April 18, 2010

I'm not stupid...

….I’m lazy. At least I like to believe that’s true =)!

Now im at my fourth year of mathematical studies and about to start writing masters thesis on credit derivatives ( I haven’t yet decided what exactly I’ll be writing about so I’ll be happy to look into any suggestions). As I mentioned before I’m incredibly lasy and as a result my grades are far from perfect. Consequently I won’t be able to get to the exchange program between my university and one in Amsterdam becouse either you need good grades to receive scholarship or you need money for a living (10k euros minimum for a year). Unfortunatelly for now I have none. So my plan is to take a year off to make those money playing poker. Becouse I don’t want to go brain dead through that year I’m planning on attendig some of my classes, finish/write my thesis and obtain few certificates:

1) CAE or CPE ( I got FCE like 5 or 6 years ago so it’s time to move up ;) )
2) CFA
3) and hopfully after working my ass of I’ll be able to pass actuarial examination

The way I see it I am my biggest enemy, my lack of discipline in essence. And thats the first thing I’ll be working on.

To sum up I’ll need 10k e for a year trip to Amsterdam, and another 10k e would be nice so I’ll be able to finance some of my other hobbies ( snowboarding, rock climbing and kitesurfing)

conclusion:pursuit of happiness

Posted By shadeson at 02:21 PM


Tags: plans Amsterdam CFA


G586 posted on April 18, 2010 at 15:39 PM


UK or US or elsewhere actuarial stuff?

My OH is an actuarial tutor, good luck with that!

Probably not recommended if you aren't extremely committed as it's a bit of a lottery.

shadeson posted on April 18, 2010 at 15:52 PM


I'm from continental Europe... From one of those countries where playing poker is not 100% legal ;)

I know the exam is hard but the pay is rewarding so i think it's still worth trying, and I find those things quite interesting

G586 posted on April 18, 2010 at 18:29 PM


Probably better organised exams on the continent. Indeed, if you pass, very well rewarded. Good luck!

shadeson posted on April 21, 2010 at 16:34 PM


thx I'll need that ;)


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