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How to Become a CPA: You’ll Need to Know, Trust Us

So you want to become a CPA do you? Good for you. You’ll be performing internal and external audits, advising clients on taxes and other financial matters and getting paid more than you’re likely making now. You’ll also have the respect of family, friends, and...

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CPA Exam Test Day Tips

The big day is fast approaching and you’re probably filled with a combination of excitement, fear, dread, and maybe some nervous laughter. That’s perfectly normal and expected. But let’s quell some of those misgivings and go over a few CPA Exam test day tips. You’ve...

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What’s the Worst EA Exam Section?

This is a tough question to answer since it is so subjective, BUT LET’S DO SO ANYWAY. The EA Exam (also known as the SEE Exam), is made up of three different sections: Part 1 is individual tax, Part 2 is business tax, and Part 3 is representation, practices, and...

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CIA Exam Day Tips: Make Sure You Pass

So you’re going for your CIA title, the highest designation offered by the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA). You’ve completed your degree, spent a couple years working with internal audits, and aggressively studied for the past couple months. It begs the question:...

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CPA Exam Application Process

The CPA Exam application process is a little arduous and can be somewhat of a pain in the ass. It’s a good precursor to tell if you’re ready or not to commit to becoming a CPA. So let’s walk down this treacherous path together and make sure you’re properly prepared to...

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How to Create a CPA Exam Study Plan for a Busy Schedule

Do you have a rent-free situation? Is your savings account large enough to sustain you for the next year without having to work? Do you have, for all intents and purposes, all the time in the world? If you can answer yes to these questions, then read no further....

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EA and AFSP: What’s the Difference?

You may have heard of an EA or the AFSP, but what is the difference between the two? Let’s take a deeper look at what exactly each of these titles mean and the differences between the two.

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Why Become CISA Certified?

If you’re sitting on the fence about whether it’s worth becoming CISA certified, then get off the fence already. Seriously, it’s more than worth it. Need a little nudging? Okay, let’s nudge you along; it won’t take much.

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What Are the Best Cities for Accountants?

One of the supreme benefits of being an accountant is that… you’re needed everywhere! And, if you’ve passed the CPA exam, you’re even more in demand. I’m sure you’ve heard your doctor and nurse friends talking about how they “can work anywhere” as they describe their future Hawaii apartment.

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How to Study for the CPA Amidst the “420” Celebrations

Studying plans going up in smoke? Trying to focus but there’s a bunch of people “getting lit” outside of your abode? It’s not easy to get your accounting grind on when it seems like everyone else is enjoying themselves—amortization or a more fun vacation?

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How to Recover from a CPA Exam Failure

Failing the CPA Exam can be devastating. And while the exam is notoriously difficult with a pass rate often below 50%, there’s really only one way to look at why you failed: you didn’t properly prepare for the exam. That’s a hard truth to accept in the face of...

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How the CPA Exam Is Scored

Passing the CPA Exam requires a score of 75, which is gained in a rather complex and interesting manner. We’ve gathered the information on how the exam is scored directly from the AICPA.

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