While the book was initially intended for children, its simple and heartfelt story has captivated numerous adults as well. It's no surprise that the book has sold over 7 million copies and has been translated into more than 30 languages. In fact, it's frequently recommended as the top choice in various German forums when people ask for book suggestions to help them get started with the subject of finance.
The book, A Dog Called Money, chronicles the journey of Kira, a twelve-year-old girl, as she experiences a life-changing shift in her perspective towards money and herself. Through the eyes of the protagonist, Kira, the story takes us on a journey of self-discovery that unfolds within a short period.
Kira's longing for a dog is finally fulfilled when she discovers an injured dog on her doorstep. She takes it in and unknowingly sets off a series of events that would alter her life. As Kira cares for the dog named Money, she learns that the name is not a coincidence; it serves as a constant reminder of her parents' significant financial struggles.
With the loan instalments for their beautiful house being too high, Kira's parents frequently argue about money. While Kira fails to comprehend the issue fully, she soon discovers that Money can talk! It turns out that Money is a financial genius, and he imparts valuable lessons to Kira throughout the book.
Original title: Ein Hund namens Money - Spielerisch zu Erfolg und Wohlstand
Original language: German
Number of pages: 203
Author: Bodo Schäfer