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Thread: New exam tips posted by Actuarial Educational Services

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    New exam tips posted by Actuarial Educational Services

    Steve Paris and I have begun to post a weekly tip on our website, www.actuarialeducation.com. The first two are a little theoretical, but we think they will help you make sense of some of the forward price formulas in the financial economics/derivatives material. The later tips will likely be mostly ones you can use directly. To view them, go to www.actuarialeducation.com, click to the 'Exam FM Tips' page, and then click on the tip you want to see. We should have a new one about every week.

    We hope these help you!

    Joe
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    Just to ask, has anyone found the tips to be helpful?
    Joseph (Joe) Boor, FCAS
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    Quote Originally Posted by joeboor View Post
    Just to ask, has anyone found the tips to be helpful?
    I find it kind of hard to read the tips with the font and background you have. It hurts my eyes to read. May just be me but solid backgrounds with solid fonts work best.

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    Fonts, etc.

    We really didn't anticipate that this might give some folks some grief. We want to present a nice, polished appearance, but didn't realize the effect on you. We'll consider some changes for next week, although I don't yet know how complex it may be to change things.

    Joe
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    Quote Originally Posted by joeboor View Post
    We really didn't anticipate that this might give some folks some grief. We want to present a nice, polished appearance, but didn't realize the effect on you. We'll consider some changes for next week, although I don't yet know how complex it may be to change things.

    Joe
    Ultimately it's up to you how you present your information. I've just taken a course or two where we had to design a website and the consensus was always that you make the site has simple has possible (which you have done). I also haven't had my eyes check in almost 4 years and am due to go in haha. Looks great though.

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    I agree about the background. The "stucco wallpaper" makes the whole thing difficult to read. A white background would probably be easier on the eye.
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    I agree with the previous posters. The background you have had kind of a weird effect. I can read it, but it's not crystal clear, and kind of... unappealing. I've already sat for FM so I didn't bother to read your tips, but I did notice you are trying to sell a seminar or something. I think with so much competition out there, you might want to hire someone to do your website for you. It's really bland, and with so many other sites offering the same thing, you might lose customers just because your site looks like a project done by some highschooler in website design 101.

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    I also want to let you know that there are some grammar errors. Also you aren't utilizing the whole website space. On the home page, there is a huge blank spot on the right hand side.

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