How well does a finance major prepare one for the Series 6 exam?

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Jul 4, 2011 7:35 pm

I know, I already asked this about the Series 7… I apologize
for the redundancy. I have my life and health licenses and had originally
planned on skipping straight to the Series 7. Then I realized the extent to
which my free time must become virtually nonexistent in order for me to have a
shot at a successful startup. Assuming the Series 6 indeed requires
significantly less study time than the 7, I’d like to add variable annuities
and mutual funds to my arsenal until I can afford to ease up on the prospecting
a bit.

I can get a deal on the STC Self-Study program through my
company (and they may reimburse the costs upon successful completion of the
exam anyway, but I’ll have to double check to be sure). Is there anyone who
used STC to study for the Series 6 that could comment on how they liked it?
Would you recommend I go that route, or are there options on Amazon that might
be better suited to my needs? My goal isn’t to reduce costs so much as it is to
maximize efficiency while still being effective. I’m a bit concerned that there
may be too much fluff in the STC program for someone who is fresh out of a
college education in finance (1 year, so some review of what I've already learned will still be helpful), and that I’ll either waste time or overlook
something relevant while trying to skim through the basics. Valid concern, or

Jul 14, 2011 9:59 pm

No feedback? I'm planning on ordering something next week, so I'll probably just go ahead and try the STC Self-Study Program if I don't hear anything by then.

Jul 16, 2011 6:55 pm

Read the materials and take the tests over and over again.

Jul 25, 2011 1:09 pm

I would study for the series 7. When you take the test make sure you are getting 80s and 90s