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Forum: ERM Exam 08-10-2018, 09:25 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 8,008
Posted By E
I always recommend being careful with your study...

I always recommend being careful with your study time, and that usually means sticking to what's on syllabus. Honestly, I really like Sweeting's coverage of copulas in FERM and I wish some of that...
Forum: Life Finance and Valuation Exam 08-10-2018, 02:40 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,353
Posted By E
As promised, today we released yet another...

As promised, today we released yet another 100-point practice exam for LFV-U. More details on our blog (http://theinfiniteactuary.com/blogs/exam_ila_csp/?p=802). This is probably my favorite practice...
Forum: Life 08-09-2018, 02:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 227
Posted By E
I'm not an expert in LTC but I have spoken with...

I'm not an expert in LTC but I have spoken with multiple agents in the last year (representing different companies) that basically say the insurers they sell for are ditching the standalone LTCI...
Forum: ERM Exam 08-03-2018, 10:28 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 8,008
Posted By E
I agree with previous comments on the value of...

I agree with previous comments on the value of having access to the source readings, including the study notes sold by the SOA. The study notes are readings on the syllabus that have a code like...
Forum: Life Risk Management Exam 08-02-2018, 01:24 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,371
Posted By E
Based on what you shared, my advice would be to...

Based on what you shared, my advice would be to take advantage of the smaller LRM syllabus to spend more time in the source readings that you did for LP and LFV. Since there are fewer questions on...
Forum: Life Finance and Valuation Exam 07-31-2018, 10:05 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,353
Posted By E
We don't have plans to develop a standalone app...

We don't have plans to develop a standalone app for macOS at this time, but we have some exciting updates to the desktop and mobile web version of the site that will work in browsers on all...
Forum: Group & Health Specialty Exam 07-27-2018, 07:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 894
Posted By E
That’s correct. No changes to the ERM option on...

That’s correct. No changes to the ERM option on any track.
Forum: Life Risk Management Exam 07-27-2018, 09:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 597
Posted By E
:heynow: I think they were just as hard, but...

:heynow:

I think they were just as hard, but my environment was easier in the early-mid 2000s. I'm very grateful social media and other distractions didn't exist when I was studying. :)
Forum: QFI Advanced 07-27-2018, 09:04 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 574
Posted By E
Another cool update to the iPad version of our...

Another cool update to the iPad version of our Learn app (https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/tia-learn/id1004691026?mt=8): you can now use the app in split screen on an iPad Pro. This makes it easy, for...
Forum: QFI Core Exam 07-27-2018, 09:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,193
Posted By E
Another cool update to the iPad version of our...

Another cool update to the iPad version of our Learn app (https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/tia-learn/id1004691026?mt=8): you can now use the app in split screen on an iPad Pro. This makes it easy, for...
Forum: Group & Health Advanced Exam 07-27-2018, 09:03 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 322
Posted By E
Another cool update to the iPad version of our...

Another cool update to the iPad version of our Learn app (https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/tia-learn/id1004691026?mt=8): you can now use the app in split screen on an iPad Pro. This makes it easy, for...
Forum: Group & Health Specialty Exam 07-27-2018, 09:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 757
Posted By E
Another cool update to the iPad version of our...

Another cool update to the iPad version of our Learn app (https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/tia-learn/id1004691026?mt=8): you can now use the app in split screen on an iPad Pro. This makes it easy, for...
Forum: Group & Health Core Exam 07-27-2018, 09:02 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,964
Posted By E
Another cool update to the iPad version of our...

Another cool update to the iPad version of our Learn app (https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/tia-learn/id1004691026?mt=8): you can now use the app in split screen on an iPad Pro. This makes it easy, for...
Forum: Life Risk Management Exam 07-27-2018, 09:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 597
Posted By E
Another cool update to the iPad version of our...

Another cool update to the iPad version of our Learn app (https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/tia-learn/id1004691026?mt=8): you can now use the app in split screen on an iPad Pro. This makes it easy, for...
Forum: ERM Exam 07-27-2018, 09:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,084
Posted By E
Another cool update to the iPad version of our...

Another cool update to the iPad version of our Learn app (https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/tia-learn/id1004691026?mt=8): you can now use the app in split screen on an iPad Pro. This makes it easy, for...
Forum: Life Finance and Valuation Exam 07-27-2018, 09:02 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,353
Posted By E
Another cool update to the iPad version of our...

Another cool update to the iPad version of our Learn app (https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/tia-learn/id1004691026?mt=8): you can now use the app in split screen on an iPad Pro. This makes it easy, for...
Forum: Life Pricing Exam 07-27-2018, 08:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 934
Posted By E
Another cool update to the iPad version of our...

Another cool update to the iPad version of our Learn app (https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/tia-learn/id1004691026?mt=8): you can now use the app in split screen on an iPad Pro. This makes it easy, for...
Forum: Life Pricing Exam 07-27-2018, 08:28 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,999
Posted By E
It sounds like you are highly motivated, and I...

It sounds like you are highly motivated, and I think that is the key. As I recently told someone who emailed me for advice on when to take some time off, I think it makes sense to just listen to what...
Forum: ERM Exam 07-26-2018, 08:55 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 8,008
Posted By E
Altman is usually tested verbally (i.e. you have...

Altman is usually tested verbally (i.e. you have to explain what it's doing or what it's purpose is -- or compare it to something else). RBC formulas come in all kinds of versions and appear on...
Forum: ERM Exam 07-25-2018, 08:51 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 8,008
Posted By E
It gets better. At a very high level from a...

It gets better. At a very high level from a practical perspective, the ERM syllabus basically boils down to 2 extremes in terms of study topics:

1. A lot of corporate governance type topics that...
Forum: Life Pricing Exam 07-24-2018, 08:37 PM
Replies: 225
Views: 32,186
Posted By E
Agreed. You definitely have to look beyond the...

Agreed. You definitely have to look beyond the US. From what I can tell, China’s life market is strong, and my sense is the number of international students in the SOA’s system is rising every year....
Forum: Life Pricing Exam 07-24-2018, 02:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 359
Posted By E
But as a percentage of the PV of your lifetime...

But as a percentage of the PV of your lifetime earnings as an FSA, it basically rounds to zero. Not many career paths give you that kind of ROI on exam costs! :)
Forum: ERM Exam 07-24-2018, 11:41 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 8,008
Posted By E
The ERM syllabus has more verbal redundancy than...

The ERM syllabus has more verbal redundancy than any other FSA exam syllabus I've ever seen. I'm not posting this as a criticism. It's just the objective truth. :) This is one key challenge of ERM:...
Forum: Life Risk Management Exam 07-23-2018, 01:57 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 7,863
Posted By E
The breakdown should be included as a link with...

The breakdown should be included as a link with your online transcript (if you did not pass) once they make the breakdowns available. Seems like it can take up to 2 weeks. You can definitely email...
Forum: ERM Exam 07-23-2018, 12:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,084
Posted By E
I recently gave some tips to a couple of people...

I recently gave some tips to a couple of people who were (wisely) wanting to make a game plan for the month of October when their study time will be crunched by QE financial reporting duties, so I...
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