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Sam writes in, “What exam do you recommend taking first for someone that graduated over 17 years ago? Also, will the NINJA course be enough for me to take the tests or do you recommend to use it as complementary to other courses like Wiley.” Have a CPA Exam Study Question? Need Motivation? Trouble Balancing Life and the CPA Exam? You can Ask Jeff, and your question will be answered an upcoming CPA Exam Podcast. Check out our Free CPA Review materials as well.  


Asad writes in, “Hi Jeff, My REG CPA Exam is scheduled for August 24th. I just finished going through Becker and I am now reviewing and doing NINJA MCQ. “I had a question about the best way to tackle REG. I thought about breaking it up how you have the NINJA Notes and the AICPA Blueprints with Individual, Property, then focusing on the entities and Business Law last, but there is quite a bit of passthrough entity information on the 1040, which causes me to switch back and forth between entity and individual all the while getting the rules mixed up. “Is there a better way for me to both separate the studying out and also cover each section without getting them tangled up?” Have a CPA Exam Study Question? Need Motivation? Trouble Balancing Life and the CPA Exam? You can Ask Jeff, and your question will be answered an […]


Scott writes in, “Jeff, I took my FAR CPA Exam last Thursday after studying for 2 months and feel decent about it. I’ve passed REG and BEC and have my arch nemesis AUD left. I used Roger for all of my previous failed attempts and typically watch videos, take notes, then work MCQ at the end after I’m through the videos. “For some reason I feel like watching videos helps, but I find my mind wandering this time around and with only 13 days until my exam I don’t have time to waste on inefficiency. REG expires at that time and pending a passing score on FAR I could be done. I have thorough notes from my last attempts using Roger and began rewriting them but just felt like I was going through the motions. “My question is this – I have 13 days and I’m off all week next […]


Andy writes in, “I’ve hit the review phase and am now trending at 100% (which I think everyone has once they hit review – correct?). My average, though, is 67%. Should I now just focus on weak areas on the MCQs until my test date in a couple of weeks? Or, I’m wondering if I should move up my test date as I don’t want to go too long reviewing. I want to pass the first time but yet don’t want to jump the gun either. I recall you saying that there is a significant short-term memory component to taking the CPA Exam.” Have a CPA Exam Study Question? Need Motivation? Trouble Balancing Life and the CPA Exam? You can Ask Jeff, and your question will be answered an upcoming CPA Exam Podcast. Check out our Free CPA Review materials as well.  


Terri writes in, “Hi Jeff! I failed FAR with in May (skipped a TBS on accident) and just took REG yesterday. I am taking FAR again on the 6th of September and I just want your opinion if you think a month is enough study time since I just need review mostly?” Have a CPA Exam Study Question? Need Motivation? Trouble Balancing Life and the CPA Exam? You can Ask Jeff, and your question will be answered an upcoming CPA Exam Podcast. Check out our Free CPA Review materials as well.