Should I double major in economics and finance?

I am currently a freshman in college and one of my professors suggested a double major in economics and finance since I hope to pursue investments. I would one day like to work in Wall Street and I have been investing since I was young. What do financial companies look for in college graduates? Would economics and finance be a good combination or is there a better option?

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Having classes in Economics and Finance will provide you knowledge and a starting point for a career in the financial industry.  You may want to give consideration to having either of those as a Minor in order to devote time to Mathematics.  The ability to use numbers efficiently will help you as you consider either a position working with individuals or small business owners (and work towards a CFP or some similar designation) or as an analyst (often workings towards becoming a CFA).  The efficient use of computers (and possibly a basic programming course) would help as well.  I've spent 20 years in the industry working as a CFP and CMT and the classes I took in Economics, Computer Science,  and Mathematics have added more value to my impact on helping clients over any other areas.  Another suggestion is to read as many personal finance books as you can while understanding how the courses you take in school will apply to real world situations.  There is no subsitute for real world experience.  But getting this background should prepare you well for a career on Wall Street. 

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