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Forum: General Actuarial 09-28-2018, 09:30 AM
Replies: 1,190
Views: 99,682
Posted By Salzmann
And that picture explains why the SOA wants a...

And that picture explains why the SOA wants a merger/takeover. I fail to see what's in it for CAS members.
Forum: General Actuarial 09-26-2018, 12:36 PM
Replies: 1,190
Views: 99,682
Posted By Salzmann
This CAS member is very unhappy. The SOA has...

This CAS member is very unhappy. The SOA has been trying to take over for decades. If the American C0llege of Obstetricians and Gynecologists has never seen fir t merge with the American College of...
Forum: Property - Casualty / General Insurance 09-20-2018, 04:27 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,386
Posted By Salzmann
[grumbly font] Retired members used to be able to...

[grumbly font] Retired members used to be able to register for free. Then so many of us baby boomers showed up to eat all the hors d'oeuvres and drink all the booze that now they charge us half the...
Forum: Property - Casualty / General Insurance 09-12-2018, 07:23 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,386
Posted By Salzmann
I just put in a request to Join the group; will...

I just put in a request to Join the group; will be coming in Sunday and leaving Tuesday AM but would still like to get a chance to meet people.
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 09-08-2018, 03:22 PM
Replies: 660
Views: 35,380
Posted By Salzmann
One of my friends on FB posted that he was a good...

One of my friends on FB posted that he was a good husband for patiently waiting while his wife (a large, beautiful woman) and teenage daughter (who had inherited Mom's build) were ordering...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 09-08-2018, 12:15 PM
Replies: 660
Views: 35,380
Posted By Salzmann
Well, maybe, if I'm in the country. Leaving for...

Well, maybe, if I'm in the country. Leaving for Scotland in a couple of weeks.

Do I have to bring a wet T-shirt?
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 09-08-2018, 11:39 AM
Replies: 660
Views: 35,380
Posted By Salzmann
I haven't read this whole discussion but let me...

I haven't read this whole discussion but let me give you the perspective of a 65-year old woman.

I stopped wearing a bra in the 1970s. They were constricting, oppressive, an evil conspiracy by...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 08-23-2018, 02:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 356
Posted By Salzmann
Great timing- the Academy is close to releasing a...

Great timing- the Academy is close to releasing a white paper on travel insurance.

I'm not in favor of excessive regulation but this is a complicated product. As the previous poster noted, even...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 08-22-2018, 06:26 PM
Replies: 605
Views: 48,053
Posted By Salzmann
You win! :) Haven't been there but loved...

You win! :) Haven't been there but loved Dubrovnik.
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 08-22-2018, 06:25 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,042
Posted By Salzmann
That plastic bit is a deal-breaker for me. I...

That plastic bit is a deal-breaker for me. I will not cook food in plastic, even at low temps.
Forum: Non-Actuarial Personal Finance/Investing 08-22-2018, 06:19 PM
Replies: 891
Views: 122,622
Posted By Salzmann
I've used my Fidelity 2% cash back card for just...

I've used my Fidelity 2% cash back card for just about everything the last couple of years- the rebates go straight into my travel budget and there's no devaluation of rewards that you can get with...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 08-22-2018, 05:30 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 3,857
Posted By Salzmann
Leasing never made sense to me, especially with...

Leasing never made sense to me, especially with the surcharges for excess mileage.

I bought 3 cars new; my reasoning was that they'd last longer and that would make up the extra cost. I was...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 08-22-2018, 05:09 PM
Replies: 605
Views: 48,053
Posted By Salzmann
Sorry- I'm going to be in Edinburgh! I...

Sorry- I'm going to be in Edinburgh!

I hope I can make another one, though. Are they usually mentioned in NAT? I haven't been on here for awhile.

I AM planning to be in Honolulu for the CAS...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 08-22-2018, 03:56 PM
Replies: 605
Views: 48,053
Posted By Salzmann
I'm retired- was able to travel while working,...

I'm retired- was able to travel while working, sometimes on the company dime (helped that I worked for companies with offices outside of North America most of my career). I was able to add...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 08-22-2018, 10:21 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,776
Posted By Salzmann
I agree on not choosing First- got upgraded to...

I agree on not choosing First- got upgraded to that once from a Business fare between the US and London. Meal service was more lavish and dragged out over a longer time (they'd serve it all at once...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 08-22-2018, 10:14 AM
Replies: 605
Views: 48,053
Posted By Salzmann
Wow- what a cautionary tale! I admire your sense...

Wow- what a cautionary tale! I admire your sense of adventure- I'm 65 and have visited 35 countries using the list on the Travelers Century Club site (they cheat a bit; England, Scotland and Wales...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 08-12-2018, 08:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 520
Posted By Salzmann
Sounds like you're on the path to early...

Sounds like you're on the path to early retirement! I hang out on a Board at early-retirement.org (I retired at 61, whcih isn't that early) and there are a lot of people stashing away everything they...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 08-12-2018, 08:44 AM
Replies: 341
Views: 13,299
Posted By Salzmann
Yes, but on the frequent flyer site where I hang...

Yes, but on the frequent flyer site where I hang out, when they started charging for checked bags over a certain weight, one poster dryly observed that the airlines care about their employees'...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 08-11-2018, 08:31 PM
Replies: 341
Views: 13,299
Posted By Salzmann
Even if you don't have a membership you can buy a...

Even if you don't have a membership you can buy a Day pass for $50 or $60. I've thrown myself on the mercy of lounge attendants when I missed connections and they've been able to do magic. It gets...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Personal Finance/Investing 08-10-2018, 08:06 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,251
Posted By Salzmann
Ha. Try paying the mortgage when your husband...

Ha. Try paying the mortgage when your husband loses his job and is unemployed (excuse me, "starting a business") for the last 5 years of the marriage.

I don't post here often- retired 4 years ago,...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Personal Finance/Investing 07-13-2018, 08:52 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 8,465
Posted By Salzmann
Another practical reason to keep your mortgage-...

Another practical reason to keep your mortgage- continuing to make extra principal payments will reduce the balance and shorten the payoff time but it's not liquid. You can't skip payments for a few...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Personal Finance/Investing 07-12-2018, 06:10 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 8,465
Posted By Salzmann
I see what you're saying- that I'm paying 3%...

I see what you're saying- that I'm paying 3% fixed to get 8% variable (8% is my average IRR from 2011 through 2017, which I realize is atypical since it includes only one bad year from the financial...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Personal Finance/Investing 07-12-2018, 05:04 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 8,465
Posted By Salzmann
This is a very personal decision and depends a...

This is a very personal decision and depends a lot on your own feelings about debt and risk aversion.

I'm gonna be the weird one here. When my husband and I downsized 3 years ago I was 62 and he...
Forum: Careers - Employment 04-06-2018, 08:44 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 8,591
Posted By Salzmann
In one of my jobs, my title was Director and I...

In one of my jobs, my title was Director and I should have paid better attention to my career progress. While I agree that at a certain level it's harder to move from one department to another, I...
Forum: Careers - Employment 04-06-2018, 08:19 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 8,591
Posted By Salzmann
I retired 4 years ago, but FWIW: I always...

I retired 4 years ago, but FWIW:

I always looked for a reason. I have a niece who's a real go-getter and changed jobs something like 4 times before she was 30 (Marketing, not Actuarial). She was...
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