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Stress Relief for the CPA

Posted by Dr. Phil Yaeger on Oct 30, 2017 3:29:09 PM

Most students will tell you the top stress in their life is school, studying, and the pressure to get good grades. Adding in additional stressors involved with work and family only exacerbates the stress of studying. CPA candidates understand this type of stress more fully than most, since the pressure to pass is often put on them by their employer. The importance of passing all four sections in time, prior to a score expiring also adds urgency. 

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5 Motivating Tips For Working and Studying Full-Time

Posted by Dr. Phil Yaeger on Oct 2, 2017 6:37:02 PM

Ah, the life of a full-time working, full-time student. Almost everyone else you know gets home from work and starts relaxing. Or once the formal work day is done, at least others have the option transition to working around the house, cooking dinner, and making progress on that endless to-do list.  You, however, must find the motivation to study!

Unfortunately, finding the motivation to study for the CPA Exam is hard. As with any long-term endeavor, like working out or eating healthier, great intentions are hard to turn into habits.

The key to staying motivated is going to be different for everyone. And, while there is no one fix for everyone, but we've got some ways of thinking and common practices that will help most of you.

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Tags: 2017 CPA Exam, CPA Exam Prep, CPA Review Courses, CPA Review Tips

If You Scored 74 or Below on the CPA Exam...

Posted by Dr. Phil Yaeger on Sep 20, 2017 1:21:16 PM

Scores drop, and you find out how you did. Either you feel relieved, or your heart drops. If you got a 74 or below, you might be feeling that all of your hard work was for nothing. Right back to square one, you go - or so it may feel. The good news is, although not passing is a bit discouraging, all of those months or weeks of preparation weren't for nothing. It may feel like you've taken a hundred steps back to where you started, but you're far ahead of the game.

This time around you'll begin studying and preparing for the exam, with knowledge you didn't have the first time around. You now know what to expect on the exam and you know what parts of the test gave you the most trouble. You know what stumped you and where to focus on.

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Tags: 2017 CPA Exam, CPA Exam Prep, CPA Exam Scores, 2018 CPA Exam

This is the first step to studying for the CPA Exam

Posted by Dr. Phil Yaeger on Sep 18, 2017 2:54:34 PM

Should you work hard or smart? The answer is both, but you have to constantly refine your routines as working vigorously while maintaining bad habits is counterproductive. The same applies to studying for the CPA exam. So the good news we're offering here is that you should focus less on studying more, and more on studying better.

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How to Reach for Resilience After Failing the CPA Exam

Posted by Dr. Phil Yaeger on Aug 21, 2017 9:06:00 AM

People often look around after experiencing a setback and wonder, "What did I do wrong that all these other people did right?" You feel surrounded by individuals who are "making it," but you are coming up short. You may feel jealousy, and think some people don't deserve their success. Or, you'll see others who seem like they should have attained their goals already, but are struggling. You may feel like that about yourself.

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CPA Students: Approaching the Challenge of Resiliency

Posted by Dr. Phil Yaeger on Aug 14, 2017 12:19:14 PM

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 normally think of: you need a 75 to pass, you can predict the study hours, and you are most likely already making plans when it comes to your advancement. What may not have crossed your mind is the intangible side of passing the exam, and it goes far beyond the goal of receiving a 75 passing score.

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The PERFECT Schedule to PASS all 4-parts of the CPA Exam!

Posted by Dr. Phil Yaeger on Jun 12, 2017 9:53:37 AM

Want to know how long it will take to pass?  Here are the approximate number of study hours, and estimated length of time to prepare, based on devoting about 20 hours a week to studying...

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2017 CPA Exam Testing Windows and Score Release Timeline

Posted by Dr. Phil Yaeger on Jun 7, 2017 3:57:55 PM

 The wait is almost over!

If you sat for the Auditing (AUD), Financial Accounting and Reporting (FAR), or Regulation (REG) section(s) of the 2017 CPA Exam during the April/May (Q2) testing window, you can expect to receive your score on August 17, 2017. Business Environment and Concepts (BEC) will be released starting on August 22, 2017.

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Put an end to procrastination today (or maybe tomorrow)

Posted by Dr. Phil Yaeger on May 31, 2017 8:00:00 AM

One of the biggest inhibitors to people reaching their goals has been the same every generation. "There's not enough time in the day". This has been blamed on tasks to do around the house and technology, on family obligations and lengthening commutes, but no matter who you are or where you are from, we all have one thing in common - 24 hours in the day.

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Get to Know the CPA Exam Blueprints

Posted by Dr. Phil Yaeger on May 24, 2017 10:00:00 AM
This year has presented a unique challenge to students looking to pass the CPA Exam - a reformat of the test. While this means new territory and a test unfamiliar to everyone, the AICPA has released a set of blueprints letting students know what to expect, and how to prepare. While this may cause unease and a lot of questions, we're helping you break down and understand the fundamental changes.
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