Books

Raising Money Smart Kids

Janet Bodnar

Wise money management and wise living go hand-in-hand, and nowhere else is this truth demonstrated more vividly than in Raising Money-Smart Kids. This easy-to-understand guidebook shows how parents and children can enjoy a lifetime of financial well-being and security--leading to financial independence and family harmony.

Raising Financially Fit Kids

Joline Godfrey

In Raising Financially Fit Kids, Joline Godfrey shares knowledge gleaned from two decades of preparing children and families for financial independence and stewardship, philanthropic effectiveness, and meaningful economic lives. At the heart of the book are three big ideas:
• Financial education is not just about the money; it’s about building great families and raising self-confident kids who have the tools to realize their dreams.
• Financial sustainability means living within one’s means and acquiring skills to create and manage human and financial capital.
• Giving wisely is a global citizen’s responsibility.
Designed for parents, grandparents, mentors, advisors, and educators, Raising Financially Fit Kids uses ten core money skills applied across five developmental life stages: children, tweens, middle schoolers, high schoolers, and twenty-somethings. Each stage includes age-appropriate activities that make financial fitness fun, from mall scavenger hunts to financial film festivals. 


The Financially Intelligent Parent

Eileen Gallo, P.H.D & Jon Gallo, J.D.

The essential guide to raising financially responsible children. What parents say and do about money has a profound influence on children. Here are the eight behaviors of financially intelligent parents that will help families of all economic backgrounds raise fiscally responsible children.

 

Nudge: Improving Decisions About Health, Wealth, and Happiness

Richard H. Thaler

Nudge is about choices—how we make them and how we can make better ones. Drawing on decades of research in the fields of behavioral science and economics, authors Richard H. Thaler and Cass R. Sunstein offer a new perspective on preventing the countless mistakes we make—ill-advised personal investments, consumption of unhealthy foods, neglect of our natural resources—and show us how sensible “choice architecture” can successfully nudge people toward the best decisions. In the tradition of The Tipping Point and Freakonomics, Nudge is straightforward, informative, and entertaining—a must-read for anyone interested in our individual and collective well-being.

Pioneering Portfolio Management: An Unconventional Approach to Institutional Investment

David F. Swensen

In the years since the now-classic Pioneering Portfolio Management was first published, the global investment landscape has changed dramatically -- but the results of David Swensen's investment strategy for the Yale University endowment have remained as impressive as ever. Year after year, Yale's portfolio has trumped the marketplace by a wide margin, and, with over $20 billion added to the endowment under his twenty-three-year tenure, Swensen has contributed more to Yale's finances than anyone ever has to any university in the country. What may have seemed like one among many success stories in the era before the Internet bubble burst emerges now as a completely unprecedented institutional investment achievement.