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Wiley CFA Review

Wiley CFA Review has combined forces with Elan Guides in a recent business acquisition to offer one of the best CFA courses on the market. Their comprehensive CFA review course comes with unlimited access to all their study materials so you never have to worry about them expiring.

Let’s Examine the CFA® Scoring System

You finished taking your first level of the CFA® exam, now what? You’re probably have tons of questions about how the exam is scored and when you’ll know your results. These are all valid questions and frustratingly complicated to find direct answers. Your CFA® exam result will either be a pass or did not pass. […]

AdaptPrep CFA Review

AdaptPrep CFA, is quickly gaining popularity as a time efficient and tech-savvy way to study for the CFA exam. The company has completely redesigned its prep materials and platform to focus on speed and efficiency. Students can choose from “Complete”, “Practice,” or “Learn” for Level I and Level II.

Wiley CFA Review vs Fitch Learning

Which CFA exam prep course is better, Wiley CFA Review or Fitch Learning CFA Review? In this head-to-head comparison, I rate its software, practice tests, cost, and other important features to help you decide which review course is a better fit for you. I have used both of these courses and found some very significant […]

What Are the Differences Between the CFA® Exam Levels?

To become a CFA®, you must pass Levels 1, 2, and 3 of the Chartered Financial Analyst Exam®. You will be tested on a range of topics that are relevant to the coveted position. But what exactly are the differences in terms of structure and material between the different exam levels? CFA® Level 1 The […]

How to Recover From CFA® Exam Failure

“Get back on the horse” is an oft-used expression, usually expressed by those who don’t experience the failure themselves. While it’s nice that other people express their condolences and support when we fail, overcoming this failure and getting back on the proverbial horse is a process that must start within. Failing the Certified Financial Analyst […]

AnalystPrep CFA® Review

Analyst Prep has designed its practice questions and mock exams to replicate the difficulty of the actual CFA Level 1 Exam, so you will be more than prepared for the real deal. You also get to customize your quiz sessions an unlimited amount of times and track your performance with the software that compares your score to thousands of other CFA candidates.

How Much Does it Cost to Get a CFA®

Sure, you know the many benefits that come from being a CFA®, but do you know the exact cost associated with getting to that point? Well, we may not be able to pin down an exact cost, but we can come pretty close. There are a lot of intangibles that could affect the overall price […]

Best Songs on Spotify for Studying

For some people, music is a hindrance to studying. For the rest of us, however, it’s the only thing that can make slogging through study guides bearable. The science on whether you should be listening to active noise while studying is far from settled, but if you want to make your sessions a little more […]

Best CFA® Level 1 Books

CFA® Level 1 books offer a more affordable way to study for your CFA® exam compared to buying a full review course. The comparison chart below lists the best CFA® prep books in an easy to read side-by-side format to help you prepare for your upcoming exam.

Bloomberg CFA® Exam Prep Review

Bloomberg CFA Exam Prep has delved deep into its bank of financial and technical resources to produce one of the top CFA review courses on the market. It’s easy to see why students love this prep tool, as it comes replete with unparalleled AI software, one-on-one tutoring, targeted micro-lessons and much more.

Apptuto CFA Review

Apptuto CFA Review uses innovative technology and a seamless learning platform to offer a fresh new look and feel to preparing for the CFA exam. They offer CFA prep courses for both Level 1 and Level 2 exams with plans to rollout their level 3 course in late 2016.

Fitch Learning CFA® Review

Fitch Learning CFA Review offers a comprehensive prep course for all 3 levels of the CFA exam. Choose from multiple learning packages to customize your learning experience and study more effectively. Various options include classroom learning, e-learning, and video courses, in addition to stellar user support and 24-7 help desk access.

Kaplan Schweser CFA Review

Kaplan Schweser CFA offers a comprehensive suite of prep courses for the CFA exam. You can choose from various online or in-person options, or combine an online review course with a 3-day or 5-day live classroom review session (where available).


There are many opportunities if you are interested in building a career in the world of finance. The FRM® and and the CFA® are two top certifications in the financial industry that are internationally recognized. Attaining these rigorous certifications can improve your chances of rising to the top of your field, but which qualification is best […]

How to Pass CFA Level 3 Exam

You’re more than halfway there! And you’ve just beat the the beastly Level II. It should be easy from here…right? While Level II has the most amount of material, Level III still presents its own challenges. I’m here to help you get past these so you can finally complete your CFA® exam process. Don’t Lose […]

Your 2017 CFA® Exam Schedule (and Infographic)

There are a lot of dates to keep track of when you are preparing to take the CFA® Exam. I’ve made an infographic below that details the timeline for registering and paying for your exam. The CFA® Exam includes three levels spread out into three exams. There are only two exam days a year–one in […]

Bionic Turtle FRM Review

Bionic Turtle was one of the first FRM preparation providers to instruct with videos and e-learning tools. Founded by David Harper in 2004, the owner continues to write practice exam questions and tests them out on the world’s most active FRM forum that Bionic Turtle has developed.