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Ever wonder what to get a kid that has everything? How about a unique gift that teaches them about money? Ever consider stocks for kids?

Buying stocks for kids can be very educational. Introducing the concept of money at a young age can be very beneficial and teaching kids by involvement and participation is a very effective method of establishing an understanding of how money and business works.


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First Stocks for Kids

There are lots of other great stocks in which young ones might invest. Take a trip to the supermarket, for example, and you'll run across many of their favorite foods, many made by solid companies. Lucky Charms fans might invest in General Mills (NYSE: GIS) -- which also owns the Betty Crocker, Pillsbury, Green Giant, Häagen-Dazs, and Old El Paso brands, among many others.

When it comes to fashion trends, your young ones are likely much savvier than you are, and have some major edges in evaluating companies as possible investments. Help them understand the many advantages they have as young investors -- such as the power of time and insights into the youth market

Disney (NYSE: DIS)
McDonald's (NYSE: MCD)
Hershey's (NYSE: HSY)
PepsiCo (NYSE: PEP)
General Mills (NYSE: GIS)
Limited Too (NYSE: TWB)
Nike (NYSE: NKE)
Abercrombie & Fitch (NYSE: ANF)
The Gap (NYSE: GPS)
Kids for Entertainment (KDE)
Dominos (DPZ)

One of the best ways to purchase stock in small amounts is through ShareBuilder www.sharebuilder.com. The commission is as low as $4 per trade, and there's no investment or account minimum, or inactivity fee.

In addition, ShareBuilder lets you buy fractional shares. If you invested, say, $200 for each child in a stock trading at $16 a share, each of them would own 12 1/4 shares (less the $4 commission).

Another great way to purchase stock in a company for as little as $25 is to be enrolled in a company's Dividend Reinvestment Plan, commonly called a DRIP. DRIPs are plans offered by companies for the reinvestment of cash dividends by purchasing additional shares or fractional shares, on the dividend payment date. Many DRIPs also allow the investment of additional cash from the shareholder, known as an Optional Cash Payment or Optional Cash Purchase (OCP). The DRIP is usually administered by the company without charges or with just nominal fees to the participants, and many allow additional purchases of as little as $10 to $25. For most DRIPs, you must already be a shareholder of the company to enroll. This means that you must own a minimum of one share, but some require that you own more shares.

One of the easiest ways to obtain the first share of a company's stock, so that you may participate in its DRIP, is by going directly to the company. Companies that offer their stock for sale to the investing public are sometimes referred to as No-Load Stocks. These stocks, in many cases, can be purchased without using a broker or paying brokerage commissions.

Here are some companies that make it fun for kids to have shares:

* William Wrigley Jr. Co. sends stockholders a 100-stick box of gum each December.
* Kellogg sends a packet of coupons for such goodies at Pop-Tarts and Froot Loops.
* Disney offers the Magic Kingdom Club with discounts on resorts and theme parks.
* 3M, for a small charge, offers holiday gifts boxes of tape, Post-Its and other products.

Oneshare.com http://www.oneshare.com/Category.aspx?page=kids
First Share http://www.firstshare.com/
Wally's Stock Tracker http://www.prongo.com/stock/index.pl (very fun tool for kids to learn about stocks)
Moneypaper's Investing for kids http://www.directinvesting.com/stockinvestingforkids.cfm
Kids and money http://www.msmoney.com/mm/women/kidsmoney/index.htm
Teen Analyst: http://www.teenanalyst.com
360 Degrees of Financial Literacy:http://www.360financialliteracy.org/Life+Stages/Childhood/Articles/Investing+ABC+Teaching+your+kids+....
EZ2 investment tips: http://www.investorshub.com/boards/read_msg.asp?message_id=15352357
Thinkquest: http://library.thinkquest.org/3096/

Investment Guide for Teens:



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This board is for sharing information related to making investing a fun and learning experience for children. All suggestions, tips, articles, books, and experiences related to this subject are encouraged and welcomed.

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Thank you =)


#423   Very cool. I know what my kids are ihubber123 11/29/12 08:25:05 PM
#422   that's sad. what happened? esmagnus 10/19/10 12:50:31 PM
#421   hi there esmagnus Tina 10/18/10 09:11:15 PM
#420   hey tina - what happened to the WU board? esmagnus 10/18/10 08:59:22 PM
#419   GYMB $36-$38 today on earnings.... fastlizzy 05/20/09 03:51:42 PM
#418   good mornin tina..... fastlizzy 03/07/09 11:22:13 AM
#417   good morning lizzy Tina 03/06/09 08:42:33 AM
#416   Good morning Tina...... fastlizzy 03/06/09 06:04:26 AM
#415   Hi lizzy, Tina 03/05/09 06:35:51 PM
#414   good evening Tina! fastlizzy 03/05/09 05:29:47 PM
#413   good morning lizzy! Tina 03/05/09 10:19:03 AM
#412   Tina, GYMB earnings were not so good this fastlizzy 03/04/09 07:33:29 PM
#411   welcome crable! Tina 12/28/08 12:49:51 PM
#410   Sweet board Tina! Marked it and will be crable 12/28/08 09:31:02 AM
#409   do it do it..... fastlizzy 11/25/08 06:44:24 PM
#408   that's a good one Tina 11/25/08 06:44:00 PM
#407   Thanks TM! Where's your new name? fastlizzy 11/25/08 06:35:21 PM
#406   very nice kiddy call lizzybells! Tina 11/25/08 06:33:45 PM
#405   GYMB hit $26+ today Tina...... fastlizzy 11/25/08 06:27:10 PM
#404   thanks lizzy Tina 11/22/08 12:50:04 PM
#403   No, but I will......here it is....... fastlizzy 11/22/08 12:11:09 PM
#402   Good morning lizzy Tina 11/22/08 10:57:47 AM
#401   You deserve it girl....I hope everything is going fastlizzy 11/22/08 09:16:33 AM
#400   Thanks lizzy Tina 11/21/08 08:24:11 PM
#399   GYMB up 20% today Tina..... fastlizzy 11/20/08 10:26:41 AM
#398   It's funny how Tootsie Roll "TR" (hate those Tina 10/26/08 02:53:51 PM
#397   Hi there frenchee! Tina 10/26/08 09:09:27 AM
#396   Added PHO to my son's portfolio last Friday. frenchee 10/25/08 05:01:09 PM
#395   KIDS up 25% Friday......check this news.... fastlizzy 08/02/08 10:11:33 AM
#394   nevermind.....BABY is not for kids.... fastlizzy 07/23/08 01:31:55 PM
#393   Terrific earnings out today....but not moving much.... fastlizzy 07/23/08 01:31:32 PM
#392   McDonald's Announces Quarterly Cash Dividend Tina 07/17/08 06:14:51 PM
#391   they should be good for long term...watch for dips! fastlizzy 06/23/08 07:09:31 PM
#390   hmmmmm I normally buy them really long term Tina 06/23/08 07:08:23 PM
#389   I'm thinking maybe one of the AG stocks.... fastlizzy 06/23/08 07:06:45 PM
#388   thanks lizzy! Tina 06/23/08 04:19:11 PM
#387   Wow Tina.....let me think about it! fastlizzy 06/23/08 04:18:29 PM
#386   My oldest made straight A's on her final Tina 06/23/08 03:04:39 PM
#385   Cool! It's very popular I guess! fastlizzy 05/23/08 01:20:09 PM
#384   my kids did a while back ago Tina 05/23/08 01:19:04 PM
#383   I think so! Good one for my IRA maybe.... fastlizzy 05/23/08 01:04:35 PM
#382   nice lizzy! Tina 05/23/08 01:03:17 PM
#381   TINA....BBW lookin good.... fastlizzy 05/23/08 12:54:55 PM
#380   McDonald's Press Release 05/22/08 Tina 05/22/08 08:17:20 AM
#379   BBI & CC Charts: Tina 04/27/08 12:01:57 PM
#376   The Best Investment You'll Ever Make Tina 04/26/08 11:07:56 AM
#375   PZZA Chart: Tina 04/26/08 11:03:58 AM
#374   DPZ Chart: Tina 04/26/08 11:02:48 AM
#373   SIX Tina 04/26/08 10:56:37 AM
#372   MCD Chart: Tina 04/26/08 10:52:46 AM
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