The Millionaire Kids Club: Garage Sale Riches


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When Isaiah's mom asks him to clean out the family garage, she promises her son that he can keep all the money he makes from a garage sale. Sorting through all those boxes, however, proves to be a very big job. So Isaiah enlists the help of his friends, Sandy, Dennis and Stephanie. When the four pals start dreaming of what they'll do with all the money they will earn, they name themselves The Millionaire Kids Club. But after all their hard work, will they quickly waste their money with a trip to Mega Mall or will they learn a valuable lesson about spending and saving?

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  • Awesome. Now, make sure that people aren’t turned off by a greasy grimy floor in your garage. Once the kids clean out the ’stuff’, it’s time to put them to work cleaning and painting the floor.
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The Millionaire Kids Club: Garage Sale Riches

  1. 1. The Millionaire Kid$ Club V E LUM O O E V TM Illustrations by Tom Deja LUM By Susan Beacham & Lynnette Khalfani Cox Garage Sale Riches
  2. 2. The Millionaire Kid$ Club Garage Sale Riches Volume One By Susan Beacham & Lynnette Khalfani Cox Illustrations by Tom Deja © Copyright 2008 III
  3. 3. Dedication This book is dedicated to my loving husband Earl, and to our three wonderful children, Aziza, Jakada and Alexis. -Lynnette Special Thanks The authors wish to thank the following people for their brilliance and devotionIllustrator: Tom Deja Cover Design: Mary Jo Cadiz Editor: Cindy Richards Poet: Michael Beacham Representation: Earl Cox No part of this publication may be reproduced in whole or in part, or stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or by means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording, or otherwise, without written permission from the publisher. For information regarding permission, write to: Advantage World Press Attn: Permissions P.O. Box 1307 Mountainside, NJ 07092 908-233-2399 ISBN 10: 1-932-450-01-7 ISBN 13: 978-1-932450-01-9 Copyright © 2008 Higher Financial Ground All rights reserved. Published by Advantage World Press. Beacham, Susan. Garage sale riches / Susan Beacham and Lynnette Khalfani-Cox. --1st ed. --Mountainside, NJ : Advantage World Press, 2008. p. ; cm. (Millionaire kids club ; no. 1) ISBN: 978-1-932450-01-9 Audience: 5-12 years. Summary: Four children have to decide what to do with the money they raise from a garage sale. Intended to help young people understand the importance of proper money management. 1. Children--Finance, Personal--Juvenile literature. 2. Finance, Personal--Juvenile literature. 3. Saving and investment--Juvenile literature. 4. Child consumers. 5. Consumer education--Juvenile literature. 6. [Finance, Personal.] 7. [Money--Fiction.] I. Khalfani-Cox, Lynnette. I. Title. II. Series. HG179 .B43 2008 332.024/0083--dc22 0801 This is a work of fiction. Names, characters, places, and incidents either are a product of the author’s imagination or are used fictitiously, and any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, events, or locales is entirely coincidental. IV
  4. 4. It was Saturday morning and Isaiah was busy going through box after box of stuff in his parents’ garage. There was so much stuff in there that the family minivan couldn’t even fit. 2
  5. 5. “What is all this junk?” he asked his mom. “Isaiah Samuel Jones, what you call junk, I call treasures,” she said. She held up a goldstudded belt and a lacy white blouse. “These are vintage clothes. Think of them as antiques that will make you a lot of money.” 3
  6. 6. Isaiah didn’t believe anybody would pay a lot of money for worn-out clothes. But his mom made money buying and selling the stuff, so he figured he could, too. Isaiah grabbed a marker and wrote “Old Ventij Clothz” on the box. 4
  7. 7. For three straight weekends, Isaiah had been sorting through boxes. Isaiah’s mom had promised that if he cleaned out the garage and organized the stuff into a garage sale, he could keep all the money he made. It was proving to be a very big job. 5
  8. 8. He had enlisted the help of his best friends, Sandy, Dennis and Stephanie. In return, he promised to split the garage sale profits with them. 6
  9. 9. Stephanie was complaining. She hated cleaning. As usual, Isaiah had to remind her of their deal. If she helped, he would split the money with her. “Oh, right,” Stephanie said. “If we do this we’ll get lots of money.” 7
  10. 10. The others were more willing workers. “I’ll start sweeping,” Dennis volunteered. “I’ll put all these shoes onto the shelves,” Sandy offered. “I’ll keep going through these boxes,” Isaiah told his friends. “I guess I can sort these papers into neat stacks,” Stephanie said. 8
  11. 11. As the kids worked, Linda the letter carrier arrived with the day’s mail. “Hi, Isaiah. I see you’re still cleaning the garage,” she said. “We should be done today,” Isaiah answered cheerfully. “That’s what you said last weekend,” Stephanie grumbled. “I don’t think we’re ever going to finish.” 9
  12. 12. “I know what you mean,” Linda said. “Sometimes it seems like the piles of envelopes will never end. But I keep working and the letters disappear, one house at a time.” “Don’t you get tired of working that hard?” Stephanie asked. “Sometimes. But it’s worth it. I make sure people get their mail and when I finish my work, I get paid,” Linda said as she headed to her next delivery. Isaiah squatted between two boxes and wrote something in his notebook. 10
  13. 13. For the next two hours, Isaiah and his pals kept busy in the garage. At noon, a man drove into the driveway. The man popped out of his car carrying what looked like a big suitcase. 11
  14. 14. We hope you have enjoyed reading this excerpt. You can buy Garage Sale Riches and the other books in the Millionaire Kids Club series from Follow Lynnette Khalfani-Cox, The Money Coach on Twitter @themoneycoach. Get free financial tips, articles and advice on