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by NoGambleNoFuture
Wed Sep 25, 2019 9:00 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: College Student Internships
Replies: 45
Views: 2272

Re: College Student Internships

I hired about 40 interns last year (for this summer) and we have a formal coop program as well (Northeastern, UCSD, USC and others have good coop programs). I would say internship experience is extremely valuable but we’re similar to those you describe OP that maybe only 1 or 2 of our 40 interns wer...
by NoGambleNoFuture
Sat Sep 21, 2019 12:18 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: IT compensation comparison
Replies: 269
Views: 24683

Re: IT compensation comparison

I get so tilted when people freely interchange “IT” and “tech”... In any case, if you REALLY want to see what total comp looks like at many of the companies you know check out levels.fyi (website) Levels.fyi is great but it's limited to just a very small number of job categories. Hopefully they exp...
by NoGambleNoFuture
Sat Sep 21, 2019 12:10 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: IT compensation comparison
Replies: 269
Views: 24683

Re: IT compensation comparison

I get so tilted when people freely interchange “IT” and “tech”...

In any case, if you REALLY want to see what total comp looks like at many of the companies you know check out levels.fyi (website)
by NoGambleNoFuture
Sun Sep 15, 2019 10:19 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Multiple job offers - How to ask for time to evaluate with my BH?
Replies: 24
Views: 2437

Re: Multiple job offers - How to ask for time to evaluate with my BH?

Ugh - the recruiter in me is so incredibly frustrated and annoyed and I feel bad for the recruiter you’re about to back out on... but based on your comments and feelings it seems like a no brainer to apologize and back out. You’re not the first person to do it and you won’t be the last, but you’ve l...
by NoGambleNoFuture
Tue Sep 10, 2019 8:42 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Help me out - What am I doing wrong - Job Hunt related
Replies: 70
Views: 5215

Re: Help me out - What am I doing wrong - Job Hunt related

I don’t really blame people for not responding since we are all on a time crunch. I was thankful for the ones that did respond. Sometimes they had an internal candidate, someone further along in the process, and/or I wasn’t exactly what they were looking for. None of these answers are helpful/actio...
by NoGambleNoFuture
Mon Sep 09, 2019 10:12 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Help me out - What am I doing wrong - Job Hunt related
Replies: 70
Views: 5215

Re: Help me out - What am I doing wrong - Job Hunt related

Pick up the phone and ask the HR person for any perspective on why you were rejected. Worse they can do is give you non-answers, they may actually relate something worthwhile. Yep - already have - waiting for feedback Sorry but that’s honestly a silly suggestion, it just doesn’t work that way anymo...
by NoGambleNoFuture
Sun Sep 08, 2019 8:45 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Help With New Car Purchase - Macan S versus...
Replies: 57
Views: 5188

Re: Help With New Car Purchase - Macan S versus...

Jack FFR1846 wrote:
Mon Sep 02, 2019 11:53 am
Porsche 911 GTS is 178.3 inches long. I'd personally look to a GT-3, but for the wife, the GTS is very nice.
:sharebeer
by NoGambleNoFuture
Thu Aug 15, 2019 8:22 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: "Negotiating" Salary
Replies: 74
Views: 5829

Re: "Negotiating" Salary

Ha, yah we do this too. I just didn’t want to muddy my point. I work on the buy side, and 10k is an easy number to tack on the someone’s base. My fun thing thing to do is settle on a number verbally, then send the offer letter for slightly more and say something to the effect of: “hey good news, we...
by NoGambleNoFuture
Thu Aug 15, 2019 8:19 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: "Negotiating" Salary
Replies: 74
Views: 5829

Re: "Negotiating" Salary

Is the reason to avoid the question because you don’t know what you are worth? Or is it that you are worried that you are worth more than they are willing to pay? The reason to avoid the question is to try to extract the maximum amount of employer surplus possible in the case of a wide salary range...
by NoGambleNoFuture
Wed Aug 14, 2019 12:03 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: "Negotiating" Salary
Replies: 74
Views: 5829

Re: "Negotiating" Salary

If this is anything but an entry level job (ie. for a recent college grad) than eventually you will need to give a number in my experience. The trick is to postpone it as long as possible. I don't think anyone but the hiring manager needs a number. I certainly would not give HR or a recruiter any n...
by NoGambleNoFuture
Tue Aug 13, 2019 9:09 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: "Negotiating" Salary
Replies: 74
Views: 5829

Re: "Negotiating" Salary

If this is anything but an entry level job (ie. for a recent college grad) than eventually you will need to give a number in my experience. The trick is to postpone it as long as possible. I don't think anyone but the hiring manager needs a number. I certainly would not give HR or a recruiter any n...
by NoGambleNoFuture
Wed Jul 24, 2019 2:18 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: C8 Corvette - who is buying?
Replies: 125
Views: 9488

Re: C8 Corvette - who is buying?

Priced very well (for 60K, a Honda Civic Type R is asking for $35000, crazy isn't it). Where are you seeing a new Civic Type R for $35k? Good luck finding one under $40k. No doubt, the corvette will continue to be the biggest performance bang for the buck. Probably dealer mark up 5k. I heard GM dea...
by NoGambleNoFuture
Sun Jun 09, 2019 11:29 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: I'm thinking about buying a supercar anyone here done this and feedback?
Replies: 241
Views: 15142

Re: I'm thinking about buying an exotic supercar anyone here done this and feedback?

OP - if you head out west check out Dream Racing in Vegas (dreamracing.com). They have about 30 different super cars that you can race on the track - might be fun to get out there and test out a few of the cars. I know this isn’t a very “boglehead-ish” type thing to do but raced the new NSX and the ...
by NoGambleNoFuture
Fri May 10, 2019 1:57 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: 2 Job Offers, Relocation - Stuck & Need Advice
Replies: 18
Views: 2337

Re: 2 Job Offers, Relocation - Stuck & Need Advice

Surely these aren’t your only options... You could continue to work for the current employer remotely while continuing to explore new opportunities elsewhere. Find somewhere that excitement factor is a “1”, comp is significant to hit the goals you wanna hit at the pace you want to hit them, culture ...
by NoGambleNoFuture
Mon Apr 15, 2019 10:19 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Bogleheads, why won't anyone hire me?
Replies: 194
Views: 18901

Re: Bogleheads, why wont anyone hire me?

If sincere, shoot me a PM. I manage the recruiting team of mid-size publicly traded tech company on the west coast and I’d be happy to help review and think about what types of opportunities you might be a fit for in tech. Also, might know a few people in the northeast ;) NoGamleNoFuture, I sent yo...
by NoGambleNoFuture
Tue Apr 09, 2019 11:18 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Charleston with kids for a couple of days
Replies: 10
Views: 722

Re: Charleston with kids for a couple of days

I would do Sumter. We also booked a walking tour and man, can’t imagine a better town to visit for a history buff :)

Do me a favor while you’re there and hit Leon’s Oyster Shop for a fried chicken sandwich and some hush puppies 😳
by NoGambleNoFuture
Tue Apr 09, 2019 11:13 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Wife hates new job...wants to quit after 1 day
Replies: 195
Views: 21250

Re: Wife hates new job...wants to quit after 1 day

Immediately start looking for a new job and do the absolute bare minimum to keep this new paycheck coming in. Wild story, sorry for your SO. How does she explain why she is looking for work...after 1 day at her new employer!? This was something we were struggling with. She doesn’t - this one day ro...
by NoGambleNoFuture
Tue Apr 09, 2019 11:10 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Bogleheads, why won't anyone hire me?
Replies: 194
Views: 18901

Re: Bogleheads, why wont anyone hire me?

You are 28, have $100k in VG, $15k in savings, and own a home? I'm impressed. Questions: Just by reading your post, I'd say your writing skills need work. What does your cover letter look like? Have you had your interview skills assessed? Why are you only applying to jobs in the East? Could it be t...
by NoGambleNoFuture
Tue Apr 09, 2019 11:08 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Bogleheads, why won't anyone hire me?
Replies: 194
Views: 18901

Re: Bogleheads, why wont anyone hire me?

Hey BH, at the ripe age of 28, I think I have reached my tipping point. I have been working 12 hour days for the last 2 years, and it is certainly starting to take its toll on me. From 8-5 I work for a soccer goal company moving soccer goal components (easily 3k pounds a day, working with typical f...
by NoGambleNoFuture
Wed Apr 03, 2019 9:33 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Forecasting future returns / net worth
Replies: 10
Views: 1413

Re: Forrcasting future returns / net worth

alex_686 wrote:
Tue Apr 02, 2019 2:30 pm
What is ROR? Ruby on Rails? Return on Revenue? The second one is closer but not is not exactly on point.
Ruby is RoR where I come from 🤣
by NoGambleNoFuture
Wed Apr 03, 2019 9:30 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Follow-up on college engineering thread (computational v CS v Berkeley IEOR)
Replies: 77
Views: 4470

Re: Follow-up on college engineering thread (computational v CS v Berkeley IEOR)

I manage the recruiting team of a medium-sized public tech company in SoCal and recruited tech in the Bay/Austin the last 7 years... Fall 2018 was the first time we have explored NEU and I must say it’s drastically exceeded expectations. The talent there is high and on par with many of the elite CS ...
by NoGambleNoFuture
Wed Mar 06, 2019 12:16 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: How long have you gone without a raise?
Replies: 75
Views: 6231

Re: How long have you gone without a raise?

I work at a 1,000 employee tech company you’ve likely never heard of... On average our employees receive approximately a 10% raise on an annual basis (averaging out promotions, job changes with changed comp, and merit increases)... And this doesn’t factor in for RSU refresh grants we give on an annu...
by NoGambleNoFuture
Wed Feb 27, 2019 10:40 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Luxury vacation towns ??
Replies: 51
Views: 4299

Re: Luxury vacation towns ??

Laguna Beach
by NoGambleNoFuture
Wed Feb 27, 2019 10:39 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Things to do in and around San Diego
Replies: 33
Views: 1911

Re: Things to do in and around San Diego

Go eat in Little Italy and never stop eating
by NoGambleNoFuture
Wed Feb 20, 2019 12:20 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Paypal wants my SSN
Replies: 12
Views: 5339

Re: Paypal wants my SSN

by NoGambleNoFuture
Mon Feb 11, 2019 7:16 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Newlyweds and joint accounts for household expenses
Replies: 120
Views: 6363

Re: Newlyweds and joint accounts for household expenses

OP here. I appreciate all the responses. I think having a mix of separate and joint accounts is the right fit for us. What I had envisioned doing was we'd each still have our income direct deposited in our separate accounts and then biweekly or monthly we'd each contribute to the joint account acco...
by NoGambleNoFuture
Sun Jan 27, 2019 10:19 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Strategy For Student Loans
Replies: 48
Views: 3514

Re: Strategy For Student Loans

If you went to a top 10 CS school you shouldn't be settling for $73,500/year. You could keep your cost of living relatively the same, move to Austin, and at least start at 90-100k base.
by NoGambleNoFuture
Thu Nov 22, 2018 11:48 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: How to record webcam?
Replies: 15
Views: 1568

Re: How to record webcam?

Camtasia should do what you want it to but would need to be downloaded first.

Unfortunately not free but you should be able to get a 30 day free trial if it's a one time deal you're looking for.
by NoGambleNoFuture
Tue Oct 02, 2018 10:30 pm
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: After 6 months on BH, this is where I'm at...
Replies: 28
Views: 3503

Re: After 6 months on BH, this is where I'm at...

HEDGEFUNDIE wrote:
Tue Oct 02, 2018 3:17 pm
Hold onto that HMNY - at this point it's basically a lottery ticket!
Wow had to look up that stock chart - that may be the sickest 12 months I've ever seen
by NoGambleNoFuture
Sun Sep 16, 2018 11:23 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Travel- overwater bungalows
Replies: 16
Views: 2573

Re: Travel- overwater bungalows

Was going to mention Moorea but they beat me to it!

Another that was pretty solid is Marriott Momi Bay in Fiji... and I've NEVER met better people than in Fiji - best people in the world.
by NoGambleNoFuture
Sun Aug 19, 2018 11:05 pm
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: Google sheet to calculate future growth
Replies: 4
Views: 706

Re: Google sheet to calculate future growth

Download an app called "Outer Worth"
by NoGambleNoFuture
Wed Aug 08, 2018 10:56 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: "Why are you leaving your current job?"
Replies: 24
Views: 2507

Re: "Why are you leaving your current job?"

Maybe someone who does the interviewing can weigh in--what is the purpose of asking the question? OP seems to worry, and some of these replies seem to agree, that it's bait to see if they can trick you into saying something negative. Seems like a waste of time to me. Do they ask everyone and then o...
by NoGambleNoFuture
Wed Aug 08, 2018 10:50 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Help negotiating!
Replies: 15
Views: 1366

Re: Help negotiating!

Not sure whether your handle is informative or not in this context. But just looking at nothing except the numbers in front of us, I would expect a much higher salary for the extra, extra commute. That's where the money is. Pushing for a higher signing bonus just telegraphs that you're not there fo...
by NoGambleNoFuture
Wed Aug 08, 2018 10:47 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Help negotiating!
Replies: 15
Views: 1366

Re: Help negotiating!

All things equal I'd never consider anything less than 15% or so increase to change jobs... and significantly more with an impact to commute such as this. Come up with a number you're willing to walk away from if not met. To me it's prob something like $120k base and maybe even more depending on you...
by NoGambleNoFuture
Tue Jul 24, 2018 10:29 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Cross-country job search
Replies: 4
Views: 698

Re: Cross-country job search

Disclaimer: I manage the recruiting team of a large, publically traded tech company... One thing I always tell friends and non-local candidates is that in 2018 there is no need for an address on your resume - it will only ever hurt you, it will never ever help you. My advice is to completely elimina...
by NoGambleNoFuture
Mon May 28, 2018 10:52 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Splurging on the NBA finals
Replies: 56
Views: 5840

Re: Splurging on the NBA finals

If it weren't for sporting events I could retire in 5 years instead of in 20 🤣

I'm at a point now if any of my teams are in a major championship I will be in attendance no matter the price.

Buy the tickets - but do research before purchasing!
by NoGambleNoFuture
Wed May 02, 2018 9:48 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Where to babymoon?
Replies: 38
Views: 4845

Re: Where to babymoon?

Hopefully this is your third, or fourth child so your wife knows how she will feel at 7 months pregnant. Otherwise, she could end up like many, hot/ill/miserable-feeling at 7 months - last place she might want to be is on a beach. Make sure the room is nice and they have good room-service. We hiked...
by NoGambleNoFuture
Wed May 02, 2018 4:47 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Where to babymoon?
Replies: 38
Views: 4845

Re: Where to babymoon?

dm200 wrote:
Wed May 02, 2018 2:31 pm
Five day cruise to Bermuda from Baltimore..
Thinking about this option as well!

Anyone ever been with a relatively pregnant woman on a cruise? :)
by NoGambleNoFuture
Wed May 02, 2018 4:46 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Where to babymoon?
Replies: 38
Views: 4845

Re: Where to babymoon?

malabargold wrote:
Wed May 02, 2018 2:30 pm
Relax where you are.
Save the $ and stick it in a trust or 529.
This is about as far from what I'm going to do as possible... I'm actually looking to blow a few k celebrating and relaxing with the wife. I can relax where I am when I'm dead. :sharebeer
by NoGambleNoFuture
Tue May 01, 2018 11:33 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Where to babymoon?
Replies: 38
Views: 4845

Re: Where to babymoon?

We're doing our babymoon in Bermuda over Memorial Day weekend, staying at the Princess Hamilton and couldn't be more excited. Other places we've looked at are Sedona and Big Sur, but BM seemed to be the most relaxing of the three, given the other two would involve a decent amount of walking/hiking....
by NoGambleNoFuture
Tue May 01, 2018 11:31 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Where to babymoon?
Replies: 38
Views: 4845

Re: Where to babymoon?

How about the beaches on the east coast of Texas. Can't remember many names, but they would be closer to home. The only name that comes to mind is South Padre Island https://www.sopadre.com/things-to-do/ Born and raised miles from SPI and will be down there the next three weekends so not looking to...
by NoGambleNoFuture
Tue May 01, 2018 8:55 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Where to babymoon?
Replies: 38
Views: 4845

Where to babymoon?

Wife is pregnant and expecting late August - so we're looking to take a small, 5day or so, vacation to relax prior to the babies arrival. Historically travel to exotic beaches every year as well as numerous places we've never been before... that's typically our jam. Open to wherever but ideally not ...
by NoGambleNoFuture
Thu Apr 05, 2018 9:42 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Asking for a raise/promotion with another offer in hand
Replies: 103
Views: 9277

Re: Asking for a raise/promotion with another offer in hand

OP here. For the worries I will be put on a short-timer list for job shopping, historically my company is known for not ever laying regular employees (not counting seasonal) off in their entire history and has only fired people for gross misconduct. This is both a good and bad thing, because there ...
by NoGambleNoFuture
Sat Mar 24, 2018 12:31 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: How does it make sense to buy a condo/house in Texas?
Replies: 97
Views: 11878

Re: How does it make sense to buy a condo/house in Texas?

You're not finding awesome (see: safe) rentals in Texas for 500-700/month... and if you are, nice houses in that area are more like 100-140k.
by NoGambleNoFuture
Tue Mar 20, 2018 9:30 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: How to respond to internship offer?
Replies: 16
Views: 2365

Re: How to respond to internship offer?

Alright, I'll take a different approach... If he's received an offer it's almost certain that he formally interviewed. If he's interviewed it's almost certain that he's talked and worked directly with an internal recruiter. If he's talked to and worked with a recruiter and the company liked him enou...
by NoGambleNoFuture
Mon Mar 19, 2018 11:00 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Paging BH Gearheads: Reasonable Net Worth for Exotic
Replies: 104
Views: 8502

Re: Paging BH Gearheads: Reasonable Net Worth for Exotic

For my 70th birthday I ordered a car I have wanted for many years. It represents about 5% of my net worth. The time for me to enjoy it is now, not a decade from now. With a cola'd pension from a well funded state and SS paying the bills, everything else is discretionary at this point in life. What'...
by NoGambleNoFuture
Mon Mar 19, 2018 12:00 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Paging BH Gearheads: Reasonable Net Worth for Exotic
Replies: 104
Views: 8502

Re: Paging BH Gearheads: Reasonable Net Worth for Exotic

Even if I had 10M I wouldn’t get one as a daily driver. Pulling up to dinner in a 488 is idiotic and arrogant. If I were serious about Motorsport and actually went to the track a few times a month I would consider one as a track car which is what it’s made for. I don't know, man... I took a 488 to ...
by NoGambleNoFuture
Wed Mar 14, 2018 11:37 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Do you think it’s possible to get a job in a big city if I get an MBA from a mediocre school?
Replies: 30
Views: 3168

Re: Do you think it’s possible to get a job in a big city if I get an MBA from a mediocre school?

Got my MBA from what most would consider a lower tier school as I had athletic eligibility left... Currently split my time between Austin and SF and will probably never have to apply for a job again. Experience, knocking it out of the park once you're in (somewhere, anywhere), and networking / makin...
by NoGambleNoFuture
Sun Mar 04, 2018 12:39 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Boglehead business travelers - preferences
Replies: 23
Views: 8793

Re: Boglehead business travelers - preferences

Virgin - direct from Austin to SFO at 7am on Monday mornings and 530pm SFO to Austin on Friday's can't be beat

Silvercar

Hilton

Chase Sapphire Resevere

Pay for as much as possible on the CSR, gold status on virgin (RIP), diamond member at Hilton, and tons of CSR points in the bank.
by NoGambleNoFuture
Wed Feb 21, 2018 9:16 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Multiple Offer situation/should we pull our offer?
Replies: 72
Views: 7173

Re: Multiple Offer situation/should we pull our offer?

Offer $25k over asking. Pay $100 for a 7-day option period - on day 6 find something that you cannot agree with them on and back out of the contract. Worth $100. :sharebeer I'd never heard of an "option period" wrt RE purchase. A bit of googling seems to imply it's a Texas thing? Has anyone tried i...