Websites That Teach Kids About Money


Investing for Kids

For kids and by kids: Three California students created and run this investing 101 site that addresses teens directly. Clicking through a series of questions, kids can find out how to improve their financial profile through bank accounts, bonds and stocks. Best of all, the site uses real examples so kids can recognize investing opportunities in the world around them -- say, do those long lines at McDonald's mean a buy on the stock? Kids of all ages can also test their knowledge through a financial quiz. A stock learning center walks kids through the basics of trading. Once they're ready to play with the big boys, they can try the ThinkQuest stock game, a stock-picking simulation that uses real-world information. Kids with less lofty goals -- such as a new pair of inline skates or video games -- can calculate how much they need with a financial calculator.


Finance gurus under 35 hang out at Buckinvestor, a comprehensive site for advanced young investors. The site's strength is its information-rich content. There are no cute characters but plenty of tips on investing and saving and advice on becoming a billionaire. It's all covered, from investment basics to personal finance such as buying a home or car.

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