1. Written by Neil Nguyen: I am a planner. If you are like me, you get excited when a brand new manual is in the mail. 4 months before the exam, you delicately set up a study schedule, and of course, constantly check Actuarial Outpost. Having gone over the syllabus, you decided ahead of time what…

  2. Written by Baron Cao: This is a question I asked myself when I was at the P/1-FM/2 crossroad. It’s not like a LeBron James decision where you can only choose one and regret it afterwards. Actuarial students have to pass both exams anyway. However, if you are curious, here are my comments. A couple of…

  3. Continued from Part 1 & Part 2. The first factor of predicting success was discussed in Part 2. Now, let’s examine the second factor – the number of Adapt exams that a user has completed. Is this a good predictor of whether or not an Adapt user will pass? To predict if an Adapt user…

  4. Continued from Part 1. How Well Does Adapt Predict Success? To answer this question, let’s first look at the factors that could impact the success of an Adapt user. We’ve identified 3 possible factors. First, the user’s earned level. Second, the number of practice exams the user has completed. Third, the features of Adapt. The…

  5. Last year, some of our staff members attended the Actuarial Research Conference (ARC). They put together a presentation on Adapt. We wanted to share the research with all of you! This is a 3-part blog series: Blog 1: Background Blog 2: Discussing Success Factor 1 Blog 3: Discussing Success Factors 2 & 3 Let us…

  6. Written by Lee Ping Chong: As a yoga practitioner, my yoga teacher always says how we react on the mat is how we react in our real lives. I always have that in mind, so when I do my yoga practice, I hope to bring my best habits on to the mat, and also the best…

  7. Written by Jon Lai:  Your EL is Only a Gauge of Your Odds Let’s be realistic. Guarantees are likely the rarest things in life. Passing an actuarial exam is no exception to this. No amount of exam preparation or resources could ever guarantee anyone a pass. Here at Coaching Actuaries, we are highly aware of…

  8. Written by Paul Ireland, VP of Product Management: My New Year’s resolution is to keep you all better informed on the new products and innovations here at CA, and to do so in a less stoic fashion. So here goes my first attempt – feel free to give some feedback in the comments. This is post…

  9. Written by Jon Lai:  What usually rides the media waves these days? Typically, something newsworthy. Controversial issues. International tensions. Pentatonix posting their latest Christmas YouTube videos. You get the point. Have you noticed a less-than-obvious commonality among newsworthy items? The commonality is this: they are outliers. Not every day are there protestors on the streets; not…

  10. Every year presents more online education opportunities than the last. We at Coaching Actuaries want you to have the best learning opportunities possible, whether or not they come from us. Coursera put together a good set of classes on data and technology. You will be familiar with the statistical topics such as data analysis and…