and scholarships, and more. Valuable advice from finance experts and from students, who share their own stories of financial woes and triumphs Glossary of important financial terms-to help teens succeed on their road to financial literacy Helpful appendix of additional resources, including links to Web sites for further information

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