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Cost of Becoming a CPA

Cost of Becoming a CPA

  So you want to be a CPA and join all the cool kids in the cafeteria, huh? That’s a wise move, my friend. There’s plenty of prestige to be had from getting your CPA license and quite a career that comes with the title. And when you whip out your business card,...

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A Day In the Life of a Radically Cool CPA

A Day In the Life of a Radically Cool CPA

You woke up. You got out of bed. You dragged a comb across your head. You found your way downstairs and drank a cup. You followed the rest of the “A Day In the Life” from the Beatles to a T. But, how does the rest of the day go for a radically cool CPA? The answer may...

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A Worldly Perspective on CISA

A Worldly Perspective on CISA

The number of people with CISA certifications has risen steadily since the creation of the cert in 1978. And the need for those with CISA certs is far outpacing the rate at which people obtain CISA certification. Our world is becoming more and more connected. The...

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Why Become CISA Certified?

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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How to Save $$$ on CIA Exam Fees

How to Save $$$ on CIA Exam Fees

Unfortunately, like most things, the CIA certification is not free. Even though the financial benefits that come with the prestigious title make up for the fees in the big picture, the CIA process is still an investment. Let’s see how you can become a CIA and save...

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How the CIA Exam Is Scored

How the CIA Exam Is Scored

The Certified Internal Auditor Exam (CIA) is graded in a similar manner to other accounting exams, but there are some notable differences. Your score can fall anywhere in the range of 250 to 750, but to pass the CIA Exam you need a minimum score of 600. But how...

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EA vs AFSP: What’s the Difference?

EA vs 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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How Much Money Can You Make as an Enrolled Agent (EA)?

How Much Money Can You Make as an Enrolled Agent (EA)?

Do you like playing with numbers and preparing your own income taxes? If you answered yes, then a career as an Enrolled Agent is right up your alley. Many people think of CPAs when considering a career in finance or accounting, but the role of an EA is another job...

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Why You Don’t Need a Three Piece Suit to be a CPA

Why You Don’t Need a Three Piece Suit to be a CPA

Being a CPA is more than just looking good in a nice suit, rubbing elbows with a firm’s partners, and leaving four-figure tips on company meal outings. But if you’re looking for that lifestyle, Patrick Bateman and his sweet business cards are waiting at one of the Big...

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What Are the Best Cities for Accountants?

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

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

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

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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