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It All About The Elizabeths

It All About The Elizabeths

A Financial Management Guide For Canadian Teens

Finally! A financial guide for teens. The key to financial security is learning how to manage your money at an early age. This guide is designed specifically for the Canadian teen.

Through useful exercises and tips, your teen will understand the impact of taxes, credit scores and scams.

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“My daughter is planning to move out to go to university but her expectations of what she can afford is not realistic. It’s All About The Elizabeths showed her the light and now she realizes how much she really needs to save.” Ellen T. – mother of high school student.

“It’s All About the Elizabeths is a great teaching tool for my students. This should be part of the curriculum in all schools.”Ann V. – high school teacher

Money is very tight these days. We all need to make it go farther. The better you understand it, the better you master it. So, learning money management in your teens can make the difference between earning interest and paying interest.

With all the credit cards being marketed to teens and young adults these days and growing personal debts, no book could be timelier.“It’s All About The Elizabeth’s” is a new book focusing on teaching today’s youth the basics of successful financial management. There are numerous exercises and easy to understand examples that reinforce the benefits of responsible fiscal planning and the consequences of irresponsible pending.

The first chapter will have the most eye-opening impact. It deals with the difference between what you will get paid in salary. What you will take home on your pay cheque. What a difference taxes make. And, because the book is Canada-specific, it shows how each province and territory differs.

Protecting yourself against fraud and identity theft is a challenge for the most experienced money manager. There are numerous examples of the most common schemes that can potential ruin your financial record. And because youth are the most vulnerable targets, this section is a must-read.

The credit cards section details how the system works and how to avoid getting trapped into high interest and high debt. It also explains in easy-to-understand language what a credit score is, how your spending habits affect it and what it means to your future financial security.

While there are revealing chapters on investments, banking account options and consumer rights, a favourite topic is the one on budgeting. It is probably one of the most challenging things to do in life for people of all ages (and one chore that most people foolishly avoid). This book explains why it is essential to do it right (and often) and gives you a head start with a budget plan that is easy to complete. It also illustrates “needs” vs. “wants” and helps you understand why it is important to know the difference. Most helpful in this chapter are the realistic examples of current cost-of-living expenses such as housing, transit costs, car insurance, etc. Any reader who reads this chapter will have a stronger sense of reality in today’s costly world.

This book is a much needed addition to any teen’s reading list. It is an excellent teaching tool for both teachers and parents. It is easy to follow and highly educational, even for those of us who have been out of school for a while.

For 1/10th of the cost of a course and in ¼ the time, this valuable information can be yours.

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From Playstation To Workstation

From Playstation To Workstation

A Career Guide For Generation Text Surviving in a Baby Boomer World

This is not your parent’s career guide.

From Playstation® to Workstation is a career guide designed specifically for teens and new graduates. With useful exercises, this workbook will help you master the job finding process even with minimal experience.

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From Playstation to Workstation was key in making my résumé and cover letter stand out and preparing me for the interview for a job that was an incredible opportunity. I got the job.” E.K. – college grad

I had trouble getting through to my son about how unprofessional his résumé looked. So, I gave him a copy of From Playstation to Workstation and he now has a great résumé that he can now use to start his career.” Evelyn T. – mother of high school student

This is not your standard career guide! It is a comprehensive book that talks directly to the teen or new graduate who is relatively new to the job market. With numerous relevant topics and exercises, the reader will learn effective techniques to find and secure a job and build their career. This book taps on a huge segment of today’s job seekers that are largely ignored by other career guides.

The résumé and cover letter sections give a multitude of examples to suit almost every situation that a new job seeker may encounter. No experience? There are samples and exercises on how to develop your experience section from tasks and responsibilities that you do in your daily home and school activities. It also explains what not to do and why in your written communications.

The interviewing section not only talks about how to answer dozens of interview questions but also digs into the reasoning behind the responses. There is also a fascinating section on the signals you can be giving your interviewer without knowing it. What does your body language say? What does your clothing say? What answer is the interviewer really looking for with his/her question? What are the landmines that some interviewers place during the interview process and how can you successfully get pass them? Plus, there is a section on how you can recover from an interview gone awry.

But what really makes this book an essential read for students and new graduates are sections that prepare the unseasoned reader for life in today’s competitive and sometimes unforgiving job market. The section on what to expect on the job is a must read for the inexperienced worker. Too many people assume that once they start the job, then it is easy sailing from there. This section talks not only about what you can expect from your employer but reminds the reader on what the employer expects from you. Understand how the corporate culture can work to a new employee’s advantage when you understand how you fit in.

This book is great for teens, new grads, teachers, guidance counselors and parents — not only because it is well written but because the information in it is invaluable. This is a book that is tailored to a young job seeker that addresses their unique situations without being condescending.

For a tiny fraction of the price it would cost to hire a junior résumé writer, you could have all this knowledge and be ahead of your competition.

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Employee Rights & Employer Wrongs (Canada)

Employee Rights & Employer Wrongs

How to Identify Employee Abuse and How to Stand Up For Yourself

Do you feel that your rights as an employee are being trampled on?

Find out how some employers are taking advantage of your fear of losing your job and how you can stop them.

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“This book “Employee Rights & Employer Wrongs” is great. It helped me stand up for myself and keep my job. Now no longer have to take the abuse of my supervisor. I have bought more copies to give to my friends as gifts.”Jean W. – corporate employee

Does your work environment cause you stress? Do you feel that your rights as an employee are being trampled on? Do you dread going to work each day?

Many hardworking Canadian employees put up with unnecessary stress, excessive workloads, and violation of rights from their employers because they are either in fear of losing their jobs, unsure of their legal rights or both.

“Employee Rights and Employer Wrongs – How to Identify Employee Abuse and How To Stand Up For Yourself” is written specifically for the non-unionized Canadian worker who doesn’t have the time or patience to sort out the legal jargon set out by Employment Standards Legislation and doesn’t know where to turn. Lawyers are usually too expensive for the average employee! After all, most labour lawyers demand retainer fees in the thousands of dollars just to decide if you have a case.

Filled with easy-to-understand explanations, relevant examples, fascinating real-world case studies and useful sample letters that you can use, this indispensable book will show you how your employer may be taking advantage of you and how you can stop them. Put an end to further stress-induced illnesses, sleepless nights or feelings of hopelessness.

For the price of less than 8 minutes with a labour lawyer, you can have all the information you need to make an informed decision on whether you are taken advantage of and where you stand.

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Keeping Up With The Jacksons

Keeping Up With The Jacksons:  A Financial Management Guide for American Teens

Earning money lets you buy a lot of things.  Managing money lets you keep them!

From the author of “From Playstation® to Workstation” and Employee Rights & Employer Wrongs,  Keeping Up With The Jackson is a financial guide designed specifically for young Americans.  With helpful exercises, this workbook will help you will understand:

* What deductions to expect on your pay check (it’s more than you think!).

*  How to avoid fraud and identity theft.

* When to use cash, credit and debit or none of the above.

*  How small savings can turn into big potential.

*  How to select the best bank account for you.

*  How to create a budget you can work with, not sweat over.

Does the thought of managing your money make you shudder?  Well, it shouldn’t.  Do you think that managing money is simple or unnecessary? Well, it isn’t.  This book will start you with the right foundation you need to avoid the pitfalls that others have fallen into.  Be ready to take control of your future.

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U.S. Employee Rights & Employer Wrongs

How to Identify Employee Abuse and How to Stand Up For Yourself

“This book “Employees Rights and Employers Wrongs” is great. It helped me stand up for myself and keep my job. Now no longer have to take the abuse of my supervisor. I have bought more copies to give to my friends as gifts.”Jean W. – corporate employee

Does your work environment cause you stress? Do you feel that your rights as an employee are being trampled on? Do you dread going to work each day?

 

Many hardworking American employees put up with unnecessary stress, excessive workloads, and violation of rights from their employers because they are either in fear of losing their jobs, unsure of their legal rights or both.

 

“Employee Rights and Employer Wrongs – How to Identify Employee Abuse and How To Stand Up For Yourself” is written specifically for the non-unionized American worker who doesn’t have the time or patience to sort out the legal jargon set out by complicated labor legislation and doesn’t know where to turn. Lawyers are usually too expensive for the average employee! After all, most labor lawyers demand retainer fees in the thousands of dollars just to decide if you have a case.

 

Filled with easy-to-understand explanations, relevant examples, fascinating real-world case studies and useful sample letters that you can use, this indispensable book will show you how your employer may be taking advantage of you and how you can stop them. Put an end to further stress-induced illnesses, sleepless nights or feelings of hopelessness.

 

For the price of less than 8 minutes with a labour lawyer, you can have all the information you need to make an informed decision on whether you are taken advantage of and where you stand.

Now available on Amazon and Kobo.

Price: $34.95

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