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Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics Today, 01:36 PM
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Posted By twig93
Glad the Navy is discliplining the crew, but :lol:

Glad the Navy is discliplining the crew, but :lol:
Forum: General Actuarial Today, 01:28 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,213
Posted By twig93
True. I assume he meant to lower the pass...

True.

I assume he meant to lower the pass *rates* and mis-spoke.
Forum: General Actuarial Today, 01:26 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,213
Posted By twig93
Fair enough. Are some of the programs that they...

Fair enough. Are some of the programs that they are purportedly raising the dues to cover going to address the lack of entry level actuarial jobs (or conversely and perhaps more accurately, the glut...
Forum: General Actuarial Today, 12:06 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,213
Posted By twig93
Thanks for posting. For those of you who don't...

Thanks for posting. For those of you who don't want to download & scroll through a lot of "rah rah, SOA" silliness, At the end of 2016 the SOA had $43,020,000 in "membership equity", which...
Forum: General Actuarial Today, 11:57 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,213
Posted By twig93
Very true. $1,265 is for FSAs & ASAs who became...

Very true. $1,265 is for FSAs & ASAs who became ASAs in 2014 or earlier who are also Academy members. (Not sure why newer ASAs get a break... because they're presumably also taking exams???) ...
Forum: General Actuarial Yesterday, 06:37 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,213
Posted By twig93
:tup: Sounds like an accounting error... the...

:tup:
Sounds like an accounting error... the reimbursement is getting mis-classified somehow. Seems like something he should take up with his employer... or perhaps just re-deduct them from his...
Forum: General Actuarial Yesterday, 05:56 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,213
Posted By twig93
I wonder if it matters if the employer pays...

I wonder if it matters if the employer pays directly or if the employee pays and gets reimbursed by their employer.

It doesn't matter in the U.S., but I don't know Canadian tax law.
Forum: General Actuarial Yesterday, 03:49 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,213
Posted By twig93
The SOA is theoretically non-profit, so not...

The SOA is theoretically non-profit, so not remotely comparable.
Forum: General Actuarial Yesterday, 03:06 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,213
Posted By twig93
Sure: Benefits of decreasing dues: More money...

Sure:
Benefits of decreasing dues: More money for my employer which theoretically means more money for me.

Benefits of increasing dues: None... unless I'm mistaken, the SOA is already rolling in...
Forum: General Actuarial Yesterday, 11:14 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,213
Posted By twig93
Sure. From a purely selfish standpoint, it's 15...

Sure. From a purely selfish standpoint, it's 15 more frequent flier miles for me since I get to pay the dues with my credit card and get reimbursed by my employer.

But it seems like they're...
Forum: General Actuarial Yesterday, 11:12 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,213
Posted By twig93
:iatp:

:iatp:
Forum: General Actuarial Yesterday, 11:11 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,213
Posted By twig93
Silly Canadians!

Silly Canadians!
Forum: Non-Actuarial Personal Finance/Investing Yesterday, 11:05 AM
Replies: 199
Views: 20,130
Posted By twig93
If you have a PPO plan as an option and a known...

If you have a PPO plan as an option and a known hospitalization coming up (pregnancy being the most common case, but perhaps you know you need back surgery or a new knee or something of that nature)...
Forum: General Actuarial 11-15-2017, 05:48 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,213
Posted By twig93
The source is my recollection of the GI Exam...

The source is my recollection of the GI Exam Track thread on AO.

I thought they were paying folks to write & grade the exams, but it's possible that I'm mistaken about that. The number of SOA...
Forum: General Actuarial 11-15-2017, 05:45 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,213
Posted By twig93
. I think they've been sitting on a growing...

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I think they've been sitting on a growing pile of cash for quite some time now.
Forum: General Actuarial 11-15-2017, 05:26 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,213
Posted By twig93
The intention is to make it look like the SOA...

The intention is to make it look like the SOA knows what they heck they're doing in GI-land, and charging more for the exams definitely doesn't fit in with that narrative.

I think the true GI...
Forum: General Actuarial 11-15-2017, 05:17 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,213
Posted By twig93
Well I think the fixed costs for the GI exams are...

Well I think the fixed costs for the GI exams are much higher than the fixed costs for the other exam tracks because they're paying CAS members to write & grade the GI exams, whereas the other exams...
Forum: General Actuarial 11-15-2017, 05:04 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,213
Posted By twig93
Hmmm, I wonder how much they're spending...

Hmmm, I wonder how much they're spending developing & grading the GI exams. I presume the cost of printing & shipping them is the same as the other exams, and the proctors mostly work for free (a few...
Forum: General Actuarial 11-15-2017, 03:33 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,213
Posted By twig93
SOA increases dues

So I just got an email from Mike Lombardi / the SOA that dues are going up.

Excerpts (which I weirdly can't copy & paste so I'm shortening to the most relevant bits) ...


I thought the SOA was...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 11-13-2017, 06:42 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,567
Posted By twig93
No, actually, in some states it is. I didn't...

No, actually, in some states it is. I didn't realize that this wasn't more universal though... I think it's interesting that 47 states don't have laws.

How do they decide what constitutes neglect...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 11-13-2017, 06:40 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,567
Posted By twig93
I definitely think it's different for teenagers. ...

I definitely think it's different for teenagers.

So I looked it up and there are three states that have specific laws regarding how old you may leave a child alone: Illinois (14), Oregon (10),...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 11-13-2017, 03:13 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,567
Posted By twig93
Yeah, what are the rules on allowing kids to walk...

Yeah, what are the rules on allowing kids to walk places by themselves?

I remember walking to the bus stop by myself when I was in kindergarten & walking myself home from the bus stop. Once or...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 11-10-2017, 03:01 PM
Replies: 1,497
Views: 75,639
Posted By twig93
I would bet you 20 trillion AO bucks that the...

I would bet you 20 trillion AO bucks that the answer to this question will be "yes".
Forum: Sports 11-10-2017, 12:44 PM
Replies: 981
Views: 49,818
Posted By twig93
DB Earl Thomas... probably enough other smaller...

DB Earl Thomas... probably enough other smaller name players to get you a pretty good Superbowl team of injured / suspended players if they could all get healthy in time.
Forum: Sports 11-09-2017, 05:46 PM
Replies: 981
Views: 49,818
Posted By twig93
How many appeals does he have left this time?

How many appeals does he have left this time?
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