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I Failed the CPA Exam and Survived

Today we are interviewing a successful CPA about her experience failing the CPA exam. Her story is fairly personal, so she wishes to remain anonymous (we'll refer to her as Patricia).

Earning a CPA license is not easy, but not everyone is willing to be candid about their experience. This often

CPA Students: Approaching the Challenge of Resiliency

When it comes to passing the CPA exam, you quickly think about the four sections of the exam, about the days of studying it will take to pass, and about what taking on this challenge will mean regarding future opportunities in your professional career. This is all easy to approach in terms we

Retrain Your Brain to Thrive During the CPA Exam

Have you walked out of the CPA exam knowing fear negatively impacted your score, even though you studied hard and felt confident about your technical knowledge going into the exam?

You're not alone. In fact, we hear this all the time.

2018 CPA Exam Introducing Excel, Cleaner Design

Change is nothing new for the CPA exam. The 2017 exam heralded sweeping structure and content changes.

5 Tips to Leaving Your Job

There are many reasons you would leave your job. Not all of them are due to discontent or a better opportunity. Sometimes a spouse will get a job cross country causing you to follow, other times you might move laterally for a company you feel more passionate about working for. Either way, you

The Eight Best Towns Where You Wouldn't Think to Look for a Job

The reasons they picked these cities are likely different from those a Forbes or Business Insider would highlight, but it's great to have options. The diversity revolves around opportunity and lifestyle. We liked Outside Magazine's different take on cities they liked for their readers. The

Why Accountants Should Mediate Rather than Dictate the Budget

When you are in charge of making the financial decisions for your company, it can be easy to get into a mode where you call the shots. The problem with this is how people may disagree with you and stray, bend, or push the limits which will ultimately make your job harder. Much like coaching a

Adaptor, Innovator, and Creator - The Progression of Today's Accountant

There has been a lot of speculation about the fate of the accountant lately. Some have predicted the demise of a career while others have been quick to lift up the profession as more vital now than ever. The one thing that is for sure is the industry is changing, new challenges are arising, and

Great Accountants Use Workplace Confrontation to Become Leaders

From our commute to work to inevitable political conversations and personality differences to job competition - no one wants petty confrontations during their day. They bring an onset of stress, uneasiness, and downright awkward vibes after they resolve. We often think it best merely to avoid

Waiting for CPA Exam Results Is Stressful!

We've been hearing from students about the mental turmoil they are experiencing while waiting to get their CPA Exam results. The stress of waiting for those results, in some cases since the first week in April, is superseding the stress of actually studying for the CPA itself.