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Forum: EA Exams 01-24-2018, 09:48 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 27,639
Posted By NoSpoon
Yes, given your data point I believe all the...

Yes, given your data point I believe all the comments support a pass mark of 112
Forum: EA Exams 01-22-2018, 02:35 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 27,639
Posted By NoSpoon
I believe we've narrowed it down to a pass mark...

I believe we've narrowed it down to a pass mark of either 112 or 113 - we need a couple more data points to know which it was.
Forum: EA Exams 01-22-2018, 08:26 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 27,639
Posted By NoSpoon
Passed with a 7 and had 133 on the PAK. This...

Passed with a 7 and had 133 on the PAK. This supports a pass mark of 110+
Forum: EA Exams 12-08-2017, 02:37 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 27,639
Posted By NoSpoon
Shouldn't the lump sum be valued with the...

Shouldn't the lump sum be valued with the valuation interest rates (and 417(e) mortality only)? Does that move the answer into choice B?
Forum: EA Exams 12-07-2017, 11:22 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 27,639
Posted By NoSpoon
I had made that same assumption

I had made that same assumption
Forum: EA Exams 06-08-2017, 09:46 AM
Replies: 318
Views: 50,856
Posted By NoSpoon
Fortunately, in real life, the code and regs are...

Fortunately, in real life, the code and regs are typically worded in such a way that it's crystal clear how they should be interpreted...
Forum: EA Exams 06-01-2017, 03:24 PM
Replies: 318
Views: 50,856
Posted By NoSpoon
I'd like to see this get posted as much as the...

I'd like to see this get posted as much as the next guy, but I'm fairly certain that if I worked at the IRS and got a barrage of whiny emails about posting the exam, I'd delay posting it as long as I...
Forum: EA Exams 05-26-2017, 11:34 AM
Replies: 318
Views: 50,856
Posted By NoSpoon
On the bright side, we can all enjoy our weekend...

On the bright side, we can all enjoy our weekend in blissful tortured ignorance.
Forum: EA Exams 05-25-2017, 05:01 PM
Replies: 318
Views: 50,856
Posted By NoSpoon
My guess is it will be released sometime between...

My guess is it will be released sometime between 9:30pm and 12:30am based on when it has been posted in prior years.
Forum: EA Exams 05-25-2017, 04:29 PM
Replies: 318
Views: 50,856
Posted By NoSpoon
The words "uncountably infinite" come to...

The words "uncountably infinite" come to mind...
Forum: EA Exams 05-03-2017, 04:35 PM
Replies: 318
Views: 50,856
Posted By NoSpoon
Hopefully I transcribed the right answer into the...

Hopefully I transcribed the right answer into the scantron...
Forum: EA Exams 05-03-2017, 04:19 PM
Replies: 318
Views: 50,856
Posted By NoSpoon
Ok... I've got one more question Does...

Ok... I've got one more question

Does anybody remember much about the AFTAP question at the end? Question 44. I think I ended up with 8 months and I thought that was answer range B... looks like...
Forum: EA Exams 05-03-2017, 04:01 PM
Replies: 318
Views: 50,856
Posted By NoSpoon
I searched the general conditions and came up...

I searched the general conditions and came up with these:

Under "Plan Provisions" number (5):

The plan covers all active employees of the employer; there is no age or service requirement for...
Forum: EA Exams 05-03-2017, 03:45 PM
Replies: 318
Views: 50,856
Posted By NoSpoon
Did we ever get a consensus on the Variable Rate...

Did we ever get a consensus on the Variable Rate Premium question where the exam said "114 Active Participants" and "114 Employees" at various points, but never confirmed whether there were other...
Forum: EA Exams 05-03-2017, 03:39 PM
Replies: 318
Views: 50,856
Posted By NoSpoon
Assuming 21 is the right question number, I also...

Assuming 21 is the right question number, I also got B by using the 1/1/2016 val date and aggregating all three plans. Plans B and C had to be aggregated because they're aggregated for NDT, and we...
Forum: EA Exams 05-03-2017, 03:14 PM
Replies: 318
Views: 50,856
Posted By NoSpoon
Since it was on a contributions basis, it...

Since it was on a contributions basis, it shouldn't have been adjusted for age. I also got E
Forum: EA Exams 05-03-2017, 11:12 AM
Replies: 318
Views: 50,856
Posted By NoSpoon
Agreed. If you lose your credential it sucks to...

Agreed. If you lose your credential it sucks to be you, but continuing education has nothing to do with serving competently as an EA.
Forum: EA Exams 05-03-2017, 09:35 AM
Replies: 318
Views: 50,856
Posted By NoSpoon
I did the same, with no justification other than...

I did the same, with no justification other than it "felt right"
Forum: EA Exams 05-03-2017, 09:28 AM
Replies: 318
Views: 50,856
Posted By NoSpoon
Did you also add the 200k into the withdrawal...

Did you also add the 200k into the withdrawal liability somehow? I wasn't quite sure on the approach there.
Forum: EA Exams 05-03-2017, 09:06 AM
Replies: 318
Views: 50,856
Posted By NoSpoon
I think 10 was the Multiemployer withdrawal...

I think 10 was the Multiemployer withdrawal question with the 200k missed contribution in 2015. I'm almost positive that was a 4-pointer early in the exam.
Forum: EA Exams 05-03-2017, 07:17 AM
Replies: 318
Views: 50,856
Posted By NoSpoon
Agreed if we're talking about 410(b) coverage....

Agreed if we're talking about 410(b) coverage. But the question was about 401(a)(26) minimum participation.
Forum: Retirement Plan Investment and Risk Management Exam 01-20-2017, 11:24 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 11,684
Posted By NoSpoon
Thumbs up Same here, except I've got the EA's to crank out....

Same here, except I've got the EA's to crank out. Congrats to all who passed, and best of luck to those who will be trying again!
Forum: Modules 6-8 03-19-2016, 06:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,204
Posted By NoSpoon
Hope this is going well for everybody. I started...

Hope this is going well for everybody. I started on Thursday... just finished my first draft. This thing is a beast.
Forum: MFE 07-19-2013, 07:39 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 19,345
Posted By NoSpoon
Passed! Studied for about a month and a half,...

Passed! Studied for about a month and a half, but had familiarity with some of the material from previous college courses. This was my first exam after entering the workforce, so it was reassuring...
Forum: UMASS Amherst 01-25-2013, 06:11 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 9,224
Posted By NoSpoon
Smile Students?

Are there any current UMass students (or recent grads) hanging out here on the AO? :wave:
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