6 / 8
Founders

Finance

Know a lot about Finance?
Become a founder to help build the resource students deserve to find.
You're a Founder! Thanks for signing up! Become a Founder

Discussion

1500
  • Parzival S.
    @parzival-s Parzival S. Hello everyone, my name is Parzival Sattva and I look forward to helping Finance become a beta subject. I hold Master level degrees in Accounting and US taxation, as well as formerly being a Certified Public Accountant in California and a Chartered Accountant in British Columbia. I have worked in the mutual fund and credit card industries and have owned my own business since 2002.


    Finance deserves to be on Socratic. While other subjects that are currently there are solely academic in nature, Finance is a real-world application - the answers to questions can directly impact people's lives and livelihoods. Giving well thought out and well reasoned answers to questions posed can only be a good thing, both for Socratic but for Socratic users at large.
    1 year ago
  • Yosief Yohannes
    @yosief-yohannes Yosief Yohannes I am learning about interest rates. My papa borrowed $30 and returned as $40.  Then he borrowed the 40 and returned 50.  I think that is cool.  I want to be a founder to continue learning on interest rate and other cool staff.
    1 year ago
  • Yonas Yohannes
    @yonas Yonas Yohannes Hi I am a Physicist with an MBA that have been Banking executive for the last 25 years. Finance in general is not only a subject you will find in Business School but you will run into it at part of Engineering Economics.  But most importantly it is a basic skill that you have to develop even for everyday life.  Your bank products, loans and your mortgages, your credit card and car notes all are governed by basic financial principles that are worth learning. I would be happy to contribute to this subject. So would you, please join and be the 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th founding member.            
    1 year ago
  • Yonas Yohannes
    @yonas Yonas Yohannes Hi I Physicist with an MBA that have been Banking executive for the last 25 years. Finance in general is not only a subject you will find in Business School but you will run into it at part of Engineering Economics.  But most importantly it is a basic skill that you have to develop even for everyday life.  Your bank products, loans and your mortgages, your credit card and car notes all are governed by basic financial principles that are worth learning. I would be happy to contribute to this subject. So would you, please join and be the 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th founding member.
    1 year ago
  • Daniel Fernandez
    @daniel-fernandez Daniel Fernandez I majored in Finance and Management Information Systems. Finance and Capital Markets are one of the most important elements of our society. Financial intermediaries are one of the key drivers for economic growth because they are in charge of allowing the dynamic and efficient allocation of capital in an economy. Knowledge about Finance, Credit and the Capital Markets are important early on anyone's education to ensure they can efficiently leverage the tools for short, medium and long term economic goals.
    2 years ago
  • Becca M.
    @becca Becca M. Hi @tom-o-1! So nice to meet you! Love that you're getting your degree in Science Education. Sounds like you have knowledge of finance as well—is that correct?

    If so, definitely sign up as a founder (click the "become a founder" button above). Amazing that you're form Kenya, by the way!
    2 years ago
  • Becca M.
    @becca Becca M. Welcome to the team, @beefree! Very, very excited to have you. It looks like your background postions you very well to be a founder.
    2 years ago
  • Tom O.
    @tom-o-1 Tom O. hello, my name is Tom. I'm a 4th year student  studying bachelor of education (science). I have a strong interest in finance and a vast knowledge on creating opportunities and would like to be part of your team. I'm in kenya.
    2 years ago
  • BeeFree
    @beefree BeeFree Background: Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and also have a Master's degree in Actuarial Science which included a thorough understanding of the Theory of Interest.
    I was a heavy contributor to the Finance section for Yahoo Answers but they changed their format so I came here to Socratic to help students with Finance.
    2 years ago
  • Becca M.
    @becca Becca M. @Callum S. ah, that's awesome. Looks like we've got a great crew getting together here :)
    2 years ago
  • Callum S.
    @callum-s Callum S. Sixth Form is an option you can take after you finish school before you go to college or university. You can either further the subjects you took before, or take new ones to gain new qualifications.
    2 years ago
  • Becca M.
    @becca Becca M. Hey @callum-s! Super excited that you want to help start finance :) For those of us who aren't familiar, can you explain what Sixth Form is?
    2 years ago
  • Callum S.
    @callum-s Callum S. Hi there, my name is Callum, and I am currently studying finance in Sixth Form. I find the subject really interesting, and I like opportunities to pass on what I know to others.
    2 years ago
  • Becca M.
    @becca Becca M. Hi @muhammad-k-2! I'm so excited you signed up to help launch Finance :) I wanted to get the conversation started here, so that when other founders sign up, we can start getting to know each other and discussing our "vision" for finance on Socratic. Question for you: do you know anyone else with knowledge of finance who might want to become a founder, too? The sooner we get to 8 founders, the sooner we can get started!
    2 years ago
  • Muhammad K.
    @muhammad-k-2 Muhammad K. Hello people, my name is Muhammad Kamil, I'm a 3rd year student at university, currently enrolled in an Economics and Finance degree. I'm sure we can work together to create a productive environment for students (myself included) to learn finance.
    2 years ago
  • Show more activity

FAQ

How are new subjects launched?

By the community! (With support from the Socratic team.) To launch a subject on Socratic, you need a founding team of eight people who are committed to building and supporting the subject through its critical early days.

Once eight founders have signed up, you will form a team that collaborates to grow and nurture the subject using a live version of the site. You will write the subject's first featured answers and recruit other contributors. Most important, you will lead by example by participating often and encouraging others to do the same.

Once the founding team has built a foundation of helpful answers and a healthy community of supporters, the subject will graduate, meaning it will join the ranks as a designated Socratic learning resource. We'll also design a beautiful subject badge to make it official!

Who can be a subject founder?

Anyone who knows a lot about Finance can become a founder. Why? The Socratic community values passion, diversity of opinions, and commitment over credentials.

Alongside your knowledge, your passion to share and spread Finance with students everywhere should be your driving force. This is what will help your subject succeed!

Why should I become a founder?
  • Be one of eight people building a shared resource that will reach more than a million students every month. Now that's legacy.
  • Connect and collaborate with brilliant people around the world who share your passion. Find your tribe.
  • Earn credibility and status, online and off. Add it to your resume! Founding a subject will keep you sharp, and can even help in your professional life.
  • Have fun. Building something you're proud of feels pretty darn good.
When I sign up to be a founder, what am I committing to? I'm not sure I have time.

New subjects need a foundation of helpful answers and, most important, continuous participation from passionate folks. As a founder, you will:

  • Ensure that your founding team creates at least 20 featured answers that represent that very best in your subject
  • Participate often and encourage other team members, so that you meet your shared goal of high activity days (days on which 8 or more people contribute)

No matter who you are, life is busy and unpredictable. That's why there are no individual or time-based requirements for subject founders. You can contribute to your shared goals anytime, from anywhere - so long as you make an active effort to support the team and push the subject forward.

Can I invite friends to be founders?

If you know someone who would be a great founder for a new subject on Socratic, you can — and should! — invite that person by sharing the link to this page with them, and encouraging them to sign up.

Inviting a friend to join you on the founding team likely means working with someone you already respect, which'll help establish trust amongst the team early on. Trust = better outcomes and more fun.

I would love to see Finance on Socratic! Can I get involved without becoming a founder?

Yes! To help get Finance launched on Socratic, you can:

  • Recruit others (know a potential founder?) and spread the word (share links with interested friends or online groups you're part of)
  • Contribute early answers — anyone can write answers, even if you're not a founder
  • Ask some of the first questions (if you're studying this subject or want to learn about it)
  • Get to know the founders and chime in with support and encouragement