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Selling 79/63 MaterialsLong time no see WSO community - I'm moving to a new apartment and, in getting rid of the stuff that I've accumulated over the past couple of years, came across my STC and Knopman Series 79 and Series 63 study materials. I have no use for them anymore but maybe someone here does. I think the... 10 1 year 5 months
Fulsome Book on M&AFriends, I've been gone for a while, but hopefully not forgotten. Looking for your advice with respect to a book that both explains the M... 11 2 years 3 months
How To Wear A Suit, Courtesy of Arden ReedBeing that we are currently in the middle of Summer Analyst recruitment, I'm sure a lot of people out there have questions about an extremely important, but often-overlooked, aspect of interviewing: your suit. Now, there are a billion threads about suits, accessories, whether you should wear... 11 2 years 9 months
Why doesn't anyone actually like NYC?My group isn't in NYC, but when we work alongside our product group counterparts telephonically -- essentially every single day -- everyone in the NYC office loves to tell me how good I've got it because I'm not in the city. And I'll admit, I love being in a smaller city, I love paying... 112 3 years 2 days
UPDATE: Hipsters in FinanceOh WSO, how I've matured since I wrote this now infamous post that even made it to Business Insider and even elicited some pretty funny responses. Yeah, it was kind of a troll post, but maybe 10% of it had some element of meaningful substance -- what is a hipster to do in the finance world? I... 8 3 years 2 weeks
Where do you guys buy slacks?My office is fairly laid-back and we're business casual...haven't ever seen anyone wear a suit or even a tie. That said, I don't know where the hell to buy slacks. I have two tailored suits and I wear the pants from those, but I need 2 more pairs of slacks that fit "normal" people sizes. If I... 29 3 years 2 weeks
Excel Stuff to Learn Before Your Summer StartsI'm no Excel expert by any stretch of the imagination, but here's a brief discussion of things you might want to familiarize yourselves with before starting your Summer Analyst stint. Please feel free to add to this list -- I know I could use some Excel training too! With that out of the way,... 53 3 years 3 weeks
Guys, I'm throwing in the towel...Chasing the investment banking dream for well over a year now, I'm ready to fold. This is too much, it's too hard, and everyone is too smart -- I'm giving up to become an organic farmer, my long-time true calling (shout-out to people on the site who have helped me find my true way). Regular... 7 3 years 1 month
Bankers: Try This DietAs many of you know, banking is hard on the mind and soul, but in its most brutal and unnerving form: it wrecks your body. Whether you're on Seamless, ordering in, or getting reimbursed for all of your meals, the fact of the matter is that it's difficult to pass up on that delicious steak -- every... 20 3 years 1 month
Investment Banking Survival KitMost people on WSO aspire to spend a lot of time in the office -- it's just the nature of the beast. But if your office becomes your home, for all intents and purposes, it's important to have your physical work area be one of the positives, not a negative. It's also very important to have... 20 3 years 1 month


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I wear one of these with an upgraded band. Have...I wear one of these with an upgraded band. Have received dozens of compliments...nice looking watch for a good price. 300 6 months 2 weeks
IlliniProgrammer: I don't have an iphone. My...[quote=IlliniProgrammer]I don't have an iphone. My cell phone is a relic of the '90s and largely exists so I can call a tow truck when my rusty honda breaks down.[/quote] I think I'm actually in love with you. 300 6 months 2 weeks
Baronec: Yes I will look into those, thanks. I...[quote=Baronec]Yes I will look into those, thanks. I appreciate the positivity, but I really do not want to live in Charlotte. If i absolutely have to, than so be it. That is my worst case scenario.[/quote] Your worst case scenario is going back to mom and dad's house with your tail between your... 259 1 year 3 weeks
There are a ton of boutique firms in Charlotte,...There are a ton of boutique firms in Charlotte, many of which provide kids from the Southeast with good NYC buy-side exit opportunities (see McColl Partners, Edgeview Partners). As a South Carolina student, Charlotte is most likely your best bet -- and you won't regret it a whole lot when you're... 259 1 year 3 weeks
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My understanding is that when a parent company...My understanding is that when a parent company owns over 50% of a sub company, 100% of the sub's financials are accounted for in the financial statements. Since we use Enterprise Value to create ratios with other metrics (EBITDA, Sales, etc.), and EBITDA will contain 100% of financial info from... 74 1 year 2 months
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