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My Game Plan for CFA Level 1, Second Attempt

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Sam is our first CFA exam blogger. He was born and raised in Illinois, working in New York and planning to retake Level 1 in December. I haven’t been talking specifically about my CFA preparation, but I have started studying since I paid my registration fee for Level 1 exam in December. If you are […]

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Healthy Lifestyle for CFA Candidates: Power Breakfast (Super Granola)

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Sam is our first CFA exam blogger. He was born and raised in Illinois, working in New York and planning to retake Level 1 in December. Okay. I admit Sally writes most of this stuff. She is the guru. But I do like this power breakfast — it’s even tasty! We got this recipe from […]

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Healthy Lifestyle for CFA Candidates: Exercise (Planking)

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Sam is our first CFA exam blogger. He was born and raised in Illinois, working in New York and planning to retake Level 1 in December. I used to make fun of Sally starting her lifestyle blog. I can’t imagine I am writing a post of my own. Anyway, it came to my realization that […]

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Take CFA Level in December? My Big Decision

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Sam is our first CFA exam blogger. He was born and raised in Illinois, currently working in New York. He is contemplating when to retake his Level 1. To those who live in the States, happy July 4th! I gave an autopsy of my epic Level 1 failure here in the last post. I’ve taken […]

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OMG I Fail CFA Level 1: Here is My Autopsy

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Sam is our first CFA exam blogger. He was born and raised in Illinois, currently working in New York, and took the Level 1 exam this past June. OK. The bad news: I am in Band 9 with the following results: <50 in FRA and Econ >70 in Quant, Equities 50-70 in Ethics, Corp Fin, […]

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Mastering FRA with a Financial Modeling Exercise

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Sam is our first CFA exam blogger. He was born and raised in Illinois, working in New York. He is waiting for his CFA level 1 results in late July. After the exam and a nice break, the first thing I did was to follow Stephanie’s tips in building my 3 financial statement: 1. Download […]

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5 CFA App (Free and Paid) for Studying on the Go

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Sam is our first CFA exam blogger. He was born and raised in Illinois, now working in New York City. He took the CFA Level 1 exam in June. I’m still in the resting mode these days. Thought it would be nice to write something light-hearted but related to the CFA exam. Here are some […]

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Why CFA? If You Can’t Answer, Don’t Go for this Designation

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Sam is our first CFA exam blogger. He was born and raised in Illinois, now working in New York City. He is waiting for his CFA Level 1 results in late July. When you only have 7 weeks of free time, you really, really appreciate it. I spent the last couple of weeks catching up […]

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CFA Level 1 Exam Day (My First, and Hopefully the Last)

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Sam is our first CFA exam blogger. He was born and raised in Illinois, now working in New York City. He just took his first CFA Level 1 exam on June 3. The Evening before the Exam Day Had a light dinner with Sally and decided to stop studying afterwards. I figured the extra couple […]

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My CFA Practice Exam (Mock) Result is… Iffy

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Sam is our first CFA exam blogger. He was born and raised in Illinois, working in New York. He will be taking his first CFA level 1 exam in June. It’s 10 days before the Big Day. I managed to face the reality and complete one mock exam, the freebie from CFA Institute. Scored 67% […]

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