The Farmer and the Magic Seeds: Sowing the Seeds of Fortune

In the fertile financial fields of California, there lived a pragmatic farmer named Fred. With his sensible hat and sturdy boots, he was an emblem of resilience in this tumultuous terrain, where bulls and bears danced their unpredictable dance, and Wall Street wolves roamed. Yet, Fred was armed with a unique arsenal - his magic seeds, each representing a distinct investment strategy.

Let's follow Fred's journey as he cultivates a diverse financial garden and reaps the abundant rewards of his strategic sowing.

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Show Me the Money: 5 Ways to Demystify Finance for Your Kids

In celebration of Financial Literacy Month, we'd like to offer up five suggestions on how to make money a fun, applicable, hands-on topic for the youngest members of your household. While many of us view children and finance through the lens of what we’re spending, we don’t often consider the power of our own example.

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Who Wants to Be a Millionaire... When You Retire?

We’d like to introduce you to compound interest. It’s a simple principle that works consistently in practice. When you invest, your investment starts to earn money. Then the gains it accumulates also start to earn money and your initial investment can snowball very quickly.

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How Does a Bump Rate Certificate Work?

If you’re looking to hit the right financial notes in a market with steadily increasing rates, a bump rate certificate can be a great addition to your savings plan. Just like you might turn up the volume on your favorite song, this particular type of certificate offers investors the opportunity to “bump up” their earnings.

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A Simple Demonstration of the Power of Compound Interest

Albert Einstein famously said that compound interest is the 8th wonder of the world, but its power is difficult to grasp. So, to give a simple visual demonstration, I'll double the amount of "c"s each time one is used in just three short sentences below. Imagine that each "c" is one cent deposited in a compounding savings account:

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