7 Steps to Teach Kids How to Invest

Not even half of U.S. states offer financial literacy classes in high schools, so parents have to pick up the slack. Here are 7 tips to teach investing for kids. 

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When it comes to investing, time is your greatest ally. The more time you give your investments to grow, the larger your nest egg is likely to become.

The trouble is that most people aren't taught the concept of investing until their first 401(k). And by that point, you've already lost a decade or more of time.

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Coryanne Hicks
Contributing Writer, Kiplinger.com

Coryanne Hicks is an investing and personal finance journalist specializing in women and millennial investors. Previously, she was a fully licensed financial professional at Fidelity Investments where she helped clients make more informed financial decisions every day. She has ghostwritten financial guidebooks for industry professionals and even a personal memoir. She is passionate about improving financial literacy and believes a little education can go a long way. You can connect with her on Twitter, Instagram or her website, CoryanneHicks.com.