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  • Analyst 3+ in CorpFin
Jul 14, 2020 - 2:34pm

Austin, TX. I'd be there already but very few companies even have their finance teams there.

Jul 14, 2020 - 2:37pm

Malta

“The three most harmful addictions are heroin, carbohydrates, and a monthly salary.” - Nassim Taleb
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  • Prospect in Other
Jul 15, 2020 - 10:54am

Would be great if I knew German. I'm not really sure about this, but I've heard Frankfurt is survivable for someone that only knows English. I get the feeling these places would require you to have at least some level of competence in German.

Jul 15, 2020 - 11:08am
Prospect in Other:

Would be great if I knew German. I'm not really sure about this, but I've heard Frankfurt is survivable for someone that only knows English. I get the feeling these places would require you to have at least some level of competence in German.

I think a lot of places in Europe are survivable if you only speak English, but navigating around on vacation is way different than working full time.

Commercial Real Estate Developer

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Jul 15, 2020 - 11:58am

Some German is good, but good German is better - when I arrived in Germany my German was fairly okay, but that first day I had to buy basic supplies in the supermarket neither I knew what spoon and fork are in German nor anyone in the supermarket understood those words in English.

Also, you will have quite a headache with bureaucracy as it is not very English-friendly, including the communications with the post office, your Internet provider, your facilities provider, etc.

I have friends in Germany who don't know much German and for them this is the pain in the ass.

Jul 15, 2020 - 12:55pm

playa hermosa has some of the best, most consistent waves in the world. warm water year round, wonderfully nice people, gorgeous women (and not ALL of them are working girls) if you're single, not as dangerous as its northern neighbors, good medical care relative to other "3rd world" countries, breathtaking nature with volcanoes inland, cliffs by the beach, toucans, macaws, monkeys, turtles all over the place, etc. from a work standpoint, infrastructure has gotten better (less brownouts) so it's possible to work remotely from there, plus you're still US time zones, so easy to navigate from that standpoint versus something like Bali. plus, it's an easy flight to both north and south america, would be a bitch to get to europe which I also love, but it'd be a good hub for me

Jul 15, 2020 - 10:37am

Man, I'd be down to live all sorts of places for a while.

Southern California, New Zealand, the UK, German, The Netherlands, Spain, Italy, Singapore, etc.

So many cool places in the world.

Commercial Real Estate Developer

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Jul 15, 2020 - 4:13pm

Couldn't agree more. I've lived in 5 states now.

Moving countries, of course, is far more complicated.

Commercial Real Estate Developer

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Jul 15, 2020 - 4:26pm

Not that complicated if you are a EU/EFTA citizen and are moving from one member country to another, or a CARICOM citizen moving around inside the Caribbean, or a EAEU citizen moving around the ex-Soviet Union. I like those kinds of regional alliances as they allow you to not being tied in one country.

The US is of course very different - you are pretty much like Russia with different time zones and regions that drastically differ from one another, but for job prospects in Russia you get a decent job in finance only in Moscow and maybe in St Petersburg. In the US, on the other side, you can move around and explore the country as there are many locations where you can get a good job. (Never been to the US, so I might be very wrong.)

Jul 15, 2020 - 11:31am
  • U.S.: LA and surrounding area, Denver, Austin, maybe Seattle
  • Outside of U.S.: Mexico City, Monaco, Barcelona, Genoa, Lisbon, Nice

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Jul 15, 2020 - 4:12pm

Man, I was supposed to spend a week there less than a month ago.

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Jul 16, 2020 - 11:23am

Second this. NZ is amazing. Definitely would love to go back. Not sure of the career options though in finance? Maybe if/when i go there i'll be running my own gig..

Go all the way

Jul 15, 2020 - 11:35pm

North Shore in Oahu. Give me a shack and I can live off the ocean. Surf everyday with no worries in the world.

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Jul 16, 2020 - 1:11am

You guys are so boring for picking those places that should serve as vacation spots and nothing more than vacation spots. The fact that you guys all picked places that are decent for only brief visits and not for living full time shows that you guys are all very dull and unsophisticated individuals. Sophisticated and exciting individuals would pick a large, diverse city with a lot of depth and color in the form of vibrant culture, variety, contrast, scope, opportunity, people, etc.....not just some place that looks pretty or has nice weather or whatever.

Jul 16, 2020 - 2:12am
jessivey_1:

You guys are so boring for picking those places that should serve as vacation spots and nothing more than vacation spots. The fact that you guys all picked places that are decent for only brief visits and not for living full time shows that you guys are all very dull and unsophisticated individuals. Sophisticated and exciting individuals would pick a large, diverse city with a lot of depth and color in the form of vibrant culture, variety, contrast, scope, opportunity, people, etc.....not just some place that looks pretty or has nice weather or whatever.


what's your pick then?
Jul 16, 2020 - 4:52am

I'd go for Lisbon, beautiful city and weather, great nightlife, in close proximity to the beaches and nature

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