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Parents [including celebs and various hot shots] indicted in college admissions test scam

InfoDominatrix

Ouch... prestige attempts done the wrong way AND caught no less! Prosecutors filed charges against 33 parents, accused of paying between $200,000 and $6.5 million to get their children into elite universities. Those indicted include actresses Lori Loughlin and Felicity Huffman [actress and...

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Why do most people suck at Excel?

ForrestGump

Microsoft Excel: the lifeblood of 21st century finance and business. A phenomenal spreadsheet tool used by the lowest level analysts through the most executive tier of management. A wonderful program capable of performing complex mathematics, charting graphs and calculating thousands of data...

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What was the happiest moment of your life?

yul33

Happiness to each person obviously can mean different things, but for me I would say one of the happiest moments of my life was when I went hiking in Yosemite with my family up to Vernal Falls. We sat on the side of the riverbank, drenched from the climb, and eating bagels with cream cheese. (We...

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Should I worry about automation?

wallstreetpop99

I've seen a lot of posts about people saying automation is overblown then others that say automation will hit hard in 20 or so years (specifically in non-STEM jobs.) I'm a bit worried about which jobs in finance will disappear or be largely cut down. I'm interested in mainly IB to PE, Consulting to...

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What would you do

Littytitty

If you came from a family that was very well off and you never had to worry about money, what finance career would you pursue? Would you still work in IB, or would you do something else in finance? This is strictly only finance careers. ...

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Where to live in Boston for young people

Nick6802

Anybody know where are the best places to live in Boston for the summer? I will be a rising Junior and working in the Financial District....

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Media Companies promoting recession

Phizzurp

With volatility back in the markets, I can't help but notice the absurd efforts media outlets are taking to, in my view, promote a correction. This is something I would expect from outlets such as CNN, FOX, local news, etc. in attempt to increase their viewers, but I was thoroughly surprised by the ...

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Do any one of you bring a personal laptop, a tablet, or a headset to work?

Ryan Finance

Planning to bring my iPad to work for the Spotify library and purchase a Beats/Bose over-ear headset. Not sure if that is appropriate....

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Bloomberg publishes 2018 MBA rankings - thoughts?

lapike

Here are the rankings 1. Stanford 2. Wharton 3. Harvard 4. Sloan 5. Booth 6. Haas 7. Columbia 8. Kellogg 9. Darden 10. Johnson Link to full article: https://www.bloomberg.com/business-schools/2018/ What do you think? For me, no major surprises. Johnson got a nice bump, but that's probably due t...

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How has high finance changed your worldview?

cauliflowerfractal

Working on both the sell side and now the buy side makes me think the only thing that matters to people is money and power. People won’t treat you with respect unless you have a ton of money, power or prestige. Do you agree? How do you get away from this type of pessimistic thinking?...

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What is High Finance?

Distressed Industrial Buyer

Is this just a made up term? What's middle and low or even atmospheric finance? Can someone define? ...

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100% bonus for financials betting

Petrich-Petkov

Best online bookmaker give you chance to get bonus for first deposit dont wait join now http://bit.ly/2tSSDm8...

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In my 30s and want to start over

emeka

Hello WSO, let me get to the point. I'm in my early 30s, and want to change my life around, but I'm not sure where to start or what I want to do, or even what I'm realistically capable of doing at this age. The long story? Went to college, studied biology, struggled through it and landed a less t...

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Monkeys in Frankfurt?

BrianHunter

Someone in Frankfurt for living/studying/working? I'm considering an internship there and would like to know general thoughts about this amazing city. Look forward to know more about the German Mainhatten ...

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Who is the most prestigious person alive?

Bossman9

Who are some of the most prestigious people alive? Who are some of the most prestigious people you know? ...

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‘Thousand points of light’

iBankedUp

RIP George Herbert Walker Bush Still not sure what to make of this administration. Is someone just trolling Trump? In July, Trump had this to say about the former president: [quote=“Donald Trump”]Thousand points of light, I never quite got that one. What the hell is that? Has anyone ever figu...

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Advantages of Debt

Etb

Hi, why is having a certain amount of debt being preferred to having none? I get that interest expense is tax-deductible but isn't my net income always lower when having debt as opposed to having no debt? ...

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Share Your Christmas Party Stories!

oreos

It's the season to be jolly, and some of us take that a little too far sometimes... So I thought it'd be good to confess, retell and share the stories of vomiting Analysts, passed out MDs and sexy PAs from this festive season's work Christmas parties, or the ones of years gone by. Two out of thre...

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End of Year Review

jtl1002

I have my end of year review as an Analyst (not in IB I am in RE) end of the week. Been here for a 1.5yr and have total 3yrs experience. How do I go about letting my manager know that I am concerned with future growth? I have been looking for a new job anyways as I do not like the culture, but I w...

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Which jobs do you expect to see gone in 50 years?

cdnbig5

Which jobs do you think will become obsolete, automated or unnecessary in society 50 years from now? Could be finance or non-finance related. ...

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What's the most impressive academic resume you've seen?

Ammons

If we're talking just straight schools. Youtube's chief of staff went to Harvard UG, Rhode Scholar afterwards, and then graduated from Harvard JD/MBA. I think Mitt Romney did something similar and couple people at Wachell got joint JDS/MBAs. What's the best you've seen?...

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I've known this girl since 6th grade and now she's cheated on me

Ibanker1265

I've known her for 13 years and now she's cheated with her brother in law. I broke up with her but I can't stop thinking about her and crying like a baby. I loved this girl so much and I've loved her for so long that I'm not able to see myself without her anymore. It's taking a toll on my social and...

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Bloomberg Article: "Wall Street Rule for the #MeToo Era: Avoid Women at All Cost"

Poseidon_

Here's the article: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-12-03/a-wall-street-rule-for-the-metoo-era-avoid-women-at-all-cost Thoughts? I'll start. Call me a coward or whatever, but socializing with women at work is just not worth it these days. They simply have too much power. One mis-spo...

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Share house cost sharing

Mike Tyson

When is it OK to ask for chip ins and when is it not OK to ask? For example, you buy a household appliance for personal use but allow others to use it (and they do use it regularly). What are your thoughts on this and what are your rules for share house cost sharing?...

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GM layoffs and major restructuring - what's to come?

alpha.beta.

General Motors announced that it will close three assembly plants and two propulsion plants in North America next year, as well as lay off 15% of its workforce. GM claims that the moves are part of a multibillion-dollar restructuring which will focus on electric and autonomous vehicles. Is the abov...

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Palo Alto?

jimbrowngoU

Looking for some thoughts regarding the living situation in Palo Alto. Anyone from WSO there or in the area? What's the cost of living? How's the nightlife for a mid-20s guy? Any information would be appreciated... The important stuff....

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essay writing helps

laurenrmclaughlin52

Articles often contain photographs, charts and graphs. They aim to inform the readers about a particular topic. Articles follow heading and subheadings format and doesn’t require citations or references. Articles are objective as they describe a topic....

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Why is C++ more taught/required than python and R in MSc Financial engineering?

seemenapprentice

Seems like top US/UK schools for MSc financial engineering teach C++ for sure but not python or R. Don't hedge funds and prop shops use python and R more often than C++ these days? Not sure what program to learn as an econ major undergraduate....

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Following Up Intern

Ivan Boesky

So I recently met with the CEO of a large asset manager in his offices in NYC. I am 19 and I think he ended up liking me since he spent 1.5 hrs with me and talked in depth about his firms philosophy. I think I made it clear that I want to intern there since I left my resume but I did not say it spec...

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Who is the most impressive guy at your workplace?

Ammons

Or who is the most impressive guy you have had the privilege of working with. What makes him or her so impressive? It could be sheer intelligence or just a crazy resume or a combination of both....

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Deutsche Bank HQ Raided by Authorities

justphresh

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-11-29/deutsche-bank-headquarters-searched-in-money-laundering-probe?srnd=premium More sad times for Deutsche. Thoughts?...

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Top 7 reasons why dating in NYC sucks

honeyoak87

Hi all, 30 year old male here. Moved from a (very big) Midwestern city during my quarter life crisis. Since then my career has achieved escape velocity averaging $20K/year increases in base pay. My career path is relatively low stress (software), highly engaging (for me), and provides tons of growt...

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I got the title of "Investment Associate" but deep down I think i'm an Analyst at best?

IdkLOL

I have a feeling my current title may haunt me considering I'm not on a skill-level of an Associate. Should I tell my boss I want to remain an "Analyst"? I have increased responsibilities (which I can deliver) but I still suck (and don't have a clear idea) how I'm supposed to model sweat equity r...

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Finding time to date in your early-20s?

BryceLarkin

Currently working around 60-70 hours in asset management and am putting in around 20-30 hours outside of work trying to grow a software company. I see my friends maybe once every couple weeks and it seems like they're all trying to get into a long-term relationship with the intention of settling dow...

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Where do you meet young single girls in NYC?

midwestbanker5555

I recently started a banking job in NYC and don't know anyone in the city. Where do you meet single girls? Where have you had success picking up chicks? I don't want to waste time in random bars....

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How to make a really positive impression on colleagues first day of internship?

dickiegreenleaf

Hi all, I am completing an investment banking summer internship next summer. Just wanted to start a discussion on how to create the very best first impression when meeting MD's etc. for the first time. ...

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I don't want kids - let's discuss

thebrofessor

As you all know, I'm a bit older, but not one of the oldest guys on WSO, been with my wife for a while, and we're at the age where people are constantly asking us when we're gonna have kids, as if it's a guarantee. now, I realize that it's probably abnormal for us to not have and (at least currently...

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Effects of Accounting Practices on Net Income

hanso6

Hi, I often read that it is important to understand how certain accounting practices/changes affect net income. I am aware that accounting is a very complicated topic, however, are there specific things to watch out for that are usually used to sugarcoat or run down income? Best, Hanso6...

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Non-accounting major need help with technical question

monkeytomd

Whatup chimps, non-accounting/finance major here, I was going through some technicals and came across this question. It might seem really easy for most of you but I can't find the solution online: Tax depreciation is $2 million over 5 years, while financial statement depreciation for the asset is $...

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Flipping The Switch - When & why did you commit to the "path"?

Jake Paul

What flipped the switch that made you want to get into high finance? How'd you find out about it? Media? Friend's parents? College classes? Besides the obvious allures ($$$, exit opps), was there anything specific to you that drove you to this? Background: SEC non-target. Literally went into fin...

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Do You Have Edge? (Part One)

BlackHat

I know - I hate the term as much as you do, but it's real and it's damn near impossible to explain: the phenomenon investors call "edge." In its most basic form, edge is the ability of an analyst to identify, at first glance, what the key issues and concerns are in evaluating a business. Edge is b...

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Two Harvard grads start a camping business, make millions

dsch

Came across this https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/two-harvard-guys-based-their-million-dollar-business-on-a-whole-lot-of-nothing/2018/11/21/3fa9f468-ec47-11e8-8679-934a2b33be52_story.html?utm_term=.be79246faa6b What do people think about this business? I consider it borderline absu...

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How do You Stop Yourself From Wasting Money?

NoJobProspectsInSight

Title says it all, how do you guys stop yourself from blowing through every penny you have? Given the long hours and perpetual stress inherent to finance I always find myself daydreaming of the "next big purchase" that I can make. Not that I'm swimming in debt or anything, but definitely not saving ...

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Isn't it a bit of an exxageration that IB guys get a lot of p*ssy?

jnhadekjs

I've noticed that IB gals don't prefer to date IB guys (superiority complex/feminism maybe) so where do these IB guys get all the p*ssy from that they so proudly flaunt? ...

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Remember the story about a hotel hooker in Asia?

MonkeyKing King

Need help finding a story. I came across this story perhaps 4 years back, it was about this dude in Singapore (100% certain) for a finance related event (i think roadshow), woke up with a hooker who doesn't speak a word of english vigorously sucking his dick, to which the author describes as the be...

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Battlefield V

Big4please

Any BF V pc gamers here? Just started playing and would enjoy some more folks to game with. I definitely dont enjoy jt as much as bf 1, but its decent so I will likely play it some. ...

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Kayak vs Google Flight - What is your favorite travel search engine and why ?

alg78

Hi everyone, I'm really interested in knowing how finance/consulting guys like you plan their travels especially which travel search engine you use and why ? If you could also state your country of residence as I know that certain sites are more popular in certain parts of the world I will start : I...

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Is there any old tradition you would never abandon?

HighlyLeveredCat

I always like the old way of doing things. It comes from knowing many old school artisans ever since i was a child. Recently, my old cobbler decided to retire; the man have made shoes for my family for 3 generations. I can't seem to find any other independent shoe maker where i live, which makes ...

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Chess for finance

BuySide Bro

I'm a PE associate looking to further my chess game - currently about 1100 blitz on chess.com. Teach me chess and I'll share all I know about recruiting, IB, PE. This is for NYC. :)...

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Craziest Hobbies You Do

DonalDayUmTray

What are the craziest most eccentric hobbies you do, or have heard someone else do. I'm not talking about stamp collecting or picking up pebbles to shove up your ass, but actually interesting things that would make your interviewer instantly hooked on what you are saying. Have any of you got a jo...

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Tattoos in Banking

DonalDayUmTray

Everyone has thought about the fact of getting a tattoo (big or small) at some point in their life. Some can be small, hidden and unnoticeable but others can be huge. What is the whole sentiment about having one in the office, is there a stigma around it, like you are instantly machine gun kelly or...

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What lucrative part-time jobs are out there?

monkey_brah

FInance is tough because it requires long hours all the way to the top (until you become a senior advisor, member of some Boards, or similar). Even the IB MDs / PE partners I know are pulling rough hours well into their 40s / sometimes 50s. Working with a HC services company has me incredibly jeal...

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How Amazon Is Disrupting MBA Recruiting

Dances With Newfoundland

Amazon is aggressively recruiting MBAs, replacing banks and consulting firms as the #1 recruiter at many of the programs. Through sheer size, Amazon is sending recruiters en masse to campus, and other firms are deliberately avoiding scheduling events on the same dates as Amazon. I'm not convinced ...

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Don't you think we should party and get shitfaced?

jnhadekjs

I really am starting to like some of you people especially @thebrofessor" and I'd love to have a beer with yall!!! ...

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Ernst & Young Fail!

WolfofWSO

The Defense Department remains the only federal agency in America that hasn’t been able to pass an independent audit – 28 years after Congress required it to do so. Why is this issue so important? According to a recent report from Michigan State University, between 1998 and 2015, the Pentagon ha...

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How to beat your boss in a pissing contest, literally.

Ronclue

Hey guys, just thought I would drop some advice here. This website has been a big help for me recently so I thought I would give back. The topic I'd like to discuss is one of great importance. Have you ever been in the bathroom at work, and your boss comes in? He sets up on the urinal right beside ...

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Forbes 30 Under 30 2018

Ash Ketchum

Forbes came out with their annual 30 under 30 for 2018 today. It's that time of year where we feel bad about ourselves, but at the same time motivated, because no matter how well you're doing, there's always someone out there who's doing even better. Unless you're a 29 year old Partner at Pershing S...

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Misdemeanor when applying for tech job at firm

Jani_b_gud

I am working at a large firm as tech support. I have recently gone through an ugly divorce in which my x created a protective order against me and falsified many things. One of those things she lied about was me striking our daughter. As time went by, i was told by the city i was being charged wit...

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Does Your Degree Matter?

GingerGuy

I found [this interesting Forbes article](https://www.forbes.com/sites/ashleystahl/2015/08/12/six-reasons-why-your-college-major-doesnt-matter/#3f5d664c35a0) that outlined 6 reasons why your major doesn't matter. 1. Your degree is a prerequisite for the competitive workforce; the topic is irrelev...

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Favorite Strains?

Isaiah_53_5

Just got some Gorilla glue #4 and Lucky Charms ... they are both good, but huge fan of Gorilla glue #4 so far... Also, got a few Kaviar joints last week. My friend and I tried out the Indica and it was fucking strong as hell - pretty awesome though. https://www.dopemagazine.com/kaviar-cones-trip...

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Am I in okay shape as far as how much I've saved at age 27?

robbyboyjohnny

So I work in an industry that is very niche. I graduated magna cum laude from a top target school, did management consulting for awhile, and then moved into something in sales with somewhat low hours, pretty minimal travel, and when I do travel, unlike in consulting, it's usually international and t...

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Lying on your resume -- experiences, ethics, and strategies

Jake Paul

This might not sit well with a fair amount of people on here, but I've found this interesting since I've heard a few financial professionals say that this is an okay thing to do (to an extent). Has anyone else here made a small lie on their resume? (director of bullshit club, president of fraternit...

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How long would it take IB Associate post MBA with 250k all in comp to pay 150k of student debt?

jnhadekjs

Can he pay all of it in first year if he lives in misery? ...

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What is considered diversity/URM?

undergradhardo

Hello! I have seen lots of posts about getting SA offers through diversity pipelines, but have never actually seen what the consensus on the definition of diversity is. For example, Asians are generally considered minorities, but I have heard that that becomes increasingly less true in finance (i.e....

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Bees

WolfofWSO

Can I sue my beekeeper neighbor? Every day I see my neighbor's bees flying around my garden stealing the pollen or nectar from my flowers. Then the bees go back to my neighbor and create honey. My neighbor then harvests the honey and sells it at the farmers market for profit. I have never received...

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Heading to Charlotte After Graduation: Advice on Apartments and Commuting Needed

vanative

Will be heading down to Charlotte, NC after graduation in May to work in banking and other similar industries. There's a thread on here called the "Definitive Guide to Analyst Housing in Charlotte" but it is almost 9 years old with no new comments in the last 3 years so I'd like to start a new discu...

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Best Colleges Overall

Stay.Hungry

You can find countless threads regarding best schools to help you break into finance, and those are obvious. However, I don’t think I have seen a thread about best overall schools. As you know, finding a Bank with the right culture is very, very important, so I don’t know why culture at colleges...

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A Letter of Resignation From theaccountingmajor - it's been real

theaccountingmajor

So for the past several days, I've been getting DMs from the website moderators that my posts have been removed. Can I ask why you all are so angry? I've had so much MS thrown my way, it probably triggered some sort of red-flag. Lol like seriously - every other day, there's some kid who comes on her...

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Best places for 'models and bottles' in New York City?

famejranc

Fellow WSO users - MFW I learned about models and bottles: : ) After I learned about models and bottles I decided I wanted to become a badass financier who closes deals and then hits the clubs when he gets off work around 9:00 PM I presume. I'm going to graduate pretty soon so I figure it's time t...

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D2C and Inventory Modeling

ThatOtherGuy

Hi everyone. Asking the community for some help on a couple of projects... 1. I'm helping a D2C apparel portfolio company revamp their model so it's more investor-friendly before they go out and raise another round of capital. Since their main sources of revenue stem from FB and Google Adwords, I ...

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How to succeed post 20's

Naoki Hanzawa

In my early 20s, I really believed that in order to succeed all you need is work really hard. You gotta be gritty to succeed. You gotta put in long hours to be successful. You gotta be very good at technical things and establish yourself as a thought leader in particular domain. I don't think all of...

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What do you do in your free time? Feel like I'm wasting a lot of time

Discounted Smash Bros

(Still in school) I feel like I'm wasting so much time when I could be more productive. My typical free time is spent between youtube/guitar/xbox/gym (all regular activities). What do you all do?...

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If you could never work again but still earn middle class salary, would you do it?

cdnbig5

Let's say someone offered you middle-class salary adjusted to your city's COL (around 50k in most medium-sized American cities) would you do it on the condition that you never get a job? Meaning you can never move up the social ladder but you never have to work....

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Didn't pass probation for first job out to uni - What to do? What do say at interview?

cataractum

Problem is in the title. I got a role as a regulatory economist. I didn't pass probation. I have a ton of finance internships. I didn't fit in with anyone, and they assembled evidence to kick me out. And i was told last Friday. It's devastating - but now i need to get back up and apply and get a...

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$5 WSO T Shirt flash Cyber Monday Deal

AndyLouis

[quote]I wore the WSO tshirt to my IB interview and it's 100% the reason I got the offer[/quote] Kidding :-), but they are nice shirts. Support WSO and show others that you like your bananas silver. 75% off the normal price, TODAY ONLY. PURCHASE HERE ...

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Post cyber monday deals here

famejranc

I'll start: [WSO $5 T-Shirt 75% OFF ONE DAY ONLY GET IT NOW WHILE IT'S HOT YOU WON'T WANT TO MISS THIS.](https://il130.infusionsoft.app/app/orderForms/WSO-Shirt-5-Cyber-Monday?cookieUUID=a8838c1f-a0c7-4336-9f71-ea248904766d)...

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What are your thoughts on the 1MDB Scandal?

WorldsGr8estKid

Not that many people seem to be aware of this scandal. They could literally turn this into a Wolf of Wall Street like Hollywood movie. ...

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SJWs on Wall Street

WallStreetGuy123

Hey. Currently I am a high school student(don't stop reading just yet), and I am honestly frightened by the SJW movement that is going on in this country. In terms of the future, I am debating between a career in tech(I love coding and have done so for a few years now) and finance(this is a more rec...

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Haven't Facebook and LinkedIn made things easier for extreme level stalkers?

jnhadekjs

I have this creepy dangerous type thick accented russian stalker. She says she went to American University in Cairo and MIT but I found that to be not true. Brief backstory: She and I had an internet fling/whatever you call it (6 months) and she lives in Chicago. I've talked to her and video chatte...

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How Many Wipes

theaccountingmajor

On average, how many wipes does it take on any typical pooping excursion? How does one achieve the mythical "no wiper?" ...

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Dumbest thing you said in an interview?

therealgekko

What's something you said in an interview that made you want to bitchslap yourself? I'll start. Back when I was a junior looking for SA positions in IB, I had gone through a long interview process with a MM bank. In the last interview of the final rounds (after crushing the previous interviews), I ...

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School Group Project Problems

theaccountingmajor

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How would you grade Trump’s first two years in office?

MoneyBackedSecurities

Use any scale - A through F, 1-10, 1-100. Would be curious to hear about any areas where folks thinks he’s done particularly well or particularly poorly...

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Do you use a Windows PC or a Macbook as your personal laptop?

Ryan Finance

I have a gaming desktop at home and just purchased HP Envy 13 ($800) to use on the bed/when traveling. Some people said that I should go for a Macbook Pro/Air 2018 for some change from Windows 10, but I couldn't justify an extra $500-1000 for a machine that has such a disastrous keyboard and only US...

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Is Marriage Even Worth It?

DonalDayUmTray

[quote] Marriage Is a business contract and can be considered a Merger. Essentially, when considering marriage, you are considering a merger between two people. Just like in any business merger, it's expected from both parts to fully examine the other business' history, direction and any other influ...

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Refinance Auto Loan?

GoldenCinderblock

I bought a car the other day and financed through them, but really it's through PNC or some shit. My rate is like 6.25, I think. What are the rates like right now for private auto loans? I called Pentagon Federal Credit Union, Wintrust, Capital One, Chase, Barclays, and AAA before going in and got q...

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Automation estimates are overblown.

sheperd99

Been browsing a lot of Reddit out of boredom recently and I've realized that almost everyone there thinks that in 20-30 years we'll have working robots serving as doctors, lawyers sometimes even mentioning financial careers like IB. Certain subreddits have people blatantly saying that in a couple de...

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Why don't you have a Hulu Girl on your dash?

GoldenCinderblock

Benefits of Dashboard Hula Girl: -Ease stress and anxiety as you drive around and glance at your dancing hula girl -Increases feeling that your life is a movie -Reduces road rage of other drivers because they see you are chill bill and do not shoot you so you get to live. Hula Girl saves lives. -A...

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Third Wheel at Networking events

eric.sears.1985

Hi guys, Hoping to get some advice here. I am fairly comfortable talking to people at conferences 1-on-1 but feel myself totally out of a conversation when there are three people or more. I also find hard to break-in when my only contact at an event is already engaged in discussion with someone el...

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What coding language to learn?

Temujiin

For those who are adept at coding, if you were to learn one language, what language would it be? ...

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Is it weird to like working 100 hrs a week?

HighlyLeveredCat

I always preferred to work over 14 hrs a day and always felt the 40 a week is not enough. Since my job requires a lot of analysis and research, it is quite enjoyable to work all day. I recently saw an [article ](https://www.kotaku.com.au/2015/05/crunch-time-why-game-developers-work-such-insane-hours...

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public companies with traded and non-traded shares

KubSaki

Hey, just read that calculating Equity Value via Share Price x Fully Diluted Shares Outstanding could lead to understating Equity Value. As a reason it was stated that public companies can have multiple classes of shares, with one or more of these classes being non-traded. And therefore among these...

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Have you ever had to deal with a crazy boss?

yungman91

As the title says, have you ever had a crazy boss? How did you deal with it? Curious to hear about other people's experience....

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6ix9ine in Prison (How does this change his chances of breaking into IB)

Dolphins Are Cool

I've always pondered becoming a rapper, albeit having no talent. With the recent news that 6ix9ine may get 25 to life in the news this week, I've been surprised to not see this hit the front page. He's the only reason Bobby Shmurda put out a verse this year. Please discuss, thx. https://www.nytimes...

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Damodaran Books - Difference?

Luigi_1997

I am looking to purchase Damodaran books on Valuation, but he seems to have a few similar titles: 1) On Valuation: Security Analysis for Investment and Corporate Finance (2nd edition) 2) Investment Valuation: Tools & Techniques for Valuing any Asset 3) The Dark Side of Valuation 4) The Little Bo...

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Anyone ever go through an identity crisis

EarlFromUtah

I got really high from an edible a couple hours ago, and started to think about how I am the way I am. When I was growing up, I was pretty nerdy, and then I started going out and making friends once I went to high school. And what I realized is that my personality isn't really unique. I never really...

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How to get work-life balance in a work-life balance company

JudgeRudy

I wanted to get work-life balance so I left a high-pay job and went to a lower-pay one. My whole company seems to have work-life balance. My boss supports me to have work-life balance. My job doesn't require long hours. But the person who is my direct supervisor on most of my projects is refusin...

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Any questions on life in finance in Hong Kong? AMA

earthwalker7

Any questions on life in finance in Hong Kong? AMA i've been here since 2005, worked in IBD, and then PE. It's been a while, but happy to help if anyone has questions. Some basics: * While for many jobs language skills aren't specified as mandatory per se, to actually be competitive you kind of DO...

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Jet Suits.. A future Industry?

DonalDayUmTray

So I saw this video about how the company "Gravity" have created the world's fastest jet suit. It's a pretty neat design and seeing how they modified all of the parts to get speed an stability was cool. One thing got me wondering as whether or not people would be able to afford to splash money on ...

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What do y'all surf/do during downtime?

driveslowhomie

Have been having a bit of downtime at work the past few days, wanted to ask what you guys read/browse/do when there's nothing to be done. I usually read WSO and dealbreaker but there's often not enough content and I find myself staring at the screens feeling my brain melt away ...

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