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13 Easy Desk Stretches To Do For Better Posture

Juggling work, life and studying for exams is pretty tough, especially if you have a young family. It can feel near impossible to make time to look after yourself when you’re trying to ‘do it all’, which can lead to exam burn out. Despite sleeping enough and eating right, I remember finding the constant routine …

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The Best Headphones and Earbuds to Use When Studying for the CFA Exams

The Best Headphones for Studying (and Earbuds too)

The right set of headphones or earphones can really make a difference to an effective study or work session. Listening to music, video lectures or having video calls all depend on having a device with excellent audio quality. And with active noise cancellation features, you can instantly create a quiet, focused environment wherever you are. …

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The CFA Syllabus, Explained With Two Cows

Ever feel that the CFA syllabus is a little incomprehensible at times? Every topic makes sense when you’re going through it, but for me, it’s difficult to recall at short notice what each topic is about.  10 main topics, each fairly different yet connected. How does one sum each topic up in a succinct way? …

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The 2023 Recommended CFA Reading List For Candidates

Note: This is a reading list for candidates that are looking for an engaging read while enhancing their knowledge for the CFA exams and investment management. These books are not curriculum readings and are not intended act as preparation material for the CFA exams. Looking for some new year reading? Why not read something entertaining …

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CFA® Exam Meme Challenge: Every Friends Episode in Season 3

Here are the meme-fied seasons so far: Season 1 ∙ Season 2 ∙ Season 3 We’re into the third season of my journey to CFA-memefy every Friends episode. Bring on Season 3! As a reminder, here are the rules of the challenge: Memes about CFA exam candidate life. At least one meme per episode. More is fine. Double episodes …

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CFA® Exam Meme Challenge: Every Friends Episode in Season 2

By Neil Harkness Here are the meme-fied seasons so far:Season 1 ∙ Season 2 ∙ Season 3 The continuation of my misguided attempt to create at least one CFA meme from every Friends episode, ever. First, it was season 1. Now, it’s time for season 2 to get the CFA exam makeover. As a reminder, here are the rules …

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CFA® Exam Meme Challenge: Memefying Every Friends Episode in Season 1

Here are the meme-fied seasons so far: Season 1 ∙ Season 2 ∙ Season 3 ​ For CFA exam study breaks, I either watched an episode of Friends, or, er, created dank memes. ​ ​So when I was deciding what to contribute to 300 Hours, the choice was obvious: combine my two unholy pastimes and see what happens. Behold, the …

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Looking for Good CFA Alternative Courses? Here Are 17 to Consider

Fed up of CFA exam’s low pass rates? Or just looking for something similar to the CFA qualification, but perhaps less intense? In this article, we’ve listed the best CFA alternative courses for professional and personal development, tailored for CFA candidates’ profiles. Covering finance, technology, language and health, if you’re looking for a suitable course …

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List of Top Finance Movies and Documentaries

Top 12 Best Finance Movies for CFA Candidates

“Everything I learned I learned from the movies.”  – Audrey Hepburn A while ago I went on a financial-film binge – I watched pretty much anything I could find on the subject, which was weird. I was never liked to watch films about my own industry – it felt like an extension of work. I …

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Comic: The 12 Steps to Answering A CFA Practice Question

If you’re taking the CFA exams soon, you must be pretty tired of studying by now. (Here’s how to prevent CFA burnout, by the way.) Although we mostly write articles here at 300Hours, I thought I’d take a bit of a deviant path and do a visual update today. Take a break from your calculators …

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