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Forum: Group & Health Advanced Exam Yesterday, 09:37 PM
Replies: 131
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Posted By DataDan
anyone else surprised with what fell out of their...

anyone else surprised with what fell out of their exam packet?
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 07-14-2020, 06:36 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 343
Posted By DataDan
took the words right out of my mouth. Ill...

took the words right out of my mouth.

Ill give some credit to early education system in my area for teaching kids to read/write. If schools are good at one thing, its teaching basic literacy.
...
Forum: Group & Health Advanced Exam 07-14-2020, 03:25 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 13,998
Posted By DataDan
im throwing in the towel on studying. time to...

im throwing in the towel on studying. time to pack it up and relax.

see you guys on the other side.
Forum: Group & Health Advanced Exam 07-14-2020, 07:58 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 13,998
Posted By DataDan
Im guessing its an incredibly small subset of the...

Im guessing its an incredibly small subset of the exam takers. Im not convinced its worth thinking about at all.
Forum: Non-Actuarial Personal Finance/Investing 07-13-2020, 12:08 PM
Replies: 2,997
Views: 348,496
Posted By DataDan
Ive almost run my cycle of trying to time trades....

Ive almost run my cycle of trying to time trades. If I get a win its never enough and the rest of the time i lose. Title of the thread should be 'follow these simple steps to be miserable 100% of the...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Personal Finance/Investing 07-13-2020, 10:27 AM
Replies: 2,997
Views: 348,496
Posted By DataDan
sold amazon at 2400 thinking it was already crazy...

sold amazon at 2400 thinking it was already crazy high. I had jumped in at 2000.
Forum: Non-Actuarial Personal Finance/Investing 07-13-2020, 10:26 AM
Replies: 2,997
Views: 348,496
Posted By DataDan
JETS position about to expire. Looking at a 10%...

JETS position about to expire. Looking at a 10% gain over 2 months. Not too bad.

But I sold amazon shares to fund it. Which would have returned 30% over the same period.
Forum: Group & Health Advanced Exam 07-13-2020, 10:21 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 13,998
Posted By DataDan
Fall 19 exam is suspiciously lacking of appraisal...

Fall 19 exam is suspiciously lacking of appraisal questions.

One of the traps in the process is preparing for the previous exam and not the next exam.

Good luck on the home stretch. Hope you...
Forum: Group & Health Advanced Exam 07-13-2020, 08:52 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 13,998
Posted By DataDan
there is a decent appraisal question on the...

there is a decent appraisal question on the spring 2019 spec exam. (#5)

https://www.soa.org/globalassets/assets/files/edu/2019/spring/exams/edu-2019-05-ghspc-exam.pdf

the Spring FVA exam was...
Forum: Group & Health Advanced Exam 07-12-2020, 12:35 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 13,998
Posted By DataDan
the best list of exams/dates/times Ive seen. Its...

the best list of exams/dates/times Ive seen. Its burred in the SOA covid files.

https://www.soa.org/globalassets/assets/files/edu/2020/2020-exam-dates.pdf

You are correct that FVA is Wed, 1:30
Forum: Group & Health Advanced Exam 07-12-2020, 11:53 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 13,998
Posted By DataDan
I had 2 numbers for DPA FVA last sitting. ...

I had 2 numbers for DPA FVA last sitting.

Assume this will be the case until trans period ends.
Forum: Group & Health Advanced Exam 07-10-2020, 01:18 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 13,998
Posted By DataDan
For trans candidates: we just got an extra...

For trans candidates: we just got an extra sitting to finish DPA/FVA

hope no one needs that extra time, but its there.

I hope the push the PA requirement next.
Forum: Group & Health Advanced Exam 07-09-2020, 02:51 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 13,998
Posted By DataDan
Im trying to separate the EV and appraisal...

Im trying to separate the EV and appraisal concepts in my head. they are awkwardly similar but different. lot of terms that mean similar things.

getting anxious over exam locations. Feel like they...
Forum: Careers - Employment 07-09-2020, 01:16 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,042
Posted By DataDan
this can be very hard to get an honest answer on...

this can be very hard to get an honest answer on during interview process.

Could be a good reason and they will say 'due to growth we need more people' or 'previous guy retired/promoted/valid...
Forum: Careers - Employment 07-09-2020, 10:10 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,042
Posted By DataDan
wouldnt touch B. They can tout total comp...

wouldnt touch B. They can tout total comp potential all they want, but if the company has a bad year, you are SOL. To go from carrier to consulting you want to see a 15-20% increase in base imo....
Forum: Group & Health Advanced Exam 07-07-2020, 10:41 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 13,998
Posted By DataDan
any word on testing locations? SOA just says...

any word on testing locations? SOA just says update coming this week... but seems a little tight.
Forum: Non-Actuarial Personal Finance/Investing 07-06-2020, 01:57 PM
Replies: 2,997
Views: 348,496
Posted By DataDan
more like betting on the pats in the SB, even...

more like betting on the pats in the SB, even though you hate them, but the book gave them good odds. After your favorite team finished the regular season 4-12.
Forum: Non-Actuarial Personal Finance/Investing 07-06-2020, 01:05 PM
Replies: 2,997
Views: 348,496
Posted By DataDan
I dont think markets care about the current state...

I dont think markets care about the current state of the race yet so long as its still close. Id say around early oct when all the polls show biden by a mile the markets will start to get antsy and...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Personal Finance/Investing 07-06-2020, 10:29 AM
Replies: 2,997
Views: 348,496
Posted By DataDan
you can always find some metrics in the current...

you can always find some metrics in the current market that relate to something that happened before a crash in the past.

I dont think Q2 earnings will tank the market as a whole (a few single...
Forum: Careers - Employment 07-04-2020, 10:48 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 23,025
Posted By DataDan
There has been a sudden drop in demand. Prices...

There has been a sudden drop in demand. Prices and supply didnt have a chance to adjust yet. So I would say currently (for next EL hiring season), markets will be saturated with candidates.

should...
Forum: Group & Health Advanced Exam 07-04-2020, 10:43 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 13,998
Posted By DataDan
I am chugging through the M8 practice set this...

I am chugging through the M8 practice set this weekend.

some good ones, some are a little 'wtf?'. I worked in EV/appraisals for 5 years, so I kinda know this stuff, but I dont know how you would...
Forum: Group & Health Advanced Exam 07-03-2020, 10:53 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 13,998
Posted By DataDan
Some older ones that are just PV DE calcs ...

Some older ones that are just PV DE calcs

Fall2011 CSP 18a: https://www.soa.org/globalassets/assets/files/edu/edu-2011-11-csp-gh-pm.pdf
2010 CSP 11a:...
Forum: Careers - Employment 07-03-2020, 10:45 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 23,025
Posted By DataDan
has this thread really been idle for 2.5 years?

has this thread really been idle for 2.5 years?
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 07-01-2020, 02:07 PM
Replies: 199
Views: 6,814
Posted By DataDan
yikes. Sounds like a scary experience. ...

yikes. Sounds like a scary experience.

Thanks for the info.
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 07-01-2020, 01:54 PM
Replies: 199
Views: 6,814
Posted By DataDan
I have dryness in the throat 3-5 months out of...

I have dryness in the throat 3-5 months out of the year due to allergies. Also happens right before getting a cold, but I always think 'prob just allergies'


first time I tried a zinc cough drop...
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