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16 Jan 2007, 09:58
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apps                  $800 GMAT$250
GMAT books            $50 (sold em after test) TOEFL$150
transcript delivery   $200 essay editing$200
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TOTAL                 $1650 I'm a cheapo as well. However, the show is not over - suit expenses are still quite possible Manager Joined: 04 Aug 2006 Posts: 117 Followers: 1 Kudos [?]: 2 [0], given: 0 ### Show Tags 16 Jan 2007, 15:30 Rhyme, Pardon my lack of knowledge about tax filing. But can we file deductions based on application fees for all the unversities? Thanks, SVP Joined: 01 Nov 2006 Posts: 1855 Schools: The Duke MBA, Class of 2009 Followers: 17 Kudos [?]: 204 [0], given: 2 ### Show Tags 16 Jan 2007, 15:37 Hindustan - Don't talk to Rhyme. I'm the tax goddess in these parts. Unfortunately, application fees won't help you out on your tax returns. Later - maybe tonight or tomorrow - I will start a new thread on finances and taxes (I am a financial counselor and run a tax clinic for low-income filers). Stay tuned for more exciting detail! Current Student Joined: 29 Jan 2005 Posts: 5221 Followers: 26 Kudos [?]: 402 [0], given: 0 ### Show Tags 03 Feb 2007, 05:42 fluffydot wrote: New suite:$199

I'm in the market for one of those right now, but looking to spend upwards of $199,000. Add that to the total cost (GMAT+MBA) and I become the official GMATClub CHA-CHING debt KING. New condo:$225,000
Forgone wages: $175,000 Tuition:$50,000
This month's visit to XYZ: $3000 Kaplan:$1200
Books, CDROMs, other online materials: ~$1000 GMAT (x4):$1000
Initial school visits in 2004 and 2005: $5000 (x2) Lost wages during vists:$15,000
Insurance: $10,000 Wife's green card paperwork and embassy visits:$2000
Family visit to Asia: $5000 Anticipated birth of first child between B1 and B2:$6000
Living Expenses for 21 months: $31,000 ---------------------------------------------------------------- Sub Total:$535,000 (and that's riding a bicycle to school everyday!)
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03 Feb 2007, 09:29
GMATT73 wrote:
fluffydot wrote:

New suite: $199 I'm in the market for one of those right now, but looking to spend upwards of$199,000. Add that to the total cost (GMAT+MBA) and I become the official GMATClub CHA-CHING debt KING.

New condo: $225,000 Forgone wages:$175,000
Tuition: $50,000 This month's visit to XYZ:$3000
Kaplan: $1200 Books, CDROMs, other online materials: ~$1000
GMAT (x4): $1000 Initial school visits in 2004 and 2005:$5000 (x2)
Lost wages during vists: $15,000 Insurance:$10,000
Wife's green card paperwork and embassy visits: $2000 Family visit to Asia:$5000
Anticipated birth of first child between B1 and B2: $6000 Living Expenses for 21 months:$31,000
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Sub Total: $535,000 (and that's riding a bicycle to school everyday!) I don't know where XYZ is, but this: Living Expenses for 21 months:$31,000

Seems way way low to me. Thats less than $1500 a month, and unless XYZ is in a really small town where things are cheap, thats low. Current Student Joined: 29 Jan 2005 Posts: 5221 Followers: 26 Kudos [?]: 402 [0], given: 0 ### Show Tags 04 Feb 2007, 05:02 rhyme wrote: GMATT73 wrote: fluffydot wrote: New suite:$199

I'm in the market for one of those right now, but looking to spend upwards of $199,000. Add that to the total cost (GMAT+MBA) and I become the official GMATClub CHA-CHING debt KING. New condo:$225,000
Forgone wages: $175,000 Tuition:$50,000
This month's visit to XYZ: $3000 Kaplan:$1200
Books, CDROMs, other online materials: ~$1000 GMAT (x4):$1000
Initial school visits in 2004 and 2005: $5000 (x2) Lost wages during vists:$15,000
Insurance: $10,000 Wife's green card paperwork and embassy visits:$2000
Family visit to Asia: $5000 Anticipated birth of first child between B1 and B2:$6000
Living Expenses for 21 months: $31,000 ---------------------------------------------------------------- Sub Total:$535,000 (and that's riding a bicycle to school everyday!)

I don't know where XYZ is, but this:

Living Expenses for 21 months: $31,000 Seems way way low to me. Thats less than$1500 a month, and unless XYZ is in a really small town where things are cheap, thats low.

That figure does not include mortgage costs.
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04 Feb 2007, 10:02
you should fit well in the i-banking world
...at least dress wise

rhyme wrote:
Xeo78 wrote:
rhyme wrote:

Gmat prep, $1800 Gmat exams,$750
gmat score reports and transcript ordering, ~$150 Trip to Cornell: ~$950
Trip to Harvard: ~$1400 Unpaid time off work for trips, gmat exams, interviews, class visits, etc: ~$12,000
New Suit for interviews: $1200 Application Fees: ~$700
Dry Cleaning: At least $50 ~$19,000 true opportunity cost (which is the best measure)

or, if you prefer:

~ $7,000 actual out of pocket$1200 for a suit? Geez, what did you get, Armani?

Embarassing as it is... It was actually $1400, not$1200, I was mistaken... and its one of my cheaper suits actually.... I tend to buy Loro Piana mostly. Armani tends not to fit well on my frame. I also have a tendency to buy some pretty ridiculously priced shirts. Shoes too, but at least there I can blame my insanely big but insanely narrow feet. There's only two manufacturers that fit me well. Reebok, and Ferragamo. Doesn't leave much in terms of options. Ties are probably my most ridiculous splurge - but I stopped buying them years ago. Hermes mostly.
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06 Feb 2007, 20:40
I dont wear Armani! Loro Piana! Boss! Hermes! Ferragamo!

But, still, I love it... "weighed down by fees", LOL.
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06 Feb 2007, 20:45
Armani, Giovanni, Piscatelli, walletempti, hermes, boss - yada yada, whatever, it's just details. I haven't worn any of these so I couldn't care less ;)
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06 Feb 2007, 21:50
Hilarious!
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16 Jan 2008, 12:07
Found while searching the cost of application process. Bumping it for folks planning to apply for 09.
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16 Jan 2008, 15:38
that's a good one!
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16 Jan 2008, 17:52
yikes, that is expensive! You will get in, bsd, you will!
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16 Jan 2008, 19:18
GMAT class: $1000 GMAT test:$250
Visit to Michigan Ross: $450 Visits to Chicago GSB:$100 in cabs to go back and forth a few times
Kellogg App: $225 Chicago GSB App:$200
Dry cleaning the interview suit/shirt (twice): $30 New high heels for the interviews (that I subsequently RUINED the minute I stepped out of my apartment on my way to the Kellogg interview...GRRR...):$100

Blood, sweat, and tears: A LOT

Grand total: $2,355. Not that bad I guess! GMAT Club Legend Status: Um... what do you want to know? Joined: 04 Jun 2007 Posts: 5464 Location: SF, CA, USA Schools: UC Berkeley Haas School of Business MBA 2010 WE 1: Social Gaming Followers: 72 Kudos [?]: 402 [0], given: 14 Re: Cha-Ching! Add it up! [#permalink] ### Show Tags 16 Jan 2008, 19:51 GMAT Fee:$250
GMAT Books: $100 (estimate) MBA Prep Books:$125 (estimate)
Application Fees (Stanford, Haas, UCLA, Kellogg): $825 Tickets to LA x 2 + Hotel:$500
Tickets to Chicago + hotel: $600 (estimate) Gas to Haas and Stanford, numerous times:$100
New suit for interview: $150 (yeah, it was on sale at Banana) Lost time and opportunity from July - December (minus November): Immesurable Total Cost:$2650

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16 Jan 2008, 19:55
rhyme wrote:
Embarassing as it is... It was actually $1400, not$1200, I was mistaken... and its one of my cheaper suits actually.... I tend to buy Loro Piana mostly. Armani tends not to fit well on my frame. I also have a tendency to buy some pretty ridiculously priced shirts. Shoes too, but at least there I can blame my insanely big but insanely narrow feet. There's only two manufacturers that fit me well. Reebok, and Ferragamo. Doesn't leave much in terms of options. Ties are probably my most ridiculous splurge - but I stopped buying them years ago. Hermes mostly.

I *had* to quote this one... *$1400* for a suit?! You have very expensive tastes, rhyme! _________________ **************************** GMAT Club Knowledge Vault: http://gmatclub.com/forum/123 Haas Ambassador http://gmatclub.com/forum/128-t62555 Kryzak's Profile: http://gmatclub.com/forum/111-t56286 Member Essays: http://gmatclub.com/forum/103-t50969 Manager Joined: 19 Aug 2006 Posts: 65 Followers: 2 Kudos [?]: 1 [0], given: 0 Re: Cha-Ching! Add it up! [#permalink] ### Show Tags 16 Jan 2008, 20:28 GMAT Fee:$250
GMAT Book: $35 Application Fees (Chicago, Wharton, Kellogg):$650
Tickets to Chicago x 2: $400 (estimate) Gas+Tolls to Wharton:$40
New suit for interview: $200 Total Cost:$1575...looks like I need to spend nearly this much to fit in with Rhyme at GSB
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16 Jan 2008, 20:33
rhyme wrote:
... I don't know where XYZ is...

It's on the 3-dimensional coordinate plane. You can plot it if you'd like. I believe Travel ranked it as the Xth Exotic place to visit for 2007.

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16 Jan 2008, 22:11
burger2001 wrote:
GMAT Fee: $250 GMAT Book:$35
Application Fees (Chicago, Wharton, Kellogg): $650 Tickets to Chicago x 2:$400 (estimate)
Gas+Tolls to Wharton: $40 New suit for interview:$200

Total Cost: $1575...looks like I need to spend nearly this much to fit in with Rhyme at GSB Rhyme spent almost as much as you with his suit alone _________________ **************************** GMAT Club Knowledge Vault: http://gmatclub.com/forum/123 Haas Ambassador http://gmatclub.com/forum/128-t62555 Kryzak's Profile: http://gmatclub.com/forum/111-t56286 Member Essays: http://gmatclub.com/forum/103-t50969 Director Joined: 18 Dec 2007 Posts: 983 Location: Hong Kong Concentration: Entrepreneurship, Technology Schools: Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) - Class of 2010 Followers: 13 Kudos [?]: 135 [0], given: 10 Re: Cha-Ching! Add it up! [#permalink] ### Show Tags 17 Jan 2008, 00:06 GMAT:$250
GMAT website study: $40 Application fees:$875
4 Cashmere Wool Suits and 7 silk shirts all tailored and 4 silk ties - for interviews: $300 =$1465 - yay!!! I am a cheapskate

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