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Forum: QFI Core Exam 03-21-2012, 09:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,509
Posted By LifeTilt
You have to wonder if this is the result of added...

You have to wonder if this is the result of added time pressure on the volunteers due to exams being offered twice a year now.
Forum: QFI Core Exam 03-19-2012, 10:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,509
Posted By LifeTilt
So are we assuming they're not updating the...

So are we assuming they're not updating the formula sheet? Seems like the SOA is pretty damn lazy if they're not going to update it, given the 600 page turnover in the syllabus.
Forum: Fellowship Modules 02-13-2012, 10:43 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 30,532
Posted By LifeTilt
Has anyone emailed the SOA in the past few days?...

Has anyone emailed the SOA in the past few days? I find it interesting that they've basically shut down module grading for 3 weeks. Given we're all approaching 8 weeks now, it's pretty frustrating.
Forum: Fellowship Modules 02-07-2012, 10:59 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 30,532
Posted By LifeTilt
There's a bunch of people Dec 20-23. We actually...

There's a bunch of people Dec 20-23. We actually saw that they graded Dec 19 submissions over 2 weeks ago, so it has to be because of the FAC.
Forum: Fellowship Modules 02-07-2012, 08:56 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 30,532
Posted By LifeTilt
I think they just graded up until the submission...

I think they just graded up until the submission deadline for the March FAC (December 19) and then stopped. Is anyone on here with a submission before Dec 19?
Forum: Financial Reporting module 01-27-2012, 11:25 AM
Replies: 653
Views: 158,987
Posted By LifeTilt
I submitted 12/21, no word yet

I submitted 12/21, no word yet
Forum: QFI Core Exam 01-18-2012, 10:17 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 811
Posted By LifeTilt
Study Notes / Solutions

How long does it take for the SOA to send the study notes? I'm just doing whatever I can with the textbooks, but I'd like to somewhat stick to Eddy's schedule.

Additionally, completely unrelated,...
Forum: Foundations of CFE Exam 01-09-2012, 12:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,114
Posted By LifeTilt
Yeah it's a good point that they don't specify...

Yeah it's a good point that they don't specify it, but generally in every one of these, you see a finite cashflow. So I just went with that assumption. It probably wouldn't matter on the test, if we...
Forum: Foundations of CFE Exam 01-09-2012, 10:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,114
Posted By LifeTilt
I don't think the cashflow is perpetual, or at...

I don't think the cashflow is perpetual, or at least I didn't do it that way on the exam. Most of these problems involve finite cashflows. So if you just take away the perpetual part, you'll get that...
Forum: Foundations of CFE Exam 01-09-2012, 10:50 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,225
Posted By LifeTilt
Stomach has been in knots for a week now.

Stomach has been in knots for a week now.
Forum: Foundations of CFE Exam 12-05-2011, 09:55 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 8,452
Posted By LifeTilt
You are either a troll, or an idiot. I can't tell.

You are either a troll, or an idiot. I can't tell.
Forum: Foundations of CFE Exam 10-20-2011, 11:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,131
Posted By LifeTilt
The tax deductibility of interest is taken into...

The tax deductibility of interest is taken into account in the WACC. How would you include it in the numerator as well? Your using EBIT.
Forum: Foundations of CFE Exam 10-20-2011, 09:40 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 816
Posted By LifeTilt
I would include some sort of "creative"...

I would include some sort of "creative" derivative, ie something that is like another derivative, but requires you to change the formula around a bit. The question with gold and platinum (don't...
Forum: Foundations of CFE Exam 10-18-2011, 12:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,394
Posted By LifeTilt
If they ask anything like that question on this...

If they ask anything like that question on this exam, I have no shot at the points. That whole section on HJM confused me. I'm just learning it's limitations and moving on.
Forum: Foundations of CFE Exam 10-17-2011, 10:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,103
Posted By LifeTilt
Hard to tell. I would definitely say at least 1/3...

Hard to tell. I would definitely say at least 1/3 of the exam, can't imagine it being much more than 50% though.
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 10-13-2011, 11:44 AM
Replies: 55
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Views: 10,573
Posted By LifeTilt
Which manual are you using?

Which manual are you using?
Forum: Foundations of CFE Exam 10-10-2011, 10:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,330
Posted By LifeTilt
Totally agree on this reading. It was basically...

Totally agree on this reading. It was basically just an article with formulas that explained nothing. I can't see too many people getting any questions on this right.
Forum: Foundations of CFE Exam 10-10-2011, 12:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,330
Posted By LifeTilt
"Throw Away" Topics

What are the topics for this exam that you feel like you won't spend too much time on, for any one of these reasons:

a) You don't think it's really testable
b) You've studied it a few times and...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 09-30-2011, 11:05 AM
Replies: 55
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Views: 10,573
Posted By LifeTilt
November? Overachieve much? Let us take our...

November? Overachieve much?

Let us take our exam first before hijacking this thread for Spring 2012
Forum: Modules 6-8 09-29-2011, 11:48 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,917
Posted By LifeTilt
You can definitely pass alone. I think more...

You can definitely pass alone. I think more importantly, your paper should be reviewed by somebody to catch simple errors, or perhaps clear up things that seem obvious to you but not others. Working...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 09-28-2011, 06:47 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 10,825
Posted By LifeTilt
At my company, the older generation definitely...

At my company, the older generation definitely dresses worse than the students / recent FSA's. Like, significantly worse. Their suits look awful, their dress shirts look like they've been through the...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 09-27-2011, 02:47 PM
Replies: 55
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Views: 10,573
Posted By LifeTilt
What else are you doing different this time that...

What else are you doing different this time that you think will help you pass? First time taker here, just trying to learn from other's past experiences.
Forum: Modules 1-5 09-22-2011, 09:10 AM
Replies: 359
Views: 152,425
Posted By LifeTilt
:blah:

:blah:
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 09-16-2011, 12:12 PM
Replies: 55
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Views: 10,573
Posted By LifeTilt
This will ramp up as we get into October. ...

This will ramp up as we get into October.

What's everyone's strategy right now? I figure most are done with the syllabus, but you're not at the point of just straight memorizing flash cards? I'm...
Forum: Careers - Employment 08-05-2011, 05:22 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 12,221
Posted By LifeTilt
I don't think the exams are that hard (given you...

I don't think the exams are that hard (given you have general intelligence to, let's say, get into a top 50 undergrad school). I think what's hard is two things:

1) Motivating yourself to study...
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