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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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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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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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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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How to De-Stress During Tax Season

Posted by Dr. Phil Yaeger on Feb 9, 2015 10:00:00 PM

Ah, tax season, the most wonderful time of year for accounting professionals. We’re kidding, we know all too well how stressful and exhausting this season is, which is why we put together this blog with tips from fellow accountants on how to survive with at least a piece of your sanity still intact. Even if you’re not working this tax season, keep reading, one day you’ll be there, too.

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