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How to Push Off From Busy Season Into Studying for the CPA Exam.

Say goodbye to the 2018 Tax Season and hello to studying for the CPA Exam! First off, take a breather! You undoubtedly deserve a little rest, but make sure it doesn't last too long. Coming off busy season is a great time to transition into studying to get your CPA!

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The Trait You Need More Than Any Other To Succeed

Some think the little piece of paper hanging on their wall, the one with their alma mater's name, is the most important foot in the door to a successful career. Others believe their connections will take them to the places they want to go. Most are taught hard work, grit, intelligence, and

The CPA Guide to Staying Productive While You're Exhausted

Whether you're in the midst of busy season, studying for your fourth section of the CPA Exam, or both, you're going to find yourself exhausted. You'll need to figure out a way to get past the wall you will inevitably run into. Here are a few tips to be mindful of when you have that classic lack

What Type of CPA Student Are You?

Every one of our students has a different style of studying, learning, and tackling the CPA Exam. By this point in your seemingly never-ending-student-career you've no doubt seen every type we're going to talk about. But which one are you? And how could you improve?

Five Steps to Take if You Failed the CPA Exam

CPA Exam scores dropped this week, and some students received the news they wanted. Many others who took one of the hardest tests in the world found out they didn't pass. A 74 or below and you have to start over again, think about passing in time before scores start to expire, re-invest time out

The Reality of Working Remotely as a CPA

Jim has been working for an accounting firm just outside Chicago for the past two years. He worked out a deal with the firm to let him travel and work remotely as he followed his wife, Jordy, around the world. She works as a traveling nurse (i.e., she works seasonal contracts with hospitals

It's Time to Talk About Mental Health in the Office

Mental health is a conversation plastered all across the media. You'll hear it talked about at awards shows, in veteran communities with regard to PTSD, at your kid's school, and on the daily news. One place you usually won't hear about it is at work. While the stigma is changing, it's pretty

CPA Exam Hack: How to Drop the Phone When You Hit the Books

Okay, we love our mobile devices as much as the next person. Smartphones are amazing in all the things they give us access to, but that's exactly why you need to power down so you can focus. We are more tuned in, available, and distracted than ever. You can, and people literally do, stay

COSO ERM Changes CPA Candidates Need To Know

In September of 2017, The Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission (COSO) released the ERM Framework: Enterprise Risk Management-Integrating with Strategy and Performance. The new release, the first since 2004, stresses the use and the importance of enterprise risk

Watch out for these tax scams in 2018

Busy season is just warming up, and so are tax scammers. People are just starting to think about filing their taxes again, and criminals know Uncle Sam is on their mind. They are using this acute awareness to slip in and try to look credible. Sometimes, they do a great job, especially to the