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Continue with exams 13 36.11%
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Old 10-04-2006, 04:59 AM
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If you:

1) have 1 or 2 exams + a couple of modules left to attain fellowship

2) have to quit your actuarial career for a good few years (family reasons)

3) have no company support to fund the expensive exams/modules + study materials etcetera because of 2)

Would you continue with the exam (thus exhausting your savings at a faster rate) or would you stop the exam and enjoy life. Assume you don't know if you will ever do actuarial work again in the future.

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Old 10-04-2006, 06:06 AM
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If you:

1) have 1 or 2 exams + a couple of modules left to attain fellowship

2) have to quit your actuarial career for a good few years (family reasons)

3) have no company support to fund the expensive exams/modules + study materials etcetera because of 2)

Would you continue with the exam (thus exhausting your savings at a faster rate) or would you stop the exam and enjoy life. Assume you don't know if you will ever do actuarial work again in the future.
I'd take a break for now. If you can't work in the field because of the family reasons, commit yourself to your family full-time and come back to us if it allows you to in the future. If not, then you'll at least be an ASA (which it sounds like you are).
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Old 10-04-2006, 07:37 AM
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Sounds like a burnout.
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Old 10-04-2006, 09:09 AM
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Are you an ASA yet?
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Old 10-04-2006, 09:26 AM
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Old 10-04-2006, 09:51 AM
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If you:

1) have 1 or 2 exams + a couple of modules left to attain fellowship

2) have to quit your actuarial career for a good few years (family reasons)

3) have no company support to fund the expensive exams/modules + study materials etcetera because of 2)

Would you continue with the exam (thus exhausting your savings at a faster rate) or would you stop the exam and enjoy life. Assume you don't know if you will ever do actuarial work again in the future.
Given all that, why would you even consider taking more exams?
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Old 10-04-2006, 09:55 AM
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Agreed, whoever votes "continue with exams" must be a masochist.

Shite, for the price of fellowship modules you could take the family on a very memorable vacation.
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Old 10-04-2006, 09:56 AM
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Given all that, why would you even consider taking more exams?
Feelings, motivations and situations change.

My observation is that most people who "take a break" at some advanced stage, they're done for good. So that observation might push you in one direction or another: if you ease up now, you might never get back on that horse, and you might want a horsey later.
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Old 10-04-2006, 10:01 AM
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if you can afford it, take exams or modules. if not, take the break.
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Given all that, why would you even consider taking more exams?
Feelings, motivations and situations change.
So take them again when that happens.
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