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Forum: Life Pricing Exam Yesterday, 05:03 PM
Replies: 11
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Posted By E
We've been pumping out new content weekly since...

We've been pumping out new content weekly since May and are still going strong with the finish line in sight. Here's the latest:

http://theinfiniteactuary.com/blogs/exam_ila_dp/?p=874

Short...
Forum: Life Pricing Exam 06-03-2019, 05:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,887
Posted By E
For inquiring minds, Section E was 100% done as...

For inquiring minds, Section E was 100% done as of last Friday. This turned out to be a lot of new material is a great place to get started now if you are ready:
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Forum: Non-Actuarial Personal Finance/Investing 05-30-2019, 04:10 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,992
Posted By E
The biggest incentive for using your state plan...

The biggest incentive for using your state plan is the state income tax deduction that comes with it, but as I noted above, my state plan offers age-based autopilot funds as well as manual...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Personal Finance/Investing 05-30-2019, 03:27 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,992
Posted By E
I think if you are making pro rata withdrawals...

I think if you are making pro rata withdrawals from a balance that has 10% equities over a 4+ year period, the market risk is negligible in all but really extreme cases (e.g. if you were paying...
Forum: Life Pricing Exam 05-29-2019, 02:03 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,660
Posted By E
I am planning to post solutions to any problems...

I am planning to post solutions to any problems still relevant to the LPM syllabus at some point this sitting, but right now I have a responsibility to all the folks currently prepping for LPM this...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Personal Finance/Investing 05-23-2019, 11:57 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,992
Posted By E
Interesting visuals posted here today on the...

Interesting visuals posted here today on the dramatic rise in college tuition since the 1970s:

https://flowingdata.com/2019/05/22/cost-of-college/

It's not a coincidence that the steep run-up...
Forum: Life Pricing Exam 05-23-2019, 08:07 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 286
Posted By E
Most of those are proprietary study notes...

Most of those are proprietary study notes authored by the SOA, so they haven’t been made publicly available yet. Study notes will likely go on sale with the SOA by mid-June.
Forum: Non-Actuarial Personal Finance/Investing 05-21-2019, 03:01 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,992
Posted By E
Maybe NN meant to say "rum and beer," but that's...

Maybe NN meant to say "rum and beer," but that's right: room and board for educational purposes is fine. You can even buy computer equipment. Here's a list:
...
Forum: Life Pricing Exam 05-21-2019, 02:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,887
Posted By E
That is the official recommended order by the SOA...

That is the official recommended order by the SOA (much like the SOA traditionally recommended the reg and tax module before LP, then taking LFV, then LRM/ERM). However, there was never a strict rule...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Personal Finance/Investing 05-20-2019, 09:32 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,992
Posted By E
Not sure on some of the logistics of...

Not sure on some of the logistics of reimbursement since we aren't close enough to college to dig into those yet, but as far as marketing timing risk goes, you shouldn't have to worry about that at...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Personal Finance/Investing 05-17-2019, 07:09 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,992
Posted By E
Based on historical tuition inflation, thatís a...

Based on historical tuition inflation, thatís a reasonable target for a public university and would probably fall between the cost of in state vs. out of state.

My hope is that tuition inflation...
Forum: Life Finance and Valuation Exam 05-17-2019, 03:05 PM
Replies: 261
Views: 29,117
Posted By E
Yes, LPM and LAM updates are my top priority...

Yes, LPM and LAM updates are my top priority right now and will remain so until they are in good shape! :)

However, I still plan to post some solutions for the spring LFV exam later this sitting....
Forum: Life Pricing Exam 05-17-2019, 02:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,887
Posted By E
Today we updated the Section E detailed study...

Today we updated the Section E detailed study manual and also added more lessons to Section E.2, which should be 100% by Friday next week. Section E spans 485 pages of completely new source reading...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Personal Finance/Investing 05-15-2019, 09:37 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,364
Posted By E
Net It won't last forever because eventually...

Net

It won't last forever because eventually short rates will tilt back down and the short to medium notes held in the MM fund will roll off. But for now, it seems like a no brainer to get...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Personal Finance/Investing 05-15-2019, 09:25 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,364
Posted By E
I want nothing to do with a domestic argument,...

I want nothing to do with a domestic argument, but I will echo the argument for Treasuries, especially if you are in a high income tax state (since Treasuries are exempt from state tax). I've been a...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Personal Finance/Investing 05-15-2019, 09:21 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,364
Posted By E
It's very possible that I've completely...

It's very possible that I've completely overthought it, but I would need to think about that a little more to be sure.
Forum: Non-Actuarial Personal Finance/Investing 05-15-2019, 08:58 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,364
Posted By E
You might be way more risk tolerant than me (very...

You might be way more risk tolerant than me (very possible!). I try to avoid scenarios where I have to sell stocks to pay any kind of short-term bill. Having lived through some fairly dramatic 1-year...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Personal Finance/Investing 05-14-2019, 02:04 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,364
Posted By E
The more you accumulate in non-retirement...

The more you accumulate in non-retirement accounts, the less relevant an emergency fund becomes, so you are right to question this. Emergency funds are relevant to most Americans, however, since...
Forum: Life Pricing Exam 05-14-2019, 01:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,887
Posted By E
That video is just a quick visual walk through of...

That video is just a quick visual walk through of the current state, and I will probably update it as I build out the course. Here's the gist of it:

- We are doing Section E first (all the new...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Personal Finance/Investing 05-10-2019, 03:52 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,992
Posted By E
Pretty sure that's right. You can definitely...

Pretty sure that's right. You can definitely change beneficiaries as much as you want as long as its within the same family (even across grandchildren, I believe). I am also pretty sure you can do it...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Personal Finance/Investing 05-10-2019, 01:26 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,992
Posted By E
Fear of overfunding an 529 is truly one of the...

Fear of overfunding an 529 is truly one of the best problems you can have financially, so congrats on that! I am definitely overfunding my kids' 529s right now, but I'm not worried about it because:...
Forum: Life Pricing Exam 05-10-2019, 01:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,887
Posted By E
We have already started rolling out brand new...

We have already started rolling out brand new detailed study manual content and video lessons for LPM. We are focusing on the new asset and portfolio management material first. We already have 18...
Forum: ERM Exam 05-10-2019, 12:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,555
Posted By E
Last year the fall study notes went on sale at...

Last year the fall study notes went on sale at the SOA's site at the end of May. It could be before or later than that, however.
Forum: Life Pricing Exam 05-09-2019, 03:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 524
Posted By E
Yeah it is impossible to predict the pass mark...

Yeah it is impossible to predict the pass mark based on people's reactions. A few sittings ago, there were some questions on a lot of previously untested material that had a lot of people worrying...
Forum: Life Pricing Exam 05-09-2019, 09:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 524
Posted By E
I agree the AO was super quiet here for LP last...

I agree the AO was super quiet here for LP last sitting. We had a lot of chatter within our course forums, however. In general, the feedback I've heard for the spring 2019 exam was that it seemed...
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