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  • Study: Income Growth Peaks at 49 for Men, 40 for Women

    By:
    Chris Gaetano
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    Aug 18, 2017
    A study conducted by compensation research firm PayScale has found that, in general, pay growth for men peaks around 49 years old, while pay growth for women peaks at 40. 
  • Share of Students Graduating with at least $20k in Debt Doubled Over 15 Years

    By:
    Chris Gaetano
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    Aug 17, 2017
    The proportion of students who have graduated college with $20,000 or more in debt has doubled in the past 15 years. 
  • Study: Having No Job is Better Than Having a Bad One

    By:
    Chris Gaetano
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    Aug 16, 2017
    A recent study from the University of Manchester found that people with low-paying, highly stressful jobs have higher levels of chronic stress than people who have no jobs at all. 
  • Poll: 20 Percent of Employees Face 'Hostile or Threatening' Environment at Work

    By:
    Chris Gaetano
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    Aug 15, 2017
    A recent poll has found that a large number of employees, one in five, find their workplaces to be hostile or threatening environments. 
  • Gig Economy Changing Amid Economic Changes, Increased Competition

    By:
    Chris Gaetano
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    Aug 14, 2017
    On-demand service companies like Uber are facing changing economic conditions that are challenging their staffing model of maintaining an army of surplus labor, as many are leaving the gig economy for better opportunities in more consistent workplaces. 
  • Gaming Apps for Aspiring CPAs

    By:
    Zach Simeone
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    Aug 4, 2017

    There are a growing number of apps to help test your knowledge of accounting. Some are specifically focused on studying for the CPA exam, but the choices don’t end there—other apps offer more offbeat options. Here are some examples.

  • What’s the Worst That Could Happen? Worst-Case Career Scenarios and How You Can Fix Them

    By:
    Chris Gaetano
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    Aug 3, 2017

    Sometimes, whether from your own actions or those of others, you face a genuine career crisis, the kind of event that leaves you wondering whether you have any future in this profession at all—a truly worst-case scenario. While going through something like this is never pleasant, however, it doesn’t necessarily mean you have to start your career over from scratch. You can recover from a major career crisis, provided you stay calm and make the right moves.

  • What If CPAs Could Time Travel and Give Career Advice to Their Younger Selves?

    By:
    Chris Gaetano
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    Aug 2, 2017

    We asked four CPAs at various stages of their careers to consider the following scenario: You’re sitting at a table. Sitting across from you is you, but a younger version of you whose career has just begun. You have five minutes to give that younger version of yourself whatever career advice you can, based on your own years of experience. What do you tell your younger self? Here’s what they said.

  • CPA Candidates Reflect on Exam Changes

    By:
    Chris Gaetano
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    Jul 31, 2017

    Beginning in April, aspiring CPAs were the first to take the revised Uniform CPA Examination. The new exam places less emphasis on multiple-choice questions in favor of more task-based simulations that require critical thinking and analysis to solve properly. We asked five CPA candidates who recently took the revised exam what their impression was of it.

  • From Monastery to Marijuana Marketplace: One CPA's Journey

    By:
    Chris Gaetano
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    Jul 25, 2017

    There’s the typical path to becoming a CPA, and then there’s Todd Arkley’s path. Arkley had no business aspirations at all when he was in school and for many years after that. While today Arkley is one of the foremost experts in the burgeoning legal marijuana industry, with clients drawn almost entirely from that sector, he was first an aspiring Zen Buddhist monk, then a landscaper, then an office manager and then a CFO.