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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,...

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SAT to Give Students 'Adversity Score'

Max Heiliger

"The College Board plans to assign an adversity score to every student who takes the SAT to try to capture their social and economic background, jumping into the debate raging over race and class in college admissions. This new number, called an adversity score by college admissions...

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Weirdest thing you have seen a Co- Worker obsessed with?

PeRmAnEnTiNtErN

I knew this guy who was obsessed with Taylor Swift. He had 2 premium memberships to her fan club, always gets front row tickets, and I'm pretty sure he has the most Taylor stuff I have ever seen. Got any co-workers who are obsessed with something that's just weird or is their...

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Thinking about a location change for commercial banking career

Dollabill

Hey folks, I am currently a credit analyst with a bank in the southeast. Even before entering my current career I’ve been thinking about a location change to Southern California and now it’s been something I’ve been really thinking about as of late. I’m working to become an RM at a middle m...

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What do you do if you have a thing for your director

sadsoul90

Associate in my mid-late twenties, my director is amazing - I just really like her. Maybe I'm telling you all because I can't tell anyone else....

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China leading the A.I. race and not the US?

ROK_Marines

I just read an article in the Reuters talking about how China is leading the AI race, and the US is falling behind them. [quote]China accounted for 17 of the top 20 academic institutions involved in patenting AI and was particularly strong in the fast growing area of “deep learning” - a machine...

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WSO Caption Contest - May 1, 2019... Collect Silver Bananas and Win a Free WSO T-Shirt

AndyLouis

WSO Caption Contests are back! You guys know the drill, all you have to do is leave a comment in this post with a caption you think is most fitting for the cartoon posted below. The winner will be determined by the community based on the number of Silver Bananas awarded to each comment. In the event...

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This #metoo movement is an abomination to human intelligence and needs to stop. Immediately.

MonacoMonkey

I find it rather amusing that most people actually believe allegations from years (some DECADES) prior. Try reporting a crime that occured 15 years ago to the police today. Whether it's extortion, theft, or if your significant other hit you on the head with a jar of Nutella (battery/assault), it ...

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Crypto bulls are back! Are you getting in?

nudew

Title says it all. YTD performance of Bitcoin is close to +50%. Thoughts you finance brahs have on getting in? If so, shill me a coin. Edit: For those new to this, investing in crypto is dangerous. Hackers have been stealing them left, right and center. Remember to read up on protecting your crypt...

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What was your "Pancake Eater" moment?

Ed Chambers

Ever done anything like Chuck Rhodes Sr. and have a "Pancake Eater" moment at home or at work? How'd it go for you?...

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Expelled student’s family paid $6.5 million in scandal to secure her admission to Stanford

kakaman

https://www.stanforddaily.com/2019/05/01/expelled-students-family-paid-6-5-million-in-scandal-to-secure-her-admission-to-stanford/ This was part of the broader college admissions scandal. Funny how she could have gotten in just by making a $6M donation vs. trying to get in by being a fake sailing ...

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Not sure how to delete stuff here

chrischris444

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Why the 'Freedom Dividend' makes sense

iBankedUp

Trump, Bernie, & Elizabeth Warren are the most prominent politicians (not named AOC). And similar to their prominence, their politics are very similar too. Donald Trump wants to prevent tech and the direction the world is going in and look who's offering up ideas to do the same? Bernie Sanders the p...

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What are your career/life goals for 2019?

famejranc

Did you accomplish what you wanted to in 2018? And what do you want to accomplish in 2019? Please discus....

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How come you don't see mass people with sports/expensive cars in Manhattan streets? (Lamborghini/Ferrari/Rolls Royce)

TheBestMan

Considering the amount of millionaires/billionaires concentrated in Manhattan and being the financial capital of the world, how come the streets of Manhattan are not littered with Lamborghinis/Ferraris/Rolls Royces? I mean, there are some, but not like in Dubai....

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Prestige is regional - Choosing Walmart over Goldman Sachs

numbermassager

I was recently at a conference and met a former Goldman IB-er who works in PE now. He's originally from Arkansas and was telling me that his parents are exponentially prouder of his big brother, who works in some type of corporate strategy function at Walmart, than they are of him for breaking into ...

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Los Angeles vs Dallas vs Chicago

seville

Currently based in NY and our team have a large presence in those 3 cities (LA, Chi Town, Dallas) -- if you had the opportunity to relocate to one of those cities, which would it be? Putting all other circumstances aside, let's put yourselves in the shoes of a single 28-year-old male looking to enjo...

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Where to find the smartest fínance memes?

Where_is_Hardo

Have you found Hardo yet? The limited first edition is coming out soon... Wall Street Oasis has become book runner - and gets its monkeys 3 extra Hardo pages on 250gr paper if you use "WSO" as promo code. See @Where_is_Hardo on Instagram - and do give honest feedback on how to reflect our life in...

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Chicago Intern Thread 2019

Warren's Buffet

Hey WSO, interning in Chicago this summer and thought it would be cool to get a thread going. Going to be doing an internship at a value-shop and wanted to see if any other students on WSO would be interested in connecting. Comment below!...

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WSO Contest 4/23/19 - Win a Free WSO Tshirt ($20 Value)

AndyLouis

Try your luck by entering yourself in our Rafflecopter contest for a chance to win a FREE WSO tshirt a Rafflecopter giveaway To enter, just follow the instructions via Rafflecopter. It involves visiting us on facebook (1 point) and following us on twitter (1 points). Contest ends 4/30/19 at 11:5...

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Dallas Life + Social Scene

ss3344

Couldn’t find much from the past few years on this so figured I’d toss out a question. I am moving to Dallas soon for work. I only know a few people down there. Could anyone who knows the city tell me about what it’s like to live in Dallas. Would be great to know where is good to go out and wh...

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Did working with numbers come easy to you all before you decided to major in Finance?

Ehmudh

I'm not the best with numbers or working with formulas, but I do want to work in Finance and do enjoy it. I see people in my class that easily get the subject matter when the teacher is going over it and then there is me that has to put in two times the effort than students that just get it. Did an...

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Your Questions Answered - All current AMA posts live on WSO

AndyLouis

April 24th AMA: Big4 Consulting To Private Equity, Now M7 MBA April 24th (but no questions answered yet) AMA: Principal At Megafund April 22nd I'm A Senior Sell-Side Research Associate, AMA April 19th Strategy& Ex Employee - AMA April 18th AMA: Barclays IB To MM Private Equity April 16th GS/MS IB An...

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What's your walkaway $ number?

thexfactor336

After a bender of a boys trip to Miami, I'm sitting at my desk hungover, tired, and with a huge case of the Mondays. Don't really feel like doing any work today so been planning my Europe trip for this summer. And it got me day dreaming and thinking about some hypotheticals: What's your walkaway num...

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thanos kills mr stark, black panther, hulk, jeremy renner, and batman - everybody else lives

famejranc

get f&^*#$ nerds, movie spoiled : ))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))...

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Well boys, today I meet with an army recruiter regarding an 18x contract

Link_REDev

It's been nice conversing with you all, but I am having a mid-20's life crisis. Friend of mine, who is a Green Beret has been pushing me for years to join up, and more recently another friend of mine who is a Ranger called me out for not doing it either. Yes my job is cool, yes I make good money for...

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Individuals Larger Than Their Industry

JamesBank

I was having an interesting conversation with a few of my friends which started after Tiger won the recent Masters. We couldn't believe the energy, support, and raw excitement from so many different groups of people about one single event. I could not find one individual who was not happy for Tiger ...

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Worth Applying to LSE as an American?

semi.target

I am beginning the college application process this summer, and I am wondering what needs to be done to be a competitive applicant to the London School of Economics. Have any of you monkeys gone there as an international student? Is it even worth applying? Thanks...

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Moving to London and Finding a Place

ManagingMD

I'm starting my 1st year as an analyst in London (City, not Canary Wharf) this summer and I'm looking for a studio to live in. I'm moving in from another country and I'm not too familiar with the housing market in London. I would greatly appreciate any help with this matter. **Where should I start...

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Black Panthers vs. KKK? Double Standard?

Chimp-o-matic

Hate to bring up a controversial topic, but.... I read a great article on drudgereport.com last week about the black panther case voter intimidation case being dropped. That alone isn't the issue.... What intrigued me was the following question: What if instead of the Black Panthers harassing whit...

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Trump Suing Deutsche and Capital One

Uncle_Pennybags

According to the WSJ, "President Trump, three of his children and his real-estate businesses on Monday filed a federal lawsuit to block Deutsche Bank AG and Capital One Financial Corp. from complying with congressional subpoenas for documents related to him and his family." Also, "In a lawsuit fil...

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Good Idea or Bad Idea: Overseas Unpaid Internship with a Top 50 PE's Frontier/EM Group

ThetaKills

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Would you consider retail banking?

John Pierpont

Hear me out before you shit on me/this post... If someone were interested in getting up to the upper exec/c-suite level of a super regional bank or a national, do you think a stint in retail banking would be time well spent. The motive would be to gain a holistic understanding of how a bank operate...

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Josh Rosen is a direct descendant of Joseph Wharton and Thomas Cornell

kakaman

After he got traded to the Dolphins, I learned that he is a direct descendant through his mom of Joseph Wharton and Thomas Cornell, the founders of Wharton School and Cornell University. I always knew he came from a wealthy background, but this is as elite of a bloodline as you can get. Who else i...

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How much do you save??

Keepondreaming69

Right now I'm thinking I will save about 15% of my gross income. I would be interested to hear how much others save, does it rise as income rises, or fall due to lifestyle creep? ...

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What communities are you a part of?

LeoSteel77

Could be things like a bicycling club, pottery club, board of a local hospital, motorcycling club, hiking club, etc...

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I feel like I just want to go out and really do something...

famejranc

I feel like I just want to go out and really do something... but I don't know what to do... Right now I'm a driver for Uber. I only drive in the dead of night - since I have chronic insomnia. I am quite isolated to be frank with you all, and I am disgusted by the sleaze that I witness throughout my...

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How likely is your job going to be obsolete in 10 years?

kakaman

Reading recent reports at elite college, it seems like the major/concentrations chosen are now heavily weighted towards computer science/statistics (STEM) vs. humanities and economics at ivy league schools where they were historically more popular. https://www.thecrimson.com/article/2017/11/6/con...

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What's the most difficult job you've had?

silverbuck898

As I'm sure most of you are familiar with Steve Cohen and Point72; I recently watched a clip of Doug Haynes talking about the selection process for their Point72 Academy. He explained that they looked for candidates with grit, people who have held tough jobs. After hearing this, I thought back on my...

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Grab Information on Corporate Strategy Subject

sellinajohnbme

Corporate strategy is hierarchically the highest strategic plan of the organization, which defines the corporate goals and ways of their achieving within strategic management. Contact BookMyEssay: +1(240)8399485...

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Writing Essays as a side gig?

ResearchLackey19

Hey Monkeys, I was thinking about writing finance essays in the weekend for fun (relatively) ez money. Was wondering if any of you do/thought about this as well. Do you guys know where to get these jobs/how much it pays/if I have to let my bank know? Thanks...

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Most beautiful natural sight you have seen?

Young Wolf

Its holiday season now and I just thought it would be good to just share among the forum the most beautiful natural sight you have seen so far on your travels. Without a doubt, mine has to be the Great Ocean Road down in Melbourne, Australia. With the country being in the southern hemisphere so it ...

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Automation in Fundamental Research

Kanzu

Hi guys, I have been mulling the idea of automating some of my modeling processes (dashboard construction/ probabilistic modeling & visualization etc) in the past few days - doesn't seem too difficult to do with a bit of VBA or Python. Wondering if any of you have experience doing similar things,...

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What jobs have the best social perks?

2733278823

What are the jobs/companies that lead you to the VIP parties or give you sweet perks like a vacation. ...

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Depressed - Don't want to live anymore

Emotionless

This is a different account that I just made. I made this to avoid using my main account, as I'm well respected, I think? But.. I'm at the point where I just don't want to live anymore. I recently got laid off as a prop trader.. Fuck trading, family, friends, bills, child support and shit. Life suck...

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how to style long hair for summer internship

throwaaaaaay

None of the female bankers I networked with had long hair like mine (elbow length). Any kind of updo is out of the question (been experimenting with different styles, can't do any of them for >6 hours without scalp hurting). I was told by bosses at previous internships that leaving hair down makes m...

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Any Good Finance Competitions?

dto180000

I'm a college freshman looking into the different fields of finance. My school is by no means a target school and I was a total schmuck during high school. I've begun to fix my act and even did fairly well in a consulting case competition sponsored by EY. At the moment I'm looking for more competiti...

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anybody ever eat oats straight up?

famejranc

just ate a packet of instant oatmeal dry (6/10 experience), was a genius idea, no doubt. but way too much sugar in the packet (no wonder americans are obese - even a healthy thing, instant oatmeal, has a **** ton of sugar in it), would have preferred no sugar - just the oats straight up. anybody ea...

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i dont wanna learn crypto but i wanna own it tell me what to buy

GoldenCinderblock

yeah. what he said. it's a sort of emotional arbitrage. i will be invested in everything and will get excited when ANYTHING is discussed. forests? yes. i will invest in trees. mills of various sorts. not italian cars. never those. but i will invest in german or swedish engineering with certainty. WI...

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Which sport is the most popular among financiers?

MJS9

Hello WSO - Which sports would you say are most popular globally, at Wall Street, at entry to mid-level finance positions and at an executive level. My own thoughts of this matter: (top three) Globally: 1. (by far) Golf 2. Squash 3. Tennis At WS: 1. Squash 2. Golf 3. Basketball Entry to mid-l...

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Biking to work - London

BrianHunter

Monkeys, I just bought a great bike, as spring started and had the idea to start biking to work. Commute is not that long, 20/25min ish, though I am scared by eventual sweat and by the fact that it can ruin my suits. How do you guys manage your commute? How do you fight sweat? I should buy he...

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Data points related to debt capital available in factset & capital IQ

vandelayy

I wanted a list of data points available under "Debt capital structure" & "Liquidity" modules of Factset & S&P Capital IQ. Can someone having access to any one of these two software help me regarding this?...

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Nice Dividend Stocks

GoldenCinderblock

I have decided ti start investing in stocks for fun and I have decided I like dividends. Tell me your favorite dividend stocks. Trying to get some dividends up in this bitch. Also, is there a good reason I shouldn't use RobinHood so long as I'm not trying to trade options and other kid shit like tha...

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Should I just kill myself and be done with it once and for all?

anachistgt3

I will try to be brief. This is a confessional post so go easy on me. In August, 2017, I had flu that lasted for several days. I wasn't going to work and my friends came over one day as I didn't want to go outside with them for obvious reasons. We ordered pizza, played video games, watched a movie...

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Have you ever farted in office?

anachistgt3

I was just showing something to my colleague and when I learned over as he was sitting, I smelled something. I couldn't say anything. What would you have done in such case?...

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Funniest / most embarrassing thing you heard on a conference call?

WSO_123

What's the funniest or most embarrassing thing you heard on a conference call because someone forgot to press mute? ...

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Which is more interesting, private equity or mutual funds?

anachistgt3

And which is more susceptible to (downsizing) economic collapse? ...

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One more year of high school or Bentley University?

lambiam2011

So I'm in junior year in high school at a school which offers the International Baccalaureate at graduation, but I'm almost definitely going to move back to the US at the end of this year and I am unlikely to go to a school which offers that diploma. If I graduate this year I receive the high schoo...

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How much does trading system such as Bloomberg AIM cost roughly?

bgc0708

I am doing some research as to the costs for those trading systems for a small hf ($100M). Anyone can share some rough estimates?...

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website design

f1mpladed

hey everyone, not sure if this is the right place to post this but i have a website idea i would like to get online.. but no nothing about website design etc what would you guys (that have done so) done? website designers can get pretty expensive so ive thought about outsorucing it http://www.qu...

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Living in Atlanta

moneycre

What are everyone's thoughts on living in ATL long term? Visited the area a few times but only for a weekend's length. I know that Midtown/Buckhead are the places to be, but is it suitable for a young guy in his early 20s to be spending his saturday nights? Thanks!!...

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Women of WSO, when did you decide to have children and why, if at all?

paradeit

I'm wondering when you decided to have kids and how it affected your career. Was there a point at which you felt ready to have a family? Did some of you start off wanting children and then decide not to, or vice versa? I know that family life is traded off with a career in finance in the early years...

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What's the most badass Curriculum Vitae you've seen?

2733278823

This partner from Wachtell has an undergrad from Harvard, masters from oxford, and law degree and PHD from Yale. https://www.wlrk.com/attorney/ksschwartz/...

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U-Mich Financial Mathematics and Risk Management

MLang

Does anyone know anything about this program? It seems very interesting to me but I can't seem to find any good information on it other than this page. https://www.lsa.umich.edu/math/undergrad/majorandminorprograms/infinmajorprograms/mathematicsoffinanceandriskmanagement Would this be a highly reg...

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Thoughts on Semi-Retirement

CRE

I'm starting this thread to discuss what WSO users' plans are for later in life. So much of WSO is, understandably, about getting started in careers, but I'm personally interested in the end-game goals of those of us already on track. Growing up, I always thought that you worked for X number of ye...

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London and Pairs. SUGGESTIONS wanted!

JonnyDrama

Hello Monkeys, Headed to London and Paris for the first time next month with my gf. In London we will be staying by St. James Park (I think this is considered Soho?). In Paris we will be right by the Notre Dame Cathedral. Open to any suggestions/advice you guys may have. This is my first time going...

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I'm never working at a small company again

williamthesnake

Of course there's the "never say never" caveat, but for the time being I'm only going to work at big companies for the foreseeable future. I've spent the past 3 and a bit years working at 2 small (less than 25 employees) firms and although there have been some upsides, there have also been some very...

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Closed FB Groups about equity investing

GoldenCinderblock

Anyone know any good and active FB groups to talk shit about stock investing? Not trading but investing. Thanks...

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A Thought On Anxiety

GoldenCinderblock

A thought after getting back from a 9-day Italy trip and then slacking off for most of the first day home as well: I’ve just now started fully getting back on track. I started a tiny, quick project - replacing a torn-off key tag on one of my property keychains. When I decide it’s finally time to...

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How to build a solid credit score (here and abroad)?

TolkienRoad

All in all, I'm pretty new to financial matters (although I know about business quite a bit). I'd like to know how I can start building a solid credit score and reputation in the financial system here and abroad (because I'm planning to travel to Thailand soon, and I'd like to do the same thing over...

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Which candidate can kick Trump's A**?

iBankedUp

Pick a candidate that if you put next to Trump on a debate stage, will have the ability to give vicious comebacks, stay cool while Trump turns pink-orange, and remain well-rounded with facts. My picks 1. Obama. But realistic for now: 2. Elizabeth Warren (unfortunately, but she gets pretty hot a...

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WSO Caption Contest - April 22, 2019... Collect Silver Bananas and Win a Free WSO T-Shirt

AndyLouis

WSO Caption Contests are back! You guys know the drill, all you have to do is leave a comment in this post with a caption you think is most fitting for the cartoon posted below. The winner will be determined by the community based on the number of Silver Bananas awarded to each comment. In the event...

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How to Get Started in Cryptocurrencies? General Crypto Thread

CreditMadrid

Hello monkeys, as what I am sure all of you are aware of, cryptocurrencies are getting to be pretty popular at the current moment. However, a lot of things are confusing about it to me and I was wondering what you guys think are good ways to educate yourself about cryptocurrencies, the best ones to ...

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Getting a Private Pilot License in NYC During BB IB

Number Crunching Warrior

Hey everyone, Recently became very interested in flying and was thinking of pursuing a pilot license in NYC when I start FT in IB. I will be joining IB at a BB so understandably this will be limited to weekends when I manage to get an off day. If I start my training early, could I feasibly wrap u...

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Any advice for moving to LA in your late 20s?

scaevola_1

I'm in my late 20s, grew up in New England, went to a semi-target, ~3 years banking at an EB and then ~3 years at a credit fund, and now going to move out to LA to work at another credit fund. I'm primarily moving for the job opportunity, but think the non-job aspects (weather, lifestyle, etc) will ...

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Colgate or University of Maryland Honors/business

jennordheimer

My son is trying to decide between Colgate and UMD Honors/Smith. He thinks he wants to go into business but is not 100%. Would love to know your opinions about where he should go....

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nuller

WolfofWSO

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China's tech employees are fighting back against the "996" working hour philosophy

kakaman

https://techcrunch.com/2019/04/12/china-996/ Currently there's been a lot of press around Chinese tech workers protesting the "996" working hour philosophy, which stands for 9AM-9PM, 6 days a week. It's kind of interesting because the tech companies that have this "unofficial" policy (Alibaba, JD,...

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How are Fractional Shares Taxed?

The Best Guy

So let's say I buy a share of stock, and over 20 years, I've been reinvesting the dividends. So each quarter, I acquire a new partial share of stock. So for 20 years at 4 per year, that's 80 new cost bases. Let's say I sell in 20 years. Do I have to report each individual acquisition of the fracti...

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Location apartment summer internship GS London, budget: 4k PS

internGSlocation

Hi, Will be interning this summer at GS, which is located at Fleet Street. I am using RightMove to find single bedroom apartments. My budget is 4k PS and I am wondering what the best place near would be in terms of commute to Fleet Street and also in terms of activities outside the office. I have n...

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Acceptance rates at top universities in 2050

French35

The average acceptance rate for top 50 US school is now under 15%, this is crazy. What do you think it's going to look like 30 years from now ? Do you think the acceptance rate at Stanford is going to be under 1% ? ...

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Watching Porn At Work

Wokemandem

While interning at a bank, I overheard employees discussing this. Is it even a thing? Let the people know. ...

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Cisco Networking

Isabel-Dutch

I booked my Cisco Networking Exam and I couldn’t attempt that exam due to lake of confidence and knowledge. The knowledge I had about technical field, had been unacceptable because this certification is all about Networking concepts. 100-105 Dumps provided me guide line in all concepts of topics a...

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How are some people able to have such large social circles and so many friends to go out with?

Postgradwonderer

I have gone out to bars and nightclubs a great deal in recent years and it seems like some people are regulars at these places, able to head out in large groups of friends. In high school and college, I understood it because you could pay for friends through Greek Life or just by being one of the ...

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Let's be real, the CFA is piss easy.

Leonardo-Cope

The concepts are honestly only as hard as high school level mathematics at the absolute most. The volume of content can seem a bit daunting but overall it's a bit of a joke really isn't it....

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