Yep! It’s true. But I’m not quitting my job and going back to school full-time or anything like that… I’m just taking a class.
Do you remember what I said way back in January about wanting to take one of the courses in the PFP program? Well, it turns out that the course I really wanted to take is now finally being offered (for a much smaller fee) for investors only.
The Canadian Securities Course (CSC) for Investors is essentially the same as the course taken by financial professionals, minus the exam and credit towards any financial planning designations – which works for me, since I’ll never get the 3+ years of banking experience required to become a designated anything! The basic outcome of the course is that it will teach you the ins and outs of the investing industry, as well as help you become a more informed investor.
You all might think I’m nuts for spending the money on this course versus just buying a few books and learning by doing, but I feel like a kid in a candy store just thinking about reading through lessons, listening to podcasts and doing homework again. Honestly, if school wasn’t so freaking expensive, I’d probably be in at least one class at all times. And Ashleigh has promised me that taking the course was invaluable to her, so I’m hoping to feel the same when I’m done.
I’m about $150 short still, but should be able to register sometime in September and will have one year to complete the course. My goal is to be able to read articles, books, etc. about investing methods and the industry and know exactly what people are talking about. Sounds simple, right? Guess we’ll see!
Would you ever take a course to learn more about something that interests you?