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Old 04-26-2012, 02:09 PM
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Default Wanted - Copy of 2011 EA-2A Code, Regs and Rulings

Anyone have a copy of all the suggested readings for EA-2A 2011 or better yet 2012 for sale?
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Old 04-26-2012, 06:39 PM
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Regs and code are available free (www.google.com, do some legwork). If you're serious about the exams then invest in Dave Farber's study guide. It's not expensive and is almost a requirement to pass. Rick G. does an online seminar that is expensive but worth every penny (www.theinfiniteactuary.com). He posts some free stuff at www.softwarepolish.com but you'll miss out on most of the content if you don't watch the seminar.

The best way to pass these exams is to get Dave's manual, Rick's seminar and put a lot of time into reading the code & regs. Stuff gets outdated quickly and it's worth the cost to buy the most recent materials.

Good luck, and please feel free to post questions about material here. There's a few of us lurking who appreciate the chance to keep up on stuff after getting through the tests. Rick and Dave also post here and they're the real experts on the tests.
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Anyone have a copy of all the suggested readings for EA-2A 2011 or better yet 2012 for sale?
You can get some stuff for free from online sources, but it is usually outdated. The only way to have access to an updated version of everything on the syllabus is to use some sort of paid resource, such as CCH.

The paid services can be expensive. The cheapest one I found is "One Disc Premium" from Tax Analysts. They issue quarterly updates on DVD, and it costs about $350 per year.

Another option many people like is Sal Tripodi's ERISA Outline Book. This costs about $600 per year for online access, or $900 per year for the printed version plus online access.
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That is one of the reasons I was hoping someone who took the exam in 2011 would sell me a copy of their compiled readings.

I am currently unemployed (by choice) and would like to read through the actual regs. I last worked pre PPA 2006 and have some catching up to do.

Thanks.
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I have some online sources listed in the EA-2B FAQ on my web site.
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