Be Wise With Money – Early financial literacy

“Earth provides enough to satisfy every man’s needs, but not for every man’s greed.” – Mahatma Gandhi

Enjoy all the lessons about financial literacy aimed at upper elementary in this book from Pratham Books.

Author: Mala Kumar, Illustrator: Deepa Balsavar


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Dreaming of becoming rich
Let us start with this story about a milkman. One day, on the way to sell milk, he started dreaming:






and earn a lot of money. With that I will buy a cow






And soon I will have lots of money!!!” What do you think happened after that?

The fool and his money are soon parted, says an old proverb. Once we have earned money we must use it wisely. We can save it in a bank, or use it to start and run a business to earn more money, or invest in companies that will give us regular income. We must know how to live within our means and yet make our dreams come true. Wise people know how to make money without breaking the laws of a country. You too can learn to be wise with money.

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