July 21, 2018

CPA review

Actually, It Is Possible To Start Studying for the CPA Exam Too Early

Ambition is great. Maybe you're really into Intermediate and thinking "WOW, I just can't wait to be a CPA, I'm going to plunk down a bunch of cheddar and start studying NOW so I'm totally ready for the exam later!" Case in point:   Even though I'll be taking the CPA exam in a year […]

How To Pass the CPA Exam With a 20 Year Old Accounting Degree

It seems like after all these years together, we've answered just about every question possible. Plus, with the addition of Open Items, you can now post your questions directly and have them answered immediately by the GC faithful versus sitting in our inboxes for however long it takes for us to get around to it. […]

You Might Be a CPA Exam Candidate If…

Swiped from This Way to CPA: You may be a CPA candidate if… You finally decide to take a day off from studying and everyone comments saying, “shouldn't you be studying?” A successful night out on the town is heading to the library and acing multiple choice tests. You have cleared a store’s shelves of highlighters. […]

WHOA Wiley Just Bought CPAexcel

Big news in the CPA exam world today: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., a global provider of content and workflow solutions supporting research; professional development; and education, announced today that it has acquired Efficient Learning Systems (ELS), Inc, an e-learning system provider in areas like professional finance and accounting, for $24 million. For the fiscal […]

Anyone Want Some Horribly Out of Date CPA Review Materials?

Oh dear. I've seen some pretty whacked out CPA review materials floating around for sale out there in the big scary Internets but this one takes the cake. At least the 100% photocopied and amateurly-bound Becker books I've seen cover current exam info. Ladies and bros, don't all line up at once to score on […]

Going Concern CPA Review Survey Results Are Here!

First, thanks to everyone who stepped up and not only provided me great answers but a laugh or two within their surveys. It's awesome to know you guys do, in fact, have a sense of humor. A few things: I included the average rankings with each course, after asking each respondent to rank their course from […]

Advice on Taking the CPA Exam From Actual CPA Exam Candidates

I am still in the process of soliciting and collecting CPA review surveys from you guys – if you haven't gotten in touch yet and want to participate in my little unofficial poll, please do so by Wednesday as I'm looking to get all the intel slapped up on the site by Friday. I haven't […]

CPA Review Students: We Want Feedback on Your Study Program

Hey folks, a concerned reader reached out the other day to vent about their current CPA review program and it got me thinking… instead of calling out one CPA review course, perhaps it's time to refresh our last guide to CPA review programs based on the insights of current students. Here's what I need: feedback! […]

What’s a Cheap But Effective CPA Review Program?

If you have a CPA exam question for me, get in touch and I'll try to put down the IPA long enough to give you a somewhat coherent answer. Hey Adrienne, From what I've read, Becker seems to be the way to go for CPA review… if you don't have to pay for it.  Since […]

CPA Exam Tips For the Overambitious, Impending Graduate

Way back in my CPA review days, right around this time of year I'd start getting calls from overambitious college students ready to tear up the exam before the ink had dried on their pretty new degree. For most of these eager beavers, I had the honor (read: joy) of destroying their unrealistic ambitions and […]