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Yolanda Cruz
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  • Rockford, IL
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CPA Exam Status - so far I have passed:
None Yet!
Section(s) I am Studying for in this Window:
Exam Prep I Have Used:
CPAexcel, Roger, Wiley, Yaeger, Other
FAR Test Date:
January 31, 2014
AUD Test Date:
October 5, 2013
REG Test Date:
July 31, 2014
BEC Test Date:
November 30, 2013

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I want to pass

Posted on August 30, 2013 at 10:12am 1 Comment

The recent podcast that I listened to from struck me like a ton of bricks. Jeff said: "I wanted to pass but I didn't want to study." This is soooooo true! I would rather spend time with my kids, do the 1001 chores I have around the house or read a good book. Studying for the CPA exam is mundane and BORING!

Hearing him say that made me realize why I have not been able to pass. I went into my last Audit exam (last year) after reading 3 of the 15 books and not practicing…


Analytical Procedures

Posted on August 21, 2013 at 10:58am 1 Comment

I was sitting in a production meeting the other morning (boring!) and I found myself wanting to write down Analytical Procedures (the topic I had just studied that morning). I had to refrain from writing on my notepad that analytical procedures are required during planning to understand the client entity, not required as a substantive test and required during the overall review for something or other regarding the financial statements... I couldn't bring that up from my short term memory...…


23 Day Countdown

Posted on July 31, 2013 at 10:14am 1 Comment

I am counting down the days to my exam! EEEEKKKKK! I feel like it is so overwhelming to try and complete all of the lectures and practice, practice, practice the MCQs! I plan to study longer hours on the weekends leading up to the exam. Hopefully this time I can pass it!

Wish me luck!

Studying for Audit: Again

Posted on April 24, 2013 at 7:00am 9 Comments

I am currently studying for AUD again. I plan to take the exam on May 20th. (Edit: rescheduled for August 24th) I have paid for my notice to schedule and I will need to pay my fee once that comes and schedule the exam. I will also need to request time off work!

I had stopped studying for the exam after the end of November when I got a 68 on BEC. My only weakness in taking these exams is time. I do not have difficulty with any of the material (unless you count deferred…


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