The author of Dun & Bradstreet's Guide to Your Investments provides an entertaining introduction to money and banking, including advice on opening a bank account, writing and endorsing checks, using credit cards, making investments, budgeting, and meeting college costs. Technical terms are briefly defined in marginal notes (""Collateral: Specific property that a borrower pledges as security against repayment of a loan""). Green boxes provide odd, intriguing facts (""the only U.S. paper currency ever to have the portrait of a woman was the 1886 one dollar Silver Certificate. The woman was Martha Washington""). An appendix lists free and inexpensive publications as well as government agencies that assist in resolving bank problems. An attractive addition to ""The Inside Track Library."" Index.