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Apr 13, 2006 12:53 pm

Hello everyone. After browsing the various forums, I have found some interesting and some amusing opinions here. Maybe someone,anyone, can steer me in the right direction. I have taken the seies 65 test 2 times and have come up short both times was by one question, then again by two. I have used material through Dearborn and even attended live classes with them. I have the latest text book and CD-Rom. Can anyone give me advise to get over the hump? Should I try another company to prepare for the test or what?

Apr 13, 2006 1:31 pm

Why waist your time on a 65? Go get your 66 for fee base!

Apr 13, 2006 1:43 pm

After seeing the Scrubs sweep my Cards, I'm not in a very charitable mood!


In spite of that, I'll give you what I can.  I used Dearborn a few years back and scored a 93 on the 65, so despite what others may say or think, I believe that the Dearborn materials are more than adequate for test prep.  That being said, I do believe that it is possible for competitor materials to work better for some.  If you want to continue with the Dearborn materials, I would go cover to cover through the book again, and then wear that test bank CD out...focus, focus, focus on areas where you are scoring lower.  Go back and read stuff you're struggling with.  If you know that stuff cold, you'll pass.

Apr 13, 2006 2:18 pm

Greenbacks,


I have taken the series 65, because I do have a 6 and 63 and was told by Dearborn that 65 was needed here in Cali. I heard that 66 was needed if you did not have the 6. With that said,  my B/D will allow me to operate, fee based under their RIA, (hopefully this will be only temp. until I am truly independent).

Apr 13, 2006 2:34 pm

Indyone,


Sorry about your Cards. The season is young they are not dead yet. Consider them cooked though, when we get Prior and Woods come back.  I fill Dearborn has some  great material, because I passed my 6 and 63 using their products, passed the first time, and thought the exams were cake, (I thought there might have been some other material I have not been introduced to, that was superior to Dearborn). Now this 65 is giving me fits. Just when I thought I had it licked, I am pulling my hair out (I am actually bald).  Shelling out $120 each time I have failed to retake, is giving me fits!  Maybe I took it to fast, or was over confident. I don't know, but I think you are right, and I will continue with Dearborn and just drown myself in the material for another month before I even send my B/D anymore GREENBACKS.


Thanks

Apr 13, 2006 5:01 pm

Why waist your time on a 65? Go get your 66 for fee base!


They both allow you to do fee based business.  The 66 you must also have the Series 7.  The 65 you do not.  The 65 is for those who want to have their own RIA and not necessarily work at a B/D firm.  At least that is my understanding?


btw:  Waist is what is above your hips where you wear your belt.  Waste is what we do with time....like now...me posting on this board.

Apr 13, 2006 5:03 pm

Now this 65 is giving me fits


Me too....it is the most incredibly boring material (at least the securities law part) that I have ever had to study.

Apr 13, 2006 5:08 pm

Babs, you get your 24?  I thought that was the worst as far as dull material...

Apr 13, 2006 6:01 pm

Babs,


Thats the plan. To eventually leave my B/D. Besides I am intune to take one more test than two tests, (I should clarify securities related test). I also should be able to work on a fee basis as well, from my understanding with the 65, is that right? It sounds as if you have taken the 65, am I wrong? I also was told the 7 is a b**ch anyway.


You caugt the waist thing.

Apr 13, 2006 9:35 pm
Cubs Fan:

Babs,


Thats the plan. To eventually leave my B/D.(frag.) Besides I am intune to take one more test than two tests, (I should clarify securities related test). I also should be able to work on a fee basis as well, from my understanding with the 65, is that right? It sounds as if you have taken the 65, am I wrong? I also was told the 7 is a b**ch anyway.


You caugt the waist thing.



Have you considered taking ESL classes to improve your spelling and grammar, thus enhancing your comprehension of the test questions?

Apr 14, 2006 12:14 pm

Joe,


If you are offer constructive advise, sure. I don't feel comprehension is my challenge, but I am always looking to improve.


If you are aiming to insult me. well..................................................

Apr 14, 2006 1:50 pm

Use the Dearborn material.  You should be able to pass the exam just doing the Dearborn quizzes over and over.


Apr 15, 2006 12:35 am
Cubs Fan:

Joe,


If you are offer constructive advise, sure. I don't feel comprehension is my challenge, but I am always looking to improve.


If you are aiming to insult me. well..................................................



I suppose a little of both....


Really though....you plan to leave your B/D and start your own RIA and you can't even construct a complete sentence without mis-spelling a word like "waist" or "caugt"?  Bud make certain you hire a good assistant with EXCELLENT proofreading skills!

Apr 15, 2006 10:36 am

Joe,


I agree.



Apr 15, 2006 10:59 am

Ths forum is crawling, absolutely crawling, with functional illiterates.  Horrendous spelling is common among this group.


Cubs Fan is just one of them.


They always whine, "This is a message board, not a term paper" which suggests that their ability to spell changes with the need to spell.


I suggest that one either knows how to spell a word or they don't. Using "waist" instead of "waste" is a sign of a low IQ, not somebody who is in a hurry.


One of the more curious errors is how many of the people who post here don't know the difference between "advise" and "advice."


One would think that that is critical if one hopes to become a valuable adviser, or is it advisor?


"I intend to offer you great advise, and hope you will trust me with your business." is sure going to get my attention.

Apr 15, 2006 12:12 pm

One of the more curious errors is how many of the people who post here don't know the difference between "advise" and "advice."


One would think that that is critical if one hopes to become a valuable adviser, or is it advisor?


I spell it advisor, but then I also use grey instead of gray and theatre when I am going to a live show and theater when I am going to the movies.  Those spellings are a result of my early education and are acceptable alternative spellings.  It took me a long time to learn to write color instead of colour.


For those of us who learned nothing in English classes (which seems to be everyone under the age of 30) here is a nifty website that can help you hone your skills.  http://www.writingenglish.com/testlist.htm


There is a difference in writing in a more casual stream of consciousness style and more formal writing.  However, spelling and wrong word usage detracts from both styles and makes the writer look dumb. There is a time and place for everything and "u can use L33t5p34k when ur pwning sum 1 in WoW" but even there you will get razzed.


My pet peeves are:


your/you're


site/sight


there/their/they're


its/it's


advice/advise 


principle/principal


right/write/wright


Spell check can be your friend, but only if you are using the correct word in the first place.


<Taking of my teacher's hat now  >

Apr 15, 2006 12:34 pm

Here's another site.  Or is it cite?  Perhaps sight?


http://www.wsu.edu/~brians/errors/errors.html#errors


You're--or is it your--being generous by saying that the profoundly ignorant seem to be under age 30.


The dumbing down of our society began in the late 1960s, so it's (or is it its) been more close to forty years of stupidity on parade.


Kids in today's public schools have almost no chance of having a teacher who truly knows what they're--or is it their, or there--doing because they were not taught themselves.


It is impossible for a teacher who was not taught proper spelling to teach it themselves--or is it themself--or even recognize when a student is wrong.


The oter side of that coin is this.  If a semi-literate financial planner writes a letter to a semi-literate attorney asking for the attorney's business there is better than a 50/50 chance the attorney won't see the errors because they too are gobbledupwiththedumbass.

Apr 15, 2006 7:58 pm
Big Easy Flood:

Ths forum is crawling, absolutely crawling, with functional illiterates.  Horrendous spelling is common among this group.


BIG EASY,


    Read your first sentence. Is there anything wrong? I have an idea for you. Before you are judgemental about an individual or a group of individuals, make damn sure you do not make the same mistake.  Are you illiterate?


Cubs Fan is just one of them.


BIG EASY,


   You do not know me, so you can K__ M_ A__!


They always whine, "This is a message board, not a term paper" which suggests that their ability to spell changes with the need to spell.


BIG EASY,


   Who is whining?


I suggest that one either knows how to spell a word or they don't. Using "waist" instead of "waste" is a sign of a low IQ, not somebody who is in a hurry.


BIG EASY,


   Good suggestion. I am curious, were you in a hurry when you typed your reply or do you have a low IQ?


One of the more curious errors is how many of the people who post here don't know the difference between "advise" and "advice."


One would think that that is critical if one hopes to become a valuable adviser, or is it advisor?


"I intend to offer you great advise, and hope you will trust me with your business." is sure going to get my attention.


BIG EASY,


   You seem to be an intelligent person. I agree with you.



BIG EASY,


   Do not think in anyway that I am attacking you. You have a legitimate opinion. I would suggest think about what you are typing before you type it. Finding faults in others does no good for anyone when you are  not perfect yourself.


   Labels can be good if used properly! Take note of how you label someone in the future.


Apr 19, 2006 6:24 pm

Took the 65 a couple weeks ago. Not as hard as the 7, not as easy as insurance.  VERY BORING though.  Had materials like from above just kept doing the practice tests on the disk, some of the q's showed up word for word on the real test.


Toss

Apr 19, 2006 7:49 pm

Big Easy ... I like the website and my favorite was on there.


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