What a difference four years can make…

April 30, 2013

In January of 2009, I was at a pretty low point. The “Great Recession” had just happened, I had been laid off from my job, and (for a whole host of reasons) my husband and I had recently moved in with his parents. I wasn’t depressed or anything, I just wasn’t sure where my life [...]

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Requirements to sit for the CPA Exam (Colorado)

March 25, 2013

Today I finally was able to get a straight answer out of someone about the education requirements necessary to sit for the CPA Exam in Colorado. The first thing I learned The education requirements to sit for the CPA exam in Colorado are different than the education requirements to get the CPA license in Colorado. [...]

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Update: My Course Options for Summer 2013

March 20, 2013

It turns out that BUSN 6620 – Applied Economics for Managers, is one of the courses required for my Masters in Accounting Program. So that will probably be the class I end up taking this summer. In addition, the fact that the course is only offered online might be a benefit this summer. I may [...]

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My Course Options for Fall 2013

March 20, 2013

I just found out that enrollment for the Fall 2013 semester opens the first week of April. Yikes! In an attempt to be prepared for picking my classes, I’ve taken a look at the schedule for fall and have scheduled an advising appointment, just to see if the graduate advisers have any insights. My Course [...]

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My Course Options this 2013 Summer Term

March 20, 2013

Accounting Options Unfortunately, there are no Accounting courses offered this summer term that I am eligible to take (or even interested in, really) due to the necessary pre-requisites. So that’s disappointing, but not really a surprise. Other Options I do need to take some business classes to meet the CPA Exam requirements for Colorado, so [...]

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Of Studying like Crazy and Getting Sick from Stress

March 19, 2013

This past Thursday I had a test for both of my classes. Since I knew that my Financial Accounting class was going to be over a lot of material (6 chapters!), I decided to get started studying early. Friday night (two Fridays ago, now), I hunkered down at my desk and started working on the [...]

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For Questions about CPA Exam Eligibility Requirements

March 18, 2013

A question that has come up for me a lot in the course of going back to school to get my Masters in Accounting is, “Will this course actually help me meet the requirements to sit for the CPA exam, or will it be a waste of my time and money?” To attempt to answer [...]

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Of really hard classes that are kicking my… well, you know

February 25, 2013

Well, only one of my classes is really hard, but I find that I’m working just as hard this semester (if not harder) than I was last semester when I had three classes. I really thought this whole “two class” thing would be a nice break! Shows what I know… ACCT 6030 – Intermediate Financial [...]

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Of Classes and Homework, Three Weeks In…

February 6, 2013

Third week of classes just started, and I feel like a bit of a slacker because I haven’t been updating this blog as much as I would like. There’s a good reason for that though: in the first part of January, my husband decided to change careers. So on top of getting ready for school, [...]

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That scary thing paid off!

January 18, 2013

So, a few weeks ago, I paid my Spring tuition bill on our credit card, in order to earn some extra miles. I was a little worried about the timing of paying for it, because I don’t like carrying a balance on my credit card, and I wasn’t sure when my refund of my students [...]

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