Follow Your Money
What happens to your money after you hand it to the cashier? You pay for that cool pair of shoes or a ticket to the newest blockbuster movie; but what happens to that money once it leaves your hands? Who actually pockets it or puts it into the bank? Was the price you paid fair? Why do things cost what they do, and who benefits most from your purchase? This lively, kid-friendly book answers all these questions and others, such as, "Why are designer jeans so much more expensive than the no-name ones?" Using fun illustrations, this book traces the long and fascinating path money travels -- from your pocket to cashier and on from there. Kids will also discover the trail their money takes through: advertising banks charitable giving fair trade fuel (gas) shareholders taxes utilities. Thorough and accessible, Follow Your Money is a vital introduction to the web of people and companies that we influence and are influenced by when we pay for a product or service.