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Old 10-17-2018, 05:52 PM
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If it takes five or six attempts to pass each of the first two exams, why would you want to continue with this process that only gets more difficult?
Employers arenít going to care, so whatís the difference? Besides money of course.
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Old 10-17-2018, 06:08 PM
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Employers arenít going to care, so whatís the difference? Besides money of course.
Thatís a strange statement. Many employers would care a lot, especially if they are providing study time or paying exam expenses, which employers typically do. But even if the employer doesnīt care, you might better use your talents pursuing a different career path if this one were going to be that difficult.
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Thatís a strange statement. Many employers would care a lot, especially if they are providing study time or paying exam expenses, which employers typically do. But even if the employer doesnīt care, you might better use your talents pursuing a different career path if this one were going to be that difficult.
Oh I meant if you are paying for the exams.
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Well Iím not sure about the financial calculator but I meant a regular calculator I noticed that if I get all the payments to time 0 I can solve for x. I was just wondering if itís faster to do that rather than setting up and annuity equation.
Why don't you do it both ways and see which is faster for you? Or better yet, which way would you find to be the easiest to remember given the other material you have to know for the Exam.

Bottom line: the way you practice the problem will always be the "fastest" way for you when you're actually sitting the Exam.
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Employers aren’t going to care, so what’s the difference? Besides money of course.
How do you come to this conclusion?

Even if you're the one footing the bill for the Exam plus study materials, I know of lots of employers who will care if you're taking up an Exam-track position and not making progress toward credentialing.
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How do you come to this conclusion?

Even if you're the one footing the bill for the Exam plus study materials, I know of lots of employers who will care if you're taking up an Exam-track position and not making progress toward credentialing.
Educators say that everyone is capable of everything as long as they try but thatís not true is it? When it comes to actuary exams?
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Educators say that everyone is capable of everything as long as they try but thatís not true is it? When it comes to actuary exams?
No competent educator ever made such a silly statement.
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No competent educator ever made such a silly statement.
I hear it all the time, ďyou can do anything you put your mind to.Ē
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I hear it all the time, ďyou can do anything you put your mind to.Ē
Change your username to Sisyphus.
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Change your username to Sisyphus.
What does that mean? What is a Sisyphus?
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