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Q3 2019 CPA Exam Updates | Eligible for Testing July 1, 2019

Posted by Megan Lewczyk, CPA, MAcc on Jun 29, 2019 8:00:00 AM

The CPA Exam is updated continuously as the profession changes and evolves. As a CPA candidate, it’s hard to keep up. Let our team of accounting experts help you keep on top of all of them so you can be fully prepared.

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Tags: CPA Review Tips, CPA Exam Changes, 2019 CPA Exam, FAR, BEC, AUD, REG

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

Making the FAR Multiple Choice Questions Work for You - Part 2

Posted by Guest Blogger on Apr 20, 2019 7:45:00 AM

Welcome to part two of our three-part series on how to get the most from your multiple choice question (MCQ) study time. If you missed part one, head here to catch up. If you’ve already read part one but need a little refresher, keep reading.

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

Making the FAR Multiple Choice Questions Work for You - Part 3

Posted by Guest Blogger on Apr 20, 2019 7:45:00 AM

Welcome back to the final in our three part series about how to get the most out of your multiple choice (MCQ) study time. After discussing the four general ways to get more out of your study time and how to anchor all of your questions in the general accounting cycle in part one, and how to take that foundation-level knowledge to the next level and deep-dive into recommended topics in part two, for part three we are saying enough with the theory, already… let’s look at an example of how to work through a topic.

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Tags: CPA Review Tips, 2019 CPA Exam, FAR, Multiple Choice Questions

Making the FAR Multiple Choice Questions Work for You - Part 1

Posted by Guest Blogger on Apr 20, 2019 7:45:00 AM

Multiple choice questions (MCQs) are the bane of many a CPA candidate’s existence - they will drill them day in and day out, relying on scores from these practice tests as a measure of readiness.  But there is more than one way to study using MCQs, and this three-part series will give you a better way to utilize your test bank and get more bang for your buck when practicing.

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

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

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

CPA Exam Hack: How to Drop the Phone When You Hit the Books

Posted by Dr. Phil Yaeger on Feb 28, 2018 3:52:45 PM

Okay, we love our mobile devices as much as the next person. Smartphones are amazing in all the things they give us access to, but that's exactly why you need to power down so you can focus. We are more tuned in, available, and distracted than ever. You can, and people literally do, stay entertained all day, every day on with apps alone. The result has become somewhat Pavlonian as a text message tone or vibration sends everyone near digging into their pockets. Our subconscious is hoping for a release of endorphins that when we get a text from a loved one. Getting a notification informing you you've been "liked" is an addicting process.

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Study Tips for the CPA Exam

Posted by Dr. Phil Yaeger on Feb 14, 2018 5:58:01 PM

In January, the AICPA announced the dates when scores will be released for those who have taken the CPA Exam. You can check the dates here. This should help your preparation for the CPA Exam as you can see when the exams results will be released, you can minimize the time you have to wait for the results, and see whether you need to start studying again.

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Tags: CPA Review Tips, 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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