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  Topic: Can I go to US and work in finance without education?
bananafish

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Post image iconForum: Personal Finance   Posted: Tue Oct 27, 2015 3:02 am   Subject: Can I go to US and work in finance without education?
I would advise you to carefully evaluate the Master's programs out there. The ranking of the university has a lot to do with the value of the degree. There are lots of "universities" here that are e ...
  Topic: Personal Finance Advice Requested...What would you do next?
bananafish

Replies: 14
Views: 23038

Post image iconForum: Personal Finance   Posted: Tue Oct 27, 2015 2:50 am   Subject: Personal Finance Advice Requested...What would you do next?
But in the US, the average person can go to a bank, ask for a $300k loan, demand a 30 yr fixed rate of less than 4%, and get the money. IMO, there will be many times over the next 30 yrs that you ...
  Topic: Personal Finance Advice Requested...What would you do next?
bananafish

Replies: 14
Views: 23038

Post image iconForum: Personal Finance   Posted: Tue Oct 27, 2015 2:48 am   Subject: Personal Finance Advice Requested...What would you do next?
3200 in other bills? How do you do that? I (single) go on vacation, eat out a lot, and, too, drive two older (2002, 2007) Korean and Japanese cars. I cannot find a way to reasonably spend that much ...
  Topic: Investment Advice - hedgeable, or other ideas?
bananafish

Replies: 5
Views: 15403

Post image iconForum: Personal Finance   Posted: Tue Oct 27, 2015 2:41 am   Subject: Investment Advice - hedgeable, or other ideas?
And yes, you're right. Most people probably overestimate the returns and the safety of real estate. But even if I take the new roof into account that I'll need in 30 years, it's a very nice deal for ...
  Topic: Investment Advice - hedgeable, or other ideas?
bananafish

Replies: 5
Views: 15403

Post image iconForum: Personal Finance   Posted: Tue Oct 27, 2015 2:36 am   Subject: Investment Advice - hedgeable, or other ideas?
Basically you're leveraging your real estate. Overall, sounds smart to me, if you are okay with having more exposure to the stock market.

I have a rental property that is almost paid off. I co ...
  Topic: Investment Advice - hedgeable, or other ideas?
bananafish

Replies: 5
Views: 15403

Post image iconForum: Personal Finance   Posted: Sat Oct 24, 2015 1:02 pm   Subject: Investment Advice - hedgeable, or other ideas?
Only 15% of professional fund managers beat the market - and it's not the same 15% every year. So you are very likely to be following one of the 85% that is NOT beating the market.

Well, you have a ...
  Topic: Investment Advice - hedgeable, or other ideas?
bananafish

Replies: 5
Views: 15403

Post image iconForum: Personal Finance   Posted: Sat Oct 24, 2015 12:18 am   Subject: Investment Advice - hedgeable, or other ideas?
Any thoughts on managed portfolios?

After several conversations with a Merrill Lynch "advisor", I have come away with the impression that these guys do not have a secret sauce, but cost plenty of f ...
 
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