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ASM Manual for Exam S

3rd Edition (2nd Printing)

The ASM eManual with Adobe Digital Editions
eManual requires installing Adobe Digital Editions or compatible software. We highly recommend you first download the software and test it out before purchasing. Subscriptions last 270 days and allow up to 30% of the manual to be printed. See the FAQ for details.

  • Covers Entire Syllabus
  • 1,002 Pages
  • Paper or Electronic
  • 6 Practice Exams
  • Formula Sheet
  • Tricks and Shortcuts
  • Discussion Forum

Written by an ExpertWho Has Helped Thousands Pass Their Exams


Abraham Weishaus Abraham Weishaus, PhD, FSA, CFA, MAAA is best known as the author of popular ASM study manuals for MLC, MFE, and C. He is also the instructor for our video lesson for those exams. Abraham is a veteran actuarial instructor and is currently an Adjunct professor at Columbia University. He served as a financial reporting actuary for 27 years at Guardian Life and served on the Society of Actuary's Education and Examination Committee, Individual Life and Annuity Section, from 1987 to 1997. Abraham is regularly on our discussion forums to answer any questions you have about the manuals, the video lessons, or studying for the exam.

Frequently Asked Questions

All ASM eManuals/Online Manuals are now delivered by Adobe Digital Editions. This new format allows you to download the manual using many devices and read at your convenience. This new format also allows you to search the entire manual making your study time more efficient. You will receive instructions and a download link upon purchase.

  • Can I download the eManual?

    ​Yes! You will receive a download link upon purchase. You must first install Adobe Digital Editions and authorize it with an Adobe ID.

  • Can I first test out Adobe Digital Editions?

    ​We highly recommend you install and test Adobe Digital Editions before purchasing an ASM eManual. Follow these instructions to test a sample.

  • Can I print the eManual?

    You may print up to 30% of the total pages of the manual. Printing must be done on one occasion and from the primary device.

  • How long is my subscription?

    You will have access to your Adobe Digital Editions eManual for 270 days.

  • Is there a Pass Guarantee?

    Pass guarantees are only available for eManuals purchased as part of the Study Bundle with Adapt and Video Lessons. You can purchase an additional subscription if you need to extend your eManual subscription.

  • Is the manual the most recent version?

    You will receive the most up to date version of the manual at time of download.

  • System Requirements

    You must install Adobe Digital Editions (ADE) on your PC, Mac, or other support device and authorize the software with an Adobe ID. Apps are available to view adobe digital editions files on iOS and Android devices, including Bluefire reader, DL reader, and txtr ebooks. Chromebooks are not compatible. Internet connection is only required for download, not for viewing.

  • Where can I find updated Errata?

    For MFE, MLC, C, ST, LC, and S, errta can be found on Dr. Weishaus' website. All other ASM Manual errata can be found on the ASM Manual website.

  • How much is shipping?

    Shipping is charged for all printed products. ​Shipping costs depend on the manual size and your location. Shipping costs are displayed on the registration page at checkout and are non-refundable. We do not currently offer expedited shipping. If you need access right away we recommend purchasing an eManual. ASM Manuals are shipped from the Actuarial Bookstore.

  • Is the manual the most recent version?

    Yes. You will receive the current version of the ASM Manual.

  • What is the format of the Printed Manual?

    ​The ASM Manuals are loose-leaf pages. You will need to provide your own binder.

  • Where can I find updated Errata?

    For MFE, MLC, C, ST, LC, and S, errta can be found on Dr. Weishaus' website. All other ASM Manual errata can be found on the ASM Manual website.

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