Posted: 1/8/2012 8:53:07 PM
I have a 7 and 66. Took the 7 in '99 and then again this past year after I had changed jobs and let it expire. Got a 87 the first time and a 94 this time. 7 has gotten easier in my opinion and if you take studying seriously, it's an easy 80+.
The 66 is a combination of the 63 and 65 and might be one of the hardest tests I've ever taken. Written by attorneys and on two separate subject matters, you have to get a 75 to pass and though I got an 84 this time around, it's a guy. I studied my behind off for it for two weeks every day and still wasn't sure I had passed when I clicked submit.
Even with the inheritence, not sure why you'd need to be licensed. You can teach yourself commodities, options, etc. and not have the hassle (or liability) of being licensed.