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Simple Economics

Simple Economics introduces the basics of economics through stories about two children and their experiences with their business: a lemonade stand. Join Mia and Tomas as they learn about a variety of economics topics, including banking, bartering, and even the stock market. The economy affects everyone, and this series provides important information readers will use throughout their lives as consumers--and possibly as business owners.

Cover: Banking

Banking

Introduces banking and explains services such as savings accounts and loans, banking insurance, and being a dependable borrower; features a glossary; and lists resources to explore the… More →

 
Cover: Bartering

Bartering

Introduces bartering and explains what it is, its benefits and challenges, and what makes a good transaction; features a glossary; and lists resources to explore the subject further. More →

 
Cover: Managing Money

Managing Money

Introduces money management, including how to create a budget and the importance of spending, saving, and donating; features a glossary; and lists resources to explore the subject further. More →

 
Cover: Payment Methods

Payment Methods

Introduces payment methods including cash, checks, and credit; features a glossary; and lists resources to explore the subject further. More →

 
Cover: Supply and Demand

Supply and Demand

Introduces supply and demand, defining what they are, what affects them, and how they affect business; features a glossary; and lists resources to explore the subject further. More →

 
Cover: Taxes

Taxes

Introduces taxes and explains what they are, how they are collected, and what they are used for; features a glossary; and lists resources to explore the subject further. More →

 
Cover: The History of Money

The History of Money

Introduces the history of money and discusses its development from items such as shells and furs to legal tender; features a glossary; and lists resources to explore the subject further. More →

 
Cover: The Stock Market

The Stock Market

Introduces the stock market and related issues such as shares, investing, and dividends; features a glossary; and lists resources to explore the subject further. More →

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