What would you do if you were me? Late 30s. Burned out. 1.4M invested in index funds (75% in in post tax accounts). 4k/month fixed housing expense. Untilites/insurance/subscriptions at 1k/month. After that it's food, clothing, and one-off expenses. Dual income family of 4. Monthly burn rate gets up to 9k when we're not paying attention so I'm not traditional FIRE yet. Coasting options? Sabbatical? A few more years in the salt mines? Rental properties or other time suck investments?
What does everyone think about RSMs healthcare consulting practice? Worth making a change?
Hi! I have been in sales for 4 years now and I am currently leveraging my company’s benefits to finish my degree next year. I want to transition into software dev, but my concern is that no one will hire me because I lack the experience. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
I know it’s all been said before. I would’ve never expected to be in this kind of situation or that it’d go on for so long. Others have lost far more than I have due to COVID. I’m grateful for my health. But I still feel an insurmountable sense of loss from everything that’s happened. A professional opportunity I worked for years to achieve had finally materialized and then disappeared just as quickly. I feel isolated and hopeless, just trying to survive and one day see an end to the madness.
Former EY employee here. Joined EY in 2014 and left in 2018 as a senior 3. I believe I was vested in the pension. Just wondering if there’s a way to find out and does EY still offer pension buyout?
How do you access your 401k account after leaving the firm? I have always gone through benefit express but can’t figure how to access it externally
Non-accounting rant…Our lease is up at the end of April and we recently got our new lease contract. All of a sudden, the leasing company is requiring renter’s insurance. It’s apparently a new requirement for all new and current residents. It’s definitely a good thing to have, but isn’t there some sort of requirement for landlords to communicate big changes to leases in advance and not just stick it on the lease and hope everyone reads it? It seems kinda predatory and sneaky.
If anyone is interested senior associate and manager roles within Asset & Wealth Management Tax or Real Estate Tax at PwC, dm me! Our team is rapidly growing, offering competitive salaries, WFH for the long term, great performance year bonuses, real time recognition $ and amazing benefits (generous maternity leave, Flex schedule, 401k retirement matching, health insurance, student loan pay down, numerous well-being programs and support, etc)
I want to FIRE. IRA and 401k are beyond my definition of the ‘RE’ idea since they can only be withdrawn without penalty at 55. Is the only other way to save for retiring at 40-55 an individual brokerage account and just accept the tax upon withdrawal?
Hello! Seeking advice regarding our mortgage company not complying with our FHA Loan Closing Disclosure.Per FHA requirements, homeowners insurance has to be collected through escrow. However they've only been paying property taxes. This extra money that accumulated in escrow won't cover what's owed to insurance because property taxes and insurance went up. Thus leaving us with a large chunk of change that we will have to front. Had this been done correctly in the first place, we wouldn't have cared about up
Maternity Leave? I’m trying to plan some time out to have my first child and work predominately with older men so this is unchartered territory. Any tips?
Parental leave policies for your companies? Doing a comparison and I'll start. Slalom's: 8 weeks for primary caregiver (maternity leave) 1 week for non-primary (paternity leave)
I currently am a senior in a specialized healthcare consulting function. I received a job offer which is less glamorous as a project manager @ a hospital organization. It could help me support my work life balance as I plan to go back to school.... is this a down grade? Is it worth it? Will it keep me out of other consulting jobs? Open to thoughts.
Creative workshop... how to handle it? 🙃 Any clue to help me to set up advertising culture in my creative department (formerly graphic design department) ? 🤞
SFO 🎏, can I walk from terminal 3 to terminal 1 without having to clear security again? #newhere
For folks who have left MBB to go to another role in consulting or industry, what typically matters more, total YOE or the level at which you leave MBB? Also are YOE at MBB/consulting typically valued as more valuable than YOE elsewhere when applying for exit ops?
Supposed to go to DU in March. I’ll be in second trimester. There’s no mask policy. I got the booster in November but Covid in December before pregnancy. Would you go?
SFO to SEA
Partners involved in recruiting/HR work: Do online psychometric exams (focused on situational judgement or personality) actually work better than behavioral interviews?
I was caught off guard at my compensation meeting by getting a raise to $100k but also getting a promotion. The raise was decent and it was the minimum I was expecting, but since I got promoted as well I thought the amount should have been higher. We offered a potential candidate $100k for my previous title. For future reference, how can I bring that up without sounding ungrateful and unappreciative? Thoughts?
Can you anyone tell me abt the status got changed to "on hold" after uploading docs.. interviewed on 13th August.. ?? Will I get offer letter..
Does anyone know any scoop on the new Slalom Charlotte office? Industry mix / current size / culture / any insights?
After three weeks of being on the beach doing nothing + three weeks of vacation, finally got pulled into some BD work. Pretty sure I forgot how to work.
Favorite Spg/ Marriott properties in London?
So with a Mixed skill of project management and functional system implementation experience, what exit opportunities can I pursue?
As an experienced hire on MD track I find the MC culture/mindset odd. It’s not that deep, doesn’t need to be intense. And the $ isn’t spectacular. I suspect it’s different for analysts/consultants?
May be spending quite a bit of time in the atl airport. Any recommendations on where to eat / get a decent preflight drink?
Ever since I started working in tax, it's just not been possible to rest. I've taken time off, but my mind has constantly been worried about work and been feeling anxious. I've been feeling drained and just totally fed up. I'm seeing work pile up, but I have little to no motivation to keep doing it. How do people disconnect when they take PTO? What's the point of resting, if you're gonna be immediately tired after coming back. I feel this damages morale so much in the long run.
What salary should one expect for IT audit Senior1 (4 years of Exp) in Big 4(both global and India practice)??
How many of you expense your monthly cell phone bill? Firms make it pretty mandatory to stay connected
When you wake up on a Monday morning and dance in your bed because you're on PTO for the next two weeks💃🏽💃🏽
New to Fishbowl?
unlock all discussions on Fishbowl.