Savings & Investment for Teens, 2nd Edition

  • Karen Bellenir
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  • ISBN-10: 0780811380
  • ISBN-13: 9780780811386
  • DDC: 332.024008
  • Grade Level Range: 7th Grade - College Senior
  • 400 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2009 | Published/Released December 2009
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2009

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Savings and Investment Information for Teens provides updated information to help today's young adults learn how to develop the habit of saving money and investing for the future. It explains how the economy works and how factors such as interest rates and inflation impact personal wealth. It offers practical suggestions for developing a financial plan, and it describes the risks and rewards associated with bank accounts, stocks, bonds, and mutual funds. The book concludes with a directory of resources for additional information and suggestions for further reading.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Table of Contents.
1: How the Economy Works.
2: The History of Money.
3: The American Experience with Money.
4: The Federal Reserve System and How it Affects You.
5: Small Businesses and Corporations in the U.S. Economy.
6: Strong Dollar, Weak Dollar: Foreign Exchange Rates and the U.S. Economy.
7: What Determines Interest Rates?.
8: Inflation and the Consumer Price Index.
9: Keys to Wealth Development.
10: Develop a Financial Plan.
11: Investment Choices and Risk Tolerance.
12: Advice for Investing Wisely.
13: Beginners Guide to Asset Allocation, Diversification, and Rebalancing.
14: A Beginner’s Guide to Financial Statements.
15: Working with Financial Professionals.
16: Understanding Securities Analyst Recommendations.
17: How to Avoid the Most Common Investment Scams.
18: Beware of Online Perils and Internet Fraud.
19: Banks and Bonds.
20: Basic Facts about Banks and Banking.
21: Internet and High-Tech Banking Options.
22: Pros and Cons of Different Savings Options.
23: Account Choices to Consider for Saving Money.
24: A Guide to Deposit Insurance Coverage.
25: What You Should Know about Certificates of Deposit (Cds).
26: What are Bonds?.
27: Understanding Savings Bonds.
28: Treasury Bonds and Other Treasury Instruments.
29: Municipal and Corporate Bonds.
30: Stocks and Mutual Funds.
31: Understanding Stocks.
32: How the Stock Market Works.
33: Types of Investment Companies.
34: Understanding Mutual Funds.
35: How Mutual Fund and Other Investment Companies Operate.
36: Exchange Traded Funds and Index Funds.
37: What is a Hedge Fund?.
38: What to Expect when You Invest in Stocks.
39: What Happens when You Place an Order to Buy or Sell Stock?.
40: What are Direct Investment Plans?.
41: Investing in Foreign Stocks.
42: Microcap Stocks: Among the Most Risky.
43: Day Trading: Your Dollars at Risk.
44: If You Need More Information.
45: Directory of Savings and Investment Organizations.
46: Additional Reading about Savings and Investing.