• 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…

  • 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…

  • The key to passing STAM (or any exam for that matter) is to correctly answer all questions you know how to answer. This is different from answering as many questions as possible. There are 35 questions on the exam. Because STAM is a new exam, there are no historical pass marks. However, pass marks for…

  • Thanks for choosing Coaching Actuaries! We want to ensure you receive all the help you need to pass Exam STAM. Here 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…

  • Thanks for choosing Coaching Actuaries! We want to ensure you receive all the help you need to pass Exam C. Here 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…

  • The key to passing MAS-I (or any exam for that matter) is to correctly answer all questions you know how to answer. This is different from answering as many questions as possible. The CAS has stated that candidates should expect 35-40 questions on the exam. Each question worth two points. According to the CAS, the…

  • The key to passing C (or any exam for that matter) is to correctly answer all questions you know how to answer. This is different from answering as many questions as possible. There are 35 questions on the exam. According to the SOA, the recent historical pass marks for C have been a little under…

  • Thanks for choosing Coaching Actuaries! We want to ensure you receive all the help you need to pass Exam P. Here 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…

  • The key to passing P (or any exam for that matter) is to correctly answer all questions you know how to answer. This is different from answering as many questions as possible. There are 30 questions on the exam. According to the SOA, the recent historical pass marks for P have been a little over…

  • The key to passing MFE is to answer all the questions that you know how to do correctly. There are 30 questions in the MFE exam. On the SOA website, you can see that the recent historical pass marks for MFE (the previous version of IFM) were around 72%. So, you know you need to…