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Reminder: FY 2015 Roth Conversion Deadline is dec...Hi everyone-- Just a very brief reminder that the deadline to do a Roth conversion for 2015 is Dec 31st. If you do a Roth conversion after Dec 31st, you will pay taxes on it in 2016. Why would you convert in 2015 rather than 2016? Generally because you expect to be in a higher bracket... 4 months 20 hours
Charles Tyrwhitt shirts and suits LivingSocial...Hey everyone- thrifty IlliniProgrammer here. I know it's that time of year where new analysts are still sort of stocking up on suits and shirts, so I figured I'd share this deal, which isn't quite the cheapest I've seen Charles Tyrwhitt, but is pretty close: (link inside the post) Tyrwhitt is... 8 8 months 15 hours
Chicago WSO Meetup - 2/19/2015 Who: Financial Professionals and College Students of Drinking Age What: WSO Meetup! Where: Sweetwater Tavern, 225 North Michigan Avenue at Water Street (between the River and Grant Park) When: 6:30 PM 2/19/2015 (Thursday) Why: Meet your fellow primates. Also, because Cries has... 28 1 year 2 months
Chicago WSO Meetup coming up!Who: Finance professionals and college students of drinking age. What: A WSO Meetup Where: Sweetwater Tavern, 225 N Michigan Ave. (Between Grant Park and the River) When: Thurs. Nov 20th, 6:30-8:30 PM Why: Meet your fellow primates. What to do when you get there: Ask the host... 40 11 months 1 week
The Midwest MBA SceneMod Note: This post was originally a comment in the discussion "Best Midwest MBA for Value" Kellogg should also be under as serious consideration as Booth, especially if tuition is a factor. Kellogg often gives students credit for courses already taken- it's the only M7 I know of that does this... 5 1 year 6 months
Personal Finance Part 1: Credit Card Hacking (the...Last week, @"onemanwolfpack" went over some travel hacks and discussed how he uses credit card points and airline miles to get free airfare. Being the frugal guy on WSO, I figured I would follow up with how I save money using rewards credit cards. NOTE: this strategy only works if you pay off... 60 1 year 8 months
ParagraphsHello, . WSO recently eliminated the use of paragraphs in replies. If I hit return twice, WSO only honors a single *Enter*. I don't get a blank line for easy-to-read paragraphs. . Yes; I am a CS major; I am aware there is a paragraph html tag. People should not have to learn LaTeX or HTML to... 10 1 year 11 months
WSO SCUBA diving meetup- NYC Area?Hi everyone, I've wanted to get some diving in at Dutch Springs before leaving the NYC area for good and I figured we might be able to find some dive buddies here. If you are certified (at least for Open Water Diving), would anyone be interested in meeting up for some diving at Dutch Springs... 1 year 11 months
Columbia EMBAHey folks. One of my old friends from quant analytics at the bank I used to work for is interested in getting an MBA and eventually heading over to a consulting firm. He is having some trouble getting into FT MBA programs due to a really weak undergrad, but he's gotten an in at Columbia EMBA... 10 2 years 6 months
Site issues- WSO cachingHas anyone else been noticing that your recent posts are getting updated something on the order of once an hour? That if you post in a new thread, it sometimes doesn't show up immediately? That if you view a thread you've posted in, the recent indicator doesn't change? Patrick, can you... 17 2 years 6 months


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naivemonkey: Dear all Certified Users and...[quote="naivemonkey"]Dear all Certified Users and everyone who is actually working,As one of the college students, I apologize for my generation's stupidity--especially on behalf of those who believe cold contact from recruiters is a positive sign when all of you have said that they are nothing but... 120 11 hours 3 min
Look, my earlier comment was more of a general...Look, my earlier comment was more of a general complaint that WSO tends to optimize for IBD and not other industries. In this case I agree a more wholistic analysis doesn't change the decision in favor of CMC and actually works a bit against my QR/S... 80 23 hours 34 min
Teller: Why are you concerned about who's a...[quote="Teller"]Why are you concerned about who's a household name? All that should matter is how these schools are perceived among IBD recruiters and *possibly* MBA programs. Just because it's a small LAC doesn't mean CMC doesn't have the prestige.[/quote] But IBD is only one potential outcome.... 80 1 day 55 min
fuckgridlines: Do not see the problem that it...[quote="fuckgridlines"]Do not see the problem that it makes people look elitist- who cares?The real issue is that it makes you look like a socially awkward dude that doesn't realize how he comes off to other people. Agree with everything else.[/quote] Im not sure how you get from elitism being ok... 120 1 day 1 hour
h3dgehog: Why is there so much concern over...[quote="h3dgehog"]Why is there so much concern over what an incoming summer analyst does on their free time? I agree that it is a fairly immature but it's really none of my concern or anyone else's.If an incoming SA put "incoming SA" on their LinkedIn profile, then I'm sure their immaturity will... 120 1 day 1 hour
I ride a Yamaha R6. The European bikes look...I ride a Yamaha R6. The European bikes look awesome and have a whole lot of glitz and glamor, but if you want a reliable sportbike that doesn't require a valve adjustment and $1000 of maintenance every 6000 miles, and can win a race at its displacement, just buy a Japanese inline 4. They also... 32 1 day 16 hours
It says they're thrifty. Look, the real cost of a...It says they're thrifty. Look, the real cost of a BMW or some European sports car isn't the capital expenditure-- it's the maintenance. My rusty Honda (ok technically it is a ford but it is rusty) is 16 years old. I spend about $700/year maintaining it. Everything on the vehicle that will... 32 1 day 17 hours
BreakingintoIBD: All you high school seniors...[quote="BreakingintoIBD"]All you high school seniors from the coastal parts of the U.S. and rich foreign high school students with Tiger parents are clinically insane.[/quote] FTFY 23 2 days 19 hours
IlliniProgrammer is changing his LinkedIn title...IlliniProgrammer is changing his LinkedIn title to Incoming F50 CEO so he can keep up with the titles of millions of LIONs. 120 2 days 21 hours
wallstreet246: Hey hey hey look at me everybody...[quote="wallstreet246"]Hey hey hey look at me everybody:I work in tech at a bank, I guess I am part of the BACK OFFICE with no Bentley or Ferrari to my name. But hey I'm a "FRONT OFFICE SOFTWARE DEVELOPER".[/quote] Technically they can get away with it. Nobody they work for in IT is going to... 120 3 days 11 hours
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