Cash and credit information for teens : tips for a successful financial life including facts about earning money, paying taxes, budgeting, banking, shopping, using credit, and avoiding financial pitfalls / edited by Karen Bellenir.
Edition: 2nd ed.
Publisher: Detroit, MI : Omnigraphics, 2009.
ISBN: 9780780810655 (hardcover : alk. paper)
0780810651 (hardcover : alk. paper)
Description: p. cm.
Subject: Teenagers Finance, Personal.
Contents: Facts about the money in your wallet -- Do you get an allowance? -- Jobs for teens -- Finding a summer job or internship -- Want to be your own boss? -- Tax information for students -- Making your money grow -- Preparing a budget -- Banking basics -- Electronic banking -- Avoiding costly banking mistakes -- Managing your savings account -- What you should know about checking accounts -- Insurance : protecting your assets -- Another good use of your money : helping others -- Shopping and impulse buying -- It's on sale, but is it a good deal? -- Online shopping : a guide for e-consumers -- Payment options for purchases -- Facts for consumers : how to right a wrong -- What you should know about warranties and service contracts -- Shopping for a cell phone plan -- Buying a computer -- Buying jewelry -- Buying your first car -- CD, book, and video buying clubs -- What you need to know about credit -- Borrowing basics -- Choosing a credit card -- Other plastic : debit cards, prepaid cards, gift cards, and more -- Installment loans -- Car loans -- Education loans -- Avoid out-of-control debt -- Watch out for predatory lending practices -- If your credit, ATM, or debit cards are lost or stolen -- Identity theft and identity fraud -- Con artists want your money : avoid these scams and schemes -- Avoid modeling scams -- Travel fraud : avoiding a spring break bust -- Gambling : don't bet on winning -- Online money management tools -- Resources for financial information.
Summary: "Provides information for teens about earning and managing money, spending and using credit wisely, and avoiding fraud. Includes index, resource information, and a list of online money management tools"--Provided by publisher.