As someone who has a degree in business finance, it’s always “fun” to learn about personal finance. I love that this resource is available to youth who may not be ready to dive into the nitty-gritty of managing lots of money but it gives them a good start in a conversational tone that teens can relate to. Keep reading to see what a teen thinks! – Joyce (mom)
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Melody (age 13)
This book is about how to manage your money as a teen. (You heard me right, you can manage your money as a teen!) You can also save for college, prepare for retirement (which is about 50 years away, if you are 13-18 yrs old), and start a bank account! All of this is found in Art Rainer’s newest book, The Money Challenge for Teens, which includes:
- 30 different challenges that you can do
- 8 milestone goals to work towards
- A story so interesting, you can’t help but love the characters, who will learn more about how to manage his money along the way
- Come along on the journey – and remember to Give, Save, and Live!!!
I learned it is good to save money when you are young because then when you are older you will understand how to use your money and hopefully you won’t have as much debt if you have any at all.
Released: July 7, 2020
Publisher: B&H Kids
Page Count: 160
A Note from Melody’s Mom: When we think of money, our first thoughts are usually “spend” or “save” but in Art Rainer’s The Money Challenge for Teens, he challenges the younger generation to rethink how they can use their money. Give generously. Save wisely. Live appropriately. This is a little different than what we’re usually taught about money. He shares practical ways through “Money Challenges” how to make the most of the money we earn and/or receive. These are great lessons even for adults to learn. (He also has some story chapter books that help younger kids understand money more as well as some books for adults.) Each chapter starts with some characters who are learning what it means to do the simple things that Art outlines for us – Give generously. Save wisely. Live appropriately.
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About the Author
Art Rainer is the vice president for Institutional Advancement at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. He holds a Doctor of Business Administration from Nova Southeastern University and an MBA from the University of Kentucky. He writes widely about issues related to finance, wealth, and generosity and is the author of The Money Challenge: 30 Days of Discovering God’s Design for You and Your Money. Art lives in Wake Forest, North Carolina, with his wife, Sarah, and three children.
Who taught you about personal finance? What are your biggest tips for people who are just starting to learn?
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