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Old 04-27-2019, 09:57 PM
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Have they ever asked a question using Case Study Exhibits 11-14? I'm not sure I understand what they have to do with the syllabus, or how they are supposed to be interpreted. Should the reserve really be increasing so much as duration of the claim increases? I know claim termination will be high in early months but it is almost like by "duration" they mean "benefit period".
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5 days out and I have to admit the Canadian Standards of Practice 2120/2300 chapters feel completely brand new and foreign. I just happen to spot the chapter flipping through the MATE manual - I've never seen a question or flashcards on this material. All these technicalities with cash flow & liabilities, wow. CALM method? Read about that once back in January.
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Awwwwwwful. Probably 40% of cards. Which I could recover from, but numeric problems are still kicking my ass. With specialty and core all the numerics could be mastered in like 5 hours. Admittedly I'm just not getting in enough time. My kid gets more needy each time. :/

4 days to go. Still a very long time...
What order did you take the FSA exams? I知 curious why you chose to take Spec before Adv

I知 definitely not having kids until exams are out of the way. Kudos to you for juggling family and exams
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Old 04-27-2019, 11:49 PM
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5 days out and I have to admit the Canadian Standards of Practice 2120/2300 chapters feel completely brand new and foreign. I just happen to spot the chapter flipping through the MATE manual - I've never seen a question or flashcards on this material. All these technicalities with cash flow & liabilities, wow. CALM method? Read about that once back in January.
What will happen when some readings stay on the syllabus forever but never made an appearance?

It's time to see if we are the lucky bunch! Find out in the upcoming sitting, this Spring!

Can someone kill it with fire already
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What order did you take the FSA exams? I知 curious why you chose to take Spec before Adv

I知 definitely not having kids until exams are out of the way. Kudos to you for juggling family and exams
More like kudos to Mrs Vashtar! I don't remember why I did specialty. I think maybe I just lacked the hours. That and or I was thinking I'd fail a bunch while the exam structure switched, but I was off by a year.
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Yeah, just memorize harder.
This is the theme of my week.

Im so tempted to skip those Canadian chapters... CALM and the interest rate testing would be such a low blow for the test writers.

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What order did you take the FSA exams? I知 curious why you chose to take Spec before Adv

I知 definitely not having kids until exams are out of the way. Kudos to you for juggling family and exams
juggling family and exams has been a terrible experience for me and my wife. She was a big supporter of me being a career ASA. In fact she still is...
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5 days out and I have to admit the Canadian Standards of Practice 2120/2300 chapters feel completely brand new and foreign. I just happen to spot the chapter flipping through the MATE manual - I've never seen a question or flashcards on this material. All these technicalities with cash flow & liabilities, wow. CALM method? Read about that once back in January.
I honestly forgot this was a topic because you're right, I have yet to see it come up.

If this was a question, it's gotta be like an obscure one or two pointer right?
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Have they ever asked a question using Case Study Exhibits 11-14? I'm not sure I understand what they have to do with the syllabus, or how they are supposed to be interpreted. Should the reserve really be increasing so much as duration of the claim increases? I know claim termination will be high in early months but it is almost like by "duration" they mean "benefit period".
There was at least one question on this in the past. I think it gives your reserve for a disabled life age x at its duration y on a valuation date.

Also, Canadian materials never seems to have been tested on this exam. But they could surprised you... or not. The SOP part was kind of complex to me, I just read it twice and hoped it would not be on my exam. Basic CALM principles should be known I think, but they are already tested on core.
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Is everyone's operating assumption that "background only" chapters aren't tested? They tested Duncan chapters 4,10 on almost every syllabus it was on (and wasn't background only), makes me a bit anxious to skip memorizing those lists
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