If you prefer learnin’ on the screen from the comfort of your computer, the news service Reuters has a video series, “Investing 201”, worth firing up. And by all means start with “The Honey Boo Boo Investment Plan,” which outlines how that sweet thang can best invest her $4,000 per episode bounty. And not in a sketti farm.
Advice includes tossing $5,400 per year in a 529 college savings plan and investing some of her tasty trust fund in two equity exchange-traded funds.
Not all the videos feature totlings in tiaras; there are plenty of fast-talking suit guys flinging investing jargon around and scanning these short takes can become pretty addictive.
Almost as addictive as the Cheetos (PepsiCo, ticker: PEP) we were munching while watching “5 Ways to Make Healthy Profits Off of Obesity.” We were gobsmacked by the video’s unexpected content, mostly featuring health-focused companies such as Weight Watchers (WTW) and Danone (DNN).
To tell the truth, our favorite video, even though it doesn’t feature a celebrity or stretch pants, is “Price Wars! Where to Buy the Cheapest ETFs,” because just like Honey Boo Boo’s Mamma June, we’re all about bargains.
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