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How The CFA Helped Me Get My Dream Job

After finishing school, I ended up working in the back office of a big bank, with no clear idea of where I wanted to go or how I’d ever get there. I was working in the derivatives section on futures, …

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Passing The CFA Exams, Still A Top Way To Increase Compensation

If you asked most CFA candidates why they are doing the exam, I’d imagine that the two main answers would be: -to increase my salary -to further my career, get a promotion, etc Those two end up meaning the same …

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Sacrificing Sleep To Study For The CFA

I’ve seen a few CFA candidates post their detailed studying plans on forums and blogs. I love the initiative. It makes them accountable, gives them structure, etc. That being said, there are a few things that I’ve seen and have …

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Do Not Study Every Single Day Until The Very End

The other day, I was looking around some CFA forums and stumbled upon a candidate that was exhausted after studying every day since June, trying to get ready for the December level 1 exam. That is insane.. I can’t blame …

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How To Feel Confident Before The Exam

I wrote about this a bit but I think it’s very important to arrive at the exam with a good and positive attitude. It’s not just about knowing your material and showing up. Why does it matter? Because it’s one …

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What Studying Position To Use, Does It Even Matter?

In the past, I’ve discussed the importance of using favorable studying locations but also the debate over studying in groups or alone. Then, I received a few interesting questions regarding what position candidates should use when studying the CFA. Standing? …

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Do You Feel Ready For The CFA?

Over the past few months we ran a survey on our LinkedIn profile, which you can check out if you have not done so already. My main question was how candidates felt in regards to the fast approaching CFA exam. …

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How Many CFA Mock Exams Should You Do?

This is one of the most frequent questions for CFA candidates and I think it’s a good one to look into today. First just to be clear, I personally am talking about a 3 hour, 120 question exam. You might …

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This Is The Time To Shine – Nail Your CFA Exam Preparation

I’m not the type of guy to sound alarms, start screaming or tell others what they should or should not do. But if you are planning on taking (and passing!) the CFA exam this June, this is pretty much the …

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CFA Level Explanation

Today, I wanted to do a CFA level breakdown. It’s something that many candidates wonder about, what the differences between the levels of the CFA. First off, if you do not know what the CFA is, I have written quite …

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