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Old 04-30-2019, 10:11 AM
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What're going to do in your early 20's that you can't do in your mid- to late-20's?


I had kids when I started Exams; and yes, I did prioritize having quality time with them above passing an Exam.


So there are some aspects of priorities that one should always consider when deciding "how much effort" to put toward anything.
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What're going to do in your early 20's that you can't do in your mid- to late-20's?


I had kids when I started Exams; and yes, I did prioritize having quality time with them above passing an Exam.


So there are some aspects of priorities that one should always consider when deciding "how much effort" to put toward anything.
18 yr old girlz are slightly more acceptable in early 20s
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you also don't get your mid or late twenties back
Honestly, you can't replace any period of time. It's my belief studying for exams only gets more difficult the later you attempt to do so in life. You may have significant other, family, more work responsibilities, be further removed from studying hard like in college...

There's no "good" time to study for exams, they're never convenient.
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Also, it helps if you're smart enough both to pass exams and not spend so damn much time studying for them.

I know a few such actuaries. Very few.
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Actuaries who passed every exam on the first attempt on their way to fellowship do exist. But they are fairly rare. So there is a high probability that any actuary interviewing you flunked one or more. So they aren't going to be particularly concerned if a job candidate did the same. Now, if you have a really large gap between pass dates that you explain as "well, I haven't passed for three sittings in a row", that might be a concern. But most of the time, it doesn't have much effect.
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You should just be concerned as to whether or not you are passing the exam of life.
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you also don't get your mid or late twenties back
... Or your early thirties.


Now I'm sad.
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Gotta say, when I was studying for ACAS I was like lemme see that $$, but since I had the pleasure of studying for 7 all I can think about is that F...
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Actuaries: The only students that look forward to getting an F.
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Actuaries: The only students that look forward to getting an F.


Btw, I just saw a job posting for an FSA and it's asking for candidates' college transcript as well as their SOA transcripts that show all exam attempts. So it seems like some companies do care (too much).
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