The Author, emboldened by a Banking experience of over forty years, offers this little work to the public in the hope that, elementary though it be, it may prove acceptable to many persons of both sexes.

The work has been prepared chiefly for the use of women, a vast proportion of whom are brought up in utter ignorance of money matters in the simplest form, though otherwise they may be highly accomplished.

The subject, it must be allowed, is not a fascinating one, but there are periods in the lives of most persons when some knowledge of money matters may be useful and even necessary.

W.C.