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Old 04-16-2015, 02:47 PM
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Does anyone else think it's ridiculous to be giving advice to someone who is financially independent with three lifetimes worth of money? I think we should be asking for advice here if that's the case, like how do I quit my corporate donkey job?
lol @ believing anything he says
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Old 04-17-2015, 08:29 AM
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lol @ believing anything he says
He talks like a competent programmer. I still say legit.
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Old 04-17-2015, 11:10 PM
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You can actually get quite far with just memorization. If all you did was memorize your probably 75-80% of the way there...If the goal is to pass though, you have to figure out how to manage the rest.

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Old 04-23-2015, 07:37 PM
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I've got sort of a similar concern, though coming from a different angle. After working through the Finan e-book, I just finished my first practice exam on the SOA website. I did well on it, but I was concerned that literally every question had already appeared in Finan. Not just the same scenarios, but the exact same numbers and answer choices.

Which gets me wondering: Will these same questions be reappearing on the real exam? If not, any other sources for these questions besides the SOA website? I'd like to continue practicing with new problems if possible, so I don't get blindsided by an unfamiliar-looking one come test day.
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At the risk of being annoyingly self-promotional, one popular source of new practice problems are my free sample exams that you can register for at http://www.theinfiniteactuary.com/exams/1 There are a lot of posts in this forum with people talking about their difficulty being similar to the real exam, with the most recent at http://www.actuarialoutpost.com/actu...2&postcount=14
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Old 04-25-2015, 12:07 PM
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That sounds pretty great, actually. Thanks!
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My math teacher told us that he knew a guy that did not understand the material and what he was doing but he still managed to pass all 5 preliminary exams just by learning how to do the problems, he learned it like a machine. So yes maybe it has something to do with memorizing unfortunately
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that's pretty much how most people pass exams
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Just wait until Exam 6.
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