CFA CFA Level 1 Original CFA materials, or another provider?

Original CFA materials, or another provider?

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        Retaking CFA I after scoring band 10 in December 🙁  I have old Schweser material that I felt didn’t do the job.  I’m buying the Elan test bank this go around.
        Was also planning to buy the CFA materials printed this time as I study better with printed materials.  Still at $170 (including shipping) does it make more sense to buy Elan’s study guides at $225 instead?  Just wondering as I’ll get the online version of the CFA books with registration.  For another $55 I’m thinking Elan makes sense.  Sorry to be thinking about this amount of $$ but I may be paying for it all this time (vs. my employer).  I feel like I’m so close I just need something to push me over the finish line and I’m wondering if the incrementally new material from Elan, compared to 99% of the same material only printed from CFA, wouldn’t do a better job of that.
        Any advice is appreciated.  Thanks! This forum is so helpful and really keeps my spirits up!

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        Dear CFA Candidate,

        First of all, if this message bothers you, please ignore it and I’m very sorry in that case.

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