Does contributing to 401k beyond the match make sense? You can’t touch it until you’re 59.5. If i were to invest on my own in various etfs Ill pay the 22% tax upfront and then cap gains would be 15% when i sell. I’d have freedom to use that money to invest in real estate. when i pull my yearly salary out in retirement I’d Atleast be in the 22% bracket if not higher. Since the last 3 dem presidents have increased spending like crazy i expect massive tax hikes in the future. Am i wrong?
Working from home because I’m sick. And just made the best pongal I’ve made till date. All that pepper and ginger is really hitting the spot👌
Starting IVF soon, interested in knowing if anyone took any time off at all, and at what stages? Going to briefly mention needing medical treatment to a manager as a heads up for appointments or sick days/for flexible working purposes and keen to know what I should roughly be expecting. Thanks all in advance ❤
I now understand why people don’t trust for profit medical institutions. For the last few years my doctor has ordered the same biopsies and tests for me. This year she ordered an invasive surgery. I got my medical records and had my friend who is a nurse read the documents, & she didn’t understand why some of the tests were performed or why the surgery was recommended when 1) the tests came back low risk 2) she said it’s abnormal to do that procedure, they usually go a way less invasive route.
I never thought being a mom would be this difficult. I am working full time, have an infant who wakes up every 3-4h and doesn't fall back asleep unless held in arms, am breastfeeding for medical reasons, and feel resentful and beyond tired all the time. I hate the fact that my body is so different to how it was before, that I don't have a sense of self any more, that I can't disconnect and take a break (and this is likely to not change for years to come). Is this normal or unfit to be a mom?
My son often says “this is my worst day ever” and “I should have never been born”….when I ask and make a big deal of it he says he’s “joking”. I’ve told him it’s not funny at all and that we could take medical help if needed (which goes into another argument that I think something is “wrong” with him). Is this normal? Anyone else face this issue?
I’ve had a serious medical issue with episodes of debilitating pain and I’m finally going to be getting treatment soon. This has given me a WHOLE new level of respect for everyone with invisible chronic conditions! No real confession, I guess, but🤞🏼my treatment works and that anyone else suffering turns the corner soon, too!
Has anyone taken Wellbutrin and experienced side effects? I’m 3 weeks into trying it out, and it’s worked better and faster than my prior antidepressants. But this week I’ve started experiencing pretty nasty dizziness/vertigo, which came on suddenly Monday morning. I don’t know if it’s just the latest physical symptom of burnout (which has been making me sick a lot lately) or if I’m experiencing some kind of side effect from the new meds.
Ladies do you ever take a sick day when your cramps are unbearable ? If so, how do you go about it?
Anyone else feel like all the travel has made you immune to getting sick? Everyone I know with a ‘normal’ job has a cold or the flu.
Boss doesn’t help me I don’t help them...I don’t volunteer, I leave early and the crappy summer/fall party you’re planning...probably gonna call in sick for that one. That’s what happens when you only
I don't think ppl would care as much about non vaxxed if they would just wear their damn masks and socially distance. One of my best friends is unvaxxed because of extreme fear of needles/medical stuff and i have no qualms w him bcos he masks, distances, is honest about his status if someone asks, and isn't trying to turn it into martyrdom
Do any firms offer medical insurance benefits that cover IVF, freezing eggs, or surrogate assistance?
Do you use all of your sick time? Does your sick time roll over? I looked at my absence balances, and I’ve hardly used any sick time. (Honestly because it’s usually more work to take a sick day.)
I dont necessarily fit in this bucket and wished I had known the information you all have at your fingertips. I believe my picture would be totally different. I'm 60+ and will retire in the next yr. I think it is great that you all are doing well even for the perceived late starters. I started seriously saving in my early 50s. Over that time I have 2 mortgages no other debt and a nice nest egg. Curious though, how are you all going to cover medical in early retirement?
Can someone help with details like how many sick,casual and privileged leaves we have for each year and where can we find this information?
Hearing about the ridiculous demands from the LA teachers union... Is anyone else frustrated with how political teaching has become? I'm not sure that I would teach at all if it was required to join the union. So sick of the pressure to back certain candidates, walk-outs, and viewpoints. My district has a negotiating body affiliated with the NEA, but it's voluntary to be a member. I'm glad to live in a state with options.
Straight from NY Gov: investigating nursing homes that did NOT take COVID patients. Just in case anyone is wondering why the NY death rate is high:
We all know consulting/advisory jobs in big 4 and mbb are tough and high burn ones. Expectations of high stress and long working hours are there. Why would people still want to work and stay in those jobs and expecting the companies to bend with their low stress tolerance.
Exited to industry and feel as growth is limited - is it a bad idea to boomerang to consulting and then exit again at a higher level? I see 5-7 yoe exits and they seem to be the people who get high visibility roles with great compensation
I want to refer my fiancé for a position in my group (~60 people). They are more than qualified for the position and would be the same level as me. Assuming that we could be staffed on different projects, is there anything else to consider? Is this frowned upon from an integrity or ethical standpoint?
Welp. I might not have a job by Monday. Any first year associates miss a deadline and not get fired?
What salary range should I be asking for? I am looking to transition from Audit to Forensic Accounting and have both my CPA and CFE. I also have 2 years of public accounting experience. I currently have 5 interviews all in Forensic positions.
Getting married next year and will be planning a honeymoon. Worth it to take the SPG Luxury Card offer for 125K points with $450 annual fee? It includes annual SPG $300 statement credit as well
Currently in a corp dev role for a year at a mid sized company (not well known). Potential offer to join strat fin role at large fintech company but moving away from transactions. Should I stay and see if I can land a better corp dev role or is TC and better name brand too good to pass up? TC:135k Potential TC : 200s
Hello. I feel like my boss isn’t giving me credit for my work. They have a direct line to c-suite where I currently do not. I have worked on about 3-4 different projects and have essentially brought the projects to 95% completion. As a follow up my boss reviews my work or revises anything needs it and then takes the final product to share with executive leadership. I have sense that when the work is presented they aren’t directly stating that I did all the work. Pretty irritated. Thoughts?
As a Salesforce consultant/architect, what are my prospects of getting AWS associate solution architect cert? Or any other cert that will help me build a strong profile. Currently 11x Salesforce certified and a cert from devOps partner. Trying to make high level plans to be an enterprise architect (and earn more lol)
BIG 4 Europe TAX: are wages in London really bad? Where will my salary worth more after tax and cost of living: London, Amsterdam or Brussels?
Has anyone done the Caesar Diamond status match and taken advantage of those benefits? I’m curious as to the requirement to unlock things like the Atlantis trip etc.
A friendly reminder to LGA folk — that stupid on-ramp adds 15-20m to your travel time. T minus 45 so here’s hoping the TSA haven’t messed up CLEAR and precheck.
Hi Ladies, anything to take care of when dating Paktstani men? He basically lives in Germany since he was a child and we‘re both working in Germany within the same company.
Serious question: how difficult is it to get straight up fired from big 4? Outside the layoffs last year, I have personally never seen anyone let go for any reason. There's always some PIP or transferring projects or some long review process that never goes anywhere. Anyone have any insight or stories? Just looking for some perspective.
Can any BOs share good websites or references to get started on things one would need helo with starting businesses, like entity filing, accounting, bookkeeping, invoice, payroll, and other services?
I’m currently working at a law firm in San Diego specializing in coastal property rights as a litigation paralegal and legal assistant. We received a minute order from a preliminary injunction hearing. Our client was ordered to post an injunction bond of $2,500. First our client walked to the courthouse to try to pay the bond up front, but they would not accept his money. He tried to call several bond companies, but all said the amount was too small. So how do you post an injunction bond?
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