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Forum: General Actuarial 11-09-2015, 02:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,560
Posted By Barbara
Thanks. This is interesting, but I was actually...

Thanks. This is interesting, but I was actually looking for more raw data that we could play with a bit, rather than just a summary report - particularly data that shows the difference between teen...
Forum: General Actuarial 11-09-2015, 12:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,560
Posted By Barbara
Auto experience for teenage drivers?

I'm looking for a source of public data showing the difference in auto loss experience by gender, age, etc. I'm getting interrogated by my teenage son about why his auto rates are so high, and while...
Forum: Exams - General 09-24-2014, 06:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,221
Posted By Barbara
Thanks for the recommendations for Anki. I...

Thanks for the recommendations for Anki. I hadn't heard of it, but it does look like it will be what I'm after. I'll give it a try.
Forum: Exams - General 09-22-2014, 02:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,221
Posted By Barbara
Recommendations for Flashcard app?

I'm looking for an app for my phone (either iOs or Android) that I can use as flashcards to help me memorize exam info.

I will create my own flashcards, so am not looking for one with a lot of...
Forum: Software & Technology 12-06-2010, 10:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 849
Posted By Barbara
This approach still involves three separate...

This approach still involves three separate queries to do a simple summation.

Is it really impossible to sum data from two tables in a single query??
Forum: Software & Technology 12-06-2010, 01:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 849
Posted By Barbara
I realize that I can do it this way, but I have a...

I realize that I can do it this way, but I have a lot of this sort of summarization needs, and hate to have three queries for each if it's possible to do it with one.

This would be so easy in...
Forum: Software & Technology 12-05-2010, 02:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 849
Posted By Barbara
Simple (?) Access query question

I'm trying to write what looks like it should be a simple Access query.

In my (simplified) example, we have 10 accounts. Each account includes at least one building (sometimes more than one) with...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 11-19-2010, 11:18 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 533
Posted By Barbara
Continuing Care Communities

My mother is in her late 60s and is healthy and active, but is aware that the day is coming when she won't be so healthy and active. She's considering moving into a "continuing care community",...
Forum: General Actuarial 11-16-2010, 12:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,448
Posted By Barbara
Actuarial and CPCU/CLU study programs

My company is in the process of developing rules for study time, raises, reimbursements etc for professional designations (Actuarial, CPCU, CLU, etc).

Does anyone have details for their company's...
Forum: Software & Technology 09-23-2010, 12:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 801
Posted By Barbara
I've never done that. Can you do that in Access?...

I've never done that. Can you do that in Access? That takes it a step beyond my current skills, but it does appeal - if I could do that, I could link to tables in TWO old databases, which might be...
Forum: Software & Technology 09-23-2010, 09:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 801
Posted By Barbara
Protect data, allow queries in Access?

We have some old Access databases that we periodically need to pull data from. At this point, we don't want the data in those databases to change. But, we do want to be able to write a new query to...
Forum: Software & Technology 09-09-2010, 12:38 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 4,067
Posted By Barbara
Excel trends - power vs exponential

I have a number of data points to which I want to fit a trend line.

If I plot my points in a chart, I can add a trend line, and have choices of the type of trend line I want. Among those...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 08-23-2010, 12:43 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,706
Posted By Barbara
It sounds like you're already leaning towards...

It sounds like you're already leaning towards portables, but I'll add a couple of thoughts...

Many of the built-in DVD players hang from the ceiling. They look terribly uncomfortable for a little...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 08-16-2010, 09:53 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 10,340
Posted By Barbara
Rubella (German measles) is another one I'd...

Rubella (German measles) is another one I'd question. It's a harmless disease for kids, but can be very serious when caught by pregnant women. I have no problem having it be required, but require...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 06-16-2010, 02:12 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 4,589
Posted By Barbara
A year ago, I made a mistake on my federal taxes...

A year ago, I made a mistake on my federal taxes and overstated my income by $1000. I caught it this year, so filed a correction and was owed a $250 refund. I got the check yesterday -- $261.25. ...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 05-11-2010, 05:29 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,608
Posted By Barbara
If you and your wife both want to be able to...

If you and your wife both want to be able to drive the car, check on the cost (if any) for a 2nd driver. Some companies let spouses drive free, others don't. A $10 a day charge for a 2nd driver...
Forum: Software & Technology 04-23-2010, 12:51 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 551
Posted By Barbara
Access Question -- Calculated default value?

I'm working on a database for my kids' swim team. The kids do a fundraiser by getting pledges per lap, and then swimming a bunch of laps. The total pledge = (actual laps)*(pledge per lap).

Among...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 04-22-2010, 11:31 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,301
Posted By Barbara
Yes, it turned out to be a great trip, and we...

Yes, it turned out to be a great trip, and we used a lot of suggestions. We used priceline to get a great ($102 a night) rate at the Sheraton near Times Square, and that was a good place to be...
Forum: Software & Technology 04-20-2010, 11:09 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 648
Posted By Barbara
Access question -- combo box?

I'm putting together a fairly simple access database (a few tables, some forms for data entry, some reports, etc) for my kid's sports team.

I have a table for "players". Each player is assigned...
Forum: Health - Disability 04-19-2010, 01:26 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,492
Posted By Barbara
I think the effect of this totally depends upon...

I think the effect of this totally depends upon how one defines "dependents". My understanding is that this isn't really defined by the statute, and will need to be done via reg.

If "dependent"...
Forum: Software & Technology 04-09-2010, 03:41 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 3,251
Posted By Barbara
Excel 2007 question -- defining sort area

I generally like the sorting and filtering features in Excel 2007 -- they are easy and flexible and I use them all the time when looking at data. I also like that they will almost always correctly...
Forum: Careers - Employment 04-06-2010, 01:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,382
Posted By Barbara
Salary survey for non-actuarial jobs

Does anyone publish salary surveys similar to the DW Simpson one, but for non-actuarial insurance jobs?
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 04-05-2010, 10:19 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,089
Posted By Barbara
I'm another of the "know how to, but usually...

I'm another of the "know how to, but usually don't" group (my husband does, but it's now about time to teach our son and let him start being the one to do it).



I can't believe it would take...
Forum: Software & Technology 03-31-2010, 05:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,295
Posted By Barbara
Am I correct that she'll be using a separate...

Am I correct that she'll be using a separate monitor, keyboard, and mouse while at the desk, and the laptop is just functioning as a CPU? That's the setup I have.

I have a similarly cluttered...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 03-08-2010, 07:52 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,301
Posted By Barbara
Our trip is coming up, and I just re-read this...

Our trip is coming up, and I just re-read this thread. Thanks again for all the suggestions.

I took the gamble and put in a priceline bid for a hotel. We managed to get a room in the Sheraton at...
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