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Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 10-03-2018, 10:16 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,109
Posted By BLASTFROMTHEPAST
Yeah, it's life insurance. If it's on the front...

Yeah, it's life insurance. If it's on the front end, what's the rush if you're not dying. If you're already dead, well, you're not getting any deader. So yeah, no rush either way.
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 10-02-2018, 04:02 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,109
Posted By BLASTFROMTHEPAST
I once worked for an actuary, who's supervisor...

I once worked for an actuary, who's supervisor was an ASA, and had two similar experiences.
Actuary calls me into their office to discuss some attributes of work that they didn't like. Ran me...
Forum: General Actuarial 06-05-2018, 05:14 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 13,249
Posted By BLASTFROMTHEPAST
I'm currently well on my way to getting most of...

I'm currently well on my way to getting most of my ACIA exams through accreditation. Some random thoughts:

- you can only get an ACIA, I don't see a route to get ASA.
- the course requirements to...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 01-12-2018, 10:27 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,473
Posted By BLASTFROMTHEPAST
Relevant: ...

Relevant:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mJ8TOqzGd8o
Forum: General Actuarial 01-12-2018, 10:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,071
Posted By BLASTFROMTHEPAST
Thanks for the feedback, it's been helpful. ...

Thanks for the feedback, it's been helpful.


Every insurance exec everywhere thinks they're being innovative and disrupting the marketplace with technology. :)
Forum: General Actuarial 01-11-2018, 05:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,071
Posted By BLASTFROMTHEPAST
IMO a goal would primarily to give students some...

IMO a goal would primarily to give students some experience and exposure to the industry in a fun environment, as well as letting industry mingle with some strong future employees. A hackathon would...
Forum: General Actuarial 01-10-2018, 10:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,071
Posted By BLASTFROMTHEPAST
Actsci hackathon

I'm wondering if it's a good idea to set up an actsci hackathon at a local actsci college/university - just tinkering with the idea. I see a very small bit of info about these things online.

Has...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 01-10-2018, 10:31 AM
Replies: 2,221
Views: 112,753
Posted By BLASTFROMTHEPAST
I concur. the government can easily do two...

I concur. the government can easily do two things. first is making disclosure a specific requirement, along with some severe penalties for non-compliance. Second is requiring that any transaction...
Forum: Life 11-28-2017, 01:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,574
Posted By BLASTFROMTHEPAST
I concur. Actuaries aren't going away. But I'd...

I concur. Actuaries aren't going away. But I'd be nervous if I was a junior life underwriter.

I'm taking a course on reserving. Lots of calculator work. Then we have a guest speaker who comes...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 11-23-2017, 04:41 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,968
Posted By BLASTFROMTHEPAST
Skating on the canal really is a very cool thing...

Skating on the canal really is a very cool thing - people should make an effort to do it one time at least. too bad ottawa's winterlude conflicts with ice fishing this year.
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 11-15-2017, 09:21 AM
Replies: 183
Views: 13,383
Posted By BLASTFROMTHEPAST
OP, don't worry about it. In 6 months, you won't...

OP, don't worry about it. In 6 months, you won't even notice it. Everyone in my family has tats (including me) and they're not really noticeable.

My spouse and daughter have a half a sun tattoed...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 11-13-2017, 02:19 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 696
Posted By BLASTFROMTHEPAST
I'm not a knife collector, but I just bought a...

I'm not a knife collector, but I just bought a havalon for hunting. The replaceable blades are supposed to be great for field skinning, beats sharpening every 2 minutes.

I've got a small buck...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 10-27-2017, 06:28 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,317
Posted By BLASTFROMTHEPAST
I'm taking courses towards an actsci degree right...

I'm taking courses towards an actsci degree right now, and I've been out of school a heck of a lot longer than 'a decade'.

Suggest you don't worry about one specific topic to try and learn it. I'm...
Forum: Careers - Employment 09-06-2017, 07:42 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,200
Posted By BLASTFROMTHEPAST
Based on this comment from a friend, I switched...

Based on this comment from a friend, I switched to a standup desk and used it for 1-2 years. I later saw research that basically said it's no such thing. I've returned to sitting, it's mildly more...
Forum: General Actuarial 09-06-2017, 07:30 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 50,578
Posted By BLASTFROMTHEPAST
Nice deflect on the fact that these folks have 0...

Nice deflect on the fact that these folks have 0 credentials.

The start by spamming the forum, now they have a full time book reviewer on staff. Heck, by the time you're done with this book...
Forum: Life 09-06-2017, 05:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,642
Posted By BLASTFROMTHEPAST
I'm arguably in insuretech. Some of the...

I'm arguably in insuretech. Some of the insuretech stuff I've seen on the life side has been conceptualized and implemented by utter idiots. Some of the stuff that gets branded as insuretech is 10...
Forum: Life 09-05-2017, 03:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,775
Posted By BLASTFROMTHEPAST
A Canadian company, Empire Life, does this. ...

A Canadian company, Empire Life, does this. Their term insurance renews to a certain age, then becomes a Term to 100. T100 premiums are guaranteed at policy issue. So basically, guaranteed...
Forum: General Actuarial 09-03-2017, 10:29 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 50,578
Posted By BLASTFROMTHEPAST
Easier ways than buying a book from someone who's...

Easier ways than buying a book from someone who's got questionable credentials. University prof does a free video series on how to how to learn:...
Forum: Life 08-18-2017, 05:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,775
Posted By BLASTFROMTHEPAST
Term insurance a la boggleheads reduces to one...

Term insurance a la boggleheads reduces to one thing; the only loss you are allowed to insure is your income. Your income ceases when you retire, therefore no more need to insure it, therefore it's...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 05-12-2017, 03:20 PM
Replies: 11,221
Views: 1,477,575
Posted By BLASTFROMTHEPAST
There's a bunch of different shades of the...

There's a bunch of different shades of the different colour. Like when you buy white paint, but there's 20 colours of white. Who knew? Not men, that's for sure.
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 05-12-2017, 09:03 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 9,493
Posted By BLASTFROMTHEPAST
The breeder we got the dog from had the dogs...

The breeder we got the dog from had the dogs living in the house. Our dog, small on the female side, a male (on the large size), a pup from a previous litter, and our dog's three pups. Dogs...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 05-11-2017, 05:26 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 9,493
Posted By BLASTFROMTHEPAST
We spoke to a lot of people about getting a...

We spoke to a lot of people about getting a rescue dog last year. And every one we spoke to said "we love our rescue dog, but would never do it again'. Every one of the dogs was humped up -...
Forum: Life 05-11-2017, 05:06 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 650
Posted By BLASTFROMTHEPAST
Comparing UL (Canadian)

Say one wanted to compare various UL plans from Canadian companies. Any thoughts on how one might do that? Assuming YRT COI.

The only thing that's coming to mind is assuming the investment...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 05-08-2017, 09:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 796
Posted By BLASTFROMTHEPAST
Didn't get that one, have had other similiar...

Didn't get that one, have had other similiar emails in the past, from sites I don't own.
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 05-08-2017, 08:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 796
Posted By BLASTFROMTHEPAST
And there's the end game right there. it's just...

And there's the end game right there. it's just wrapped in a bit shinier paper than a Nigerian prince scam.

You were almost certainly approached by a bot.
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