Question: What Should I Invest In As A First-Time Investor?

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Jun 09, 2016
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Investing, Behavioral Finance, Question of the Day, Index Funds, Mutual Funds, Current Events, Video Resource, Compound Interest

Have your students watch this video from Globe and Mail and use it as a way to kick-off a classroom discussion:

Questions for your students:

  • What are the two key assumptions he makes before giving his advice? Why are they important to his strategy?
  • Do you agree with his recommendation?
  • What does he mean by equities?
  • Why does investing consistently help to moderate the swings in the market?
  • Do you think this strategy of monthly investing is a good idea?

Want this resource and questions in slide format to use in class? Click here!

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Be sure to check out this NGPF Investing Activity: Dollar Cost Averaging in Action (using Excel)

 

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Tim Ranzetta

Tim's saving habits started at seven when a neighbor with a broken hip gave him a dog walking job. Her recovery, which took almost a year, resulted in Tim getting to know the bank tellers quite well (and accumulating a savings account balance of over $300!). His recent entrepreneurial adventures have included driving a shredding truck, analyzing executive compensation packages for Fortune 500 companies and helping families make better college financing decisions. After volunteering in 2010 to create and teach a personal finance program at Eastside College Prep in East Palo Alto, Tim saw firsthand the impact of an engaging and activity-based curriculum, which inspired him to start a new non-profit, Next Gen Personal Finance.

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