Acturial Study Materials

Interactive Study Manual + Videos + Bootcamp for Exam FM

By: Cherry & Shaban

Edition: 16th Edition

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Your comprehensive Study Program comes with: 

  • Study Manual

    • Comprehensive syllabus coverage (500+ pages)

    • 9 Chapters organized to help you study 

    • 200+ Examples

    • 570+ Exercises

    • Over 1000 Problems 

    • 6 Full-Length Exams (with over 180 questions)

    • 9 sets of Calculator Notes with detailed instructions

  • Instructional Videos

    • 56 Instructional Videos 

    • 10+ hours of video content 

  • GOAL – Exam Question Database

    • 1000+ problems with detailed solutions

    • 3 Learning Modes spanning 3 Difficulty Levels 

      • Practice: select the syllabus topic(s), level of difficulty and begin.

      • Quiz: select the topic(s), difficulty, number of problems and set the timer.

      • Simulated Exams: 13 comprehensive simulated exams with predetermined problems withheld from the practice and quiz modes. Including 2 Challenge Level exams!

  • Other Ways to Learn

    • 119 Virtual Flashcards to assist with memorization of key formulas and concepts

    • Comprehensive Formula & Review Sheet

  • Better Ways to Organize

    • Study Planner  that follows your manual to take the guesswork out of your study schedule and get you quick access to relevant study materials.

    • Topic Search - fully linked to seamlessly read, watch, and practice


About Bootcamp:

Overview: This highly intensive, 3-part live online instruction course will meet on the three Saturdays leading up to the exam with Professor Joe Sadow, MS. During the live sessions the exam material will be reviewed, with special focus on harder topics, common errors, and exam strategy. Professor Sadow will guide the class through key examples and answer any particular questions you’d like to discuss. The live bootcamp sessions are recorded and hosted privately for viewing in case you miss a session or want to review a past session. Beyond that, the professor will assign select review exercises to guide your study (through Academic Goal) and be available for Q&A email correspondence. 

Bootcamp Sittings:

Exam FM Sitting

Session 1

Session 2

Session 3

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October 2023




December 2023




February 2024




April 2024




June 2024




August 2024




Sessions will begin at 10 am EST.


About your Professor

Joe Sadow holds a masters degree in computational and applied mathematics from Arizona State University, having focused research on numerical approaches to solve inverse problems. After teaching at local community colleges for a year or so, Joe was fortunate enough to start a career in 2019 as an actuarial analyst working on various aspects of California's Medicaid program. Love of teaching and interacting with students has compelled Joe to continue to moonlight teaching college math courses since starting graduate school in 2015. Fortune struck again when Joe partnered with ACTEX in 2021 to help create actuarial exam study materials. During time off, Joe enjoys learning chess, French, and testing out ideas for math videos on his wife, Allison and corgi-chihuahua mix, Clive.

About the Author: 

Abraham Weishaus Ph.D., FSA, CFA, MAAA

Abraham was formerly a financial reporting actuary for Guardian Life Insurance Company. He served on the SOA's Education and Examination Committee for 11 years. He also taught exam preparation courses for the Actuarial Society of Greater New York (ASNY) for 15 years, for CAMAR for 6 years, and for St. Johns University for 5 years.. Abe is currently a professor at Columbia University, where he has been teaching for over 10 years. He has been an ASM author for over 20 years and publishes material for exams P, FAM, ALTAM, ASTAM, SRM, MAS-I, and MAS-II.


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Actuarial Study Materials

ASM has been helping students prepare for actuarial exams since 1983. We offer study materials for Exams P/1, FM/2, MLC, MFE/3F, C/4, S and EA-1, EA-2F and EA-2L, written by an outstanding team of authors. ASM Products are sold at ACTEX Learning | Mad River Books and The Actuarial Bookstore.