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Forum: Property - Casualty / General Insurance 08-27-2018, 12:49 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 33,873
Posted By Buck Chambers
I was at a company that was acquired. They...

I was at a company that was acquired. They tagged some of us as key employees and we got a special stock option grant that vested two years after the close of the acquisition. The market value of...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Personal Finance/Investing 04-20-2018, 02:24 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 7,707
Posted By Buck Chambers
Weekly shopping at Aldi plus monthly Sam's...

Weekly shopping at Aldi plus monthly Sam's shopping for a family of four has run between $450-$800 over the last 12 months. We eat out maybe 4-6 times a month.
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 04-18-2018, 09:20 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,476
Posted By Buck Chambers
As an actuary who makes the majority of his...

As an actuary who makes the majority of his income through contract work, tax reform has been very kind to me. It will save me between $12-15k depending on where I fall in my expected income range....
Forum: Non-Actuarial Personal Finance/Investing 03-09-2017, 02:25 PM
Replies: 883
Views: 118,131
Posted By Buck Chambers
I don't think that you understand how the chase...

I don't think that you understand how the chase points work. The 50% bonus is only when you book through the chase website (so you could book $1,500 for 100K points). If you transfer the points to...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Personal Finance/Investing 01-19-2017, 04:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 872
Posted By Buck Chambers
I would argue that if you can afford it then you...

I would argue that if you can afford it then you are better to wait. Even if the benefits are actuarially equivalent that doesn't mean that there isn't a better choice. If you die early then you...
Forum: General Actuarial 01-11-2017, 09:51 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,543
Posted By Buck Chambers
I really liked the exam process. My company had...

I really liked the exam process. My company had a fairly generous study hour program and I never needed additional time of my own. I loved that study time could be so flexible (use study time for...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Personal Finance/Investing 12-01-2016, 09:31 AM
Replies: 272
Views: 32,967
Posted By Buck Chambers
Your 1 and 2 need to be reversed. Assuming that...

Your 1 and 2 need to be reversed. Assuming that you are getting a reasonable employer match (50%+) then the employer match is a better deal than the HSA hands down. I also think that unless you are...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 11-22-2016, 10:04 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 3,555
Posted By Buck Chambers
21, $220K, 2180 sf

21, $220K, 2180 sf
Forum: Non-Actuarial Personal Finance/Investing 10-22-2016, 01:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,406
Posted By Buck Chambers
Why would you want to max out the 401k prior to...

Why would you want to max out the 401k prior to contributing to a Roth? Diversification from a tax perspective makes a lot of sense.
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 10-07-2016, 10:15 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 2,985
Posted By Buck Chambers
Contact Amazon. Your integrity is worth more...

Contact Amazon. Your integrity is worth more than a kindle.
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 07-17-2016, 08:05 AM
Replies: 188
Views: 16,426
Posted By Buck Chambers
I thought this week's puzzle was ok. I came up...

I thought this week's puzzle was ok. I came up with the solution by solving several easy cases. I was pleasantly surprised by how concise the answer was.
Forum: Non-Actuarial Personal Finance/Investing 07-07-2016, 12:11 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,576
Posted By Buck Chambers
I used to struggle with guilt about spending more...

I used to struggle with guilt about spending more than I "needed" to. I found that making a budget helped give my conscience permission to enjoy the indulgences. I think that in my mind I tended to...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 07-03-2016, 09:50 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 16,426
Posted By Buck Chambers
I am not a tennis expert but I believe the best...

I am not a tennis expert but I believe the best starting score is 6-0, 6-0, 6-6 up 6-0 in the tiebreaker. That gives you 6 straight match points. The calculation is pretty trivial at that point but...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 05-20-2016, 09:30 AM
Replies: 188
Views: 16,426
Posted By Buck Chambers
I thought this week's was on the easier side. It...

I thought this week's was on the easier side. It felt like a question that could have been on exam P.
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 04-01-2016, 02:52 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 16,426
Posted By Buck Chambers
No elegance for me. I just looked at the...

No elegance for me. I just looked at the non-unique products. When Pete doesn't know right away that tells Susan that Pete doesn't have a unique product. Susan doesn't know with that information...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 04-01-2016, 01:53 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 16,426
Posted By Buck Chambers
My answer for this week's puzzle. It seemed too...

My answer for this week's puzzle. It seemed too easy which always makes me nervous.

[[spoiler removed]]
Forum: Careers - Employment 05-21-2015, 05:20 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,278
Posted By Buck Chambers
They are in different industries or at the very...

They are in different industries or at the very least different sectors of the industry. There is no potential overlap.

I hear what you are saying about the rest of it. Good food for thought.
Forum: Careers - Employment 05-21-2015, 04:45 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,278
Posted By Buck Chambers
I am thinking $300/hour is a reasonable offer. ...

I am thinking $300/hour is a reasonable offer. It is a rate that I wouldn't mind giving up a weekend or a Saturday for but it isn't so much that it should make them feel like I am trying to take...
Forum: Careers - Employment 05-21-2015, 04:00 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,278
Posted By Buck Chambers
This is actually right about where my head was.

This is actually right about where my head was.
Forum: Careers - Employment 05-21-2015, 03:59 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,278
Posted By Buck Chambers
I was thinking of $250-$500/hr with the lower end...

I was thinking of $250-$500/hr with the lower end being the floor but I didn't want to come across as trying to gauge them. I don't need the money but I would be lying if I said that I wouldn't jump...
Forum: Careers - Employment 05-21-2015, 03:46 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,278
Posted By Buck Chambers
After hour consulting

So I am moving to a new company that is in a completely different market than my current employer. My current employer is concerned because I had a lot of responsibilities and knowledge that is not...
Forum: Professional Surveys 03-17-2015, 02:11 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 8,241
Posted By Buck Chambers
This is similar to how it is for me with the...

This is similar to how it is for me with the stock portion of the bonus. Stock options are a little more complicated because I don't have to take the value of the grant until I choose to exercise...
Forum: Professional Surveys 03-17-2015, 11:43 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 8,241
Posted By Buck Chambers
How would stock options be valued? My bonus was...

How would stock options be valued? My bonus was 19% of my salary. I got an additional 10% of stock that is subject to a three year vesting period along with stock options that are valued at 10% of...
Forum: Careers - Employment 03-06-2015, 03:42 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,996
Posted By Buck Chambers
No, not yet. I think that I can probably make up...

No, not yet. I think that I can probably make up some ground there. I think if I could get within $20K it would be a no brainer for me based on my current dissatisfaction. But I don't know yet...
Forum: Careers - Employment 03-06-2015, 03:30 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,996
Posted By Buck Chambers
Yes, I am a fellow.

Yes, I am a fellow.
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