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Investing: The Gift of a Lifetime

Longtime readers of this magazine know how passionate I am about introducing young people to investing. When you teach kids the importance of saving and the potential long-term benefits of compound growth, you’re giving them the knowledge to take charge of their finances into adulthood.

Schwab MoneyWise® has tools to help them set goals and keep their finances on track, including a budget planner, cost-of-debt calculator, and spending tracker.

Another way to make investing feel concrete is by helping kids experience what it’s like to own a piece of a company they care about—perhaps the one behind their favorite app, phone, or sneakers. When you open and fund a custodial account, you can give the gift of ownership with Schwab Stock Slices™, which allows you to purchase any stock in the S&P 500® Index for as little as $5.

So, why not consider a more meaningful gift this holiday season? An appreciation of investing never goes out of style—and could give the young people in your life the start they need to build a brighter future for themselves.



Charles R. Schwab
Founder & Chairman


Important Disclosures

The information provided here is for general informational purposes only and should not be considered an individualized recommendation or personalized investment advice. The investment strategies mentioned here may not be suitable for everyone. Each investor needs to review an investment strategy for his or her own particular situation before making any investment decision.

All expressions of opinion are subject to change without notice in reaction to shifting market conditions. Data contained herein from third-party providers is obtained from what are considered reliable sources. However, its accuracy, completeness, or reliability cannot be guaranteed.

Examples provided are for illustrative purposes only and not intended to be reflective of results you can expect to achieve.

Schwab Stock Slices is not intended to be investment advice or a recommendation of any stock. Investing in stocks can be volatile and involves risk including loss of principal. Consider your individual circumstances prior to investing.

The “S&P 500® Index” is a product of S&P Dow Jones Indices LLC or its affiliates (“SPDJI”), and has been licensed for use by Charles Schwab & Co., Inc. (“CS&Co”). Standard & Poor’s® and S&P® are registered trademarks of Standard & Poor’s Financial Services LLC (“S&P”); Dow Jones® is a registered trademark of Dow Jones Trademark Holdings LLC (“Dow Jones”). Schwab Stock Slices is not sponsored, endorsed, sold, or promoted by SPDJI, Dow Jones, S&P, or their respective affiliates, and none of such parties make any representation regarding the advisability of using Schwab Stock Slices or investing in any security available through Schwab Stock Slices, nor do they have any liability for any errors, omissions, or interruptions of the S&P 500 Index.


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