ultimate step to investing: stocks. For a fun way to
teach kids about stocks and how they work, make a game of
it. Have everyone in the family pick their favorite company
-- McDonald's, The Gap, Walt Disney, Nike -- and "invest"
$100. If you own mutual funds or variable annuities, you can
let your kids find a name they know in the annual reports.
Then show your kids how to keep track of the stocks' daily
progress through the newspaper's financial section. Give a
prize to the person whose stock goes up the most over each