UPDATE: Tell Us How Investing Has Mattered to You (and Win $5,000)

Worldwide Invest Better Day 9/25/2012

UPDATE: We've heard from some of you that you weren't able to submit your video. We've fixed that glitch, so please re-send your video links to VideoContest@fool.com!

Investing changes lives.

Tom Gardner tells a story about being in a grocery store with his dad, who decided which brand of pudding to buy based on which company he owned shares in. That was Tom's first exposure to investing, and it built not only financial freedom for him, but a whole company dedicated to helping everyone achieve financial freedom.

How has investing changed your life?
The stories we hear from our members and readers move us. Because of investing, Fools have been able to retire early, ensure the long-term care of disabled kids, send kids to college, fund trips around the world, have the freedom to choose a job based on passion -- not need, and many other things.

In conjunction with Worldwide Invest Better Day, we want to hear how investing has changed your life for the better.

You can win $5,000!
Send us a one- to three-minute video of your story by 11:59 p.m. ET on Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2012, and you'll be eligible to win $5,000.

How has investing changed your life? What has it made possible? What is different and better for you because of investing? It doesn't matter if you're just starting out or already enjoying the fullest fruits of your investing labors. We want to know.

And in the spirit of a quick video, here's David Gardner.

To learn how to submit your story, go to our Submission Guidelines by clicking here.

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