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My CPA Exam Journey
It all began in 2008. I was right out of college, and had accepted my first full time job as a tax accountant. I purchased Becker CPA right out of school. Before I knew it, it had set on my shelf for a year, and had expired. I had wasted one year due to procrastination. Within this time period I had studied very little. My Becker program had expired after one year. I had spent $3100, and it was all gone. I ended up buying Bisk, which I got the entire program around $700; unfortunately, procrastination got the very best of me again. The year 2008 turned into 2009, 2009 turned into 2010. The years were going by fast, and I was not getting anywhere. Then one day, I decided I was just going to do it. I called and ordered Becker again. This time I only ordered Financial. I took 2 ½ weeks off work and studied the Financial from 7 in the morning to 4 in the afternoon. I took my Financial CPA exam one day before Thanksgiving. I had not finished the exam, before the time limit ran out. I had walked out feeling drained and depressed because I knew I had failed. Then, I received my score about a month later to find that I had passed. I called and ordered Regulations. I studied it about 3 good weeks, which I did end up taking a few days off work. I took the exam, and felt confident. I received my score and had passed. This exam was done mid February. I then took a break from studying until after tax season was over. After tax season, I ordered Audit. I took off work for 2 weeks, and then took the exam in May and I failed by 1 point. I then took off another 2 weeks and studied, and passed. Then, I ordered Becker’s BEC. I had passed 3 Sections of the exam, and BEC was the final section. I had plenty of time left. Months passed and I had not studied. Time was catching up with me. I got my books and lectures out and studied and studied. I took the exam and failed. I was very discouraged. This was by far the hardest exam for me. I ended up taking off work for a couple weeks and retaking BEC. I thought I had done much better, but when I received my score, I had failed. My 18 month window for Financial fell off, then Regulations shortly after, and then finally Audit. I had gone from having all but one exam to complete, to having to redo each of them. Procrastination had gotten the best of me. However, I am not going to quit. I plan on finding another study program right after April 15th, and knocking those exams out one by one until I am done.
With all this being said, I would love to have a chance at winning the Yaeger CPA program.