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By Katherine R. Bateman

A youngster who saves $2,000 every year among the a long time of nine and 14, at an rate of interest of nine percentage, can have 1000000 funds at age sixty five. and that's simply by saving! This advisor explains the language of industrial and the ability of making an investment, in order that young children can develop up business-literate and get an early begin at making their cash develop. The recommendations of cash and easy and compound curiosity express how saving works; then young children study the place Wall highway is, what shares and bonds do, and, with the aid of an grownup, the best way to purchase or promote a inventory, mutual fund, or rate reductions bond. Dozens of actions train find out how to stability a checkbook, learn inventory tables, and understand what individuals are conversing approximately after they point out inflation, recession, and the Federal Reserve Board.

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The machine just spits out crisp tens or twenties, plus a receipt at the end to tell you how much you 11 12 T h e Yo u n g I n v e s t o r have left in your account. ATM machines are convenient, and most people use them as a quick way to get cash from their accounts. ATM cards are a little safer than cash. If you lose cash, it’s just gone. If you lose your ATM card, no one else can use it because you have to have a special number to use it. It’s like a secret code and is called a personal identification number or PIN.

Fill in the date and the new interest rate. Is it the same or has it changed? If it has changed, try to figure out why. The chapter on the economy (Chapter 6) will help you do this. You can also ask an adult or the bank itself to explain the change. Which place offered the highest return last month? Which one this month? Is it the same? Saving money is the first step to investing. In the beginning, it seems hard to do—even impossible when you think of the CD (that’s compact ALL ABOUT SAVING disc) you could buy this week, or that great bracelet like the one your best friend bought on sale.

One of those people he talked to had supported himself in college by starting a mowing company. Billy Ray decided that was a good choice for him, too. He did some research to find out the things he needed to do to start his own mowing company. Billy Ray found used equipment The Legend in nearby Lexington. His dad bought him a trailer to haul a mower, a weed eater, and a blower. He figured out how many lawns he would have to mow, and for how many months, to pay for the rest of the equipment. Then he walked into a bank—the same one where he had saved his money since he was eight.

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