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Old 09-11-2012, 12:40 AM   #1
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Still up at 1:40am figuring out these ****ing derivatives.

WTF am I doing pursuing an MS in Financial Mathematics at Daniels College of Business?

This degree is going to cost $74,000, and I've always been an academic allstar, but now it seems I'm falling behind.

Need encouragement.
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Old 09-11-2012, 12:41 AM   #2
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Old 09-11-2012, 12:47 AM   #3
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On a more serious note, the reason you're having a crisis of confidence is because it's difficult and you're challenging yourself. Dig deep and work harder, that's what higher education's all about.
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On a more serious note, the reason you're having a crisis of confidence is because it's difficult and you're challenging yourself. Dig deep and work harder, that's what higher education's all about.
This.

Create a positive reinforcement cycle. Tell yourself you can do it, that you just need to work harder, then do it, then see the good results, cycle and repeat. If you should have a rough stretch, know that it's not because you aren't adequate but that you just need to work harder. It's really as simple as that!
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Old 09-11-2012, 12:59 AM   #5
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You might be a mediocre math nerd... you remain an allstar attention whore.
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This. Just call Lindsey Vonn's brother and ask him what he would do.
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Old 09-11-2012, 12:32 PM   #7
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Always remember young grasshopper, Josh McDaniels was a math major.
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Always remember young grasshopper, Josh McDaniels was a math major.
Wow good thing I majored in International Relations and Economics.
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This is actually a picture of Sally Mae and associates... hard at work counting compounded student loan interest profit.
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Old 09-11-2012, 04:41 AM   #11
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This is actually a picture of Sally Mae and associates... hard at work counting compounded student loan interest profit.
Only on loans they originated which they haven't been able to do since 2008. Now they are only a loan servicer.
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Just think, you have a very mediocre paying job and years of paying off loans waiting for you!
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Just think, you have a very mediocre paying job and years of paying off loans waiting for you!
Prolly no one on this thread anymore... but the MS (or MBA) Finance program has one of the highest starting salaries of any professional degree... over 60k, I think... and the average lifetime salary of someone with the degree is over 150k. The money is nice, and it had to do with my decision, but I'm doing it because I like economics.
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Still up at 1:40am figuring out these ****ing derivatives.

WTF am I doing pursuing an MS in Financial Mathematics at Daniels College of Business?

This degree is going to cost $74,000, and I've always been an academic allstar, but now it seems I'm falling behind.

Need encouragement.
Just follow the steps on how to do it and practice. You'll get it.

The derivative of X squared is 2x. If you know that and I am sure you do, you can figure out anything.
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Old 09-11-2012, 04:38 AM   #16
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Yet another career student.....

"Do not be a borrower, nor a lender thee....do not forget, stay out of debt "
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Still up at 1:40am figuring out these ****ing derivatives.

WTF am I doing pursuing an MS in Financial Mathematics at Daniels College of Business?

This degree is going to cost $74,000, and I've always been an academic allstar, but now it seems I'm falling behind.

Need encouragement.
As someone who works in financial services, I suggest you reroute your degree to either accounting or law. Once you get your first job, get your CFA designation. The way the industry is going now, you'll have a job for life that way. Otherwise get used to layoffs at every blimp in market, or learn to feel up grandmothers to churn thier IRAs for a living.

What kind of derivatives are you having problems with?
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Old 09-11-2012, 06:23 AM   #19
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I suggest you consider a career in white collar crime. Highly lucrative. And remember, no one has gone to jail in the Lehman bankruptcy, proof positive that our system works. Lehman had $613 billion in debt at the time of it's filing. Think how quickly you could pay off that $74K. Possible role model: Jaime Diamond.

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Old 09-11-2012, 06:29 AM   #20
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Old 09-11-2012, 09:07 AM   #23
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ABACADABA

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That would make a great song

A=verse
B=Chorus
C=Bridge
D=Developement

You could swap A & B and consider either or a verse or chorus

So ABACADABA would be:
Verse, Chorus, Verse, Bridge, Verse, Development (Bridge II), Verse, Chorus, Verse fade out... Platinum hit record!
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Take a break and try to go get laid.....try of course.

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Old 09-11-2012, 07:07 AM   #25
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getting a masters sucks, not only did my loans interest skyrocket, i still make less than a lot of entry level bachelor jobs.
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