1. At CA we often talk about things on our “bucket list” – things we want to do in life. A lot of times its related to travel or an experience. Interesting story about bucket lists: A friend of my dad’s had on his bucket list to drink from the headwaters of the Deschutes River. He hiked…

  2. Today we had the joy of having two of our Coaches in the office, Abe Weishaus, PhD, FSA, CFA, MAAA, and Tim Huffman, PhD. Both are actuarial experts and great teachers. But if you look at our exam pages, like MFE for Abe or P for Tim, you’ll notice they aren’t the only faces there. At…

  3. Focus. We all know that’s what we need to learn. Coach K knows how to help you focus on precisely what you need to pass for Exam FM. That’s why he’s put together Review FM. The videos have an all new simplified format to help you focus in on the examples and teaching. Check out this sample video…

  4. Coaching Actuaries is now offering Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) exam prep with Adapt through our new brand AdaptPrep CFA. This was a natural decision for us given the overlap of topics and the number of actuaries who take the CFA. What is the CFA? The CFA is a designation for investment professionals, particularly those involved in…

  5. We’ve been seeing an increasing number of actuaries taking the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) exams, including many on the Coaching Actuaries staff! This is why Coaching Actuaries and Mike Carmody, FSA, CFA, MAAA (of StudyJAM fame) have launched AdaptPrep CFA, offering Adapt and our quality video learning experience to the CFA exams. What is CFA?…

  6. It is tough to understand the financial markets, stocks, and macro economics as played out in real life. Knowing the concepts is one thing, but figuring out how it really works is another. Its easier to deal with straight math. But financial markets are a lot about feelings and speculations. How “confident” investors feel impacts…

  7. Yes, close on the heels of our Corporate Finance announcement, VEE Applied Stats is now available too! I’m excited about this announcement because I personally really like stats. My picture is on the wall at my alma mater because my team won the school’s statistics competition. We analyzed various negative lifestyle habits of students and…

  8. I just got a new monitor with a high resolution (almost 4k). I use three monitors already so I didn’t think I needed a monitor with big resolution. Wow was I wrong. I have been blown away by how awesome that extra screen real estate is, especially for design, coding, and big spreadsheets. Its over…

  9. I still have those dreams where I show up to high school calculus and its finals and I realize I hadn’t studied or even been to class. I start to panic and eventually wake up all sweaty and stressed. Our goal at Coaching Actuaries is for you to have the complete opposite experience. We want…

  10. When I study, I rarely go back and re-read, except sections where I was daydreaming or thinking about something else and I know I didn’t really “read” it. Below is a great video that claims that re-reading is inefficient. The video provides some good tips, like testing your knowledge (practice problems!). I personally like writing…