Follow Your Skills Not Your Dreams

We tested a similar post title in a tweet “Follow the $$$ Not Your Dreams”. In short, following your dreams is usually a sure fire way to fail. The skills that a person has will unlikely match perfectly with his or her dream business/career. When people think about their dreams they are really thinking about […]

New Year Book Reviews

In our post, just a few short days ago, we suggested that readers pick up a book. This is the best alternative compared to spending a 10x premium on nightlife and paying UBER surge charges that could cause a global financial crisis. The post will be much shorter in length (~500 words per review) so […]

Bold Prediction: President Donald J. Trump

Lets frame this up. First, we are not the original predictors, Scott Adams (Dilbert Cartoonist) and Mike Cernovich (personal friend) were the original people to make this call (Perhaps a few more we are unaware of).  Second, this article should *not* be popular with Trump supporters because it is coming from a Wall Street blog (Branding 101 […]

How to Have a Killer New Years Eve

Most people are amped up heading into the New Year. If you’ve been running full speed ahead all year, you likely had 2-4 days (even a week!) to recover from the effort you put into the year. Instead of doing what the masses do, expending excess energy on “partying” you should spend your time coming […]

2015 Review and 2016 Outlook

2015 is coming to an end. It has been the best year in history to make money. The best year in history to be single. And. The best year in history to start another company. 2016 is looking better than ever but instead of putting the cart in front of the horse we’ll review the […]

Investment Banking Compensation 2015

We are updating compensation numbers for 2015. Excluded from this overview is investment banking analysts as the variability has decreased. Simply put an investment banking analyst should make $150, $175K, and $200K in years one, two and three. The reason we have excluded the exact break out of base and bonus is two-fold: 1) analyst […]

The Brutal Truth About Friends

Everyone is trying to show the good side of their life. On Instagram people will take hundreds of photos in the exact same location and place the one out of 700 that match their “perfect life image”. It is a joke. The truth about friends is really simple. If you have more than 5 tier […]

What is Rich?

While we no longer answer questions on this blog we continue to receive this one over and over again. We’ll go ahead and answer the question and as always, no one will agree on the definition. But. Lets get started. Definition: “A rich person is someone who does not have to work and will be […]