One Essential Rule to Budget Like An Actuary

We all know that the cornerstone of personal finance is setting a budget. It’s pretty much the first rung of the personal finance ladder. But do you know who are complete black-belt ninjas at budgeting? Continue reading One Essential Rule to Budget Like An Actuary

Lump Sum or Dollar Cost Average Investing? Part 2

Do you prefer to drip-feed your investments into the market rather than invest in one single “big-bang”? Part 1 compared Lump Sum (LS) and Dollar Cost Averaging (DCA) strategies. If you haven’t read it and you don’t want a spoiler then look away now Continue reading Lump Sum or Dollar Cost Average Investing? Part 2

Lump Sum or Dollar Cost Average Investing? Part 1

What do you do if you have a large lump sum you need to invest? Do you spread the payments out and drip feed them into the market? Continue reading Lump Sum or Dollar Cost Average Investing? Part 1

Teacher’s Pension Case Study – Mr Jumpstart

Did you see my recent article on putting a value on a traditional pension? I then followed it up with a case study from my fellow blogger Fiery Millennial. Did you try out for yourself my special actuary methods for valuing a pension? Did you feel like an actuary with a cool spreadsheet? Feels good huh? I bet after that you were like, “I’m now a big-ass actuary and am gonna take a limmo everywhere”. You’re welcome, coz that’s how we actuaries roll!

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Travel Hacking actuary on FIRE Style, and Embrace Your Inner Curmudgeon

Wanna learn how to travel hack like an actuary on FIRE? I betcha!

Wanna learn the secrets of credit card travel rewards, and how to maximize the value of those travel points? Yeah? Continue reading Travel Hacking actuary on FIRE Style, and Embrace Your Inner Curmudgeon