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7 investing lessons Dad forgot to teach you

US News & World Report -  Money Logo By Rebecca Lake of US News & World Report - Money | Slide 1 of 8: Every year on Father's Day we celebrate dads and what they taught us. But how much did dad teach you about investing? Not enough, suggests a MassMutual poll of 500 parents with children who graduated college in the past year. MassMutual found that 72 percent of parents wished they had taught their kids more about finances. According to a PNC Investments Millennials & Investing Survey, 62 percent of millennial respondents said their parents taught them to save money – but not how to invest it. If the seven investing lessons that follow weren't part of your financial education, they should be now.

Kids aren't taught to invest.

Every year on Father's Day we celebrate dads and what they taught us. But how much did dad teach you about investing?

Not enough, suggests a MassMutual poll of 500 parents with children who graduated college in the past year.

MassMutual found that 72 percent of parents wished they had taught their kids more about finances.

According to a PNC Investments Millennials & Investing Survey, 62 percent of millennial respondents said their parents taught them to save money – but not how to invest it.

If the seven investing lessons that follow weren't part of your financial education, they should be now. Click through the slideshow to see them.

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