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February 2014 Blog Posts (19)

My Bff/Boo BEC

For me..studying for BEC is like having a bad Bff/Boo that just won't go away or you just can't let go of.  For some reason I got to ch.2 and my brain could not take it anymore...too many formulas.  With that said I need some tips on how to break up (pass) Bec! I must end this bad relationship so that I can move on! Lol!  How do you retain the formulas and learn all the variations that one formula can bring!



Added by trinicpa on February 19, 2014 at 7:30pm — No Comments

How I Started Passing Sections of the CPA Exam

Everyone is different.  We all think and learn in slightly different ways.  The CPA Exam is a standardized test so while we are all required to learn the same material we can go about it in a slew of different ways. 


I am going to talk about the formula that has worked for me and hopefully other people won't have to make the same mistakes I…


Added by Vahe on February 19, 2014 at 6:00pm — 7 Comments

After the CPA Exam

I am currently taking some time off to complete the CPA Exam. After I complete the exams, I would like to purchase something for myself as a memento to completing this journey. This memento will most likely come in the form of jewelry. I will then take a two week vacation before I begin looking for employment. I have been a financial auditor for the first 4 years of my professional career and would like to try something new. I am hoping have those 3 capital letters after my name will open…


Added by iheartLBC on February 19, 2014 at 3:00pm — No Comments


If I had to calculate how many hours I have put into studying for REG, I would probable estimate 100 or so. With all of these hours already put in, I often wonder how many more hours will it take before I’m ready? Or worst yet will I ever be ready. I read all of the blog concerning the recommended hours of study, but how many is right but me. My biggest fear is going completely blank on exam day.



Added by Nedra Cales on February 19, 2014 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Secret Agent CPA Exam Candidate

Its 4:15 in the morning. You’re in your secret cave, mentally preparing to conquer the mission of successfully passing the CPA exam. Vigorously reviewing the op order (study material), while simultaneously taking notes. Deciphering the code is essential to the task at hand. Corpus, AMT, boot, NSTCG, LTCL, 1231, 1245 to name a few. Who can you call to guide you…


Added by Nedra Cales on February 19, 2014 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Going for Gold :-)

I felt compelled to title this post with a shout out to the Olympics! It's been nearly a year since I began my CPA journey. Having taken and passed 3 exams in 2013 I would have expected a little more enthusiasm and motivation on my part in studying for what I hope to be, my last exam. Unfortunately I saved the worst for last. A topic I absolutely despise, TAX.

The feelings this…


Added by Charlene L. Main on February 19, 2014 at 12:00pm — No Comments

CPA Exam Materials

My collection of CPA Exam Materials are starting to remind me of a collection of home exercise videos. I buy them with the intention of using them regularly. The content being similar, but being explained or executed in various ways. It's really about finding the kind of method or medium that works for you.

I've used Becker Self-Study in the past and they've expired before I can get through the material from the time I purchased them, not actually from the time I installed them on my…


Added by iheartLBC on February 19, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments

CPA Exam Mistake #6: Using Out Of Date Materials

To save money or just out of convenience, many CPA exam candidates use older review materials or college textbooks to study for the exam.  This is a mistake for three reasons. 


First, accounting pronouncements, auditing standards, and IRS regulations change frequently.  New standards can be tested six months after their effective date or, if…


Added by Rob @ Pederson CPA Review on February 19, 2014 at 8:30am — No Comments

Order I am Taking the Exam

I completed FAR first because it was the toughest for me. I then took Audit because it was my strongest subject to support my morale. I took BEC afterwards and then studied for REG. I found out I was 3 points short from passing BEC. I continued to study REG because it is my weakest subject and I would hate procrastinate on passing if it comes to crunch time. I am pretty confident I will pass BEC the next go around.



Added by iheartLBC on February 18, 2014 at 9:30pm — 3 Comments


I'm half way through the CPA Exam. I have completed Audit and FAR so far. I am currently studying for Regulation. My goal is to complete the exams by early summer.


Added by iheartLBC on February 18, 2014 at 10:30am — No Comments

Taking the CPA Exam as a Minority

I’m a minority. Not a religious/racial/ethic minority, but a minority on this website. I do not work in public accounting (gasp).

Here’s a little background on me. In undergrad I had two public accounting internships in a regional accounting firm’s audit department. Ultimately, after graduation, in May 2010, I got a job as an accountant for a manufacturing company. At the time, Michigan did not allow for people who were not in public accounting to obtain the experience requirement for…


Added by Madison Pscheidl on February 18, 2014 at 9:30am — 3 Comments

Preparing for Exams

I just started my CPA exam journey. I am in college too taking a Masters in Accounting program. I am hoping by studying with YAEGER materials it will help.


Added by Karen Russell on February 17, 2014 at 3:30pm — 2 Comments

My Journey to Become A CPA

I am taking the CPA to give myself a better chance of becoming hired after I graduate. Once I complete my BA in a few months, I will start studying towards the CPA exam. I enrolled myself in all CPA Exam Club study groups to give myself a heads up for the types of issues that others are facing as they swim against the waves of the CPA exam. So far, I’ve noticed REGs is the most active study group. Interestingly, REGs is the part of…


Added by Migdalia on February 17, 2014 at 1:00pm — 2 Comments

Assurance Levels Provided

Can someone please help me with assurance levels provided? I think I have it correct for Audits (positive), Compilations (none), Review (limited), Comfort letters (negative) and agreed on procedures (none) but what is the assurance level provided for a compliance audit? Since it is considered an audit is it positive as well? Any help is greatly appreciated.



Added by Kelly Newman on February 17, 2014 at 12:00pm — No Comments

What Order to Take the CPA Exam in, and Why! / CPA Zone


We are asked over and over again,  what sections to take the CPA Exam in and why.  Since YAEGER CPA Review has been preparing CPA candidates to successfully  pass the CPA Exam for over 37 years, our strategies work…and work well!

Today, the AICPA expects CPA…


Added by John Pelicano on February 17, 2014 at 11:30am — No Comments

No Longer Afraid of the Four-Headed Monster: The CPA Exam

Hello, I am a 30-something stay at home mom to three small and wonderful children 6, 4, 3. I began my CPA journey in the summer of 2012 when I receive my NTS from the state of Kentucky. I was nothing short of elated and immediately purchased study material from Yaeger for FAR and BEC. Shortly before receiving the material I began researching study tactics,…


Added by Nedra Cales on February 14, 2014 at 4:30pm — 3 Comments

Love and the CPA Exam


"Love is a word we typically reserve for areas of our personal life. We may use it to describe aspects of our professional life—such as loving our vocation, our colleagues or our clients. But, in all of my experiences with the Uniform CPA Exam—including my own arduous journey and coaching others on the path to licensure—I never once heard a person associate the word love…


Added by CPA Exam Club on February 14, 2014 at 4:00pm — No Comments

5 Reasons to Love a CPA

Valentine's Day is known as the day couples celebrate and recognize their love. For those who are single, Valentine's Day is popularly deemed as "single's awareness day." Regardless of which category you fall into, we think that all of us can agree that there is no greater joy than being able to love a CPA. Not feelin' that statement? Here are our 5 reasons to love a CPA:…

Added by Roger Philipp on February 14, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments

The CPA Exam: The Super Bowl... Of Studying



Added by Roger Philipp on February 3, 2014 at 12:00pm — No Comments

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