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10 Quick Do's and Dont's I Learned from...Monkeys, Since moving abroad, I've turned "travel hacking" into my primary side hobby, that is, paying as little as possible in cash for flights and hotels throughout the world. Eighteen months later, I'm sitting on 500,000 airline points with only two credit cards in my pocket, a credit score... 1 year 3 months
São Paulo meetup?Bom dia all, Curious if there are enough monkeys in Sampa to warrant a happy hour meet-up. If we can get a decent number, I'll organize something in Jardins or Vila Madalena. 1 year 9 months
6 Things to Consider Before Accepting an...As a bit of background, I’m now 10 months into a long-term assignment abroad with my US bank’s local office in Brazil. While there have been plenty of highs (just got back from a beach weekend on the island of Ilhabela pictured here), there have been some unexpected hurdles and obstacles during my... 1 year 10 months
A Guide for Switching From Commercial Banking to...Given the number of messages I continue to receive with questions regarding my switch from commercial banking to investment banking, I thought it'd be helpful to provide a few guidelines for those looking to make the switch... 1. Aim low(er). I guess you could technically move from a middle-... 2 years 1 month
Indochino prices go up - better alternatives?So after holding off on purchasing a new suit for three weeks, Indochino raised prices across the board (about $75 or so) for their suits. I really liked their fit at under $300, but now that they're in the $400-500 range, I'm wondering if there's a better alternative in the same price range? 2 years 4 months
The Forgotten IBD: Big 4 Corporate Finance - Q...After spending a few years on the site, I've noticed a lot of misinformation spread around regarding the banks who don't quite fit into the BB / MM / boutique subsectors: The Big 4 Corporate Finance (M... 2 years 10 months
Leaving for a biz trip to Seoul in 48 hours. Any...Hi guys, Leaving soon for a work trip trip to Seoul for a week and should have some free time, given it's only a few management presentations. Anyone visited that has suggestions for food & recreation? I've checked all the usual suspects but nothing looks too interesting. Thanks. 3 years 5 months
Chicago networking lunch?Chicago guys, Any interest in starting a monthly lunch group during the week? I figure we all work pretty nearby and would benefit from getting to know other As and As around town. PM me or post below and we'll see if we can get something together. 3 years 7 months
Free Series 79 study materialsMonkeys, I have the full set of STC Interactive Series 79 study materials that I will give away for free if anyone has any interest. Yes, your bank will pay for you to attend classes once you start, but trust me, it's better to study for this stuff BEFORE you start working 100 hour weeks. The... 5 years 3 weeks
A message for all the 3.0 GPA, non-targets...If you were only to read this blog, you'd think the non-targets, low GPA applicants could never break into IB, much less obtain gainful employment at all. Well I'm here to tell not every kid in high finance is a 4.0 Ivy leaguer. I graduated from a top 20 but non-target school with a 3.0 GPA. I didn... 5 years 1 month


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Sampa or Rio?Sampa or Rio? 8 months 2 weeks
I'll try to make it over if this Seasonal...I'll try to make it over if this Seasonal Affective Disorder doesnt kill me first.. 9 months 1 week
NERD ALERTNERD ALERT 9 months 3 weeks
mark198: Since I'm about to graduate I've been...[quote=mark198]Since I'm about to graduate I've been noticing what you're talking about. Making friends outside of an institution proactive for making friends (high school, college, grad school) is a good amount more difficult. Unfortunately I live in the Ohio/Indiana/Kentucky area... So there's... 9 months 3 weeks
Congrats! Did you see much of the PT students...Congrats! Did you see much of the PT students during recruiting? I just accepted the offer for PT Kellogg starting in March. 10 months 2 days
Hey guys - would appreciate anyone else's opinion...Hey guys - would appreciate anyone else's opinion here. Do you think the cost and time savings of the Accelerated option at Kellogg outweigh its lesser stature in the finance world in comparison to Booth? 10 months 1 week
After you read this list, ask yourself, are you...After you read this list, ask yourself, are you happy? If the answer is yes, then this list doesn't matter. If the answer is no, then this list still doesn't matter, because you better find another way to be happy other than appearing on a list that is more exclusive than making it onto an NFL... 10 months 2 weeks
Yes, here's a tip: Life gets a lot harder than...Yes, here's a tip: Life gets a lot harder than this. 10 months 3 weeks
Just re-visited my high school's website and see...Just re-visited my high school's website and see our annual enrollment fees are up to $80 a year. I'm liking my ROI right about now.. 11 months 20 hours
These are also vastly different schools from a...These are also vastly different schools from a college experience perspective. Both places have a good business school and will open doors in the future. Figure out if you want to spend four years having the traditional college campus experience in a cornfield, or a very un-traditional college... 11 months 1 week
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