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Ch 121: Savings & Investments

About This Chapter

Use this chapter to help you retain information about savings and investments. In order to have knowledge about finance, understanding savings and investments is critical. Video lessons and self-assessment quizzes will be useful tools to use while studying.

Savings & Investments - Chapter Summary

This chapter contains lessons that provide a thorough explanation of savings and investments. Videos cover stocks and bonds, types of savings accounts and retirement plans. This chapter will also help you review:

  • Financing
  • Retirement and pensions
  • Financial institutions
  • Mutual funds and exchange

Our instructors will walk you through each lesson using real-world examples to increase retention. They present these lessons to you in fun and engaging ways, using humor and animation. As you work your way through the chapter, watching the video lessons, reading the lesson transcripts and taking the self-assessment quizzes, know that our instructors are there every step of the way. If you are struggling to understand a concept at any time, you can ask our instructors any questions you may have.

6 Lessons in Chapter 121: Savings & Investments
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
What Is Financing? - Definition & Types

1. What Is Financing? - Definition & Types

People borrow money to purchase homes, cars, boats, or anything else they don't have the money for at the moment they want to make the purchase. In this lesson, learn what financing is, as well as different types of financing used every day.

Understanding Retirement and Pension Plans

2. Understanding Retirement and Pension Plans

Businesses use many different types of retirement plans for their employees. Two of the most common are pension plans and 401(k) plans. This lesson discusses these two kinds of retirement plans.

Types of Financial Institutions: Definition, Examples & Roles

3. Types of Financial Institutions: Definition, Examples & Roles

In this lesson, we'll explore three types of financial institutions and their roles in financial intermediation. By the end of the lesson, you should also be able to provide an example or two of each type of institution, some of which you may have already used in real life.

What is a Savings Account? - Definition & Types

4. What is a Savings Account? - Definition & Types

People use savings accounts to invest their money for short periods of time. They are the most simple, liquid types of short-term investments. Learn about some basic types of savings accounts and then test your knowledge with a quiz.

Investment Opportunities in Stocks and Bonds

5. Investment Opportunities in Stocks and Bonds

Investors often turn to the stock and bond markets when investing their money. Each market offers opportunities and risks for the individual investor. In this lesson, we'll explore the nature of these investments.

Investment Opportunities in Mutual Funds and Exchange-Traded Funds

6. Investment Opportunities in Mutual Funds and Exchange-Traded Funds

Investing in the stock market is not limited to individual stocks. Investors can also invest in mutual funds and exchange-traded funds. In this lesson, you'll learn about these opportunities, as well as their advantages and disadvantages.

Chapter Practice Exam
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