At what point in your life did you get interested in finance?
I've been active on this site for a few months now. It is clear that the demographic range is large in a myriad of senses. Ever so often there is a college freshman or the occasional high school student posting questions about recruiting, interviews, targets, etc. I always found those posts surprising and an oddity.
There is nothing wrong with getting interesting in something early, it probably helps a lot going forward. It is clear many of them don't know the first thing about the positions they inquire about beyond a few acronyms and it "possibly" compensates generously. I'm guessing those kids generally have family members that work in the industry or a similar industry (accounting, audting, etc.) in some capacity. I find it hard to believe a high school student or freshman could know anything about these industries or actively researched them otherwise. It's a little too disturbing.
For me personally, I really got interested in the finance industry in general during the summer between my freshman and sophomore year of college. That's when I really started following the markets and learning the more technical side of it. Before that, I personally knew little to nothing.
When did you become interested?