Alvin Hall is an American financial educator and author. After growing up in extreme poverty, he went on to earn a Bachelor of Arts in English at Bowdoin College and a Master of Arts at the University of North Carolina before developing an interest in economics. Hall had a knack for translating complex financial concepts into simpler terms, and he eventually built a career out of this. He hosted the popular BBC2 series Your Money or Your Life and has published a great number of economic texts. He was also a regular contributor to Tell Me More on NPR.
"Hall's presentation of this sometimes dull topic is remarkably vibrant." - Library Journal
"We think the book, with its colorful cartoons and Lego-like illustrations of efficient people, isn't just a handy guide for tomorrow's little acquirers; its reminders could help a few adults, too." - Wall Street Journal