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How to Prepare for the CPA Exam

Posted by CPA Review & More Show Notes on Aug 31, 2019 8:00:00 AM

Do you want to know what the best way to study for the CPA Exam is? Wondering how much attention you should pay to grammar and punctuation on BEC’s written communication? Wondering how many students pass the CPA Exam on the first try?

To explore these questions and more, I interviewed Mike Decker on the CPA Review & More Podcast.

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5 Things to Know Before Walking into Prometric

Posted by Dr. Phil Yaeger on Aug 3, 2019 7:00:00 AM

At Yaeger we talk with students who have just taken their exam every. single. day. Unsurprisingly, we tend to hear the same things over and over again, things that students wish they’d known ahead of time or planned more for. Here are five head-slapping "I should have thought of that" moments - things every students should know about  before going into Prometric.

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This Is the One Time You Study to the Test

Posted by Dr. Phil Yaeger on May 25, 2019 6:00:00 AM

If you don't read this whole post, remember this: Even if you don't use us, use the blueprints. They're important. They're a great tool. They will help you pass the CPA Exam and become a CPA.

When studying for any one of the CPA Exams, the sheer quantity of material available to be tested (and therefore material to study) can be overwhelming. Meanwhile, it's no secret that the intensity of the exams is a simulation of the real world and a practitioner's life in accounting. You WILL need to know this information in your life as a CPA. Luckily, you'll have reference materials available for use after the Exam. That's is why I will tell you to study to the test - and be specific. As specific as possible! And no, we don't mean "buy our materials because they're the best" (this is not a sales pitch); it's a declaration. I'm taking a stand, and it's not about my review school or me. I'm sick and tired of candidates not going into the Exam adequately prepared.

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Tags: CPA Exam Prep, CPA Review Tips, cpa exam blueprints, AICPA, Studying

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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Newlywed CPA Candidate How-To Guide

Posted by Dr. Phil Yaeger on May 25, 2018 8:52:28 AM

So you just got married – now what?

Congratulations! It is such an exciting time of life. College parties turn into Sunday morning brunches, late Friday nights out turn into coffee dates on Saturday and suddenly everyone around you is getting married, sitting the CPA Exam and having children. Now it is your turn – so what should you be thinking about and what are some of the taxation implications. You are a CPA candidate, so this is right up your alley.

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Tags: CPA Exam Prep, CPA Exam Tips, CPA Career

Every CPA Should Make a "To Don't" List

Posted by Dr. Phil Yaeger on May 23, 2018 11:29:44 AM

Everyone has heard and most of us regularly keep a "To Do" list. Their detailed tasks sit line by line on folded up sheets of paper in pockets and in the notes sections of our phones. We cross them off and in doing so, feel a sense of accomplishment. One thing we don't give ourselves credit for is the very thing which gets in the way of crossing more of those "To Do" items off.

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Tags: CPA Exam Prep, CPA Productivity, 2018 CPA Exam, accounting career

What Do You Need To Do To Become A CPA?

Posted by Dr. Phil Yaeger on May 9, 2018 8:47:07 PM

There's a lot to learn in the process of becoming a CPA and getting your license depends on more than just sitting for the exam. There may even be some differences depending on what state you are in. Before we dig into the details, let's cover some of the basics.

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Tags: CPA Exam Prep, Accounting News, AICPA, CPA Job Search, accounting career

How to Launch From Busy Season Into Studying for the CPA Exam

Posted by Dr. Phil Yaeger on Apr 18, 2018 1:10:09 PM

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!

You are already being highly productive and maintaining a rigorous schedule, so you might as well keep it rolling. Obviously, you can cut out some of the habits which are not healthy. Re-institute time for exercise and friends, and get back some of the sleep you may have sacrificed -- but don't lose your stride. Those who competed in the Boston Marathon earlier this week are going to rest a little bit, but they aren't going to stop training! They already have their eyes on the next race and future goals.

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Tags: CPA Exam Prep, CPA Exam Requirements, 2018 CPA Exam, accounting career

So You are Thinking About Taking the CPA Exam...

Posted by Dr. Phil Yaeger on Nov 15, 2017 12:20:54 PM

Let's not sugar coat it - taking the CPA Exam to get your license is a long and difficult road. One of the hardest parts of the process is starting along that road. When it comes to difficulty, the CPA Exam is head and shoulders above many other licensure exams. Even those who passed can sound discouraging as they reflect on the process they went through. Once you start to look at the passing rates of students taking the exam, the time put in, and the sacrifices, you begin to understand. Going after a change in your professional career is going to change your personal life as well for a while.

The first thing we encourage our students to do is take a step back and realize, as hard as the exam is to study for and pass, plenty of people are doing it and you can too. Even the successful CPA's who sound discouraging will tell you it's worth it. They are just trying to be honest. The second thing we ask students to do analyze is how they study. Take a look at works or doesn't work. Regularly updating the teaching style according to your learning style is crucial. At Yaeger, we're about more than repetition and focus on application as well because quality matters over quantity. This is especially important after the changes that came to the exam this past year.

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Tags: 2017 CPA Exam, CPA Exam Prep, AICPA, 2018 CPA Exam, CPA Exam Changes, 2018 CPA Exam

Four Ways Accountants Can Make the Most of Their Office Layout

Posted by Dr. Phil Yaeger on Nov 13, 2017 12:24:50 PM

We all remember the episode of The Office where Jim creates a pencil barrier to keep Dwight's clutter off of his desk. This comical depiction of a shared workspace is good for a laugh but as office spaces become more open it brings to light that personal space is shrinking. You are much less likely to have a quiet area in which to work or call a client, and will find a little too much time is spent interacting with your peers that should be dedicated work time.

Brainstorming productivity around office layouts isn't exactly what accountants or CPA candidates normally focus on. We aren't interior designers and productivity around office layout can seem like high hanging fruit to HR. However, there are some simple suggestions you can make for the office at large and changes you can apply personally to combat shared or small workplaces.

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Tags: CPA Exam Prep, CPA Exam Tips, CPA Review Tips, office environment

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