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Forum: Life Finance and Valuation Exam 01-26-2013, 05:32 PM
Replies: 12
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Posted By insomnie
Is there a website with ace manual errata?

Is there a website with ace manual errata?
Forum: Life Finance and Valuation Exam 01-12-2013, 04:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,389
Posted By insomnie
Winning Study Strategies

There is a thread like this in the DP section that I think is useful for people taking the exam for the first time.

I just passed DP and plan to take CSP in the spring. Looking at the syllabus, it...
Forum: Life Pricing Exam 01-11-2013, 11:49 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 14,204
Posted By insomnie
I read all the source material - carefully at...

I read all the source material - carefully at first, then skimming when I realized I was falling behind. Some source material I thought was more useful than others. LPF I read and took notes on...
Forum: Life Pricing Exam 10-30-2012, 08:08 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 817
Posted By insomnie
Is this card in reference to GMDB on a VA? In...

Is this card in reference to GMDB on a VA? In that situation the risk associated with the GMDB is nondiversifiable because all your GMDB's will be in the money when stocks are down and the fund value...
Forum: Life Pricing Exam 10-23-2012, 12:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,008
Posted By insomnie
Gross Prem for Disability Waiver Benefits

With a week remaining before the exam I am considering skipping this section completely to focus on more important material. Is this a wise decision?
Forum: Modules 6-8 08-14-2012, 01:09 PM
Replies: 18,273
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Posted By insomnie
I totally agree. And you're right that I passed...

I totally agree. And you're right that I passed because I slept so little, probably a total of 16 hours over the course of 4 days. The rest of the time, I was working.
Forum: Modules 6-8 08-08-2012, 05:33 PM
Replies: 18,273
Views: 6,943,661
Posted By insomnie
I think what helped me pass (on my first try...

I think what helped me pass (on my first try :beer:) was thinking of the FA as a business situation, rather than a test.

In a business situation, in my experience, people often ask incomplete/...
Forum: Modules 6-8 08-08-2012, 05:23 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 20,804
Posted By insomnie
It's not a surprising result... however, the...

It's not a surprising result... however, the decay rate is used to project ending cash value. Why not use the actual rate, rather than the original estimate, to improve the quality of the projections?
Forum: Modules 6-8 08-08-2012, 02:50 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 20,804
Posted By insomnie
The actual decay rate is a single number. ...

The actual decay rate is a single number.

Before opening the mine, the rate is unknown. What is assumed and what we are told not to question, is that the actual rate is normally distributed. This...
Forum: Modules 6-8 08-06-2012, 03:35 PM
Replies: 18,273
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Posted By insomnie
Looks like its moving again

Looks like its moving again
Forum: Modules 6-8 06-20-2012, 05:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,439
Posted By insomnie
I am going to make one. PM me your email if you...

I am going to make one. PM me your email if you would like to join
Forum: Modules 6-8 06-12-2012, 03:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,439
Posted By insomnie
Soagirl, What is the plan for communicating...

Soagirl,

What is the plan for communicating during this weekend? Should we exchange emails/ gchat, set up a group somewhere, or use this thread?
Forum: Modules 6-8 06-01-2012, 02:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,439
Posted By insomnie
I'm in.

I'm in.
Forum: Modules 1-5 06-01-2012, 10:27 AM
Replies: 5,556
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Posted By insomnie
Submitted 4/29/2012 MMR 6/1/2012

Submitted 4/29/2012
MMR 6/1/2012
Forum: Modules 6-8 05-21-2012, 07:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,205
Posted By insomnie
Thanks for the advice!

Thanks for the advice!
Forum: Modules 6-8 05-21-2012, 05:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,205
Posted By insomnie
Preparing for FA?

I have a few free weeks before I can start on the FA.

Assuming we are allowed to discuss this, does anyone have any tips for how to prepare? For example, is there anything that you think might be...
Forum: SoA Exams - General 04-28-2012, 08:54 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,006
Posted By insomnie
Best track for self-employement down the line?

I need to pick a track. I'm planning to sit for my first FSA exam in the fall.

I've worked in Life for 4 years so obviously the Life track would be (by far) the easiest.

My company doesn't...
Forum: Careers - Employment 10-30-2008, 06:12 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 14,700
Posted By insomnie
I'm employed without a degree. I've passed...

I'm employed without a degree.

I've passed tests. I'll get credentialed.
Forum: Careers - Employment 10-06-2008, 09:22 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,178
Posted By insomnie
A five-inch cockroach has moved into my apt. with me

I'm definitely moving into the office now.
Forum: Careers - Employment 10-05-2008, 11:02 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,178
Posted By insomnie
Thank god for in vitro fertilization - I don't...

Thank god for in vitro fertilization - I don't have to bother with dating.

I wonder if I'd get fired if I did this and someone found out. It's unlikely I'd be found out, though - I sleep about...
Forum: Careers - Employment 10-01-2008, 09:31 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,178
Posted By insomnie
On the weekends I can go camping.

On the weekends I can go camping.
Forum: Careers - Employment 10-01-2008, 09:26 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,178
Posted By insomnie
Currently I live in an apartment completely...

Currently I live in an apartment completely devoid of furniture (I don't even have chairs or a bed) which is basically like an obstacle course of garbage.

I can get rid of all the s!ht I don't...
Forum: Careers - Employment 10-01-2008, 08:44 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,178
Posted By insomnie
We have a gym with shower stalls and a room full...

We have a gym with shower stalls and a room full of couches. I have no interest in dating and it'd be fun to mess around on my computer in the middle of the night when no one was looking (so they...
Forum: Careers - Employment 10-01-2008, 07:25 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,178
Posted By insomnie
That seems silly.

That seems silly.
Forum: Careers - Employment 10-01-2008, 07:21 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,178
Posted By insomnie
Living at the office

Is this socially acceptable?
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