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CFA L1 strategy, with baby
I am registered for the CFA level 1 in December, first time taker. My wife is also pregnant with our first child, due in October. I'm looking for advice on how to balance both. I want to pass my exam, but I also want to be there for my family, especially at the start.
I don't really see much discussion about parenthood in CFA forums, I'm guessing they are younger. In advice for new parents, obviously no one talks about how to handle 'baby and CFA'. The advice of 'get family to help' is not an option for us unfortunately.
My wife and I both work in risk management, although she's due to take her maternity holiday from September.
Anyone with previous experience, please help! In particular:
- any advice on studying around a baby
- when to start studying
- how much study & parental leave I would need for the exam? I can take 2 weeks study leave and up to 3 months parental leave, but ideally would like as much of that AFTER CFA. But will take what is necessary to pass obviously.