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Forum: Life 06-28-2017, 05:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,663
Posted By btmagnetw
Statutory mortality tables by year

Where can I find a list of what Statutory mortality table was prescribed in any given year? I'm having trouble locating a precise source for this but feel like it should be everywhere...
Forum: Careers - Employment 05-17-2017, 07:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,455
Posted By btmagnetw
Like, 20% or so? Don't know how to format tables...

Like, 20% or so? Don't know how to format tables here.

Salary 60,000 78.4%
$250/paycheck company cost for health/life benefits 6,500 8.5%
6% 401k matching 3,600 4.7%
5% annual bonus ...
Forum: General Actuarial 03-29-2017, 04:19 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 54,958
Posted By btmagnetw
Since you asked, I heard this book is a massive...

Since you asked, I heard this book is a massive waste of money and repeats the same advice you find all over this forum.
Forum: General 03-29-2017, 04:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,052
Posted By btmagnetw
Since you asked, I heard this book is a massive...

Since you asked, I heard this book is a massive waste of money and repeats the same advice you find all over this forum.
Forum: Careers - Employment 03-01-2017, 11:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,876
Posted By btmagnetw
No No No, but less definitively than the...

No
No
No, but less definitively than the previous two questions.
I don't, but if you have 'leadership' interests, then sure.
Assuming it's not taking up space for something else, sure.
Don't...
Forum: Careers - Employment 03-01-2017, 11:34 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,954
Posted By btmagnetw
Use a recruiter if you 1) are unsure in your...

Use a recruiter if you 1) are unsure in your ability to sell yourself or 2) don't have time to search for all the possible job openings at companies you're looking to move to. Otherwise, in my...
Forum: Actuarial Educators and Research 02-14-2017, 03:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 12,843
Posted By btmagnetw
1. Why does your website say "LIMITED QUANTITY...

1. Why does your website say "LIMITED QUANTITY AVAILABLE"? How many are you planning to print and why won't you print more to meet demand?

2. Why does it say "Get My FREE Copy Now" when the book...
Forum: Actuarial Educators and Research 02-14-2017, 03:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 12,843
Posted By btmagnetw
Why would someone pay money for a book rather...

Why would someone pay money for a book rather than read the vast amount of material already available on the Outpost, r/actuary, etc.? Westley hasn't written a book - are you telling me your advice...
Forum: Careers - Employment 01-31-2017, 11:22 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,201
Posted By btmagnetw
I'll be blunt - your odds of landing an EL job...

I'll be blunt - your odds of landing an EL job through the normal channels look very slim. It's hard to imagine your resume would ever get through an HR filter.

I think your best chances are if...
Forum: Life Finance and Valuation Exam 01-30-2017, 06:36 PM
Replies: 347
Views: 40,086
Posted By btmagnetw
The pace you go through the entire breadth of...

The pace you go through the entire breadth of material accelerates like crazy as you get closer to the exam. You might spend first 1.5-2 months going through all the material just ONCE.

After...
Forum: Careers - Employment 01-19-2017, 06:23 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,107
Posted By btmagnetw
The videos for Becker prep course alone take...

The videos for Becker prep course alone take about 30 hours to view, which is about the same as length as the Infinite Actuary videos for an upper level exam. That should give you an idea of the...
Forum: Careers - Employment 01-19-2017, 11:33 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,107
Posted By btmagnetw
Everyone here advocating taking the CPA exams on...

Everyone here advocating taking the CPA exams on the path to getting an actuarial job probably have no idea what the CPA exams are like. Now it's true that the CPA exams are much easier than...
Forum: General Actuarial 01-09-2017, 12:23 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 6,406
Posted By btmagnetw
During exams 1-4, I remember I genuinely told...

During exams 1-4, I remember I genuinely told people I'd rather be taking these exams than not because of the steady climb in compensation that it brings.

During the end of the prelims phase, I...
Forum: Careers - Employment 01-09-2017, 11:18 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,709
Posted By btmagnetw
lol @ people calling my last post trolling when...

lol @ people calling my last post trolling when it was an obvious joke, but posts/threads like this are ok here.
Forum: Careers - Employment 01-05-2017, 05:55 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,905
Posted By btmagnetw
Most people don't use recruiters during freshman...

Most people don't use recruiters during freshman year of college, but they at least have a handful of recruiters' contact info in their back pocket. Those who wait until junior or senior year of...
Forum: Life Pricing Exam 12-30-2016, 11:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,535
Posted By btmagnetw
I used TIA for LP and LFV then PAK for LRM. I...

I used TIA for LP and LFV then PAK for LRM. I thought PAK was better but maybe that was just because LRM was shorter and less painful to study for?

One thing I'll point out is that I think you'll...
Forum: Life Risk Management Exam 11-21-2016, 04:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,499
Posted By btmagnetw
Just wanted to say that LRM was my final exam,...

Just wanted to say that LRM was my final exam, the first one I used PAK for, and my first 10. Not saying they are solely responsible, as I put in the same number of hours that I did for LP and LFV;...
Forum: Resume & Cover Letter Advice Forum 09-20-2016, 10:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,033
Posted By btmagnetw
Resumes for Fellows (or just experienced actuaries)

I could only find 2 other threads on this topic, one from 2008 and one from 2012, so I thought it was a good time for a new one.

1. If you're a fellow, do you still include the ACTUARIAL EXAMS /...
Forum: Careers - Employment 08-09-2016, 10:28 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,851
Posted By btmagnetw
Words cannot describe how happy I am to have...

Words cannot describe how happy I am to have fallen into the life track where the travel time from ASA to FSA is 1.5 years.
Forum: Life Finance and Valuation Exam 10-13-2015, 12:45 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 497
Posted By btmagnetw
Forum: Modules 6-8 02-28-2014, 01:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 998
Posted By btmagnetw
Forum: Short-Term Actuarial Math 09-20-2013, 11:58 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,290
Posted By btmagnetw
Forum: Short-Term Actuarial Math 08-20-2013, 12:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,387
Posted By btmagnetw
Forum: Careers - Employment 08-15-2013, 04:42 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,431
Posted By btmagnetw
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Forum: Short-Term Actuarial Math 08-05-2013, 04:51 PM
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Views: 822
Posted By btmagnetw
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