Author Archives: Julie Snow

Free CFA® Webinar: 11th Hour Study Tips & Tricks


December is fast approaching … To fully prepare you for the tough questions you’re guaranteed to see on Exam Day, we’re hosting a free one-hour webinar s with CFA expert Darren Degraaf, CMA, CFA, CPA. Don’t miss it! 11th Hour Study Tips and Tricks with Darren Degraaf, CMA, CFA, CPA Date: Saturday 7 November 2015 Time: 9am ET…

Your Guide to Level I CFA® Registration

Level I CFA Registration

The standard registration deadline for the December 2015 Level I CFA® exam is almost here. While registering is a fairly straightforward process, there are a few things you should know ahead of time. To help, we’ve put together your guide to Level I CFA® registration.

Are You Sure You Want to Get a CFA?


  Let’s face it: Most people want to get a CFA to stand out from the competition, and to earn more over their career. But those are just a couple of the ways that passing the exam can help you. Here are some of the other reasons why it’s worth taking on the challenge of becoming…

4 Time-Tested Tips for Passing the CFA Exam the First Time


You’ll need time, commitment, and perseverance to pass each of the Chartered Financial Analyst exam’s three levels, and even really smart and experienced candidates have been known to get snagged. As you probably know, the exam has a low overall pass rate of roughly 40%. If you aren’t prepared, you’re not likely to make it through….

The Hardest Parts of the CFA Exam

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Way back in 1963, when the very first CFA exam was given, there was just one level, and 94% of the 284 candidates passed. Of course, the exam (and everything else) has changed a whole bunch since then. Now the pass rate is a lot lower, and as you plan your studies, it’s important to know…

How to Pass the CMA Exam — The Basics


Becoming a CMA will certainly help your corporate accounting career and increase your earning potential. Roughly 80% of all accounting professionals work in some form of management accounting, and accounting professionals with the CMA designation earn nearly $28,000 more a year ($115,952 compared to $88,196) than those without any designation, according to an Institute of Management Accountants Salary Survey published in June…