Our Books

Stock Market Pie … Grandma Helps Emily Make A Million is our first and most popular book.

This is a great starter book for anyone interested in learning basic saving and investment concepts.

The story line features young Emily who receives a gift of stock from her grandmother. Emily learns to appreciate the value of the gift as she discusses saving and investing with her grandmother while they bake pies. Emily develops a clever pie-making metaphor to illustrate investment concepts.

Stock Market Pie features detailed informational sidebars and glossary, making it a great reference book. This well-researched and colorfully illustrated book is a great learning tool for anyone interested in getting a "piece of the stock market pie."Originally published in 2002, this award-winning book has been updated.

Uses by readers:

  • We have had grandparents tell us they used the book to explain the real value of the gift of stock they gave to grandchildren.
  • Various non-profits have found the book a great place to learn about the stock market and basic investing principles for immigrants.
  • Parents seeking to introduce investing concepts to their children

Product details
Library Binding: 40 pages
Publisher: DynaMinds Publishing (August 1, 2012)
ISBN-10: 0971290008
ISBN-13: 978-0971290006

Entrepreneur Extraordinaire … Grandpa Helps Emily Build A Business is another popular educational book.

What can a parent do to recognize and help develop a youngsters entrepreneurial tendencies? One place to start is with a copy of this book.

This book describes what being an entrepreneur is really like, in a fun, thorough and understandable way. The story leads young readers from Emily recognizing a need through developing her answer, figuring out how to price her products and of course marketing and sales. Any budding entrepreneur would benefit from learning about these basic business fundamentals.

Uses by readers:

  • Parents who have children who expressed an interest in starting a business, whether a lemonade stand or baby sitting or lawn mowing or even online sales use this book as a how-to primer.
  • Teachers have used the book as a class resource while discussing topics like starting a business, capitalism, even branding (linking the business with art class, for example)
  • Parents with children who are interested in starting their own business later in life and might benefit from a clearer picture of what business ownership is really like.

Product details
Library Binding: 44 pages
Publisher: DynaMinds Publishing; First edition (December 1, 2008)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0971290024
ISBN-13: 978-0971290020

Is This Your Plan To Retire? How to thrive and not just survive … is our first ebook. (We may print some copies, depending on its popularity.)

If retirement is so darned easy, why is it so many people fail at it? This was the observation that sent author Charles Kuster digging deeper into the social construct commonly known as "retirement."

Kuster chronicles observations of friends who landed into retirement following a merger and early retirement offers. While some took naturally to being retired, about half were soon struggling and sought re-employment.

Later, Kuster was thrust into active support of his aging parents and eventually served as power of attorney, trustee and executor. During this exercise, Kuster again witnessed some thriving but the majority simply surviving. The underlying problem, contends Kuster, is too many people ignore just how much the modern retirement environment has changed and how that should change how people plan and prepare.

This book will be available on Bookbaby.com first, followed by the usual ebook distribution firms (Amazon, B&N, Ibooks, etc.)

Product details
Ebook format
Publisher: DyaMinds Publishing; First Edition September 2018
Language: English
ISBN -13: 978-0-9995084-0-4