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Forum: Buy & Sell Actuarial Study Materials 03-31-2018, 09:26 PM
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Posted By SouthernGeek
Selling Actuarial Mathematics 2nd Edition by Bowers, Gerber, Hickman, Jones, Nesbitt

This is the big Actuarial Mathematics textbook, 2nd edition. I don't need this book anymore because I'm not working as an actuary anymore. It's in excellent condition and comes with the dust...
Forum: ERM Exam 06-05-2013, 10:22 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,440
Posted By SouthernGeek
Any update on this? I would benefit greatly from...

Any update on this? I would benefit greatly from being forced to sit in a classroom and absorb the material. Online seminars are not nearly as effective for me.
Forum: Modules 6-8 03-26-2012, 04:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,000
Posted By SouthernGeek
I'm starting it today. PM me if you want to set...

I'm starting it today. PM me if you want to set up a group.
Forum: Modules 6-8 03-26-2012, 04:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,863
Posted By SouthernGeek
Confirmed

Confirmed
Forum: Modules 6-8 10-25-2011, 07:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,013
Posted By SouthernGeek
Me too.

Me too.
Forum: Modules 6-8 10-20-2011, 11:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,117
Posted By SouthernGeek
And me too... I'm starting tomorrow evening.

And me too... I'm starting tomorrow evening.
Forum: Modules 1-5 12-07-2010, 06:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,166
Posted By SouthernGeek
Using assignment text in memos?

Is it okay to use the text of the assignment description in memos I submit as part of end-of-module exercises, or do I have to cite the assignment?
Forum: Short-Term Actuarial Math 05-03-2010, 07:58 PM
Replies: 607
Views: 59,705
Posted By SouthernGeek
As an actuary, you should know better! (If your...

As an actuary, you should know better! (If your guesses are truly random they should be independent of each other and the other answers).
Forum: Short-Term Actuarial Math 05-03-2010, 07:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,264
Posted By SouthernGeek
I think if you can do the ASM exams well then...

I think if you can do the ASM exams well then you'll be able to do the real thing. However, ASM doesn't seem to have nearly as many of the "twist" type questions that the SOA loves so much.
Forum: Short-Term Actuarial Math 05-03-2010, 07:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,306
Posted By SouthernGeek
Right, except: z_{(1-\alpha) /2}...

Right, except:

z_{(1-\alpha) /2} \quad\ne\quad z_{1\,-\,\alpha /2}
Forum: Short-Term Actuarial Math 05-01-2010, 11:17 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 210,677
Posted By SouthernGeek
Here are most of the formulas needed for the...

Here are most of the formulas needed for the exam, including shortcuts for payment per payment distributions, mixture distributions, common conjugacy relationships, exact credibility, and several...
Forum: Short-Term Actuarial Math 05-01-2010, 10:59 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,842
Posted By SouthernGeek
If you intend for your guesses to truly be...

If you intend for your guesses to truly be randomly distributed, then they should be independent of each other and all the other answers....
Forum: Short-Term Actuarial Math 05-01-2010, 10:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,644
Posted By SouthernGeek
Something to keep in mind is that the D statistic...

Something to keep in mind is that the D statistic doesn't follow one specific distribution - its distribution depends on the distribution of the model that's being tested. That means even though...
Forum: Short-Term Actuarial Math 05-01-2010, 10:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,088
Posted By SouthernGeek
The rule of thumb is that you choose the first...

The rule of thumb is that you choose the first x_i where F_X^{}(x_i) is strictly greater than the random number. This also gets the right result at the boundary cases.

In this case, Pr(X \le 1) =...
Forum: Short-Term Actuarial Math 05-01-2010, 10:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,113
Posted By SouthernGeek
I'm going to be memorizing formulas that are...

I'm going to be memorizing formulas that are still a bit tricky to me by copying them down until I can't stand it any more. This will ensure that my hand will be good and tired before the exam.
Forum: Careers - Employment 03-22-2010, 10:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,577
Posted By SouthernGeek
+1. The best way to learn is by doing. Find...

+1. The best way to learn is by doing. Find excuses to make spreadsheets (finances, shopping lists, etc.)
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 02-10-2010, 12:13 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,191
Posted By SouthernGeek
Hot.

Hot.
Forum: Careers - Employment 01-19-2010, 12:32 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,257
Posted By SouthernGeek
I'm tempted to create an account on that site...

I'm tempted to create an account on that site just so I can call those people idiots on the Internet. Hey guys did you know that all our jobs are moving to India?
Forum: Investment / Financial Markets 01-10-2010, 08:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,316
Posted By SouthernGeek
Don't bother: It doesn't relate to the...

Don't bother:


It doesn't relate to the exam material nearly as well as ASM
You won't have time to learn all of the theory behind what you're doing, and that's the only reason you'd buy DM
...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 12-22-2009, 01:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 850
Posted By SouthernGeek
What would this change, again?

What would this change, again?
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 12-22-2009, 01:29 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 3,917
Posted By SouthernGeek
If 2009 was a thread, its posts would be unevenly...

If 2009 was a thread, its posts would be unevenly distributed among the members of this community.
Forum: Long-Term Actuarial Math 12-03-2009, 07:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,493
Posted By SouthernGeek
This is certainly not true for everyone. Other...

This is certainly not true for everyone. Other topics that can be tricky are:


Balducci / UDD (I say skip Balducci entirely)
mth'ly functions (annuities, etc.)
Reserves (particularly the...
Forum: Careers - Employment 12-03-2009, 07:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,743
Posted By SouthernGeek
QFT. Major bonus points if you can relate those...

QFT. Major bonus points if you can relate those experiences back to insurance/actuarial work by showing good business skills, etc.
Forum: Short-Term Actuarial Math 11-17-2009, 12:09 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 26,040
Posted By SouthernGeek
If you are prepared for the exam, you should be...

If you are prepared for the exam, you should be able to tell whether a question will be tedious, and skip it and come back later if you have time.
Forum: Long-Term Actuarial Math 11-04-2009, 03:17 PM
Replies: 264
Views: 29,752
Posted By SouthernGeek
That should be all you need... you can split the...

That should be all you need... you can split the \,_2p_x^{(\tau)} into each year, and use the fact that if the forces of each decrement are proportional to each other, then the q_x^{(j)}'s have the...
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