Q: A non-deal related question - could use some insight please!

Florida2Texas
00
This is not related to any deal posting but I could REALLY use some advice if anyone here has taken or is taking their CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst) exams. I am so confused as to what books to buy and they are all so expensive, so I just want to be 100% sure about what I am purchasing is really going to help me pass the exams. 
I need some advice with the level 1 exams and would appreciate any insight at all!  I have done my due diligence of searching the internet and am thoroughly confused now!

thanks a lot in advance...
Florida2Texas (rep: 10.3k) posted Feb 12, 2013
124 views
Facebook Share
Twitter
9 Comments
Florida2Texas
Thanks Acidbaby, this is probably the most comprehensive explanation I have seen out there but it still doesn't help me as to which version of the schweser notes to buy...it ranges from a package for $300 to $1400. From the sound of this forum, I will have to assume that people go for the $1400 package.
Florida2Texas (rep: 10.3k) posted Feb 12, 2013
00
arsiel
My boyfriend's planning on taking it too and he says the Schweser books are probably the staple for the level one. Not really sure about the packages though... He says a lot of people say the "question bank" is useful. Sorry! I'm not too well versed on this stuff.
arsiel (rep: 13k) posted Feb 12, 2013
10
Florida2Texas
When is he planning to take his level 1 exam? I am planning for December. I found someone selling the electronic version of schweser for $55 that usually selling on their website in paperbook form for $1399. that is a HUGE price difference. I thought it might be a scam so started looking up but so far have found no scam alert on it...
Florida2Texas (rep: 10.3k) posted Feb 12, 2013
00
Acidbaby
Get em off a torrent. ;)
Acidbaby (rep: 6.84k) posted Feb 13, 2013
00
Florida2Texas
@acidbaby - really? lol...I don't think a torrent would work here. The curriculum is very strict and changes every year. I think I found a way to buy it from someone who is giving the test in June and I plan on taking it in Dec. Thanks for all the input :)
Florida2Texas (rep: 10.3k) posted Feb 13, 2013
00
Acidbaby
Kaplan Schweser CFA 2013 Level 1 Ebooks and Videos FULL Complete

Yup
Acidbaby (rep: 6.84k) posted Feb 13, 2013
00
Florida2Texas
@acidbaby- really ? interesting! If you dont mind can you please send me the link you found at florida2texas@gmail.com. I would so super appreciate it.
Florida2Texas (rep: 10.3k) posted Feb 13, 2013
00
arsiel
He's been torrenting them too ;x He hasn't seen many hits either so Acidbaby, an email in my direction would be appreciated too :P
arsiel (rep: 13k) posted Feb 13, 2013
00