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Can You Beat Your Peers in Our Free Community Study Bank? | Fast Forward Academy

Fast Forward Academy makes the most innovative and custom learning experiences on the planet! We have created an innovative and FREE CPA review study bank with hundreds of questions covering all four parts.  Get hands on with real test questions at Fast Forward Academy.

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Added by Fast Forward Academy on March 6, 2013 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Two days before REG | Tana's CPA Exam Journey

I am working on very little sleep, but I feel pretty good about my studying.

I have been listening to Roger CPA Lectures on my weak areas on my 30 min drive to and from work and completed all the homework twice, including TBS.

Something new this time is I wrote my own notes from the REG text book that goes with Roger lecture. I am going to spend time before and after work to work in the software and I will have all day Thursday (until test time) to work the software as well.…

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Added by Tana Fuller on February 5, 2013 at 9:00pm — 1 Comment

Top 6 Tips to Outsmart Vacation

While your friends and family jet off for a long-weekend getaway to Tahoe or the Hamptons, you’ll be cooped up and curled up with your CPA Review material inside. Alone. Before you start feeling all bummed, however, many-a-CPA-candidate have forfeited this long, luxurious weekend in the name of the CPA Exam. Tune in below to our Top 3 Tips to Outsmart Vacation for CPA wannabes that kicked their weekend plans to the curb.

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Added by Roger Philipp on June 21, 2012 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Test Day

I woke up at 4:00 am to study for the CPA Exam.  I got my coffee and was on the way to my desk when I ran into my son.  He did not want to go back to sleep, so I did not get any time in before I sent him off to school.  I still had plenty of time to get ready and prepare for the test at 1:30.

I was extremely nervous, but felt prepared.  I used  Roger CPA review software in test mode for the entire thing and scored an 85%.  That decreased the nervousness.  I looked at my weak areas and…

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Added by Tana Fuller on May 28, 2012 at 4:00am — 1 Comment

Tomorrow is test day :)

The last two days have gone way to fast.  I am feeling a mixture of emotions ranging from excited to terrified.  I have done everything that I had scheduled in preparation of the CPA exam, but (as always) would like a few extra hours to dedicate to TBS questions.   Otherwise I am feeling pretty good about how prepared I am for the CPA test.  Yesterday was another issue.

Yesterday, I could not answer any of the multiple choice questions correctly, I was second guessing myself on…

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Added by Tana Fuller on May 22, 2012 at 4:30pm — No Comments

GAME PLAN

I have figured out my study plan.  I am going to study from 8 am until 2 pm Monday through Friday, off on the weekends.  Giving me just over 100 hours total study time before sitting for AUD. 

I adjusted Roger CPA Review 3 month study plan for the AUD section.  I made it fit Monday through Friday, 6 hours a day.  I plan to not study on Saturdays and Sunday, but will allow me the option of catch up time if I get behind, if I…

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Added by Tana Fuller on May 5, 2012 at 7:02am — No Comments

How to steal back that stolen hour - Daylight Savings time saving tips



Heads up, everyone! It’s that dreaded (and slightly confusing) time of the year again – Daylight Savings. Instead of that same, ol’ “don’t forget to change your clocks” garbage – let’s be honest, our cell phones and computers do that for us anyway – we’re giving you some tricks and tips to steal back that stolen hour and ultimately shave unnecessary time off your study…

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Added by Roger Philipp on March 9, 2012 at 3:30pm — No Comments

How to Achieve High Scores on Exams

One of the biggest factors to standardized testing that most seem to overlook is the simple fact that these standardized exams are, in fact, standardized.  That is, the exam is nationally or globally administered; it is the same across the whole country, or sometimes, across the whole world.  Given this fact, you should consider that all of the major review packages for said exam will cover essentially the same material.  Some may cover…

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Added by Dave on January 3, 2012 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Planning The Exam: How Long Should I Study?

Late last week and into this past weekend I played some email tag with Bonni and Sonny over at Yaeger CPA Review.  Sonny advised me that the recommended order of exams is F A R B, and that students will, on average, study for the following number of hours per section:…

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Added by Dave on January 2, 2012 at 8:30am — 2 Comments

Here's to a Prosperous & Fortunate New Year!

I'd like to wish all of you the best for a Happy New Year!

The CPA Exam is a big step for many of us in our professional careers, and as such it can be a highly stressful (albeit very rewarding!) process.  If you are struggling with a section, know that thousands of other aspiring CPAs are going through the same process with you each year, and there is a community here…

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Added by Dave on January 1, 2012 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Follow My CPA Exam Journey!

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My name is Dave. I finished my Bachelor's degree in Accounting two weeks ago, and I plan to start my MS in Accounting in August. In the mean time, I hope to take and complete the CPA exam. This is my story. :)



I have been reading up on CPA exam review courses to see what would suit me best. I will have about 7 months total, so I want to do this right the first time! After getting sticker shock from what my friend paid for Becker, I couldn't help…

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Added by Dave on December 30, 2011 at 9:30am — 1 Comment

CPAnet's Online Study Groups

 

ONLINE STUDY GROUPS - Even though the CPAnet Forum is one big study group, there are more groups forming. Let me know if you would like to start one either…

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Added by CPA Exam Club on March 28, 2011 at 9:30am — No Comments

The Vulcanos

It had become a usual task to wait for the day of the result, to check the website, enter your seat number and get ready to get back to studies; yet again. But this time it did not happen like that. I did wait for the day of the result and the website was visited around the scheduled time, my seat number was entered and I found relief. 
After having known the fact that I had successfully cleared the exam, it took me quite a while to believe it. My emotions went numb. My feelings…
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Added by Apurva J Oka on March 4, 2011 at 10:03pm — No Comments

What To Do When You Don't Pass the CPA Exam



cpa-exam-did-not-pass So you got a 74, huh? We know, it's a crushing feeling

and if you're within passing by just 2 or 3 points (as opposed to

getting a 60), a 74 can feel like the end of the world. But don't let a

failing score scare you away from your goal of CPA licensure as failure

is sort…
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Added by Roger Philipp on September 24, 2010 at 12:22pm — 2 Comments

Study Tip: Writing a Good Written Communication

First of all, as many of you know the format of the

CPA exam is changing in 2011
and while written communication will

be moved out of AUD, REG and FAR and put in BEC only, as far as we know

the basic premise of written communication will not be changing with the

new exam.



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Added by Roger Philipp on July 15, 2010 at 11:56am — 4 Comments

Staying Concentrated During Summer

One of the key things Roger always stresses when it comes to successfully passing the CPA Exam is having a plan and sticking to it! This includes planning for potential obstacles like the busy tax season at work, holidays, family events, etc.



Summer can prove to be a difficult time to stay focused. Between summer holidays, vacations, and increased outdoor activity, you may find yourself falling behind on your…

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Added by Roger Philipp on July 1, 2010 at 10:44am — No Comments

Creating a CPA Exam Study Plan

We are often asked by CPA exam candidates how to best create a study schedule when balancing a career and/or a family and our answer is always the same regardless of the candidate's personal situation: you must be diligent in accounting for your time!



Many candidates make the mistake of saying "I'll study after work" or "I'll get it done on the weekend" without sitting down and making a list of all of their activities from the time they wake up… Continue

Added by Roger Philipp on June 23, 2010 at 12:05pm — No Comments

The 5 Things You Shouldn't Forget When You're Studying

The CPA Exam is

overwhelming. Granted, that's a very obvious statement but it's amazing

how many important practices can be overlooked when you're in the midst

of preparing for the exam; even things that seem to be 'obvious'. So in

addition to all the study

tips
we recommend related to the Exam, we thought we'd remind

everyone of important things that… Continue

Added by Roger Philipp on May 20, 2010 at 2:14pm — No Comments

CPA Exam Study Strategy



Without a thorough and realistic study strategy for passing the CPA Exam,

you're setting yourself up for frustration and failure. Roger always

says, "The CPA exam is a test of discipline and in order to succeed,

you're going to have to overcome procrastination, poor planning, and the

temptation of outside… Continue

Added by Roger Philipp on March 25, 2010 at 11:30am — 1 Comment

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