neauveq wrote:The question I have is this: Having only possess a very limited background in maths, should I then strive to learn the 'limited' maths of finance well (which is no easy feat in itself) or should one learn as much maths as one can outside of the 'limited' scope of finance and continuously think of applications to existing problems in finance? I am struggling to see the trade-off here. Will more maths outside of the 'limited' scope be helpful? Will more time spent on 'other' maths help me understand the current maths of finance better? I guess I am still very early in my maths journey. I am sure for other mathematicians out there the answer seems clear and self-obvious.

And the answer is

**When a student comes and asks, "Should I become a mathematician?" the answer should be no. If you have to ask, you shouldn't even ask.**

Paul,Halmos

Amen.