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Finance Club opens the year with the goal of educating

On Oct. 13, the Southlake Carroll Finance Club had their first meeting of the year, discussing their goals and preparations for upcoming activities.
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Photo courtesy of Amechi Anwah

A common complaint among high school students is that they don’t know how to deal with finances, and there isn’t a great opportunity for them to learn how to. They also don’t have time to fit an entire class about finance into their schedule when they need to take other classes. Junior Arjan Suri founded the Southlake Carroll Finance Club last year for this exact reason. 

“My passion for stocks and finance inspired me to teach about finance for those who don’t have ready access to financial education,” Suri said. 

The club’s first meeting on Friday revolved around Suri’s goals for the year, and to prepare for the stock market competitions the club will hold later in the year. Suri’s main goal for the club is to educate his peers about money through investing. 

“Some of our lessons will revolve around methods to analyze stocks, such as technical analysis and fundamental analysis,” Suri said. 

Suri hopes that through the club, others can learn financial skills to avoid instability in the future.

“I’ve gained a great basis of understanding on financial literacy,” member Anson Omar said. “I hope to learn more intricate concepts this year that will further my knowledge of making smart financial decisions.”

The club covers everything from taxes and funds to investment and stocks, with a highly planned out schedule and a clear goal.

“Single-handedly, my favorite thing done in the club is the renewed focus on financial literacy for students,” club chairman junior Ayan Bakshi said. 

The club also hopes to expand to reach more students, especially freshmen. Those involved are grateful for the opportunity to explore financial topics in-depth at this age, with realistic focuses and goals.

“Without [the club], our school would be dull, and rather boring, for students who want to get involved with investing at a young age,” Bakshi said.

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Joe Ferrara, Staff
Joe is a senior at Carroll Senior High School, and is a first-year member of Dragon Media. He’s always had an interest in writing, and recently worked on the 2023 Literary Magazine Club. Besides writing, he’s also active in the Carroll Art Department, is an Eagle Scout, and works part-time at Starbucks. He plans to major in journalism in college.