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Thread: which calculator worked the best for you for the FM2 exam??

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    which calculator worked the best for you for the FM2 exam??

    hey i was wondering which calculator worked the best for them while taking the FM2 exam?? is a TI-30XA fine??

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    you will DEFINITELY want to bring a financial calculator. The BAII is a very good choice.

    Many (including myself) used both calcs on the exam. Financial for Time Value of Money calculations and and the TI-30 Multiview for regular arithmetic. You could try to do it without a financial calculator..... but that would be a serious waste of time and really put yourself in some tricky spots.

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    I passed FM the other week and I used both the TI-30XIIS and the BAII plus professional (though I think you could get away with the BAII plus). The TI is better suited to more simple calculations, the BAII can really save you a lot of time on bond and annuity problems in particular though it is a little more cumbersome on the simple calculations and it leaves less of an audit trail. I would recommend getting both and practicing problems with them so you know what kind of problem works best for you with each calculator.

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