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Actuarial Exams are frustrating. We’re here to help.
Hey everyone, Roy Ju here. When I finished my exams in 2015, the SOA announced that I became the youngest FSA of all time. I received a flood of emails asking for actuarial exam advice, and I shared my study methods with my close friend, Mike Jennings. He used them to accelerate his exam progress (passing two prelim exams, one fellowship exam, all FAP modules, and all FSA modules within 1.5 years after experiencing a frustrating 2 year exam drought)…so we knew there was something special with this approach. After receiving several more emails, I partnered with Mike, and we wrote a book to share our methods.
In addition to the book, we are offering free study tips in the Articles section of our website. Reach out to us if you have any questions – we would love to hear from you and help you along your exam journey.
The most common advice for actuarial exams is to do as many practice problems as possible. It works, but is it optimal? Here are two ways to take a quality over quantity approach.read more
People told me I needed 300-500 study hours to pass a 5-hour FSA exam. I didn’t have time for that – I still needed to balance writing a book, my actuarial job, and wedding planning. Here’s my experiment to cut down on study time.read more
Students often discuss strategies for reviewing actuarial exam material (which practice problems to use, or how many to complete). However, there is a key part of the study process that is often overlooked in discussions of study strategy.read more
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