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Christina is a NINJA CPA blogger. In my last post, I discussed organization. Being more organized for 2017 includes: a better chore chart for the kids a poster with bedtime routine (I have a 3-year-old who this helps A LOT) a monthly wall dry-erase calendar my handy, dandy planner. Between my husband’s work schedule and my daughter’s new study schedule, these items are excellent tools in making sure everything is done so I can study. I started implementing most of this at the end of 2016, so it was great for the last month with the busyness of the holiday season. Now that I  help monitor my daughter’s schedule, I have created a new study routine of my own. I’m in study mode as soon as I get the kids to bed. After all, I’ve already helped her study earlier in the evening. When my husband is home, he takes over bedtime and I get more time to

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Stacey is a NINJA CPA blogger. With New Year Resolutions the thoughts of the month, I’m sure we all want to put “Complete my CPA Certification” near the top of the 2017 list. It certainly is on my list. Now I’m going to let others know it’s on my list too. I need to make major improvements in my accountability areas this next year. Work has been my major focus the last three months with a new boss and first-hand experience of a coworker committing fraud. I couldn’t control that. But I am the one choosing not to make the best use of my time when at work. I blamed family, mostly my spouse, for taking up too much of my time. I didn’t want to say “no” to quality time. Later I would think about the studying I should have done. If I don’t show or tell my husband I want to study,

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Kimberly is a NINJA CPA blogger. I sat for AUD last October and got a score that I dare not mention. Admittedly, I really struggled on the simulations and I know it was a direct result of not having a strong understanding of some key concepts. Needless to say, I was shocked and devastated because I am an auditor by profession. Bombing AUD was inexcusable and embarrassing. At that point, I knew that I needed to approach this exam from a different perspective. I began studying for my AUD retake a few weeks ago and I’ve been doing so using the NINJA method. This is my very first time studying this way. It is so different from the way I usually do things. Normally, when studying for any section of the exam, I read a chapter or watch the lectures for that chapter. Then, I immediately do the multiple choice

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Joe is a NINJA CPA blogger. After 10 weeks of studying, I waited until 11PM MST to receive my scores. After a few minutes of not being able to log-in, my score was revealed….an 80! I was very excited to see a passing score, especially after having a terrible feeling leaving the exam that day. I thought there was no possible way I could have passed that test, but I did and I completely attribute that to two things: hard work and determination. Here are a few pointers that I learned from this exam that I hope will translate to passing scores on the other sections: Stick with a study plan. I tried to study an hour at lunch and two hours at night before bed. Some days I would get in the full three hours, most days only two and some nights only 1. Just keep studying and try

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