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    I would recommend taking 2 before 1 in this case....

    I would recommend taking 2 before 1 in this case. You do not have to take the exams in order. However, I would recommend getting the first two done before completing the other preliminary exams.
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    I am not a huge fan of memorization but certain...

    Hi all, Iím new here and from what Iíve read so far it sounds like itís best to do as many practice problems as possible. Iíve been doing a lot of problems, but Iím wondering how important is it to...
  3. With your background, I would go with P since you...

    With your background, I would go with P since you have had statistics. Then, you can take some courses related to interest theory down the line and then get FM also out of the way. Also take the...
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    There is no sequence you must follow. Exam P/1...

    There is no sequence you must follow. Exam P/1 and Exam FM/2 are not really that related so a number of people take FM before P. I would recommend having P and FM passed before MLC, MFE or whatever...
  5. Nobody can give you an exact answer since we...

    Nobody can give you an exact answer since we don't know what your market location will be like in a year but if you pass at least one exam, you should have a pretty good chance. Pass two exams and...
  6. I would go up to my manager at the insurance...

    I would go up to my manager at the insurance company every sitting and ask. They paid for it twice I believe.
  7. I got two 5's before I passed. Now that I...

    I got two 5's before I passed. Now that I actually get study time at work and things paid for, I seem to be passing at a quicker rate.

    Definitely don't worry if it takes you a few tries.
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    B.S. Mathematics B.A. Economics

    B.S. Mathematics
    B.A. Economics
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    Is calc very important to this field -...

    Is calc very important to this field - absolutely!

    However, you probably will not see too much multivariable stuff on exams and/or your workplace (but possibly a little). If you have a pretty...
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    A lot of people do not see any purpose in...

    A lot of people do not see any purpose in continuing the exam process. People have families or whatever and life just gets busy so to them it is not worth doing all of that studying. If your...
  11. I made $17 when I was interning two years ago. ...

    I made $17 when I was interning two years ago.

    You do have to factor in the cost of living where you live. I lived in a fairly high cost of living area. Not sure where you work but you should...
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    You could teach yourself Visual Basic with spare...

    You could teach yourself Visual Basic with spare time if you have it. Just start recording macros and looking at the code it gives you. I think if you tell an interviewer you taught yourself some...
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    The amount of programming an actuary does really...

    The amount of programming an actuary does really vary. Visual basic really comes in handy. At my job we do not technically need it, but the code I have written has really helped me and my...
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    I would go up to your boss and tell him/her your...

    I would go up to your boss and tell him/her your situation. I do not see how that could hurt. See where the discussion goes from. I was pretty much told a position would be waiting for me upon...
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    Thanks! Page 118 - 119. You just have to use...

    Thanks! Page 118 - 119. You just have to use the Conditional Variance Formula which I would have never thought of since I have not used it in maybe four years.
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    Thanks. How complicated is the derivation for...

    Thanks. How complicated is the derivation for Var(S)? Any chance I could see a few of the first steps at least? I cannot seem to find this anywhere online.
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    May 2007 Exam Question 6

    Here is the link to the old exams:
    http://www.soa.org/education/resources/edu-multiple-choice-essay-examinations.aspx

    For number six, I do not understand why the Variance of the donations is...
  18. I do not know how much of a short cut it is but...

    I do not know how much of a short cut it is but the increasing annuity formula is: (adotn - nv^n)/i . So basically just enter everything for adotn (making sure of course you are in BEG mode) and for...
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    I barely passed it on my first try last time. I...

    I barely passed it on my first try last time. I didn't think I was actually going to pass. I used ASM and knew how to attack all the problems but I wasn't prepared for how fast I needed to go. ...
  20. In addition to the above, take courses offered by...

    In addition to the above, take courses offered by your college that will cover your VEEs:
    http://www.soa.org/files/pdf/edu-vee-dir-approved-courses.pdf
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    This is a very good combination. First of all...

    This is a very good combination. First of all certainly your Economics major should cover your Economics VEE (although I bet your actuarial science degree would do the same). Also, there is a lot...
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    Poll: Although I voted P, I feel it could go either...

    Although I voted P, I feel it could go either way. As I've had a lot more experience with probability than finance, I found P easier but I imagine some feel FM is easier.
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    Thanks guys!

    Thanks guys!
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    New FM Material Sample Problems?

    I thought I saw a little while ago that SOA will be posting sample FM questions on the recently added (last sitting) material. After a cursory look, I don't see any extra problems on their sample...
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    My high school calc teacher used to be an actuary...

    My high school calc teacher used to be an actuary and said it might be a good match for me. I looked at beanactuary.org and knew it was perfect. I wanted to avoid a lot of schooling, be paid fairly...
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