Teaching Kids to Buy Stocks, with J. J. Wenrich

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How can we best educate our children to equip them for success when it comes to their money?

My guest today is J. J. Wenrich, a Certified Financial Planner and 20-year veteran of the investment world.

He developed his fascination with the stock market as a child, watching business reports on PBS, one of the few stations available in his small-town Kansas home. During freezing winters and blazing summers, he was inside learning about what he calls "the amazing world of stocks."

Despite his small-town upbringing, J.J. had progressive teachers along the way who included personal finance education and stock-picking games in their curriculum.

His professors at The University of Kansas reinforced his love of the stock market. So much that he spent spring break on campus watching CNBC all night with stock charts and spreadsheets as he followed equity markets around the world.

In his book, Teaching Kids to Buy Stocks, J.J. will walk you through how he encouraged his three kids to save birthday and allowance money, then use a portion to buy stocks. You will learn the same lessons he taught his kids at home, and thousands of financial professionals at work.

Here's my conversation with J. J. Wenrich, author of Teaching Kids to Buy Stocks, in episode 471 of Informed Choice Radio.

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