HOW TO TEACH YOUR KIDS TO INVEST | Marvin Germo

HOW TO TEACH YOUR KIDS TO INVEST

By: Marvin Germo | July 9, 2019

Why Investing Is Important

I bet you’ve heard it already—investing is as important as saving for your retirement. Without investing, you will forever rely on active income and you will surely work for life if you do that. One good thing about investments is that they act as passive income wherein you don’t have to spend so much time and sweat just to make money. When you invest, your money becomes more valuable and the need for active income decreases while your passive income increases. Now, for the challenging part, did you know that it’s not just adults who invest in stocks, bonds, or other portfolios? Yes! Kids are starting to invest as early as at the age of 7 years old! Imagine how these young minds face the challenges of the market. If you are an investor and parent at the same time, here’s how you can teach your kids to invest.

Catch me in my live training events! (quick plug)

The heart of why I do these seminars is I want to build a generation of Filipinos with the right foundation in stock investing.  I want to bring smart investing to every Filipino around the world! If you would like to know more about how you could time the market check out the trainings below.

Stock Smarts Cagayan De Oro – July 20 & 21, 2019
Stock Smarts Hong Kong – August 11, 2019

ICON Iloilo – August 17, 2019
Stock Smarts UAE – August 30 – September 3, 2019
Stock Smarts Qatar —  October 3 – 6, 2019
Stock Smarts Taiwan – November 2, 2019

Buy Them Books 

The first step you must do as a parent is to feed your children with realistic information about investing. Buy them books to read but choose the ones that are easy to understand. Some investing terms may be hard to comprehend, which is why it is essential that you opt for a book that suits your kids’ level of understanding. If you think books do not fit your children, you can opt for videos and audios that can help them open their minds about investment. It’s important that you are aware of your kids’ capabilities when it comes to processing information so you would know what means to use when teaching them the basics of investment.

Bring Your Kids To Conferences

I’ve met a lot of parents and kids together in a seminar or conferences. For me, bringing them to this kind of events somehow give them an insight of what is it like when you invest. Regardless of the age of your kids, they will continue to learn if you expose them to investment discussions. However, as a parent, you should keep in mind that not everyone is made for investing. The reason why you need to invest in your children’s knowledge first is for you to know if they show interest in these kinds of stuff. Once you’ve discovered that they are willing to learn, that’s the only time you can show to them what is investing in another level.

Show Them How It Works

Showing your children how to investing is done is another way to teach them how to invest in a different level. Once they have learned the basics, demonstrate to them how you invest in a specific portfolio like stocks. Just let them watch you how to trade or invest. I’ve interviewed kids who are investing and one of the insights I have learned from them is that they learned the art of investing through their parents showing them how it works. You can do the same by teaching your kids while they navigate the online broker’s website.

I’m excited to share my 5th book overall and the 4th book in the Stock Smarts series, Stock Smarts: Breaking the Resistance – How to time your traders perfectly. The heart of this book is to teach you strategic ways on how to come in and buy and sell stocks in a way where you come as the market is headed up and come out as the market is headed down. The book is now out and exclusive via Marvin Germo Book Orders.
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