John is a NINJA CPA blogger. Hello fellow NINJAs. I want to introduce myself, my name is John Thompson. I graduated with my BS accounting degree last November. Soon after I applied to sit for my first CPA exam. After receiving my notice to schedule I signed up for my first exam for July 30th. During this whole process I have been a student of Jeff’s podcasts and CPA Exam survival guide. I’m using only NINJA because of its affordability and the many positive reviews online. As I look at the task ahead of me I think of the immortal words from the movie “Lord of the Rings Twin Towers” when King Theoden said “And so it begins” as the attack starts on Helm’s Deep. My challenges with beginning this journey are many and I’m sure are not unique compared to all of the stories I’ve read from other NINJA
Kristen is a NINJA CPA blogger. FAR FAR Away… or so I wish! I will be sitting for FAR next week and I can honestly say that there are not enough hours in the day. My current work load has taken every hour in my evenings that I would dedicate to studying and I don’t see that letting up prior to my exam. In the coming week I will be squeezing in as many as I can, referencing my notes in every spare moment I have, listening to NINJA Audio in the car (I’m sure my kids will LOVE that! I hope this will help to get me to where I need to be.) I have to get better at prioritizing my goals and ensuring I take the time to study.