After CAIA, could CFA be the next challenge? is it possible given the circumstances? Seeking your wisdom.
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 it 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.