higgmond, that’s so funny, I was just about to post that as my probable plan. I think that’s what I’m going to do.
I’m in NYU Stern’s part-time program, so most of my time outside of work is shot because of that. And I have to say…they do NOT make it any easier because we’re part timers, we’re treated exactly the same as the full-timers. But, I’m going to try my hardest and leverage off of what I’ve learned in school. Luckily I’ve taken (and done well in) classes such as Macro/Micro econ, Futures & Options, Fixed income, Financial Accounting, Foundations of Finance, etc. This summer, I’m taking Corporate Finance and Financial Reporting, and in the fall Equity Valuations.
Here is my next question for you guys - from what I’ve read online here, it is possible to pass Level I with just the Schweser notes. Is this true? I already have to devote a lot of my spare time for school, so if there is any way possible for me to cut some corners, I will need to. I will be in classes pretty much all summer, and in the fall. So I won’t really have any “free” time between now and next June. That being said…I could take 1 less class in the spring, so I can kick up the CFA studying a notch from Feb-May. then, just take those 3 credits after level I next year, finish in August, and still have a lot of extra time for Level 2.
I’m hoping that, with my pretty strong finance and decently strong accounting background, I can get by with the Schweser notes for Level 1. if I can just get this one exam under my belt next June, that will help me immensely for Level 2 the following year…