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DSST Personal Finance
#1
Hey test takers,

I'm cramming for DSST Personal Finance.  What study methods did you guys use and how many hours did you study for?

Also, passing is a 400 out of a 200-500 scale.  What % is that?

Any help would be awesome!

Thanks.
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#2
I used InstantCert. The scoring is very opaque and there isn't a set percentage. The questions have different weights so it depends on which ones you miss what score you end up with.
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#3
I took this and passed without studying, but I have some knowledge of the info that's already on there. Have you bought a house? That is helpful. Do you have a 401(k) or 403(b) plan? Also helpful.

For people who are in their 30's and up, this might be easier than someone in their 20's for instance.
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#4
Thanks guys! Passed with a 437
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(04-13-2019, 12:46 PM)taketests2019 Wrote: Thanks guys! Passed with a 437

Hello,

What resources, if any, did you use to study for the DSST Personal Finance?

Thank you in advance.
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#6
I am so happy you passed.  I have tried to pass this exam 3 times and I have not been able to do it. That is why I decided to tried InstanCert. Any suggestions?
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