Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Scott Isaacson, almost CPA

This is what I live with everyday -
+ scott.

He has been living on the couch/lovesac, in front of his computer and books since the day we got home from the cruise over 10 weeks ago.

Its like re-living the worst 6 months of my life - 4 yrs ago when I was studying for the CPA.

Remember, no cable, no internet. Just his review material and food to keep him entertained.

But the results just came in, and his hard work has paid off. He scored a 94% on Financial, a 99% on Audit.

I'm thrilled. But from an effeciency perspective - HE STUDIED WAY TOO MUCH! I consider a 76% a perfect score. 75% is passing, anything above that is just extra work.

From the way he acted when he came home from taking financial, you would have thought he failed. He re-took the test in front of me, scouring his books, looking up answers to all the questions he was unsure about, and groaned with each one.

He takes his 3rd test on Thursday. He's still put in a 12 hours today. His new goal - to get 100%.

Sometimes I force him to take breaks so we can dream up ways to celebrate. Any suggestions?


  1. Congrats Scott.
    Isn't it nice to be bragged on a bit by your wife after all your hard work :)

  2. Those over-achieving Isaacsons! Jon studied like crazy and was way stressed out for the bar. He was a wreak the day the results were supposed to come out. I don't know why he worried; we all knew he would pass. I think it's something in the Isaacson blood.

  3. wow! Congrats to Scott! But yes - I totally agree. He studied way, way too much!

  4. Congrats!
    I've mentioned, haven't I, how similar Matt and Scott seem to be? At BYU, Matt used to do ALL the extra credit in his general ed classes just so he could get the highest grade in the class. What's the point in that?