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Forum: Careers - Employment 04-24-2020, 01:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,721
Posted By KernelMustard
I'm not in traditional actuarial but our firm...

I'm not in traditional actuarial but our firm gave everyone a stipend for WFH expenses as well as increased charitable donation matching. No word on bonuses yet.
Forum: Non-Actuarial Personal Finance/Investing 04-23-2020, 10:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 486
Posted By KernelMustard
Not sure when you bought but USO holds...

Not sure when you bought but USO holds nearest-month futures. It has to rollover expiring futures into the next month, so if you bought earlier this week, USO was already in the June contract rather...
Forum: Careers - Employment 03-11-2020, 02:39 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,843
Posted By KernelMustard
So you just got fired for just cause and now want...

So you just got fired for just cause and now want to work from home? Tell me how anyone would take a chance on that. That's why the cause is important here.
Forum: Careers - Employment 03-11-2020, 09:00 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,843
Posted By KernelMustard
We would need an idea for the reason you got...

We would need an idea for the reason you got fired to really give you any good advice.
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 02-21-2020, 01:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 507
Posted By KernelMustard
wtf is this

wtf is this
Forum: Pension - Social Security 02-18-2020, 04:16 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 618
Posted By KernelMustard
Back when I was doing traditional pension val...

Back when I was doing traditional pension val work (4 years ago now) I used Proval. The plans and benefit terms I was working with were rather simple so it did the job though a few ones did highlight...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Personal Finance/Investing 02-18-2020, 04:09 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 7,487
Posted By KernelMustard
You're choosing to allocate $40k to risk-free...

You're choosing to allocate $40k to risk-free assets. There's an opportunity cost associated with that choice.
Forum: Non-Actuarial Personal Finance/Investing 02-18-2020, 11:38 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 7,487
Posted By KernelMustard
I can't wait to calculate the opportunity cost at...

I can't wait to calculate the opportunity cost at year end.
Forum: Careers - Employment 02-18-2020, 11:28 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,295
Posted By KernelMustard
Yeah, I can't believe these companies encourage...

Yeah, I can't believe these companies encourage us to better ourselves! Down with corporates, amirite?
Forum: Careers - Employment 02-08-2020, 07:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 925
Posted By KernelMustard
Why are you currently unemployed? How are you...

Why are you currently unemployed? How are you relaying that during interviews?
Forum: Careers - Employment 02-06-2020, 03:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,608
Posted By KernelMustard
In re the MIT article, those things were meant to...

In re the MIT article, those things were meant to be learned on your own through trial and error. I have nothing against that. Lecture and lab don't exist to hold your hand and show you how to do...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Personal Finance/Investing 02-06-2020, 09:38 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,894
Posted By KernelMustard
Lol at the boomers that voted cash and gold.

Lol at the boomers that voted cash and gold.
Forum: Careers - Employment 02-06-2020, 09:37 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,424
Posted By KernelMustard
Technically I think you could consider it...

Technically I think you could consider it quasi-actuarial.
Forum: Careers - Employment 02-04-2020, 11:06 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,424
Posted By KernelMustard
What about just employed in non-actuarial role...

What about just employed in non-actuarial role and not seeking actuarial role
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 01-29-2020, 04:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 554
Posted By KernelMustard
Why are you the way that you are?

Why are you the way that you are?
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 01-29-2020, 01:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 554
Posted By KernelMustard
Has anyone stopped to think why we should care...

Has anyone stopped to think why we should care that every prime congruent to 1 mod 4 can be expressed as the sum of two squares?
Forum: Non-Actuarial Personal Finance/Investing 01-29-2020, 01:38 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,906
Posted By KernelMustard
My company doesn't match, instead they give a 15%...

My company doesn't match, instead they give a 15% lump sum to a profit sharing plan.
Forum: Careers - Employment 01-29-2020, 01:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,161
Posted By KernelMustard
No, don't beg

No, don't beg
Forum: Finance - Investments 01-21-2020, 07:25 PM
Replies: 501
Views: 138,032
Posted By KernelMustard
Government would make the bond holders whole...

Government would make the bond holders whole which would then leave money for retirees. Can you do math
Forum: Finance - Investments 01-21-2020, 03:53 PM
Replies: 501
Views: 138,032
Posted By KernelMustard
Federal government backstop. We are in a nanny...

Federal government backstop. We are in a nanny economy where monetary or fiscal policy will step in no matter what.
Forum: Finance - Investments 01-21-2020, 03:52 PM
Replies: 501
Views: 138,032
Posted By KernelMustard
Just because their funding level goes from say...

Just because their funding level goes from say 40% to 38% doesn't really move the needle on defaulting on their debt.
Forum: Finance - Investments 01-21-2020, 03:48 PM
Replies: 501
Views: 138,032
Posted By KernelMustard
Tax payers of Chicago

Tax payers of Chicago
Forum: Finance - Investments 01-21-2020, 02:12 PM
Replies: 501
Views: 138,032
Posted By KernelMustard
Not sure why the credit agencies cry wolf about...

Not sure why the credit agencies cry wolf about the pension debt. They're under this notion that comes from the actuarial community that says pension funds need to be prefunded to 100%. I'm in the...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Personal Finance/Investing 01-21-2020, 02:00 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 7,487
Posted By KernelMustard
Can't wait until we calculate the opportunity...

Can't wait until we calculate the opportunity cost at the end of the year
Forum: Careers - Employment 01-20-2020, 03:44 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,905
Posted By KernelMustard
does it really matter, just move on

does it really matter, just move on
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