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by Broadway2018
Sun Apr 28, 2019 8:31 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Relocating Across Country - Vehicle Situation
Replies: 22
Views: 1332

Re: Relocating Across Country - Vehicle Situation

I'm confused. Outback is leased, you have 14 months left. You leased it from Chase? What's it KBB / Edmunds private sale value? Buy for $26,000, sell privately? Dealer's never give good prices. Definitely don't want to pay insurance on car that is not driven for 10 months. Will employer shift car t...
by Broadway2018
Sun Apr 28, 2019 8:06 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Relocating Across Country - Vehicle Situation
Replies: 22
Views: 1332

Relocating Across Country - Vehicle Situation

I am moving to Seattle from the Baltimore area. My partner and I each have a car and my new employer will pay to relocate them if we want. I am moving in June and my partner is moving in March 2020. I would not need a car initially so wasn’t going to bring the Subaru. When she comes we would go down...
by Broadway2018
Tue Apr 23, 2019 9:53 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Taxes and Marriage
Replies: 5
Views: 542

Re: Taxes and Marriage

This ^^^ You are the only one that can figure out the actual difference between filing jointly and separately. I'd suggest that if you paid someone to do your taxes, you buy TurboTax Deluxe CD/Download for 2018, enter in your tax info and duplicate the return. Then, simply change filing status to j...
by Broadway2018
Tue Apr 23, 2019 8:26 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Taxes and Marriage
Replies: 5
Views: 542

Taxes and Marriage

My fiance and I were planning on getting married next year. We were going to go to the courthouse. I just accepted a job across the country and the pay is now double so for tax reasons we are thinking of getting married before the end of this year. Essentially, we are both separately (file as single...
by Broadway2018
Sat Apr 20, 2019 10:07 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Sell Home Now or Wait? Relocating with Spouse
Replies: 14
Views: 1131

Re: Sell Home Now or Wait? Relocating with Spouse

I’d sell the house ASAP. Cut that risk factor out of the equation. Get a rent back if possible, otherwise a month to month for partner staying back. Partner staying back should start applying for jobs now in Seattle without the title to truly evaluate the impact of not having that title. My partner...
by Broadway2018
Sat Apr 20, 2019 9:48 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Sell Home Now or Wait? Relocating with Spouse
Replies: 14
Views: 1131

Re: Sell Home Now or Wait? Relocating with Spouse

I’d sell the house ASAP. Cut that risk factor out of the equation. Get a rent back if possible, otherwise a month to month for partner staying back. Partner staying back should start applying for jobs now in Seattle without the title to truly evaluate the impact of not having that title. My partner...
by Broadway2018
Sat Apr 20, 2019 8:31 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Sell Home Now or Wait? Relocating with Spouse
Replies: 14
Views: 1131

Re: Sell Home Now or Wait? Relocating with Spouse

This is a complicated question with a lot of weighting towards the relationship health. Is this the first you and your fiancée will be in a long distance relationship for an extended time? It’s something you have to consider. 1) Which partner has the house in their name? Assuming you own the house ...
by Broadway2018
Sat Apr 20, 2019 9:50 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Sell Home Now or Wait? Relocating with Spouse
Replies: 14
Views: 1131

Re: Sell Home Now or Wait? Relocating with Spouse

Is the company giving you a fixed amount of cash for relocation, or are they reimbursing when you provide receipts? If the latter, you need to move your stuff and do the prep work on the old place within the time limits in your relocation contract in order to get the reimbursement. Which points tow...
by Broadway2018
Sat Apr 20, 2019 8:54 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Sell Home Now or Wait? Relocating with Spouse
Replies: 14
Views: 1131

Re: Sell Home Now or Wait? Relocating with Spouse

I don't follow. Partner is expecting a promotion in June 2019 and wants to stay in Baltimore till March/April of 2020, is that correct? OP says March/April 2019, but that doesn't make sense to me Anyway, if you want to try to sell the house before your partner is actually ready to vacate, I would t...
by Broadway2018
Sat Apr 20, 2019 8:03 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Sell Home Now or Wait? Relocating with Spouse
Replies: 14
Views: 1131

Sell Home Now or Wait? Relocating with Spouse

Some of you may have seen my new job offer post. My partner and I decided I would take job and move across the country from Baltimore to Seattle. Situation: My partner is being promoted in June and she wants to stay in Baltimore till March/April 2020.She wants the title on her resume as finding a ne...
by Broadway2018
Fri Apr 19, 2019 10:02 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Job Offer Evaluation - FANG
Replies: 114
Views: 14569

Re: Job Offer Evaluation - FANG

Confused why I am not cut out for it? That is a cut-throat competitive world and you are far too nice for it. I don’t think it’s about being nice; maybe if you mean that showing the job isn’t the top priority may be detrimental, I’d follow you. Realistically, on the question of “work-life balance,”...
by Broadway2018
Fri Apr 19, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Job Offer Evaluation - FANG
Replies: 114
Views: 14569

Re: Job Offer Evaluation - FANG

I posted on here last week about my FANG job offer, however, the post was locked so starting a new one. I finally received numbers and now that it is real I am unsure what to do. Current Job Salary: $130,000 plus $5,000 bonus Commute: zero, I work from home Team: I don't love the work, but my boss ...
by Broadway2018
Fri Apr 19, 2019 6:43 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Job Offer Evaluation - FANG
Replies: 114
Views: 14569

Re: Job Offer Evaluation - FANG

I don't get this. Your time is worthless? It doesn't matter if you can make $XXX per hour elsewhere. Time is a finite resource. They are comparing two jobs...so hours worked is completely relevant. Actually, yes! They don’t have kids. Most of the free time will be more or less wasted. Why not earn ...
by Broadway2018
Fri Apr 19, 2019 6:23 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Job Offer Evaluation - FANG
Replies: 114
Views: 14569

Re: Job Offer Evaluation - FANG

I would advise against this. It is a quick way to identify yourself as “not a team player” and unfortunately first impressions are very hard to change. If you are concerned enough to want to discuss work life balance with a manager before accepting the offer then perhaps it is not the right choice ...
by Broadway2018
Thu Apr 18, 2019 11:02 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Job Offer Evaluation - FANG
Replies: 114
Views: 14569

Re: Job Offer Evaluation - FANG

Anyone have advice for the following situation? My partner wants to stay in Baltimore for a year while I go to fang. It seems like a waste of money to pay for a mortgage and an apt plus 2 households. Her reasoning is she is going to be promoted to director and wants it on her resume. But it’s only ...
by Broadway2018
Thu Apr 18, 2019 10:01 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Job Offer Evaluation - FANG
Replies: 114
Views: 14569

Re: Job Offer Evaluation - FANG

michaeljc70 wrote:
Thu Apr 18, 2019 9:55 am
Decline the offer, stating the comp is not enough. They will come back for a higher offer, or the decision will be made for you. You always have leverage.
That seems rather risky...
by Broadway2018
Thu Apr 18, 2019 9:59 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Job Offer Evaluation - FANG
Replies: 114
Views: 14569

Re: Job Offer Evaluation - FANG

The FANG company will probably work you harder so I'd consider how much you think you will be making per hour. I like working from home, so that is very valuable to me. It saves me 1-2 hours commuting a day along with a lot of other conveniences. On the pro side, having a FANG on your resume is ver...
by Broadway2018
Thu Apr 18, 2019 9:08 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Job Offer Evaluation - FANG
Replies: 114
Views: 14569

Re: Job Offer Evaluation - FANG

market timer wrote:
Thu Apr 18, 2019 9:06 am
As I understand, Amazon offers spousal employment assistance and will even buy your house from you if you can't find a buyer in a reasonable amount of time.
Maybe at a vp level but not manager. They aren’t even paying closing costs.
by Broadway2018
Thu Apr 18, 2019 7:24 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Job Offer Evaluation - FANG
Replies: 114
Views: 14569

Re: Job Offer Evaluation - FANG

Anyone have advice for the following situation? My partner wants to stay in Baltimore for a year while I go to fang. It seems like a waste of money to pay for a mortgage and an apt plus 2 households. Her reasoning is she is going to be promoted to director and wants it on her resume. But it’s only $...
by Broadway2018
Thu Apr 18, 2019 7:18 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Job Offer Evaluation - FANG
Replies: 114
Views: 14569

Re: Job Offer Evaluation - FANG

L6 people manager non-tech I mean, I would definitely take it, it's a decent offer. If you have the interest/skills to transition into tech I would advise you to go that route. If you have software engineering skills you can try for straight lateral to SDM in a year or so, if not, you could transit...
by Broadway2018
Thu Apr 18, 2019 7:15 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Job Offer Evaluation - FANG
Replies: 114
Views: 14569

Re: Job Offer Evaluation - FANG

I am sure you'll come to the right decision for you. I was curious though and I just did a Zillow search for a 1 bedroom with at least 1,000 square feet under $2,000 dollars. The results are very few. I see quite a few in Green Lake and Wallingford. Probably end up with something around 800 sq ft.....
by Broadway2018
Wed Apr 17, 2019 8:34 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Job Offer Evaluation - FANG
Replies: 114
Views: 14569

Re: Job Offer Evaluation - FANG

dayzero wrote:
Wed Apr 17, 2019 8:18 pm
pward wrote:
Wed Apr 17, 2019 7:41 pm
Being someone working as an engineer at a FANG company I can tell you that your offer seems very fair, ...
Not possible to say without specifying level / role, which we do not know. If OP provides level / role then we can provide feedback on the offer.
L6 people manager non-tech
by Broadway2018
Wed Apr 17, 2019 8:33 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Job Offer Evaluation - FANG
Replies: 114
Views: 14569

Re: Job Offer Evaluation - FANG

L6 people manager non-tech
by Broadway2018
Wed Apr 17, 2019 6:36 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Job Offer Evaluation - FANG
Replies: 114
Views: 14569

Re: Job Offer Evaluation - FANG

I just had a three way bidding war between three different FAANG. Slightly fudging the numbers for anonymity, but 230k base, 20% annual bonus, 45k sign on bonus, and 1.2 million dollar stock grant vesting over four years. I'm still not the highest paid person I know. Those numbers mean absolutely n...
by Broadway2018
Tue Apr 16, 2019 10:39 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Job Offer Evaluation - FANG
Replies: 114
Views: 14569

Re: Job Offer Evaluation - FANG

I am sure you'll come to the right decision for you. I was curious though and I just did a Zillow search for a 1 bedroom with at least 1,000 square feet under $2,000 dollars. The results are very few. I see quite a few in Green Lake and Wallingford. Probably end up with something around 800 sq ft..
by Broadway2018
Tue Apr 16, 2019 10:14 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Job Offer Evaluation - FANG
Replies: 114
Views: 14569

Re: Job Offer Evaluation - FANG

Most people seem to be excited about the money and I get that it's a lot more. But you get 30 days PTO a year with your current job! That's huge! Along with the maternity leave (especially if you are thinking about having kids) and a pension. It sounds like your current employer is attempting to he...
by Broadway2018
Tue Apr 16, 2019 9:19 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Job Offer Evaluation - FANG
Replies: 114
Views: 14569

Re: Job Offer Evaluation - FANG

As an aside the more jobs you have had the easier it is to get (and take) a new better offer in the FANG world. I have had four jobs, but I am getting older and job hopping every 3-4 years is getting old. Also, my current employer has been great to me and is a Fortune 50 company. My dad was sick an...
by Broadway2018
Tue Apr 16, 2019 9:03 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Job Offer Evaluation - FANG
Replies: 114
Views: 14569

Job Offer Evaluation - FANG

I posted on here last week about my FANG job offer, however, the post was locked so starting a new one. I finally received numbers and now that it is real I am unsure what to do. Current Job Salary: $130,000 plus $5,000 bonus Commute: zero, I work from home Team: I don't love the work, but my boss i...
by Broadway2018
Fri Apr 12, 2019 7:21 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Relocating to Seattle from Baltimore Area
Replies: 86
Views: 4787

Re: Relocating to Seattle from Baltimore Area

OP, Why would you accept this job offer? Amazon HQ2 is coming to DC area. If you are qualified, why would you take a job at the West coast and get paid effectively less money? KlangFool I would never live in DC. High taxes and honestly not much going for it. I much rather live on the West Coast. Al...
by Broadway2018
Fri Apr 12, 2019 7:08 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Relocating to Seattle from Baltimore Area
Replies: 86
Views: 4787

Re: Relocating to Seattle from Baltimore Area

OP, Why would you accept this job offer? Amazon HQ2 is coming to DC area. If you are qualified, why would you take a job at the West coast and get paid effectively less money? KlangFool I would never live in DC. High taxes and honestly not much going for it. I much rather live on the West Coast. Al...
by Broadway2018
Fri Apr 12, 2019 7:07 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Relocating to Seattle from Baltimore Area
Replies: 86
Views: 4787

Re: Relocating to Seattle from Baltimore Area

As someone who made the same move 6 years ago, I will tell you the cost of living from Baltimore to Seattle is going to be dramatic. The housing situation in the Seattle and even in the east side communities is bad. The homeless situation in Seattle is much worse than in Baltimore. I will say that ...
by Broadway2018
Fri Apr 12, 2019 7:05 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Relocating to Seattle from Baltimore Area
Replies: 86
Views: 4787

Re: Relocating to Seattle from Baltimore Area

Seattle is great. Two main obstacles: COL and traffic. Both can be minimized. Pick a good neighborhood with a reasonable commute. Public transit. Your company will pay. Mild climate, easy living. The rain is overrated. I make far less than you (single, no kids) and have a fantastic life in Seattle....
by Broadway2018
Fri Apr 12, 2019 7:04 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Relocating to Seattle from Baltimore Area
Replies: 86
Views: 4787

Re: Relocating to Seattle from Baltimore Area

Wow, thank you all so much for the comments/input! I am very excited, however, in talking to my partner this evening, she wants to stay in Baltimore for another 8-12 months because she is about to get a title promotion in June and thinks it would look better on her resume for job hunting in Seattle....
by Broadway2018
Fri Apr 12, 2019 2:21 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Relocating to Seattle from Baltimore Area
Replies: 86
Views: 4787

Re: Relocating to Seattle from Baltimore Area

Job Offer: Relocation package to Seattle, includes covering realtor fees. $150k + ~$60k stock a year = ~$210k total comp. Have to go to an office every day, but will be working at FANG company. This could really set me up for my career. Thoughts? I am going to try negotiating for more, but not even...
by Broadway2018
Fri Apr 12, 2019 2:12 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Relocating to Seattle from Baltimore Area
Replies: 86
Views: 4787

Re: Relocating to Seattle from Baltimore Area

Is your fiancé going to find work easily at her current salary or higher? That’s a critical variable. If it is the A in FANG factor in they aren’t well known for fostering a good work/life balance so depending on what your current work environment is your per hour compensation may not be going up a...
by Broadway2018
Fri Apr 12, 2019 1:50 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Relocating to Seattle from Baltimore Area
Replies: 86
Views: 4787

Relocating to Seattle from Baltimore Area

For the past several months, I have been interviewing for a role in Seattle. I was unsure about moving, but the company is highly sought after so I continued interviewing not really thinking I would get the offer. Well, I went to on-site interviews last week and secured an offer! The pay is well abo...
by Broadway2018
Thu Mar 21, 2019 7:47 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Pay Off Debt or Max Out 401k?
Replies: 18
Views: 2059

Re: Pay Off Debt or Max Out 401k?

Posting an update.... I am down to ~$8k in credit card debt and expect to have it paid off by May 2019. I didn't end up paying it as fast I would like since my partner and I did not really change our lifestyle at all. I did stop the 401k contribution, however, just reinstated it since I am in the ho...
by Broadway2018
Wed Mar 20, 2019 9:26 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Buy or lease new car
Replies: 24
Views: 2659

Re: Buy or lease new car

Thanks for the replies all. I’ve noticed quite a few deals where you can lease a car for x but you need to pay x down at signing. I would prefer to pay 0 down at signing. Is this something they will work with me on? If you are asking this question, you really need to read up on leases. As mentioned...
by Broadway2018
Wed Mar 13, 2019 6:00 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Buy New Car Now or Wait End of Lease?
Replies: 11
Views: 1096

Re: Buy New Car Now or Wait End of Lease?

I would go sell the Outback (yes you can do this on a lease). So my payoff is $27k and I think at a dealer I could get $25k. But since I am in MD I paid full taxes so if I trade in I also get the tax credit. If I found something for ~$18k, I could pay ~$20k out the door. It's still cheaper I guess ...
by Broadway2018
Wed Mar 13, 2019 11:05 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Buy New Car Now or Wait End of Lease?
Replies: 11
Views: 1096

Buy New Car Now or Wait End of Lease?

Hi Everyone, after getting out of debt and trying to turn things around, my partner and I are wondering what to do about our cars. Situation Mazda 3 - Owe $3500, KBB Offer of $7k - has had many issues and we want to get a used Crosstrek around $16k with more safety features Subaru Outback - Lease, c...
by Broadway2018
Tue Feb 12, 2019 8:52 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Evaluating Job Offer - Longer Commute
Replies: 63
Views: 4421

Re: Evaluating Job Offer - Longer Commute

Update: I turned down the job for a lateral move within my company. I was not able to get a raise but will have more opportunity for a promotion. Also, I will get to travel once a month and work from home the rest of the time. It was a hard decision but came down to the fact I do not want to live in...
by Broadway2018
Wed Feb 06, 2019 8:46 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Evaluating Job Offer - Longer Commute
Replies: 63
Views: 4421

Re: Evaluating Job Offer - Longer Commute

Still negotiating...at $168,000 base which is a 20% increase plus bonus.
by Broadway2018
Thu Jan 24, 2019 3:51 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Evaluating Job Offer - Longer Commute
Replies: 63
Views: 4421

Re: Evaluating Job Offer - Longer Commute

The new job requires an additional 10 hours a week (at least), or 500 hours a year. You already make a LOT of money. You're winning the game. Now you want to take on 500 additional hours a year for a bit more money? There is no way I would take the new job. Life is too short. Winning the game worki...
by Broadway2018
Thu Jan 24, 2019 1:38 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Evaluating Job Offer - Longer Commute
Replies: 63
Views: 4421

Re: Evaluating Job Offer - Longer Commute

I wouldnt take that deal. Bonuses are not guaranteed. I wouldnt even include it with the new offer. The fact that you work from home 100% is a massive perk. Dont underestimate it. Just the stress/headache of driving...worth waaaaay more than $10k/year...again, that bonus is not guaranteed. Also, le...
by Broadway2018
Thu Jan 24, 2019 9:27 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Evaluating Job Offer - Longer Commute
Replies: 63
Views: 4421

Re: Evaluating Job Offer - Longer Commute

Evaluating Job Offer - Longer Commute Take this offer to the current employer to negotiate a salary increase. This is very typical so you can end up with a high salary increase and no commute (win-win). From what I know, there is no negotiation at my current workplace. Even moving positions, you ke...
by Broadway2018
Wed Jan 23, 2019 8:21 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Evaluating Job Offer - Longer Commute
Replies: 63
Views: 4421

Re: Evaluating Job Offer - Longer Commute

What exactly do you guys do to warrant these types of jobs? I work my tail off and can't seem to get over a 70k salary hump. I work in analytics and reporting for top 20 Fortune companies. Job hop every 3-5 years and get a 25-30% bump. Staying at a job with 2-3% raises is not going to ever bump you...
by Broadway2018
Wed Jan 23, 2019 5:42 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Evaluating Job Offer - Longer Commute
Replies: 63
Views: 4421

Re: Evaluating Job Offer - Longer Commute

Update: They went up to $161,000 right away on the phone. I am pushing for $168,000... Also, I tried negotiating 2 days from home which will help with the commute. However, they would not commit to it on the phone and kept saying it is something they are open to discussing later. They said 1 day sh...
by Broadway2018
Wed Jan 23, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Evaluating Job Offer - Longer Commute
Replies: 63
Views: 4421

Re: Evaluating Job Offer - Longer Commute

Update: They went up to $161,000 right away on the phone. I am pushing for $168,000... Also, I tried negotiating 2 days from home which will help with the commute. However, they would not commit to it on the phone and kept saying it is something they are open to discussing later. They said 1 day sho...
by Broadway2018
Sun Jan 20, 2019 7:48 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Evaluating Job Offer - Longer Commute
Replies: 63
Views: 4421

Re: Evaluating Job Offer - Longer Commute

I did something similar to you two years ago. I gave up a 100% WFH position and took a position that required me to commute 36 miles each way against traffic which took about 45 min. The job was easy and I've managed it to a point where I literally reviewed some e-mails and attended meetings in the...
by Broadway2018
Sun Jan 20, 2019 7:46 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Evaluating Job Offer - Longer Commute
Replies: 63
Views: 4421

Re: Evaluating Job Offer - Longer Commute

Thank you everyone for the great advice! I am going to wait for the final job offer this week and see what they say about working from home 2 times a week. Also, given the transportation costs, I am going to ask 16% more base. I don't want to come off as greedy, but definitely, need to cover my expe...