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by Philip_Marlowe
Sat Nov 21, 2020 1:08 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: BigLaw senior associate - wondering about timing for move in house
Replies: 7
Views: 1057

BigLaw senior associate - wondering about timing for move in house

I'm a senior associate at a biglaw firm where I'll be up for non-share partner next fall (for those familiar with biglaw it's the only firm where I can guarantee that will happen because anyone with a pulse at my year gets it). I'm feeling pretty burned out and have started looking for an in house r...
by Philip_Marlowe
Fri Jun 26, 2020 3:22 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Baby on the Way, Portfolio Check-In and Things to Do Now
Replies: 6
Views: 368

Re: Baby on the Way, Portfolio Check-In and Things to Do Now

Your prior thread (linked below) from February about your baby on the way discussed needing estate planning and updating life insurance. Were you able to get these completed? Thanks! Some we've done some we've postponed until after her arrival. The biggest one we're putting off is having the discus...
by Philip_Marlowe
Fri Jun 26, 2020 3:08 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Baby on the Way, Portfolio Check-In and Things to Do Now
Replies: 6
Views: 368

Re: Baby on the Way, Portfolio Check-In and Things to Do Now

Congratulations on expecting! Looks like you've done a great job shedding debt. It also looks like you're set up pretty well with compensation even in a HCOL area. It would be helpful to get a better view of your expenses to give you more specific advice. Assume you'll be looking at day care, so ma...
by Philip_Marlowe
Fri Jun 26, 2020 2:35 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Baby on the Way, Portfolio Check-In and Things to Do Now
Replies: 6
Views: 368

Baby on the Way, Portfolio Check-In and Things to Do Now

My wife and I are delighted to be expecting our first child this fall after years of struggle. I'm predictably stressing out about the financial impact and our ability to give her the kind of life we want to. We live in a (very) high cost of living area and despite being in our mid thirties (I'm 34 ...
by Philip_Marlowe
Fri Jun 26, 2020 11:41 am
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: Excess Deferral Issue
Replies: 1
Views: 126

Excess Deferral Issue

I changed employers part way through 2019 and managed to not set up my new 401k properly which resulted in an excess deferral of approximately $6k. After realizing what happened earlier this year, I followed Vanguard's instructions and sent them an instruction letter to have them cash out the excess...
by Philip_Marlowe
Wed Feb 12, 2020 2:54 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Can a company buy itself?
Replies: 31
Views: 2101

Re: Can a company buy itself?

"all of its own shares" is a bit misleading. A company ultimately needs to be owned by someone, either an individual or another entity. Companies do stock buybacks all the time for a portion of the stock. They can be a great way to help juice the stock price and return funds to investors. ...
by Philip_Marlowe
Mon Feb 03, 2020 12:20 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Baby on the Way , Things to Do Now
Replies: 17
Views: 1402

Baby on the Way , Things to Do Now

My DW and I are delighted to be expecting our first child early this fall (we aren't telling anyone in the real world yet but it does at least feel good to tell the internet)! While this is planned and very much welcome, I'm realizing I'm a bit overwhelmed on where to start from a financial and risk...
by Philip_Marlowe
Mon Nov 04, 2019 7:34 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Thinking of Leaving Biglaw (current midlevel) - Things to Consider
Replies: 13
Views: 3323

Thinking of Leaving Biglaw (current midlevel) - Things to Consider

I'm currently a fifth year at a biglaw firm and the lifestyle is getting to me. My wife and I are looking to start a family and so I'm looking at the possibility of moving in house in Spring of 2020, which will come with a substantial paycut. My current base is $255k, going up to $280k in January. B...
by Philip_Marlowe
Wed May 15, 2019 5:22 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: [Another] How much to spend on a car/what to get thread
Replies: 27
Views: 1686

[Another] How much to spend on a car/what to get thread

I always find the advice I get on here useful for putting things into perspective and helping me think about what I actually care about. I'm four years out from graduating law school (actually exactly 4 years out today) and have managed to pay off my law school loans and build up a pretty nice nest ...
by Philip_Marlowe
Tue Mar 26, 2019 2:40 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Help with law school decision
Replies: 78
Views: 6515

Re: Help with law school decision

Notre Dame 154k Emory 100k Arizona St. 98k Univ of Iowa 56k Wake Forest 70k Univ of Fla. 56k Wash & Lee 96k William &Mary 76k She is waitlisted at University of Virginia Awaiting decisions from Duke and University of Texas at Austin Mid level big law associate here, if she is interested in ...
by Philip_Marlowe
Sun Nov 25, 2018 1:38 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Turbo Tax or use an accountant
Replies: 14
Views: 1646

Turbo Tax or use an accountant

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by Philip_Marlowe
Tue Nov 13, 2018 11:56 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Can you suggest where to live if work at UCLA
Replies: 40
Views: 4036

Re: Can you suggest where to live if work at UCLA

My niece and her husband live in Encino, which is 10 miles northwest of UCLA. They live in a nice 2 BR, 2 bath apartment for $2400 a month. Encino is an affluent area, and you can get to UCLA in about 30 minutes. There are other spots in the southern San Fernando valley - like Sherman Oaks - that y...
by Philip_Marlowe
Fri Nov 09, 2018 11:40 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Best LSAT course?
Replies: 20
Views: 1200

Re: Best LSAT course?

I used Blueprint and was very happy with it (ended with a 177 for what it’s worth). Blueprint is one of the priciest options but at least when I signed up they included copies of every old LSAT and only used real questions instead of having ones they wrote to mimic the test. That alone was worth it ...
by Philip_Marlowe
Fri May 11, 2018 5:18 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Another new car question (
Replies: 19
Views: 1336

Re: Another new car question (BMW i3)

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by Philip_Marlowe
Fri May 11, 2018 1:06 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Another new car question (
Replies: 19
Views: 1336

Re: Another new car question (BMW i3)

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by Philip_Marlowe
Fri May 11, 2018 12:55 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Another new car question (
Replies: 19
Views: 1336

Re: Another new car question (BMW i3)

dsmclone wrote: Fri May 11, 2018 12:50 pm Can't think of a worse choice besides buying it new. Their value has plummeted and will continue to plummet. For 25k, you can do a lot better.
Such as? On the value it feels like we've missed the steepest part of the depreciation curve.
by Philip_Marlowe
Fri May 11, 2018 12:47 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Another new car question (
Replies: 19
Views: 1336

Re: Another new car question (BMW i3)

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by Philip_Marlowe
Fri May 11, 2018 12:30 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Another new car question (
Replies: 19
Views: 1336

Another new car question (

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by Philip_Marlowe
Thu Aug 24, 2017 1:48 pm
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: Priorities - Biglaw junior associate
Replies: 58
Views: 8939

Priorities - Biglaw junior associate

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by Philip_Marlowe
Fri Jul 15, 2016 11:40 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Sl refi
Replies: 2
Views: 461

Re: Sl refi

White Coat Investor (who also posts here regularly) has a great page running down most of the options. http://whitecoatinvestor.com/what-should-i-do-with-my-student-loans/ If you're in an area that is served by First Republic and can meet their underwriting requirements it's the best option by far. ...
by Philip_Marlowe
Mon Mar 07, 2016 9:29 pm
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: Another student loan refi question
Replies: 3
Views: 645

Another student loan refi question

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by Philip_Marlowe
Sat Sep 19, 2015 9:12 pm
Forum: US Chapters
Topic: Bogleheads Los Angeles meetings
Replies: 145
Views: 26741

Re: Bogleheads Los Angeles meetings

FullYellowJacket wrote:Bogleheads, party of 1?
Oh no! My wife and I showed up for a few minutes and didn't see anyone so we thought we'd gotten confused about the time or location and left. Hopefully more people have shown up!
by Philip_Marlowe
Thu Aug 27, 2015 2:23 pm
Forum: US Chapters
Topic: Bogleheads Los Angeles meetings
Replies: 145
Views: 26741

Re: Bogleheads Los Angeles meetings

RevYoung wrote:
yakkeryak3 wrote:I'm in for culver.
That is great! That's three of us. Maybe we can get the attendance snowball rolling. (Anything to beat the heat here lately.) 8-)
Lurker here but I plan on being there as well. I shot an email over to the labogleheads@gmail.com address but didn't hear anything back.