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Forum: Software & Technology 01-07-2004, 02:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,126
Posted By ret79
Excel VBA saved my life

Well, not quite my life, but I can't imagine my job without using Excel VBA to cane everything in front of me. It's an amazing tool and I can't explain to you the joy I get when I finally get the...
Forum: General Actuarial 01-06-2004, 12:08 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,371
Posted By ret79
Well this has turned into an interesting debate. ...

Well this has turned into an interesting debate.

I think one point that's not been taken up is that with music you do have a chance of making lots of money early on in life whilst with actuary you...
Forum: General Actuarial 01-05-2004, 02:07 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,371
Posted By ret79
Financial stability - good or bad?

I'm beginning to think that a financially stable job, such as an actuary, could be bad for your chances of becoming a millionaire.

I mean, I had plans to make money from playing music (classical,...
Forum: Careers - Employment 01-04-2004, 11:55 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 111,222
Posted By ret79
Life after actuary?

Where have people you know of who have quit the actuarial world gone to work?
Forum: General Actuarial 01-04-2004, 06:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,269
Posted By ret79
Man the exams are no joke and more like 7-10...

Man the exams are no joke and more like 7-10 years to qualify but only about 25% who start out end up qualifying.

Forget about serious social life/hobbies in your 20s.
Forum: Software & Technology 01-04-2004, 12:17 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,956
Posted By ret79
thankyou, have a good night

thankyou, have a good night
Forum: Software & Technology 01-04-2004, 12:10 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,956
Posted By ret79
I'm encouraged by this. I used to think I had...

I'm encouraged by this. I used to think I had pretty good job security because I was saving them money because for them to make those improvements to their spreadsheets etc. by paying consultants...
Forum: Software & Technology 01-03-2004, 11:33 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,956
Posted By ret79
Guys what I'm really saying is: this is the best...

Guys what I'm really saying is: this is the best piece of career advice I have ever received.

I've been deluding myself for so long that if I can keep on making serious time and functionality...
Forum: Software & Technology 01-03-2004, 11:02 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,956
Posted By ret79
Thanks for your reply, really made me think. I...

Thanks for your reply, really made me think. I don't mean to come across all negative but I quit the actuarial exams a year ago after 18 months trying. I was more interested in the calculations and...
Forum: Software & Technology 01-03-2004, 10:16 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,956
Posted By ret79
I can't help feeling from reading these posts...

I can't help feeling from reading these posts that I'm chasing rainbows, thinking I'm a big shot with my Excel VBA when in fact it's nothing special.

Seems I'm always gonna be outclassed with my...
Forum: Software & Technology 01-03-2004, 09:03 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,956
Posted By ret79
yer these tables are for things like charges that...

yer these tables are for things like charges that depend on timing and size of the premium etc.



OK man I hear what you're saying. I know some SQL but only elementary crap like retrieving...
Forum: General Actuarial 01-03-2004, 08:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,030
Posted By ret79
I've been working in an UK life office for 2...

I've been working in an UK life office for 2 years and after 18 months I gave up doing the exams. I dislike the business side of the job i.e. meetings (yawn), timetabling and documenting work (yawn),...
Forum: Software & Technology 01-03-2004, 08:13 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,956
Posted By ret79
What I always seem to have is a table with...

What I always seem to have is

a table with policy data

calculations, with parameter values in various tables

output table

and usually you specify a run date to get the results, such as...
Forum: Software & Technology 01-03-2004, 07:59 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,956
Posted By ret79
Guys, thanks for all your advice. Hey I think...

Guys, thanks for all your advice. Hey I think using VB6 etc. would be fantastic and I think I will go in this direction before considering C++.

My motivation behind all this is that I'm very...
Forum: Software & Technology 01-03-2004, 12:46 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,956
Posted By ret79
Re: from Excel to C++

Brad many thanks for your reply. I had never considered this. I'm not that familiar with VB6, never used it and I'm not sure that they have the visual basic software at work, is it part of visual...
Forum: General Actuarial 01-03-2004, 12:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,269
Posted By ret79
UK exams

Hi.

I'm from the UK and recently gave up the actuarial exams after passing 2 out of the first 5 exams. I couldn't cope with the stress of doing the exams outside working hours and the support from...
Forum: Software & Technology 01-03-2004, 12:08 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,956
Posted By ret79
from Excel to C++

Hi there everyone, I'm new here and this is my first post :D

I have developed many Excel spreadsheets to perform actuarial calculations at work. They are all of the following format

1. Input...
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