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Forum: Exam 4/C - Construction and Evaluation of Actuarial Models 07-01-2018, 03:57 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 8,327
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: MFE 05-11-2018, 11:21 AM
Replies: 270
Views: 67,647
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: Exam 4/C - Construction and Evaluation of Actuarial Models 05-10-2018, 08:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,169
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: Exam 4/C - Construction and Evaluation of Actuarial Models 05-09-2018, 08:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,169
Posted By ashleymarp
Really? How frequent are syllabus changes at the...

Really? How frequent are syllabus changes at the FSA level?
Forum: Exam 4/C - Construction and Evaluation of Actuarial Models 05-02-2018, 07:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,169
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: Exam 4/C - Construction and Evaluation of Actuarial Models 05-02-2018, 01:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,169
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: Exam 4/C - Construction and Evaluation of Actuarial Models 05-02-2018, 12:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,169
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: Exam 4/C - Construction and Evaluation of Actuarial Models 03-20-2018, 01:30 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 676
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: MFE 03-18-2018, 03:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,438
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: MFE 03-13-2018, 12:25 AM
Replies: 270
Views: 67,647
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: MFE 03-12-2018, 12:36 AM
Replies: 270
Views: 67,647
Posted By ashleymarp
Same, taking mine at noon tomorrow. Good luck!

Same, taking mine at noon tomorrow.
Good luck!
Forum: MFE 03-11-2018, 10:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,438
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: MFE 03-11-2018, 09:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,438
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, 09:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,328
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: MFE 03-02-2018, 12:00 AM
Replies: 270
Views: 67,647
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: MFE 11-22-2017, 03:14 PM
Replies: 270
Views: 67,647
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: MFE 11-20-2017, 05:34 PM
Replies: 270
Views: 67,647
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: MFE 11-15-2017, 08:17 PM
Replies: 270
Views: 67,647
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: MFE 09-29-2017, 06:05 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,210
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, 02:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,410
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...
Forum: Economics 08-17-2017, 11:25 PM
Replies: 516
Views: 207,912
Posted By ashleymarp
I'm probably going CLEP for macro. How does...

I'm probably going CLEP for macro.

How does it work? Looks like you can purcahase the exam on the website, but do you have to schedule it right away?
Forum: General 08-17-2017, 11:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,534
Posted By ashleymarp
You're totally right in that everyone's learning...

You're totally right in that everyone's learning style is different. I failed P the first time because I thought my college course in probability + taking a few practice exams I found online over and...
Forum: General 08-17-2017, 11:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,534
Posted By ashleymarp
Holy smokes!! That's the kind of progress I'm...

Holy smokes!! That's the kind of progress I'm looking to make.

I think that organized study tactic is great, and I try to apply that too (more or less) when I am first learning the material. The...
Forum: Economics 08-15-2017, 12:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 823
Posted By ashleymarp
Macro econ: ACTEX or coaching actuaries??

I took the AP exam on this course years ago but didn't score high enough for it to count for VEE....

So I'm taking it on CA or ACTEX probably. Haven't done any courses on either so hoping to get...
Forum: Exam 2/FM - Financial Mathematics 08-15-2017, 12:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,840
Posted By ashleymarp
Passed! It was more theoretical than amortization...

Passed! It was more theoretical than amortization type number crunching than I expected. Nevertheless also easier than expected
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