Video Resource: What’s The Catch With These Investing Pitches?
Many students, at some point in their lives, will rely on the services of a financial adviser. CFTC.gov has three short videos (2-3 minutes in length) that allow viewers to make decisions on whether or not to invest after hearing a pitch from an investment “pro.” Ask your students to jot down the key words or phrases used to entice them to invest. Thanks to WAPO’s Michelle Singletary for highlighting these in recent column.
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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.