Comics

The Story of Banks by the U.S. Federal Reserve System, New York, District 2. This educational comic style booklet follows three young entrepreneurs as they use progressively more sophisticated bank services over a 23-year period. Also explores the role of checking deposits and lending in money creation. Rev. 2005.  Available as:  PDF with text * Kindle * Full text

The Story of Checks and Electronic Payments by the U.S. Federal Reserve System, New York, District 2. This complementary comic style booklet uses the story of two basketball-playing buddies to discuss the role of checks and electronic payments in the U.S. economy — including the role of the Fed in facilitating payments. The booklet also teaches personal finance skills such as writing a check and balancing a checking account. 2005.  Available as:  PDF with text * Kindle * Full text

The Story of the Federal Reserve System by the U.S. Federal Reserve System, New York, District 2. This complementary comic style booklet describes the major functions of the Federal Reserve System, the tools of monetary policy and how they work, and the other ways in which the Fed helps the U.S. economy and financial system to function. 2006. Available as:  PDF with text * Kindle * Full text

The Story of Foreign Trade and Exchange by the U.S. Federal Reserve System, New York, District 2. This complementary comic style booklet explains the basic principles underlying foreign trade and exchange. 2004. Available as:  PDF with text * Kindle * Full text

The Story of Inflation by the U.S. Federal Reserve System, New York, District 2. This complementary comic style booklet describes the causes and effects of inflation and discusses alternative anti-inflation policies. 2006. Available as:  PDF with text * Kindle * Full text

The Story of Monetary Policy by the U.S. Federal Reserve System, New York, District 2. This complementary comic style booklet explains the meaning and purpose of monetary policy, how the Fed makes monetary policy, and how the tools of monetary policy work. Revised edition, 2006. Available as:  PDF with text * Kindle * Full text

The Story of Money by the U.S. Federal Reserve System, New York, District 2. This complementary comic style booklet explains the purposes of money in a modern economy, the characteristics that items used as money have, the way the banking system creates money, and the reasons the Federal Reserve influences the money supply. 2005. Available as:  PDF with text * Kindle * Full text

(This and other pages are updated May of each year.  Please suggest updates by emailing:  tferrari@nmu.edu)