"The Basics" guide is entirely focused on investor education and protection. Based on our research of current financial curriculums, the focus on investing and the inclusion of an entire unit on investor protection makes "The Basics" guide unique among the national curriculums available today.
"The Basics" guide is divided into four units plus an appendix. The four unit titles are: Getting Started, Introduction to Financial Markets, Making a Financial/Investment Plan and Investment Fraud. "The Basics" can be taught in its entirety as one course or each unit can be taught separately.
It is designed to be put in a 1” presentation binder (with the plastic sleeve on the front and spine) for ease of use and includes a cover and spine label. The interior pages are black and white for easy photocopying and printing from a PDF or the website.
The compilation of all content in "The Basics of Saving and Investing: Investor Education 2020"© is the exclusive property of the Investor Protection Trust (IPT) and protected by U.S. and international copyright laws. IPT allows teachers, librarians and other educators to download The Basics from the internet and make copies from the pdf or a printed copy as necessary for non-commercial classroom and educational purposes.
The Basics of Saving and Investing: Investor Education 2020
The Basics Train the Trainer Presentation
IPT has also developed a Train the Trainer PowerPoint presentation for educators who would like to share investor education and protection teaching strategies with other educators. It provides a good overview of "The Basics of Saving and Investing" curriculum as well as information on other educator resources available from IPT.