A strong foundation of financial education can help you build a lifetime of good money management habits and self-defense skills against financial fraud. NASAA provides activities and resources specifically for younger investors to help you better understand the risks and rewards of investing.
Education and awareness are the best weapons in the fight against investment fraud. The below activities and resources have been developed by experienced investor educators to highlight often-overlooked components of financial education: fraud prevention and investment risk. For additional resources to support your efforts to educate your students about safe investing, contact your local state or provincial securities regulator.
Activities and Resources for Youth and Educators
- FSI: Fraud Scene Investigator (high school)
An online interactive investor education program that teaches students how to detect and stop a million-dollar investment fraud and put the mysterious con man behind bars.
- Live “Stock” Adventure (middle school)
A fun and educational card-based activity for middle school students designed to raise students’ awareness of the value of saving and investing.
- Conversation Starters
A guide to having the money talk with your loved ones.
- Guide to Understanding 529 Plans
Information about College Savings Plans, also known as 529 Plans.
- Additional Resources
NASAA members and other consumer education organizations offer excellent resources to help youth better understand saving and investing.
- Contact Your State or Provincial Securities Regulator