Dad of Divas' Reviews: Book Review - Finance for Kidz: Choice

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Book Review - Finance for Kidz: Choice

About the Book
Finance For Kidz is designed as an educational tool as well as an enjoyable read at home for parents and their children. “We teach our kids to be careful about all sorts of dangerous things, such as when crossing the street, or washing their hands before they eat,” said Dr. Dheeriya. “We spend a lot of time on their physical health, but rarely do we teach them anything about their financial health.”

The author believes Finance For Kidz will help parents sow the seeds of financial wisdom. He is confident that teaching these imperative lessons at a tender age will allow today’s youth to grow into financially independent adults, develop a healthy relationship with their own money, and have a better understanding of how the global economy works. Dr. Dheeriya is offering specials on books purchased from the official Finance For Kidz website as well as a “guarantee of lifelong and priceless return on investment!”

A volatile stock market, shady lending practices and mortgage fraud are just a few ways that personal finance has become more complicated today than it was just a decade ago. In an unstable economy, it is more important than ever to provide children with a foundation of good financial sense. Inspired by his wish to prepare his two young sons to be “good financial citizens,” finance professor Dr. Prakash Dheeriya authored Finance for Kidz, a 20-volume series that teaches children about money management, personal finance and planning for the future.

This book covers a number of important topics including:
  • Parents: why you must monitor your child’s financial health, too
  • Warnings signs that your family is headed for financial trouble
  • Children as young as five are able to grasp financial concepts – why they should be taught at an early age.
  • State of financial education in America’s school systems 
  • Teen health
About the Author
Prakash Dheeriya, Ph.D
Dr. Prakash Dheeriya is a Professor of Finance at California State University-Dominguez Hills. He has been teaching finance and investments for over two decades. Dr. Dheeriya has several publications in the field of financial markets. A frequent speaker at conferences, chambers of commerce and rotary clubs, he has received several research awards, has over 30 refereed publications to his credit. Prakash takes particular pride in caring for and educating his two young boys, ages 5 and 6 years, a role which he shares with his wife of 10 years. His motto in life is what he usually tells his kids: “Don’t worry. It’s going to be OK!”

My Take on the Book
In reading this book, I was amazed at the idea of teaching kids about finances at such an early age. To be honest, I wished that these books were around when I was growing up.

The books were written on the level of young kids. I read the book that I received on Choice to my daughters. While my youngest is still to young to understand the concepts in this book, Diva-J was definitely interested in the story as she has challenges at times making choices when it comes to money. Many times like most kids, she thinks that money just appears. Fortunately, this book does a good job at making the choices available for kids transparent.

I would definitely be interested in seeing other books from the series as if this book is any indication on what the other books encompass.

If this book sounds like something that you would like within your own library, you can find it over at Amazon!


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