“Did you know that there are comic books that are completely focused on money and wealth management issues, published by the Federal Reserve?”
I didn’t until I recently read this line in Stuart E. Lucas’ recent book, Wealth : Grow It, Protect It, Spend It, and Share It. Since I have one kid in my household and one on the way, I was interested to see what these comic books were like.
After a quick search, I discovered the financial comic books on the Federal Reserve Bank of New York’s website. Twelve comic books were listed but two of them are not currently available. The currently available titles include the following:
- The Story of Inflation
- The Story of Monetary Policy
- The Story of the Federal Reserve System
- The Story of Checks and Electronic Payments
- The Story of Banks
- The Story of Money
- Once Upon a Dime
- The Story of Foreign Trade and Exchange
- A Penny Saved…
- Wishes & Rainbows
I put in an order for these free comics. None of the titles look particularly exciting but I’m curious as to what they contain. I’m sure my office coworkers will get a kick out of them at the very least.
While I was looking for the comics, I also discovered that the Federal Reserve has and an educational site appropriately called Federal Reserve Education. My macroeconomic skills are pretty rusty so I might spend a bit of time browsing through this site. Since I’m primarily a bottom-up stock researcher, I rarely spend much time on macroeconomic issues besides the basics of interest rates and inflation.