The Damage

What is the true cost of the CFA program?

At the time I signed up, I saw on the CFA Institute website that it would be about $1000 for Level 1 and about $600 each for Levels 2 and 3. Estimated grand total: $2200, because of course I was gonna pass all those puppies on the first try!

And no way would I be ponying up for Schweser or Stalla to make life easier like those cake-eating lesser candidates. Cheating McCheatFaces!

Below is my actual grand total…

The Damage…

There were other expenditures on CR-2032 batteries and gas whose receipts I lost long ago. And that diet Red Bull was dashed expensive!

In any case, almost 3x the price tag I originally pitched to my wife.