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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... 1 month 5 days
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... 5 months 5 days
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... 11 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... 8 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... 1 year 3 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... 1 year 5 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... 1 year 8 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 8 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... 2 years 3 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... 2 years 3 months


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exemplaria: DebunkingMyths:All I can say after...[quote="exemplaria"] DebunkingMyths:All I can say after getting my bonus is WTF TAXES. Seriously ... why botherSituations vary but your bank likely withheld your bonus and the maximum marginal rate, but unless you're subject to the maximum marginal rate you'll be getting some of that back. Of... 28 min 55 sec
DebunkingMyths: All I can say after getting my...[quote="DebunkingMyths"]All I can say after getting my bonus is WTF TAXES. Seriously ... why bother[/quote] I used to say that until I moved from NYC to Chicago. 3.75% state and local taxes ftw. Oh and this condo (fancier than mine) is walking distance from the lake, the art institute and the... 11 hours 27 min
Going Concern: Spending $5000 USD on a fan doesn...[quote="Going Concern"]Spending $5000 USD on a fan doesn't sound frugal to meYou're either investing more in your present experience or more in your future life. One caveat though is that the present is guaranteed, the future is notEither way, gotta spend a little, save a little, and drink a lot.... 11 hours 31 min
Just because you aren't SPENDING that money doesn...[quote]Just because you aren't SPENDING that money doesn't mean you're not CONSUMING it--you're just hoarding it to consume at a later point in time. Again, nothing wrong with that -- but let's be real and call a spade a spade.[/quote] You're right on one level but wrong on another. . Yes, I... 15 hours 8 min
heister: I have accumulated an absolute massive...[quote="heister"]I have accumulated an absolute massive amount of money, I have never once said that money is just paper. Sure it's a way to keep score but I can tell you for damn sure that I control money.[/quote] And a private jet. And swimming pools of vodka. I'm sure you own a UFO as well.... 20 hours 18 min
iggs99988: I find it utterly ironic that those...[quote="iggs99988"]I find it utterly ironic that those who most frequently downplay the power and value of money, are often the same individuals who:A) chose the most lucrative, money-centric career track in the worldB) have accumulated ungodly amounts of money compared to 99.999% of othersYou guys... 21 hours 4 min
Bonus time is always a great time to remind folks...Bonus time is always a great time to remind folks that the values of Wall Street and the general culture of conspicuous consumption that we live in, are empty, corrupt, broken and quite frankly fairly meaningless in the long run. Remember what matters. Say hi to your friends and family tonight... 21 hours 24 min
I refuse to talk about my number, but it may be...I refuse to talk about my number, but it may be helpful to read IlliniProgrammer's 2016 Extravagant Buy-Side Bonus Spending List: 1.) Replace broken AC. ($800) 2.) Replace exploded airbag in his clunker. ($800). (Dead serious. IP is an older millennial and grew up in an era before airbags) 3... 21 hours 50 min
^^ heister you're one of the biggest whiners on...^^ heister you're one of the biggest whiners on the board. Glad you could join us. :-) 21 hours 53 min
It depends on what you're trying to do. For a L...It depends on what you're trying to do. For a L/S stat arb role, we look for a mix of relevant industry experience and quantitative ability. ER is definitely helpful-- so can PE, but then we want to interact that with a quantitative background and the ability to pick out themes in the market... 3 days 19 hours
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