I'm looking to take the CPA exam but the first step is to study. I would
like to order the CPAExcel material, I was impressed with the demo, but at
$745 it is still too expensive. Not only that, but the it is another $755 to
take the exam. I really hate the financial barriers used to keep people from
improving their careers. Keep in mind I feel that way because I am poor.
Anyway, CPAExcel also offers all 4 textbooks for only $150. They say the
study text and proficiency questions match the computer material exactly. I
was talking to my mom about CPAExcel and she called them up and they said
the textbooks are just a supplement to the computer course, which I think is
bullshit, because it says they match exactly.
Do you think it is possible to pass the exam with just the textbooks, which
I could afford to buy right now, or should I eat ramen for months and find a
way, any way, to buy the computer course for 745? I've also been
unsuccessful in finding a job in public accounting. I made it to the last
round of interviews for an entry level auditing job, but was rejected. I
have a box full of rejection letters. I have 8 months experience working as
a staff accountant for a not for profit company, but finding a local
position, or semi-local, has been extremely difficult. That's part of the
reason I need to take and pass the CPA exam.