Sydney writes in, “Hi Jeff, I have about two weeks until the Audit CPA Exam and have about 25 hours of study time per week. Do you have any suggestions for me to utilize the time more efficiently until the test? Thank you for your help.” 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.  


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 […]


Danielle writes in, “I just picked up the NINJA material and want to follow the Weekly Progress Tracker from the NINJA Study Framework. With that said Week 1 states to read 25% of the Book and all of the Notes – based on my calculation 25% of the book is approximately 155 pages per week, which is very manageable. I am confused on how I should incorporate the Notes… should I read ALL the Notes even though I may not have covered the topic through the Book reading? Same with Audio?” 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.  


Shelbey writes in, “I just wanted to confirm that the NINJA Plus CPA Exam videos are still good resources to use? I love listening to Bob Monette’s lectures and learn the material really well from him. However, the videos do look a little dated so I just want to make sure this information is accurate and up to date to rely on during my studies?” 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.  


Scott writes in, “I am just discouraged. CPA Exam is in one week and I have been trending at 67-70% in MCQ for the last few days without much improvement. I will improve in one area and fall down in another. I freaking hate this exam and am ready to be done. I am exhausted from staying up so late and literally do not know where to begin getting over the 75% hump. I have been trying to answer lots of new questions so I am not memorizing answers but maybe just pounding MCQ is not the best way for me to learn. Anyone one else get stuck and not feel like you are improving just doing more and more MCQ? I do take notes on the questions I miss – at this point there is so much I need to review or revisit I don’t know what to do. […]