It's never too early-or too late-to learn about money. Follow a class of fifth-graders as they figure out the world of finance, from earning, budgeting, and saving to investing and collecting coins from around the world. See how they make money work for them, and take the mystery out of money matters. Hannah's school is facing a budgeting dilemma: The school board wants to hire a new art teacher, but they don't know where they'll get the money. Learn with Hannah and her classmates why balancing what you earn (income) and what you spend (expenses) is an important lesson at any age. Figure out your average income and outgo, then decide what you need to do when they don't balance the way you want them to. Find out how to budget for those big items you have been wanting. Best of all, you may just discover that you have a lot more money than you ever thought you did! Book jacket.