Sometimes discussions about the stock market—and even personal finances—sound like they’re using a foreign language. One way to increase your understanding of the terminology, while having fun doing it, is with a crossword puzzle.

Strengthen Your Financial Vocabulary

December 21 is National Crossword Puzzle Day, commemorating the development of the crossword puzzle. (A little trivia: The first crossword puzzle was published in the New York World newspaper in 1913.)

So what does this have to do with financial planning or investing, the topics LPL Financial typically covers here? Nothing really, other than National Crossword Puzzle Day offers the opportunity to use the simple word game as a way to strengthen your financial vocabulary.

Take a few minutes and download LPL Financial’s Financial Planning and Investment Terms Crossword Puzzle. It’s a fun way to exercise your problem-solving skills while learning key terminology from the financial services industry.

For assistance, download LPL Financial’s free eBook, The ABCs of Financial Terminology. And if you’re in the market for a financial advisor or are thinking about switching advisors, here’s another useful resource: The LPL Financial Find an Advisor tool.