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View Poll Results: New ASA Salary
73K or less 32 64.00%
74K 1 2.00%
75K 3 6.00%
76K 0 0%
77K 1 2.00%
78K 1 2.00%
79K 1 2.00%
80K 1 2.00%
81K 1 2.00%
82K or more 9 18.00%
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Old 11-18-2009, 09:07 PM
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Dear El hijo actuario,

According to this non-scientific calculator:

http://swz.salary.com/CostOflivingwi...detail_71.html

Boston is +31.5% more expensive than Hartford.
Philadelphia is +12.7% more expensive than Hartford.
New York is +60.7% more expensive than Hartford.
Chicago is +13.8% more expensive than Hartford.

I'm sure you can look at other surveys that think differently. I disagree with the numbers above but whatever.

My friends that like living in Hartford, CT almost always mention how cheap it is as a positive feature of living there.

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Old 11-19-2009, 09:15 AM
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would be nice if those COL calculators adjusted for renting vs buying
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Old 11-19-2009, 09:34 AM
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I would think the smart thing to do is take the 5K from your current company and then jump to a new company for a higher salary plus a new sign-on bonus. You're doubling up on your bonuses assuming you don't have to give the first one back.
The smart thing to do is to make the best decision for your long term career. That may mean move and that may mean stay. If you are going to move anyway, it would be smart to move the day after you get a bonus. However, the deciding factor in making a major career decision is probably not $5k.
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Old 11-19-2009, 09:40 AM
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The smart thing to do is to make the best decision for your long term career. That may mean move and that may mean stay. If you are going to move anyway, it would be smart to move the day after you get a bonus. However, the deciding factor in making a major career decision is probably not $5k.
plus doing so may burn a bridge
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Old 11-19-2009, 10:19 AM
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...It's my understanding that as soon as you get your ASA, all these companies and recruiters call you and try to win you over. At least that's what my boss at my internship told me back in the before-recession days. Now I know that once your get ASA, it's pretty standard that your company gives you a one-time 5K bonus. I wonder if that 5K is contingent on you staying with the company for an additional year. That's how sign-on bonuses usually work. I would think the smart thing to do is take the 5K from your current company and then jump to a new company for a higher salary plus a new sign-on bonus. You're doubling up on your bonuses assuming you don't have to give the first one back.

I wish I didn't have to ask for advice on this subject here on AO, but I don't have any old college friends who are ASAs, and I wouldn't be stupid enough to bring this topic up with anyone at my company. The reason why I brought this up is because I'm trying to conveniently get my ASA around a monthly before the lease on my apartment is up; for obvious reasons.
I don't know that $5K is the standard, but there are generally raises and/or bonuses for ASA. I also don't know if recruiters are whipped into a frenzy over a recent ASA with 1 year of experience (especially in this economy). You would have the exams but not the experience to be worth all that much to competitors.
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The smart thing to do is to make the best decision for your long term career. That may mean move and that may mean stay. If you are going to move anyway, it would be smart to move the day after you get a bonus. However, the deciding factor in making a major career decision is probably not $5k.
Your career is a marathon not a sprint. $5K is nothing in the big picture. If you work for a good company and a good boss and you're happy I would think twice before jumping solely for a little more money.
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Yikes. Glad I didn't go ASA track.
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i wonder what it looks like now
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i wonder what it looks like now
Good news - we can have unlimited surveys! You can just create a new one and see if you're curious.
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Yikes. Glad I didn't go ASA track.
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