Investing: Money Working for You

Lesson 4-2 Investing Decisions

When you invest, you are putting your money into something you believe will increase in value or earn more money for you. This is where you will learn about how investing works and become familiar with stock investing processes and terms. 

What You’ll LearnExamine how investing works.

Taking it Home

  • Interview a family member or adult about any stock investment experiences. Inquire about how they got started investing.
  • Talk with a family member or close adult about strategies and routines that they have used (or learned to not use) for investing and saving.

Learn More

  • Read about or listen to a presentation about investing decision-making. Did the information make sense for your circumstances, risk tolerance and aspirations?
  • Try out your stock investing skills by participating in an online mock stock simulation.

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Talking Points for Parents

While your teen is learning about saving and investing, consider ways to reinforce learning from home.

  • Ask your teen to share what he or she is learning in class about what to consider when considering stock investment options.