Whatever happened to some of the old-timers?
When I first joined this forum in 2014 under a different name (I didn’t swap names to hide my identity, I couldn’t get a forum mod to unlock my old account that was tied to an old email address), I was a fresh L1 candidate. More importantly, it was the first time I had ever been exposed to:
1. What “real finance” was beyond the bull**** that retail-level financial advisors refer to as finance.
2. The attitude, almost elitism, of the AF community. Was really inspired by the number of people who wanted to push themselves to achieve very difficult things in life.
When I came back this week, I noticed some familiar names but also some key figures were definitely missing. What happened to
Itera - the grumpy dude that dropped a heavy bag of reality on every single naive wannabe Wall Streeter?
Numi - the guy who guided me in my search for a job in ER?
CFAvMBA - the guy who encouraged me to look for a dream job despite us both knowing that Itera was right and the odds were stacked against me?
I hope they’re still around because I believe those 3, along with many of you vets, carried me through L1
Study together. Pass together.
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