how to prepare and pass CFA Level 1

CFA Level 1: How to Prepare & Pass CFA in 18 Months

How does one obtain the CFA charter as quickly as possible? The fastest route is to pass all 3 exams in less than 2 years, assuming consecutive passes. The path is slightly faster at 12-18 months with new testing schedule of the computer-based exams for all levels from 2021. I somehow managed to do this years ago …

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CFA Exam Dates Deadlines and Schedule For Your Calendar

2022 CFA Exam Dates: Important Deadlines You Need To Know

Keeping track of all the important CFA exam information and deadlines is tough as is, especially when you’re already busy studying to pass the exams. It didn’t help that CFA Institute’s dates keep changing with the pandemic situation, in addition to the new frequency and computer-based exam formats in 2021. So here’s a quick summary …

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how to prepare and pass CFA Level 2

CFA Level 2: How To Prepare & Pass CFA In 18 Months

CFA Level 2 is often cited as the most difficult CFA level to handle, although the debate rages on 🙂 I somehow managed to pass Level 2 exam years go whilst working full time. So here’s my CFA Level 2 study guide with some useful tips and insights for your CFA Level 2 preparation. It …

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How to Prepare and Pass CFA Level 3

CFA Level 3: How to Prepare & Pass CFA in 18 Months

I made a rookie mistake in my CFA Level 3 exam years ago, with 3 whole constructed-response questions left to do in 15 minutes. However, what I did next thankfully contributed to an overall pass. Here’s a thorough account of my CFA Level 3 study guide with some useful insights, which I hope would be helpful …

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CFA career change switch jobs planner

Plan Your Finance Career Change With Our Free Tool

Did you know that 66% of employed CFA candidates globally are looking to change some aspect of their careers? Career changes can be hard as your pitch has to highlight why your career path so far makes you the best candidate for the job, in spite of the career switch. Especially if you want to change job …

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CFA last week prep tips and to do lists

CFA Last Week Prep: Here’s 10 To-Dos Before Exam Day

The final week before exam is finally here. Back then, I still remember feeling what can best be described as equal parts of Zen and zombie. How are you feeling? Tired of all this studying, and just want this to be over? That’s a good place to be in at this stage, as it usually …

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2022 cfa curriculum changes

2022 CFA Curriculum Changes: Our Super Summary

Note: This article is for the new 2022 curriculum. For previous year’s info, check out our article on 2020-2021 CFA curriculum changes. The new 2022 CFA curriculum is now out for all 3 levels, given that the L1 Feb22 exam is now open for registration. We have carefully gone through all the 2022 learning outcome …

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CFA Scholarships: How to Successfully Get Them 1

CFA Scholarships: How to Successfully Get Them

Aside from the time commitment, there is a considerable cost to pursuing the CFA charter, especially for students. Level 1 enrollment and registration fees alone can be as high as $1,450, not including any third-party materials you might need. Luckily, there are a variety of CFA scholarships available for candidates, allowing you to reduce the enrollment and signup …

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Free CFA Study Materials List

The Free CFA Study Materials List [2021 Edition]

The CFA program is a lot cheaper than other postgraduate qualifications, but hey, every little helps, right? Be careful though – free CFA exam materials floating around the internet can be outdated or inaccurate. So we’ve compiled the best available free CFA study materials just for you, so you can get straight into exam preparation …

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CFA Fast Track plan to pass CFA exams in the fastest way

CFA Fast Track: How to Pass the CFA Exams Quickly

It takes an average of 1,000 study hours to obtain a CFA charter, so it is worthwhile investigating the most efficient way to pass before signing up. While there are no shortcuts, there are things you can do to tip the odds in your favour.  Having completed my CFA exams in 18 months years ago …

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