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Why Not B.A.R.F (The order to take the CPA Exams)

One question many CPA candidates tend to ask concerns what order to take the exams. The old adage was B.A.R.F. and not just because it makes a fun acronym. The idea was that a candidate would start with the “easiest” test first and work their way up. The general belief was that BEC was the easiest then AUD, REG and FAR. The…


Added by Paul Black on May 25, 2017 at 10:30am — No Comments

AICPA: 2014 Score Release Timeline for Jan/Feb & Apr/May CPA Exam Testing Windows

2014 is upon us and that means the start of a brand spanking new CPA Exam testing year!  The AICPA has just announced it's anticipated timeline for the Q1 and Q2 testing windows.  Here they are and below that you'll find some links to keep handy especially when score release rolls around.



= Jan/Feb 2014 Testing…


Added by CPA Exam Club on January 2, 2014 at 11:00pm — No Comments

FAR - It's the mindset...

Disclaimer: I still have two exams to go and only scored an 83 on the FAR exam. So by no means am I an expert on FAR. However, I can tell you this much - I would rather be studying FAR than Audit or Reg...

FAR is all about understanding the material. And one knows whether one understands the material or not. The trick is to understand what is it that the question is referring…


Added by Prashant on December 3, 2013 at 2:30pm — 4 Comments

Passing FAR

Hello fellow candidates! 


After a long 3 week wait I received my score for FAR today.  Having checked the site throughout the day, I finally got my score at 10 min to 5.  After I clicked on "score" for the 20th time, I noticed that there were no red words; I gasped and quickly clicked on another tab exclaiming loudly "my score is there!!"  My coworkers were probably more excited that they wouldn't have to suffer through my complaining anymore about the scores not being…


Added by Charlene L. Main on September 9, 2013 at 5:30pm — 6 Comments

The day after my battle with FAR

Hello fellow candidates!  It was so nice to actually go to bed at a relatively normal time last night and actually get more than 5 hours of sleep!  Normally I would look at the clock and think "okay, I've got 3 hours until 12:30 (a.m.) should be able to get some good study time in."  It was 10:30 and I was like "YES!  I'm going to sleep NOW!!).  I know this won't last, but I'll enjoy while I can.  Then this morning on my way to work, instead of listening to Bill Grubbs from my Lambers audio,…


Added by Charlene L. Main on August 20, 2013 at 6:00am — 6 Comments

YES: NTS Received!

Wow, I remember another blogger saying how she was actually excited to get her NTS.. and now that I finally have mine (first applied on 2/27), I feel the exact same way.  That's definitely a load of stress off my back.  I have 2 sections on this NTS (AUD and FAR) and will get BEC and REG a bit later on.  Just didn't want to schedule all 4 exams in one NTS and…


Added by Bryan Patel on April 6, 2013 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Government Accounting: 5 Hour Energy and Lambers

Hello everyone.

It's been a week into my studies for FAR.  I decided to start with Government Accounting,  it's an area that I haven't touched in a few years and frankly whatever I once knew about it has long since gone.  In the last week I've been reminded why I don't work in government accounting; I respect anyone who chooses this as their…


Added by Charlene L. Main on April 3, 2013 at 4:00pm — No Comments

FASB for Lunch: Time Well Spent

Hello everyone! 

Today I decided to squeeze in some study time during my lunch hour.  I began by watching a video on FASB Standards (  Within a few moments I had to pause it, “what?! codification…. hu?  Oh my gosh, have I…


Added by Charlene L. Main on March 20, 2013 at 5:30pm — 3 Comments

Hi & Decided to Go After FAR First...The Beast | Elliot's CPA Exam Journey

Good evening all, my name is Elliot Jakubowitz and I'm from Miami Florida. After 10 years as an equity trader for several firms i decided to go back to school and earn my accounting degree. After finishing a 4 year in course in less than 2 years i am in the midst of looking for a job and have just began (3 weeks ago) studying for the CPA exam. I have purchased just the 2013 FAR section of Yaeger's CPA review for a little under $600. Now i know its foolish of me to buy each section…


Added by Elliot Jakubowitz on March 15, 2013 at 2:00pm — 1 Comment

Just do it! | Niusha's CPA Exam Journey

Any tips on best practice study habits to pass these exams while parenting two kids (age 4 and 6) in a city would be most appreciated.

Here's to finally being ready and having life situated enough to just live and study and pass these exams.  I have had so many blessings to have the opportunity to be able to focus on achieving this dream.  I am motivated to get this studying act into full swing and rock out the FAR ASAP.  Step by step I will make progress and the journey will…


Added by Niusha H on February 25, 2013 at 4:00pm — 1 Comment

Scared or Lazy?: Need to Get it Together

It so incredibly sad that I can't pull my sh*t together to pass this exam. Am I scared of something or just lazy?

I have the materials, the support (thanks #twudygroup) and I can make the time. Its like I have more excuses than motivation at this point.

At first I really NEEDED a new job. I recently accepted great position in the field I really wanted to a career in.…


Added by Gina on February 3, 2013 at 6:30am — 4 Comments

Day 2..

Today I worked really late - in fact until 11pm finishing two grant budgets for work.

I did get a chance to study for about an hour and a half. I will have to catch up tomorrow.

I am still working on the fair value detrmination piece. It has been years since I had to deal with the topic so I have to read all the study text as well as the videos.

Back at it tomorrow!

Added by MaryEllen Bond on December 28, 2012 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Guest blogger Daniela: Exam Scheduled!

Daniela resides in the great state of Pennsylvania. She begins her CPA Exam journey with the perspective of a Masters in Accountancy and a new job as a Tax Staff Accountant with a top 100 accounting firm. She's beginning with FAR and we know she'll go far!…


Added by Roger Philipp on December 28, 2012 at 9:30am — No Comments

Today is day one of the 2013 CPA plan! ODAAT

I didnt sleep last night thinking about the CPA exam. Just starting is a bit overwhelming. I have to break it down to just today.


1. Cleaned off my desk

2. Updated my study software (Cpaexcel)

3. Downloaded some FAR audio study notes


OK, I made the first to get in an hour or so of study time this evening.

I can do this today. Today is what I have to worry about - I will not think about tomorrow just yet.



Added by MaryEllen Bond on December 27, 2012 at 9:25am — 1 Comment

My Journey So FAR | Daniela's CPA Exam Journey

Hey guys!  My name is Daniela and I finally have a big girl job.  It has been a long journey to get where I am today and now I have another major mountain ahead of me… the CPA Exam! 


Added by Roger Philipp on November 20, 2012 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Student of the Month: Sophia

Welcome to our Student Spotlight! We love learning about our students' accomplishments and experiences after taking our course! Whether they take their newly-earned CPA designation to continue on to their dream job, or still have more sections of the CPA Exam to conquer, we're…

Added by Roger Philipp on November 13, 2012 at 2:30pm — No Comments

AICPA: SCORE DELAY ONE WEEK OR MORE CPA Exam Scores May Be Delayed Due to Hurricane Sandy | CPA Exam Club

From CPA Exam Club  | Follow CPA Exam Score Release News at the CPAnet Forum for further important updates regarding score…


Added by CPA Exam Club on November 1, 2012 at 5:00am — No Comments

AICPA Content Specification Outlines (CSOs) | AICPA effective January 1, 2013


CSO Update Effective January 1, 2013

On October 1, 2011 the AICPA Board of Examiners (BOE) approved changes to the CPA Exam Content Specification Outline (CSO) that will be effective on January 1, 2013. The changes include; general improvements for clarity; the removal of redundancies…


Added by CPA Exam Club on October 2, 2012 at 9:30am — No Comments

Yaeger CPA Review BlogTalk Archives | Yaeger CPA Review

Click on the little microphone in the top right corner for Yaeger's BlogTalk archive.  Three sessions were held in August:…

Added by CPA Exam Club on September 13, 2012 at 12:57pm — No Comments

It’s all in the attitude | Tana's CPA Exam Journey

I am finally home now. I have my FAR study plan in hand, study materials, internet access to Roger CPA Review course and a positive attitude. I am ready to start studying.

A positive attitude is essential. I had a plan to study FAR, but was not able to stick to it due to a family member’s health. I tried to study without my materials, but was not focused on the subject and determined that concentrating on family was…


Added by Tana Fuller on July 20, 2012 at 11:30am — No Comments

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