Ch 40: PLACE Business Education: Personal Investments

About This Chapter

Use this chapter on personal investments to prepare for the PLACE Business Education exam. Each lesson contains a brief video, a printable worksheet and a quiz.

PLACE Business Education: Personal Investments - Chapter Summary

Personal investments are an important practice for many business-savvy people. The PLACE Business Education exam will test your understanding of investments through a review of several types and how they function. This chapter will cover the following topics:

  • Definition of investment
  • Differences between stocks, bonds and preferred stock
  • Examples of short-term investments
  • Determining annuity
  • Property taxes

You won't have to worry whether you're getting the information you require for the PLACE Business Education exam with these lessons. Each lesson is both thorough and relevant--while still maintaining a short length. This means you can study quickly without sacrificing the quality of your learning. They are available anytime, via computer or mobile device.

PLACE Business Education: Personal Investments Objectives

The PLACE Business Education test is divided into five sections: Business Management and Communication; Economics and Personal Finance; Technology and Information Systems; Accounting, Finance, and Business Law; and Business Education Programs. The Economics and Personal Finance section will test you on personal investment options. All of the questions in this section are multiple-choice, and the lesson quizzes that follow our lessons give you good practice answering questions in this format.

10 Lessons in Chapter 40: PLACE Business Education: Personal Investments
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Demand Deposit: Definition & Overview

1. Demand Deposit: Definition & Overview

Most people with bank accounts have demand deposits even if they don't know it. In this lesson, you'll learn what a demand deposit is and some related concepts. You'll also have a chance to take a short quiz after the lesson.

What is a Financial Investment? - Definition, Types & Examples

2. What is a Financial Investment? - Definition, Types & Examples

Learn about the basics of financial investments and some of the key terminology that is important to understand. Find out about some of the most common types of financial investments and the unique attributes of each.

Investment vs. Investments in Economics

3. Investment vs. Investments in Economics

Discover the important difference between investment in economics and investments that individuals make by saving out of their income. This lesson defines and outlines the basic components of gross private domestic investment.

Stocks: Understanding Investment Performance

4. Stocks: Understanding Investment Performance

Many large companies around the world are owned by the public in the form of stocks. Watch this video lesson to learn how stockholders earn money when the company does well.

Bonds: Understanding Investment Performance

5. Bonds: Understanding Investment Performance

In this video lesson, you will learn how to calculate the worth of a bond over time. Learn how interest payments are calculated. See just how much money can be earned from keeping a bond over time.

Preferred Stock: Understanding Investment Performance

6. Preferred Stock: Understanding Investment Performance

After watching this video lesson, you will understand the differences between preferred stocks and regular stocks. You'll also learn how to calculate your dividends and earnings on your stocks when you sell them.

What Are Short-Term Investments? - Definition & Examples

7. What Are Short-Term Investments? - Definition & Examples

Learn more about short-term investments, their definition, time frames, and associated risk. Find out what defines an asset as liquid and what is classified as a short-term investment.

How to Find the Value of an Annuity

8. How to Find the Value of an Annuity

Want to see how much money you will have in the future if you make a set payment every month towards your annuity? Then watch this video lesson for the formula and how to use it.

How to Calculate the Present Value of an Annuity

9. How to Calculate the Present Value of an Annuity

After watching this video lesson, you should know how to calculate how much an annuity is worth at any given time. Learn how to use the formula to calculate the current worth of an annuity that you may have.

Property Taxes: Calculations & Rates

10. Property Taxes: Calculations & Rates

Depending on where you live, the property taxes for houses are calculated differently. Watch this video lesson to see how the calculations are made based on some example rates.

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