The Secret Life of Money

The Secret Life of Money

A Kid's Guide to Cash

Book - 2012
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Publisher: Toronto : Owlkids Books, [2012]
ISBN: 9781926973197
Branch Call Number: J 332.4 VERMOND
Characteristics: vii, 151 p. : col. ill. ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Hanmer, Clayton 1978-


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SPL_Childrens Oct 19, 2013

We can all imagine librarians with secret lives (can’t we?), but what kind of a secret life could money possibly have?

Kira Vermond addresses some mysterious and little-known/understood aspects to money – in other words, its “secret” life. How do banks and credit companies use consumers’ money to make more money (ie profit)? How do retailers use research findings to increase customer spending in their stores (one way: using relaxing music to slow buyers down and thus spend more time shopping), and how does taxation work?

In other words, cash can be complicated, even for adults.

It isn’t easy for most people to explain some of the jargon and financial concepts that surround money, either (eg.“disposable income” or “bull market”). The Secret Life of Money provides comprehensive, easy-to-understand explanations. Diagrams, humour and occasionally a comic format, are included.

The Secret Life of Money also explores the logistics of spending and saving, the impact of money and consumerism on people’s lives, and ways in which we can gain more control over our money.

Intended for tweens and teens, adults will likely learn something from this book too.

Kira Vermond, from Guelph, writes columns about money and other topics for The Globe and Mail, Parents Canada, Today’s Parent, Chatelaine and other magazines.

ForestofReadingTeam Feb 28, 2013

Cool Author Fact: KIRA VERMOND'S favourite writing tools are purple pens!

Footzah Feb 22, 2013

Dang, was this a great book. I swear I can now save up my money for something that I desire and not go buying candy and dull boring toys. Thanks. 4/5 stars. You've got my vote!-Footzah


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SPL_Childrens Oct 19, 2013

SPL_Childrens thinks this title is suitable for 10 years and over

Sep 26, 2012

acruise thinks this title is suitable for 5 years and over


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