Level I

Study Plan not working | Any Boston classes


I will be giving my L1 exam on Dec 5. It has been two months I am studing on and off.  Following is my progress:

Volume 1: Ethics - could not complete, very boring

                  Quant - Completed

Volume 2: Micro economics - at reading 15

I am not able to focus and concentrate on exam preparation. I am thinking of taking regular inperson classes. 

Can any one suggest some in-person classes except Kaplan. Kaplan is very expensive.


I have my registered Email Id with CFA Institute read as “priyankcfa4@gmail.com”. I feel this is violating the statndard regarding the use of CFA acronym. Please let me know should I communicate regarding the same to the Institute or it is fine? However I have not yet received any communication regasrding the same. And if you feel I should change the same, let me know the procedure I should follow. Thanx in advance.

Just started prep..how long per study session?

Good Morning All,

I just started studying for Level 1 with intentions to take the test this December.

I am only using Schweser materials as of right now. My question is how long on average should I spend per study session (Schweser breaks out by Study Session within their 5 books)?

Flower delivery service

I would like to send someone a single flower with a note in another city, but I’m not paying $50 for a bunch of plants that are going to die anyways. I was thinking more like paying under $10 for the flower plus a delivery fee.

Someone help me!

Too old to pursue the designation?

I am 36 years old. 

I wrote level 1 last summer and did not pass. Was in group 7. 

I picked up a severe shoulder injury (ironically, happened while walking to the library to study!!!!) about a month before the exam, required about 12 months of rehab. 

Is age nothing but a number?

Reason for CFA: I would like to open my own practice and the designation gives me the credibility and legal right to invest money on the behalf of clients. 


Philadelphia L1 Exam Observations

I had one observation. The smokeshow writing L1 who was in a miniskirt, high heels and a red jacket. I kept thinking, is she really going to write the entire exam wearing that ensemble? Did CFAI place her there as a disctration? Anyone else see this chick? Even though there were thousands of us at Philly, I am sure everyone who was there noticed this PIECE

Twitter CFA Program

Just received this through Twitter:

“CFA Program ‏@CFAProgram

June 2015 Candidates: Multiple-choice answer sheets are almost graded. Level III exams are being prepped for the two-week grading process!”

Value addition of CFA with MBA in finance and Job prospects

Hi all,

I’m about to pursue my MBA in finance this August. But i’ve a doubt regarding pursuing a CFA in tandem with my 2 years of MBA program. The B-school is not so great , so I’m looking for value addition through the CFA certification. Also can it help me in getting decent internships? Apart from that, what kind of career prospects we are about to see if I do an MBA as well as my CFA? Corporate finance/ Investment Banking / M&A? I’m not currently from finance background.


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