CPA Exam Review News Blog

Planning to PASS the CPA Exam

Posted by Dr. Phil Yaeger on Feb 9, 2019 8:11:00 AM

Wondering how long it will take to study for, and pass, the CPA exams? Finding that everyone has a different metric, or they’ll only tell you once you’ve signed up for their course? Well, let’s dispense with all the bait and switch. Here’s what I recommend.  

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

Tips & Tricks to get the Most out of Your CPA Exam Study Time

Posted by Guest Blogger on Jan 26, 2019 8:05:00 AM

Can you believe that January is almost over? It seems like every time I blink it's a new month. Time moves so quickly these days, and with so many demands on our time, it’s often hard to carve out the necessary time to GTD, whether that be work or school or studying for the CPA exam. A common complaint amongst candidates is that they just don’t know where they’re going to find that 12-15 hours a week that Yaeger recommends a working professional find to study for the exam. And while we can’t go in and personally adjust the schedule for everyone (unless you call Phil - he will tell you what you need to do… but you may not like his answer), we can give you some guidance on how best to use the time that you have set aside to study. Here are our top tips & tricks to maximize productivity when studying (you’ll notice a theme real quick).

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Tags: CPA Productivity, Studying

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

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

Give Out Plenty of Holiday Cheer... and Business Cards!

Posted by Dr. Phil Yaeger on Nov 1, 2017 1:54:14 PM

We are officially in the Holiday Season! There are going to be a number of work and personal parties. Along with gifts and holiday cheer, your going to want to be ready to give people your business card. Whether you don't have a card or your current one needs a facelift we've got some do's, don'ts, and great companies to order from!

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Tags: Accounting News, CPA Productivity, CPA Job Search, Networking

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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Tags: CPA Exam Prep, CPA Productivity

Searching For a Job? Watch For These Warning Signs in New Employers

Posted by Dr. Phil Yaeger on Oct 9, 2017 11:58:14 AM

If you are searching for a new job or feel discontentment with your current one, you'll likely be scouring job websites looking for the next step in your career. Thankfully, as a CPA your job search will likely be much less painful. The market is in need of lots of good CPAs, which gives you the advantage to find a job you love without settling. As you search, you'll want to look out for these red flags in potential employers. 

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Tags: CPA Productivity, CPA Job Search

Staying Healthy: Studying for the CPA Exam is Hard Enough Without a Cold

Posted by Dr. Phil Yaeger on Sep 27, 2017 2:25:24 PM

Fall is here! 'Tis the season of crunchy leaves and pumpkin spice lattes. Among the joy of a crisp breeze and apple cider comes the woes of fall allergies, the common cold, sore throats, and stuffy noses. From overly vigilant germaphobes to the typical co-worker, we can all do our part in making this fall a healthy one.

This plea is made for the CPA Student, the parents of toddlers, the already overworked teacher of those toddlers, and every person in between. Getting a cold is inevitable, but there's a lot of simple things we can do to make those times fewer and, thus, less likely to interrupt our lives. Let's take a look at the characters of cold season and how to combat or help them.

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Tags: CPA Productivity

Networking: How to thrive as a young accounting professional

Posted by Dr. Phil Yaeger on Sep 14, 2017 12:34:59 PM

The first few years of your career can be difficult to navigate. There's an expectation to be professional to the standard of seasoned pro's without a) having much experience and b) being able to accommodate every expectation as times and common practices have changed. Keeping everyone happy and making genuine connections can feel intimidating, but it is possible.

Start by building a good base of helpful practices. Understand that it we live in an age where a good handshake and business card are as necessary as an up-to-date LinkenIn and online presence. You'll have to consider old school and new school approaches and figure out how to bridge the gap, but it's not something you need to shy away from.

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Tags: Insider, Accounting News, CPA Productivity, AICPA

Three Types of Micro-Managers and How to Work for Them

Posted by Dr. Phil Yaeger on Aug 30, 2017 4:26:26 PM

One of the most frustrating things happening in workplaces around the world is when a boss micromanages the office. Not only is it frustrating, but it kills confidence and efficiency. While the perpetrator may feel like they are doing their job, they are actively limiting the ability of their employees by disrupting their workflow or worse yet in the long term, destroying their ambition. Employees who are micromanaged eventually lose their drive when their efforts are cut off by a boss who demands changes to their work before it is finished or reroutes their end goal too many times.


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Tags: CPA Productivity