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Tell HN: I want to teach you finance. In 30 mins. For free
28 points by swyx on July 16, 2017 | hide | past | web | favorite | 48 comments
(Title is meant in honor of DevBootCamp, I figured I would put this up and see if there is any interest.)

Working on a fintech idea? Thinking about actively investing some of your savings for fun? Want a free phone consult?

I am a CFA/CAIA business school/MFin grad who has worked across roles in central banking, investment banking, a >$10bn hedge fund and a fintech startup with some free time coming up.

I've always thought it would be cool if people with different skills could just exchange them in a free phone or skype call. No strings, huge upside value if the advice helps solve a near term problem. For me, I just want to talk to software engineers and founders to see what is interesting.

What do you think?




How about a more detailed CV with exact positions and company names and contact information and a track record? Free financial advice is always a scary proposition to me, maybe because I work in security and my job makes me cynical and a little paranoid...


haha. my identity is no secret to a simple google search. i dropped my linkedin to every respondent.


I'd love to learn from you, we can jump on a Google Hangout together,

I run a Deep Learning startup, so if you want to know anything about this domain happy to chat

alain@signalbox.ai


So I didn't get to speak with everyone but I wrote up my experiences and put up on HN. If you'd like to speak again in future just let me know there! https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=14817341


dropping a mail


I am working on a side project involving stocks and programmatically minimising capital gain taxes (e.g. using Australia's 50% CGT discount) and I'm happy to discuss it. I am not sure but I think UK's capital gains tax law have similar opportunities. I put my email in my profile.


So I didn't get to speak with everyone but I wrote up my experiences and put up on HN. If you'd like to speak again in future just let me know there! https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=14817341


I'm an artist working directly on a team with software developers instead of being an actual developer, but if your offer is open I would love to talk investing since who knows how long I'll be lucky enough to have this gig.


how can i contact you?


I don't know how to send a pm, I'm primarily a lurker... edit: found your twitter, I'll find you!


I don't have the first clue about finance but I'm really interested in learning. I'm willing to share whatever I have to offer in return (it's not much -- but sometimes a new perspective can mean the world).

rug3y@teknik.io


So I didn't get to speak with everyone but I wrote up my experiences and put up on HN. If you'd like to speak again in future just let me know there! https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=14817341


Thanks for posting and I'd love to take you up on your offer. Also likewise, I'm happy to share any knowlege I am familiar with. (just sent you a DM on twitter :-)


So I didn't get to speak with everyone but I wrote up my experiences and put up on HN. If you'd like to speak again in future just let me know there! https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=14817341


replied on twitter


I think this would be brilliant! I have skills but finance is not one of them. A chance to get a bit of a grip on such an important field is a real opportunity!


So I didn't get to speak with everyone but I wrote up my experiences and put up on HN. If you'd like to speak again in future just let me know there! https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=14817341


how can i contact you?


I'd love to discuss finance with you - shuumai0318 at gmail.com


So I didn't get to speak with everyone but I wrote up my experiences and put up on HN. If you'd like to speak again in future just let me know there! https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=14817341


will email you!


It would be awesome if you can make a video /course on a topic you think everyone should know. I would be happy to pay for it to learn more about taxes.


So I didn't get to speak with everyone but I wrote up my experiences and put up on HN. If you'd like to speak again in future just let me know there! https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=14817341


i'm not a personal finance guy, although i did take that one class on private wealth in b-school.

I'll give you a quick one: mortgage interest deductibility makes basically all rent vs buy decisions a no brainer if you are any sort of normal net worth.


I'd love to talk about cryptocurrencies/software engineering/cybersecurity if you're interested. avi . saven (at) gmail


Really really good speaking with you Avi - I wrote up my experiences and put up on HN. If you'd like to speak again in future just let me know! https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=14817341


I'm a tech ops/security guy who would love to know how to love into investment banking/hedge funds.


So I didn't get to speak with everyone but I wrote up my experiences and put up on HN. If you'd like to speak again in future just let me know there! https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=14817341


Thank you! I'm currently helping my mother through a medical crisis, but I do plan on getting in touch.


i would also love to know how to love them :) DM on twitter if you want to chat and dont want to put your email here


I want to get out of poverty and I have skills but no network. brainacid9 At gmail .dot com


So I didn't get to speak with everyone but I wrote up my experiences and put up on HN. If you'd like to speak again in future just let me know there! https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=14817341


dropping a mail


I'm a software engineer and would love to have an exchange of ideas. the.latoya.banks@gmail.com


So I didn't get to speak with everyone but I wrote up my experiences and put up on HN. If you'd like to speak again in future just let me know there! https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=14817341


I would love to learn more and have an exchange of ideas. amonxnye@gmail.com


So I didn't get to speak with everyone but I wrote up my experiences and put up on HN. If you'd like to speak again in future just let me know there! https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=14817341


will email you!


Would love to chat. DM me on Twitter, please. @sebastiansteins


Really good to speak with you today! I wrote up my experiences and put up on HN. If you'd like to speak again in future just let me know there! https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=14817341


received


Ramit is that you?


ha he doesnt need HN


DMed you on Twitter.

@Ni_Aimable


So I didn't get to speak with everyone but I wrote up my experiences and put up on HN. If you'd like to speak again in future just let me know there! https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=14817341


received!


why don't you make a youtube video


i have a face for radio




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