Three New Personal Finance Books for Kids, Teens, and Generation X

January 1, 2007

In a recent article in the Seattle Post Intelligencer, Eileen Alt Powell covers three new books that can help younger generations get off to a good start with their money.

High School Money Book by Don Silver

“I want them to start thinking about money — to make conscious decisions for spending, saving and investing — so they can have financial and personal freedom throughout their lives” – Don Silver

The Ultimate Parenting Map to Money Smart Kids by Linda Leitz

Linda hopes to teach young people the following fundamentals:

“saving 10 percent of what you earn, taking advantage of any kind of retirement plan through your job, working toward owning a house, having enough liquidity to deal with an emergency, and avoiding debt.”

Getting Started: The Financial Guide for a Younger Generation by Brian Jones

Brian was inspired to write the book because “he felt many of the books aimed at 20- and 30-year-olds were dated.”


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