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Forum: Long-Term Actuarial Math 02-27-2011, 12:58 PM
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Posted By cat060
Lesson 32 is the worst of the reserves section. I...

Lesson 32 is the worst of the reserves section. I wish SOA would drop the lesson 32 material from the syllabus.
Forum: Long-Term Actuarial Math 02-24-2011, 10:51 PM
Replies: 1,533
Views: 141,286
Posted By cat060
Sure will do. Some of them will not apply to...

Sure will do. Some of them will not apply to actuarial exams due to the very nature of the exam. For example: things like breaking up long calculations. We were not allowed calculators in school...
Forum: Long-Term Actuarial Math 02-24-2011, 03:02 PM
Replies: 1,533
Views: 141,286
Posted By cat060
My rule for skipping topics

You can skip them for now and back to them later. As for the probability of doing the ASM problems and missing the actual exam problem on those sections: I would say the probability is very small....
Forum: Long-Term Actuarial Math 02-15-2011, 10:45 AM
Replies: 1,533
Views: 141,286
Posted By cat060
Agree 100%. I went through the worked examples...

Agree 100%. I went through the worked examples and it was a pain. Did not skip the chapter because with my luck it is bound to show up if I skip it. Did you go through the worked examples before...
Forum: Long-Term Actuarial Math 01-26-2011, 08:26 AM
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Views: 1,447
Posted By cat060
Yes

Yes
Forum: Long-Term Actuarial Math 01-17-2011, 02:28 PM
Replies: 1,533
Views: 141,286
Posted By cat060
I am working all end of lesson exercises. they...

I am working all end of lesson exercises. they consume a lot of time but I feel that they add value. There is a little repitition but not enough to make me skip problems. I do not know of a good way...
Forum: Long-Term Actuarial Math 01-06-2011, 02:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,483
Posted By cat060
Can someone explain how the "live" seminar works?...

Can someone explain how the "live" seminar works? I am familiar with TIA's online seminar and like it very much. Does the "live" seminar go through the tricky theoretical aspects or does it just...
Forum: Investment / Financial Markets 01-04-2011, 01:31 PM
Replies: 970
Views: 118,957
Posted By cat060
I am studing for 2011 May MLC and MFE. I work in...

I am studing for 2011 May MLC and MFE. I work in engineering project management so my work has nothing in common with actuarial exams. I started in December and have made some progress. With work...
Forum: Investment / Financial Markets 12-30-2010, 03:16 PM
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Views: 118,957
Posted By cat060
I have finished chapters 9,10,11,12. Taking a...

I have finished chapters 9,10,11,12. Taking a break from MFE to make progress on MLC. the tougher MFE material lies ahead although the first four chapters were not too easy.
Forum: Long-Term Actuarial Math 12-30-2010, 03:10 PM
Replies: 1,533
Views: 141,286
Posted By cat060
Lesson 8 is a tough one. It is long and is full...

Lesson 8 is a tough one. It is long and is full of formulas. It wears most people down so don't be too disappointed. Use short study sessions if possible. They seem to be more effective (at least for...
Forum: Long-Term Actuarial Math 12-17-2010, 02:31 PM
Replies: 1,533
Views: 141,286
Posted By cat060
Ellie, I would recommend TIA and/or the...

Ellie,

I would recommend TIA and/or the Batten Seminar. I can personally speak for TIA as i am currently using it. James Washer (the instructor) is one of the best teachers i have had in recent...
Forum: Long-Term Actuarial Math 12-13-2010, 11:47 AM
Replies: 1,533
Views: 141,286
Posted By cat060
Progress as of 12/13

ASM - Completed Chapter 8 and all problems.
Plan is to complete Chapter 9 by Tuesday and then take a small mid-week break from studying. Resume studying on Friday.
Work is super hectic too.
Forum: Investment / Financial Markets 12-10-2010, 04:28 PM
Replies: 970
Views: 118,957
Posted By cat060
Progress as of 12/10

Finished chapters 10 & 11. problems worked. Plan to complete Chapter 12 by next weekend. Plan for Saturday & Sunday is to study for MLC and shovel snow.
Forum: Investment / Financial Markets 12-07-2010, 03:46 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,975
Posted By cat060
The exam committee needs to make a recommendation...

The exam committee needs to make a recommendation on how many significant digits after the decimal point should be counted for making calculations so that the rounding errors are not an issue. It is...
Forum: Investment / Financial Markets 12-07-2010, 02:26 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,975
Posted By cat060
bigb, This is in general an issue with...

bigb,

This is in general an issue with actuarial exams. They test you heavily not only on the concepts but also on your calculation/calculator skills. I do not like it one bit because i find...
Forum: Long-Term Actuarial Math 12-06-2010, 12:21 PM
Replies: 1,533
Views: 141,286
Posted By cat060
SandbagQueen, Your post is right on the...

SandbagQueen,

Your post is right on the money. I have thought about this myself. However, i still plan to go for the ASA. I have a good paying job as an engineer. The worst that can happen is that...
Forum: Long-Term Actuarial Math 12-06-2010, 11:39 AM
Replies: 1,533
Views: 141,286
Posted By cat060
jprep, Thanks for your kind advice. I have...

jprep,

Thanks for your kind advice. I have not taken the professional engineer's exam. I did pass all 3 levels of the CFA exam (which helped me with the VEE) but i can safely say that the...
Forum: Long-Term Actuarial Math 12-03-2010, 04:09 PM
Replies: 1,533
Views: 141,286
Posted By cat060
Mahlerite, It took me a week to finish...

Mahlerite,

It took me a week to finish chapters 4,5 and 6. At this time i am behind my study schedule. This week i have been devoting time exclusively to MFE. I hope to pick up MLC on Saturday. I...
Forum: Investment / Financial Markets 12-03-2010, 10:50 AM
Replies: 970
Views: 118,957
Posted By cat060
DanielSong, Are the answers to the DM...

DanielSong,

Are the answers to the DM problems available? How do you check you work? Please let me know.
Forum: Investment / Financial Markets 12-02-2010, 11:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,670
Posted By cat060
Not sure about the last sitting. I am currently...

Not sure about the last sitting. I am currently using TIA to prepare for May 2011 MFE. I have gone through sections A and B which correspond to Chapters 9 and 10 in the DM textbook. I recommend the...
Forum: Long-Term Actuarial Math 12-02-2010, 10:47 AM
Replies: 1,533
Views: 141,286
Posted By cat060
Progress as of 12/1

ASM
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Chapter 4 - Complete. All problems worked
Chapter 5 - Complete. All problems worked
Chapter 6 - Complete. All problems worked
Chapter 7 - In progress
Forum: Investment / Financial Markets 12-02-2010, 10:44 AM
Replies: 970
Views: 118,957
Posted By cat060
progress as of 12/1

Chapter 9 - Completed. Worked all TIA problems. Plan to work AB problems over the weekend

Chapter10 - In progress. Completed all single period problems from TIA. Working on Multiperiod problems....
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