If you are sometimes mystified by the discussions about our monetary and fiscal systems, you might consider this book. It is a picture book for adults, written and published by the _Wall Street Journal_. It explains how these systems works: the functions of the Treasury Department, the Federal Reserve Banks, your bank and how they interact with each other. It also explains how checks, credit, and cash work, how they affect the systems differently, and why that matters. Very timely reading--
This guide helps you understand money and investing. It initiates you into the mysteries of the financial pages--buying stocks, bonds, mutual funds, future and options, spotting trends and evaluating companies. If you're curious but intimidated by everyday financial jargon, this is the guide for you.