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Why Not B.A.R.F (The order to take the CPA Exams)

One question many CPA candidates tend to ask concerns what order to take the exams. The old adage was B.A.R.F. and not just because it makes a fun acronym. The idea was that a candidate would start with the “easiest” test first and work their way up. The general belief was that BEC was the easiest then AUD, REG and FAR. The…

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Added by Paul Black on May 25, 2017 at 10:30am — No Comments

The CPA Exam Juggle

What do I mean by “the juggle”? It’s simple really. I mean the everyday things that you have to juggle in order to find the time to study for the CPA Exams. We all experience the anxiety of having to rearrange our lives so that we can find those 300 to 400 recommended study hours. I’ve decided that for today’s CPA exam blog I would give some tips on how to juggle. 

The first tip is to get organized and stay organized. Depending where you…

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Added by Paul Black on January 5, 2016 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Account Your Blessings

 

 

Account Your Blessings!

 

It’s that time of the year, and no I’m not talking about Christmas. I can hardly believe that Christmas tunes are playing in the mall and Christmas decorations have found…

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Added by Paul Black on November 20, 2013 at 4:00am — No Comments

BEC: Price Elasticity of Demand

Price elasticity of demand is a concept that is tested on the Business Environment and Concepts (BEC) exam and it's one that can be rather tricky. The price elasticity of demand is the measure of how sensitive demand is to a change in price. Like many of the concepts on the BEC CPA exam, it is important to know the formula and how to interpret the results. Let's go ahead and look at the two formulas that you may use to calculate price elasticity of demand.
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Added by Paul Black on June 5, 2012 at 10:30am — No Comments

Pavlov's Dog and the CPA Exam

Remember Pavlov’s dog? Ivan Pavlov, a Russian physiologist who studied classical conditioning, trained a dog to salivate when hearing the sound of a bell. This response came after repeatedly giving the dog food immediately after ringing a bell.

The point I’d like to make today is that we often operate the same way. Certain activities elicit certain responses if we train ourselves…

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Added by Paul Black on May 22, 2012 at 4:00am — No Comments

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