Advisor Website Home | Contact Us | Site Map | Help | Career Opportunities

American Funds Investors

Do as I do: Financial lessons passed down from Mom and Dad

Open an account

We believe in the value of professional guidance. That’s why American Funds are sold through financial advisers.

Call us at 800/421-4225 for help finding an adviser in your area.

Investor magazine
Fall/Winter 2013

Investor Fall/Winter 2013 magazine

Learn how parents can positively influence their children's financial habits.

View PDF

Important: You must have Flash to view this content. You either do not have Flash or the version you have installed on your computer is no longer supported by this website. Download the latest version of Flash for free.

Do as I do: Financial lessons passed down from Mom and Dad

Video recorded June 2013

Anna Rae Goethe, 22, is an avid saver who understands the importance of budgeting and the value of professional advice — thanks to her mom and dad. Since she dreams of working for a nonprofit organization, saving now for the long term will help Anna Rae pursue her goals.

View more American Funds Investors videos:

The statements included in this section are the opinions and beliefs of the speakers expressed at the time the commentary was recorded and are not intended to represent those persons' opinions and beliefs at any other time. These investor experiences may not be representative of the experience of other investors.

Past results are not predictive of results in future periods.

Investments are not FDIC-insured, nor are they deposits of or guaranteed by a bank or any other entity, so they may lose value.

Investing outside the U.S. involves risks such as currency fluctuations, periods of illiquidity and price volatility. These risks may be heightened in connection with investments in developing countries. See the most recent shareholder report or prospectus for more information on these and other risks associated with investing in the fund.

The return of principal for bond funds and for funds with significant underlying bond holdings is not guaranteed. Fund shares are subject to the same interest rate, inflation and credit risks associated with underlying bond holdings. Bond prices and a bond fund's share price will generally move in the opposite direction of interest rates.

Capital Group manages equity assets through three investment groups. These groups make investment and proxy voting decisions independently. Fixed-income investment professionals provide fixed-income research and investment management across the Capital organization; however, for securities with equity characteristics, they act solely on behalf of one of the three equity investment groups.

Investors should carefully consider investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses. This and other important information is contained in the fund prospectuses and summary prospectuses, which can be obtained from a financial professional and should be read carefully before investing.