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Sheila Bair

Award Winning Author

Welcome to the Money Tales Universe

You may remember me from my days as Chair of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation when Time Magazine called me "the little guy's protector in chief".  I now try to protect "little guys" (and gals) in a different way. I write fun, magical stories that help children learn the basics of managing money, so they can avoid common financial tricks and traps later in life.


The villains in the Money Tales Universe are not witches or ogres, but scam artists and usurious lenders.  The stories always end happily, with a simple moral like "Don't borrow to buy dumb stuff" and “If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is”.  So please explore this site and if you like what you see, snuggle up and read a Money Tales with your little one.  Parents tell me they learn by reading my books too! 


New Releases

Money Tales: Princess Persephone and the Money Wizards Inflation Comes to Ganymede

Princess Persephone and the Money Wizards

Inflation Comes to Ganymede

Princess Persephone’s friends can’t afford to go on vacation with her so she orders her Money Wizards to flood her kingdom with trillions of Ganymede dollars.  This funny tale illustrates how Persephone’s good intentions lead to disastrous inflation.

Money Tales: Daisy Bubble A Price Crash on Galapagos

Daisy Bubble

A Price Crash on Galapagos

Everyone on the Galapagos wants rare Floreana Daisies after Arlene the Tortoise wears them at her wedding, while Seal buys up daisies on the sly. The buying frenzy amid a daisy shortage leads to higher and higher prices … until they drop. See what happens in this cautionary tale about speculation and price bubbles.

Praise & Reviews

Sheila Bair uses illustrations and fun stories to demystify finance for children and the adults who read to them.

AARP Magazine

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About Sheila Bair

Sheila Bair has had a long and distinguished career in finance, academia, and government. She is also the proud mother of two children, Preston and Colleen. She is perhaps best known as the Chair of the FDIC during the 2008-2009 financial crisis, when she was twice named by Forbes Magazine as the second most powerful woman in the world. A lifelong advocate for strong financial regulation and consumer protections, she is the author of the New York Times bestseller Bull by the Horns, her memoir of the financial crisis, and is a frequent op-ed contributor and TV commentator, as well as author of several children's books on financial matters.

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