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Life of Fred: Financial Choices
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Life of Fred - Dr. Stanley F. Schmidt
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Let Fred help you teach your children about financial management, decisions, and choices. It's very likely that you, the adult, will pick up a tip or two while teaching. 

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Who is it for?

Life of Fred fans!

Recommended ages 15 to adult

What is included?

  • Three reasons to use a credit card
  • The ultimate use of money
  • The five places to invest
  • How to retire in 24 years (Nothing financial is 100% certain—but this comes close)
  • Five suggestions for choosing a good spouse
  • Insurance—what to buy and what not to buy
  • Taxes—the seven categories
  • Personal habits that will help make you successful
  • Real estate—what to buy and when to buy
  • Stocks, bonds, mortgages, REITS, certificates of deposit, mutual funds
  • How Kingie made his fortune.
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Which Lifeatures of Fred most effectively teaches counting money and making change?

Asked by a Teacher on June 7th, 2016 (Edited)

Counting change is specifically taught in Ice Cream and counting money is taught throughout the elementary series. This Financial Choices book is for older children.

Answered by Life of Fred - Dr. Stanley F. Schmidt on July 11th, 2016 (Edited)

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  • LoF has changed our homeschooling!
    Apr 04, 2016

    My children LOVE LOF, and this book is no different! My oldest son, who is NOT normally a lover of reading, has read this through once already, and will read it again. Very practical information imparted in a VERY fun way!

    Meridith T - Member Since November 2013
  • A great way to learn how to manage your finances!
    Mar 16, 2016

    I have read through this book and found it full of great information for all ages. As always, the stories are interesting, humorous and make learning fun. The book opens with Fred figuring out his expenses and then goes on to cover wants vs. needs, compounding interest, investments and many other important topics for those desiring to learn how to be a good steward of their finances and to know how investments work.

    Rosanna P - Homeschooler - Member Since December 2015
  • A must read for everyone!
    Mar 02, 2016

    We love LOF books and Financial Choices is one of the best! I read it and learned SO MUCH that I did not already know. I think it should be a must read for high school kids and adults too! Dr. Schmidt's financial advice aligns closely to how our family handles finances and this book is a great way to teach our kids what we want them to know. And if it comes from Fred, my kids will be more apt to take his advice than if it comes from a parent!

    Cheryl K - Member Since November 2013

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The Life of Fred contains fun stories about a child prodigy math genius your students can follow along as he gives real-world examples of everything from math to language arts. In the Life of Fred Elementary Math Series, your students will learn everything from telling time, division, beginning algebra, and more!


You can purchase one book at a time or the entire set at a discounted price! Order more as their skills progress such as the Life of Fred Intermediate Series that incorporate biology, physics, and economics using pre-algebra formulas.


The stories carry on through the exercises, and many of the books have a series of quizzes that bridge them to the next chapter. Some books have all the problem solutions in them, while others have separate answer keys or companions.

Written by Dr. Stanley F. Schmidt, these affordable books were designed to keep your students engaged in math while also following along a storyline. Perfect for independent study, each unit teaches concepts that can be applied using real-world examples. Find out more by reading this blog post!


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