Actuaries usually work within an insurance environment because they are highly skilled in mathematics and finance. Learn about alternative places where actuaries work to calculate risk with help from a portfolio manager in this free video on financial planning. Expert: Gregory Bramwell-Smith Bio: Gregory Bramwell-Smith is the relationship and portfolio manager at Bramwell-Smith Associates. Filmmaker:…

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While 90% of the U.S. population is bemoaning the quickly approaching April 15th tax deadline, I am waiting for my gift from the IRS. I big fat refund. How you ask? I take advantage of the one last tax shelter available to the average person. Before I tell you my best tax tips for 2006,…

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If you want an investment that goes only one way- upwards- you should consider investing in real estate. Other avenues are either low-return or high-risk ones. This means you are either stuck in an unprofitable allocation of your money or walking a thin line with potential risk of bankruptcy. You can avoid both these extremes…

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By "fully invested", I mean at 100% of your normal stock allocation. So if your default position is 60% stocks and 40% other investments I would call a 60% allocation to stocks to be fully invested. For the record, I am mostly out of stocks and hedged to the downside, so I’m not cheerleading for…

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Currently, the Los Angeles schools have $20 billion in construction and renovation projects for Los Angeles schools’ facilities underway or planned. Unfortunately, the Los Angeles schools’ officials expect a funding shortfall from known resources and are looking to the state legislature for a solution. According to Los Angeles schools’ chief facilities executive, Guy Mehula, the…

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I have no clue what to choose- here are some options. I am in my early 20s. I heard people say you can risk it now. I just have noooooooooooooo clue anything about 401k – Can you recommend any of the ones pasted below? Does anything sound interesting to you? OR where can i research…

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Are you one of the few who despite the financial turmoil has been able to save some cash? Do you have cash on hand because you sold the rest of your stock or mutual fund portfolio after watching it drop? If the answer is yes, I have one question for you, what are you going…

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