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Sep 12, 2007 2:10 pm

I was just able to sign on to the website....they haven't yet sent out an email notifying folks that they can see the results.

Passed!

Sep 12, 2007 2:50 pm

Congratulations, Joe. Not at all a mean feat, welcome to the club.

Sep 12, 2007 3:00 pm
doc c:

Congratulations, Joe. Not at all a mean feat, welcome to the club.



Thanks!

Sep 12, 2007 4:33 pm
joedabrkr:

I was just able to sign on to the website....they haven't yet sent out an email notifying folks that they can see the results.

Passed!


Congrats Joe!


Time to party!


I know you worked hard to achieve this goal. Good job!


That said, Mr smarty pants know-it-all CFP, answer me this:


If a stealth bomber crashes in the forest does it make a sound?


What is another word for "Thesaurus?"


Why is the word "Abbreviation" so long?


If Barbie is so popular, why do you have to buy her friends?


Ok, smart guy CFP, show me your stuff!


And again, congrats!


Sep 12, 2007 5:03 pm

Surprise, surprise...


Congratulations, Joe...and don't let anyone tell you that people don't care about it...some do...they just don't seek out those without the designation so they're none the wiser.


Now, answer BG's questions, Mr. Smartypants...

Sep 12, 2007 5:58 pm
BondGuy:
joedabrkr:

I was just able to sign on to the website....they haven't yet sent out an email notifying folks that they can see the results.

Passed!


Congrats Joe!


Time to party!


I know you worked hard to achieve this goal. Good job!


That said, Mr smarty pants know-it-all CFP, answer me this:


If a stealth bomber crashes in the forest does it make a sound?


What is another word for "Thesaurus?"


Why is the word "Abbreviation" so long?


If Barbie is so popular, why do you have to buy her friends?


Ok, smart guy CFP, show me your stuff!


And again, congrats!




I like the stealth bomber one...that's a new twist.

Now if you need to know how much it will cost to BUY the stealth bomber in 25 years, I'm your man.....

Sep 12, 2007 6:05 pm

Well if you borrow the money today and buy the bomber at a fixed interest rate, you will paying back the money with cheaper dollars twenty five years from now. And if the bomber is still working then, and you discount the future of the bomber into today's dollars... you have a CFP exam question, for the next group of candidates.


All Joe has to do is thirty hours of continuing education, and I believe he gets a year off.

Sep 12, 2007 11:02 pm
doc c:

Well if you borrow the money today and buy the bomber at a fixed interest rate, you will paying back the money with cheaper dollars twenty five years from now. And if the bomber is still working then, and you discount the future of the bomber into today's dollars... you have a CFP exam question, for the next group of candidates.


All Joe has to do is thirty hours of continuing education, and I believe he gets a year off.



Actually from what I read they don't give time off any more for that...you start accruing hours due right away.

Sep 12, 2007 11:07 pm

30 hours every two years with two hours of ethics...first reporting period is prorated.

Sep 12, 2007 11:18 pm

Yeah, you can just do the online insurance CE and it counts for CFP. I think they should tighten the standards ... nah, they'll never change the tax code and such in our lifetimes.

Sep 12, 2007 11:50 pm

I passed!


What a relief. I felt good coming out of the exam, but was too scared to let myself think that I passed on the first try. I tend to be a glass half empty guy. But I passed!.


Hats off to you Joe, passing without a review course - I could never have done it without the review course. Awesome job.

Sep 13, 2007 12:06 am
pratoman:

I passed!


What a relief. I felt good coming out of the exam, but was too scared to let myself think that I passed on the first try. I tend to be a glass half empty guy. But I passed!.


Hats off to you Joe, passing without a review course - I could never have done it without the review course. Awesome job.



Congrats, sir and thanks for your kind words.

I had a pretty good set of classes and the ability to access them on line was very helpful.  I just hit it hard...lots of perspiration, a little bit of prayer, and plenty of practice problems.

Sep 13, 2007 3:33 am
Sep 13, 2007 9:26 am

Congrats to Joe and everyone who passed.  Boy oh boy Joe is good looking and smart too. 


Joe, how long did you study?  Can you try to compare to the Series 7--how much more difficult was it?


How many questions?  Time to take tests?


I have my MBA and honestly I really don't want to study for this, but if this is what it takes, I'm in.  (yuk)

Sep 13, 2007 3:54 pm
maybeeeeeeee:

Congrats to Joe and everyone who passed.  Boy oh boy Joe is good looking and smart too. 


Joe, how long did you study?  Can you try to compare to the Series 7--how much more difficult was it?


How many questions?  Time to take tests?


I have my MBA and honestly I really don't want to study for this, but if this is what it takes, I'm in.  (yuk)



I took classes for 2 years and studied intensively for 3-4 months.

Personally, I would say it was far more difficult than the series 7....but of course my life is much busier than when I took the 7.  It was 10 hours versus about 3 hours that I spent on the 7, if that.

Sep 15, 2007 10:35 am

congrats.  great work!  what areas of study are tested?

Sep 15, 2007 3:28 pm
MakrsMark:

congrats.  great work!  what areas of study are tested?


http://www.cfp.net/become/topiclist.asp

Sep 15, 2007 4:28 pm

thx skippy!  i found that link just after making that post. 

Sep 16, 2007 12:12 am

Intimidating list, huh?!!  Don't despair...it's not as hard as it looks...

Sep 16, 2007 12:59 am

It certainly is, but I can't imagine it's as difficult as taking/studying for a cfa exam.  it's like the 7.  i hear guys talking about studying for 8, 10 weeks (at "work" no less, getting paid to study), and it blows my mind. when i took it i was working 60 hours a week, studied in the evenings/wknds, for under four wks and breezed through it.