Best CFA Level 1 Prep Material

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...for the money. Looking to start studying for level 1 now. Your guys' input would be great. Thanks in advance.

My background: non-bus major, IB analyst, taken finance/accounting

Best CFA Preparation Course

Our users largely agreed that the Schweser program, provided by Kaplan, is the best option for CFA exam studying. To supplement this program, our users believe that you should use the end of chapter questions in the CFA provided materials.

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Our users shared their experiences below.

chitownanalyst:

Used Schweser for L1 & L2. Using it again for L3 this Spring. Schweser has the Q-bank, or whatever it's called these days. You should be fine with either and doing the CFAI EOC questions.

Ravenous - Hedge Fund Partner:

I used Schweser for all three levels and went 3/3 -- definitely recommend that path as the CFA books are crap, but use the CFAI end of chapter Qs as someone else noted. Level 1 is easy, but focus on the big ticket items first and make sure you have those cold.

zombie_12:

Schweser + EOC + mock will get you through. But if you have time go through the CFA textbooks, helps in level II.

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