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by mattyslice
Thu Jan 23, 2020 8:54 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Professional Networking & Job Search Recommendations
Replies: 5
Views: 573

Re: Professional Networking & Job Search Recommendations

You are correct. I need to join an executive group or FEI or something similar. Appreciate the insights
by mattyslice
Wed Jan 22, 2020 11:50 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Professional Networking & Job Search Recommendations
Replies: 5
Views: 573

Professional Networking & Job Search Recommendations

In need of some help/advice on best way to network for next job. Background – Am at the Senior Director level at a semi-large corporation. MBA in Finance with corporate FP&A experience but have been in more of a GM role of one of the divisions for the past 4 years. Full P&L responsibility, HR, inter...
by mattyslice
Wed Apr 17, 2019 12:23 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: I’m a Loser Stuck in a Dead End Job
Replies: 63
Views: 8770

Re: I’m a Loser Stuck in a Dead End Job

You are not a loser so let's set that straight. You might want to work on your self esteem issues if you think that but...regarding your job. I would make your resume more of your historical project work and what you can get done and what you have accomplished with these projects. A lot of companies...
by mattyslice
Tue Mar 26, 2019 11:15 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Paid off mortgage!
Replies: 88
Views: 8344

Re: Paid off mortgage!

Congrats! So jealous! I am 3ish years away from doing this myself. Will have it done before I am 40.
by mattyslice
Tue Mar 26, 2019 10:19 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Would you trade experiences in your youth for early retirement
Replies: 91
Views: 8156

Re: Would you trade experiences in your youth for early retirement

Really great post/conversation. I struggle with balance b/t spending and saving. I just figured out what my target was, what I needed to save to get there, used a very, very conservative rate of return and I am spending the rest to enjoy the now with my wife and two boys. My father-in-law was a CEO,...
by mattyslice
Wed Mar 06, 2019 6:17 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Unexpected Issue with our Umbrella Policy
Replies: 30
Views: 3964

Re: Unexpected Issue with our Umbrella Policy

Good info. Appreciate you bringing this topic up as it is time for me to renew my umbrella policy
by mattyslice
Wed Mar 06, 2019 10:25 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Job loss and looking ahead.
Replies: 21
Views: 2379

Re: Job loss and looking ahead.

So sorry about the job loss and pay cut but life is too short to sit in traffic for 3 hours a day or more. Hopefully the pay cut won't impact your life too much and you can enjoy the extra time!!
by mattyslice
Wed Feb 20, 2019 10:07 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Losing a job in your 50's...
Replies: 451
Views: 68443

Re: Losing a job in your 50's...

Really good conversation. Thanks for posting OP
by mattyslice
Fri Feb 15, 2019 6:55 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Layoff Rehire and Career Options
Replies: 12
Views: 1421

Re: Layoff Rehire and Career Options

Job market is hot right now almost regardless of location in the US. Jobs in your salary range are fairly easy to find. My two cents...take the severance and find a company that is growing, less stressful (I was in banking right out of undergrad from 2008 to 2012, worrying about your job everyday su...
by mattyslice
Fri Feb 15, 2019 9:22 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Negotiating to get a direct report?
Replies: 18
Views: 1288

Re: Negotiating to get a direct report?

Great question...a few candid answers from my POV as a hiring manager. The Good - Full employment economy (can ask for more money/perks when moving jobs), now is the time to negotiate before you sign on the dotted line, I would ask the question during the interview process but not make the demand un...
by mattyslice
Thu Feb 14, 2019 8:53 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Income Restrictions and Long Term Advice
Replies: 11
Views: 1229

Re: Income Restrictions and Long Term Advice

@emlowe Thank you. Very much appreciated
by mattyslice
Wed Feb 13, 2019 9:21 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Income Restrictions and Long Term Advice
Replies: 11
Views: 1229

Re: Income Restrictions and Long Term Advice

@Duckie Much appreciated. Thanks
by mattyslice
Wed Feb 13, 2019 11:31 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: How do I keep from becoming irrelevant
Replies: 57
Views: 8144

Re: How do I keep from becoming irrelevant

All good advice. I have had the same concerns and I am 36. I love working and want to walk away on my own terms but most of the time people in my position are told when to leave. I just hope I save enough before I unwillingly have that conversation :)
by mattyslice
Wed Feb 13, 2019 9:34 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Income Restrictions and Long Term Advice
Replies: 11
Views: 1229

Re: Income Restrictions and Long Term Advice

I pick the mix of assets in the Robo account. So right now I am 75% stocks and 25% bonds Why do you have bonds in a taxable account when you have room in tax-sheltered? @Duckie I guess b/c I am ignorant. What is the best resource to learn how to invest tax efficiently? No adviser I know understands...
by mattyslice
Tue Feb 12, 2019 10:53 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Income Restrictions and Long Term Advice
Replies: 11
Views: 1229

Re: Income Restrictions and Long Term Advice

@ShadesOutWest Thank you for your time and insight. 1. Depending on how much you have in the 529 plans and the age of your boys, put as much into them as you can up to the estimated 4 year amount needed for college. For example, if the boys are thinking of going to UT, you may want to plan $25K per ...
by mattyslice
Tue Feb 12, 2019 10:15 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Income Restrictions and Long Term Advice
Replies: 11
Views: 1229

Re: Income Restrictions and Long Term Advice

@Duckie Thank you for your advice. Much appreciated. 1) Great question on the 401K. Need to find out. 2) Yes she does have the option for a 403B. I should put money into that first before taxable accounts right? Stupid question 3) Need to start filing the 8606. Really 2018 is the first year of our h...
by mattyslice
Mon Feb 11, 2019 4:59 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Income Restrictions and Long Term Advice
Replies: 11
Views: 1229

Income Restrictions and Long Term Advice

Thanks in advance for your help and time. Need some investing and tax advice. I gross $240K a year. Wife grosses $67K a year. We have two young kids. We are over the Roth IRA limits and I am covered by a 401K at work and my wife is covered by a TX pension plan. I am 36 and between all of our cash, R...