Chapter 1
Why Money Is So Important
In This Chapter
✧ Understanding money in our society
✧ Looking at what money means to you
✧ What you buy with the money you have
✧ Considering the cost of living on your own
✧ Taking advantage of the saving years
There’s no question that money is important in our society. It’s a big deal—a really big deal. It’s next to impossible to live without money. Take a look around your room. Chances are you have a phone, a CD player, and maybe a TV. Maybe you’ve got your own computer or one you share with a sister or brother. You probably have a closet full of clothes and a fridge full of food in the kitchen. All the things ...

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