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by goru1
Mon May 23, 2016 4:17 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Convert sitting desk into a standing one
Replies: 4
Views: 314

Re: Convert sitting desk into a standing one

No. You can get a complete sit / stand desk from Ikea at $229.
http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/S49084965/

I am not good at assembly.
by goru1
Mon May 23, 2016 3:19 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Convert sitting desk into a standing one
Replies: 4
Views: 314

Convert sitting desk into a standing one

Is following a good solution for home use? Readydesk 2: - $169 - Made in California - Two adjustable shelves - Shake-free cross-bracing - Holds up to two 24" monitors (some monitors may not fit) - Four slots for holding cables in place - Assembles and disassembles without tools - Fits people 5'...
by goru1
Sat May 21, 2016 12:10 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Corporate ladder and Balanced life
Replies: 2
Views: 459

Corporate ladder and Balanced life

Is it possible to rise (beyond approximately 100K) in corporate ladder and also have a balanced life (spiritual, health, marriage, parenting, job, personal finance etc.)?

To rise corporate ladder some of the requirements are extra hours, travel, switch jobs, relocate etc.
by goru1
Thu May 19, 2016 9:48 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Paid PSAT and SAT online prep
Replies: 1
Views: 200

Paid PSAT and SAT online prep

Is following a good suggestion for paid PSAT and SAT online prep? What is a good grade to start taking paid PSAT and SAT prep? $400 PrepScholar 160+ Point Guarantee 5 Day Risk-Free Trial 1 year access, no hour limitations 40 hours of content 600+ total practice questions 98 skill lessons 49 fine-gra...
by goru1
Wed May 18, 2016 1:03 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Major - Accounting or Finance
Replies: 41
Views: 2437

Re: Major - Accounting or Finance

For accounting program, does it matter to have AACSB "Business and Accounting" accredited or OK to have only "Business" accredited?
by goru1
Wed May 18, 2016 9:45 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Major - Accounting or Finance
Replies: 41
Views: 2437

Major - Accounting or Finance

Which is a better suggestion accounting ( CPA, Big 4, Corporate, Possible MBA ) or finance ( Possible CFA, Corporate, Possible MBA ) from national universities ranked 25 to 75 ?
by goru1
Mon May 16, 2016 4:22 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: College - In state - Children staying close to parents
Replies: 54
Views: 2632

Re: College - In state - Children staying close to parents

Of course the flip side is that if a kid blows up far from home it tends to be a bigger blow up. So it kind of depends on your kids and how mature they are.

Is it OK to assume that high percentage of the kids don't have the required maturity at 18?
by goru1
Mon May 16, 2016 3:29 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: College - In state - Children staying close to parents
Replies: 54
Views: 2632

Re: College - In state - Children staying close to parents

Personally, I needed to gain independence in college and I knew that. I only applied to schools that were 8+ hours of driving from my parents' home.

Is it possible to stay in state and also gain independence?
by goru1
Mon May 16, 2016 3:11 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: College - In state - Children staying close to parents
Replies: 54
Views: 2632

Re: College - In state - Children staying close to parents

There may be many out of state schools that are closer than some in state schools.

I have changed out of state to far away states in my original post.
by goru1
Mon May 16, 2016 3:05 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: College - In state - Children staying close to parents
Replies: 54
Views: 2632

Re: College - In state - Children staying close to parents

I have made choices to move to areas that I was/am interested in that would also allow my career to continue to grow.

Assume college rankings and career options are similar in state and out of state.
by goru1
Mon May 16, 2016 2:14 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: College - In state - Children staying close to parents
Replies: 54
Views: 2632

Re: College - In state - Children staying close to parents

Why would you want your kids to live near you?
So we could see our children and grandchildren more.
by goru1
Mon May 16, 2016 1:24 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: College - In state - Children staying close to parents
Replies: 54
Views: 2632

College - In state - Children staying close to parents

Do the following assumptions make sense? Assume college rankings and career options are similar in state and far away states. If the children go to in state versus far away states college. They would be close to parents during college for approximately six years including graduate school. There are ...
by goru1
Sat May 14, 2016 1:52 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: National Universities rankings 25 to 75 - Highest priority
Replies: 65
Views: 4215

Re: National Universities rankings 25 to 75 - Highest priority

Is it true that in second half of career from 45 to 65, computer science has more continued education compared to accounting ( CPA, Big 4, Corporate )?
by goru1
Sat May 14, 2016 12:08 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: National Universities rankings 25 to 75 - Highest priority
Replies: 65
Views: 4215

Re: National Universities rankings 25 to 75 - Highest priority

Does it make sense to suggest Accounting ( CPA, Big 4 ) over Computer science because of the following Computer science cons?

Computer science cons:
- Off-shoring
- Continued education
- Age discrimination
by goru1
Fri May 13, 2016 2:38 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: National Universities rankings 25 to 75 - Highest priority
Replies: 65
Views: 4215

Re: National Universities rankings 25 to 75 - Highest priority

Also note that comp sci, math, physics and engineering majors tend to offer the most flexibility after graduation due to their perceived rigor.

Does accounting also offer similar flexibility after graduation as computer science?
by goru1
Fri May 13, 2016 1:54 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: National Universities rankings 25 to 75 - Highest priority
Replies: 65
Views: 4215

Re: National Universities rankings 25 to 75 - Highest priority

what "field" does the offspring seem interested in?

The young person is interested in accounting or computer science.
by goru1
Fri May 13, 2016 1:39 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: National Universities rankings 25 to 75 - Highest priority
Replies: 65
Views: 4215

Re: National Universities rankings 25 to 75 - Highest priority

I have changed "Top 100 colleges" to "National Universities rankings 25 to 75" in my original post.

National Universities rankings
http://colleges.usnews.rankingsandrevie ... iversities
by goru1
Fri May 13, 2016 11:26 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: National Universities rankings 25 to 75 - Highest priority
Replies: 65
Views: 4215

Re: Top 100 colleges - Highest priority

If your HS gives AP classes and you choose not to take them, it would be noted and count against an applicant heavily.

Does it apply to All 5 core subjects?
by goru1
Fri May 13, 2016 8:52 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: National Universities rankings 25 to 75 - Highest priority
Replies: 65
Views: 4215

National Universities rankings 25 to 75 - Highest priority

Is it true that for National Universities rankings 25 to 75, the highest priority is Honors/AP in ALL 5 core subjects?

National Universities Rankings
http://colleges.usnews.rankingsandrevie ... iversities
by goru1
Fri Apr 29, 2016 1:23 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Fixed AA for life
Replies: 10
Views: 1186

Fixed AA for life

Is following a good fixed AA for life?

50/50
US Large 10
US Small 10
US Reit 5
Intl Large 10
Intl Small 10
Intl Reit 5
US Total Bond 25
Intl Total Bond 25
by goru1
Fri Apr 29, 2016 12:18 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Degree, College and Career
Replies: 20
Views: 1801

Re: Degree, College and Career

It is correct that if degree is AACSB Accounting Accredited Program then college ranking doesn't make a big difference for first recruitment ?
by goru1
Fri Apr 29, 2016 10:08 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Degree, College and Career
Replies: 20
Views: 1801

Re: Degree, College and Career

Most of the new hires that I have hired from the larger Midwestern schools have significant debt. I am thinking lower student loans compared to Medicine and Law. "Not much outsourcing" is incorrect in both the Big 4 and corporate environment. I am thinking lesser outsourcing compared to I...
by goru1
Thu Apr 28, 2016 2:46 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Degree, College and Career
Replies: 20
Views: 1801

Degree, College and Career

Is following a good suggestion to a young person? Degree: Bachelor in Business Administration Major Accounting AACSB Accounting Accredited Program Master of Science in Accounting, Fulfills the educational requirements for CPA certification College: In state, Flagship, Public university Career: CPA c...
by goru1
Mon Feb 08, 2016 12:26 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Need to change (age-10) to (age-20)
Replies: 3
Views: 491

Re: Need to change (age-10) to (age-20)

Why do you think you need to change?
To reach retirement number earlier.

If you have been having anxiety with the recent downturn
No.
by goru1
Mon Feb 08, 2016 11:20 am
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Need to change (age-10) to (age-20)
Replies: 3
Views: 491

Need to change (age-10) to (age-20)

How do I know if I have a need to change (age-10) to (age-20)? Expect to reach (retirement number): 1 year before start of college Future big ticket: College for two kids Age: 44 Marginal Tax rate: 25% Debt: Mortgage Account types: 401k, Roth and Taxable AA: 66 stock / 34 bond 28 International stock...
by goru1
Wed Feb 03, 2016 3:04 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Retirement number calculation
Replies: 6
Views: 1146

Retirement number calculation

Is my calculation correct? Retirement number = Required from investments times 25 Required from investments = Expenses at age 67 - My social security - Spouse's social security Expenses at age 67 = Last year's expenses - Saving - Kids expenses - (P+I) of mortgage - Income tax difference + Medicare gap
by goru1
Wed Nov 25, 2015 11:39 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Bath tub - Replace - Written quote - $2,500+
Replies: 16
Views: 1292

Re: Bath tub - Replace - Written quote - $2,500+

I have edited the original post with more information.
by goru1
Wed Nov 25, 2015 10:37 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Bath tub - Replace - Written quote - $2,500+
Replies: 16
Views: 1292

Bath tub - Replace - Written quote - $2,500+

Written diagnosis: Master bath tub. There is a hole in tub that leaks onto sub floor. Also the waste and overflow is leaking into garage. Written quote: Dispatch fee $50 Tub/Shower installation $2,300 - removal of tub - installation of new - drain connection - drywall cutting Helper fee $160 Verbal...
by goru1
Mon Sep 28, 2015 1:45 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: College - Options to distribute parents' contribution
Replies: 2
Views: 247

College - Options to distribute parents' contribution

I am doing some future planning. Child 1 Start college year: A Approximate years in college: 6 Cost of attendance: B Student loan: C Child 2 Start college year: D ( = A+5 ) Approximate years in college: 6 Cost of attendance: E Student loan: F Parents' contribution: G Options to distribute parents' c...
by goru1
Thu Aug 13, 2015 12:32 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Careers: MD, Non-MD, MBA, Engineering, Law, Teaching
Replies: 96
Views: 10064

Re: Careers: MD, Non-MD, MBA, Engineering, Law, Teaching

I'm not sure what gender has to do with it Percentage of Bachelors degree to women by discipline: Environmental: 44.3 Biomedical:39.1 Computer Science: 11.2 the number of jobs in a field doesn't tell you much about employment prospects because you need to know how many qualified candidates there ar...
by goru1
Thu Aug 13, 2015 8:46 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Careers: MD, Non-MD, MBA, Engineering, Law, Teaching
Replies: 96
Views: 10064

Re: Careers: MD, Non-MD, MBA, Engineering, Law, Teaching

Does it make sense for a girl to pick career Software Developer over Environmental Engineer and Biomedical Engineer because other two are small occupations based on employment numbers? Software Developers median wage $90,060 in May 2012 Employment, 2012: 1,018,000 Projected Employment, 2022: 1,240,6...
by goru1
Wed Aug 12, 2015 2:08 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Careers: MD, Non-MD, MBA, Engineering, Law, Teaching
Replies: 96
Views: 10064

Re: Careers: MD, Non-MD, MBA, Engineering, Law, Teaching

Career: Software Developers Undergraduate debt: $0 (In state, Public university, Stay at home) Graduate debt: $0 (Not required) Jobs availability: High (Employment projections, Change, 2012-22, 222,600) Working conditions: Office environment Stress: 1) Long hours are common 2) Keep up to date on new...
by goru1
Wed Aug 12, 2015 1:31 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Careers: MD, Non-MD, MBA, Engineering, Law, Teaching
Replies: 96
Views: 10064

Re: Careers: MD, Non-MD, MBA, Engineering, Law, Teaching

Career "Employment projections, Change 2012-22" Registered Nurses 526,800 Software Developers 222,600 Teachers 188,400 Accountants 166,700 Physicians 123,300 Lawyers 74,800 Physical Therapists 73,500 Pharmacists 41,400 Financial Analysts 39,300 Dentists 23,300 https://collegegrad.com/careers
by goru1
Wed Aug 05, 2015 2:27 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: How much Personal Injury Protection coverage should I get?
Replies: 2
Views: 313

How much Personal Injury Protection coverage should I get?

How much Personal Injury Protection coverage should I get? Married 2 young children Sometimes car pool with other kids in our cars Auto: Personal Injury Protection: 8,000 per person Damage to Someone Else's Property: 50,000 per accident Optional Bodily Injury to Others: 250,000 per person / 500,000 ...
by goru1
Tue Aug 04, 2015 9:42 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: College applications: Extracurricular activities, Athletics
Replies: 9
Views: 1196

College applications: Extracurricular activities, Athletics

How to advice a young person about Extracurricular activities and Athletics for college applications?

How important is getting depth in Extracurricular activities and Athletics for college applications?

How does one get depth in Extracurricular activities and Athletics?
by goru1
Fri Jul 31, 2015 11:22 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Careers: MD, Non-MD, MBA, Engineering, Law, Teaching
Replies: 96
Views: 10064

Re: Careers: MD, Non-MD, MBA, Engineering, Law, Teaching

I don't think this is something that the OP will do, but something that someone the OP knows such as a child or sibling or niece will accomplish.

I have edited my original post.
by goru1
Fri Jul 31, 2015 8:51 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Careers: MD, Non-MD, MBA, Engineering, Law, Teaching
Replies: 96
Views: 10064

Careers: MD, Non-MD, MBA, Engineering, Law, Teaching

How to advice a young person what to study in college and what job to have for a career?

Careers:
MD
Non-MD (Dentist, Pharmacy, Optometry, PT, Nursing etc.)
MBA
Engineering
Law
Teaching
etc.


Factors:
Student loan debt
Jobs availability
Working conditions
Stress
Income
Job security
etc.
by goru1
Fri Jun 26, 2015 11:09 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Grade 6, Writing, Resources.
Replies: 10
Views: 1004

Re: Grade 6, Writing, Resources.

What specifically is the question?

Other grade 6 self study writing resources.
by goru1
Fri Jun 26, 2015 11:06 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Grade 6, Writing, Resources.
Replies: 10
Views: 1004

Re: Grade 6, Writing, Resources.

I didn't see much room in there for 'being a kid'

I only listed information related to the question. She has other things like Reading, TV, Free play, Music, Sports, Vacations etc.
by goru1
Fri Jun 26, 2015 10:29 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Grade 6, Writing, Resources.
Replies: 10
Views: 1004

Grade 6, Writing, Resources.

School: High rated and competitive. Year end Report Card: Grade: 5 4 - Exceeding the Grade Level Standard 3 - Meeting the Grade Level Standard Subjects: Reading, Writing, Math, Science and Social Studies Reading: - Vocabulary: 3 - Communicates comprehension in writing: 3 Writing: - Grammar, Punctua...
by goru1
Mon Jun 22, 2015 2:02 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: My AA.
Replies: 3
Views: 489

Re: My AA.

Why have you avoided value ETFs (VTV, VBR for instance)?

My knowledge of Value investing is very limited.
by goru1
Mon Jun 22, 2015 1:42 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: My AA.
Replies: 3
Views: 489

My AA.

Age: 44 Marginal Tax rate: 25% Debt: Mortgage Account types: 401k, Roth and Taxable AA: 66 stock / 34 bond (Age - 10) 28 International stock = 14 large + 14 small 28 US stock = 14 large + 14 small 10 REIT = 5 US + 5 International 34 Bond = 17 US + 17 International Taxable account: International stoc...
by goru1
Thu May 14, 2015 10:32 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Back pain, Laptop Standing Desk
Replies: 10
Views: 1427

Back pain, Laptop Standing Desk

WorkEZ Standing Desk $119.99 Monitor Stand: Weight: 4.5 lbs Panel Size: 18 by 10" Height Range: Adjustable: 0 - 24" Width between legs: 21" Compatibility: All common laptops, most flatscreen monitors <13lbs KEYBOARD TRAY: Weight: 3.6lbs Panel Size: 18x11" Material: Aluminum MOUSE...
by goru1
Fri Apr 10, 2015 6:16 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Planning Washington DC Sightseeing
Replies: 58
Views: 3917

Re: Planning Washington DC Sightseeing

The 2 Children are in range 4 years to 12 years. Plan: * Hotel: Near silver line station Wiehle-Reston East, 1862 Wiehle Avenue Reston VA 20190, hotwire.com, Pool, 3 star * Day 1: Drive to hotel * Day 2: ~ 7 miles, Drive, National Air and Space museum near Dulles airport * Day 3: ~ 2 miles, Hotel sh...
by goru1
Thu Apr 09, 2015 2:04 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Planning Washington DC Sightseeing
Replies: 58
Views: 3917

Re: Planning Washington DC Sightseeing

Hotel search:
hotels.com
$134
Sheraton Reston Hotel
11810 Sunrise Valley Dr Reston VA 20191
1.4 miles to Silver line station Wiehle-Reston East
7.1 miles to National Air and Space museum near Dulles airport
by goru1
Thu Apr 09, 2015 12:27 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Planning Washington DC Sightseeing
Replies: 58
Views: 3917

Re: Planning Washington DC Sightseeing

If you are interested in seeing DC, stay in DC

Hotels in DC are expensive.

Hotels.com:
$369 nightly price
Hyatt Regency Washington DC
400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC, 20001
by goru1
Thu Apr 09, 2015 11:31 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Planning Washington DC Sightseeing
Replies: 58
Views: 3917

Planning Washington DC Sightseeing

In April
2 Children
4 Nights

Hotel:
20 miles from Union Station

Tour:
Old Town Trolley Tours
http://www.trolleytours.com/washington- ... ations.asp

Please comment

Thanks.

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