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How To Improve Memory For Studying: 18 Effective Ways

This is a SUPER detailed guide to enhancing your memory retention for studying. In this guide, I’ll show you 18 actionable ways on how to improve memory for studying any exams, with CFA-exam-specific examples. So if you want to increase your chances of passing any exams, this list is for you. Let’s get started! What Is The …

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What’s A Safe CFA Mock Exam Target Score To Aim For?

It’s easy to get discouraged by the recent unexpected trends in CFA minimum passing scores and pass rates. While there are a few reasons for the recent low CFA pass rates, the implications for CFA candidates are clear: the guidance on CFA mock exam target scores has to change to improve pass chances. In this …

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CFA Mock Exams: How Many Should You Be Doing?

One of the most effective ways to learn is through practice, lots of it. However, how many CFA mock exams should we aim to complete for practice? According to our research (8 years worth of data!), there is an optimal number of CFA mock exams you should be doing for the best chance of passing. …

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CFA Level 1 Tips: Top Advice From Previous Candidates 1

CFA Level 1 Tips: Top Advice From Previous Candidates

So you’ve finally registered for the CFA exams as a Level 1 candidate. Welcome! Facing the first challenge of your CFA journey can be overwhelming. But you are not alone, because we are here to guide you on what you should do in your CFA Level 1 preparation and help you pass.  Here are our top 10 CFA …

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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 Level 3 Tips: Top Advice From Previous Candidates

I know the feeling – you’ve just beat the beast that was Level 2 – that was the hardest one, isn’t it? Well… yes and no. While on paper Level 2 is harder due to the sheer amount of material, Level 3 is a challenge for other reasons. CFA Level 3 tends to be underestimated and also the most …

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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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CFA Level 2 Tips: Top Advice From Previous Candidates

Congrats on passing Level 1, and welcome to CFA Level 2! Unfortunately, the CFA Level 2 exam is a different beast, with a reputation to be the most challenging exam with the most material to cover. Many candidates failed at this hurdle given the step up in difficulty that is unknown upfront. That’s why we are here: …

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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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How To Pass CFA Level 1 Without Studying (Much) 2

How To Pass CFA Level 1 Without Studying (Much)

Hi, I’m Alexander Law, a CFA Charterholder.  Back in 2017, I managed to pass the CFA Level 1 exam with just five days of study. My scores were over 70% in all subjects except Alternative Investments and Financial Reporting & Analysis (those were in the 51-70% range). Luck definitely had some role to play in this, …

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