This account of money and banking is introductory and explains these complicated matters with ease and clarity. The author presents his information in logical steps that take the reader from coins to currency; from personal checks to travellers' checks; from savings banks to clearing house practices; and beyond this to business credit both here and abroad. The pictures that accompany the text are blocky, labeled diagrams that illustrate the flow of money by means of familiar, repeated symbols. There is an introduction to the complexities of the gold standard and a brief word about the effect of governmental stability on the value of a country's money. The vocabulary is no easier than it has to be. It is easy without being insultingly simple which suggests that the book would also be of some value to beginning business course students at the junior and senior high school level.