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Forum: Careers - Employment Yesterday, 09:35 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 983
Posted By bdschobel
Of course people can work beyond age 65. Several...

Of course people can work beyond age 65. Several well known actuaries are currently working in their 70s. This is especially true in the Federal Government, which has no mandatory retirement age.
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Forum: Careers - Employment 08-22-2019, 06:16 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 983
Posted By bdschobel
The FSA record is 69. I didn't realize the...

The FSA record is 69. I didn't realize the question referred to FCAS.

Bruce
Forum: Careers - Employment 08-22-2019, 05:30 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 983
Posted By bdschobel
Record is 69. Bruce

Record is 69.

Bruce
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 08-22-2019, 04:26 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 3,635
Posted By bdschobel
Marriages and divorces are public information....

Marriages and divorces are public information. Stop worrying so much about illusory privacy.

Bruce
Forum: Chat with the Candidates & Exam Committee 08-22-2019, 04:01 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,460
Posted By bdschobel
Fair point. Bruce

Fair point.

Bruce
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 08-22-2019, 03:11 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 3,635
Posted By bdschobel
I enjoyed my conversations with him, both on-line...

I enjoyed my conversations with him, both on-line and in person. But I never believed his rap about being some young tycoon who has nonstop sex with every woman he desires. It was a bit absurd, to be...
Forum: Chat with the Candidates & Exam Committee 08-22-2019, 02:21 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,460
Posted By bdschobel
I think it would be a good thing for the SOA to...

I think it would be a good thing for the SOA to get involved in some of the AAA's areas of interest. It would be better for the actuarial profession. I see no reason for the SOA to protect the AAA by...
Forum: Chat with the Candidates & Exam Committee 08-22-2019, 01:57 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,460
Posted By bdschobel
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http://www.actuarialoutpost.com/actuarial_discussion_forum/showpost.php?p=9694738&postcount=35

Bruce
Forum: Chat with the Candidates & Exam Committee 08-22-2019, 12:51 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,674
Posted By bdschobel
Well, that was over 50 years ago. I really can't...

Well, that was over 50 years ago. I really can't say for sure what people back then were thinking. One obvious issue is wanting to avoid duplicative and possibly contradictory regulations. Actuaries...
Forum: Chat with the Candidates & Exam Committee 08-22-2019, 11:23 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,674
Posted By bdschobel
OK, I can provide a summary that's not too...

OK, I can provide a summary that's not too terribly long.

When the SOA was formed (through merger of two predecessor organizations) in 1949, it was a 501(c)(6) organization. Contributions to a...
Forum: Chat with the Candidates & Exam Committee 08-22-2019, 03:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 367
Posted By bdschobel
The IAA was hugely expensive for large U.S.-based...

The IAA was hugely expensive for large U.S.-based organizations, which were assessed per-member dues. The U.S. pays a disproportionate share of IAA expenses. That will still be true, because SOA and...
Forum: Chat with the Candidates & Exam Committee 08-22-2019, 02:54 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,460
Posted By bdschobel
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http://www.actuarialoutpost.com/actuarial_discussion_forum/showthread.php?p=9694537#post9694537

Bruce
Forum: Chat with the Candidates & Exam Committee 08-22-2019, 02:32 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,674
Posted By bdschobel
Finally, on the matter of changing the SOA's...

Finally, on the matter of changing the SOA's legal status from 501(c)(3) to 501(c)(6), I finally decided to vote in favor of the change. This is a complicated subject with a very long history dating...
Forum: Chat with the Candidates & Exam Committee 08-22-2019, 02:21 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,674
Posted By bdschobel
I met Brian more than 30 years ago, when he...

I met Brian more than 30 years ago, when he joined an exam committee that I chaired. He's a great actuary and really a wonderful person who will definitely get my vote.

So will Greg Fann, who has...
Forum: Chat with the Candidates & Exam Committee 08-22-2019, 02:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,988
Posted By bdschobel
I have served with Ali Zaker on the SIPF section...

I have served with Ali Zaker on the SIPF section council, where he is running for a second term. I believe this would be his first term on the Health Section council, if he wins. I'm not a fan of...
Forum: Chat with the Candidates & Exam Committee 08-22-2019, 02:06 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,674
Posted By bdschobel
As many AOers know, I served on the SOA Board for...

As many AOers know, I served on the SOA Board for nine years, 2001-10, including as president during 2007-08. During that long period, I knew or got to know just about everyone serving in any kind of...
Forum: TV Shows, Movies, Books, etc 08-14-2019, 12:42 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 6,696
Posted By bdschobel
I agree: ...

I agree:

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.forbes.com/sites/erikkain/2019/08/14/the-handmaids-tale-season-3-episode-13-review-mayday-is-a-tense-frustrating-finale/amp/

Bruce
Forum: TV Shows, Movies, Books, etc 08-01-2019, 09:49 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 6,696
Posted By bdschobel
I may be in the minority here, but this season...

I may be in the minority here, but this season just seems stupid to me. June does all sorts of things that would get anyone else killed, and nothing happens to her. She has a powerful commander...
Forum: TV Shows, Movies, Books, etc 07-15-2019, 05:47 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 6,696
Posted By bdschobel
Absolutely. Read the on-line reviews. All the...

Absolutely. Read the on-line reviews. All the professional reviewers HATE this season. They spend much of their time pondering which episode was the worst! Lots of contenders, for sure.

Bruce
Forum: Pension - Social Security 06-11-2019, 10:04 AM
Replies: 1,384
Views: 282,331
Posted By bdschobel
The law prohibits negative COLAs. Bruce

The law prohibits negative COLAs.

Bruce
Forum: TV Shows, Movies, Books, etc 06-10-2019, 12:14 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 6,696
Posted By bdschobel
Part of my problem is that she's treated so...

Part of my problem is that she's treated so differently from the other handmaids. They get into all sorts of trouble for trivial things, while Offred (or Ofjoseph now) does even worse and gets away...
Forum: TV Shows, Movies, Books, etc 06-10-2019, 09:07 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 6,696
Posted By bdschobel
They released three episodes last Wednesday. I...

They released three episodes last Wednesday. I watched them. More coming this Wednesday. Not bad, but starting to get stupid. She can’t just do anything she likes without consequences.

Bruce
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 06-04-2019, 01:03 PM
Replies: 1,453
Views: 130,605
Posted By bdschobel
Same here. It really was easy. Bruce

Same here. It really was easy.

Bruce
Forum: Pension - Social Security 06-04-2019, 01:01 PM
Replies: 1,384
Views: 282,331
Posted By bdschobel
Correct. The $132,900 number will rise as it does...

Correct. The $132,900 number will rise as it does under present law, while the $400,000 number would be frozen. Eventually, the first number would rise above $400,000, at which time all earnings...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 06-04-2019, 10:44 AM
Replies: 1,453
Views: 130,605
Posted By bdschobel
Obviously, he was trying to win, if for no other...

Obviously, he was trying to win, if for no other reason than to beat Ken Jennings' records (and to get more money!). He just had bad luck with the three daily doubles: getting the first one too early...
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