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Retirement Advisor: Small Steps For Young Investors (Podcast)

by: SA For FAs
Summary

Ever wonder why financial literacy programs fall flat when the content is so basic?

I don’t think it’s inadequate high school instruction; any difficulty young people encounter is apt to come from the absence of foundational knowledge that should come in their earliest years.

There’s nothing advisors can do about parental deficiencies, but there is one very simple idea that can make a difference for young people especially.

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Ever wonder why financial literacy programs fall flat when the content is so basic? What’s missing is not the intellect needed to understand debt management.

This podcast (5:51) suggests that something more basic is at play. Young people need to know that they matter; that their actions, even if very small, are consequential. If they’ve gotten that one down, then they can handle retirement investing. Financial advisors are uniquely positioned to demonstrate this point.