When I ventured into this industry five years ago, I was out to get me some money and enjoy the finer things in life. It's hard for me to imagine people choosing this game (expect for the occasional fanatic) if the money weren't a decisive factor. Now with bonus time coming up, I'm engaging with colleagues to get some inspiration for nice things to splurge on...very disappointing.
When I started, the older generation couldn't come up with enough crap and crazy idea's. At the least there had to be one high stakes game going on after bonus day (well, not everybody could participate of course, nice way to distinguish the real from the fake). Now, with more and more quants on board everywhere, I am seeing none of that. I have to resort to this forum for some inspiring conversation.
So, what spending plans have you been conceiving and brooding on over the last year?