Brea & Etched Actuarial


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

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

Either way, I’m here to help!

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, about 10 years ago, I was going through the exact same process that you are now.

  • 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 journey to becoming an ASA longer, more stressful, and harder than it needed to be.  I don’t want that for you!

So, I created Etched Actuarial to help you learn all about the actuarial field, pass exams, get an internship and your first full-time actuarial job.

Now, whenever you need help or have questions, you can count on me to be there for you.  I can’t wait!

Fortunately, I offer lots of places that you can go for free to get guidance and support on your actuarial journey:

Youtube – I post videos here regularly, to be sure to subscribe so you don’t miss any of them.

Facebook – From the Etched Actuarial Facebook page, you can join my Exam P and FM private Facebook groups if you’re going to be taking one of those exams soon.

Email – I send out regular Exam P and FM study tips through email.

Study Strategy Program – This is the only program of it’s kind for actuarial exams.  In the program, I guide you step-by-step on how to prepare for your first actuarial exam.  I know the first exam is scary! So this way we can work closely together to make sure you’re fully prepared by exam day.

I can’t wait to connect with you!

Brea (Breanne) 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.

I received my Bachlor’s degree in Actuarial Science in 2013 from the University of Waterloo in Canada.

While in school, I completed three 8-month co-ops/internships at three separate insurance companies – Economical Insurance Company, London Life Insurance Company, and Desjardins Insurance Company.  All three of them taught me a lot, and prepared me for my first full-time job in the actuarial field.

After graduation, I worked for 4 years on the Group and S&R valuation team at Equitable Life Insurance Company in Canada.  I also spent a few months on the life insurance pricing team there too.

In March 2018, I decided to commit 100% to Etched Actuarial so now I’m here helping you and other aspiring actuaries full-time!