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Mistakes to avoid your first year as a CPA

Part One:

 

This week, we'll be taking a look at ten common mistakes first-year CPAs make and how to avoid them. Since ten points would make for a fairly long blog, we're dividing them up into a two-part series. Remember, you are expected to make mistakes in your first year. However, these are ten mistakes that can easily be avoided and earn you a good reputation among clients. Here's a look at the first five mistakes veteran CPAs say freshmen CPAs make.

 

1.Not…

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Added by John Pelicano on May 28, 2014 at 11:43am — No Comments

Most Important thing to pass the CPA exam

I have had several people ask me what I think the most thing was to passing the CPA Exam.

The utmost important thing you can do is practice the Multiple Choice Questions (MC) and the Task Based Simulations (TBS).  

I used Roger CPA review and he stressed doing the MC and TBS at least 2 to 3 times.  I agree and cannot stress that enough.

When practicing the questions, make sure to read all the answers, even the incorrect ones.  When you KNOW the reason each is wrong as…

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Added by Tana Fuller on September 9, 2013 at 5:23pm — No Comments

Nice to not have to study

I thought time flew when I was studying.  I was wrong, it is going faster now.  It has been 10 days since my last blog, and I thought it was just yesterday.

When I was studying, I followed Roger CPA Review's study planner with a few modifications.  I kept track of time and had to schedule time off from studying if I wanted down time. Now that I don't have to study and not keeping a schedule, time seems to be flying by.  

While studying, I said "I'll do it after I pass the CPA…

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Added by Tana Fuller on August 12, 2013 at 6:16pm — 1 Comment

Passed FAR and now I'm DONE

I can't believe that I passed all 4 sections of the CPA Exam.  I am still in shock.  I received my scores over a week ago, and I still feel amazed that this journey is over.

I actually cried with pure JOY when I saw the scores and realized I don't have to study anymore. I enjoyed watching Roger sing TT, BPO, 75 or 90 but he can't compete with my son asking me to play with him, and being able to (Sorry Roger).

I now have to research what else is…

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Added by Tana Fuller on June 21, 2013 at 8:29pm — 2 Comments

Auditing Changes Coming

Lets Talk CPA Exam                

6/13/2013 8:00pm Eastern Time Will you be ready for the changes coming to the Auditing exam, effective July 1, 2013??  Phil's guest for this show will be Gary Bulmash, Yaeger CPA Review Auditing instructor and full time professor at the Univesity of Maryland.

You shouldn't even think about going in to take your Auditing exam until you listen to what Gary has to say.  During this one hour podcast, Gary will go over all of the…

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Added by John Pelicano on June 6, 2013 at 11:21am — No Comments

Lets Talk CPA Exam

Lets Talk CPA Exam                

6/13/2013 8:00pm Eastern Time Will you be ready for the changes coming to the Auditing exam, effective July 1, 2013??  Phil's guest for this show will be Gary Bulmash, Yaeger CPA Review Auditing instructor and full time professor at the University of Maryland.

You shouldn't even think about going in to take your Auditing exam until you listen to what Gary has to say.  During this one hour podcast, Gary will go over all of the…

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Added by John Pelicano on June 6, 2013 at 11:16am — No Comments

CPA Exam Game Plan

If you have been following me you know I am big on trying to stay on schedule.

      Meaning you need to:

      + Develop a plan

      + Plan your schedule

      + Stick to your…

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Added by Tana Fuller on May 8, 2013 at 5:35pm — No Comments

Failed BEC: What is Worse?

Failing BEC with a 74.  I keep checking to see if my some miracle they changed my score to a 75.  But no such luck.

I took this failure HARD.  It took me longer to get back to studying than it normally does.  I was SO CLOSE. But I finally got back on track.  I waited for my score to come out to determine if I was going to re-study for BEC or start studying FAR.

I set…

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Added by Tana Fuller on March 31, 2013 at 8:30am — 6 Comments

Test Day - REG | Tana's CPA Exam Journey

I took my son to daycare first thing in the morning, as I wanted to use all the time I could to work multiple choice (MC) questions.  I heard that traffic was backed up for MILES all over town, there was a backup to get home and I had not brought my books with me.  I decided to stop at a restaurant and listen to Roger CPA Review lectures on my droid phone while I waited, instead of sitting in traffic and getting stressed out.

When the traffic finally died down (3 hours later), I was…

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Added by Tana Fuller on February 16, 2013 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Still on target - 7 days before my test (2/7/2013)

I am happy to say that I have kept to my study guide.  I built in an "catch up day" each week and used it not just to catch up, but for down time as well.  I was able to get to bed at 8pm instead of 2am one night. That was such a great night. I am really excited that I will have 4 days to spend just on MC/TBS and review of material marked that I am weak.

I did give up on writing notes on every chapter.  I was spending over an hour, and all I was doing was copying the information from…

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Added by Tana Fuller on January 30, 2013 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Staying on target

Things seem to be going better this time around.  Today, I scheduled REG (Feb 7th), and BEC (Feb 28).  Some other things have come up in my life, but I am going to use them to focus myself and not let them distract me from my studies.  

I am following Roger Phillipp (Roger CPA Review) advice.  I am doing all the homework twice before I move onto the next section, and completing the TBS. It seems like it is easier for…

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Added by Tana Fuller on January 22, 2013 at 5:30pm — 1 Comment

Regrouping after Failing REG

I had to have some time to refocus and regroup my life.  I did not pass REG and it crushed me.  I did the suggested studying.  Scored high on the homework and thought I down when I walked in the test center, but as my last blog shows, I didn't know how I did after the test.  When the results came out, I was devastated.  I didn't even make a 70, what was up with that.  

So, on the advise of my husband, I took a break to evaluate what was going on, and how I can pass and become a…

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Added by Tana Fuller on January 17, 2013 at 8:00am — 3 Comments

I'm back

It really has been a long time since I have posted.  I didn't pass Far, but that didn't keep me down.  Even before the grades came out I started studying for REG.  

I just finished Roger CPA for REG and have done the homework twice, although I haven't done the TBS yet.  I saved them for last.  My test is scheduled for Friday, so I still have 3 full days (and what is left of today) to study. 

My…

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Added by Tana Fuller on November 26, 2012 at 7:30pm — No Comments

New NASBA Book - How will Your School do?

You may have heard of the CPA Exam Candidate Performance book

that NASBA releases on a yearly basis. This book…
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Added by Roger Philipp on September 26, 2012 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Delay

I was hoping to already be done watching the FAR section of Roger's lectures, but life got in the way.  I was planning on watching and taking notes on all the lectures then go back and watch them again when I get a back home to my study materials.  

But as we all know, great plans will be defeated, if you do not able to commit to them, and I cannot right now.  Life throws curve balls and you have to be able deal with…

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Added by Tana Fuller on July 3, 2012 at 11:00am — No Comments

Next....

 

It has been a while since I have posted.  I took a break from studying and went on vacation. I have since been indefinitely delayed in my return to home, due to a sick family member in Alabama.

I have decided to try and study while here.  I am glad I am using Roger, because I can study anywhere there is…

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Added by Tana Fuller on June 26, 2012 at 8:30am — No Comments

Finally got results...

I cannot believe that my score took so long to post on NASBA.  I kept checking all morning, but I had to leave for an appointment at 10:45 am. I was able to check e-mail but not check NASBA for the score until after 7 pm. I was home before that, but wanted to eat, because if I didn’t pass, I knew I wouldn’t eat for a while.  After dinner, I checked my score and ……  I passed.

My score was lower than expected.  I thought it would have been in the 90’s, but as long as it was 75 or…

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Added by Tana Fuller on June 10, 2012 at 6:00pm — No Comments

The Research Review Method

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Added by Dana Bell on June 10, 2012 at 5:00pm — No Comments

BEC: Price Elasticity of Demand

Price elasticity of demand is a concept that is tested on the Business Environment and Concepts (BEC) exam and it's one that can be rather tricky. The price elasticity of demand is the measure of how sensitive demand is to a change in price. Like many of the concepts on the BEC CPA exam, it is important to know the formula and how to interpret the results. Let's go ahead and look at the two formulas that you may use to calculate price elasticity of demand.
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Added by Paul Black on June 5, 2012 at 10:30am — No Comments

Pavlov's Dog and the CPA Exam

Remember Pavlov’s dog? Ivan Pavlov, a Russian physiologist who studied classical conditioning, trained a dog to salivate when hearing the sound of a bell. This response came after repeatedly giving the dog food immediately after ringing a bell.

The point I’d like to make today is that we often operate the same way. Certain activities elicit certain responses if we train ourselves…

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Added by Paul Black on May 22, 2012 at 4:00am — No Comments

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