I remember my Intro to Philosophy of Finance from my freshmen year in college like it was yesterday. lt really opened my eyes to a different way of thinking about the world and the diversity of people that inhabit it. I had grown up in small towns in the rural and suburban Midwest and was not exposed to much culture or financial advice. About the closest I ever came to a Financial Philosophy was my 7th grade business class when we learned to write “for deposit only” on the back of checks along with our account number and signature to endorse a check. So, it was a real eye opener when my Financial Philosophy Professor began our first class with a deep dive into the Philosophy of online banking. I was so fucking lost. Luckily there was a super hot chick that sat like two seats away from me and I spent the first ten minutes of every class trying to work up the nerve to ask her out. I never did, and I still regret that. In any event, after a few weeks of cluelessness it started to sink in and I began to understand why they require every freshmen to take Financial Philosophy. It really makes for a more well rounded education and person overall. Thanks for the article and bringing back all those wonderful memories!

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