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Message Board Rules and NetiquetteAs the community continues to grow and evolve, let's try to keep it at least somewhat civil, useful and entertaining. To that end, here are a few items to keep in mind as you participate in the community: Please do your best to avoid starting a thread on a topic that's already been discussed. Us...
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How much do I need to my name to buy a nice car?I think I need the Suze Orman show for this. I have no concept of how much it takes to buy a nice car. Assume I have to make the insurance payments and everything. I currently have a car that may be worth 13 or 14k. I'm not married and my main expense is Apt rent which comes out to about 8500/year...
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At Least 1 in 4 Harvard Grads Skip Sex In CollegeIf you've been around WSO long enough to witness all of the "How do I talk to another human being?!?!" threads, perhaps this won't surprise you, but a survey by the Harvard Crimson of graduating seniors showed that 1 in 4 Harvard students simply skip out on sex during college. The survey goes on to...
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Amusing description of Business Insider I just read"Used to be a dealbreaker competitor until the founder, Henry Blodget, realized the only way to make money in online media is via spamming stupid click bait slideshow articles that steal other people's content Then he got Bezos to invest and now they try to produce their own shitty content but gener...
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Lehman’s Fuld, 7 Years Later, Says ‘Perfect Storm’ Caused CrisisMaybe this is why I haven't seen any comments from @DickFuld today.. http://blogs.wsj.com/moneybeat/2015/05/28/fuld-in-... I guess this means he is the real Dick Fuld after all... ...
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Free WSO tshirt to the first three...To the first three users to send me a pm and tell me their favorite thing about WSO :-) ...
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My Dating PhilosophyI figured I'd make this post mostly because it's a topic I enjoy water cooler or barroom talk about, and since people have some strong opinions about this it might lead to something interesting. Besides which a lot of the folks on here who are even younger than I am(or have less experience) might n...
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What time should you leave the office?I work in GS's finance division in credit risk on an industry team. We're expected to work 8-6 and not on weekends, but I'm wondering if staying late (like till 9 pm) and coming in for a few hours on weekends, even if I don't have to, would help me progress career-wise? There's never really a lack o...
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Know Anyone Involved In A Scam?A couple of my dumbass fraternity brothers have been selling and recruiting for Ignite/Stream energy for a few years now. If you aren't familiar with the company, it's a pyram...ER...MLM firm that sells energy in deregulated states. Now they've taken to posting "inspirational" videos on youtube, whi...
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"Wife Bonuses" - Allowances of the Upper East SideA New York Times writer put together an article on the wives of rich and powerful men in the upper east side. There's a lot of absurdity in the "national geographic" way the writer describes their lives and an obvious liberal, feminist tilt given the publication, but there is a hidden gem inside tha...
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NYC Escorts are Earning over $1K/hr Catering to Wall Street’s EliteNothing new here....from Elite Daily: At least two New York escorts are able to charge $1,000 an hour for satisfying the needs of Wall Street bankers. CNBC reports one escort, "Chelsea," 29, moved from Canada to Manhattan 10 years ago to become an escort. She said, I worked for an agency back then. ...
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Georgia State University MSF Georgia State University has an MSF in Atlanta. Does anyone know anything in terms of placement about this program? They provide access to a Panthers on Wall Street program which tries to place students with Wall Street/other employers. Does anyone have anymore detail about placement, etc. with th...
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Caught in a slumpI am a recent graduate about to start a Masters in Finance program in the US. I am an international student and have about a month and a half or so before I head to America. I recently quit my consulting role(operations, project management) and started an unpaid internship at a boutique. The issue i...
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Harvard Accused of Bias Against Asian-AmericansBrady, were you the accuser? @MBAGrad2015 http://www.wsj.com/articles/asian-american-organiz... One of the comments was pretty funny. The person said why don't they practice affirmative action in the NBA? ...
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How would you do college differently? (if you were starting all over)Hey all - I have a younger sibling going into college soon. Wanted to share a few key pieces of advice with them about how to make the most of their experience. Figured I would tap into the wisdom of the crowd here and ask all of you who are attending or have already graduated - how would you do col...
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Strange Interviews So I interviewed a kid trying to get a summer internship earlier today. I started looking at his resume; sub par gpa from a state school, decent experience etc... Anyway, my partner and I start the interview and some thing caught my eye, when I looked at his resume again. He listed his nick name in ...
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2015 Stanley Cup PlayoffsFigured there had to be a good amount of hockey fans on here, wanted to see what you guys thought about this years playoffs. Being a Michigander, pulling to see my Wings make it to the final, but realistically I think the Rangers will make it from the east. The west is a little harder to predict for...
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Ways to screw your bossHello monkey brothers I desperatly need your help, here's the situation: Boss think i'm a weak newbie, he took a file from my desk and then asks me where i lost it? haha the thing is : i did put that blue shiny file there in the visible corner just begging "please take me !" i knew he would take it ...
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eReviews Dyman Associates Book Publishing Inc: Book Review - Girl in the Dark by Anna LyndseyThis memoir is wonderfully written, beautifully arranged, and a heart-wrenching but hopeful masterpiece. "Something is afoot within me that I do not understand, the breaking of a contract that I thought could not be broken, a slow perverting of my substance." Anna was living a pleasantly ordinary li...
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Quick Question: Does being a "Partner" of a firm mean you are some sort of an owner of the company?For example if you look at the Partner of the PwC office in Morocco. Are those partners really an owner of that company? Does the trade license of that PwC have the partner's name imprinted? Or is "partner" just a designation attached to key individuals in a firm? ...
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Budgeting highly variable compTo most people on this forum this probably sounds like an antiquated idea but I'm going to throw it out there anyways. Coming from a middle class, midwest background I've always lived my life with at least a loose budget and tracked my spending with software. I'm not as cheap as @IlliniProgrammer bu...
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Grin and Bear It - What's the Funniest Shit You've Had To Fake At Work?Edit: My story was a bit too specific, but what have you had to suck up and endure at work? ...
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Social Justice for Trans FolkEvery single day, I try to live my life in accordance with my inner identity as Emperor of the French, King of Italy and Protector of the Rhine Confederations. Every single day, I am derided and mocked. Small children come up to me in the street and yell "You'll never be a real Emperor!" or "You'll ...
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Wealthiest Person You know?Who is the richest person you know? ( don't say their name of course, just describe them) What is their occupation? Are they self-made or did they inherit their riches? What's their net-worth? ...
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