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Forum: General Actuarial 08-21-2019, 08:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 670
Posted By NchooseK
Unrelated to my assignment--I just used the fund...

Unrelated to my assignment--I just used the fund as an example.

Company value wasn't the term I meant to use, even though I inexplicably boldfaced and repeated it many times.

I am reaching...
Forum: General Actuarial 08-21-2019, 02:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 670
Posted By NchooseK
The FA, yes. The gag-order is on the IA.

The FA, yes. The gag-order is on the IA.
Forum: General Actuarial 08-21-2019, 02:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 670
Posted By NchooseK
Thank you!

Thank you!
Forum: General Actuarial 08-21-2019, 01:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 670
Posted By NchooseK
Question: Taxpayer-funded Govt charity--Company Value

Hi. This question is motivated by a fictitious Govt-sponsored charity I have been asked to consider for my FAP Final Assessment (FA).

If you haven't had the pleasure of gnawing away at the the...
Forum: Software & Technology 08-20-2019, 09:37 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 6,628
Posted By NchooseK
I built a monster several years ago: $4300...

I built a monster several years ago: $4300 computer + $500 monitor + $200 breaking stuff = $5k.

Then I paid a professional to redo the wires VERY neatly so I could show the damned thing off (clear...
Forum: Careers - Employment 07-31-2019, 10:37 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,802
Posted By NchooseK
Passing PA was a formality considering I had...

Passing PA was a formality considering I had completed a masters in applied stat, but I nonetheless celebrated with a filet at a nice steakhouse.

Passing FA meant I learned something, so my family...
Forum: Probability 07-31-2019, 05:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 878
Posted By NchooseK
We should pool our Prometric experiences and...

We should pool our Prometric experiences and compile them into a book. It would be hilarious.

I take like nine different medications four times a day. I bring about four of them into the test...
Forum: Financial Mathematics 07-31-2019, 05:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 557
Posted By NchooseK
This is similar in spirit to the way I approach...

This is similar in spirit to the way I approach items that either require memorization or are more conveniently memorized. I take practice quizzes and exams early and often, and find it more helpful...
Forum: Modules 6-8 07-30-2019, 03:14 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 745
Posted By NchooseK
The full prompt asks us to recommend reports that...

The full prompt asks us to recommend reports that should be produced to monitor the results to provide a warning that the fund is not performing as intended.

The intended performance of the fund...
Forum: Modules 6-8 07-29-2019, 11:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 942
Posted By NchooseK
So you have given an appropriate risk metric. ...

So you have given an appropriate risk metric. Did you give a return metric?
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 07-29-2019, 10:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 521
Posted By NchooseK
Thank you for the kind words, though I wouldn't...

Thank you for the kind words, though I wouldn't say I possessed great self-awareness until hitting my 20s. From pre-kindergarten on, I received so much praise for math that my big head probably...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 07-29-2019, 10:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 521
Posted By NchooseK
And English teacher once told me a good writer is...

And English teacher once told me a good writer is a good reader. I relayed this back when I tutored. The material doesn't have to be appropriate, just well-written.
Forum: Modules 6-8 07-27-2019, 02:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 942
Posted By NchooseK
I advise against the mean. The contribution...

I advise against the mean. The contribution amount should in all but the rarest cases cushion you against insolvency or being unable to meet obligations..

read the doc.

gl
Forum: Modules 6-8 07-27-2019, 02:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 942
Posted By NchooseK
This is helpful. Read it all.

This is helpful. Read it all.
Forum: Modules 6-8 07-27-2019, 02:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 942
Posted By NchooseK
The value kicked out by the model? As in the 1st...

The value kicked out by the model? As in the 1st sheet (named 'Model') of the excel document? That is 1 of 1000 simulations. Don't use that if that is what you mean.
Forum: Modules 6-8 07-27-2019, 02:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 942
Posted By NchooseK
Well you need to be conservative, because not...

Well you need to be conservative, because not being able to pay any tuitional obligation is unacceptable and utter failure.

You should also be mindful of the investment objective to act in the...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 07-27-2019, 01:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 521
Posted By NchooseK
I had an epiphany researching Task 2 and I...

I had an epiphany researching Task 2 and I believe I have a very novel solution that I back up with confidence.

FWIW, I am reporting separate risk and return metrics and explaining how they can be...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 07-27-2019, 01:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 521
Posted By NchooseK
Hahaha good looking out! I spend a lot of time...

Hahaha good looking out! I spend a lot of time whittling down my writing. But I sure like to ramble on here! In fact, I usually make 20 drafts of these things, because I don't want to waste the...
Forum: Long-Term Actuarial Math 07-27-2019, 01:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,248
Posted By NchooseK
Whoever chose the tiny double-sided tables should...

Whoever chose the tiny double-sided tables should be forced to use single-ply green toilet paper reduced proportionally to those wretched tables.
Forum: Modules 6-8 07-27-2019, 01:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,303
Posted By NchooseK
Scratch table as in writing your excel functions...

Scratch table as in writing your excel functions and trying to see the intermediate results and other relationships? If you did that, back the file up and get rid of anything that doesn't belong. ...
Forum: Long-Term Actuarial Math 07-27-2019, 12:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,248
Posted By NchooseK
Print the tables at 30% of the original size on...

Print the tables at 30% of the original size on double-sided sea-foam green.

Carefully staple them together so at least 2 percent of the tables are not visible.

Break the staple as fast as you...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 07-27-2019, 12:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 521
Posted By NchooseK
Writing

I wrote on a 3rd grade level when I was in 7th grade.

I devoted myself to not being just "math-smart" in high school. I asked a few teachers to challenge me and to the biggest hardass I made no...
Forum: Modules 6-8 07-27-2019, 11:07 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 561
Posted By NchooseK
Short? No. Glib? No. Helpful? Insightful? ...

Short? No.
Glib? No.
Helpful? Insightful? Yes!

I really appreciate your perspective.

Responses to your responses:

Preamble: Spot on.
Forum: Modules 6-8 07-27-2019, 09:55 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 561
Posted By NchooseK
CDEF: Pls clarify "the management of the education fund" & and other ?s

I am not asking for a single answer or even hint to any Tasks. Either my copy of the assignment sheet has invisible ink, or FAP is just being FAP. I really appreciate responses--even just your best...
Forum: Exam PA: Predictive Analytics 06-26-2019, 10:15 PM
Replies: 794
Views: 133,725
Posted By NchooseK
It appears those who unhurriedly finished will...

It appears those who unhurriedly finished will pass. But what do I know?
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