About Me2018-09-11T20:28:50-07:00
Updated:October 21, 2018
Jason Galaif, CPA

Who is the CPA Exam Guy?

My name is Jason and it took me more than three years to get my CPA license, even though I passed three out of the four sections in only two months! I wasted countless hours, thousands of dollars, and failed multiple sections by not properly preparing for the CPA exam.  

But my initial failure isn’t a complete waste, as I’m currently working as a CPA and the three-plus years of struggle while studying gave me numerous experiences I can now use to help you!

I’ve had almost everything happen to me on my CPA Journey. Don’t believe me? Here’s just a brief summary of what I went through:

  1. I scheduled all four exams up front, but took only two in that period, which ended up costing me over $400 in testing fees for sections I didn’t even take.
  2. The first section I actually passed expired during the allotted 18-month window, rendering it useless.
  3. I failed two sections, passed one in between, and had another section expire before making it count.
  4. And finally, after passing another section and really becoming frustrated with the process, I passed three sections in two months and ruined an entire summer in order to pass the test.

Now, years later, I live in sunny San Diego, California and work as a CPA at a local firm. I was able to finally pass the test and achieve my career goals, but I could have done so with much less effort.

That’s why I started this site—I want to teach you my methods and give you the guidance that I never received. Since I don’t get a do-over with the CPA, take my advice and save yourself from making the mistakes that I did!

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