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Hack Your 2019 Goals with Tips on How to Prepare for the CPA Exam

Posted by Hillarie Diaz, CPA on Jan 9, 2019 2:52:03 PM

Every year, marching behind all of the sales and too much food and all of the busyness of the holiday season, comes New Year Resolutions, with lots of lists about what your goals should be. Want to lose weight? Here are the 10 goals for 2019. Make friends? Top 5 things to do. Get that promotion? 19 steps in 2019.

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Tags: Goal Setting, 2019 CPA Exam, Studying, CPA Productivity

5 Easy Steps on How to Support Your CPA Candidate

Posted by Carey Levin on Dec 30, 2018 9:54:19 PM

 As a non-CPA, I was floored when learning the requirements to sit for and pass the Uniform CPA Exam. Generally believed to be one of the most challenging accreditation exams in any industry, sitting for the CPA exam represents a tremendous commitment on the part of the candidate, both in terms of time and energy.

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Tags: CPA Exam Prep, CPA Exam Tips, CPA Review Tips, 2019 CPA Exam

When Your Raise Is Denied - What's Next?

Posted by Dr. Phil Yaeger on Sep 23, 2018 9:24:22 PM

You spent hours upon hours of overtime for your company over the past few months. Hours you could have spent catching up on your favorite shows on Netflix, out for dinners and drinks with friends or training for the half marathon everyone else is running next month. At the time, all of this was part of a plan – that it would all add up to the pay rise you were hoping for at your performance review. You did your due diligence, you outlined multiple positive impacts you made for your company during the peak season, you presented a measurable financial impact, but the answer was, “Sorry, not at this time.”

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Tags: Accounting Career Advice, CPA Career, effective communication, office environment

Guide to CPA Exam REG Changes Eligible for Testing in Quarter 1, 2019

Posted by Dr. Phil Yaeger on Jul 23, 2018 3:30:13 PM

Picture this – you have decided to start studying for the Regulation (REG) section. You’re beginning to feel confident, getting a handle on the material and then you start reading about taxation changes that are on the horizon. As stated in an earlier blog this year, the CPA exam is ever-evolving and it is important to keep up with changes to ensure that you’re studying the most up-to-date materials available. Luckily, you’re in good hands with Yaeger CPA Review as we rework and rewrite our books to the AICPA Blueprints. But I know you’re wondering – what is changing, and when is it happening?

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Tags: CPA Exam Changes, 2019 CPA Exam

CPAs: Sharpen Your Speaking Skills to Immediately Increase Your Worth

Posted by Dr. Phil Yaeger on Jul 18, 2018 4:32:09 PM

When people think about the CPA at their company they aren't likely to think of someone who leads through spoken word. As a CPA it is unlikely too that this is a requirement for your everyday job. Many CPA's can get by communicating through emails, powerpoint presentations, and handing the numbers off to whoever asked for them. However, in person communication can be something that sets you apart.

There are plenty of reasons to limit talking in person or public. From time constraints to fear of speaking in front of others, down to the simple necessity or lack thereof, it is easy to find an excuse to communicate as little as possible. But the truth is you can extremely bolster your value by simply learning to be a better communicator.

There are a few ways to immediately improve your value as a communicator

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Tags: CPA Leadership

How to Create Goals Without Getting Overwhelmed

Posted by Dr. Phil Yaeger on Jul 11, 2018 6:45:53 PM

Let's face it. You have about a million things you "should be" doing. Pressure is raining down on you from every direction and it can feel a little bit overwhelming. What's hard is that the pressure isn't bad. You should be trying to make the world a better place, stand up for what's right, use less plastic, get 30 minutes of cardio in a day, adopt a dog, and on top of it all take time for yourself so you're not stressed.


There's an easy way to take control of this feeling and, maybe most importantly, be intentional and content with your decisions.

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Tags: accounting career, effective communication

The Five Best Investment Apps for you and Your Clients

Posted by Dr. Phil Yaeger on Jun 27, 2018 8:11:08 PM

Saving and investing is something new professionals have heard a lot about, but often the same way they know their uncle is really into Pickleball. Putting money into other companies seems crazy when you're still in the world of student loans, don't have a home yet, and are still trying to get on your feet.

The problem with this attitude is how it turns into a habit which lasts too long into a professional's life. There is never a time it's "too late" to start saving, but starting to build your wealth is a lot easier if you start before you turn 30, even if it's not a lot. So today we're going to look at five apps that help the beginning investor save.

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Tags: Accounting Career Advice

CPA Exam Students Haven't Heard of the AICPA CPA Exam Blueprints and that Needs to Change!

Posted by Dr. Phil Yaeger on Jun 20, 2018 2:06:21 PM

Imagine you're in charge of laying the foundation for the house you plan on living in for the rest of your life. You would want to guess at the process or ask someone else how they did it years ago on different bedrock and climate, hoping the same works for you. You'd want the most up-to-date methods, help, and plans. You'd want blueprints...

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Tags: cpa exam blueprints, CPA Exam Changes

Thinking About Taking a New Job for a Higher Salary? It Actually May Not Pay to Leave Your Current Job...

Posted by Dr. Phil Yaeger on Jun 13, 2018 4:03:54 PM

Will you make more money by taking a new position with higher pay at another company? Job swapping is more common than ever and the professional game of "bigger and better" is becoming the norm. While no one expects loyalty, and while loyalty doesn't mean the same stability as it once did, can sticking it out with a company benefit you more in the long run than chasing a higher check right now? The answer is not a clear yes or no, but you can take a look at a few factors to help you determine which answer is right for you.

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Tags: accounting career

The ever-evolving CPA Exam – are changes on the horizon?

Posted by Dr. Phil Yaeger on Jun 13, 2018 8:12:37 AM

The CPA exam is constantly changing to ensure that a newly-licensed CPA has the required knowledge and skills to operate in a modern accounting environment. It is a time of advancements in technology and automation and Mike Decker, the Vice President of Examinations for the AICPA and his team of 70 staff are responsible for continuously improving the exam to meet the needs of stakeholders across the country. But what does that mean for candidates? Are there further changes on the horizon that candidates need to be aware of?

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Tags: CPA Exam Changes, CPA Test Software, Insider