The Complete Guide to Personal Finance: For Teenagers presents teens with a well-rounded discussion of all things personal finance. The book provides more complete information about money management that pertains to teens while giving brief explanations of financial issues that will be a concern into adulthood. Teens get the information they need now to make sound financial management decisions while not being overwhelmed with information that does not yet pertain to them.
The author of the book, by Tamsen Butler, explains saving, budgeting, taxes, credit cards, debit card and other common personal finance topics, and includes an extensive reference glossary of financial terms. She also includes discussions about behavioral finance, something not often found in personal finance books. Teens learn how to separate needs from wants to prevent overspending, identify common financial mistakes and how learn from them, and how to avoid the trap of consumerism and peer pressure when it comes to spending decisions. Butler add adds a few words about the economy as well.