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Forum: Careers - Employment 05-09-2018, 01:12 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,741
Posted By ElPatron
I've been referring to base+bonus. ...

I've been referring to base+bonus.



Times have been good for consultants during the past 5-10 years. Also note that I mentioned "high performers". I know two consultants at the same firm who...
Forum: Careers - Employment 05-08-2018, 10:57 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,741
Posted By ElPatron
For high performers in consulting, the range of...

For high performers in consulting, the range of my data points is 7-12yrs of experience. The insurance roles are more in the 15-20yr experience range, but admittedly I know less about the details of...
Forum: Careers - Employment 05-06-2018, 01:51 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,741
Posted By ElPatron
:wave: $200k is very achievable in...

:wave:

$200k is very achievable in life/health consulting as an individual contributor.

I'm also seeing more and more roles at my current and previous employers for experienced non-manager...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 04-16-2018, 12:02 PM
Replies: 329
Views: 11,841
Posted By ElPatron
A co-worker has one of these and I think it's...

A co-worker has one of these and I think it's enjoyable to drive compared to competing eco-friendly models.

If I go the route of buying a (cheaper) commuter, my default was a 2016+ Honda Civic,...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 04-11-2018, 04:05 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,798
Posted By ElPatron
Nope, normal healthy children. The vaccine issue...

Nope, normal healthy children. The vaccine issue was just an example. If he had an autistic child, I would probably have more empathy for an unconventional perspective on vaccines.
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 04-11-2018, 03:34 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,798
Posted By ElPatron
I'm sure there's some bias hearing it from me. ...

I'm sure there's some bias hearing it from me. He probably thinks I try to create debates for my own entertainment. My definition of "discussing" opposing viewpoints is probably closer to his...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 04-11-2018, 12:26 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,798
Posted By ElPatron
Once they reach 6 months old, his kids attend (or...

Once they reach 6 months old, his kids attend (or attended) a well-regarded and large daycare that I’m certain require immunizations to be current. This makes me even more confused as to why this is...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 04-11-2018, 11:40 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,798
Posted By ElPatron
My spouse and I almost blindly follow the CDC...

My spouse and I almost blindly follow the CDC schedule. It’s decided by a panel of doctors and researchers and is frequently reviewed and revised. I have no basis for deviating from it, nor will I...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 04-11-2018, 11:04 AM
Replies: 329
Views: 11,841
Posted By ElPatron
Whatís unique about Buick that makes it a better...

Whatís unique about Buick that makes it a better value than the other GM brands? Arenít many of the components (and platforms) shared across Chevy/Buick/Cadillac?

A lightly used Buick has such...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 04-11-2018, 10:50 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,798
Posted By ElPatron
Heís one of several. Maybe I just need to...

Heís one of several.

Maybe I just need to accept that the current stage of the friendship is one of lighter conversation. Like table talk at a family gathering (which honestly sounds kinda...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 04-11-2018, 10:08 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,798
Posted By ElPatron
Yes, we both do... and each more than one. We...

Yes, we both do... and each more than one. We also agree on many parenting-related aspects

I omitted topics to avoid derailing the discussion. This particular topic was whether or not it’s...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 04-11-2018, 09:31 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,798
Posted By ElPatron
I agree it’s not worth losing a friendship over. ...

I agree it’s not worth losing a friendship over. In the past we both have valued the ability to be open with one another, but that aspect of our friendship seems to have diminished. This might be...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 04-11-2018, 09:24 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,798
Posted By ElPatron
Just to clarify, we don’t usually have repeated...

Just to clarify, we don’t usually have repeated discussions and/or debates about the same topic. Over the years we’ve come to understand that we will never agree on certain topics. For example, I...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 04-11-2018, 02:51 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,798
Posted By ElPatron
Fading Friendship

My closest friend (let's call him Dave) and I are growing further and further apart due to what I perceive as a difference in core political and religious beliefs. In past years this has never been...
Forum: Careers - Employment 04-04-2018, 11:56 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,417
Posted By ElPatron
I think for sincere humility, one really needs to...

I think for sincere humility, one really needs to accept that they don't know as much as they think they do.

From a personal perspective, I make an effort to constantly challenge my values and...
Forum: Careers - Employment 03-29-2018, 04:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 664
Posted By ElPatron
I have also never given notice until all...

I have also never given notice until all pre-employment screenings are complete by the (prospecitve) company's HR department. They often outsource background checks, drug screening, credit, etc......
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 03-25-2018, 04:20 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,431
Posted By ElPatron
I can think of at least 10 other small cities (>...

I can think of at least 10 other small cities (> 1 million population) where I would rather live than Dallas, all of which have 4br 2500 sqft houses for under $300k. Some have great public school...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Personal Finance/Investing 03-19-2018, 04:27 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,260
Posted By ElPatron
Kind of reminds me of DDD stock. Great...

Kind of reminds me of DDD stock. Great technology, great story, but very repeatable tech that will get swallowed or replaced by the bigger tech companies.

By the time DDD was hyped up and...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Personal Finance/Investing 03-19-2018, 04:25 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,260
Posted By ElPatron
Right, but we're essentially talking about the...

Right, but we're essentially talking about the purchase of a commodity (crypto) that will be redeemable for company-specific services.

In a paradigm that's driven primarily by supply of crypto...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Personal Finance/Investing 03-19-2018, 02:33 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,260
Posted By ElPatron
I still fail to see the long-term value of any of...

I still fail to see the long-term value of any of these cryptocurrencies unless they become a mainstream store of value.

The transactional aspect of NEO mentioned in this thread sounds like a...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Personal Finance/Investing 03-14-2018, 05:08 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,260
Posted By ElPatron
It sounds like a great (and inexpensive) way for...

It sounds like a great (and inexpensive) way for a company to fund their technology before it's legitimate.

If the technology was already viable for investment, it would make more sense for the...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Personal Finance/Investing 03-14-2018, 04:02 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,260
Posted By ElPatron
Since most crypto owners aren't really utilizing...

Since most crypto owners aren't really utilizing the technology, they hold the crypto because they expect use of the technology to dramatically increase which they hope will drive an indirect...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Personal Finance/Investing 03-14-2018, 03:20 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,260
Posted By ElPatron
I understand that my Visa analogy probably isn't...

I understand that my Visa analogy probably isn't the most appropriate comparison, however I still haven't heard an explanation as to why the currency is a more appropriate investment vehicle than the...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Personal Finance/Investing 03-13-2018, 05:52 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,260
Posted By ElPatron
Where I get lost is when speculative “investors”...

Where I get lost is when speculative “investors” are able to buy the currency used for these transactions. If there is value in the services provided by companies that transact using a particular...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 03-07-2018, 03:41 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 2,502
Posted By ElPatron
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