My husband and I are looking to buy our first home. We live in HCOL, so the loan is most likely going to be jumbo. In your experience, is it better to go with bigger banks or smaller lenders for jumbo loans? We have enough cash to put 20% down, but would prefer not to do that and go with 15% down instead - do jumbos typically go with 15% down and no PMI? We also have an option to borrow from 401k or to sell 1/3 of our investments to raise cash if PMI is too high. What would you do? Any advice?
Marriott platinum members, what kind of benefits or upgrade do you get when you arrive at a hotel?
Looking for an Account Director to work on global Pharma brand at Havas Lynx (North West UK). Great team and excellent benefits. DM me if you are interested! 😊
Biglaw first year deferred from September to late January with a $10k advance. I had to incur $11,000 in credit card debt to live, & right when I started work, had a medical emergency that ended up costing me another $3,500. My paychecks have been smaller due to paying back the advance and prioritizing maxing out my 401k and HSA (my credit card debt was interest free). It was depressing working these hours to mostly just pay needs and my debt. Today I paid it all off! Woooooo! I feel so free.
Trying to get a 45 y/o sibling in to consulting (was an entrepreneur prior in the restaurant industry). No college degree but willing to bust his butt to learn. Books/online courses recommended pls
Anyone have a consulting services sales training they recommend taking? Or books to read?
EY 401k Matching question: recent changes say matching monthly I believe? Can I contribute aggressively and get the 18k over with and receive full match? Or do I need to contribute every check?
Anyone on here in organizational psychology consulting? I’ve been reading a lot of books in IO Psych. and would love to transition to that field. Currently in ERP consulting. If you could share how you got started and any advice for someone looking to go in that field (degrees/experiences/etc).
For former PwC ers. Can someone provide the email/process to getting my 401k transferred. Is it on the alumni portal?
What are your favorite books for consulting?
Best books about management consulting?
Hiya! I was wondering if anyone here has any good recommendations in terms of books or learning material that I can pick up to learn about sales and marketing relevant to the consulting industry?
I’m in final discussions with PwC for an SM2 role in tech consulting. What is a good TC to expect (base, bonus, sign in)
14+ years in HR Tech, 5+ in Workday. Previously with a Big4, HCM & Payroll certified. Currently with customer. Looking for a lead/manager role preferably with a global firm. Are there better options?
Any Alvarez & Marsal people on here? Two questions: How is the annual performance bonus for managers usually set, and where does it typically fall in terms of percentage / multiple of the base?
Best Bonvoy property in Greece? Hoping to use points to book my honeymoon. If not Bonvoy, what do you recommend?
Is 250k TC for a Director level position in industry the average for someone exiting a 200k TC manager position in consulting? Total 10 YOE with last 3 in consulting. Is the compensation and jump in title worth putting my small family through the trouble of relocating between coasts? Not sure I will see many more Director level exit opportunities if I let this pass and keep looking closer to home.
A pretty good exit
That moment when the call admin mutes your line when your kid starts crying in the background...
How to handle anxiety from Covid?
Another analyst (male indian) starting the same time as I is annoying the heck out of me. He never shares information, and always just repeats what I said in group messages, emails, zoom meetings (and prompts me to go first). He even stalks my calendar and compares the schedule overlap with our manager’s to figure out my meetings and schedule🙃. He also pushed me under the bus (he didn’t do a task even though i reminded him, yet he said I didn’t do it either together). What should I do
Is $130k for Accenture consultant level with 9 yoe in industry, 0 yoe in consulting asking too much? I understand there are standard salary bands for different levels but it seems crazy they wouldn’t be willing to start someone higher with so much industry experience.
Given take home assignment after 30 mins interview with product director at c3.ai. AI based Bank customer churn system. Any advise thoughts or contacts that could help?
Has anyone jumped from Big 4 Advisory to Tier 1 Consulting firms (e.g. MBB). Was the jump at the same, higher or lower level?
I’m in my mid-40s with a 7 year old and baby. Is it too late for me to back into public accounting? I was laid off last year and found a great job in a large bank. I miss the flexibility, challenge and rigor of PA. I would love your opinions. Has the ship sailed for me in PA? If I go back I would be an experienced senior; maybe, a year or so from manager.
Good news for everyone no matter where you are politically: New research indicates COVID immunity could last more than a year, especially after vaccination.
Bring on the mandates. Can’t wait until PA firms follow industry on this. https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2021/07/31/disney-walmart-vaccine-mandate-delta/
90% sure I’m about to be fired for sexual harassment (more detail in comments). Should I resign before I’m fired?
My intern’s writing is good, but he is somewhat dumb and so not tech-savvy. He was trying to make charts from tables with numbers in text format today and asked me to help out. 🤷🏻♀️ Should I take the initiative to mentor this kid or just let it be? He is in grad school. I can’t sit around and teach him these basic things, though. His attitude is too lax as well. I asked him to fix the excel, and he was like, he’ll send it tomorrow. And that was 5 minutes of work. 😑 Or am I being too judgmental?
Interesting perspective on a group who gets left out of the diversity conversation. https://www.diversityinc.com/9-things-never-to-say-to-white-colleagues/
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