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Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 12-27-2019, 11:19 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,949
Posted By The_Polymath
Just the latest iphone 11 (she still had an...

Just the latest iphone 11 (she still had an iphone 6s)

My wife much prefers travel/experiences over material gifts, so am planning quite a few nice trips for us next year.
Forum: Careers - Employment 12-27-2019, 09:41 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 7,122
Posted By The_Polymath
I'm not sure this is accurate. References...

I'm not sure this is accurate.

References matter. If you got fired at company A because you just didn't cut the mustard at the job, then that is material to me, in the context of my decision...
Forum: Careers - Employment 12-27-2019, 09:35 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 7,122
Posted By The_Polymath
The UK is way better than the US at protecting...

The UK is way better than the US at protecting BAME candidates in the interview process.

Additionally, because of the Equality Act I cannot see how an employer could possibly use your faith to...
Forum: TV Shows, Movies, Books, etc 12-23-2019, 04:32 PM
Replies: 204
Views: 8,371
Posted By The_Polymath
Yep. This happens a lot and is very annoying.

Yep. This happens a lot and is very annoying.
Forum: TV Shows, Movies, Books, etc 12-23-2019, 01:17 PM
Replies: 204
Views: 8,371
Posted By The_Polymath
Downloaded the torrents to watch on my flight to...

Downloaded the torrents to watch on my flight to Rio yesterday.

Binged on Ep 1 - 7

I have to admit, this is a really good show so far.
Forum: General Actuarial 12-23-2019, 09:56 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,377
Posted By The_Polymath
Just so I understand, You came to the UK...

Just so I understand,

You came to the UK from abroad (Asia?) to work for a UK insurer, while doing the SOA exams, and not the IfoA ones.

Or where you qualified when you came to the UK?
Forum: Non-Actuarial Personal Finance/Investing 12-23-2019, 09:48 AM
Replies: 1,825
Views: 264,085
Posted By The_Polymath
I bought 100k of stock. Not 100k shares. This...

I bought 100k of stock. Not 100k shares. This is about 2% of our portfolio now (my wife and I recently combined our investments). Net Worth is probably less than 1% at this point but hard to say...
Forum: General Actuarial 12-23-2019, 09:33 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,377
Posted By The_Polymath
This is a bit of a red herring. The IfoA is...

This is a bit of a red herring.

The IfoA is highly unlikely to not give MR to CAS/SOA after this review.

The Court Case they lost forced them to do "something" to show the court they were...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 12-20-2019, 09:17 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 2,661
Posted By The_Polymath
I dont see a friendship request.

I dont see a friendship request.
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 12-20-2019, 07:59 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 2,661
Posted By The_Polymath
Must have been an echo..

Must have been an echo..
Forum: General Actuarial 12-20-2019, 06:49 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,377
Posted By The_Polymath
Well, I've toyed with the idea of adding an FCAS...

Well, I've toyed with the idea of adding an FCAS to my list of designations.

Just think of the mocking possibilities it would give me on here.

Might be worth the effort.
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 12-20-2019, 06:22 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 2,661
Posted By The_Polymath
As an Actuary, your life position has been mostly...

As an Actuary, your life position has been mostly framed by being abused by jerks growing up, hence your views about their behavior.

Newsflash: you're just a bit weird. The Jerks you describe...
Forum: General Actuarial 12-20-2019, 06:10 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,377
Posted By The_Polymath
The IfoA exam is a joke for sure, but the CAS one...

The IfoA exam is a joke for sure, but the CAS one is only marginally more difficult.

I could pass both easily.
Forum: TV Shows, Movies, Books, etc 12-20-2019, 06:08 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,660
Posted By The_Polymath
I love this show because it is so realistic when...

I love this show because it is so realistic when it comes to human behavior.
Forum: Careers-Employment: United Kingdom / Europe 12-20-2019, 05:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,658
Posted By The_Polymath
They pay more because Swiss is more expensive. ...

They pay more because Swiss is more expensive.

They also value UK Actuaries, as they know that on the life side we are better trained.

Eventually, all of this reaches a balance as Swiss and...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Personal Finance/Investing 12-20-2019, 05:42 PM
Replies: 1,825
Views: 264,085
Posted By The_Polymath
What a bunch of peasant Actuaries. You folks...

What a bunch of peasant Actuaries.

You folks really need to learn to take risks with your disposable income other than index funds.
Forum: TV Shows, Movies, Books, etc 12-20-2019, 05:20 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,660
Posted By The_Polymath
Just binged on Season 4 I love this show. It...

Just binged on Season 4

I love this show. It just keeps on getting better, and better.
Forum: Non-Actuarial Personal Finance/Investing 12-20-2019, 05:05 PM
Replies: 1,825
Views: 264,085
Posted By The_Polymath
Learn to invest properly or get left behind. ...

Learn to invest properly or get left behind.

Your choice.
Forum: Non-Actuarial Personal Finance/Investing 12-20-2019, 04:47 PM
Replies: 1,825
Views: 264,085
Posted By The_Polymath
I decided to go long on Deutsche Bank AG ...

I decided to go long on Deutsche Bank AG

Bought €100k shares@7.12
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 12-06-2019, 04:34 PM
Replies: 384
Views: 8,119
Posted By The_Polymath
Worker bees like the people on this site just...

Worker bees like the people on this site just need a strong directive hand.

They just can't be allowed to participate in decisions that affect larger concerns. They don't have the aptitude or...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 12-06-2019, 03:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 345
Posted By The_Polymath
In my experience, these sorts of tests are done...

In my experience, these sorts of tests are done mostly to keep from hiring people.

This means that hiring folks want to be able to point to actively trying to hire people, while asking the people...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 12-06-2019, 03:03 PM
Replies: 384
Views: 8,119
Posted By The_Polymath
Gattaca comes to mind.

Gattaca comes to mind.
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 12-06-2019, 02:58 PM
Replies: 384
Views: 8,119
Posted By The_Polymath
I'm the Global Elite. My genes are superior...

I'm the Global Elite.

My genes are superior to yours
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 12-06-2019, 02:54 PM
Replies: 384
Views: 8,119
Posted By The_Polymath
They are American. On average they are bound to...

They are American. On average they are bound to be uglier than Spanish/Brazilian. So safe bet on my end
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 12-06-2019, 02:53 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,606
Posted By The_Polymath
So...she works at GEICO?

So...she works at GEICO?
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