I know what you’re thinking. What teenager graduating from high school or 20-something leaving college wants stock as a graduation gift? It’s the last thing on their minds. They just want to party and live it up.
However, it’s the only gift I remember when I graduated high school back in 2002. Then, I worked for Sesame Place in Langhorne, PA. I spent my summers as food cart guy, or as they misleadingly named the division – Culinary Operations. I don’t know what else to call it, but we were not exactly dishing out French cuisine.
But, I digress.
Sesame Place is a children’s water and amusement park owned by Anheuser Busch. So, my parents purchased one share of stock with the ticker symbol: BUD. The certificate of stock was very “official looking” and came in a frame with my name and graduation date at the bottom. It still hangs in my childhood room to this day.
As I said, it was one of the more memorable gifts I ever received. My parents actually repeated the process with my brother, Jim, who got stock in MTV. He was always a big music buff and loved playing the guitar in various garage bands.
With the giving spirit in mind, I want to introduce you to Stockpile. They were kind enough to reach out to me because they want to get their product in front of as many people as possible. After checking them out and having a conversation with them, I agreed to share them with all of you.