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Forum: General Actuarial Yesterday, 04:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 685
Posted By Westley
Would agree, and say that pensions is probably...

Would agree, and say that pensions is probably even worse. Life or P&C would be much better, especially reinsurance in either of those.



Yeah, those are good choices, I'm sure there are more. A...
Forum: Careers - Employment Yesterday, 12:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 281
Posted By Westley
So you’ve been thinking about actuarial work for...

So you’ve been thinking about actuarial work for more than a decade based on your registration but haven’t made the switch? You havent been looking for an actuarial role that whole time I assume...
...
Forum: Careers - Employment 02-15-2019, 06:28 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,992
Posted By Westley
If you're on the CAS side, it's because the SOA...

If you're on the CAS side, it's because the SOA refuses to do so (absent merger).

If you're on the SOA side, I honestly don't know other than the desire to continue to have a perceived threat...
Forum: Careers - Employment 02-15-2019, 06:26 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,992
Posted By Westley
Would suggest this is either a very ignorant...

Would suggest this is either a very ignorant view, or one based on a very skewed view of the SOA leadership. If that's not an issue you're familiar with, would suggest reading the linked thread.
...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 02-15-2019, 02:18 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 860
Posted By Westley
Definitely not ignoring. Might follow my original...

Definitely not ignoring. Might follow my original plan regardless, but that's not the same thing.


lol
Forum: Careers - Employment 02-15-2019, 01:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 544
Posted By Westley
Agree with this, but with respect to what I...

Agree with this, but with respect to what I bolded, IMO hiring managers definitely spend too much time/effort trying to find that exact experience. Which could be a problem for the OP.
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 02-15-2019, 01:02 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 860
Posted By Westley
Good site, thanks for suggesting. But...

Good site, thanks for suggesting.


But then how do I know that I'm a better person than the guy driving a Civic? JK I don't generally think that way, although I'm sure there's some hidden...
Forum: TV Shows, Movies, Books, etc 02-15-2019, 10:45 AM
Replies: 6,827
Views: 327,861
Posted By Westley
The producers (in the comments at the end of the...

The producers (in the comments at the end of the episode the reunion was in) clearly stated that this was the first scene for those two actors to be in together. I guess I just assumed they'd be...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 02-15-2019, 10:30 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 860
Posted By Westley
It's a good-looking car, but when I test drove...

It's a good-looking car, but when I test drove it, I noticed it had a lipstick holder instead of a cigarette lighter, so.... pass.
Forum: Careers - Employment 02-14-2019, 10:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 544
Posted By Westley
I don't think it's irrational, but you might be...

I don't think it's irrational, but you might be looking at it only in one direction. Wouldn't it be great to be regarded as having a specialized, niche skill set in an important, growing,...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 02-14-2019, 10:00 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 860
Posted By Westley
Macan: Suspect they're charging for high-end...

Macan: Suspect they're charging for high-end sports-car-style performance, which isn't worth much to me. Starts at $50k, which is within my desired range. But it's totally stripped down, it's an...
Forum: Careers - Employment 02-14-2019, 09:47 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,889
Posted By Westley
Yeah, doubling salary in 4 years while passing...

Yeah, doubling salary in 4 years while passing exams and job hopping doesn't seem like much of a stretch at all. Start at $65k with 3 exams and be an FCAS making $140k in 4 years is basically just...
Forum: Careers - Employment 02-14-2019, 07:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 311
Posted By Westley
Yes, this mostly belongs in the "Open Job...

Yes, this mostly belongs in the "Open Job Listings" (or one of the sub-forums), which is one section down on the "Index" page:
http://www.actuarialoutpost.com/actuarial_discussion_forum/index.php
...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 02-14-2019, 06:55 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 860
Posted By Westley
Stelvio quadrifoglio. I’m assuming that...

Stelvio quadrifoglio.

I’m assuming that either Porsche suv would be much more expensive to get a lot of performance that I don’t care about. But haven’t researched. I think the macan is close to...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 02-14-2019, 06:29 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 860
Posted By Westley
Would consider. Why?

Would consider. Why?
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 02-14-2019, 04:26 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 860
Posted By Westley
It certainly is true that they tell you this. I...

It certainly is true that they tell you this. I have no idea how true this is in practice and would welcome an educated view on how it works.
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 02-14-2019, 04:26 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 860
Posted By Westley
Not sure how the general conclusion of paying for...

Not sure how the general conclusion of paying for having nice things isn't worth it? Or whatever however you're defining "luxury" here. No worries if it's not worth it for you but depends on how you...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 02-14-2019, 04:07 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 860
Posted By Westley
Yeah, a part of it may be that I'm just that...

Yeah, a part of it may be that I'm just that sucker that goes to dealer for maintenance, scared of the whole "If you go elsewhere and they screw something up it can invalidate your warranty" wording....
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 02-14-2019, 04:01 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 860
Posted By Westley
Not familiar with, but will check this out thanx....

Not familiar with, but will check this out thanx.


Closer to $40k for Alfa, $50k for Jag. Also, extended warranty doesn't solve my problem: I'm not overly concerned with the cost of repairs, more...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 02-14-2019, 01:54 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 860
Posted By Westley
Good to know. I will not be, I don't like their...

Good to know. I will not be, I don't like their cars, nor do I like the local dealers for those vehicles.

Any thoughts on the relative quality of some of the peers in the same class? Or even how I...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 02-14-2019, 12:05 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 860
Posted By Westley
I'm not sure, and it is somewhat of a general...

I'm not sure, and it is somewhat of a general question. Like, I haven't test-driven anything, so I might add some more later.

But would be most interested in the small SUVs and the makes already...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 02-14-2019, 11:59 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 860
Posted By Westley
Car Advice: 2019 Quality Ratings

Question for the car nerds - I know we used to have a few of those on here.

Assume that my prior car was a very high quality* 2005 model year. And now I'm driving a very high quality* 2013 model...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Personal Finance/Investing 02-13-2019, 05:00 PM
Replies: 1,670
Views: 215,247
Posted By Westley
THanks.

THanks.
Forum: Non-Actuarial Personal Finance/Investing 02-13-2019, 04:57 PM
Replies: 1,670
Views: 215,247
Posted By Westley
Link? Really just wondering what you're...

Link?

Really just wondering what you're talking about. Not sure I care about that if it's UK, as I think they have a lot of Brexit-related weirdness going on. If it's US, Europe, or global, much...
Forum: Careers - Employment 02-13-2019, 03:04 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,992
Posted By Westley
Political winds change, and they change back....

Political winds change, and they change back. Many would have said "at most 15 years" when Bill Clinton came into office in 1992. Entrenched interests are very powerful in healthcare and will not go...
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