How to study for the CFA Exam (L1)

How are you guys coming along? I wonder how I should actually practice and learn the material best. Reading comes easy to me, but I tend to forget things if I just read them. Can you recommend anything?

I am not really a Schweser fan (too expensive!). But I found some less expensive study material on Amazon and blogs, for example the Financial Analyst Study Notes, the CFA Cheat Sheet, or the Target CFA Book. Has any of you used these?

Thanks for any input.