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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... 5 months 2 weeks
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... 2 months 2 weeks
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... 9 months 2 weeks
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... 11 months 2 weeks
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... 1 year 2 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 2 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... 1 year 9 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... 1 year 9 months
A Plea For Common SenseDear Tea Party Congressional Representatives, In 2010, a group of conservative, libertarian and populist voters revolted against a consortium of moderate Democrats and Republicans who had slowly been chipping away at the rights of everyday individuals for roughly twenty five years. They were... 1 year 10 months
Advice for Princeton MFin ApplicantsAll, Over the past two months, I have seen several threads asking for advice on applying to Princeton Bendheim's MFin program, what the school is looking for, and many other questions. People on the forums have pointed to me because I go to school there, and they think I have some clue as to how... 1 year 11 months


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NewYork7: I just want to issue a warning that I...[quote="NewYork7"]I just want to issue a warning that I wish I had as I've seen posts suggesting you allocate the $5,500 maximum into a Roth as early as possible in a tax year. There is a maximum income of around $116K for single filers. At an $80K base + average banking bonus, you're most likely... 7 hours 26 min
Of course you're not a libertarian. They're as...Of course you're not a libertarian. They're as hard to find as True Scotsmen! Look I'm sure you have a lot of very earnest and detailed questions about Operation Jade Helm, too. I don't think any of them are proof of a socialist takeover. Can you please take your anti-government bandwagon... 16 hours 1 min
Never debate a libertarian. They'll drag you...Never debate a libertarian. They'll drag you down to their level of delusional paranoid cynicism and beat you with experience. 16 hours 33 min
Oh god why do these discussions always have to...Oh god why do these discussions always have to get so personal and political. Again IMHO the optimal strategy is the same regardless of where you think the tax code is going, provided that our RKMAP (Radical Kenyan Muslim Atheist President) does not convert all Roths into pre-tax IRAs and our... 16 hours 45 min
If by Midwest you mean Chicago IL, Roth...If by Midwest you mean Chicago IL, Roth conversions are state tax free. 401K contributions avoid state tax. Roth contributions, however, do result in a state tax on your income. In other words, you get a 3.75% discount (actually more like 5%-6% discount after tax) if you contribute pretax and... 16 hours 56 min
IIRC 25% of people who sign up for level 2 are no...IIRC 25% of people who sign up for level 2 are no-shows, thus proving that the other 75% are gluttons for punishment. Level 2 was the exam that made me swear off level 3. 1 week 20 hours
In order to get into a top target for banking...In order to get into a top target for banking like UIUC, I recommend Peoria Central Public High School. 1 week 1 day
There's a lot of room for people with sellside...There's a lot of room for people with sellside experience on the buyside. Most large hedge funds also hire some undergrads or people with finance no experience. You guys are all being a little too insecure. And if a monkey could do a banker's job, an annoying parrot could do Business Insider's... 1 week 1 day
Just realized I think I know the OP, though it's...Just realized I think I know the OP, though it's been like three or four years since we last spoke. You may be developing burnout. Maybe it's time for b-school. Or some sort of graduate degree. (I am not going to pull a Brady4MVP here). Or spending a two year stint as a park ranger or a... 1 week 2 days
SSits: I preferred being surrounded by Chinese...[quote="SSits"]I preferred being surrounded by Chinese people in Hong Kong more than being surrounded by mainly white multicultural people in New York. Mainly because my Cantonese wasn't good enough to understand people crapping on about their mundane lives. No escape from that in English... 1 week 5 days