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I believe Bruce wrote the exams back when they were easier than they are today.

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passing the exams as fast as you can, is good in some ppls' eyes but in my eyes its not that good.

so i tried writing 3 exams in less than 1 yr starting age 19. Exam MLC didn't go too well, i probably failed for sure, it was a tough exam. I've passed Exam P and Exam FM at age 19, now im 20. So, but what i realized is, man life sucks if you constantly studying non-stop for these exams.

Now i just want to enjoy my life a bit, and maybe write 1 exam a yr, or at least maybe hopefully finish exam M and exam C by the time i graduate. Im heading into my 4th yr. Im gona study a bit for exam M in the summer and hopefully pass it in November and then exam C in May. Then man.. gona go so slowly.

So let's talk about what age we should attain FSA by? or CERA? seems like the market where im from prefers FSAs that specialize in retirement or consulting. So since im 20 with 2 exams, should i aim for 26-28 or age 30 by the time for a FSA? I really want to have a non-hectic life, where i can enjoy other hobbies. Where i can study at my own pace, study at a relaxing pace while working.
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