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Joe is a NINJA CPA blogger. There are a million distractions that get in the way of studying for the CPA Exam. The key isn’t getting rid of all of them, but limiting them so they do not consume you and take up all of your time. My largest distraction is my phone. Text messages, Instagram, Twitter, emails are all a HUGE distraction. I actually deleted my Twitter account about 3 weeks before my last exam, looks like I’ll be deleting it again this weekend. I think one of the most important things is to not get rid of all of your distractions completely. If you have a favorite show, and you spent 5 hours studying on a Sunday, take the hour and enjoy yourself. If you just blasted through 300 MCQs and got a 80% trending score bring your significant other out to the movies. Another huge distraction is children;

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Joshua is a NINJA CPA blogger. Speed bump, learning opportunity, whatever you want to call it, a failing score is still just that: a fail. The Audit results are in and I’m no closer to my CPA than I was 4 weeks ago- before the test. This sucks. With another fail of Audit, I am making the decision to shelve the subject until I finish REG and BEC. I think giving myself a break from the material, as well as making it the final hurdle to certification will be better for me long term than banging my head against the same book for 6 months. It sucks failing the same thing more than once. It sucks even harder trying to explain to people why certain subjects are harder to master than others on this exam (See “Stupid Things Said by Friends and Family” on A71 to prep yourself accordingly). I

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All signs are “go” for today’s CPA Exam Score Release. By all signs are go, we mean that we have absolutely no idea if it will happen, but the Target Day – 1 Business Day formula has become reliable. When the Scores are released, the Another71 CPA Exam Forum has all of the updates as they happen. Update #1: FAR is releasing. Update #2: BEC is releasing. Update #3: REG is releasing. Update #4: AUD is releasing. Update #5: CA/IL and some Indie States releasing. Q2 Score Release Thread – NASBA States Q2 Score Release Thread – Indie States Score Release NTS Tracker “I Passed the CPA Exam” “I Passed FAR” “I Passed AUD” “I Passed REG” “I Passed BEC”

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  Happy Birthday, Computerized CPA Exam. Here’s to 10 years of listening to the paper and pencil generation telling everyone how bad it used to be.

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