Join Early Retirement Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 01-28-2015, 06:40 PM   #41
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
imoldernu's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Peru
Posts: 4,616
In the SOA (Society of Actuaries) page referenced, the complete paper by Anna Rappaport... (Caregiving ,Family, Health)... a 20 minute read, includes an excellent series of questions to be asked about CCRC's.
https://www.soa.org/Library/Monograp...aging-ltc.aspx
__________________

__________________
imoldernu is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 Early Retirement and Financial Independence Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

Are you planning to be financially independent as early as possible so you can live life on your own terms? Discuss successful investing strategies, asset allocation models, tax strategies and other related topics in our online forum community. Our members range from young folks just starting their journey to financial independence, military retirees and even multimillionaires. No matter where you fit in you'll find that Early-Retirement.org is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with our members, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create a retirement blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 01-28-2015, 10:50 PM   #42
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
Brat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Portland, Oregon
Posts: 5,914
The Society of Actuaries has a great website. I was one of those kids who teethed on a slide rule, so to speak. I would have loved to be an actuary. Today the number crunching is done by software, the important skill is what to include in your variables and the reliability of your underlying assumptions.

We purchased a 'paid up' LTC insurance policy and at a certain level hope it was a waste of good money.
__________________

__________________
Duck bjorn.
Brat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-2015, 09:39 AM   #43
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
braumeister's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Northern Kentucky
Posts: 8,601
Quote:
Originally Posted by Brat View Post
The Society of Actuaries has a great website. I was one of those kids who teethed on a slide rule, so to speak. I would have loved to be an actuary.
I had a good friend who became an actuary (several decades ago). He used to joke that an actuary was someone who wanted to be an accountant but didn't have the personality for it.

It was amazing to me that he said studying to become an actuary was the most challenging thing he had ever done. This from a guy who already had a Ph.D. in mathematics!
__________________
braumeister is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-2015, 10:06 AM   #44
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
Brat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Portland, Oregon
Posts: 5,914
"Back in the day", as I recall, there was only one or two academic programs for future actuaries. Women and certain groups were not encouraged to apply. Not so today.
__________________
Duck bjorn.
Brat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-2015, 10:37 AM   #45
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
 
Join Date: May 2014
Posts: 2,989
Quote:
Originally Posted by braumeister View Post
I had a good friend who became an actuary (several decades ago). He used to joke that an actuary was someone who wanted to be an accountant but didn't have the personality for it.

It was amazing to me that he said studying to become an actuary was the most challenging thing he had ever done. This from a guy who already had a Ph.D. in mathematics!
I'll agree with that (although I've got only a BA in Math). Actuarial programs were just opening up to women when I started in 1975. One huge benefit of those exams was that they were graded anonymously (and still are). You know the material, you pass. They have no idea of your age, gender, ethnicity, etc. If you were willing to put in the work it was a great way to get highly-respected professional credentials.
__________________
athena53 is offline   Reply With Quote
TransAmerica rate increase on 3/6/15
Old 03-03-2015, 10:22 AM   #46
Confused about dryer sheets
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Posts: 1
TransAmerica rate increase on 3/6/15

If you are in the market for LTC Insurance and are considering a policy from Transamerica, I understand they are making changes to the inflation protection rider and raising premiums for new policies, effective 3/6/2015. So if you are going with Transamerica, get your application submitted by Friday to take advantage of current rates. This is not an endorsement of LTC insurance or Transamerica, just a fellow retiree passing along some potential money saving advice.
__________________

__________________
FIRE'd at 51 on 7/5/13
woodosgood is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Long term loss combined with long term gain dmpi FIRE and Money 9 12-21-2012 04:27 PM
US Pulls plug on Long Term Care portion of health care reformct ("CLASS Act") samclem Other topics 14 10-15-2011 11:27 AM
Long-Term Care - Part of Health Care Reform Bill chinaco Health and Early Retirement 3 07-19-2009 03:53 PM
Scott Burns burns Home Depot REWahoo Other topics 17 03-06-2007 10:09 PM
A Slight Delay in eR REWahoo Other topics 8 03-05-2005 11:03 AM

 

 
All times are GMT -6. The time now is 02:57 AM.
 
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.