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Old 02-10-2017, 12:25 PM
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To the OP, I repeat my previous request:
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Feel free to present evidence that supply is increasing faster than demand, but I haven't seen it.
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Maybe, if we were more discouraging, the competition would be reduced.
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Old 02-10-2017, 12:31 PM
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TIL: Limited mods can move garbage to the Reef.

Certain garbage has been removed. Prefer not to get real mods involved with bannination and infraction points if possible. Just leave the Employment threads and spew garbage in Reef, people won't mind.
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I sometimes wonder why actuaries are so encouraging toward newbies who want to be an actuary. Maybe, if we were more discouraging, the competition would be reduced.
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I'll say it's worth getting into, but it might not be worth trying to get into.
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It's not even written in MM stream of consciousness style with no ending punctuation
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Old 02-10-2017, 03:07 PM
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I mean it's not necessarily a bad profession. But, I honestly think this profession is super overhyped. I think this profession is best suited for someone who lives in the Midwest Po'ville. If you are a type of person who grew up in Iowa or Wisconsin or something, who went to a state school in the midwest and wanna settle down in the midwest, this profession is probably a very good fit for you. You will make way above average income, will be able to buy a decent two story house, live a pretty stable life, and go out to one of the fanciest restaurants in Des Moines on a weekly basis, etc.

I think it's different if you live on the coasts, where the cost of living is much higher. I guess I'm still making above average, but, I know quite a few non-actuarial people who make good money without studying for exams hundreds of hours outside office on top of working 50-60 hrs during busy seasons. I'm still taking exams and realizing how much it impacts my personal life. It's actually beginning to impact my personality, I feel like. Also, I'm somewhat disillusioned by the fact that I'm significantly limited in terms of geographic mobility.

Anyways, take what I said with a grain of salt, since I'm one of those people who have been somewhat struggling with the exams. If you are a type that passes exams fast, it's probably pretty good for you, I guess.
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