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FAR Exam: Is it the Toughest? Should You Start with This First?

Travis is a recent graduate now working as a tax professional in Minnesota. He is one of our bloggers and shares his story every Wednesday. The FAR Exam is the exam that most people find the most difficult. It certainly covers the widest range of material out of all the exams. This is a four […]

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REG Exam: This is Passable!

Travis is a recent graduate now working as a tax professional in Minnesota. He is one of our bloggers and shares his story every Wednesday. Being a tax accountant, the REG exam covered a lot of material that I now see pretty regularly at my job. However, I had not started working yet (as I […]

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BEC Exam: How to Pace Yourself in the Exam and One More Tip

Travis is a recent graduate now working as a tax professional in Minnesota. He is one of our bloggers and shares his story every Wednesday. The BEC Exam is what many people consider to be the “easiest exam” because it covers the least amount of material. Since there aren’t too many topics, many people find […]

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Effective Studying for CPA Exam

Travis is a recent graduate now working as a tax professional in Minnesota. He is one of our bloggers and shares his story every Wednesday. Here are some of my thoughts on how to study effectively for the CPA exams. 1. Plan ahead: what to cover in each study session Planning out a good study […]

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Work-Life-Study Balance

Travis is a recent graduate now working as a tax professional in Minnesota. He is one of our bloggers and shares his story every Wednesday. Studying for the CPA exam takes time. This is not an attempt to discourage you from studying and taking the CPA exam, but before committing to it you need to […]

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Accounting Salaries

Travis is a recent graduate now working as a tax professional in Minnesota. He is one of our bloggers and shares his story every Wednesday. This may be a very general post, but it is because it covers a very general topic – accountant salaries. From what I have heard and seen from various accounting […]

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My CPA Exam Experience at the Prometric Center

Travis is a recent graduate now working as a tax professional in Minnesota. He is one of our bloggers and shares his story every Wednesday. The Prometric Center is nothing to be afraid of. For those of you who don’t know, all four parts of the CPA Exam need to be taken at a Prometric […]

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How to Schedule Your CPA Exam Sections (Part 2 of 2)

Travis is a recent graduate now working as a tax professional in Minnesota. He is one of our bloggers and shares his story every Wednesday. In last week’s blog I talked about two important points: only schedule an exam that you are ready to take and focus on passing one section at a time before […]

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How to Retake the CPA Exam Sections (Part 1 of 2)

Travis is a recent graduate now working as a tax professional in Minnesota. He is one of our bloggers and shares his story every Wednesday. One common theme that I have heard from people taking the CPA exam is that you should only schedule an exam if you are ready to take it. Another theme […]

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How I Studied for the CPA Exam

Travis is a recent graduate now working as a tax professional in Minnesota. He is one of our bloggers and shares his story every Wednesday. Studying for the CPA exam without a review course is something that I would not recommend. Learning the material that will be tested in the exams is tough enough, but […]

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