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Forum: Short-Term Actuarial Math 10-09-2018, 03:32 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 35,669
Posted By ashleymarp
I think you need a distribution conditioned on a...

I think you need a distribution conditioned on a variable parameter to do a bayesian analysis..
Forum: Short-Term Actuarial Math 09-24-2018, 12:43 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 35,669
Posted By ashleymarp
Using TIA and ADAPT. Level 3, after 3 practice...

Using TIA and ADAPT.
Level 3, after 3 practice exams. Not happy about it. But still going to power through these next couple of weeks by taking endless practice exams with the support of several...
Forum: Short-Term Actuarial Math 09-24-2018, 12:35 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 35,669
Posted By ashleymarp
I saw this on ADAPT. I believe it was a level 2...

I saw this on ADAPT. I believe it was a level 2 question :shudder:
Forum: Short-Term Actuarial Math 08-22-2018, 08:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,062
Posted By ashleymarp
Thanks for the responses. I bought ADAPT and I...

Thanks for the responses. I bought ADAPT and I already feel so relieved. Once I get better at the problems I will probably switch back to TIA to see if the solutions click better.

I have also set...
Forum: Short-Term Actuarial Math 08-21-2018, 11:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,062
Posted By ashleymarp
Is anyone using ADAPT? Do you find it helpful?

I am currently using TIA. in the past I have used Coaching Actuaries.

I liked the TIA lessons, but I find the practice problems to be very frustrating because the solutions do not go into as much...
Forum: Short-Term Actuarial Math 07-01-2018, 04:57 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 35,669
Posted By ashleymarp
Hello, is anyone using TIA for STAM? If so, what...

Hello, is anyone using TIA for STAM? If so, what is your method for memorizing the methods and formulas? (I noticed I can get through the material quickly.... but I forget things from past chapters...
Forum: Investment / Financial Markets 05-11-2018, 12:21 PM
Replies: 270
Views: 73,593
Posted By ashleymarp
yaaaaaaaay! and yes! bout to go make the happiest...

yaaaaaaaay! and yes! bout to go make the happiest $1,000 purchase ever on TIA brb :santa:
Forum: Short-Term Actuarial Math 05-10-2018, 09:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,730
Posted By ashleymarp
That makes sense. I suppose it might even vary by...

That makes sense. I suppose it might even vary by track as well.
Forum: Short-Term Actuarial Math 05-09-2018, 09:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,730
Posted By ashleymarp
Really? How frequent are syllabus changes at the...

Really? How frequent are syllabus changes at the FSA level?
Forum: Short-Term Actuarial Math 05-02-2018, 08:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,730
Posted By ashleymarp
I see your point. But I plan on taking my sweet...

I see your point. But I plan on taking my sweet time with the FSA :wink:
I have decided to go for the October sitting in any case. Thank you both for the input! It must not be much harder than...
Forum: Short-Term Actuarial Math 05-02-2018, 02:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,730
Posted By ashleymarp
I have taken 6 months for every exam and have not...

I have taken 6 months for every exam and have not felt stressed, but I have had a couple of my peers recommend taking a bit longer for C and MLC based on their experience. If I had 6 months I would...
Forum: Short-Term Actuarial Math 05-02-2018, 01:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,730
Posted By ashleymarp
Is 5 months enough time to prepare for STAM?

I have to wait to get MFE results before my company will pay for study materials for STAM. At that point i will have 5 months (maybe a little less) if I want to take STAM in October. Thoughts? I was...
Forum: Short-Term Actuarial Math 03-20-2018, 02:30 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 932
Posted By ashleymarp
STAM?

Anyone going to begin studying for this? I just finished MFE and I need to take some time to hang out with friends and family (been putting them on the back burner these last couple of months). I...
Forum: Investment / Financial Markets 03-18-2018, 04:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,782
Posted By ashleymarp
I will keep this in mind especially now that the...

I will keep this in mind especially now that the curriculum is changing. I went through the SOA 76 and unfortunately it had very little in common with the actual exam. Thank you for the advice
Forum: Investment / Financial Markets 03-13-2018, 01:25 AM
Replies: 270
Views: 73,593
Posted By ashleymarp
I also got to a level 8 on adapt and I think the...

I also got to a level 8 on adapt and I think the actual exam felt more like a 6.
I'm feeling 50/50 on whether I passed or not but leaning kinda towards optimistic. I guessed on quite a few, on...
Forum: Investment / Financial Markets 03-12-2018, 01:36 AM
Replies: 270
Views: 73,593
Posted By ashleymarp
Same, taking mine at noon tomorrow. Good luck!

Same, taking mine at noon tomorrow.
Good luck!
Forum: Investment / Financial Markets 03-11-2018, 11:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,782
Posted By ashleymarp
darn. thanks, I will work my way through these to...

darn. thanks, I will work my way through these to fill in any knowledge gaps I may have.

I just noticed that most of the pdfs I am looking at of the SOA76 are for older versions of MFE, and was...
Forum: Investment / Financial Markets 03-11-2018, 10:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,782
Posted By ashleymarp
Does SOA have an MFE practice exam online?

Excuse my ignorance or lack of better googling skills, but I can't find the SOA sample exam for MFE. (Did they get rid of it since the recent syllabus change?)

I like to wait to take these right...
Forum: General 03-09-2018, 10:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,748
Posted By ashleymarp
Methods for sharpening your mind before an exam (after studying too much)?

I have been taking practice exams and I noticed most of my mistakes were due to silly errors/typos or not paying close enough attention.

I went on a run this morning and took a 30 minute nap...
Forum: Investment / Financial Markets 03-02-2018, 01:00 AM
Replies: 270
Views: 73,593
Posted By ashleymarp
it would be interesting to see the survey...

it would be interesting to see the survey response rates for each adapt level category
currently at a level 5.5 but I know better than to get too comfortable :)
Forum: Investment / Financial Markets 11-22-2017, 04:14 PM
Replies: 270
Views: 73,593
Posted By ashleymarp
Agreed (so far)..... I'm a little more than...

Agreed (so far)..... I'm a little more than halfway through.
But I'm also using video lessons from coaching Actuaries .... That and the exercises give me a thorough understanding.

What kind of...
Forum: Investment / Financial Markets 11-20-2017, 06:34 PM
Replies: 270
Views: 73,593
Posted By ashleymarp
So did you actually need to know the formulas and...

So did you actually need to know the formulas and graphs for the greeks?
Some I will definitely be able to derive, but I'm thinking it may just save time to memorize them all. And ASM seems to...
Forum: Investment / Financial Markets 11-15-2017, 09:17 PM
Replies: 270
Views: 73,593
Posted By ashleymarp
How highly would you recommend against not using...

How highly would you recommend against not using Derivative Markets and relying solely on ASM and ADAPT?
Forum: Investment / Financial Markets 09-29-2017, 07:05 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,277
Posted By ashleymarp
Best study resource for MFE?

I plan to sit in March and am looking for the best study products... I'm typically a coaching actuaries fan but I've heard some not so good reviews on CA lessons for MFE.
"Cheap" won't be an issue...
Forum: Exams - General 08-30-2017, 03:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,736
Posted By ashleymarp
Recommended plan for completing modules?

I have completed exam P and FM and am currently on track to finish my VEEs in the next month or so.

Have been doing some research to figure out my game plan and have thought about getting an...
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