I highly recommend "Whatever Happened to Penny Candy?" to anyone wanting to understand how money works. I was very impressed with how the topics are explained and with how pertinent this information is to our day and time. I wish I had known this information when I was a young adult, I know I would have made different decisions based on that knowledge.
For homeschool curriculum, we were able to do several exercises to help bring the knowledge into "real world" use. There are a few exercises in the back that pinpoint how investing really works that were very eye opening! I was completely shocked that as an adult I had such a poor understanding of money. I am sheepishly ashamed that my public school education so inadequately prepared me for life. Or course, I think that is the point...the government doesn't want us to understand all the shady, underhanded things they are doing. If we did, we would want to fire the whole lot!
Everyone needs to read this book!