Oldest Candidate EVER - Page 3

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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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    Skynet
    Participant

    I wonder with all these seniors citizens on A71 will Jeff create an AARP type membership??? : )

    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

    #769983 Reply
    N2BCPA
    Participant

    You can do it! Good luck!

    "Be phenomenal or be forgotten." -Eric Thomas

    Roger/ Ninja

    REG Q3
    BEC
    FAR
    AUD

    REG 07/2016....ROGER/NINJA AUDIO/MCQ/NOTES--62, retake 10/1
    BEC
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    "A PART OF BEING A BEAST JUST AINT EATING A GAZELLE; A PART OF BEING A BEAST IS THE HUNT! YOU CANT WISH TO BE GREAT WITHOUT PUTTING IN THE WORK!"
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    #769984 Reply
    JSThompson
    Participant

    Thanks everyone for the great support.
    I know my journey is just starting and looking for forward finishing so I can get my first job with a public accounting firm.
    See everyone on the other side.

    2016 CPA Candidate

    #769985 Reply
    Tncincy
    Participant

    @skynet, not a bad idea. Jeff better do it before we pass and stop spending money…..lol

    It begins with a 75
    Been here too long as a cheerleader.....time to pass

    It begins with a 75
    Been here too long as a cheerleader....ready to pass

    #769986 Reply
    Anonymous
    Inactive

    I am nominating Skynet to be the president for A-AARP 2016!

    #769987 Reply
    tapilidj
    Participant

    I am 46 .. I was thinking that I was the oldest one trying to be a CPA 😛

    BEC 11/2015 – 72,72, 75!
    AUD 01/2016 – 80
    FAR 02/2016 – 81
    REG 04/2016

    “Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.”
    Albert Einstein

    #769988 Reply

    Careful Skynet. These seniors will be the one making the decision of if you get your next job….

    MBA,CMA,CPA, CFF?, ABV?

    #769989 Reply
    Skynet
    Participant

    How many letters do you need – All is good once I show my A71 AARP card : p

    By then we'll sitting on our rocking chairs talking about our CPA exams war stories.

    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

    #769990 Reply
    Anonymous
    Inactive

    I'll be 49 this year and JUST got my CPA last fall! (see more details in my signature) You can do it!

    #769991 Reply
    Skynet
    Participant

    Here's a great name for the A71 AARP membersip.

    “CPA-ARP”

    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

    #769992 Reply
    makiu
    Participant

    @skynet
    If we get 50 membership, let's file for an IPO. I'm also proposed legislation for a “Senior CPA-ARP” tax credit.

    #769993 Reply
    monikernc
    Participant

    i just wanted to revisit this and tell the other old coots – i did it and so can you!!!
    now, i need to find someone in public willing to hire me! need six more months for license and looking for a place to spend the long haul. to infinity and beyond!!! keep going!!!

    i just signed up for Coursera's Fraud Examination course today. the journey continues.

    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

    #769994 Reply
    CPA50
    Participant

    CONGRATS!!! I really needed to see this today. I've been getting down on myself the past week and need the extra encouragement that this forum gives 🙂

    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...

    #769995 Reply
    monikernc
    Participant

    you can do this CPA50. we are here to help you!

    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

    #769996 Reply
    Cjsr
    Participant

    I will be 61 in two days. I was laid off my last good job in the 2008 recession. Nothing but multiple poorly paid jobs since then. Finally decided to get retrained. I just got the BS, summa, in Accounting four weeks ago. I already had more than enough hours from previous degrees but had no business or accounting hours before. As mentioned above, I thought the semesters would go by whether I took a degree or not. Now I'm down to FAR, it's a relief to have only one left. My mother was a bookkeeper. She never called herself an accountant, but still that made it seem like a normal thing to do. I never once heard her say the words “debit” or “credit.” I guess she just didn't bring the work home. Wish I could discuss it with her now, but I like thinking she'd be pleased.

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    BEC. 83. 9 Jan 2016
    REG. 83. 30 Jan 2016
    AUD. 92. 27 May 2016

    BEC Jan 2016 83 Becker FastPass
    REG Jan 2016 83
    AUD May 2016 92
    FAR Jul 2016 74
    FAR Mar 2017. 91 Becker book + NINJA 10-point combo

    BEC. 83. 9 Jan 2016
    REG. 83. 30 Jan 2016
    AUD. 92. 27 May 2016

    Becker FastPass with in-class videos

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