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by tch_usa
Tue Jul 24, 2018 1:42 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Engineers come in.
Replies: 108
Views: 8350

Re: Engineers come in.

While my last post was meant to be discouraging, I want this one to be encouraging. My point about those that are really "wired" to do engineering is that they do exist but a lot of engineers do struggle. He works in a Test & Evaluation department as an Engineering Test Technician. He takes prototyp...
by tch_usa
Mon Jul 23, 2018 7:41 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Engineers come in.
Replies: 108
Views: 8350

Re: Engineers come in.

So my question for engineers out there, are those who are "wired" for this field just suppose to be able to cruise through it like he thinks he needs to or does being confused, needing to study, and having trouble all part of the curve? Addressing this specific question from the opening post: As an...
by tch_usa
Wed Jul 18, 2018 10:21 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Another student loan question
Replies: 24
Views: 1259

Re: Another student loan question

Yes, we combine funds and debts (which is part of the reason I'm being so vague--not sure how much of our financial information my spouse would appreciate being on the internet). My spouse also has student loans to pay, so there's not much help there. My interest rates are about 4 percentage points...
by tch_usa
Fri Jul 13, 2018 12:51 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Thesaurus Help Please
Replies: 12
Views: 794

Re: Thesaurus Help Please

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by tch_usa
Wed Jul 04, 2018 12:38 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: 25-year-old military vet/undergrad student in search of advice
Replies: 11
Views: 1072

Re: 25-year-old military vet/undergrad student in search of advice

Thank you for your service. Are you taking major- or field-relevant internships during your summers? If not, doing so can help you land a job after graduation, figure out if you really want to do what you think you want to do, and provide some income (depending on the field). Another thing to consid...
by tch_usa
Fri Jun 22, 2018 12:20 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Student Loan Help
Replies: 17
Views: 1543

Re: Student Loan Help

In that case, I would probably just try to knock out the loans in order of low to high balance. And if I were you, I might try to make a little bit above the 500$ payment so that you can knock out a loan every four months. So if you pay about 550$/mo towards loan 8, you should be able to pay it off ...
by tch_usa
Thu Jun 21, 2018 8:02 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Student Loan Help
Replies: 17
Views: 1543

Re: Student Loan Help

List them smallest to largest ($) and knock them off. Don't worry about the interest rates; the difference is negligible (+/- 2% between your loans in your case). Once you pay the smallest off, you'll gain momentum and easily knock out the rest. Good luck. Echoing this, it doesn't really matter. Yo...
by tch_usa
Wed Jun 20, 2018 2:01 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Student Loan Help
Replies: 17
Views: 1543

Re: Student Loan Help

Of the loans currently accruing interest, is the interest also compounding at this point? From my own experience, some of those loans will have the interest compound whereas in others the interest doesn't compound, only having the principal accrue interest. If any or all of the loans have both princ...
by tch_usa
Mon Apr 09, 2018 9:31 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Job search advice for a soon-to-be engineering grad...
Replies: 41
Views: 2321

Re: Job search advice for a soon-to-be engineering grad...

Repeating/echoing some of the above: 1. Make an appointment at the Vanderbilt career center: https://www.vanderbilt.edu/career/ 2. Online presence: At he least, he should have a relatively well-flushed out linkedin profile with a picture and most areas filled out. If otherwise his online presence is...
by tch_usa
Tue Mar 13, 2018 10:00 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Do/Why don't a lot of people by mobile homes in the Bay Area?
Replies: 30
Views: 3570

Re: Do/Why don't a lot of people by mobile homes in the Bay Area?

Thank you, Lady Geek! Glad to be here. Also, OP, the housing situation in the Bay Area is a Gordian Knot of competing, entrenched and emerging interests that is difficult to untangle. If your friend ends up taking a job near Stanford compensated at the 100$k+ level, he or she might be able to figure...
by tch_usa
Tue Mar 13, 2018 9:44 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: To Move or Not To Move - Couldn't be more of a Coinflip! (Help Please)
Replies: 82
Views: 8241

Re: To Move or Not To Move - Couldn't be more of a Coinflip! (Help Please)

- GRADUATE STUDENT quality. We've had several PhD students graduate and go off to second-tier universities for a tenure-track job, and be stunned at the lack of intellectual rigor and devotion to inquiry for inquiry's sake at those universities. If you cannot hire first-class student researchers, y...
by tch_usa
Tue Mar 13, 2018 9:40 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Do/Why don't a lot of people by mobile homes in the Bay Area?
Replies: 30
Views: 3570

Re: Do/Why don't a lot of people by mobile homes in the Bay Area?

Some people have RVs that they park along the front of Stanford's campus. However, their stories aren't very happy: https://www.topic.com/life-inside-the-rvs-of-silicon-valley Additionally, there is a mobile home park in Palo Alto: https://www.mercurynews.com/2017/05/18/a-great-great-day-palo-altos-...