As anyone studying for an accounting degree can tell you, it is a difficult task. With study time often continuing well into the night, getting the degree can be the easy part when compared to such tasks as getting a decent salary or making sense of all the career options. The good news is that students are no longer at the mercy of the nearest accounting firm.

With the help of the internet, online journals and publications have rushed in to fill voids that traditional paper ones could never fill. Nowadays, an accounting student is never more than a Google search away from an experienced answer to their questions. But even Google has its drawbacks, so we have taken the guesswork out and gathered the top 25 accounting journals and publications below. They can help you do everything from pass the CPA exam to land that dream job.

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One of the great things about technology is the fact that you can do any number of things — no matter where you go. The Internet has provided us with plenty of options when it comes to banking online and managing money, and mobile phones are also providing the same opportunities. Indeed, it is possible to perform a number of accounting functions, no matter where you are, using your phone.

Android phones are gaining in popularity, and, as a result, an increasing number of applications are available for use with these phones. If you have an Android phone, you can take care of your personal finances rather easily, thanks to a number personal finance applications. If you are interested in personal accounting while on the go, here are 51 excellent personal finance Android apps to try:

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Accounting professors and students may know how to crunch numbers, but few of them maintain blogs. That is why this list may prove valuable for anyone who seeks to study accounting — it includes every blog we could possibly find by academia. We’ve also included some of the top professional blogs that may appeal to accounting students, including information on accounting, technology and marketing. [click to continue…]

Small business owners and entrepreneurs often shy away from business plans, because they may seem too complicated. But, without a business plan, you may not be able to receive financing and you may lose sight of your goals. That said, you may learn that you do not need a plan or that your plan does not need to be complicated. How do you learn what’s best for you?

The following links are categorized by sample plans, articles, business sites and sites for entrepreneurs, and they all offer free resources for business plans, templates and models. They also offer reasons to build a business plan (or not), and some sites even offer free advice in person or by phone. The links within each category are listed alphabetically by article title or by website name.

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Top 50 Blogs for Accountants

December 17, 2009

If you like crunching numbers and are interested in pursuing a degree in accounting, you might enjoy reading the following blogs. From accountants to financial pros to experts in white collar accounting crime, these bloggers offer loads of valuable information. This list is organized alphabetically by accountants who blog, tax issues, tech talk, financial news, CPA testing, job management, blogs from various organizations and information about SOX.

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The business world is fast-paced and competitive. In order to be successful, you need to be able to keep up and adapt to changes in the field. While it isn’t always necessary to have a formal education, it can be very helpful. Having a degree in business, finance, accounting or another related field can open many doors throughout your career. In addition to an education, it can also be helpful to get different views and ideas from a variety of other sources. We often learn the most through observation. The internet offers a host of information for those interested in working in business. There are many knowledgeable bloggers who can help you learn what you need to in order to supplement your business education. This list offers 50 great bloggers, who offer insight into business school, management, leadership, entrepreneurship and more:

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Social media is fast becoming a good way to get good information about what is happening in the world of finance. You can get quick access to high quality information, the latest developments and helpful hints when you pay attention to what is being disseminated over social media channels. Here are 25 useful social media Web sites for financial professionals:

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