1. Did you know anything about actuaries when you were a kid? We put together an actuary-themed alphabet book to help readers of any age learn more about what actuaries do! We hope it helps in its own small way to introduce kids to a career that combines math and business to solve problems around the…

  2. (This is blog 2 of 7, where I share lessons I’ve learned the last few years as I’ve seen Coaching Actuaries grow from a staff of 5 to 31.) Actuaries must solve some of life’s more difficult problems. I mean really difficult. Most actuaries work with a company, such as an insurance company, where their…

  3. There are many reasons we start a company. One common reason is we want to build something that will grow. That was why I started my company in 1995. Originally, called SALT Solutions, now you know it as Coaching Actuaries. The company has always provided actuarial consulting and actuarial education. My friends told me that…

  4. I’m writing this blog on 8/27/2018, the day my third grandchild was born. Dates are important in life. But, they are also important for actuaries, both on the job and for passing the exams. On the surface, it may seem like managing dates is easy because usually it only involves finding the time difference between…

  5. Coaching Actuaries' Coach Kester (left), with DePaul University Professor and Executive Director of Fred Arditti Center for Risk Management Tom Edwalds (right)

    Coaching Actuaries was proud to be a sponsor of last week’s Midwest Actuarial Student Conference at DePaul University in Chicago! The turnout was fantastic, and we got to meet many of our wonderful customers and many other future actuaries. If you’ve never been to the conference or another like it before, here are three reasons…

  6. A look at the new Section Report

    You may have noticed that we’ve made several changes recently. The goal, of course, is to improve your test prep experience. With our new platform being live for over a month now and other changes being made along the way, I thought it would be good to provide an update on our changes. First, we…

  7. Major changes are coming for students preparing for Associate designations from the CAS or SOA. CAS Changes Earlier, the CAS announced their new exam S. There is still a small window where students can avoid taking exam S by taking the Applied Stats VEE course. The deadline for passing Applied Stats is August 31, 2016….

  8. After each exam, we ask you, our customers, what you like about our products and, more importantly, what suggestions you have for improvement. As always, thank you to those who complete our surveys. Your valuable feedback helps us learn how to serve you better. Many of the suggestions are relatively minor, perhaps one topic is…

  9. Last Saturday, I had the opportunity to run the Drake 1/2 marathon. One benefit of long distance running is “undistracted” thinking. I’m 52, so my peak running days are in the distant past. But,this run was one of my most rewarding runs. Ironically, I wasn’t well prepared for the run. For me, running in the…

  10. Our Company started as SALT Solutions in 1995. SALT’s first product was educational content and software for upper level actuarial exams. In the 2000’s, we transitioned to the lower level exams and exited the upper level exams. With the advent of Adapt, we changed our name to Coaching Actuaries starting a new focus on the…