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Learn as much as you can about investing and mutual funds while in high school and college. The following books provide a good introduction to these topics: Investing For Dummies (For Dummies, 2016), Stock Market Investing for Beginners: Essentials to Start Investing Successfully (Tycho Press, 2013), and Mutual Funds For Dummies(For Dummies, 2016). Another good resource is Mutual Funds: A Guide for Investors (https://www.sec.gov/investor/pubs/sec-guide-to-mutual-funds.pdf) from the Securities & Exchange Commission. It explains how mutual funds work, provides an overview of the different types of funds, and offers a glossary of commonly used industry terms. Participate in investment competitions during high school and college to develop your stock-picking skills. The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania offers the Knowledge@Wharton High School Investment Competition (http://kwhs.wharton.upenn.edu/competitions), a free, global, online investment simulation for students, ages 14–18, and teachers. According to the Wharton Web site, “students learn about teamwork, communication, risk, diversification, company analysis, industry analysis, and investing.” 

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