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Money Matters

This girl is counting her money. JAMIE GRILL—JGI/GETTY IMAGES

Money pays for the things we need. Do you have money? Then you have choices about what you can do with it. You can save money. You can spend it. You can give it away.

Earning Money

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Even kids can find ways to make money. You can walk a dog. You can sell lemonade. You can clean a yard or shovel shovel ANDRIY PROKOPENKO/MOMENT to pick up with a shovel and throw (verb) In the winter I help my dad shovel the snow off the sidewalk. snow.

Saving Money

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Is there something you want to buy? Save your money! You can put it in a special special EWA AHLIN different or unique in a good way (adjective) The mittens were special to Krisha because her grandmother made them. spot. You can keep it in a bank.

Giving Money

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You can give money to help others. It can be used to help people who need food or other items. It can be used to take care of animals.

Spending Money

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Go to a store. You can use money to buy what you want. Don’t forget to count your change!

Did You Know?

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Money in other parts of the world looks different from ours. Look at this money. It is called yen. People in Japan use it.

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