CFA Information

Top 3 Reason to Become a CFA

Top 3 Reasons To Become a CFA®

If you're interested in a career in finance, you have a lot of options for financial certifications that can boost your career path. However, many of these certifications are expensive and may be specific to the United States. If you're looking for a…
CFA Exam Pass Rates

CFA® Exam Pass Rates

The Chartered Financial Analyst® Exam is notoriously challenging. Candidates all over the world take the exam on the same day, in either June or December, depending on the level. (Only Level I is offered in both months, Level II and Level III are only…
CFA Requirements

CFA® Requirements

Those looking for an edge in the competitive world of finance should consider the benefits of obtaining the Chartered Financial Analyst® (CFA®) credential. Earning the globally-recognized CFA® charter demonstrates a high degree of specialized knowledge…
CFA Salary Breakdown

CFA® Salary Breakdown

In considering whether to pursue a professional degree or qualification, two key factors often influence the decision: bettering your career prospects and earning a greater income. There is some consensus that, after a certain point in your life, the…
Which Jobs are Open to CFA Candidates

Which Jobs are Open to CFA® Candidates?

It’s easier to see the light at the end of the tunnel if we understand exactly from where that illumination comes. In other words, knowing what jobs are open to CFA® charterholders makes studying for the levels of the exam a little easier. I passed…
How to Pass Level 1 Exam

How to Pass CFA® Level 1 Exam

You've decided you are ready to take on the challenge of the CFA® exam and become a Chartered Financial Analyst® (CFA®). Make sure you have thought this through because it’s going to be a tough couple years. Even though only 20% of the people who…
FRM vs CFA

FRM vs CFA®

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…
CFA vs CPA

CFA® vs CPA

CFA® vs CPA, which one is better? The Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and Chartered Financial Analyst® (CFA) designations are two of the most sought-after credentials in the financial field. Many finance professionals choose to pursue these qualifications…
How Much Does It Cost to Get a CFA

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…
What Are the Differences Between the CFA Exam Levels?

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…
Examining the CFA Scoring System

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.…
CFA vs MBA

CFA® vs MBA

CFA® or MBA, which is better? This is a question many business professionals ask themselves when they are mapping out their career paths. The answer to this question depends on many factors, including your professional goals, background, and resources. It's…