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Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 11-07-2018, 12:28 PM
Replies: 2,556
Views: 211,211
Maybe Planet Fitness is trying to encourage...

Maybe Planet Fitness is trying to encourage people to pay monthly rather than in one lump sum for an 18 month period? A year and a half from now, someone that only uses the gym occasionally is...
Forum: SoA Exams - General 11-01-2018, 12:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 390
Honestly, itís a great idea that needs to happen...

Honestly, itís a great idea that needs to happen sooner rather than later. Iím 100% confident that Iíve failed exams in the past thanks to my crappy handwriting and slow writing speed. Taking the...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 10-31-2018, 10:49 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 1,610
Guessing you last visited NYC in 1963?

Guessing you last visited NYC in 1963?
Forum: Careers - Employment 10-31-2018, 10:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,063
As long as (1) your existing manager is on board...

As long as (1) your existing manager is on board with it, and (2) the other team is on board with it, itís perfectly okay. If you were trying to sneak into the meeting by listening through an open...
Forum: Sports 10-29-2018, 06:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 522
I said this...

I said this (http://www.actuarialoutpost.com/actuarial_discussion_forum/showpost.php?p=9155225&postcount=8) about the Phillies at the start of the 2018 season:



So far, it’s looking like this...
Forum: CAS Exams - General 10-29-2018, 02:48 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,382
This is the crux of the issue to me. In my ideal...

This is the crux of the issue to me. In my ideal world, the MQC would finish the exam in roughly 80-90% of the allotted time. Right now, I feel like the MQC finishes in roughly 100-110% of the...
Forum: General Actuarial 10-29-2018, 12:27 PM
Replies: 1,846
Views: 160,103
I’m a CAS member fairly opposed to the merger as...

I’m a CAS member fairly opposed to the merger as I understand it now, but one thought popped in my head this morning around exam frequency. Currently, the FCAS exams are only offered once a year. ...
Forum: Resume & Cover Letter Advice Forum 10-24-2018, 05:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 226
A few initial reactions: (1) Seems light on...

A few initial reactions:

(1) Seems light on content. Youíve been in the workforce for nearly a decade now. The resume should fill up the whole page with solid content.

(2) You donít need the...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Personal Finance/Investing 10-24-2018, 05:16 PM
Replies: 1,504
Views: 193,760
S&P 500 down another three percent today, taking...

S&P 500 down another three percent today, taking us into negative territory for the year, and down about 9% from this time a month ago. Still going to sit tight until the elections and see where...
Forum: Health and Fitness Forum 10-24-2018, 12:20 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 648
I always just bike in the cold. I agree that...

I always just bike in the cold. I agree that riding a stationary bike isnít anywhere near as fun. I have a skin tight balaclava that covers my entire neck and face aside from my eyes/mouth, and...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Personal Finance/Investing 10-23-2018, 10:43 AM
Replies: 1,504
Views: 193,760
Down another percent and a half at open. Itís...

Down another percent and a half at open. Itís plausible that weíll be in negative territory YTD by the end of the week. Normally I like to buy the dip, but with all the uncertainty around the...
Forum: Resume & Cover Letter Advice Forum 10-18-2018, 05:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 381
Major points: I agree with the other poster: if...

Major points: I agree with the other poster: if you’re going to be graduating, you should look for full time employment, not internships. Removing table borders will go a long way here too. In...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 10-17-2018, 08:22 PM
Replies: 299
Views: 11,206
Interesting. Seems like a fairly big loophole...

Interesting. Seems like a fairly big loophole that I've never seen anyone exploit yet. Does this work for bachelors degree programs too, or do you have to take a certain number of credits to qualify?...
Forum: Software & Technology 10-17-2018, 11:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 688
Tableau does all of this natively. Simply tell...

Tableau does all of this natively. Simply tell the software that youíve got two text fields for US County/State, and it does all the rest. It automatically handles the duplicate counties (e.g.,...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Personal Finance/Investing 10-10-2018, 07:15 PM
Replies: 1,504
Views: 193,760
Well, the bleeding is done for the day. At...

Well, the bleeding is done for the day. At close, the S&P 500 is down 3.3% from yesterday, and 4.8% from last Wednesdayís close. Nasdaq is down 4.1% from yesterday, and 7.5% from last Wednesdayís...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Personal Finance/Investing 10-10-2018, 04:02 PM
Replies: 1,504
Views: 193,760
If itís more than just typical volatility, my...

If itís more than just typical volatility, my Ďrebalance-liteí strategy should help soften the blow a bit. For the past few months, Iíve been dumping new money into a savings account rather than the...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Personal Finance/Investing 10-10-2018, 01:01 PM
Replies: 1,504
Views: 193,760
I tend to buy broad market indices rather than...

I tend to buy broad market indices rather than specific stocks, so Vanguard works well for me. I have an old 401(k) there from a former employer, so it was pretty simple to open a brokerage account...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Personal Finance/Investing 10-10-2018, 12:35 PM
Replies: 1,504
Views: 193,760
Big losses so far today following a solid week of...

Big losses so far today following a solid week of losses across the board. The S&P 500 is down around 3% from this point a week ago. I think a lot of us have been expecting a major...
Forum: General Actuarial 10-10-2018, 12:20 PM
Replies: 1,846
Views: 160,103
The FSA-GI credential reminds me a lot of the...

The FSA-GI credential reminds me a lot of the Google+ initiative. Google was so focused on creating a platform comparable to Facebook that they never stopped to ask why such a platform was needed. ...
Forum: Software & Technology 10-09-2018, 06:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,609
When I was just starting out, I worked with...

When I was just starting out, I worked with someone that asked me to check the calculations in their spreadsheet. I agreed, and once they sent their file, I instantly noticed that all the numbers...
Forum: Sports 10-04-2018, 05:08 PM
Replies: 465
Views: 36,128
Last WS win by each remaining team: HOU:...

Last WS win by each remaining team:

HOU: 2017
BOS: 2013
NYY: 2009
ATL: 1995
COL: Never (First season 1993)
LAD: 1988
MIL: Never (First season 1969 as the Seattle Pilots)
CLE: 1948
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 10-03-2018, 06:06 PM
Replies: 299
Views: 11,206
I didnít look at the link, but $10M is insane. ...

I didnít look at the link, but $10M is insane. Does she make any reasonable arguments for it? At $10M, you can take half the balance and stick it in a completely risk free online savings account...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 10-02-2018, 02:25 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,109
If something is so time sensitive that taking a...

If something is so time sensitive that taking a break to grab lunch prevents you from meeting the deadline, the manager should schedule a working lunch with food catered from a local restaurant (at...
Forum: General Actuarial 10-01-2018, 12:42 PM
Replies: 61
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My college experience is 10-15 years old at this...

My college experience is 10-15 years old at this point, so it might not be as relevant anymore, but people typically donít start taking exams until their junior or senior years of college. There are...
Forum: General Actuarial 09-27-2018, 10:54 AM
Replies: 211
Views: 16,684
How do people abstaining from the vote count per...

How do people abstaining from the vote count per the SOA/CAS bylaws? Hypothetically, if there are 10,000 FSAs, 6,000 of them vote yes to the merger, 2,000 vote no, and 2,000 don’t vote at all, you...
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