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 learn how 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 […]

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CPA Exam Schedule

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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. The CPA exam schedule is a bit confusing for many candidates because there are many different testing windows, exam days, blackout months and more. It can feel like a […]

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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 hope this post can 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: 1. Not […]

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

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From CPA application to the actual exam, the process is complicated and stressful for many CPA candidates. 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: What is a Prometric Center? Prometric is a company that specializes in […]

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CPA Application Process in 11 Steps (It’s Not as Hard as You Think)

The CPA application process doesn’t have to be intimidating. With proper planning and an understanding about the steps involved, you can sit for the CPA Exam sooner. Becoming a Certified Public Accountant is already difficult and expensive as is, so to avoid further costs and time loss, check off each one of these steps! What […]

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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 toward the CPA qualification can get expensive. However, you can use CPA discounts to help pay for the CPA Exam. I hope these tips help keep your CPA Exam cost down. At the end of this article, you’ll find links to a Becker CPA discount, a Roger CPA discount, and many other CPA […]

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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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