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Where To Put Your Teaching And Learning Portfolio Online
As I recently shared in our Teen Newscast, you can start building your investment portfolio online. We are building a state-of-the-art platform that will allow a wide range of investors to access and maintain their money and invest in their way. But for those students looking to know what to do with their teaching investments, here are a few examples to start with.
The fact that educators can receive significant returns on their investments is not something most students associate with math. You could look at it as a true equalizer, allowing young students in different cities and states to buy stocks right alongside the well-known big name companies. However, it does require some investment research to be successful. Students should look to technical investments, such as semiconductors or direct oil investments, for a start.
Something we may have missed in our teen focus group is the lesson of time value. The investments students can make in master management companies such as Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.A, BRK.B) and Wells Fargo (WFC) will certainly grow more than your average mutual fund. However, there is a learning curve to understand what exactly those investments are and what return to expect. After all, these companies are billionaire CEOs and billionaires. There is a good chance that the average investor is not going to get rich off these investments, but some exciting opportunities may exist if you watch the right companies closely.
If there is a way to have students really make money off education and invest in their way, you have to consider investing in churches. Lately, the folks at Amazon (AMZN) have had a success with hosting monetary offerings from churches across the country. Right now, you can make an investment in God’s church online, a Fidelity 401(k) plan for workers, or Amazon Prime. Each are a great choice for institutions of higher learning, but they can also be a great place for a college student. As long as your choices follow by the rule of 10%, you can make an incredible profit and get involved in their growth.
As an educator, I hear many times from our students that they should leave the classroom and look for alternative ways to help students grow. An ongoing addition that teachers could get involved in is the practice of profit sharing. Looking at Amazon’s profit sharing plan, students could potentially see a return as long as their investments are listed and listed by a precise amount.
Besides building your own portfolio, there are a number of companies looking to help you with all of your personal finances. Investors can sign up for the RMD (retirement savings) plan through Schwab or look at other brokerages such as Edward Jones. I recommend you find an investment company that can provide you with the education and resources to succeed on your own and not rely on the market as the solution for all your investing needs. This is a great market to start with student investors, but if you have time to research, you can find any of the above companies a great choice. If you are looking for another investment company, you can check out this list of 10 Top Stocks for Teens, which I share in my Teen Newscast.
That is my suggestion for this first year of online investing. Make some mistakes and build some knowledge. There are many different programs out there, so once you get your initial expenses and account set up with one of these companies, you will have a whole new world of learning.