STUMP is by Mary Pat Campbell (aka meep), a life-annuity actuary [which means I talk about death statistics a lot]. I have an interest in public pensions, public finance, and mortality trends. I also love opera, Dickens, and sumo [not necessarily combined….but if it gets combined, watch out!].

I’m the MP part of STUMP — the STU part of STUMP is my husband Stu, and he’s my tech support. I wouldn’t be able to make all this work without him. He’s the silent partner, but I hear plenty.

If you have tips or just want to send me message, you can email me at: I’m on twitter as meepbobeep.

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You get notifications of new posts at STUMP, and maybe a little extra stuff. Every new post at my main site, STUMP, will be mirrored here at the substack.

Extra stuff on substack, compared to STUMP, may be links to my YouTube videos on various topics [especially the books I read] or recent tweets. I also have a podcast here at the substack called STUMP - Death and Taxes.

Paid subscriptions?

Paid subscriptions are for if you want to leave comments, or if you feel like throwing some money my way. Thanks! I really appreciate it!

I am not doing any paid-subscriber-only posts right now, so if you sign up for the free email notifications, you can see everything I post. I write because I want people to listen to me, and paying attention to me is the payment I really want.

But if you want me to pay attention to you… yeah, you have to pay for that privilege. ;)

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Public finance, pensions, mortality trends from the perspective of Meep (Mary Pat Campbell), a life-annuity actuary. Less frequent topics: data visualization, actuarial politics, literature, opera, and sumo.


In ABC order: Actuary, Catholic, cranky conservative, crocheter, Dickens fan, math geek, MSTie, North Carolinian, opera lover, Southerner, Wolfpacker, Yankee.