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When Your Raise Is Denied - What's Next?

Posted by Dr. Phil Yaeger on Sep 23, 2018 9:24:22 PM

You spent hours upon hours of overtime for your company over the past few months. Hours you could have spent catching up on your favorite shows on Netflix, out for dinners and drinks with friends or training for the half marathon everyone else is running next month. At the time, all of this was part of a plan – that it would all add up to the pay rise you were hoping for at your performance review. You did your due diligence, you outlined multiple positive impacts you made for your company during the peak season, you presented a measurable financial impact, but the answer was, “Sorry, not at this time.”

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Tags: Accounting Career Advice, CPA Career, effective communication, office environment

How to Create Goals Without Getting Overwhelmed

Posted by Dr. Phil Yaeger on Jul 11, 2018 6:45:53 PM

Let's face it. You have about a million things you "should be" doing. Pressure is raining down on you from every direction and it can feel a little bit overwhelming. What's hard is that the pressure isn't bad. You should be trying to make the world a better place, stand up for what's right, use less plastic, get 30 minutes of cardio in a day, adopt a dog, and on top of it all take time for yourself so you're not stressed.


There's an easy way to take control of this feeling and, maybe most importantly, be intentional and content with your decisions.

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Tags: accounting career, effective communication

A Decrease in Debt Means a Decrease in Anxiety: How to Make It Happen

Posted by Dr. Phil Yaeger on Apr 25, 2018 8:08:00 AM

Currently, Millennials are feeling the stress and increasing pressure of debt and it's impacting many areas of their lives. The AICPA released an article called "How to Take the Stress Out of Debt" in which they talk about the mental burden debt brings on top of the financial burden. They reported that nearly 75% of Millennials have debt and 43% have anxiety from their debt. This affects their sleep, work, and relationships in negative ways. But what can you do to help with this debt stress?

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Tags: accounting career, effective communication, Accountants Creating Budgets

The Trait You Need More Than Any Other To Succeed

Posted by Dr. Phil Yaeger on Apr 11, 2018 1:21:36 PM

Some think the little piece of paper hanging on their wall, the one with their alma mater's name, is the most important foot in the door to a successful career. Others believe their connections will take them to the places they want to go. Most are taught hard work, grit, intelligence, and putting in time is the key to success. While all those are important, they pale in comparison to the trait most successful people have - emotional intelligence.

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Tags: Business Leadership, accounting career, CPA Career, effective communication, office environment

What Type of CPA Student Are You?

Posted by Dr. Phil Yaeger on Mar 28, 2018 4:26:08 PM

Every one of our students has a different style of studying, learning, and tackling the CPA Exam. By this point in your seemingly never-ending-student-career you've no doubt seen every type we're going to talk about. But which one are you? And how could you improve?

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Tags: CPA Leadership, accounting career, effective communication, AICPA, CPA Exam Tips

Emails That Will Make Your Co-workers Hate You

Posted by Dr. Phil Yaeger on Nov 8, 2017 3:22:30 PM

Have you ever thought about how many digital communications you send in a day? Whether it's text, social media, or email, we all send countless messages during the week. Passive aggressive behavior, pointless status updates, or even cyber-bullying is obvious on social outlets, but we need to consider if our communication style to our co-workers makes us equally guilty perpetrators. 

It is easy to spot when its coming from others. We all hate the short and snappy comments in person, but when a message sits in our inbox, it festers and gets worse. We see it or are reminded of what that person said every time we open our inbox. The subject line seethes in red, waiting to raise your blood pressure and cause you to roll your eyes. But then again, how often have you done this? If you've sent any of these emails, you're likely the cause of the same stress you dread.

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Tags: AICPA, Accounting News, office environment, effective communication