Saturday, January 09, 2010


I have been on the edge of my seat for quite some time. On November 9, I sat for my fifth actuarial exam, and a brief two months later I finally found out that I passed! So my many grueling hours of study have paid off.

After this test, I am finally more than halfway finished, which seems like a huge milestone. In order to be a full-fledged actuary (that is, an FSA), I will still need to pass four more exams, but the end seems to be in sight.

Abbie and I are celebrating this weekend by relaxing and eating a lot of buffalo chicken nachos!

You might not know much about actuaries, so here's a quick description from Wikipedia:
Actuaries evaluate the likelihood of events and quantify the contingent outcomes in order to minimize losses, both emotional and financial, associated with uncertain undesirable events.

Before you conclude that that sounds exceedingly boring and useless, consider that the comic series Batman featured a villain named the Actuary, a mathematical genius who applies formulas to aid the Penguin in committing crimes. So, before mocking an actuary in the future, be aware that we are a force with which to be reckoned.


Mom said...

Congratulations, Sweetie! You certainly deserved to pass since you studied an unbelievable amount of hours. I loved the cartoon of actuaries celebrating!

Rachel said...

Congrats David!!

Julie said...

Congratulations David!!! Hope you and Abbie enjoyed your relaxing, snack-filled weekend of celebration!

Danielle said...

CONGRATS!!!!! I'm so happy for you! We will definitely have to go out and celebrate!