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Lisa Colley, Independent Usborne Organiser

Book of the Month - Managing Your Money

1st March 2019

Why does nobody talk about money? Designed to take the mystery out of the thing that makes the world go round, Managing Your Money is filled with practical advice on such topics as how to save money, how to be a smart shopper and how to budget - ideal for equipping young people with the skills they need to survive in the world of money, now and in the future.

The book begins with a useful quiz to help readers find out more about their money habits, before taking us on a tour of money through the centuries - from swapping goods such as camels, shells and beans right up until recent developments in cryptocurrency. Prompted to answer two 'simple' questions - 'how much money do I earn?' and 'how much money did I spend last week?' - the reader is then provided with lots of useful tips designed to help keep tabs on these important elements of budgeting.

Covering everything from earning money and smart spending to understanding different types of bank accounts and cards, Managing Your Money brilliantly explains concepts that still leave most adults feeling confused in a highly accessible way. Topics such as insurance, investment and giving to charity are broken down with bullet points, with 'top tips' offering practical advice interspersed throughout.

We love that this book not only focuses on things that are currently relevant to young people - phones, games and apps, and planning the spending of pocket money - but also looks to the future to encourage readers to think ahead. Facets of adult life including interest rates, credit scores and how to navigate renting and mortgages are covered in the book's later chapters, instilling good, life-long habits that will inform future financial choices.

Managing Your Money is the perfect introduction to help young people take charge of their finances and make the most of their money. With oodles of information condensed into a handy 207 pages, this little book is perfect for both reading cover to cover and dipping in and out of. With a useful 'Money Words and Terms' glossary to-boot, readers can seek out explanations for tricky acronyms and seemingly complex financial concepts. As an added extra, Usborne Quicklinks are dotted throughout the book, directing readers to trusted websites offering further advice on how best to manage your money.

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