Category Archives for CPA Steps

How to Know When You’re Ready to Sit for the CPA Exam

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In the past, there really wasn’t a metric for how to know when you’re ready to sit for the CPA Exam. The old adage was, “If you’ve put in the hours, you’ll pass the Exam.” But nobody could tell you exactly how many hours you needed. Similarly, it was also hard to know whether or […]

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Exam Quotes: Motivation to Pass Your Exam

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For those who are preparing for the CPA, CFA, CMA, CIA, or EA exams, or any board exam for that matter, you understand that this task requires a huge amount of time, effort, and sacrifice. And at some point, we all need something to motivate us as we continue on with our studies. Therefore, I have […]

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How to Become a CPA: My Complete Guide to the Certified Public Accountant Certification

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Are you ready to become a Certified Public Accountant (CPA)? If so, that’s awesome! Accountancy is one of the most secure, stable jobs in any economic cycle, which is important to consider as you plan your future. Furthermore, earning a certification like the CPA is becoming more and more crucial to career advancement in the […]

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CPA Exam Schedule

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A proper planning of your CPA exam schedule and testing dates will make your life much easier, and greatly increase your chance to pass the CPA exam. I am going to walk you through my recommended CPA exam schedule and explain the reasoning behind it. Here is additional information in text format. Did You Know… […]

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Fail CPA Exam? My 3 Pieces of Advice to Retakers

It’s devastating to fail the CPA exam. Countless hours to study and thousands of dollars wasted. I know, and I am trying to help. 3 Most Common Reasons to Fail CPA Exam Instead of agonizing over this, let’s move on and evaluate what went wrong. People fail the CPA exam because they have: Not enough time […]

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Prometric CPA: How to Schedule (and Reschedule) Your Exam Online

From CPA application to the actual exam, the process is complicated and stressful. One of the many tasks is scheduling your CPA exam at the so-called “prometric center”. What is it, and how does it work? Prometric CPA Overview This is a 5-minute video that summarizes what you need to know about the Prometric for […]

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CPA Exam Application Process in 10 Steps: Beginners’ Guide

Here is a quick overview of the CPA exam application process, and what to do after your application is approved. I have comprehensive guides on how to become a CPA and how to apply for the CPA exam for international candidates if you need more details on each step. Below is the text version from […]

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CPA Exam Fees: How Much Does the CPA Cost?

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As with so many good things in life, the CPA certification is not free. Even after you earn your degree, you’ll have to meet a few other CPA requirements that will cost you money, such as passing the CPA Exam. And unless you’re one of the fortunate few whose firm covers some or all of […]

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How to Minimize CPA Exam Cost (Pay Less with these 5 Tips)

The path towards the CPA qualification can get expensive, but there are less costly way to do it. My 5 CPA Exam Cost Saving Tactics You can expect to spend $3,000 on the CPA exam. If this sounds a lot, here are my 5 suggestions to reduce the CPA exam cost: 1. Take Exam Only […]

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How to Study Effectively for Exams: My 9 Tips for Success

This is my second post series on how to study for the CPA exam with young children around. I’d like to share my observations based on the stories of these amazing moms and dads, as well as from my daily conversations with aspiring CPAs. How to Study Effectively for Exams When It Seems Impossible 1. […]

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