The American Psychologist Association revealed that 71 percent of Americans say money is the cause of the most stress in their life. That’s no surprise since over two-thirds of Americans live paycheck to paycheck. For many Americans, tax season is a time to celebrate — it feels like a windfall, and vacations are even planned around this “bonus money.” Of course, any refunds aren’t a bonus at all, but rather, Uncle Sam simply returning the interest-free loan taxpayers lent him for the past year. The goal of tax season is to break even. You’re doing tax season right if you don’t owe. However, many Americans find themselves owing taxes year after year, unable to get that balance right. For this slice of the demographics, tax season is a time to dread and the peak of financial stress. If you fall into the latter camp, here are a few ways to ease stress in April:
Oh Hey CPA Candidates! I am back with another CPA related video but this time we will be discussing the review courses. If you have started to look into the CPA Exam process you may have learned that a reputable CPA Review course is critical to your success. There are many to choose from but in today's video I am going to be focusing on three of the more popular brands. The three that I am featuring in this video are Surgent CPA Review, Becker Professional Education, and UWorld Roger CPA Review. In the video I highlight a few features from each of the three, cover pricing and payment options, as well as a few pros and cons.
I am back now and ready to catch up. First things first- I quit my full time job in accounting. I actually did it! I had been in my role as an investment accountant working for a large insurance company for two years. There is a recap of what my first year in corporate was like posted in another blog. While it was a fantastic job, I had to let it go. In today's video I will be sharing how I knew it was time to quit my job and what I did to prepare for my departure.
Are the late night editing sessions finally starting to pay off? If your YouTube channel is now monetized, first of all congratulations! Once you begin making money from your social media content there are a few accounting moves you need to make. In today’s video I will be discussing the YouTube monetization process and going over a few next steps.
Ahhhhh more failure. I know that the AICPA has recently released scores and many people’s results were unfavorable. So if you have found yourself questioning whether or not it makes sense for you to continue on this journey-this video is for you. As many of you know, I’ve found myself on the failing side of the CPA exam process more than a few times. I too, have questioned whether or not the process would be worth it in the end. Now that I am on the other side of things I can honestly say that it has been worth it. This isn’t necessarily true for everyone though.
Oh hey international accounting students! Are you looking for an accounting certification that will give you an edge above the competition? Surely you know all about the CPA exam but maybe that isn’t the route you want to take. Well, today I am talking all about the steps to becoming an ACCA member.
The beautiful thing about the accounting field are the endless career possibilities. Often times when students think of successful accounting careers, they think of Firm Partners, CFOs, and Controllers. While these are absolutely great examples of success, entrepreneurship is also an option. Entrepreneurship is certainly not for everyone but for those individuals who are a good fit, accounting entrepreneurship is a wonderful option. In today's video I am discussing entrepreneurship. We will look at what accounting entrepreneurship is, whether it is a good fit, and how to get started.
The time has come, the IRS said. It's officially busy season and this season is expected to be full of excitement given the interesting year we had in 2020. Busy season is a time, in public accounting specifically, when both auditors and tax accountants work extremely long hours (yes longer than the long hours worked outside of busy season). It can be normal to feel burned out, depressed, anxious, frustrated, and other waves of emotion during busy season. It does not have to be the worst time ever, though. This is why I am sharing my tips for surviving busy season.