|I honestly don't know why it's hard for people to say "no" when it comes to $$$ (11) | Posted on Nov. 22, 2013, 2:34 p.m.|
|You are not responsible for your cousin's well being. Simple as that. You may give money to her if you are feeling generous, but don't feel like you need to.|
|2 teens get the bullets after trying to knockout a 60 y/o grandma, they dead (66) | Posted on Nov. 22, 2013, 7:42 a.m.|
|Incredibly fair. Teens deserved it.|
|Do you eat meat? And what's your gender? (37) | Posted on Nov. 16, 2013, 5:15 p.m.|
Rama_III posted...Best GFAQs poll 2013.
|Another successful day fighting the 99% in workers' compensation (35) | Posted on Nov. 12, 2013, 12:34 p.m.|
|Why aren't you guys on the politics board more?|
@ tc- we should be pen pals. You share stories of lawsuits where the leeches lose, and I'll share stories about corporate acquisitions that line the pockets of the already rich
|people who say "n-word" (4) | Posted on Nov. 2, 2013, 8:17 p.m.|
|Reminds me of louis ck|
|Is being a DJ at a good club a good job? (11) | Posted on Nov. 1, 2013, 9:47 p.m.|
|If you are Armin Van Buuren it is a good job|
|What are your greatest accomplishments in life? (57) | Posted on Nov. 1, 2013, 7:46 p.m.|
As of yet I suppose getting into Stanford has been a huge accomplishment. In my time here I've done some things I'm proud of, but the actual acceptance itself was the result of all the effort I put into high school.
Stanford is great. What are you studying there?
Regarding grades, the funny thing with me is that I feel like I'm a semi slow starter but clutch performer. My first two years in high school and college were pretty solid, averaging around a 3.5 (which isn't bad, but its a mix of As and Bs). Final two years were my best, pretty much getting straight As. Those performances propelled me into the top 10% in high school, and the top 5% in college. Its good you can be consistent.
|C/D: You are never above a job... (3) | Posted on Oct. 30, 2013, 9:09 p.m.|
|Deny. There are a lot of jobs that I am above, and would therefore never even consider taking.|
|How many of the young professionals here invest? (140) | Posted on Oct. 30, 2013, 9:02 p.m.|
|Mihawk the Pirate posted...|
Surprised there's still so much interest. To answer some questions, yes, 2,000 is enough to start investing. Don't listen to talks of "chump change", because getting started is better than having your money sit in a savings account and do nothing for you indefinitely.
Whether you like to admit it or not, $2k is still chump change. I agree that if that's all he can muster, he should invest it anyway since it is better than not doing so. But if he can afford to invest more he should do so. Either way, he should be fully aware that $2k is more like "training money" to get his feet wet, as opposed to money he can invest now and come back 10+ years later with no additional investments, with expectations of huge growth.
|What are your greatest accomplishments in life? (49) | Posted on Oct. 30, 2013, 4:22 p.m.|
Sunhawk posted...Wow, ToucheAmore, you seem really impressive. How did you do it all by age 17? While curing cancer? Surprised you didn't mention that one!
I'm mostly surprised that you have a kid at that age. I'm the same age as you but I don't think I could handle a kid right now.
|What are your greatest accomplishments in life? (44) | Posted on Oct. 30, 2013, 12:02 p.m.|
|I see, nice. Did you do anything in between finishing undergrad and going to grad school? Or did you just go straight to grad school?|
|What are your greatest accomplishments in life? (41) | Posted on Oct. 30, 2013, 11:01 a.m.|
multiple publications in the hard sciences
That's sweet. The science/defense stuff I mean. But money is good too though :D
How long have you been working in your industry?
|What are your greatest accomplishments in life? (22) | Posted on Oct. 30, 2013, 9:27 a.m.|
|-Accepted into top 20 business school|
-Graduated top 5% from said school
-investment banking job fresh out of college (where base salaries are pretty damn good but bonuses can increase them by 50% or more)
-6 figure net worth as a 24 year old
-Great girlfriend, hope to get married one day
|How many of the young professionals here invest? (117) | Posted on Oct. 30, 2013, 5:32 a.m.|
|So $2000 is a good starting point?|
It is better than nothing, but it is still chump change. Since I'm too lazy to run the calcs out on excel, the Rule of 72 basically implies that assuming a 10% return each year (which is attainable), you double your investment within roughly 7 years.
With 2,000, you double to about $4,000. You've essentially seen an increase of roughly $300 per year.
With $100,000 in equities, you reach $200,000 in the same period, over $10,000 a year. That isn't bad at all.
|How many of the young professionals here invest? (107) | Posted on Oct. 29, 2013, 6:11 p.m.|
|$200 for an emergency fund? Is that a joke?|
|How would you handle someone asking you for money on the street? (8) | Posted on Oct. 28, 2013, 3:44 p.m.|
|I would ignore them. Once in a rare rare while, if I'm feeling less Scroogy, I might give one $5-10 bucks, but I usually just ignore them because they've done nothing to deserve my money.|
|NBA or NHL (12) | Posted on Oct. 28, 2013, 9:32 a.m.|
|Hockey. Its my favorite sport. Basketball (especially playoffs) can be exciting but it seems too back and forth, and if both teams are tied up then it seems like only the final minutes are exciting. Its a lot of "I get 2 pts, you get 2 pts" and repeat, with the occassional 3, free throw, missed shot, etc for much of the game.|
I like hockey because a single goal can be the game winner. Or can at least change the dynamics of the game. But at the same time, I don't want to watch a 1-0 game. High scoring affairs are most fun if they stay close (I.e. 6-5 win, rather than a 6-1 win, although 6-1 sure feels good if you're the winner)
|How many of the young professionals here invest? (30) | Posted on Oct. 25, 2013, 3:10 p.m.|
|Mihawk the Pirate posted...|
_Itachi_Uchiha_ posted...I agree with TC so much. I work in the investment banking industry (M&A), and while my job involves selling companies as opposed to trading stocks, I'm well aware of the benefits of investing. Especially at my age (24 almost 25) I've got such a long time horizon and I can afford to take more risk and hold my position (or buy more) when crap goes down and wait for things to reverse. Too many people see things go south and sell at a loss.
Yeah even within ETFs, you have different flavors. Domestic large, mid, small cap. International, etc. You can take ETFs aimed at small cap growth indices and emerging markets ETFs if you can take on that higher level of risk.
|How many of the young professionals here invest? (19) | Posted on Oct. 25, 2013, 12:40 p.m.|
|I agree with TC so much. I work in the investment banking industry (M&A), and while my job involves selling companies as opposed to trading stocks, I'm well aware of the benefits of investing. Especially at my age (24 almost 25) I've got such a long time horizon and I can afford to take more risk and hold my position (or buy more) when crap goes down and wait for things to reverse. Too many people see things go south and sell at a loss.|
|How popular were/are you in high School? (39) | Posted on Oct. 16, 2013, 3:45 p.m.|
|Relatively quiet, somewhat of the "smart guy who often sat in the back"|
Still had plenty of friends. Played football and hockey, occasionally would make the class laugh with a funny comment.
|Why do liberals feel entitled to everything? (99) | Posted on Oct. 6, 2013, 6 p.m.|
|I wish some of you folks would come to the politics board here. Too many liberals on that board crying about their useless majors, lack of motivation, and inability to obtain a decent job, and asking the hard working people to subsidize them.|
|$1,000,000 but we go back to 2012 and Mitt Romney gets elected as president (25) | Posted on Oct. 1, 2013, 8:13 p.m.|
|I'd do it for free, but since you're throwing in an extra million...|
|How the heck is it supposed to be hard to get a job? (21) | Posted on Oct. 1, 2013, 3:43 p.m.|
when people say job they mean one that can support a family. Not one for a teenager fresh out of high school.
This. And probably also a job that is reasonable given their qualifications. Anyone who isn't dead can get a job at McDonalds or Walmart. That doesn't mean anyone who isn't dead *wants* a job at those places.
|Stop! Ctrl + V! (79) | Posted on Sept. 24, 2013, 4:36 p.m.|
I love Fringe :D
Interestingly enough, my copy paste is blank...
|Is Purdue University a good uni? (22) | Posted on Sept. 22, 2013, 5:28 a.m.|
|It is pretty average. Nothing special. Not nearly as good as Ivy leagues or other top tier schools, but better than the small unknown community colleges.|
|could you label all 50 states on a map? (5) | Posted on Sept. 21, 2013, 4:11 p.m.|
|Which car is more stylish: 2011 Camaro or 2011 GLK 350? (47) | Posted on Sept. 18, 2013, 11:20 a.m.|
|Black is always a good color. I'm glad you went with the benz too.|
|Which car is more stylish: 2011 Camaro or 2011 GLK 350? (43) | Posted on Sept. 18, 2013, 6:53 a.m.|
|Also, I don't plan on leasing or whatever type of periodic payment plans they offer. So getting a new car to me is tens of thousands of dollars paid out at once, rather than hundreds per month over a longer period.|
The idea of shelling out tens of thousands of dollars at once is a concept that's harder to swallow psychologically than paying out a few hundred extra per month. Why? Because that's a chunk of your savings gone instantly, rather than keeping your savings up and just taking in a little less each month.
|Which car is more stylish: 2011 Camaro or 2011 GLK 350? (41) | Posted on Sept. 18, 2013, 6:46 a.m.|
_Itachi_Uchiha_ posted...I'm a fan of Mercedes in general, always have been. I'm about your age (25) and hope to get a CLK coupe soon. I have enough saved up but I'm just waiting to get to the point where I feel comfortable spending the money.
1) It is a want, not a need. I've got a car already with close to 90k miles on it, probably nearing the end of the road so to speak. Either way I'm sure it can last me for a little longer.
2) Insurance. If I wait a year and turn 26 I think my rates will drop. Don't know how much, but I'm sure they'll drop
3) Trying to put more and more money into equity investments and my retirement account.
I figure in another year or so it might be time to get something different. CLK is my first choice. C-class is second, only because the E-class is too much of an "old man" car, and the SLK is too compact. The S-class, which my dad has, is too big, too expensive, and way too much of an "old man" car. But he's always had s-classes ever since I was born so that's why I'm a mercedes fan.
I was considering a 3-series bmw but one day I saw some punk ass kids driving one and don't want that image.
|Which car is more stylish: 2011 Camaro or 2011 GLK 350? (29) | Posted on Sept. 17, 2013, 8:47 p.m.|
|I'm a fan of Mercedes in general, always have been. I'm about your age (25) and hope to get a CLK coupe soon. I have enough saved up but I'm just waiting to get to the point where I feel comfortable spending the money.|
|How much $$$ do you have in your pocket/wallet at this very moment? (41) | Posted on Sept. 11, 2013, 12:22 p.m.|
|I use credit/debit card all the time. I think my checking account has 6 grand or more in it right now (every so often I move some to other accounts but it typically hovers around 3-6k)|
|Problem with my girlfriend's parents... (17) | Posted on July 7, 2012, 6:12 a.m.|
|I agree with dew and her backers, particularly JP with the comment about it being gf vs gf's parents.|
1) She's 16 and she's still at an age where she probably relies on her parents and hasn't fully matured into an adult yet, and her parent most likely, through years of experience, know what's best for her. You're only 18 and just starting, so you haven't really matured into an adult yet either. You probably haven't been able to think of all the possible consequences, which her parents are likely concerned about.
2) You may not be far from each other in distance, but she's still a high schooler and you're still an incoming college freshman. There's a bit of a disconnect there, and when you're at that young of an age it could cause some issues. It is entirely possible that you'll meet other college girls and wonder what you're doing with a young high school girl. Its entirely possible that your gf could be spending much of her time being concerned about what you're doing in college. These issues are amplified when you're young. In that sense, her parents may be concerned over the emotional toll it might take on her in the long term.
3) Age of consent laws could potentially open up a can of worms. But it depends on where you live I guess.
4) But in the end, if her parents aren't on board with it, they aren't going to be all that happy with her. If they aren't that happy with her that could ruin hurt their relationship and cause other problems within the family. If you REALLY want to still see her you should honestly just talk to her parents and try to get a sense of what their concerns are and how you can help mitigate them. If they still won't budge, respect that. Because if there's any hope of you guys getting back together in the future, it will be MUCH easier if her parents don't see you as the kid who defied their wishes.
|what to wear for back to school (5) | Posted on July 6, 2012, 7:57 p.m.|
|Girl sort of freaked out because I knew her from online (2) | Posted on July 6, 2012, 10:31 a.m.|
|Whatever just don't talk to her.|
|Will this do me any good? (17) | Posted on July 4, 2012, 3:21 p.m.|
|Dude your ex has more balls than you because she still has the guts to use you after your relationship is over.|
|Will this do me any good? (14) | Posted on July 4, 2012, 6:49 a.m.|
|She probably broke up with you because you don't have a pair.|
|Should I get these sunglasses? (7) | Posted on July 4, 2012, 4:13 a.m.|
|Deja Blue 03 posted...|
I think that would be a legit question if that person had never had a pizza before, like I've never had sunglasses before.
Meh, you have a point =P
|Should I get these sunglasses? (3) | Posted on July 3, 2012, 9:03 p.m.|
|I'm all for giving advice, but jesus some people here really need to make their own decisions, especially when as insignificant as this.|
Next thing you know someone's going to make a topic asking whether he should get a sausage or pepperoni pizza...
|How to tell your friends their dreams won't come true (3) | Posted on July 3, 2012, 6:16 p.m.|
|Yeah your friend won't make it into any halfway decent school with a 3.0 GPA. Much less a prestigious law school.|
|Hate facebook.. especially cause (9) | Posted on July 1, 2012, 1:13 p.m.|
|^ That's not really the point. The point of my post was to say that you always look down on your mom for not living up to your standards, but someone will always look down on you for not living up to their standards.|
|Hate facebook.. especially cause (7) | Posted on July 1, 2012, 12:37 p.m.|
|Well look at it this way...|
What do you do in life? Whatever it is, why aren't you more successful? That's essentially what it boils down to. You may view your mom as "below" you on the totem pole, but someone else will view you as a lazy blob who benefits from govt programs designed to help the poor too. Even if you're "less" of a blob than your mom, you'll always more much more of a blob in someone else's eyes.
|Hate facebook.. especially cause (4) | Posted on July 1, 2012, 11:21 a.m.|
|That sucks, sorry to hear that. But...eh I don't know, I'm sure she didn't plan her life out to be this way.|
However, she still gave birth to you. If it weren't for her you'd probably be smeared on some tissues :D
|How does a person get a job in this country? (4) | Posted on June 30, 2012, 7:13 p.m.|
|1) Walk into Goldman Sachs|
2) Hand resume displaying 3.7+ GPA from top tier business school
3) Tell recruiter you love to crank
4) Tell interviewers EV = market cap + debt - cash
5) Talk about how Morgan Stanley is soooooo lame
7) Profit (instant i banking or sales and trading job)
|I'm "stuck" at my crappy job, and unable to say no to anything. (53) | Posted on June 30, 2012, 11:17 a.m.|
|Hey now, let's quit arguing with each other and focus on the REAL issue at hand, which is the fact that the TC is the biggest blubbering p**** ever.|
|I'm "stuck" at my crappy job, and unable to say no to anything. (49) | Posted on June 30, 2012, 4:36 a.m.|
|In TC's original post: "to the point where I'm treated like a mentally-unstable charity case."|
Now it makes sense.
|I'm "stuck" at my crappy job, and unable to say no to anything. (27) | Posted on June 29, 2012, 10:54 a.m.|
|You don't have the balls to get a decent replacement job. You don't have the balls to get away from your brother. So now your only option is to stop bothering us with your crybaby self and continue taking s*** from your bro. Judging by your woe is me attitude your really deserve all the s*** coming your way.|
|Help please! Pregnancy scare maybe? (11) | Posted on June 29, 2012, 4:02 a.m.|
|Dat jelly velly|
|I'm "stuck" at my crappy job, and unable to say no to anything. (15) | Posted on June 28, 2012, 6:57 p.m.|
|I would listen to dew. I've seen her post often and she seems like she knows a thing or two. We aint here to hug you and kiss your boo boos and tell you everything will be okay. So nut up and stop being a poor defenseless guy. Why don't you go to school and get a decent job so you can s*** on your brother instead of willingly tagging along as his personal punching bag (figuratively)? |
You can't quit because your bro will get pissed and insult you? Isn't that what he already does?
You have two choices:
1) Nut up and tell your bro to f*** off and head for greener pastures (secure a job before quitting this though)
2) Stay at CVS (which I call the "bend over" option)
|I need your help, board. It's about having to deal with the Internet. (2) | Posted on June 27, 2012, 8:46 p.m.|
My advice is to get over it. There are many more important things to worry about than a Gamefaqs "argument."
|About to commit to a BS in Computer Science and not turn back. (5) | Posted on June 26, 2012, 6:11 p.m.|
|15 credits is really nothing. You shouldn't be worried about social time because...15 credits ain't much.|