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Working Moms and the CPA Exam – CPA Reviewed #78 Andrew: I’m about to begin studying for the CPA and just received my NTS for FAR. I’m planning to use the Ten Point Combo and have a few questions. 1.) Will there be any updates to the Ninja Book and/or NINJA Notes this year for any of the sections? 2.) I’m one of those people that are terrible at taking notes. Do you know if people have had good results with copying the Ninja Notes word for word? 3.) I’m trying figure out a rough 8-week study schedule for how to use the Ninja study framework for FAR. Could you let me know what you think of the plan below and if there’s anything you would tweak/change? • Week 1 – 4 i. Read the Entire Ninja Book ii. Copy Ninja Notes iii. Listen to Ninja Audio • Week 5

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Donovan says, “I want to start studying for the CPA while getting my Masters of Accountancy. Which section do you think will be the best to take concurrently with my masters program? Hoping to pass all four within six to eight months.” That is a tall order. I don’t know if I would do it if I were you. You have a pretty big load studying for your Masters of Accounting. I would look and see how your semester lands up. If you’re taking some financial accounting classes, like some heavy financial accounting classes your first semester. Most Masters of Accountancy (MAcc) programs, unless you’re taking night school, it’s like two semesters. If it’s heavy financial then take FAR. It probably has financial tax and audit, so all those being equal I would take FAR. However you’re taking it concurrently so that’s a problem. What I would say is, finish

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Does the New CPA Exam Change How You Study? – CPA Reviewed #77 [Listen on iTunes] [Listen on Google Play] [Listen on Stitcher] [Listen on Tunein] 1. Ashley: Just a quick question about the FAR changes. With the purchase of the FAR Book or Notes, can’t remember which, came a PDF summary of the exam changes. I’m looking for some clarification on what exactly isn’t being tested on the “new” exam. The Summary states that the Far Book 2, Chapter VI section on Investment Property is no longer tested. Is this already reflected in the book? I’m having trouble narrowing down which section this is alluding to in the version I have and I want to be sure I’m not spending time on something I shouldn’t be. 2. Dave: If I purchase the MCQ questions for FAR and AUD for $47 each is this an unlimited time window or is

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Swati says: I took Regulation twice. I scored a 73 and a 72. Both times my score analysis said I was weaker in simulations. The first time I took it, I was literally sweating while attempting simulations because I knew nothing, and I scored a 73. The second time I thought I did better on simulations than my first attempt and I was confident I would pass with an 80, but I ended up with a 72. Which was still a shock to me. Any advice? I used a (super expensive course) for all of this. I think I just need more questions to practice. Will Ninja get me there? Yes, I think adding something like Ninja MCQ will get you there if you go back through your super expensive course from start to finish. Follow the Ninja framework this time. Don’t highlight and all that stuff. Instead, follow the

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