Are We in Kansas Yet, Toto?

Are We in Kansas Yet, Toto?

Well now…that wasn’t so bad after all. The FRM exam was tough, but not unreasonable. Actually, I felt like an idiot when I received the exam paper, as roughly 90% of the information I’d spent two days cramming did not appear on the exam. I guess we could say that my risk management strategy was […]

Exam Day is Here – Will I survive?

Exam Day is Here – Will I survive?

Well, the day I’ve been dreading has arrived. I’ve barely slept. I know I haven’t covered everything I needed to in order to prepare for the FRM exam. Yet, in exactly 2 hours, I will be seated in a sterile exam room and be challenged to answer more questions correctly than I answer incorrectly – […]

A.M. – P.M. Cramming BSOPM for FRM

A.M. – P.M. Cramming BSOPM for FRM

Hey guys, This is just a quick post to update you on my progress (or lack thereof) with exam preparation. Things haven’t gone exactly as I had hoped in terms of my schedule. However, at this point, I can’t sweat the small stuff. The good news is that, according to the past papers for this […]

Countdown to FRM Exam Day

Countdown to FRM Exam Day

Tick….tick….tick….the countdown to exam day is officially underway with one week remaining. I’m trying not to stress out, but that ADD thing gets a little out of control sometimes.   Attention deficit issues aside, I am trying to be strategic in my approach. I realize that trying to read the 400 page tome masquerading as […]

A Slight Ray of Hope

A Slight Ray of Hope

Let’s see…somewhere in between pure panic mode and downright desperation, I got an encouraging word. I just happened to check my university email today on a lark. To my surprise, I received an email that confirmed my progression to the dissertation stage of my MSc program.   Honestly, it was a bit of a relief, […]

My Goose is Cooked

My Goose is Cooked

Breathe….breathe….slow controlled breaths…. OK, that’s not working. I’ve got less than two weeks until my exam, and then a paper is due the following week. None of this would be quite so stressful if Murphy’s Law didn’t put me in a chokehold. Nothing is going the way I’d planned when the module started. Of course, […]

Time to Hit the Panic Button

Time to Hit the Panic Button

Yikes! How did we get here yet again? Being a distance learning student at the master’s level is one constant challenge. Life continues at a breakneck pace, and trying to achieve the ever elusive work-life balance is challenging in and of itself. Adding two simultaneous modules on top of that is enough to make reasonably […]

Looking Ahead

As we come to the downhill portion of this race, my ADD has me looking ahead to the next thing. I must admit that the thought of completing my MSc Finance is exciting, especially given the fact that I didn’t initially join the program with an intent to get a masters degree. Now, I’m completing my final […]

Bigfoot Sighting

Bigfoot Sighting

No, I didn’t actually see Bigfoot. However, I had an experience that was just as rare as sighting Sasquatch or Nelly (the Loch Ness Monster) or a purple unicorn. I feel like I just won the lottery. Maybe I should check my bank account.   You’ll have to excuse my enthusiasm….no, let’s go with exuberance……hmm…how […]

Three Tips For Freelancers

Three Tips For Freelancers

It’s funny how certain words have certain connotations, isn’t it? I mean, we give words meaning based upon certain contexts, and these meanings inform our subsequent usage and understanding of these words. For example: freelancer. It is amazing to me that so many people still don’t hold freelancers in the same regard as entrepreneurs, when, […]

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