How to Use Coffee Productively for Your CFA Exam Studies 1

How to Use Coffee Productively for Your CFA Exam Studies

Do you love coffee? I imagine I see many heads nodding now. Yet, funny how that statement can stem from so many reasons. I say that from my own experience, as it ranged from “oh my God I need it to stay awake” kinda love at the beginning, to “my preferred blend is 70% Arabica …

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How I Passed the CFA Exams with a Newborn Child 2

How I Passed the CFA Exams with a Newborn Child

By Adam Hayes, CFA The baby started crying at just before four o’clock in the morning. My wife had accepted baby duties that night and went to him to feed him a bottle; I also awoke. I lie in bed with my eyes open, blinking in the darkness.  The CFA exam – my CFA exam …

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How to Sleep Better, Be More Alert and Maintain Study Focus 4

How to Sleep Better, Be More Alert and Maintain Study Focus

By Sophie  We always feel sleepy at the wrong times. When it’s time to hit the books, our eyes suddenly start to droop. And when it’s bedtime, we miraculously find ourselves able to stay up for another hour or so. And if we nap between study sessions, sometimes it goes on for hours! We are …

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What CFA Candidates Should Know about Sleep Deprivation 5

What CFA Candidates Should Know about Sleep Deprivation

By Sophie Look at yourself in the mirror now.  Chances are, you have little dark circles or a hint of eye bags beneath your eyes. That’s a symptom for minor sleep deprivation. In balancing your exam preparation and full-time job, it’s tempting to cut on sleep hours in a bid to ‘do more’. Sure, you …

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3 Sure-fire Ways to Reduce Stress Now 7

3 Sure-fire Ways to Reduce Stress Now

By Sophie Stress sucks, regardless where they come from.  Whether it’s work deadlines, office politics, upcoming job interviews, experiencing failure, aiming for work/life balance, or cramming last minute for the CFA exams – you’re not alone in this.  The good news? It’s how we choose to respond to them that matters.  Knowing that we can do …

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How to Prevent the CFA Exam from Slowly Killing You 8

How to Prevent the CFA Exam from Slowly Killing You

By Greg Campion My back was killing me. I never had migraine headaches before in my life, and here I was battling them on a regular basis. I even started having chest pains. Chest pains! No, I wasn’t suffering from a terminal disease or undergoing chemotherapy, I was studying for a test—or more precisely, Level …

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One Simple Tip to Studying More in Less Time 10

One Simple Tip to Studying More in Less Time

By Sophie We all have a limited amount of time in a day to prepare for our CFA exams. But how do you become more productive within the same amount of time you have? Imagine this: Two CFA candidates of equal skill, Alice and Beth, planned to have 10 hours allocated for studying in a particular …

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