Same Path, Slight Course Correction

January 28, 2014

I feel like 90 things have happened in the last two months, the end result of which is that I’m moving across the country and I will be attending Western Michigan University (WMU/Western) to complete my Master’s in Accounting, instead of completing it at CU Denver. The Short Version My husband has been living and […]

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Brief Update: Error Correction

November 17, 2013

I have finally figured out what if my final number on a project is off, one place to look is if I accidentally added instead of subtracted, or vice versa. Or, to use accounting lingo, I have to check if I accidentally debited something that should have been credited, or vice versa. If you debit […]

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Brief Update: First exam grade

October 6, 2013

General update: This semester is awesome! (More details later when I have a minute; work has been a little intense these last few weeks.) Specific test update: I took my first exam in my Tax Prep class two weeks ago (I was out of town when the rest of the class took the test last […]

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Milestone: Second week of Fall 2013 already done

August 30, 2013

It was summer, and then I blinked, and now the second week of fall semester is behind me. Yikes. My two classes this semester are awesome! Thing 1: They are both cross-listed with undergraduate courses, which means the pace of the classes is a little slower and there’s not as much homework (compared to my […]

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Resurfacing, or Summer Classes are INTENSE

August 19, 2013

So, I haven’t updated this blog all summer. You might have noticed. It’s not that I didn’t want to, I just… couldn’t quite find the time. It turns out that taking Managerial Economics online in the summer means cramming 17 weeks of class into 8 weeks. Which was… fun. Instead of updating my blog with […]

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If You’re Going to take Tax at CU Denver…

August 2, 2013

… Take it with Sarah Knight. (The school lists her by her married name, Harding, but the rest of the world uses her maiden name.) She’s a practicing CPA, so the class is only offered in the Fall, but so far it’s right up there with one of my favorite classes I’ve taken at CU […]

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Second Semester: Accomplished!

May 21, 2013

It’s after 5 pm on a Tuesday and I am not in class. Woah. I feel like this semester lasted forever, but it is officially done and since my teachers are awesome, I even have my final grades. The Short of It: How I Did Intermediate Financial Accounting – Final Grade: B Managerial Accounting – […]

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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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