Investing: Help & Tutorials

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  • Average Lesson Length: 8 min
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    What is Money? - Definition and Types

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This Investing: Help & Tutorials Study Guide course covers the basics of investing and can help you understand finance, investing savings and different strategies for growing money in order to prepare for class or an exam. The video lessons are each about five minutes long and they're paired with practice quizzes to test and reinforce the concept you've just learned.
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Lesson 1 - What is Money? - Definition and Types Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2877].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2877].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 2 - The Four Basic Functions of Money Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[3155].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[3155].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 3 - How Money Is Made: Understanding Bank Lending in the Economy Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1987].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1987].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 4 - What is a Financial Investment? - Definition, Types & Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[15664].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[15664].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 5 - Investment vs. Investments in Economics Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1933].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1933].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 6 - Types of Financial Assets: Money, Stocks & Bonds Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1983].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1983].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 7 - Financial Markets & Goods Markets Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2024].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2024].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 8 - Insurance Coverage for Various Types of Risk Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[13146].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[13146].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 9 - Income Tax Issues in Personal Investments Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[47281].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[47281].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 2 - Money Demand and Interest Rates: Economics of Demand Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1989].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1989].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 3 - Real vs. Nominal Interest Rates and Changes in Prices Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1996].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1996].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 4 - Private Investment and Real Interest Rates Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1997].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1997].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 5 - Effective Annual Rate: Formula & Calculations Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[29934].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[29934].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 6 - How to Solve Interest Problems: Steps & Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[15624].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[15624].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 7 - Compounding Interest Formulas: Calculations & Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[15579].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[15579].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 8 - How to Find Simple Interest Rate: Definition, Formula & Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[15014].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[15014].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 1 - Sources of Income in Retirement Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[21669].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[21669].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 2 - Retirement Compensation Systems: 401(k) and Pensions Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[18751].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[18751].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 3 - Understanding Retirement and Pension Plans Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[10871].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[10871].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 4 - Social Security: Legislation and Issues Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[10870].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[10870].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 1 - Securities Markets and Investment Bankers Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[13661].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[13661].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 2 - Investment Opportunities in Stocks and Bonds Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[13665].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[13665].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 3 - What Are Dividends? - Investing in Stocks Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[13440].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[13440].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 4 - Stocks: Understanding Investment Performance Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[31588].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[31588].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 5 - Preferred Stock: Understanding Investment Performance Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[31589].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[31589].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 6 - Trading Securities on the Stock Exchange Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[13662].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[13662].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 7 - Securities Fraud & Insider Trading: Definition, Regulations & Penalty Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[14933].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[14933].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 8 - Bonds: Types, Characteristics and Issuing Procedures Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[18505].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[18505].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 9 - Bonds: Understanding Investment Performance Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[31590].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[31590].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 10 - Investment Opportunities in Mutual Funds and Exchange-Traded Funds Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[13666].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[13666].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 11 - How Indicators Influence Market Conditions Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[13664].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[13664].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 12 - Present and Future Value: Calculating the Time Value of Money Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1984].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1984].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 1 - Capitalism and the Free Market: Definition & Limitations Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[12280].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[12280].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 2 - What is an Entrepreneur? - Definition, Characteristics & Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[12720].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[12720].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 3 - Small Business in the American Economy Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[12721].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[12721].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 4 - Small Business in a Global Market Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[12723].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[12723].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 5 - Franchises: Opportunities and Challenges Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[12717].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[12717].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 6 - Types of Real Estate Investments Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[47287].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[47287].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 7 - What is a Sole Proprietorship? - Definition, Advantages, Disadvantages & Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[12713].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[12713].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 8 - The Basics of LLCs: Limited Liability Companies Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[13049].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[13049].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 9 - Corporations: Types, Advantages, Disadvantages & Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[12715].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[12715].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 10 - Corporate Expansion: Mergers and Acquisitions Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[12716].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[12716].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 11 - The Role of Cooperatives in Business Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[12718].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[12718].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 12 - Financial Ratio Calculation and Analysis Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[31587].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[31587].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 1 - Government Spending, GDP, and Crowding Out Private Investment Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1954].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1954].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 2 - Debt Capital Vs Equity Capital Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[13873].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[13873].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 3 - Selling Stock to Raise Capital Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[13663].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[13663].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 4 - The Advantages of Bond Financing Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[18506].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[18506].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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