Oldest Candidate EVER

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    kmcg4k
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    I am 58 and have been an eligible candidate for years. I have worked full time – 10 years at a public accounting firm- and been raising 3 kids, never really feeling like i had time enough to study. Meanwhile people were passing and passing. I passed two sections (then got a 73 then 2- 74s on BEC- really) then lost the credits I had due to life interfering with my study time again. I am now in the position to study full time- for the first time ever and I am making a plan. It would be great to have some encouragement. Has anyone as old as I am ever tackled the exam???

    REG 79 - LOST IT
    BEC 74 74 73
    AUD 71 79!!! LOST IT
    FAR

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    Missy
    Participant

    Sorry you're far too young to hold that title. I swear I remember someone in their early 60's on this forum but I know I've heard of candidates pushing 70 who did this just because.

    Old timer, Β A71'er since 2010.

    Finance manager/HR manager

     

     

    Licensed Massachusetts Non Reporting CPA since 2012
    Finance/Admin/HR Manager

    #769953 Reply

    Age aint nothing but a number my friend. This forum is a tremendous resource. Use it. Good luck!

    MBA,CMA,CPA, CFF?, ABV?

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    kmcg4k
    Participant

    it is already encouraging to have two immediate responses. Thank you ! k – I AM going to conquer it this time !

    REG 79 - LOST IT
    BEC 74 74 73
    AUD 71 79!!! LOST IT
    FAR

    #769955 Reply
    Jdn9201
    Participant

    Do it! God willing, you're going to be 59 or 60 regardless..you may as well be a 59 year old or 60 year old CPA. πŸ™‚

    BEC - 88 8/29/15
    REG - 82 11/14/15
    AUD - 83 1/8/16
    FAR - 80 2/29/16

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    Spartans92
    Participant

    We should learn on a daily basis regardless of age and better ourselves as cliche that may sound. Good Luck!

    BEC - 76
    REG- 67, 85
    AUD-63, 74, 80!!
    FAR-65, 62, 57, 79

    3 down 1 more to go. BEC is on the Line πŸ™

    BEC- PASS

    #769957 Reply
    Anonymous
    Inactive

    I am old myself:)
    We're just too old to quit now.

    #769958 Reply
    Stilgoin
    Participant

    We are not old. We are leveling up. We get better every year. πŸ˜‰

    You can be 59 with a CPA or without a CPA. You can do it! Good luck!!

    Stilgoin, CPA

    There are enough critics. Be an encourager

    B | 62, 78
    A | 73, 67, 79
    R | 82
    F | 59, 59, Waiting

    Ethics | 93

    "Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts."
    ~Winston Churchill

    β€œIn a world full of critics, be an encourager."

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    AccountantPinkHair
    Participant

    Good luck!! This time you'll get this done!!

    BEC 60, 71, 71, 73, 81
    AUD 72, 81
    REG 60, 78
    FAR 71, 78

    Licensed CPA in Texas

    AUD - 72, 81
    FAR - 71, 78
    REG - 60, 78
    BEC - 60, 71, 71

    IF I FALL, I WILL GET BACK UP. IF I AM BEATEN, I WILL RETURN.

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    monikernc
    Participant

    i am 57 years young and kickin' butt!

    AUD - 93
    BEC - 82
    FAR - 76
    REG - 88
    How have you been?
    Ninja book and MCQs and the forum, all first try! 2016
    Licensed State of Montana April Fool’s Day 2020
    State of Colorado June 2020 - AICPA Ethics 93
    Experience was the worst part of the journey for me. You?
    If you want things to change you have to do something different.

    FAR 7/25/15 76!
    AUD 10/30/15 93
    BEC 2/27/16 82
    REG 5/23/16 88!
    Ninja Book and MCQ and the forum - all the way!!!
    and a little thing i like to call, time and effort!
    if you want things to change, you have to do something different

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    Stilgoin
    Participant

    @moniker – you sound so young in text! Haha Age is only a number, not a classification.

    Stilgoin, CPA

    There are enough critics. Be an encourager

    B | 62, 78
    A | 73, 67, 79
    R | 82
    F | 59, 59, Waiting

    Ethics | 93

    "Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts."
    ~Winston Churchill

    β€œIn a world full of critics, be an encourager."

    #769962 Reply
    CPA50
    Participant

    I'll be 52 the day after my next FAR exam!
    You can do it πŸ™‚

    AUD - 80
    BEC - 77
    FAR - 80
    REG - 80
    3 years

    + 16 tests

    + 2 expired sections

    = DONE FOREVER!

    AUD 88 (expired), 80 retake
    FAR 64,69,67,73,67,73,73,73, August 3
    REG 75 (expired) September 7
    BEC 72, 77

    The adventure continues...

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    Skynet
    Participant

    What I like to see is a 58 yo accountant who is also a Virgin.

    AUD - 90
    BEC - 78
    FAR - 84
    REG - 87
    World Domination Plan

    Phase I : Pass CPA Exams - Complete
    Phase II : Megan Fox - In Progress
    Phase III : Megan Fox & Scarlett Johansson Lingerie Pillow Fight
    Phase IV : Form the new Charlie's Angels with Megan Fox, Scarlett Johansson, & Gal Gadot
    Phase V : TBD

    BEC : 78
    REG : 87
    FAR : 84
    AUD : 90

    World Domination Plan

    Phase I : Pass CPA Exams - Complete
    Phase II : Megan Fox - Initiated
    Phase III : Bring back 8-Tracks
    Phase IV : Megan Fox & Scarlett Johansson Lingerie Pillow Fight
    Phase V : TBA

    #769964 Reply
    Wanna_B_TXCPA2014
    Participant

    I thought I was old because my goal was finish all my book learnin by 30 and I'm 38….

    #769965 Reply
    Spartans92
    Participant

    LMAO Skynet. DEAD!! @stilgoin, you make it sound like you're a Pokemon LMAO! Leveling up or should we say evolving? Throw in those thunder stones and fire stones.. πŸ™‚

    BEC - 76
    REG- 67, 85
    AUD-63, 74, 80!!
    FAR-65, 62, 57, 79

    3 down 1 more to go. BEC is on the Line πŸ™

    BEC- PASS

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    Gabriella
    Participant

    Oh please, of course not! get out there and do it you got this.

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