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4 Powerful Ways to Manage Exam Anxiety Properly

There are lots of fantastic resources available to you as a CFA candidate to help you pass with flying colors. There are test prep guides, practice exams, learning testing strategies, live class tutoring, and great websites (ahem). However, some students still suffer poor performance on exam day because they are unprepared for the physical symptoms that arise …

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How To Be More Disciplined, Instantly

Today, I want to share a simple yet effective technique on how to be more disciplined in your studies and life, that you can implement right away. It all started a few years ago, when I spent a significant amount of time in San Francisco for work. For me at least, San Fran was a …

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8 Simple Steps To Balance Studying And Work

Most CFA candidates study whilst having a full-time job. Luckier ones have employers’ support in the form of study leave and exam fees.  What about the rest?  How does one cope with having a demanding job, a family and studying for the exams at the same time? How do we achieve that delicate sense of balance around work, …

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CFA Candidates: 7 Highly Effective Habits You Need To Have

Years ago when I first took December Level 1 (paper-based before computer-based testing), there were lots of trial and error to find out what study approaches worked and what didn’t, to make the most impact with the least amount of time I had for my CFA studies.​The good news? I’ve summarized the best practices CFA candidates need to pass Level 1, Level …

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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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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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11 Exercise Stretches To Break Up Study Monotony 6

11 Exercise Stretches To Break Up Study Monotony

By Sophie Howdy CFA candidates! How are studies coming along? I’m sure you’re doing your best, but I’m worried about your wellbeing, especially if you start to use up all your superpowers in one go and burn out right before the exams. That was what happened to me for Level III which almost went catastrophic. …

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