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Forum: Non-Actuarial Personal Finance/Investing 02-09-2018, 07:52 AM
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Posted By cpolek1
HC FSAs can be used for a number of random...

HC FSAs can be used for a number of random medical-related things besides prescription and copays - these things might seem a little wasteful if you don't actually need them, but if you're otherwise...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Personal Finance/Investing 02-09-2018, 07:30 AM
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Posted By cpolek1
What about WIAPP then?

What about WIAPP then?
Forum: Fellowship Modules 02-03-2018, 11:56 PM
Replies: 3
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Posted By cpolek1
Thanks for your reply! Have you taken any of...

Thanks for your reply!

Have you taken any of the FSA exams? I haven't 100% decided yet whether I'm going to pursue my FSA... it just feels so nice to be done with the ASA for now! I guess what I'm...
Forum: Fellowship Modules 02-02-2018, 10:05 PM
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Posted By cpolek1
Question FSA vs. ASA Exams/Modules

Can anyone speak to what the FSA Exams/Modules are like compared to the ASA Exams/Modules? I'm interested specifically in the Retirement Track, but I suppose any insight is better than none, and the...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 02-02-2018, 02:06 PM
Replies: 2,467
Views: 164,560
Posted By cpolek1
Yep, he was going by what a friend of his said....

Yep, he was going by what a friend of his said. I'm doing more of the research now. ;) Just holding out a little hope that they can both bounce back a little bit and I can get out without too much of...
Forum: Long-Term Actuarial Math 02-02-2018, 02:03 PM
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Posted By cpolek1
Same! :party:

Same! :party:
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 02-01-2018, 09:17 PM
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Posted By cpolek1
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I got into Cardano and Tron around Jan 4th - down 57% and 78%, respectively.

Overall my portfolio is down 48% from my...
Forum: Long-Term Actuarial Math 01-31-2018, 10:43 AM
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Posted By cpolek1
Since you're applying for MAAA... what are the...

Since you're applying for MAAA... what are the major benefits to that? I don't think my employer will be asking me to, but I'm wondering if I should be applying/joining anyway and asking my employer...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Personal Finance/Investing 01-31-2018, 10:42 AM
Replies: 207
Views: 22,125
Posted By cpolek1
Oh wow haha Yeah, found that one the...

Oh wow haha



Yeah, found that one the other day too - but I haven't been able to devote time to reading it all yet. Should I just pick up from this year's posts? :)
Forum: Non-Actuarial Personal Finance/Investing 01-27-2018, 10:20 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 22,125
Posted By cpolek1
I searched for like a week trying to find...

I searched for like a week trying to find actuaries who were into crypto and for some reason didn't even think to come to the AO, and here I find what I'm looking for in the 2018 Financial Goals...
Forum: Long-Term Actuarial Math 01-26-2018, 02:42 PM
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Views: 3,270
Posted By cpolek1
Well jeez this makes me feel like crap because I...

Well jeez this makes me feel like crap because I didn't leave any WA questions totally blank, and I got an 8. Guess I didn't do as well as I thought I did, but instead lucked out a little bit....
Forum: EA Exams 01-21-2018, 07:28 PM
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Posted By cpolek1
I'm fairly certain you'll need your previous...

I'm fairly certain you'll need your previous employer(s) to sign off on the time you were with that employer(s).
Forum: Long-Term Actuarial Math 01-21-2018, 07:20 PM
Replies: 1,092
Views: 201,731
Posted By cpolek1
I asked when I emailed to make sure they had my...

I asked when I emailed to make sure they had my ASA application, and they confirmed that if MLC was your last requirement you will be on the January list, released on 2/2, barring any "registrar...
Forum: Long-Term Actuarial Math 01-15-2018, 07:47 AM
Replies: 1,092
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Posted By cpolek1
Same here (attended April 2016 APC)! If you don't...

Same here (attended April 2016 APC)! If you don't usually delete emails you can search for an email confirmation from the SOA from the 3-4 weeks after your APC - mine was dated early May after I had...
Forum: Long-Term Actuarial Math 01-12-2018, 04:22 PM
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Posted By cpolek1
Hah, yes I did! I was going for...

Hah, yes I did! I was going for simple/minimalist... but then I had to add some excitement :)

Edit: Also thanks for the info about the ASA list. I figured it was out there somewhere on AO but have...
Forum: Long-Term Actuarial Math 01-12-2018, 12:13 PM
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Posted By cpolek1
Passed!!! :party: Third time's a charm I...

Passed!!! :party:

Third time's a charm I guess :shrug:

Until I got the SOA text to confirm I was in a state of utter shock and almost disbelief after seeing my number on the list. Whew -...
Forum: Long-Term Actuarial Math 11-02-2017, 11:35 AM
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Posted By cpolek1
Condensed the Spring 2017 scores for people who...

Condensed the Spring 2017 scores for people who said they got a 5 as best I could. MC scores are # of questions, not points.
Forum: Long-Term Actuarial Math 10-29-2017, 11:23 PM
Replies: 1,092
Views: 201,731
Posted By cpolek1
Woah I must have had some serious post-exam brain...

Woah I must have had some serious post-exam brain when writing that post :yikes: Somehow in my head 36+20=70 ??? Sorry for all the confusion haha

I wrote out my probable points before writing that...
Forum: Long-Term Actuarial Math 10-29-2017, 11:35 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 25,593
Posted By cpolek1
For these questions you calculate AV_6 without...

For these questions you calculate AV_6 without accounting for the corridor factor (CF). Then if CF*AV_6 < Total DB, you replace DB with CF*AV_6 in the formula for COI and recalculate AV_6.

Since...
Forum: Long-Term Actuarial Math 10-29-2017, 11:28 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 25,593
Posted By cpolek1
I think it was 11. 11 was the one I guessed...

I think it was 11.

11 was the one I guessed on - I was getting answers in the 40000's and all the choices were in the 60000's.
Forum: Long-Term Actuarial Math 10-28-2017, 05:38 PM
Replies: 1,092
Views: 201,731
Posted By cpolek1
Based on the PAK I got 18/20. Somehow I got #1...

Based on the PAK I got 18/20. Somehow I got #1 wrong?? And this includes marking #11 wrong - I guessed after doing it three times and not getting an answer even close to the choices. I think I...
Forum: Long-Term Actuarial Math 10-27-2017, 03:57 PM
Replies: 1,092
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Posted By cpolek1
OMG. Just saying, if someone showed up at my exam...

OMG. Just saying, if someone showed up at my exam center with as contagious of a disease as measles, I'd be so pissed.

I feel like an outbreak of the measles is exactly one of the emergencies the...
Forum: Long-Term Actuarial Math 10-26-2017, 09:24 PM
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Views: 201,731
Posted By cpolek1
It's interesting to me how different the...

It's interesting to me how different the different locations are. I sat in Fall 2016 and Spring 2017 (unfortunately I did not pass either sitting). My location is a hotel conference room - doors open...
Forum: Long-Term Actuarial Math 10-26-2017, 03:27 PM
Replies: 1,092
Views: 201,731
Posted By cpolek1
OMG how did I never notice that? So each question...

OMG how did I never notice that? So each question likely has # of points available for the grader to give. I never thought about it this way - instead I always thought for a 5 pt question the grader...
Forum: Long-Term Actuarial Math 10-25-2017, 10:34 PM
Replies: 1,092
Views: 201,731
Posted By cpolek1
And you got the same answer?

And you got the same answer?
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