Economics

Economics is not just money. It's businesses and how they work. It's lemonade stands and how many dollars they take in. It's toy collecting and baseball card collections. It's taxes and allowances. It's stocks and bonds. Economics is part of almost everything you could ever think about. Find about how by visiting the links on this page.


What Banks Do
A bank is, at its most basic, a place where money changes hands. Banks offer a wide array of services. They have accounts for people and businesses. They have safe deposit boxes. They have loans for all kinds of things. They hand out cash, for a price.

Find out more about banks, their services, and their functions in this accessible article.

Business Cycles
What is a recession? Why are governments so hesitant to declare one? Well, it's a long period of falling economic growth, part of an overall business cycle that economists use to describe the ups and downs of a country's economy. Still confused? Click here for a bit-by-bit breakdown of the American Economy Business Cycle.

The Stock Market
Just what is the stock market? What are stocks and bonds? Why should people be worried if the stock market goes down? How do people make money on investments? This easy-to-read article answers all of these questions and many more.

Debts and Deficits
A debt and a deficit are two similar yet different elements of economics that can be found on many levels, from personal on up to international. Find out more loans, debts, deficits, and the money that governments owe one another.

Diversification: Spreading It Around
Diversification is an important word in the study of business and economics. It shows an appreciation for "the big picture" and planning for the future.

What Is Disposable Income?
Disposable income is one of the standard terms of economics and finance. It is a difficult-sounding word that has a simple definition. That definition is this: Disposable income is whatever is left over after taxes.

Subsidy: Grant for the Greater Good
A subsidy is a basic term of economics that has many meanings. It is, at its most basic, the transfer of money or wealth from a government to a person or people.

The G-20
The G-20 is made up of economic and political representatives of 19 of the world's richest countries. (The 20th member is the European Union.)

Money at KidsKonnect
Find all kinds of great sites about money, from games to history, and everything in between!

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