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June 18th, 2005


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12:05 am - LIFA
For reasons not entirely clear, I woke up one morning with a string of emails detailing the fact that I had signed up for a LIFA scholarship, waiver to level III, and an exam for, oh, tomorrow morning. I planned to study for this, a 4 hour exam for professions interested in a certification as a Licensed International Financial Analyst. But this week, the curriculum guide, with its 1000+ word list for which I need to have a deep understanding and know the definitions of, were killing my buzz. So, I tried using a wiki framework to break it down. But I couldn't even be bothered to finish propagating the list, let alone filling them in. Perhaps taking this will motivate me to come back and start a formal study program for it, despite not really knowing if this credential even means anything (styled and competing with the CFA designation, but it is its first year and I don't know if the marketplace respects it).

It was cheap to play. I hoped it would provide a backbone for me to fill in my finance knowledge. At the least, it will either momentarily build or crush my ego as I battle a 4 hour multiple choice exam in a field I only think I know something about.

CMU is a place for sickos. Because I know at least two of you, on reading this, will have a deep appreciation for taking arbitrary hard tests recreationally.

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From:ex_trurl
Date:June 18th, 2005 01:26 pm (UTC)
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Well, you probably aren't talking about me or bucy.
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From:daemonv
Date:June 18th, 2005 09:48 pm (UTC)
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Not you?
From:ex_trurl
Date:June 19th, 2005 02:55 am (UTC)
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Well, I certainly wasn't taking the GRE for the fun of it.

Or did you mean test in another sense?

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