Books Help Children Learn About Finances
April 2002 is National Financial Literacy for Youth
RELEASE: March 2002
CONTACT: Paul S. Richard, ICFE Executive Director
San Diego, CA. There are several
books available to help children learn about finances, and the nonprofit
Institute of Consumer Financial Education (ICFE), based in San Diego, CA
reviewed and selected six financial education books designed for young
people. These selected books add a new dimension to the scope of financial
learning, making it fun for children as they learn and follow some of the
The Peanut Butter and Jelly Game Ages 4-8. This book for children was
written by Adam Eisenson. It is a wonderfully illustrated concept story book
for young people who have the urge to spend all of their money or allowance
the moment it is received. This hardcover, gift-edition explains the
principles of sharing, good spending and saving in a fun sort of way to
youngsters. $15.95 plus $4 p&h.
Letia Young's 'Money Book For Kids' Ages 6-11. (3-ring binder) This
is a fun book that will help youngsters keep on top of their money,
including how much they get in allowances and earnings, how much they spend
and how much they save. The book is divided into: 'Giving, Spending,
Savings: Short-term and Savings: Long-term. There are different colored tabs
and pouches for keeping receipts and passbooks, plus there are worksheets
for tracking spending and savings. There are detailed instructions and tips
for kids on how to earn some money. $19.95 plus $3 p&h.
"Better Than A Lemonade $tand" Ages 8-14. Written by (then) fifteen year old
Daryl Bernstein, who believes and has proven that young people can make
money in business, because he has been doing just that since age 8. He
describes for young readers over 50 of his favorite small business ideas
that are easy to launch and require little or no start-up costs. As a kid
speaking to kids, Daryl tells kids what they really want to know about their
own lemonade stand or other money making concepts. $9.95 plus $2 p&h.
Letia Young's 'Money Book For Young Adults' Ages 12-17 (3-ring binder) This
practical book helps teenagers plan, budget and keep track of their money.
The four major sections of the book are divided into: 'Giving, Spending,
Savings: Short-term and Savings: Long-term. There are different colored
tabs, pouches and worksheets for tracking spending and savings. Young
readers will also learn how plan their own finances in
advance. $19.95 plus $3 p&h.
'Smart Startz' A Financial Education Program for Young People. Ages 12 and
up. Teaching money management skills for life is what these four booklets
accomplish. Author Jim Garnett, an educational coordinator for Iowa's
largest credit counseling agency, designed this collection of self-help
financial booklets, based on real life experiences. The set
includes: (1) 'Tackling A Teen Budget In Four Simple Steps' (2)
Teen Should Know About Credit Cards' (3) 'Going To College Without
Going Broke' and (4) 'How To Have Money With The Money You Have.'
of 4 booklets $19.95 plus $3 p&h. Individual booklets also available at $6
plus $1 p&h.
'Please Send Money' Ages 18 and older. This financial survival guide for
young adults on their own is written by the National Jump$tart Coalition For
Personal Financial Literacy Youth's executive director, Dara Duguay. This
book provides students and young people with the tools they need to navigate
the tumultuous world of personal finance. It is filled with many real-life
stories that expose common financial mistakes often made. Advise is offered
on credit cards, managing car payments and much more. $16.95 plus $3 p&h.
All the above mentioned books are available for purchase from the ICFE on
its Web site at: http://www.financial-education-icfe.org. Or ordering by
phone at 619-239-1401 or by mail at: ICFE Resource Center PO Box 34070, San
Diego, CA 92163-4070.
About the ICFE:
The Institute of Consumer Financial Education (ICFE),
founded in 1982 by the late Loren Dunton - creator of the "certified
financial planner” (CFP) designation - is dedicated to helping consumers
of all ages to improve their spending, increase savings and use credit
more wisely. The years between 1984 and 2000, the ICFE was also known as
the National Center for Financial Education (NCFE).
The ICFE is a nonprofit consumer education organization that has helped millions of people through its education programs and Resources. Over
one million "Credit
/ Debit Card Warning
Labels” and "Credit
/ Debit Card Sleeves” are in circulation world wide.
The ICFE's on-line help for consumers who spend too much
was featured in PARADE Magazine (June 9th, 2002) in the Intelligence
Report section. The money helps and tips are from the "Money
Instruction Book," a course in personal finance, which was completely
revised and updated in 2002 and is positioned to become among the premier
programs in the new bankruptcy and debtor education initiatives.
The ICFE's "Do-It-Yourself Credit File Correction
Guide," now in its Twelfth Printing, is in use by thousands of consumer credit and debt
counselors in addition to tens of thousands of consumers. It received a
"buy” rating in July, August and November from nationally syndicated
financial columnist, Humberto Cruz in his column, "The Savings Game".
BottomLine Personal newsletter gave the Guide a "Send For” rating in
September 2001. The ICFE and our do-it-yourself approach to credit file
correction was featured on NBC Nightly News on 04-30-02. The Spanish
edition of the Guide premiered in January 2002. Syndicated columnist,
Robert Heady also gave the ICFE Guide a "buy” rating.
The ICFE Web site at: www.financial-education-icfe.org helps consumers with
mending spending, learn about the
proper use of credit, budget and expense guidelines, how to set up and implement a
spending-plan and also access financial education courses and videos and how to
teach children about money. Other ICFE services include a
free eNews, and an
on-line resource center of financial education
learning tools, including videos, books and personal finance courses.
Consumers may learn more on the Internet about the "Do-It-Yourself
Credit File Correction Guide" here, or fill out our request
form, indicating your areas of interest.
For more information contact Paul S. Richard ICFE Executive Director at 619-239-1401.