Daniela resides in the great state of Pennsylvania. She begins her CPA Exam journey with the perspective of a Masters in Accountancy and a new job as a Tax Staff Accountant with a top 100 accounting firm. She's beginning with FAR and we know she'll go far!

Alright! After many hours of reviewing CPA review courses, it is now time to actually study for the CPA Exam

They say that it is hard to break a habit but I also think that it is hard to start one.  In my first week with the Roger CPA Review course, I spent a lot of time figuring out how I was going to study.  I found that not only did I need to find the time to study; I also needed to find the space. 

Currently, I have my study station set up on my dining room table.  I realize because my roommate told me that this is only a temporary arrangement.  In the meantime, I will be looking for a large desk and somewhere to put it. 

I am also having trouble getting into a study routine.  I come home after work, eat dinner and before you know it, it is time for bed or at least that is how it seems.  My one saving grace is that I take public transportation to and from work so I am able to watch Rogers videos on my cell phone during my commute.  For this reason, I think that I will also buy the new Practice Tests App from Roger CPA Review.

Here is a picture of my "study station" equipped with
headphones so I don't bother my roommate.

Luckily, the what to study is a little easier.  Roger has great study plans to help you on your goal of passing the CPA Exam in 3, 6, 9 or 12 months.  Although I plan on finishing the exam in a year, I am going to follow the 9 month study plan.  Since I am starting right before the holidays, I am hoping that I can accelerate my studying now so that I can relax around the holidays or at least as much as one can relax around the holidays.

I still have to sign up for the CPA Exam itself and hopefully next week I will be able to report back on that!