How to Pass the CPA Exam (5 Steps)

Future CPA, As you’re reading this today, you likely find yourself in one of two camps: Camp #1: You’re ditching your CPA Review course (maybe it expired, or maybe you’re just simply “over” it) and going #fullNINJA Camp #2: You have a full CPA Review course and want to supplement with NINJA I get these questions all of the time, if not daily, at least several times a week: “I have X CPA Review course. How do I supplement it with NINJA?” or “My X CPA Review Course expired. How do I study with only NINJA?” or “AHHHHH! I literally cannot stand another second of X CPA Review Course. HELP ME!!!!!” If you’re in either camp or find yourself asking a question similar to these, you’ve come to the right place. Tens of thousands of CPA Candidates have successfully followed my advice in this area, and I wish you the […]

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You Failed The CPA Exam: Now What?

It happened: You failed the CPA Exam. On the bright side … You’re normal. It happens to one out of every two people who walk into a Prometric Testing Center. The statistics, however, don’t change the fact that it’s one of the loneliest feelings in the world, because let’s be real: Your friends and family, while sympathetic and supportive, simply don’t get it. Right now is a miserable time and it is easy to start believing thoughts that simply are not true. Thoughts like you’re not smart enough to pass, accounting isn’t for you, the AICPA hates you and does not want you in the profession, etc. I personally felt all those emotions and had those thoughts going through my head as well. A few years removed from the exam process, I can tell you that being on the other side truly is worth it. My problem was always commitment […]

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How to Pass a CPA Exam Section in 20 Days

Disclaimer: This is not a best practice, but if you’re under the gun, it can save your butt – and your 18 month credit that is expiring. I personally used this strategy to pass Auditing in less than three weeks. You wake up one sleepy Monday in August. June is a distant memory. July was a blur. In your groggy state, something begins to nag at you. August…? August…? What happens in August? Mental inventory: Car tag renewal … kids go back to school … … and then it hits you. “AHHHHHHHH – I have FAR in 20 days!!!” Your significant other pauses while brushing their teeth; tossing a weird look at you. You’re slightly embarrassed, but not as embarrassed as the time you thought you could sprint to the end of the driveway in your underwear to grab the newspaper, only to find your retired neighbors from three doors […]

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