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Sadly, the WeSeed project has ended.

I’m probably going to be mentioning things I learned at SOBCon09 for a while yet. 😀 But this is a good thing! It was an awesome conference and I came home with so much you won’t even believe it.

Today we’re going to talk about the stock market.

How would YOU like to have a million bucks* to invest in the stock market? You can! Really! And better yet, your kids can have a million bucks* to invest as well.

*It’s all fake money. Fun, but fake. 🙂

All you have to do is head on over to WeSeed and set up an account. From there, you can buy and sell (fake) shares in the companies of your choice. A really great feature is the fact that companies are organized by category, so it’s easy to choose your own interest and find a company in which to invest.

Once you choose a company it’s easy to see performance information and decide whether to buy or not. If you’re a little nervous about stocks and investing, there’s a whole education section that is helpful.

I was extra pleased that WeSeed was a SOBCon09 sponsor because investing in the stock market has long been something I wanted to teach the boys to do. WeSeed just launched several months ago and if they hadn’t sponsored the conference I might not have heard about them.

I’d always envisioned giving the boys some seed money when they were 13 or 14 and letting them buy a share or two and try their hand at investing. Now, I can let them start right away because it’s free, well-organized, and it’s on the computer. The whole system is tied to the stock market, so WeSeed is a great way to practice investing without risking any actual dollars.

So? What are you waiting for? Head on over and sign up for an account. And let me know how you do! So far I’ve lost $82.90, but the markets went down today so we’ll see how tomorrow goes.

This blog post was written as part of the WeSeed SOBCon competition. Other than entering the contest I receive no material benefit for writing about WeSeed. I think it’s a fantastic program; I wouldn’t have blogged about it otherwise.

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