Money Stuff by Shirley Conran

Money Stuff

By Shirley Conran

  • Release Date: 2015-08-01
  • Genre: Health & Well-Being
Score: 4.5
From 17 Ratings
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Wish you were as confident as you look? Need to brush up your maths? Like to be a bit richer?

Get this brilliant, simple maths course from international writer Shirley Conran OBE, who founded The Work-Life Balance Trust.


It’s important to start at STEP 1, even if you think you know beginner maths.

Each step is an interactive, lavishly-illustrated ebook. 

Check your own progress with Quick Quiz and Your Brain Workout.

Examiner Keith Pledger, Chair of Mathematics at Edexcel, says, “After reading your maths course, I am sure people will become more confident in mathematics and never again say, ‘I can’t do maths.’ ” 

“MONEY STUFF brings mathematics to life, using real life examples and situations in a lively and interesting way. It is aimed primarily at women – and it shows how mathematics, in the outside world, is relevant and important to their entire lives.” 

“MONEY STUFF covers the basic skills, concepts and knowledge that you need in order to be confident in mathematics, and successful.”

 “MONEY STUFF is a serious survival tool for modern life. As always, 
Shirley Conran delivers what it says on the tin. MONEY STUFF is refreshing, down-to-earth, witty and practical.” Peter York, CO of Social Research Unit.

“MONEY STUFF is a ‘must have’ book for everyone wanting to know how to make a success of life.” Caroline Shott, CE of The Learning Skills Foundation.

“Many employers are concerned about the poor maths skills of some of their workforce. This is a business issue. We need a new approach to maths. This is it.” Jerry Jarvis, entrepreneur and Chair, MATHS ACTION.

“Doing MONEY STUFF overcame my fear and hatred of maths. I actually found myself enjoying it.” Jane Ware, property manager.

Maths affects relationships: more than 70% of couples who split up, blame money problems – not sex. So for richer, for poorer – doing MONEY STUFF can strengthen your relationships.

If you’ve ever wondered how much to tip, how to decide your share of a bill, how to compare service providers – buy MONEY STUFF. Maths anxiety will disappear and your money will go further.

MONEY STUFF will do amazing things for your life - for less than a price of a pair of shoes. So why not use your Me-time to make your life RICHER?


  • Visionary

    By luke.scott519
    As one of the educational consultants involved in the final editing and proof reading of Money Stuff, I was thoroughly impressed by the use of practical, relevant, real-world examples that avid readers can try out for themselves. I have no doubt it will appeal to the next generation of ambitious young women.
  • Links Maths to Money

    By Elke____________
    As Shirley Conran’s design consultant, I started to use the advice in MONEY STUFF before the ebook was finished. It’s innovative, fun, witty and links Maths to Money, finally putting Maths into context. Enjoy!
  • fills the gap

    By GOONER444
    This ebook does something that most maths books i’ve used do not. it can speak to you. every book I get given by my teacher always misses things out, or those things are written at the bottom of the page in tiny font like terms and conditions for understanding the next chapter. This book reads like an understanding teacher rather than a apathetic one. Finally!
  • Money Stuff - 1

    By A name that isn’t taken
    Thanks for the information on the Money Stuff - I really understand it because it is put into its simplest form. Now I’m thinking that I might actually have a chance at getting a good grade in my next maths exam. I really think that this a good website/ebook for learning how to deal with maths when in hard times. I think that this website/ebook is soooo good I’m going to tell my friends about it because i know that some of them would love it and really learn a lot from it in just a couple of minutes like I have. Thank You Granny for bringing it to my attention - you are fantastic!
  • Maths that I actually enjoy doing!

    By Blighty Brighton mum
    On recommendation from a friend, I downloaded book one for my daughter who is 13 and although she works hard at school, maths doesn’t come naturally to her (we are both far more comfortable with arts-based subjects). I agreed to work with her on the exercises. I am quite amazed at how this book has changed my opinion of my own ability to do maths. The first few exercises were a doddle! Working on this together has also bought a healthy dose of competition between us, which again I wasn’t expecting. Is it any good? It’s fun and importantly memorable. It is completely different to any of the ‘key stage’ books she has to work with (thank goodness as they are SO dry). I look forward to finishing book one with her and seeing how well we do. If this course helps us both enjoy maths and saves me cash on any extra tuition for my daughter then I am all for it.
  • Money Stuff

    By mutzl
    Actually I found this rather addictive after a while with its innovative approach to giving context to the things that felt rather pointless at school, and its mini tests at the end of each step. I now feel I understand maths much better now it is put in a real world perspective
  • And for men too!

    By Peter York
    I can feel myself getting cleverer - in a useful way - as I go through Money Stuff Steps 1-4. Shirley Conran’s advice is always useful - it does exactly what it says on the tin. And, of course, it all looks nice, which means you can navigate more easily and upload it to your waiting synapses better.
  • Great maths course

    By RMargaret
    Easy to read, beautiful illustrations and photographs.
  • The most important feminist book -ever!

    By Lindsay Nicholson
    It's impossible to understate how important this book is for young women - no, make that all women! Money is just the medium, this is really about power. And until all women feel comfortable with and understand the means by which power is transferred in society there can never be true equality. Bravo, Shirley! Superwoman has done it again!
  • Money is a feminist issue!

    By ksinead
    It is so important for everybody, but especially girls, to have good mathermatical skills. Money Stuff offers a fantastic way of teaching maths so that it is relevant to real life situations. We often young people complain that algebra and fractions cannot be of any use in real life, but Money Stuff uses different scenarios to demonstrate how these things are a necessary part of the everyday.