A Working Mother’s Guide to Surviving the CPA Exam

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Working mothers are in a category all their own when it comes to passing the CPA exam. We not only strive to balance work and family, but when you throw the CPA Exam in the mix, you’re going down a road only few can fathom. We are the rock of the family. We provide financial support, comfort, nutrition, stability, refereeing, homework checks, matching socks, boo-boo kisses, clean toilets, chauffeur service, etc. We give everything our absolute all and no one notices when we skip a beat because we are that good. That’s why it was so difficult for me to accept I could not reach my unattainable level of perfection while I tried to pass the CPA exam. Something had to give. For instance, I had a semi-decorated house at Christmas and at another time, I was 3 points shy of passing this exam. Being successful at it all is […]

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A Working Mother’s Guide to Surviving the CPA Exam (Part 2)

This is Part 2 of the “Working Mother’s Guide to Surviving the CPA Exam“. I can’t believe August is already here and my exam is on the 23rd. Regulation is definitely a challenge, despite my tax experience and having barely passed REG before. The little angel on my shoulder is telling me, “Don’t take REG for granted. Remember what happened with BEC? Study every waking minute. This could be it”. The little devil on my other shoulder is saying, “You already know this stuff. You passed before. It will come back to you.” The torture is almost over. Here are more helpful hints that will get us through. 1. Allow yourself little splurges. I keep dark chocolate in my desk and am on a frozen coffee drink kick right now. Reward yourself for achieving your daily goals. I sound like a cheesy magazine article but it’s true. 2. Give yourself […]

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NINJA MCQ: The Toughest Software in CPA Review

Dear Future CPA, You can spend thousands on CPA Review books, videos, study guides, flashcards, crams, audios, etc. etc… …but if your MCQ Software isn’t preparing you for the fight that awaits, you’re wasting your precious time and money. The single-most important aspect of your CPA Exam preparation are your MCQs. They turn generic accounting concepts into CPA Exam application. Yet, it’s the weakest component of most CPA Review Courses. “But wait!!! That’s not fair!!!” you say… “Their lectures are entertaining and they juggle dry-erase markers on camera!!!” (but what about the software?) “They have a 9,000% advertised Pass Rate!!!” (but what about the software?) “They’ve been teaching CPA Review for 357 years!!!” (but what about the software?) “Well, now that you mention it…I find myself resorting to studying free cpa exam questions instead of the ones I paid thousands for.” Sound familiar? You’re not alone. Here’s the Cold Reality: […]

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Introducing: NINJA PLUS – Full CPA Review Video Course

Dear NINJAs, We have a new addition to the NINJA Family – and we’re calling it NINJA PLUS. A little backstory… Back in the day – when I was studying for the CPA Exam (and we walked up hill both ways in the snow to the prometric testing center…all of that…), the CPA Review landscape looked a lot different than it does now. There were what I would call “The Big 4” of CPA Review courses…and one of those courses was Bisk CPA Review. It had been around forever and had the legendary instructor Bob Monette. I personally used Bob Monette’s AUD Videos to pass Auditing in two weeks…because, as I was prone to do at the time, I waited until the last moment to start studying. I scored a 79…which didn’t quite qualify me for the EWS Award, but it isn’t bad for two weeks of studying.   In […]

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