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Networking: An Essential Skill For All Young CPAs - are you doing it?

Networking. Just the word itself is enough to make introverts everywhere cringe. However, introvert or otherwise, all CPA candidates need to learn this skill.  Most, if not all, high level CPAs will advise that networking is essential to career advancement. Today's blog will serve as a guide to network…

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Added by John Pelicano on May 26, 2017 at 8:54am — No Comments

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…

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

The CPA Exam Juggle

What do I mean by “the juggle”? It’s simple really. I mean the everyday things that you have to juggle in order to find the time to study for the CPA Exams. We all experience the anxiety of having to rearrange our lives so that we can find those 300 to 400 recommended study hours. I’ve decided that for today’s CPA exam blog I would give some tips on how to juggle. 

The first tip is to get organized and stay organized. Depending where you…

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Added by Paul Black on January 5, 2016 at 10:00pm — No Comments

I PASSED!

REG.  For me the hardest section of the CPA exam.  Last time I failed it by one point and lost my FARS as a result.  This time I used Roger CPA review and I passed!  I hate that I lost FAR but I am so relieved that it is passed and off my plate.  I am more motivated than ever to finish taking these exams.  I NEVER want to take REG again.  For anyone studying for the CPA I highly recommend Roger CPA review.  His lectures make difficult material easier to understand.  Try it!

Added by Sonya Long on June 3, 2015 at 5:19pm — 1 Comment

45 days to go!

I started to actually study last night. I've been procrastinating for a few weeks now. Had so much going on with family life. Who doesn't right! Finally sat done after dinner and read the first chapter of my study guide. After reading it, I feel so motivated to get this first test done. Going to sit down today and read the next 4 chapters, so I can get started on the Modules/textbook. I work for a CPA firm, but we don't do many audits. I decided to do the hardest test first. Husband thinks…

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Added by Paula Smith on May 27, 2015 at 4:13am — 1 Comment

How I passed FAR! (cec)

Hello CPA Club, 

I recently passed the FAR exam with a 78%! Whoooo! But it was not all fun and games getting there. The first time I took the exam I ended up failing with a 73! I know it sucks but it felt good being so close (I'll explain why later). In this post I'll discuss my thought process in getting through the FAR exam. My Method may not be the perfect way to pass but I did end up passing so something worked.

To start with, I used Becker's software and…

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Added by Garrick Bradley II on May 7, 2015 at 12:00pm — 4 Comments

ON the TIDE iN OC......Chapter 17 of Roger CPA Review- Finger wave

Reporting the Results of Operations that's chapter 17. Roger likes to go surfing ON/TIDE/N OC (on the tide in orange county) Does anyone else remember the surfing fingerwave thing he does every time during his lecture, or is it just me? Keeping it interesting Roger CPA Review, for sure!

Added by Jacquelyn Simon on January 27, 2015 at 11:50am — No Comments

Pensions and Postemployment benefits

As I sit here through the 1st section of Pensions and postemployment benefits in my Roger CPA Reviewcourse, I'm giggling to myself remembering my professor Carslaw lecturing about "fake accounting" during this section. I can't wait to be reminded of what that really means. Horaaaaay for pensions!!!

Added by Jacquelyn Simon on January 27, 2015 at 11:38am — No Comments

F2 :(

Currently studying F2 and it is very tedious. 

Added by Garrick Bradley II on January 9, 2015 at 10:40am — No Comments

What Should I Do ?????????

I purchased Becker Material for the 4 parts early last year, but due to medical isues with a family member, I did not study or sit for any part. Presenty, I cannot afford to purchase Becker 2015 material.

I want to start studying for the eamine in two weeks. I was told there are alot of changes this year. Can I use any of Becker's 2014 material to prepare for the examine this year? What are my other options?  Everyone, please advise. Thanks and Happy New Year.  

Added by Joey on January 3, 2015 at 12:30pm — 1 Comment

Why Become a CPA??

I am a CPA. Not a lot of people can say the same and I’m so proud that I can. For me, getting my license proved to be one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. It’s really an investment in yourself to be a better professional and person altogether.

The opportunities are endless once you get that special designation after your name. It hasn’t been too long since I’ve gotten it and I’ve already received multiple offers from both private and public accounting…

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Added by Erica Supat on December 12, 2014 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

FAR CPA Exam Derivative homework is HARD.

FAR CPA Exam Derivative homework is HARD. Has anyone else had trouble with Derivatives? I mean conceptually I get it, but pen to paper and I get a little lost. I’m wondering if I should skip this chapter and come back to it? I think they put the challenging chapters in the middle RogerCPAReview

Added by Jacquelyn Simon on December 4, 2014 at 11:31am — No Comments

Studying for Derivatives and Hedging

New attitude and a new chapter of the FAR Exam study course from RogerCPAReview. Oh boy its Derivatives and Hedging. Ready or not here I come. This was my most challenging course in school… Let’s hope it’s not like the last chapter.

Added by Jacquelyn Simon on December 4, 2014 at 11:29am — No Comments

Week Five I MADE IT through Marketable Securities

Week Five I MADE IT through Marketable Securities. It should have only taken me a few days. I procrastinated more than I should have, but I conquered it and feel like I know it pretty well. Let’s hope I don’t brain dump it. Also I decided to push my date back to January. Fresh Start Fresh Attitude. Going to PASS!

Added by Jacquelyn Simon on December 4, 2014 at 11:27am — No Comments

Studying for my FAR Exam while I commute... listen and drive

Pretty excited I can now listen to lectures on my morning commute.  I barely had a morning commute in Reno, pretty sure my seat warmers didn't even have a chance to get warm.  FAR is by far the most challenging to sink my teeth into. This will help. Hoping to be ready in 6 weeks. RogerCPAReview

Added by Jacquelyn Simon on December 4, 2014 at 11:25am — No Comments

I need Tips and Tricks to get motivated studying for the FAR Exam

You know those chapters that just seem like they are taking forever to get though? That’s how I am feeling studying for the FAR Exam. Anyone have Tips and Tricks to get motivated?

Added by Jacquelyn Simon on December 4, 2014 at 11:21am — No Comments

Someone is not ready to study for the FAR Exam

We are not quite ready to study for the FAR exam...Okay I am but Sophie is not. Ready or not FAR here we come... Chapter 1 Roger CPA Review is complete!

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Jacquelyn

Currently…

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Added by Jacquelyn Simon on September 23, 2014 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Beat the CPA!

Hey everyone!

I have recently passed all four CPA exams but not after failing a few times. I struggled on my journey to become a CPA so YOU don't have to! I created the Beat the CPA! site so you can learn from my mistakes and teach you all the tips, tricks, and secrets I learned along the…

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Added by Erica Supat on September 15, 2014 at 3:30pm — No Comments

You Failed The CPA Exam - Now What?

Ok, so you just failed a section of the CPA exam... Yes, it’s heart wrenching and entirely frustrating, but it’s not the end of the world! I give you full permission to take a day to pout and feel sorry for yourself. Go ahead, just one day. Then get over it!

Reschedule and retake the exam as soon as possible so it’s still fresh in your brain (keep in mind that you can…

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Added by Erica Supat on September 10, 2014 at 10:00am — No Comments

To study of not to study.... FAR (=far from wanting to study)

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Added by Jacquelyn Simon on August 21, 2014 at 2:00pm — No Comments

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