Hey there.  Nice to meet you!


I’m Brea, an Associate of the Society of Actuaries (ASA).

You probably found my website because you’re on your path to becoming an actuary. Or maybe you’re just considering the actuarial career and you’ve been doing some research.

Either way, you’re in the right place!

You’re going to love this website because it has so many things that you’re going to need on your actuarial journey that aren’t available anywhere else.

How do I know?  Well when I was going through the exact same process you are now, I found that there were some things missing.

  • There was information I wanted to know but couldn’t find online.
  • There were things I needed help with but couldn’t get.
  • There were tools I wish I had but they weren’t available.

That made my own journey longer, more stressful, and harder than it needed to be.  I don’t want that for you!

Everything is unique and fits a need that I know you and many others have.

If you’re just researching the actuarial career right now, you’ll find tons of articles explaining how the actuarial exam process works and what an actuary actually does day-to-day. There’s so much more information available too, for free, on my blog.

Maybe you’re writing your first exam and you’re not sure how to prepare a study strategy that will actually work.  Well, I can help with that. I’ve shown hundreds of others how to study for Exam P and FM.  Now it’s your turn!

Or you may have been studying hard for years, and now are preparing for your FSA exams.  When I was studying for my first fellowship exam, I was overwhelmed and wished I had known how to prioritize my study time.  That’s why I created this for you.

You may even be trying to get your first job right now and feel unsure about how to create a good resume even with little related experience.  Not to worry.  I’ve got a course for that.

See? All these resources are available to help you at whatever stage you’re at in your actuarial journey.  They’re things I wish I had when I was in your shoes.  And you won’t find them anywhere else.  That’s why Etched Actuarial is unique!

So now it’s time to take the next step in your career.  How can I help you? Scroll back up and click on the link associated with the step you’re currently on.  It may just be exactly what you need right now.

Good luck!

Breanne (Brea) Fried

My Credentials

I’m an ASA which means I’ve passed all the preliminary exams and met all the other requirements necessary in order to obtain associateship with the Society of Actuaries.  I’ve also passed the Life Pricing exam which is a fellowship level exam, and a couple fellowship modules as well.

For 4 years I worked in the group and S&R valuation area at a life insurance company in Canada.  I also spent a few months in the life insurance pricing area there.  In March 2018 I decided to commit 100% to Etched Actuarial so now I’m here helping you and other aspiring actuaries full-time.