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Old 12-27-2017, 04:37 AM
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I need a corporate card. I'm sick of using my own money and going through the reimbursement process.
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I need a corporate card. I'm sick of using my own money and going through the reimbursement process.
I got a personal credit card when working in consulting precisely for this purpose; also for traveling. That way I can rack up points! Drop 1500-2000 on flights/hotels/exam fees/study materials and you'll be rolling in it.

This worked until there was a requirement to get a corporate card...
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Yeah when it comes to purchasing exams and exam related materials, I pay on my own and get reimbursed.

But for travelling, the company pays.
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Any suggestions for cheapest ways to get (non-online) source materials? Is renting the best option?
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I found that amazon.com cost effective for several of the references.

I got the Hogg, et al, Tse books plus all of the study aids for under $150.

Note that the Tse book is also on the MAS-II syllabus.

I already had the Ross & Dobson book; but you can buy these for $60-70 and $40-50, respectively ($22 and $20 for renting, the latter as an e-book only for the rent option).
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I found that amazon.com cost effective for several of the references.

I got the Hogg, et al, Tse books plus all of the study aids for under $150.

Note that the Tse book is also on the MAS-II syllabus.

I already had the Ross & Dobson book; but you can buy these for $60-70 and $40-50, respectively ($22 and $20 for renting, the latter as an e-book only for the rent option).
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I suppose for completeness, note that Cowpertwait can be bought for $40 or rented for $32 (via Prime). Buying a used book starts at around $28.
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Looking through Struppeck, I see that the "solutions" for the Chapter 3 exercises are . . . lacking.

I did a quick search to see if this has been reported or noted, but does anyone know of any communication regarding the "missing solutions"?

Looking at the problems with missing solutions:
  1. calculating level annual premium given some info
  2. ordering several types of (conditional) annuities
  3. looking at variances of insurances
  4. looking at variances of annuities

I can see the last two aren't really identified in the syllabus, but the first two items could be (it seems to me).
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