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Startup questionsTwo of my friends and I are currently working on a startup. We are still going through the details, but the basic concepts have been laid down. We are trying to present an alternative to sites like linkedin, that will make it easier and more efficient for finance professionals to network with each o...
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Federal Budget BluesBalancing a budget is never easy. The immediate gratification of being able to buy something we cannot afford is difficult for most of us to ignore. This is true whether we're struggling to manage a family budget of four or the federal budget of the United States. However, when one is attempting to ...
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QuantophobiaThe world of mathematics is populated by the haves and the have-nots. As an artist surrounded by other artists for many years, I can testify that most of us are terrified of even thinking about math. This is ironic because geometry used to play a vital role in painting. For example, the relationship...
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Non-Tech Business Accelerators / IncubatorsAnyone know of any business accelerators / incubators for non-tech companies? My product in particular is a soft-good... I know the NY Economic Development Council has some fashion incubators, but they all seem geared towards designers, whereas my product's value prop is more about the function than...
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What should I do this summer?I'm a graduating senior (math major) who'll be attending grad school (1-year MS program in operations research) in the Fall. I have absolutely nothing lined up for the summer. I realize that recruiting season is over. Is there anywhere that's still hiring? Any suggestions on what I should do? I'd l...
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Health Care MandateThree days of hearings by the Supreme Court will decide the fate of ObamaCare. Is it constitutional? Can the federal government force me to buy health insurance? My first reaction is outrage. Why should I have to be forced to buy something that's so good for me? And then I remembered: I wasn't given...
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The Conscientious InvestorHow much are your investment decisions influenced by your political and social beliefs? For example, if you believe that junk food will give you acid reflux and harden your arteries, would you be eager to add McDonald's to your portfolio, even if it's undervalued? ...
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Citi, you can't be serious.It just keeps getting better. Citigroup has announced that they plan on going forward with a deal to maintain naming rights on the Met's new stadium, Citi Field. The 20 year deal carries a price tag of $20 million a year, totalling a measly $400 million. Definitely a good financial decision when...
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Excel HelpHey guys, I just had a quick question: I'll be interning at a large F500 company this summer and need to brush up on my Excel skills (Pivot tables, V-look ups etc), do any of you have some suggestions on books that cover thoroughly cover these topics? I appreciate your help! ...
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Law: $Hi all, I'm aware I'm not posting in exactly the right forum but you guys may have data points nonetheless. I'm currently working together with a few "magic circle" corporate lawyers (i.e. big firm) and one just told me about the new Ferrari he's gotten himself. That got me slightly worried that he ...
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Internship at International Chamber of Commerce?Hi guys, In my search for work my parents referred me to somebody who they said I could talk with about getting a possible internship at the International Chamber of commerce. Honestly, I've never heard of this organization and I'm not doubting it's legitimacy but I'm just curious to hear more opini...
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Tell me about being a product managerHas anyone here worked as a product manager at a major tech firm in Silicon Valley? I interviewing coming up for a post-MBA position with one of the current web 2.0 darlings (think LinkedIn, Groupon, Facebook, etc). Was originally approached by a headhunter, and don't know anyone currently at the ...
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Average Collection Period / Average Payment Period I have to calculate the following ratios: 1.Average Collection Period 2.Average Payment Period and 3. Average Days of Sales available in inventory of a health company which receives most of its revenue in prepaid advance and it does not have inventory as does the trading firm. Can some one help me ...
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Balancing Pre-med and FinanceI'm currently at a freshman at a top 15 (think WUSTL, NU, JHU) split between medicine and finance/consulting (grouping finance and consulting together only because they're closer than medicine ever will be). As with any freshman, I really don't know for sure what I want to do. But, finding balance w...
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What group is best in a F500 rotation program?which one is generally the highest ranked? is it FP&A? ...
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Fork In the Road: Finance or StartupSorry for the long post. Big decision. Any input would be appreciated. Here's the deal. I am at the nexus of essentially starting a new career. Moving out of corporate finance at a fortune 500. My initial plan; which i have not thrown out by any means was to move into Investment Management down the ...
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Living with woman first year analystHey guys have been thinking about this for a few minutes. Whats your thoughts on living with a chick for the first year. I'll be starting at a BB this summer and thinking about it . The chick is a friend in the finance field. Nothing really going on here, but its almost went down a few times. Think...
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Generating Revenue with a Sports BlogHey Guys, I run a Chicago Sports website and I'm looking for some new ways to generate revenue. Currently, all my revenue is coming from advertising, but I'm just about to get an affiliate deal done with ticket provider (like ticketmaster, stubhub, etc) where I get a commission on every ticket we s...
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Citi Capital Markets vs Morgan Stanley Credit RiskHi Everyone, I am looking at two options for an undergraduate summer internship: Capital Markets Origination at Citi and Credit Risk at Morgan Stanley. I know they are totally different roles so my decision should largely be based on my person preference but I'm still working those preferences out....
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Difference between Finance at a BB and Corp Finance @ a F500?Are you essentially doing similar work? ...
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Corporate Finance Interview at F500Have an interview for the corporate finance group at a F500, the group is mainly staffed with ex bankers. Can anyone tell me what sort of questions to expect? I have 1 year of BB IBD experience. ...
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Competitive Intelligence?I am still working through the recent corporate development thread but made me think of a recent company newsletter which had an article/interview on our competitive intelligence officer which seemed like an interesting position, made it sound like an ER/IR role tied into one and at least at our com...
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Houston FT RoommatePosted this in the Houston FT thread, but want to post here as well. If your looking for a roommate somewhere in the inner-loop. Ideally would like to have 3 people, but 2 is fine. The more people the cheaper. Looking for June-July time frame to move in. If your interested, get at me ...
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HSBC Infrastructure vs Citi Finance Summer AnalystFrom what I heard, it sounds like I'll have a better opportunity networking with front office people at HSBC. Thoughts? ...
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Big 4 Post InternshipI am currently working for a Big 4 firm as an intern in M&A Transaction Services. I was curious to hear responses on what to expect after my internship. For instance, will I receive a job offer? Will it be in M&A? If I don't what advice could you give me for future career moves. Thanks. ...
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