After CAIA, could CFA be the next challenge? is it possible given the circumstances? Seeking your wisdom.
First, Congrats are in order to those who are new CAIA Charterholders. For those who did not pass CAIA Level II, keep at it, you have got this and you will do it.
Second, I am seeking your wisdom of the individuals who are either CFA Charterholders or candidates here on AF and the feedback is very much appreciated.
I feel so good about passing the CAIA and now re-contemplating the idea about getting a CFA. I certainly understand that the road to achieve the CFA charter is a lot longer and much more difficult than CAIA. However, I see some overlap between CFA Level I and both CAIA (specially with Ethics being 15% MCQ on CFA Level I, Derivatives & Alts are combined about 12% and some overlap in Quants and other topics) as well as my background knowledge in other topics. Besides, I have always wanted to have these beautiful 3 letters after my name.
The challenges: I am in my mid 40s with 4 kids all under the age of 6. I am the main breadwinner of the family. Time is becoming a very expensive commodity specially with sacrificing time spent with the kids while they are growing up, which I will never get back. I know I should have done this when I was in my 20s but it was circumstantially very difficult and part of it lack of confidence on my part.
If I start studying Dec. 1st, for the June 2019 Level I exam, and assuming no setbacks or failed attempts (which is very likely) I am looking at a June 2021 to be done! I know the Charter is worth the time.
I feel that I am just rambling, but I need an advice.
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