What to do When You’re Failing in Accounting

What to do When You’re Failing in Accounting

Oh hey accounting students! We are nearing the end of the semester and this is around the time when students have that "come to Jesus" moment. If you have started to realize that you are failing or seriously underperforming in accounting, there may be time to turn it around. I have not failed an accounting course before but I did come very close and ended with a "C". The Accounting department never let me forget that "C" either, but I digress.

Best Accounting YouTube Channels for Learning

Best Accounting YouTube Channels for Learning

In today’s video I am sharing three of the best accounting channels on YouTube that help with learning. While there are countless other YouTube channels that speak to the accounting experience (like The Accounting Struggle) sometimes you just need to know how to convert from cash to accrual accounting. These channels will help you with that.

EA vs. CPA – Which Should You Choose?

EA vs. CPA – Which Should You Choose?

I have seen quite a bit of comparisons between the Enrolled Agent (EA) credential and the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) credential lately. I decided to do a breakdown of some of the main differences between the two to help you decide which is the credential for you. Today's video will define and describe what an EA and CPA does, give an overview of the process to getting the credentials, and compare the overall careers.

5 Basic Skills You Need to be an Accountant

5 Basic Skills You Need to be an Accountant

I think most people would agree that accountants are highly skilled individuals. Accountants are known for being experts at analyzing, critical thinking, and problem solving. There are a plethora of skills you will need to develop to have a successful career in accounting. In today’s post I am sharing five basic skills that you need to be successful as an accountant. This is most certainly not an exhaustive list, but I believe these skills to be essential. These skills are easily transferable to other roles and can be developed and strengthened over time.

Upping Your Accounting Skills in the Wake of Emerging Technology

Upping Your Accounting Skills in the Wake of Emerging Technology

There has been a lot of discussion surrounding robotics, artificial intelligence, and machine learning as it relates to the accounting industry. The question is often, "are machines replacing accountants?", or "are robots taking over accounting jobs?". Today I am discussing why you should view these technological advances as opportunities rather than threats.

Prepare for the CPA Exam in Under 6 Weeks (per section)

Prepare for the CPA Exam in Under 6 Weeks (per section)

The amount of time that I spent preparing to fail the CPA exam is truly astonishing. Early on in my CPA journey I gave myself months to prepare for each section so that I could "take my time" with the material and be sure to pass. Rather than use this additional study time to actually study, I did things like create new Pinterest boards and search Beyonce hashtags on Instagram. I found myself going from a relaxed, "I have three months" to a panicked "I have three days."

10 Grown Up Ways to Spend Your Tax Refund

10 Grown Up Ways to Spend Your Tax Refund

At last, tax season is upon us and for those receiving refunds, now is the time to live in the lap of luxury, right? Wrong, 2020 is all about making boss moves and stepping into our greatness. While nothing says greatness like a new designer handbag we can't truly afford, I have another idea for how to spend that refund. Today I am going over ten grown up ways to spend your tax refund.