According to Wikipedia, an Actuary is a business professional who deals with the financial impact of risk and uncertainty. Basically, actuaries are super smart individuals, with an unfair reputation for being super boring. But not all actuaries are boring. Did you know that an actuary even appeared in 4 issues of the Batman comic?“Actuary was a mathematical genius who allied himself with the Penguin. He was able to apply formulas to the Penguin’s criminal schemes.”
The profession also consistently ranks among the best jobs and ranked No. 1 for 2013 (http://www.careercast.com/jobs-rated/best-worst-jobs-2013). So the next time I’m asked what Watkins Ross does, maybe I’ll avoid the glazed over eyes and just tell them that WR employs one of the most sought after professions; that these super genius, intellectual masterminds (working closely with the other highly credentialed staff) help savvy business owners maximize their retirement plans to get the best tax deferred savings. I challenge you to show me a business owner with glazed over eyes when you mention tax deferred savings!