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Forum: Careers - Employment 09-30-2018, 10:19 PM
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Posted By Liar
Last year, I believe there were 11 or 12. The...

Last year, I believe there were 11 or 12. The year before that 13. It's been dropping every year.

The SOA and CAS are in a pickle here. It's obvious they're threatened by the rise of data science...
Forum: Careers - Employment 09-30-2018, 09:37 PM
Replies: 40
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Posted By Liar
The retiree health benefit and mortality...

The retiree health benefit and mortality improvement sections are all discrete time series.
Forum: Careers - Employment 09-30-2018, 07:42 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,070
Posted By Liar
I know it's difficult for older people to admit...

I know it's difficult for older people to admit that younger people have it harder than they do, so I forgive you.

Growing up, you probably couldn't imagine that there exists people who study 24/7...
Forum: Careers - Employment 09-30-2018, 07:33 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,070
Posted By Liar
And I passed them when they were harder than when...

And I passed them when they were harder than when you took them.
Forum: Careers - Employment 09-30-2018, 07:29 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,070
Posted By Liar
I one-shotted all my exams, except MFE, which I...

I one-shotted all my exams, except MFE, which I didn't study for on my first attempt.
Forum: Careers - Employment 09-30-2018, 07:24 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,070
Posted By Liar
It's true. He showed me his bruises. This is...

It's true. He showed me his bruises.

This is what I'm talking about when I say older actuaries don't understand just how hard it is these days. They never had to compete against people who study...
Forum: Careers - Employment 09-30-2018, 07:05 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,070
Posted By Liar
You think the difficulty is going to flatline...

You think the difficulty is going to flatline from here on out?
I'm not trying to brag about how hard we younger actuarial candidates have it, because the candidates from 2028 will have it even...
Forum: Careers - Employment 09-30-2018, 06:55 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,070
Posted By Liar
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Forum: Careers - Employment 09-30-2018, 06:51 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,070
Posted By Liar
In terms of difficulty: Post-2017...

In terms of difficulty:


Post-2017 Fellowship Exams >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Post-2017 Pre-lims >>>> Pre-2000 Fellowship Exams >>>>>>>>>> 2000-2017 Fellowship Exams >>>>>>>>>>>> Pre-2000 Prelims...
Forum: Careers - Employment 09-30-2018, 06:39 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,070
Posted By Liar
This is incorrect. This was true for a long time,...

This is incorrect. This was true for a long time, especially during 2000-2017 which had the easiest and shortest exams, but starting 2017, the exams have gotten enormously more difficult. I would not...
Forum: Careers - Employment 09-30-2018, 06:35 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,070
Posted By Liar
But why? It just seems so ridiculous that so...

But why?

It just seems so ridiculous that so many job rankings come to the same conclusion unless there's some conspiracy happening behind the scenes.

We need a full audit on the bank accounts...
Forum: Careers - Employment 09-30-2018, 04:41 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,070
Posted By Liar
Job Market Contracting

Actuarial Science was ranked as the "most valuable college major" recently, but do the rankers actually know what they're talking about?

This year's ASNY career fair has the fewest companies ever...
Forum: Long-Term Actuarial Math 09-17-2018, 06:11 PM
Replies: 648
Views: 158,453
Posted By Liar
I've looked at past exams. The questions seem...

I've looked at past exams. The questions seem very straight-forward and doable by people with average IQs who study a lot.

LTAM requires you to be a genius to pass. The questions are not...
Forum: Long-Term Actuarial Math 09-17-2018, 06:01 PM
Replies: 648
Views: 158,453
Posted By Liar
LTAM >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Course 5 +...

LTAM >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Course 5 + 6
Forum: Long-Term Actuarial Math 09-17-2018, 05:43 PM
Replies: 648
Views: 158,453
Posted By Liar
I don't know how anyone can honestly believe this...

I don't know how anyone can honestly believe this unless they're trying to protect their egos.

Today's pool of candidates are significantly stronger than the ones from 20 years back. Even as the...
Forum: Long-Term Actuarial Math 09-17-2018, 05:37 PM
Replies: 648
Views: 158,453
Posted By Liar
Fixed.

Fixed.
Forum: Long-Term Actuarial Math 09-17-2018, 03:52 PM
Replies: 648
Views: 158,453
Posted By Liar
This is a bit of an exaggeration, but I do feel...

This is a bit of an exaggeration, but I do feel that the exams require significantly higher IQs to pass now.
Forum: Careers - Employment 09-17-2018, 12:51 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,261
Posted By Liar
No walls = money saved. Better get used to...

No walls = money saved.

Better get used to it. Companies are vicious when it comes to cutting cost.
Forum: Long-Term Actuarial Math 09-16-2018, 02:01 AM
Replies: 648
Views: 158,453
Posted By Liar
Trust me, we have it pretty good. Just...

Trust me, we have it pretty good.

Just imagine how hard the exams will be 20 years from now. It might even be above EL 100.
Forum: Long-Term Actuarial Math 09-15-2018, 07:29 PM
Replies: 648
Views: 158,453
Posted By Liar
I got up to 6.1 now (~40 questions) I got...

I got up to 6.1 now (~40 questions)

I got everything correct except for the first problem, because I didn't memorize the definitions/lists in the first section of the CA manual.

It does seem...
Forum: Long-Term Actuarial Math 09-15-2018, 05:04 PM
Replies: 648
Views: 158,453
Posted By Liar
It seems like a lot of the older exam problems...

It seems like a lot of the older exam problems can be done by people with average IQs who study 24/7.

The recent exams seem to be testing for some innate aptitude (IE. IQ > 150).

Just...
Forum: Long-Term Actuarial Math 09-15-2018, 04:54 PM
Replies: 648
Views: 158,453
Posted By Liar
Also, in case anyone accuses me of trolling,...

Also, in case anyone accuses me of trolling, below each question, there's a footnote that informs you which exam each problem comes from.

Notice how almost all of them are from the pre-2016 MLC...
Forum: Long-Term Actuarial Math 09-15-2018, 04:28 PM
Replies: 648
Views: 158,453
Posted By Liar
I've done the first ~15 problems in the LTAM 165...

I've done the first ~15 problems in the LTAM 165 and these look like ADAPT EL 2-2.5 questions.

I'm going to try to complete them by Monday - Tuesday before I let you guys know how I feel about...
Forum: Long-Term Actuarial Math 09-15-2018, 02:39 PM
Replies: 648
Views: 158,453
Posted By Liar
I am not trolling. The older actuaries are...

I am not trolling.

The older actuaries are trying to screw everyone over. I wonder how many of them would be able to pass even P now.
Forum: Long-Term Actuarial Math 09-15-2018, 02:14 PM
Replies: 648
Views: 158,453
Posted By Liar
How do you know if the questions are...

How do you know if the questions are intentionally fake questions to throw candidates off with harder questions on the real exam?

Rumors in the actuarial circle are that the SOA is worried about...
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