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Heard the one about the actuary?

What&#39s the difference between an IFA and an actuary? There are no jokes about IFAs. A quick search of the worldwide web barely reveals a single IFA joke yet the actuarial profession seems to revel in its own humorous potential.

Perhaps if the IFA sector wants to be taken seriously as a profession it needs its own culture of IFA jokes. You, the IFA reader, no doubt, do hear IFA jokes. The Diary would love to hear them at the usual email address.

In the meantime, here are some timeless actuary classics.

An actuary is someone who takes a fake bomb on a plane because he believes it decreases the chances of there being another one. What do actuaries use as contraceptives? Their personalities.

What is the difference between an actuary and a coconut? You can get a drink out of a coconut.

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