Money for Minors: A Student's Guide to Economics

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7.29 X 10.04 X 0.75 inches | 1.36 pounds
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About the Author
Marie Bussing-Burks is a lecturer in economics in the College of Business at the University of Southern Indiana. In addition to teaching economics at the college level for twenty years, Bussing-Burks has taught Junior Achievement business classes in middle school and microeconomics to high school students. She is the author of The Young Zillionaire's Guide to Taxation and Government Spending, Profit from the Evening News: Using Leading Economic Indicators to Make Smart Money Decisions, and Influential Economists.

" informative, practical guide to economics for high school and community college students...The clear, concise writing and dictionary/lesson structure will appeal to new students who need an introduction to economics and to more advanced pupils looking for a quick definition or a more detailed explanation of an economic theory to supplement their course reading. Readers will come away impressed by the author's recognition that teens are an important - and growing - part of the United States' $13 trillion economy." --VOYA

"[A]n expertly compiled guide for those students who are just becoming active participants in the economy. Serving a dual purpose as a practical financial training course and an education in economics, Money for Minors: A Student's Guide to Economics is a top pick for community library economics collections as well as high school (and college!) libraries." --Midwest Book Review

"This book is touted as a supplement for students in economics courses. When used in conjunction with a text, it would be extremely beneficial." --Library Media Connection

"Economic terms accompany brief portraits of financial notables such as Federal Reserve Chair, Ben Bernanke, and entrepreneurs including Google's Larry Page and Sergey Brin. Timely lessons on banking, credit, government regulations, and business cycles follow, spiced with money trivia. The handbook contains plenty of extras for students and general readers, including information on related Web sites and podcasts." --Curriculum Connections