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by Bb073084
Thu Jul 09, 2020 8:24 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Job offer - lateral comp
Replies: 26
Views: 1878

Re: Job offer - lateral comp

Growth is obviously based on success in role and taking managements word for it but CFO has made personal effort in hiring and expressed to me that they expect VP opportunities in finance or other internal opportunities like treasury which interest me to be available as they grow and I would be in ...
by Bb073084
Thu Jul 09, 2020 6:59 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Job offer - lateral comp
Replies: 26
Views: 1878

Re: Job offer - lateral comp

I am in the midst of making a decision on a job change. Current role- VP at a successful start up Base $150k Bonus 25% 401k match 3.5% Initial equity grant 80% vested No annual grants offered Like coworkers and mgmt however have to travel 30-50% and hours/workload are highly unpredictable. Work rem...
by Bb073084
Thu Jul 09, 2020 6:56 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Job offer - lateral comp
Replies: 26
Views: 1878

Re: Job offer - lateral comp

Initial equity grant 80% vested No annual grants offered Is this 80% vested and paid to you (e.g. RSUs) or options/paper money that may be worth something in the future? Wasn't clear as you said start-up. This is rsu so it is mine to keep if I leave. My current company has high growth potential and...
by Bb073084
Wed Jul 08, 2020 9:09 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Job offer - lateral comp
Replies: 26
Views: 1878

Re: Job offer - lateral comp

I have been told repeatedly by mgmt that the company offers a good work life balance and that there will be plenty of growth opportunities for me in company. Reading a bit between the lines, it seems like you will be in a cost center function like FP&A, Treasury, or Tax. I would realistically asses...
by Bb073084
Wed Jul 08, 2020 9:02 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Job offer - lateral comp
Replies: 26
Views: 1878

Re: Job offer - lateral comp

RocketShipTech wrote:
Wed Jul 08, 2020 8:44 pm
What F500 company pays its Directors less than $200k all in? With no equity?

Doesn’t sound right to me.
Masked the numbers. Total comp is over $200k but under $300k. Still a lateral comp wise.
by Bb073084
Wed Jul 08, 2020 8:53 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Job offer - lateral comp
Replies: 26
Views: 1878

Re: Job offer - lateral comp

What F500 company pays its Directors less than $200k all in? Doesn’t sound right to me. Agreed that more digging on the compensation side might be helpful here. It feels very low for tech, but maybe this company's industry is generally lower-comp? I masked some of the numbers. Base and bonus are in...
by Bb073084
Wed Jul 08, 2020 8:37 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Job offer - lateral comp
Replies: 26
Views: 1878

Re: Job offer - lateral comp

You haven't provided enough info, particularly around the valuation of the RSU grants. Before leaving, I'd suggest having a discussion with your manager about the upcoming RSU cliff you are facing and whether you can get refreshers in writing now. You mention lack of career growth, but at VP level,...
by Bb073084
Wed Jul 08, 2020 8:21 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Job offer - lateral comp
Replies: 26
Views: 1878

Re: Job offer - lateral comp

You haven't provided enough info, particularly around the valuation of the RSU grants. Before leaving, I'd suggest having a discussion with your manager about the upcoming RSU cliff you are facing and whether you can get refreshers in writing now. You mention lack of career growth, but at VP level,...
by Bb073084
Wed Jul 08, 2020 8:10 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Job offer - lateral comp
Replies: 26
Views: 1878

Re: Job offer - lateral comp

Initial equity grant 80% vested No annual grants offered Is this 80% vested and paid to you (e.g. RSUs) or options/paper money that may be worth something in the future? Wasn't clear as you said start-up. This is rsu so it is mine to keep if I leave. My current company has high growth potential and...
by Bb073084
Wed Jul 08, 2020 7:57 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Job offer - lateral comp
Replies: 26
Views: 1878

Job offer - lateral comp

I am in the midst of making a decision on a job change. Current role- VP at a successful start up Base $175 Bonus 25% 401k match 3.5% Initial equity grant 80% vested No annual grants offered Like coworkers and mgmt however have to travel 30-50% and hours/workload are highly unpredictable. Work remot...
by Bb073084
Mon Jul 06, 2020 5:47 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Thinking of buying myself a luxury item.. Is LV wallet a legit purchase?
Replies: 153
Views: 7627

Re: Thinking of buying myself a luxury item.. Is LV wallet a legit purchase?

I bought one and was disappointed with the quality. The leather split with minimal use and LV was very reluctant to do anything to repair it. Frankly they said I should have only used the wallet in my front jacket pocket at all times and it was my fault for minimally using it for formal events in my...
by Bb073084
Sat Jun 27, 2020 3:36 am
Forum: US Chapters
Topic: Post your Financial Milestone Announcements Here
Replies: 1549
Views: 204894

Re: Post your Financial Milestone Announcements Here

We reached a new milestone at $1.2M. Hoping we can retire early someday if things keep progressing the way they have for another 10-15 years. Started working in 2008. Did not track prior to 2016. 2016: $0.5M 2017: $0.7M (first year with children and daycare costs) 2018: $0.8M 2019: $1.1M YTD: $1.2m...
by Bb073084
Mon Jun 15, 2020 8:55 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Furniture for an infant in the living room
Replies: 46
Views: 2613

Re: Furniture for an infant in the living room

Pack n play that has an infant play yard raised higher than the normal (graco makes these). They are $100 and you can use it for a long time. By far the best option if you have the space IMO.
by Bb073084
Wed Jun 10, 2020 10:28 am
Forum: US Chapters
Topic: Post your Financial Milestone Announcements Here
Replies: 1549
Views: 204894

Re: Post your Financial Milestone Announcements Here

We reached a new milestone at $1.2M. Hoping we can retire early someday if things keep progressing the way they have for another 10-15 years. Started working in 2008. Did not track prior to 2016. 2016: $0.5M 2017: $0.7M (first year with children and daycare costs) 2018: $0.8M 2019: $1.1M YTD: $1.2m ...
by Bb073084
Sun May 31, 2020 4:06 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Replacement Windows in Stucco house
Replies: 19
Views: 1422

Re: Replacement Windows in Stucco house

So I had my general contractor out and we have a plan: 1) for the most rotten window we will see if we can purchase new sashes from Pella that are better quality than the original and install them. 2) for the three others that have early rot we will use wood hardened to stave off replacement for a ...
by Bb073084
Sat May 30, 2020 7:35 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Replacement Windows in Stucco house
Replies: 19
Views: 1422

Re: Replacement Windows in Stucco house

So I had my general contractor out and we have a plan: 1) for the most rotten window we will see if we can purchase new sashes from Pella that are better quality than the original and install them. 2) for the three others that have early rot we will use wood hardened to stave off replacement for a f...
by Bb073084
Fri May 29, 2020 9:03 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Replacement Windows in Stucco house
Replies: 19
Views: 1422

Re: Replacement Windows in Stucco house

Use high quality windows and professional installers and professional stucco contractors who will flash in the new window flanges correctly. There is wisdom here. A "replacement window" uses the frame and tie-in from the old window and adds another point of entry all around. This approach only make...
by Bb073084
Thu May 28, 2020 9:34 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Replacement Windows in Stucco house
Replies: 19
Views: 1422

Re: Replacement Windows in Stucco house

Are you going to eventually redo the exterior stucco and/or exterior building renovation/restoration? If so, have high quality windows installed correctly with proper flashing first. Do all your exterior repairs. Then do a exterior building stucco restoration. The 3M synthetic stucco system works w...
by Bb073084
Thu May 28, 2020 8:59 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Replacement Windows in Stucco house
Replies: 19
Views: 1422

Replacement Windows in Stucco house

Last year I purchased a historic home that had been updated with wood Pella casement windows (probably 20 years old) throughout. Upon inspection we noticed a few windows had some sash rot present. We ultimately closed on the house without these being repaired. I am now looking to repair these window...
by Bb073084
Sat May 23, 2020 2:33 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: New job / wife 33 weeks pregnant / paternity
Replies: 43
Views: 4847

Re: New job / wife 33 weeks pregnant / paternity

You will not be eligible for FMLA at the new job. So, are you willing to take it as Leave Without Pay, and without the job protection that FMLA provides? https://www.dol.gov/sites/dolgov/files/WHD/legacy/files/whdfs28.pdf ELIGIBLE EMPLOYEES: Only eligible employees are entitled to take FMLA leave. ...
by Bb073084
Sat May 23, 2020 12:46 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: New job / wife 33 weeks pregnant / paternity
Replies: 43
Views: 4847

Re: New job / wife 33 weeks pregnant / paternity

Personally whilst I am strong about the need for paternity leave I think in your situation it is bad form to expect your current employer to give you 4 weeks paid off and then leave them or your new employer to give you 6 weeks paid off pretty much as you start. I don't know if either is normally c...
by Bb073084
Fri May 22, 2020 1:23 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: New job / wife 33 weeks pregnant / paternity
Replies: 43
Views: 4847

Re: New job / wife 33 weeks pregnant / paternity

I think you should take the leave you can take - I don't agree with those above thinking it "looks bad" to arrange a job change so that you get as much time as possible with a major family event coming up. If the new place is family friendly and really trying to hire someone to stay 20 years, they ...
by Bb073084
Thu May 21, 2020 8:38 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: New job / wife 33 weeks pregnant / paternity
Replies: 43
Views: 4847

Re: New job / wife 33 weeks pregnant / paternity

Personally whilst I am strong about the need for paternity leave I think in your situation it is bad form to expect your current employer to give you 4 weeks paid off and then leave them or your new employer to give you 6 weeks paid off pretty much as you start. I don't know if either is normally c...
by Bb073084
Wed May 20, 2020 12:22 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: New job / wife 33 weeks pregnant / paternity
Replies: 43
Views: 4847

Re: New job / wife 33 weeks pregnant / paternity

Option #2 sounds like the best one. I think you're counting your chickens before they hatch, to some extent. It's reasonable to think through all of the possibilities and be prepared if an offer is made, and you're doing that. I'd probably wait to disclose my family situation until after an offer i...
by Bb073084
Tue May 19, 2020 9:37 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: New job / wife 33 weeks pregnant / paternity
Replies: 43
Views: 4847

Re: New job / wife 33 weeks pregnant / paternity

Personally whilst I am strong about the need for paternity leave I think in your situation it is bad form to expect your current employer to give you 4 weeks paid off and then leave them or your new employer to give you 6 weeks paid off pretty much as you start. I don't know if either is normally c...
by Bb073084
Tue May 19, 2020 9:28 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: New job / wife 33 weeks pregnant / paternity
Replies: 43
Views: 4847

Re: New job / wife 33 weeks pregnant / paternity

Personally whilst I am strong about the need for paternity leave I think in your situation it is bad form to expect your current employer to give you 4 weeks paid off and then leave them or your new employer to give you 6 weeks paid off pretty much as you start. I don't know if either is normally c...
by Bb073084
Tue May 19, 2020 9:15 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: New job / wife 33 weeks pregnant / paternity
Replies: 43
Views: 4847

Re: New job / wife 33 weeks pregnant / paternity

Just be careful, you may not be eligible for FMLA. I believe you need to have worked there for 12 months. If you are their top choice, I'd imagine that they would work with you on a start date. Perhaps stay with your current company, take whatever benefit, give notice when you return. Many people '...
by Bb073084
Tue May 19, 2020 9:11 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: New job / wife 33 weeks pregnant / paternity
Replies: 43
Views: 4847

Re: New job / wife 33 weeks pregnant / paternity

Do you and your wife work at the same company? Wondering if that compiles your risk of something happens to the company. I would be upfront with the recruiter and see what they say. Don’t dig in on the paternity leave in case it is a sticking point and they weed you out of their section. Please don...
by Bb073084
Tue May 19, 2020 9:07 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: New job / wife 33 weeks pregnant / paternity
Replies: 43
Views: 4847

Re:

Switching companies would be a step down in title and roughly the same money, so If your present company is also employee and family friendly, and if it's also financially stable and profitable (you did not say otherwise), why change? Fair feedback. Current job work schedule is very demanding and u...
by Bb073084
Tue May 19, 2020 12:50 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: New job / wife 33 weeks pregnant / paternity
Replies: 43
Views: 4847

Re: New job / wife 33 weeks pregnant / paternity

Fair points on the offer rescinding risk. They say they are stable and I can see their balance sheet and find it hard to believe that they would not be (new employer that is).

I could ask for a severance guarantee of 6 months as part of my job offer to protect against that risk.
by Bb073084
Tue May 19, 2020 8:05 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: New job / wife 33 weeks pregnant / paternity
Replies: 43
Views: 4847

New job / wife 33 weeks pregnant / paternity

Hi everyone, I find myself in a good but difficult situation. I am aware I am extremely fortunate to have a job during this time let alone the prospects of a new position. Appreciate any feedback as I try to navigate this situation. My wife and I currently work remotely in fairly demanding positions...
by Bb073084
Wed May 13, 2020 5:01 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Subaru 0% financing
Replies: 35
Views: 3001

Re: Subaru 0% financing

Hi fellow BH, I am looking into buying a new 2020 Forester Limited. Invoice is $29062. Local dealers are listing it for about $29500 (destination fee included). The only additional would be doc fee of $400, tax, registration etc. I am ok to pay cash for it but Subaru is offering a 0% 63 month finan...
by Bb073084
Mon Apr 27, 2020 12:29 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Renewal by Anderson window prices
Replies: 39
Views: 3730

Re: Renewal by Anderson window prices

The quotes I am getting include all labor except staining of the interior wood trim after install. So the $2k per window is materials and labor.
by Bb073084
Sun Apr 26, 2020 10:23 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Renewal by Anderson window prices
Replies: 39
Views: 3730

Re: Renewal by Anderson window prices

So oddly enough Home Depot’s quote for the 4 windows is about exactly the same as the Marvin dealer. This is for Anderson 400 casement windows with full replacement install. Are wood windows with cladding exterior really about $2k per window???
by Bb073084
Sat Apr 25, 2020 11:39 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Renewal by Anderson window prices
Replies: 39
Views: 3730

Re: Renewal by Anderson window prices

I am thinking of going with Home Depot. Any experiences locally in the twin cities with Home Depot window installs?
by Bb073084
Tue Apr 21, 2020 6:03 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Renewal by Anderson window prices
Replies: 39
Views: 3730

Re: Renewal by Anderson window prices

So had Marvin quote the same windows and the ball Park range I was provided was $9k for the 4 windows.

Still feels high but these are full frame replacement. Is this ballpark fair value for wood interior and classed exterior windows?
by Bb073084
Tue Apr 21, 2020 3:33 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Renewal by Anderson window prices
Replies: 39
Views: 3730

Re: Renewal by Anderson window prices

take advise to have a contractor check the situation, but check out Window World. We had 16 windows replaced by them last year. Great job, reasonable, and good warranty. I will have my contractor take a second look. He thought replacing sashes would be fine as he did not see any structural issues j...
by Bb073084
Tue Apr 21, 2020 3:28 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Renewal by Anderson window prices
Replies: 39
Views: 3730

Re: Renewal by Anderson window prices

I replaced all the windows in our house with RBA a few years ago in HCA Maryland suburb. The price was about $1,000 per window including the options. I didn't feel pressured but the salesman was persuasive (hard to resist). I looked at a few options including Marvin. Anderson did a great job and th...
by Bb073084
Tue Apr 21, 2020 12:26 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Renewal by Anderson window prices
Replies: 39
Views: 3730

Re: Renewal by Anderson window prices

I would recommend having a contractor (not just a window installer) give you a quote. Pella windows are some of the best around and if they rotted out - there may be an underlying structural/water issue. You will need new windows, for sure, but if there is an underlying problem - it also needs to b...
by Bb073084
Mon Apr 20, 2020 9:22 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Renewal by Anderson window prices
Replies: 39
Views: 3730

Re: Renewal by Anderson window prices

Renewal by Anderson windows are notorious for high prices and high pressure selling. You might want to search on the Personal Consumer Issues sub-forum for threads on replacement windows in general. Yeah, I was shocked by the quote from Renewal by Anderson. The samples were impressive, but I don’t ...
by Bb073084
Mon Apr 20, 2020 9:14 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Renewal by Anderson window prices
Replies: 39
Views: 3730

Re: Renewal by Anderson window prices

They are 25 years old so not covered.
by Bb073084
Mon Apr 20, 2020 7:14 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Renewal by Anderson window prices
Replies: 39
Views: 3730

Renewal by Anderson window prices

So I wanted to try to get actual feedback on window costs for renewal by Anderson and Marvin windows. I have 4 windows (2 double casements and 2 single casements) that are currently old Pella architectural series that have started to rot the sash. We live in a stucco house to insert is likely the on...
by Bb073084
Sun Apr 19, 2020 12:54 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Young Guys [and Gals] Making Good Money
Replies: 242
Views: 33379

Re: Young Guys [and Gals] Making Good Money

Not sure if I am still considered young but I am 35 and a VP of finance at a high growth PE backed organization making $250k+ total comp. I started big 4 accounting and moved into internal audit for a high growth recently public company. Leveraged experience and connections from this company to star...
by Bb073084
Fri Feb 21, 2020 1:55 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Replace Garage Roof only?
Replies: 14
Views: 897

Replace Garage Roof only?

We recently bought a house in November of last year. During the inspection it was noted that the house roof was ~10 year old asphalt shingles which were generally in good shape. The garage roof (detached) was ~20 years old and the shingles we are the end of their life (loose and small leak into gara...
by Bb073084
Mon Feb 10, 2020 12:43 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: How much money do you want to retire?
Replies: 968
Views: 133431

Re: How much money do you want to retire?

35 now. Realistically $2.5M and payed off house (so total of ~$3M. Ideally $4M and paid off house. Shooting for retirement at between 50-55.
by Bb073084
Mon Jan 20, 2020 10:05 am
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: First Time Portfolio Review
Replies: 5
Views: 631

Re: First Time Portfolio Review

2) For dual income families, what are some ways to make the work/home life balance more manageable? 1. Someone to clean house every 2 weeks, especially bathrooms and kitchen. 2. Use food store apps to pre-buy food, and then go pick it up rather than having to go in and shop. My wife has found Giant...
by Bb073084
Mon Jan 20, 2020 10:02 am
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: First Time Portfolio Review
Replies: 5
Views: 631

Re: First Time Portfolio Review

What "non taxable accounts" do you have, and what fund options do you and your wife have in your 401(k)s? We have the following "non-taxable" accounts: 1) Roll over IRA with major brokerage house - So have wide latitude of investment options; 2) Old 401K plan (planning to roll over within the next ...
by Bb073084
Sat Jan 18, 2020 7:18 am
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: First Time Portfolio Review
Replies: 5
Views: 631

First Time Portfolio Review

Bogleheads, This is the first time I am asking for a portfolio review. Appreciate insights and words of encouragement. Basic Info: Emergency funds: $125k / 12 months living expenses (including 2 daycare bills) Debt: $550K mortgage at 3.75% for 30 years (~$145K in home equity) Tax Filing Status: Marr...
by Bb073084
Mon Jan 13, 2020 2:21 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Chicago 'special occasion' but not 'expense account' restaurant recommendations?
Replies: 54
Views: 3709

Re: Chicago 'special occasion' but not 'expense account' restaurant recommendations?

Gibson’s Italia
Le Colonial
The Aviary
Nomi

Lots of good choices though