My First Stock is an educational program designed by OneShare.com to teach kids the basics of responsible stock ownership. OneShare.com d'es more than just virtually registering a share of stock in the child's name, however. The package includes a stock certificate, a stock tracking sheet, an issue of Kids Wall Street News, and an investing guide. As real shareholders, the children are entitled to annual reports, dividend checks and other shareholder perks. The My First Stock program is available for a flat fee of $89, plus the fee of the stock price. For more information, go to www.oneshare.com.
This article originally appeared in the 03/01/2001 issue of THE Journal.