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- Ask Questions: Questions You Should Ask About Your Investments
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Just for teachers
You're devoting your time and talents to teaching others - here's some information to help you learn how to save and invest wisely.
- How do I begin to secure my financial well being?
- What should I consider?
- What do I need to know?
- If you have questions about a securities-related topic, check here.
Additional resources for teachers
- Alliance for Investor Education This website on investments and financial markets is aimed at current and prospective investors of all ages. Check out the Saving Game in the section for Young Investors.
- American Savings Education Council (ASEC) is a national coalition of public- and private-sector institutions committed to making saving and retirement planning a priority for all Americans. Please visit the ChoosetoSave.org website, which includes the Ballpark Estimate worksheet, a tool to help individuals quickly calculate how much they'll need to save each year for retirement.
- "Consumer's Almanac." A calendar tool from the American Financial Services Association Education Foundation to help individuals organize their finances and manage their money.
- Council for Economic Education. You’ll find a variety of educational tools and resources on this organization’s website, include Gen i Revolution, an online personal finance game for middle school and high school students.
- Financial Capability Study. Developed by the FINRA Investor Education Foundation, this interactive website displays state-by-state results of the National Financial Capability Study and includes a financial literacy quiz.
- Financial Literacy Quiz. The SEC's quiz, Test Your Money Smarts, tests the top ten things students should know about money. The quiz is also available in a PDF version with an answer key.
- The Investor Protection Trust’s Basics of Saving and Investing Investor Education 2020, is a guide for high school teachers on investor education and protection.
- InvestWrite is a national writing competition, produced by the Stock Market Game, to help reinforce the saving and investing concepts learned in the classroom. Students in grades 4-5, 6-8, and 9-12 respond in writing to a specific “real life” investing situation.
- Jump$tart Coalition for Financial Literacy. A clearinghouse of resources and teaching ideas are available on the Jump$tart website.
- National Financial Capability Challenge is an awards program designed to increase the financial knowledge and capability of high school students in the United States. The Challenge is an online exam. The top two scorers at each school, plus all students scoring in the top 20%, receive certificates, as do participating educators. Educators from schools and states with the highest proportion of participating students receive recognition
- NEFE High School Financial Planning Program. The program consists of a seven-unit student manual, instructor’s guide, and online material, including resources, articles, and financial tools for teachers, students, and parents.
- North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA). The investor education section of NASAA’s website includes two youth programs, FSI: Fraud Scene Investigator and Live “Stock” Adventure
- The SIFMA Foundation Stock Market Game. The SIFMA Foundation's Stock Market Game gives students the chance to invest a hypothetical $100,000 in an online portfolio.
- Stock Market Savvy: Investing in Your Future: A free investor education program from NYSE Euronext designed for middle school and high school students. The program includes eight activities that can be reproduced and customized.
- WISE Financial Literacy Certification Program (FLCP). A national program developed by WISE (Working in Support of Education) that provides high school students with access to financial education and the opportunity to be certified as financially literate.