Alpha Consumer

August 2013


Novels That Thrive on Financial Conflict

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Sarah Pekkanen writes about women’s relationships. But her novels frequently explore financial themes, as well. “I always look for conflicts. As a writer of fiction, it’s our bread and butter, and money is an area that can provide great conflict,” Pekkanen explains.

Her books, which fall solidly in ...

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Novel Investing Tips for Kids

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In Elissa Brent Weissman’s “The Short Seller,” a seventh-grader named Lindy Sachs discovers a way to keep herself occupied while she’s home sick from school: day trading. She logs into her father’s account (with his permission) and is soon buying and selling shares of the companies she likes best.

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