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Investing in Yourself - How do you do it?

Cosa-Nostra

I've been told from several people I respect over the years to "invest in myself", especially while I'm in my 20's. As I'm about to start my 2 years as an IBD analyst, I'm thinking of ways to invest in myself and wanted to hear what types of investments you make in yourselves and the impact they hav...

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The cologne that changed everything....

WearSomethingFabulous

It is the year 2010... a man by the name of Oliver Creed releases his new Eau De Parfum, Creed Aventus... I never knew the turn my life was about to take. I smelt Aventus the for the first time in January of 2011. It was a Tuesday if I recall, snowy, cold. I stopped into the Creed boutique on my wa...

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Fbook Currency

WolfofWSO

Seeing the discussion on the prior youtube thread prompted me to post this. So Mark is getting into the banking game by launching a currency. So, does the same private company censorship argument hold true when instead of simply censoring opposing views, they can freeze one's financial facebook ac...

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Has the CFA lost its value?

MrJack5

The other day I read an article from Bloomberg saying that this year a record number of candidates enrolled this June. Idk, but in my eyes when something becomes accessible to so many random people it losses its prestige. Over years I predict having the CFA will just be another tick on the CV and no...

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Did you find your Finance college/university classes boring?

Wolfofgeorgestreet

Hi WSO Like many of you I find finance/business extremely interesting. It's my passion and I could talk about it days on end. I do my research and have read your typical finance and investing books. I'll listen to finance podcasts as well. Point is I actually enjoy finance in the real world. Now ...

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Excel Training Perth- Fast Track Computer Solutions

perthsoftware

Master Excel with our specialised excel courses perth. Also you can learn from us on Saturday mornings! So, don't wait and get your hands-on on excel now!!! ...

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Music Preferences

ProfessionalPatagucciHardo

What music do you listen to study, get work done, party, concentrate, workout, etc. I am interested in seeing what everyone listens to and to see if finance bros have similar tastes in music. Myself: I mostly listen to trance, tech-house, big room, and hardstyle. This is for work, relaxing, and par...

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Youtube too big to fix?

Uhhnisha

Youtube has had its fair share of scrutiny with a number of videos depicting white supremacy and its removal of videos that audiences didn't find fair to take down. Recently with an interview with CNN, Google's CEO Sundar Pichai has commented that: [quotes]“We’ve gotten much better at using a c...

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Thoughts on getting a weekend job while working full time?

apogical

Graduated this past December and am currently working in AM. The hours at my firm aren't bad at all, rarely having to work longer than 830-6 on weekdays and never on weekends. I'm living at home to save some money up with the plan being to move out next year. So far I've been good with saving up mos...

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How to get free Swiggy Coupon Code at PriceKhojo?

samsamrt12

Swiggy has certainly made our online food ordering knowledge increasingly happy. Additionally, it allows experimenting with the food from the absolute best nourishment joints and eateries without leaving the solace of your home. Other than this, Swiggy offers and Swiggy Coupon Code can make you get ...

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Why OYO Rooms and OYO Referral Code

samsamrt12

OYO Rooms began their voyage with little inns and the number was likewise less. However at this point they are spread the nation over and have tied with numerous quality lodgings. OYO Referral Code The primary intend to begin OYO rooms was to give the continuous explorers (business or relaxation) a ...

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I'd like to excel in finance, but don't know which path I want to take.

ShadyFingers

Hello! I'll try to keep this short... I'm 22 and I currently work as an accountant. I was an intern and got hired without a degree, since I proved that I know what I am doing. I'm a self-taught accountant, but I will get my associate's degree next year. The company I work for right now is great - ...

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Good Luck on the CFA Exam Tomorrow!!

I'm actually a squirrel

Good luck everybody! Get some quality sleep tonight, kill it tomorrow, and see on on the other side....

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Backup Plan?

DG2

As a student at a non-target, the idea of not being able to break into IB after college has certainly crossed my mind. Despite my high GPA and (I believe) above average networking skills, it's just a fact that the odds are not favorable. As a result, I was curious about potential backup plans and wh...

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What Are Your Vices?

tudorg

It seems like all my life I have had vices. In high school, it was video games. College, drinking and weed. Now it is caffeine and sports betting. At this point I feel it is inevitable to have a few things that I can't do without, and I don't necessarily think it is a bad thing. All of us are going ...

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Adding authorized CC user to increase limit?

GoldenCinderblock

I'm gradually increasing my credit lines. When applying for a new card, are they more likely to give you a higher limit if you add an authorized user from the jump? Thanks...

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Does continually thinking about exit-opps lead to misery?

quantgrunt

We've all seen it on WSO. The exit-ops dream. Threads galore attempting to rank banks and consulting firms solely off of exit ops. The IB analyst/associate justifies 2-3 years of doing work they hate for better exit-ops. The S&T analyst grunting through to try to make it to a hedge fund. The con...

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Dating in The Work Place?

tudorg

I believe in the philosophy that you do not shit where you eat. Romance has no place in the office, but it seems to me that it happens way too often. Two of my coworkers recently broke up, bad enough that the guy has requested to be transferred to another office. I am not close with either of them a...

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Get a bonus vs working from home?

ThatOtherGuy

Here's a question for you all. Let's say you could work from home 1 day (sometimes 2 days) a week but because some seniors in the office don't like it, it risks your performance bonus of $20k. Assume that job security is not a problem in the role. Also assume that you don't intend to stay at the fi...

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Going buyside: Does location matter?

BobMerkin

Would you advise someone (late 20s, 3rd year Analyst / 1st year Associate) to take a potentially career-track opp at a buy side firm in a different city with the hope of leveraging that experience to move to an NYC position later on? Does making it to the buy side in any capacity outweigh location c...

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Is banking the safest path to becoming modestly rich ($10mm-$20mm)?

Rumple4skin

Howdy y'all, I have been thinking about this question for a while - is climbing the hierarchy in a banking group (traditional M&A / capital raising) the surest way to reach a net worth in the eight digits? Of course, the number of bankers who have breached nine figures and above can be counted on ...

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Microsoft PowerPoint

davismia290

I am creating presentation on PowerPoint. I want to add different background in every slide. Can anyone suggest me, how can I do it? ...

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Is it weird to bring lunch to work instead of eating takeout for every meal?

JAB123

The people on my team leave the office for lunch every day and get takeout. I'd much rather bring my own home-cooked meals instead of eating greasy restaurant food all the time. Is it a weird move to be the guy who brings lunch to work instead of joining the rest of the team? As much as I want to be...

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Does anyone here play an elaborate credit card game?

ironman32

Talked to a couple of friends this weekend who explained how they basically leverage their credit cards for arbitrage. Had one friend who opened a credit card in her dogs name (which didn't card interest for 18 months) then paid bills through venmo to hit the card, but would take the bill money, ...

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How do I learn more about European soccer?

John Pierpont

I grew up playing soccer and have followed the US national teams on and off for the past 10-15 years. I recently felt the urge to follow Chelsea because they signed Pulisic, but I have no idea where to start in understanding the league (leagues?). I have the strategy/fundamentals down but I have no...

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Ideas for Intern Event

mitchymoreguap

I happened to be the lucky intern sitting closest to the MD at the time and earned myself the task of planning/coordinating some intern events for this summer. I want to plan something where we won't hate being there but I also don't want to make my MD think "what a dumb fucking intern" when I propo...

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How much does your lifestyle cost?

ConservativelyLeveredCat

Fairly Simple. How much do you spend to maintain your lifestyle? What changes would you make to your lifestyle in the future? As for me annually Housing: $20,000 Books: $1,000 Cars: Still drive a crappy car and don't have plan to upgrade, $2,000 on gas Food: $3,000 goes to grocery, around $5,000 go...

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What Job Would You Do If You Weren't In Finance?

tudorg

I've been questioning my path recently. I'll be applying for full time positions soon and there's part of me that isn't 100% sold on what I am doing. It feels like it is the right path but I know there are so many other paths out there. For me, if I hadn't spent so much money on an education, I w...

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Income Inequality, Is It Unavoidable

ironman32

Income inequality, a topic that gets discussed a lot here. I've been reading up on it, namely books and a lot of articles. Would like to hear other's thoughts on it. My main thought is, would it be unavoidable? I feel there are two classes of people with money. Basically, those who know how ...

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Nike adds Plus Size Mannequins

ironman32

Article link below: https://www.marketwatch.com/story/nike-becomes-latest-retailer-to-add-plus-size-mannequins-2019-06-07?mod=mw_theo_homepage I think this is a smart move from Nike, allows them to access a new market of customers. However, I think they could have made a separate line for the "plu...

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Best college options for a high school slacker?

mfinncoin101

Until very recently (just finished junior year) I did not take school as seriously as I should have. I live in NYC and go to a prestigious specialized high school. My GPA is 3.2 but after this semester should be 3.3. I have 1400 on the SAT but will start studying this summer to get a higher score. I...

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What is the biggest problem(s) facing the World/USA today?

SECBanker

in your opinion, what do you think are critical issues that are facing the world/USA right now, and what do you guys think are potential solutions to these problems?...

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Is Western Civilization in decline?

pablo escobartard

Just wanted to start a conversation as it's something I ponder almost every day and I'm sure many of you have valuable perspectives...

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WSO Mobile App: Looking for Beta Testers

WallStreetOasis.com

IT'S CLOSE..... We are looking for ~10-20 Beta Testers for the new WSO Mobile App -- for both Android and iOS. Version 1.0 of the app will have site navigation, notifications (not done yet), posting and commenting and be tied into the live server/database. If you are interested in helping us iron...

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Sanford Brown Loan Forgiveness

AshleyTrott

Getting help about student loans, is a great thing. There are a lot of students who are seeking consultation regarding their loans. The sources should be fare enough so that they can actually feel better. Also, they can gain knowledge about what kind of loan forgiveness program they can apply for an...

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Proper level of contact to maintain with those who interviewed you?

sadsoul90

Once you start a job, what is the correct level of contact to maintain with the staff who interviewed you but are not in the specific team that you joined? Is a "hello" whenever you see them around the office expected? Is anything less considered rude? What about a single "hello" when you first sta...

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Paranoid Intern - When to Leave the Office?

The Paranoid Intern

Hey everyone. So I'm an intern at a local accounting company - it's not an IB, nothing finance related in the slightest, actually. My job requires me to work 7.5 hours a day, and as an hourly-paid intern, that is all I get paid for. So, usually, I arrive at 7:30 AM and leave at 3:45 - 4:15 PM. I ea...

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Relocating With Your SO

dtowninv

I'm relocating with my wife this summer for a (hopefully) partner-track PE role, to a city neither of us are too familiar with, but within driving distance to her family. She initially thought she'd be able to transfer with her current company, but it doesn't seem like there's going to be a spot. We...

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Lunch Today

WolfofWSO

In case anyone forgot their lunch today, I got your back! https://news.mcdonalds.com/stories/about-our-food/international-currency-exchange.html In celebration of this summer’s limited time offering of select McDonald’s menu favorites from around the world, we are featuring an exchange of glob...

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Missouri Medical Cannabis Dispensary Angel Opportunity

ThatOtherGuy

Hi everyone, For those unaware, Missouri is in the midst of starting its medical cannabis program with applications due August and the rollout expected in 2020. My business partner and I are in the midst of closing up the necessary resources and team members to submit a successful application and w...

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Wool dress pants itchy?

Peter 12345

See title. Tried various brands as well but none is comfortable. Any materials/brand you guys recommend? Really need comfortable pants to be able to sit 17 hours a day in the office......

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What Daily Habits Do You Have That Have Improved Your Life The Most?

tudorg

I've found that having a routine and doing certain things have made me much happier and more productive at work. It could be anything, for example things I do that I think would benefit everyone are: read, work out, listen to podcasts instead of music and journal. I'm trying to incorporate more of ...

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How long does it take from the time you roll out of bed to the time you leave your place?

Ayther

Takes me a little under an hour (around 45 minutes) but I'm sure I could cut that by 20 minutes or more if I optimized efficiency. Should I try to shorten it?...

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Personal Finance Framework and Long-Term Wealth

John Tuld

Hi all Have a feeling I won't get many replies on this, but hoping for the best. I'm still a student, but I'm planning on mapping out a robust financial framework for my personal finances. For context, I have a tentative graduate offer at a privately owned investment bank. Salary of A$90,000 and ...

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Irrelevant (International Relations) Major at Semi-Target, Should I even Bother?

blinman

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Opinion on NIO Cars?

Kanzu

In a partial food coma after lunch so thought I'd start this thread on maybe a niche topic. For those of you who have heard of / test driven a NIO, what was your impression? Would you consider buying one? I've test driven their car in person - it has a touch of high-end feel to it (like a Lexus) b...

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Who are your role models and why?

Rupi

I am curious who you look up to as a male role model, as a child, through adolescence and now as an adult....

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Have women become too sensitive? Or have I spent too much time with the bros?

kakaman

Went on a date, thought it went well. Then found out we were incompatible because she said she didn't like how I kept teasing her. Pretty innocent stuff too, like it started to drizzle a bit and she said we needed to go inside immediate. I replied a little rain won't kill you. Am I spending too ...

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Bouncing around in SF

The White Bull

Bounce. Bounce, Bounce. That's how you might be moving around in SF. A Swedish company [plans to introduce pogo sticks](https://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2019/05/31/swedish-startup-to-bring-pogo-sticks-to-s-f-as-e-scooter-alternative/?utm_source=CB+Insights+Newsletter&utm_campaign=3f6b4b20f1-TuesNL_...

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What is the shadiest experience you ever been in?

ConservativelyLeveredCat

Having been brought up in Asian RE, I have never finished any deals without having to meet some sketchy people just to get my stuff done quickly and properly. Suffice to say, I rarely get nervous when having to toe the legal line while working on a deal. On one particular occasion, I had to meet s...

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Charities - Where are you volunteering?

Asset Management Guru

Good afternoon, One of my goals for the second half of this year is to volunteer at a Charity. My goal is to find a charity where I can host events/happy hours to raise awareness for a cause to my social network. I would love for you all to chime in and let me know where you are volunteering and w...

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Leg Day Splits

EatClenTrenHard

Hi all, I hope Wednesday is treating you well. Yesterday I had surgery on my hand and as a result I will not be able to hit the gym for anything other than legs and core for the next 4-6 weeks. I've never really split my leg day workouts, and am curious if any of you may have advice on how best to...

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Apple Strategy for $1000 stand?!

Isaiah_53_5

Any ideas on why Apple would do this? It does look sleek, but you know China could copy that for $100 bucks, unless there is some expensive raw material on it. I think the design budget went over and it came out to like $600 cost and $849 price. Someone had to have been like - fuck it ... make it $...

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Best Dollar Slice in NYC

targetprekalum

just curious ...

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Mergers that should be undone

FCFE

With DOJ and FTC investigating Google and Facebook, lot of talk about mergers and antitrust violations. Elizabeth Warren has a pretty aggressive plan to break up Big Tech firms, so this will only gain traction. There are a handful of mergers that really bother me, from a customer standpoint, as it...

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Is It Okay To Exercise At The Work Place?

tudorg

So I started a new job yesterday. Today, I started to do my normal routine where I get up every 2 hours and do some push ups at my desk. I only do like 30 every time, and it take 2 minutes. Within 10 minutes of doing them, someone next to me had reported me to our manager for 'inappropriate office c...

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Vault Guide, BS? or any better guides?

Younghoon

Hi, I'm freshman and pursuing an IB role and management consulting. I found this Vault interview guide free to print on internet. Is it good enough to understand the general idea of finance industry and make a decent interview answers? Or is there any material that I can use so I can learn about f...

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Popular areas for those new to the Miami finance scene?

GibbonAwayNow

Moving to the beautiful southeast for work and looking to get the lay of the land. I'll be living a stones throw from downtown and would love to get some opinions on what spots are either popular or up and coming. ...

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1st Year Analyst - Where To Live In Washington DC?

marcus636

Hi all, I was wondering if anyone could shed some light on how to optimally get an apartment in DC and for how much. I'll keep it short to two main questions: 1. Any recommendations on apartment buildings, townhouses, etc. and strategies on getting the best deals? 2. What portion of a 1st-year...

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Stupid Questions: Upcoming Internship

Warren's Buffet

Hey WSO! This is obviously dumb, but I haven't had an in person internship yet and don't want to be asking ppl that I know. So: 1) Would I get a lunch break as an intern at a fund? If so, how long would it usually be? 2) What time can I usually be expected to arrive at the office if the markets open...

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BK or NYC??

rockrile15074

Title pretty much says it all. Moving from the West Coast to NYC for an FT analyst role and am making enough to choose between living in the City or surrounding areas. Is Brooklyn a cool place to live as an analyst? Do other analysts live there? I don't mind a light commute to work but definitely no...

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California assembly votes to use taxpayer dollars to give health insurance to illegal aliens

FCFE

One of the great tragedies of modern America is that California used to be a rock solid GOP state that was governed fairly effectively. Thanks to various macro forces, it is now rock solid Dem and insanity is taking over. Gavin Newsom is on track to being the worst governor in the state's post-WWII ...

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