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Old 04-30-2019, 09:25 AM
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You know what CALM is, right? It's the statement value of assets at the balance sheet date to reduce the last projected liability cash flow to zero.
No, actually, that's a lot of words at once.

It's a number, on the balance sheet... That projects to zero? So just the sum of future cash flows?

Guess I should look it up.

Okay, yes, that's what it is. And it's used as the? gaap/tax reserve for some stuff in Canada.
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Awwwwwwful. Probably 40% of cards. :/

4 days to go. Still a very long time...
Up to around 75% of cards, and my calculator-foo has also improved a lot so I can finish on time.

That said I keep making bone-headed errors like randomly switching numbers or forgetting trends or whatever... which of course then carry through the whole 15 point question. Not much to do about that though besides pray and/or buy some Ritalin off the street.
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somehow I feel less prepared this sitting than last sitting. It's like the more I try to shove into my head, the less I know.
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calculation problems are a wildcard. I know the theory of how to calc everything, but they always find ways to ask questions in a confusing way. One strategy to help is to read the case study like 10 times.

list questions... All those bullet points are in my head, but can I recall them when needed? and can I recognize which list they are asking for? I feel like core lists were more strait forward with less overlap than the adv lists.
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I had a dream last night that I broke into the exam center and was able to open an exam booklet look at all the questions. Then turn depressing one I didn't know how to do any of them
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calculation problems are a wildcard. I know the theory of how to calc everything, but they always find ways to ask questions in a confusing way. One strategy to help is to read the case study like 10 times.

list questions... All those bullet points are in my head, but can I recall them when needed? and can I recognize which list they are asking for? I feel like core lists were more strait forward with less overlap than the adv lists.
Yes, there are so many different sources covering the same things it can be hard to keep the lists straight; particularly with LTD and PDR
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Yes, there are so many different sources covering the same things it can be hard to keep the lists straight; particularly with LTD and PDR
I do wish they would just synthesize the material, and maybe edit it while they're at it.
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Some of these curve ball questions are pretty epic. I love the one about trying to maximize profit off of bundles as a provider based on a list of % reimbursements by geography. It's like a huge wtf layered on top of smaller wtfs. Might as well be written in Sanskrit.
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