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 I put on a very noticeable amount of shoulder mass just by adding a bunch of dumbbell work in the 10-15 rep range. My BB press max hasn't budged. I think one of my big errors early on was focusing too much on the big lifts.  I've been working on L-sits for awhile now. I use the dip bar because it hurts my wrists to do a bunch of these. Jackknifes and other ab work helps you get there. I'm training to do them from the ground, though, which is different from rings because...
 I'm in my mid-to-late 20's, have significant retirement savings, and don't see what my personal financial situation has to do with understanding cost of living. If you're taking home $250,000 and feeling strained, you're wasting your money somewhere or you overreached on a big house, private schools, a boat, or something else that you didn't need. You can easily raise a family on that income anywhere in the world. $200k in student loans is fairly unusual. I'd say that's...
 This is how you get situations where people making $250,000 think they're poor and that Obama is taking all their money. Eating out and buying random crap can easily suck up all your disposable income, even if you have a huge salary. If you want to save, make a budget to see where all your money is going, and then decide if those expenditures are actually worth it for what you get.  As an example, if you eat out twice a week for dinner at cheap places (let's say $30/meal)...
 I spend about $400/month on groceries and could probably cut that in half if I went to the hood grocery store across town instead of shopping at whole foods.
 Eh, I mean, using those numbers and assuming $14000 for a crummy studio apt and $6000 for organic groceries, you've got $50,000 left over. Add phone and internet and going out and whatnot and you can still easily save $40-45k a year.  I looked into business school early on and ended up deciding against it. For example, at Sloane business school and the like, for a lot of the easier classes the whole class can get between 95-100% on the exam, but it's graded on a curve so...
 You'd be taking home about $84,000 not accounting for state tax, and assuming you're single with no dependents and aren't putting any of that in a 401(k). 
 Maybe it's different in the UK but in the US it's very difficult to get into those schools and they are graded on a curve so the percentage who don't graduate is also very high.  Also keep in mind that at most major tech companies, it's standard to get stock options that match your salary, so those $300k numbers from your article are actually $600k. I'm not really trying to have a dick measuring contest between the two industries, they both pay very well, I just think...
 You're comparing the salaries of people in finance from top 10 schools to averages for comp sci though, which isn't really a fair comparison. This is a better article:  http://www.bizjournals.com/sanjose/news/2013/12/09/silicon-valleys-top-10-most-lucrative.html?page=all Average starting salary for a Stanford comp sci grad is $108,000: https://studentaffairs.stanford.edu/cdc/jobs/salary-grads The problem with IB is that if you don't do well in school or can't get into a...
Many people I know who went to law school were interested in social justice or government or the environment or something other than salary, even if they were planning to make money working at a firm before transitioning to that type of law. Also a lot of people just aren't creative and don't consider anything other than doctor or lawyer since that was how you got rich in the 1950's. If I wanted to make a huge paycheck today, I wouldn't go into finance, I'd go into tech.
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