• This is blog 4 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. In this blog, I’ll share the key to a great career and building a great company is honest feedback. As far as I can remember, I’ve…

  • (This is part 3 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. In this blog, I’ll distinguish what I’ve learned as the difference between leading and managing.) Certainly, when your staff increases from 5 to 31, it requires…

  • 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…

  • (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…

  • Guest Blog by Mike Jennings, FSA, CERA, co-founder of Rethink Studying The Science of Expert Performance You’ve probably heard of the “10,000 hour rule” popularized by Malcom Gladwell’s book Outliers; you need 10,000 hours of deliberate practice to achieve mastery in any field. Gladwell based this idea off a research study of musicians. The original researcher…

  • Thanks for choosing Coaching Actuaries to help prepare for Exam MLC! Below are a few recommendations on how to use our products. Phase 1: Learn To learn the material, read the online manual and/or watch the video lessons. Attempt the examples on your own even if you have seen the solution. Do your best to…

  • Written by Bryce Peterson of the University of Michigan There are many important decisions that you, a student actuary, will make in your journey to a successful actuarial career. Among these are which school to attend, which society to pursue credentials with, and which companies to apply to. However, one of the most important choices a young…

  • Written by Shambhu Rajeev of Binghampton University The basis of communication and learning is asking meaningful questions and seeking rich answers. We do this every day in many forms, explicitly and implicitly, whether that is by asking direct questions to other people or doing a quick online search or even looking inward and questioning ourselves….

  • VEE Applied Statistics

    I’m excited to announce a new feature for our VEE Applied Statistics course! To help you learn, we now allow you to count the highest of your first two attempts of each assignment toward towards your final grade. This is possible because we’ve more than doubled the size of our VEE Applied Stats question bank….

  • Written by Byron Brane, Vice President of the Actuarial Society at the University of South Florida “I chose a half measure, when I should have gone all the way.” -Mike Ehrmantraut, Breaking Bad Often in our exam preparation, we will seek out the advice of others who have already passed. When I was studying for exam P/1,…