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Understanding Personal Insurance and Finance
The Burnham System
CPCU 553
Basic Study Material

The Burnham System is written and frequently revised by

Ray Burnham, CPCU, CLU, ARM, AIC, AINS, AIS, API, SPPA, AIM, AIC-M, ARM-E, AU, AU-M, ALCM, AAI, AAI-M, APA, ARP, AIAF, AMIM, AAM, AIT, ARe, AFSB, ASLI, AIDA, ARC, ARM-P, REBC, RHU, ASF, LIA, CASL, and ChFC;

Jean O’Reilly, PhD, CPCU, ARM, AINS, AIS, API, AIC, SPPA, AIM, AIC-M. ARM-E, AU, AU-M, AAI, AAI-M, APA, AMIM, AIT, ARe, AFSB, ASLI, AIDA, ARC, ARM-P, and AIAF; and

Lisa Tobey, JD, CPCU, CLU, ARM, AINS, AIS, API, SPPA, AIM, AIC-M, ARM-E, AU, AU-M, AAI, AAI-M, APA, AIAF, AMIM, AIT, ARe, AFSB, ASLI, AIDA, ARC, ARM-P, ACS, RWCS, RHU, REBC, CASL, AIC, EA, and ChFC.

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CPCU 553
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Understanding Personal Insurance and Finance Study Guide

The Burnham System is the gold standard for the NEW CPCU 553 Exams. Using our guide you will learn everything needed to pass the NEW CPCU 553 Exam in the shortest time possible. Simply, you will learn more faster.


Included for FREE with your purchase of this Bound Study Guide:

  • CPCU 553 Audio Study Guide Narrations, in MP3 file format, expertly narrated by Lisa Tobey
  • CPCU 553 Digital Study Guide Book, in PDF file format
  • Ray's definitions for each assignment's key words and other new terms
  • A sample diagnostic exam with answers and explanations


PDF Notice: PDF files are not printable. They are digitally annotatable.


Current Text Edition: 1st


Ray's estimate of course difficulty (1, easiest and 10, hardest): 7


Number of study guide pages: 55

Covered within this study guide:

  • Personal Auto Insurance
  • Customizing Personal Auto Coverage
  • Protecting Residential Property
  • Managing Homeowner's Liability
  • Personal Financial Planning
  • Life and Health Insurance
  • Retirement Planning
  • Estate Planning

As a good study guideline, figure anything in those 55 pages might be on your exam and that there will be nothing on your exam that is not covered in those 55 pages.


Notice: AAI®, AFSB®, AIDA®, AINS®, AMIM®, ANFI®, APA®, CPCU®, SPPA® and AAI-M™, AIAF™, AIC™, AIC-M™, AIM™, AIS™, AIT™, API™, ARC™, ARe™, ARM™, ARM-E™, ARM-P™, ASLI™, AU™, and AU-M™ are registered (®) or unregistered (™) trademarks of the American Institute For Chartered Property Casualty Underwriters, d/b/a The Institutes. The Burnham System, Inc. is not affiliated or associated with The Institutes in any way, and The Institutes do not endorse, approve, support, or otherwise recognize The Burnham System, Inc. or its products or services.


The Burnham System is written and frequently revised by

Ray Burnham, CPCU, CLU, ARM, AIC, AINS, AIS, API, SPPA, AIM, AIC-M, ARM-E, AU, AU-M, ALCM, AAI, AAI-M, APA, ARP, AIAF, AMIM, AAM, AIT, ARe, AFSB, ASLI, AIDA, ARC, ARM-P, REBC, RHU, ASF, LIA, CASL, and ChFC;

Jean O’Reilly, PhD, CPCU, ARM, AINS, AIS, API, AIC, SPPA, AIM, AIC-M. ARM-E, AU, AU-M, AAI, AAI-M, APA, AMIM, AIT, ARe, AFSB, ASLI, AIDA, ARC, ARM-P, and AIAF; and

Lisa Tobey, JD, CPCU, CLU, ARM, AINS, AIS, API, SPPA, AIM, AIC-M, ARM-E, AU, AU-M, AAI, AAI-M, APA, AIAF, AMIM, AIT, ARe, AFSB, ASLI, AIDA, ARC, ARM-P, ACS, RWCS, RHU, REBC, CASL, AIC, EA, and ChFC.

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