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You just focus on studying. Let an expert worry about your study strategy.

— With Brea-Nicole Fried, ASA —

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Join the Next Step Community where I show you exactly how to structure your study strategy so that you pass your exam the first time.

“Accountability is the GLUE that ties commitment to RESULTS”

Ultimate Members Get Even More Benefits

We Guarantee You'll Pass Your Exam...First Time!

We’re 100% sure we can help you pass your exam on the first attempt.  If you don’t, we’ll pay for your second attempt registration fee! (Wow, you won’t find a guarantee like that anywhere else!)

Mentoring from an Exam Strategy Expert

It’s rare to have an actuarial mentor.  It’s hard to find someone that knows what to do and will show you exactly how to do it.  You’ll get complete 1-on-1 access to Brea-Nicole, your knowledgeable mentor, via Skype.

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Failed Exam Consultation

If you’ve failed your exam, we know that it can be difficult to figure out what you did wrong.  We work 1-on-1 with you to determine exactly what you need to change in your study strategy in order to pass your exam the next time around.

“Do something TODAY that you’re future self will thank you for”

Exam P/1 Failure Rates are Crazy High

January 2017 – 57.5% of candidates FAILED

November 2016 – 58.1% of candidates FAILED

September 2016 – 58.3% of candidates FAILED

Don’t risk being unprepared! These exams are not easy.

“Decide. Commit.  Succeed.  Do whatever it takes.”

Did You Fail Your Exam? Others Can Relate!

“I’ve taken it 3 times already, and pretty much willing to try anything to pass.” (Source)

“I failed the exam in September, mostly because I just got hung up on a few problems and rather than move on.” (Source)

“So I failed my first sitting of exam p.” (Source)

“I am really disappointed, I have sacrificed one month of summer vacation to study for exam P and I failed it as my first attempt.” (Source)

Don’t spend years and years re-studying and re-writing exams.

We are here for you.  We KNOW what you need to do.  We will get you a pass… guaranteed!

Consultation

Ultimate members get a complimentary “Failed Exam Consultation” where we will analyse your previous study strategy, determine what went wrong, and what you can do next time so that you won’t have to re-write the exam another time.

Customized Success Schedule

We’ll work together to design a personalized study strategy taking into consideration that you’ve already studied the material one time.  An exam re-write strategy is quite different than studying for the first time.

Bi-Weekly Check-Ins

We’ll have regularly scheduled check-in dates (2 per week) to address any issues that you’re having, adjust the study schedule if we feel that more study time will be needed, and discuss the study strategy for the upcoming days.  (E-mail or Skype)

If you’re not satisfied, you’re covered!

  • We pay your next exam registration fee if you fail your exam (Ultimate Package)

 

  • Get a 100% refund within 7 days of purchase if you’re not happy with your service

 

  • Switch to a Freebie account anytime (simply click a button and you’re out)

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it too late for me to start exam strategy coaching?

The most valuable parts of the Next Step Community are the personalized support and resources, as well as the Exam Pass Guarantee.  These are only offered in the Ultimate Package.  You can join as an Ultimate member at any time but for best results you should join at least 11-12 weeks before your exam.  In order to qualify for the Exam Pass Guarantee, you must join at least 12 weeks before your exam.

We also offer free memberships where you can access study groups, some resources and forum content.  You can join right now!

What is your refund policy?

We offer refunds to all members within 7 days of an Ultimate package purchase. If you are not satisfied with the package then just send us an email and we will refund your purchase. Our goal is to create a happy, thriving community. If you are not finding the package helpful and enjoying the experience, then we have no interest in forcing you to stay an unhappy member.

Where can I find further information about the Pass Guarantee?

Here are all the details:

  • As an Ultimate member, you are guaranteed to pass your first attempt at any SOA/CAS preliminary exam while an Ultimate member.  If you do not pass your first attempt, we will reimburse you for the cost of your second exam sitting (excluding any taxes)
  • There are some restrictions:
    • You must join the Exam Coaching forum within the community at least 2 months before your first attempt at the exam. You must remain an Ultimate member until your first exam date.
    • You must provide status updates at each scheduled check-in.
    • You must not fall more than 7 days behind the personalized study schedule that we create and agree upon (subject to changes we agree upon during studying).
    • If you fail your first attempt and are eligible for the Pass Guarantee, you must be an Ultimate member at least 2 months before your second exam attempt.
    • You must provide proof of failure on first attempt (if applicable).
    • You must provide proof of second exam attempt registration fee being paid.
    • I will provide notification before your exam of whether you met all the requirements in order to be eligible for the Pass Guarantee.
    • I will reimburse you with the second exam registration fee within 7 days of your second attempt at the exam.
    • You must provide electronic confirmation that you agree to the above requirements before we begin Exam Coaching.

If you have any further questions, please clarify them before joining as an Ultimate Member.  Questions can be sent to support@etchedactuarial.com and will usually be answered within 12 hours.

Is the Ultimate Membership worth the money?

The Next Step Community was created because it was something I (Brea-Nicole) wish I had when I was writing the preliminary exams. It took me 5 years to pass them all because I wasn’t doing it right at first.

I wish that I didn’t have to spend 5 years doing this and I would have done anything to learn these strategies earlier and be a part of a community of other aspiring actuaries that have the same goals as me.

Upon joining as an Ultimate member you will either PASS or you will FAIL.

If you PASS, great! Trust me, your older self will thank you that you spent a little extra money so that you could pass exams on the first attempt.

If you FAIL, consider this… Assuming you’re an Ultimate member for the 3 months before your exam, costing you $65×3=$195 BUT with the Exam Guarantee you would get your second attempt exam registration fee paid for which is $225.  So you would actually be making $30!

*Note: There is more information about the Exam Guarantee above.  There are certain requirements you need to meet in order to qualify.

Plus, if you’re not happy with the service you are getting, you can get 100% of your money back if you cancel within 7 days AND you are free to cancel after that at any time and you won’t be charged for the next month.  Simply just change your membership to a freebie account or contact us.

Plans and Pricing

Freebie Limited Membership

$0/mo
  • Study Groups
  • 15 Minute Consultation Call
  • Community Challenges
  • Module Collaboration Groups
  • Freebie Member Resources
  • Community Forums
  • 1-on-1 Personalized Study Coaching
  • 1-on-1 Personalized Resume and Job Search Coaching
  • Exam Pass Guarantee (P/FM)
  • Ultimate Member Resources
  • Schedule 1-on-1 Chat Time

Pay By Day Membership

$3/day
  • Study Groups
  • 15 Minute Consultation Call
  • Community Challenges
  • Module Collaboration Groups
  • Freebie Member Resources
  • Community Forums
  • 1-on-1 Personalized Study Coaching
  • 1-on-1 Personalized Resume and Job Search Coaching
  • Exam Pass Guarantee (P/FM)
  • Ultimate Member Resources
  • Schedule 1-on-1 Chat Time

Note: You can easily cancel at any time, just by switching your account to a Freebie account. If you decide that you'd like to cancel within 7 days of becoming an Ultimate Member we will refund 100% of your fees paid.

Don't Be Shy

If you have other questions that haven't been answered here, feel free to contact Brea-Nicole and we'll typically get back to you within 12 hours.

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