Growing and Protecting Your Finances

Once young people have established a financial base, ensuring their money is protected is key to financial stability. Give your students the tools to understand how to invest responsibly to grow and protect their finances.

Topic 1

Understanding Investing Options

Help explore the various investing options and the relationship between risk and reward in investing.

Self-paced Module

Understanding Investing Options

10 to 15 minutes (plus optional discussion)

In this module, your students will explore different types of investments (stocks, bonds, mutual funds, and money market account) and the possible risks and rewards of each.

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Topic 2

Building a Diversified Portfolio

Students explore the need for having a diversified portfolio and then work individually to create a portfolio with at least 10 companies from three or more sectors.

Classroom Activity

Build Your Own Portfolio

After brainstorming a list of brands and companies with which students are familiar, they work in small groups to categorize companies by sector. Students discuss the need to have a diversified portfolio and then work individually to create a portfolio with at least ten companies from three or more sectors.

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Topic 3

Making Charitable Donations

Explore how people donate to charity and the tax benefits of donating.

Self-paced Module

Making Charitable Donations

10 to15 minutes (plus optional discussion)

Your students will investigate types of charitable organizations, how to make wise giving decisions, and the potential tax benefits of making charitable contributions.

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Topic 4

Avoiding Financial Fraud

Help your students understand the different types of financial fraud and discuss the ways to prevent financial fraud and abuse.

Self-paced Module

Avoiding Financial Fraud

10 to15 minutes (plus optional discussion)

During this module, your students will get an overview of different types of financial fraud, including identity theft and investment fraud, and learn strategies to reduce risks.

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Family Connections

Helping Loved Ones Avoid Identity Theft and Other Financial Abuse

10-minute read, plus discussion

This guide will help parents discuss the risks of identity theft and scams with their teens. They will also find information on helping their teens safeguard against identity theft.

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Topic 5

Getting Help with Financial Decisions

Your students will consider the role of various financial professionals as potential careers. They will also learn how to choose a financial professional.