When is the Best Time to Start Your CFA Exam Studies? 1

When is the Best Time to Start Your CFA Exam Studies?

By Christine [This article is based on tips from CFA Insights, our all-in-one guide. You can get more tips like this by getting the book either in ebook or print.] Do you know when should you start studying for your CFA exams? If you start too late, you end up not having enough time. (Although …

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5 Techniques to Read and Study Three Times Faster 3

5 Techniques to Read and Study Three Times Faster

By Sophie In between juggling work, life and studying for the CFA, there’s hardly much time to sleep nor eating well. There’s never enough time, isn’t it?  We’ve talked about various ways to organise ourselves for more effective and productive study sessions, such as designing your own study plan, incorporating revisions during the work week, devising rewards …

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Thomas Jeegers' Ultimate Guide to Passing Your CFA Exams 4

Thomas Jeegers’ Ultimate Guide to Passing Your CFA Exams

By Thomas Jeegers | LinkedIn Half the people who take any CFA exam fail. However, anybody can pass all levels without being a Wall Street superstar nor a genius. All you need is some time to invest, a sensible strategy, and a strong commitment. I am a 27-year-old risk manager in a large international bank, …

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It's A Bad Idea to be a Scrooge on CFA Materials. Here's Why 5

It’s A Bad Idea to be a Scrooge on CFA Materials. Here’s Why

By Zee CFA materials can sometimes seem rather expensive, especially if you’re a student, or just starting your career. I know it certainly seemed so to me when I was a candidate. However, like most things in life, you get what you pay for. My CFA Level II experience taught me a lot about smart …

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How I Moved from Promoting Baseball to Passing the CFA Exams 6

How I Moved from Promoting Baseball to Passing the CFA Exams

By Matt Spezialetti I was a bag of nerves when exam day rolled around. The exam was at the Convention Center in downtown Philadelphia and my humble abode is in Mohnton, PA, a solid 1.5 hours west of the city. Like most candidates, I envisioned my car breaking down, a massive traffic build-up, or some …

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How to Pass the CFA Exam with an Incredibly Busy Life 8

How to Pass the CFA Exam with an Incredibly Busy Life

By Mfreke Inyang Financial Analyst, PNC This June I just finished the gruelling study process that led to sitting for the CFA Level I exam. It was a long and lonely time full of the typical roller coaster of emotions the exam invokes. I laughed, I cried, I pulled out the tiny hairs on my bald …

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How I Passed CFA Level II on My First Attempt 9

How I Passed CFA Level II on My First Attempt

By Patrick Scholtes | LinkedIn CFA Level II is widely regarded to be the toughest CFA level to pass. So that possibly makes it the toughest part of one of the toughest exams in the world. Passing CFA Level II on your first attempt is not necessary, nor does it accrue you bonus points in your …

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Why I Think CFA Level III is the Toughest CFA Exam of Them All 10

Why I Think CFA Level III is the Toughest CFA Exam of Them All

By Sophie Despite passing Level III some years ago, the feeling of helplessness and pure terror that I’d experience is something I won’t forget. There you go CFA exams, you’ve scarred me for life! While I agree with Zee that Level II is a big step up from Level I in terms of sheer volume of content,  however in …

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