The Future

Teaching Children About Investing

Into what three groups can we categorize children who actually own stock?

Experts at assert that children who own stocks in companies are a minority, but may fall into one of three categories: children who start a traditional savings account, notice they are earning only a few cents in interest on their accounts, and wish to see this amount grow; children who have significant adults in their lives who have an interest in the markets, such as grandparents, parents, aunts, and uncles, or other friends and relatives; and entrepreneurial kids who have managed to earn and save money from their odd jobs or business ideas at a young age, and wish to earn more money on their savings, rather than earning only interest on their money while deposited in a bank.


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