The Student Centre

Welcome to the Virtual Brokers Student Centre. Here we connect you with sources of information to help you increase your knowledge about finances, money, and investing, and most importantly, saving for your future.

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The benefits of starting young

Every stage of life has its financial challenges. For many students, investing and generating savings can seem like a distant reality. However, the effects of compound interest and long term saving can exponentially increase savings overtime. It is a smart decision to get a head start and take advantage of the perks.

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Take advantage of a free demo account at Virtual Brokers. We provide $100,000 virtual dollars available for 2 weeks to trade stocks, options and more. Experience the excitement of participating in the live market, and learn about trading firsthand. There are several different platforms for you to explore, and there are no costs or obligations. Simply complete your request here and we will forward you all that’s required to start “virtual trading” and real learning.

Kick Start Investment Program (KIP)

Virtual Brokers' Kick Start Investment Program (KIP), a revolutionary concept in online investing, is simple, valuable and cost effective. This service is designed to help encourage savings and investment for students and recent graduates.

Simple, reliable service
Every month, Virtual Brokers KIP service will transfer an amount specified by the account holder from their bank account to their Virtual Brokers Account. The funds will then be used to purchase up to 5 different Canadian or US Stocks or ETFs, according to client instructions.

Cost Effective
There are no commission charges for the automatic monthly purchases. In addition, there are no annual fees for clients who are students or recent graduates (within the last 2 years). All other clients will be subject to an annual fee of $50 CAD.

To take advantage of this service, simply select "Kick Start Investment Program" under "Account Services" in the dashboard. Select a monthly amount and your investment choices and we take care of the rest!

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What are your goals?

Every life stage can be identified with a specific goal in mind towards savings. It is important that we focus on what you require; whether it's making loan repayments, or making a first big purchase (house or car). View what stage of life you may belong and start your investing plan today.

Typical Life Stage of Millennials

Age 18 – 24 (Education)
This age group is still in post-secondary school, and the concept of saving may not have solidified yet. However students should still be encouraged to save early.

Age 25 – 29 (Financially independent)
Individuals from this group are mostly out of college or university, and crippled with post-secondary school debt and quite possibly credit card debt. Your main goals may be to pay off your student loans/debt as soon as possible, save enough to purchase a car or condo/home, and be financially independent.

Juggling debt repayment, savings, and making big purchases may seem like a daunting task, but make no mistake this can be manageable if the right balance and options are chosen.

Age 30 – 35 (Owning a Home, Starting a Family)
At this stage, individuals may have a foothold in the labour market and started their career. Other big decisions must be made – Make a down payment on a house? Getting married? Welcoming a new member to the family? Start saving for retirement? These decisions all involve careful financial planning.