The $5,000 Invest Better Video Contest Winner!

We received many inspiring entries for our first annual Invest Better Video Contest, but one rose to the top to win the $5,000 grand prize.

Meet Edward Bautista and his family, who share their story of how investing took them from sleeping on the floor and eating ramen noodles every day to paying for their daughter's college education. Edward's video inspired us because it shows how even when starting small, patient, long-term investing provides financial security and opens up our options. For example, Edward and his family can now afford to escape their Maui home for trips to snowy spots like Idaho!

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  • Report this Comment On October 11, 2012, at 5:03 PM, jordanwi wrote:

    Ahhhh! Here I'm investing to LIVE in Maui and they're investing to LEAVE.

  • Report this Comment On October 11, 2012, at 7:08 PM, p366 wrote:

    I submitted a video for this contest, but the winner definitely aced me out story wise and production wise.



  • Report this Comment On October 12, 2012, at 1:18 AM, shah0048 wrote:

    Great video!


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