I'm looking to take the CPA exam but the first step is to study. I would\nlike to order the CPAExcel material, I was impressed with the demo, but at\n5 it is still too expensive. Not only that, but the it is another 5 to\ntake the exam. I really hate the financial barriers used to keep people from\nimproving their careers. Keep in mind I feel that way because I am poor.\n\nAnyway, CPAExcel also offers all 4 textbooks for only 0. They say the\nstudy text and proficiency questions match the computer material exactly. I\nwas talking to my mom about CPAExcel and she called them up and they said\nthe textbooks are just a supplement to the computer course, which I think is\nbullshit, because it says they match exactly.\n\nDo you think it is possible to pass the exam with just the textbooks, which\nI could afford to buy right now, or should I eat ramen for months and find a\nway, any way, to buy the computer course for 745? I've also been\nunsuccessful in finding a job in public accounting. I made it to the last\nround of interviews for an entry level auditing job, but was rejected. I\nhave a box full of rejection letters. I have 8 months experience working as\na staff accountant for a not for profit company, but finding a local\nposition, or semi-local, has been extremely difficult. That's part of the\nreason I need to take and pass the CPA exam.\n\nthanks.