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02 Jul Posted by in CPA, Study material | Comments

New Audit Exam Timeline

New Audit Exam Timeline

Last Test Results  Although my score was a 69, two points lower than my previous attempt at the section, my performance based on content was the best yet.  This section has been the hardest for me to complete.  I still have yet to figure out exactly why, but instead of taking the time to figure […]

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26 Jun Posted by in Fitness Challenge | Comments

Week Four – Fitness Challenge

Week Four – Fitness Challenge

This week was not a good week for sticking to my meal plan.  With the disappointing news of failing my CPA exams, I ate whatever I felt like eating. Most mornings this week, there wasn’t even enough time for breakfast. Thankfully I didn’t binge eat and consume everything in sight.  I maintained my weight at 125 pounds. […]

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CPA Exam Score Release Week

CPA Exam Score Release Week

Score Result Week The week all CPA candidates finally arrived, score release week.  There was so much hanging on this week for me.  My BEC exam was set to expire May 23, 2011. I took REG in April and AUD in May, two days before BEC expiration date.  Strangely I wasn’t nervous for this week […]

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21 Jun Posted by in Fitness Challenge | Comments

Week Three – Fitness Challenge

Week Three – Fitness Challenge

Nothing to write home about Could I have already hit a pleatu in my diet regimine?  Instead of loosing weight I gained half a pound.  I am greatful that I didn’t gain anymore, but didn’t expect to level out this week.  My diet was very similiar to last week, not a single cheat day or […]

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14 Jun Posted by in Fitness Challenge | Comments

Week Two Results – Fitness Challenge

Week Two Results – Fitness Challenge

It is really hard to believe that I am half way through my fitness challenge.  For the most part I have stuck to the diet portion of the challenge, but I have lots of work to do on the workout side of things. The Measure and Weigh-in I have been stepping on the scale every […]

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12 Jun Posted by in CPA, Study material | 1 comment

Audit and Attestation Exam

Audit and Attestation Exam

The auditing and attestation section has been the hardest section for me without a doubt.  I know that most CPA candidates have their nemesis section, well this is definitely mine.  The first time I took this section was on October 17, 2009 and received a score of a 55, my lowest first attempt score for […]

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02 Jun Posted by in CPA, Fitness Challenge | Comments

30 Day Fitness Challenge

30 Day Fitness Challenge

Studying for the CPA exam and weight gain is like the dreaded freshman 15.  I started out my CPA journey weighing 115 pounds, even after giving birth to three children, I was able to start my journey at a desirable weight for my height and build. Flash-forward 18 months and I weigh 130 pounds.  I […]

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01 Jun Posted by in CPA, Study material | Comments

Regulation Exam

Regulation Exam

The regulation exam tests the candidate on personal tax, corporate tax, business law, just to name a few of the topics.  To view a detailed content specification outline of the exam visit the AICPA website.  I took this section of the exam for the first time on February 12, 2011.  I scored a 72, so close […]

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03 May Posted by in CPA | Comments

CPA Timeline

CPA Timeline

What can a person do in eighteen months?  Graduate with a Master’s Degree, yes; pass the CPA exam, that is the goal! I began to study for the CPA exam in 2009, passed the Business section of the exam in November 2009 and the clock began to tick.  18 months from the first passing score, […]

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31 Mar Posted by in CPA, My story | Comments

My journey to be a CPA

My journey to be a CPA

I graduated with a Bachelor’s in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting from the University of New Mexico in 2002. In 2007 I decided I wanted to go back to school and get my Master’s Degree.  This was the way I thought I could prep myself mentally to get into the CPA study mode.  […]

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