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How much do lawyers make in Silicon Valley? | Legal salaries

How much do lawyers make in Silicon Valley? | Legal salaries

Bill Belew has raised 2 bi-cultural kids, now 34 and 30. And he and his wife are now parenting a 3rd, Mia, who is 8.

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Silicon Valley is the place to be if you want to make a lot of money, provided you can get the job, go to a great school, provided you can get in or just chill because you are close to the beach, provided you can get to Santa Cruz.

Techies make a lot of money. But so do lawyer dudes, and dudettes.

Especially lawyers in high-demand practice areas.

They are:

1. healthcare

2. litigation

3. commercial law.

In 2013, lawyers made from $118K – 172K!.

In 2014, the salaries are expected to jump to $124K – 179K.

Read: How much does Mark Zuckderberg make in one second?

It will be totally interesting to read this post in 10, 15 or 20 years – AFTER I know what these numbers mean.

At large firms, attorneys will make $174K –  264K!

Let’s see, I used $12 from my piggy bank to buy a Frozen Anna doll the last time we went to Disneyland.

For $264K I could buy 22,000 dolls!

That number is too big. If I were to play with one doll every day, then throw it away and get a new one each day after that, it would take me 60 years to play with all of them!

Yikes, that means my daddy could have started when he was born and he still wouldn’t be done yet. (Next Christmas he’d finish).

I wonder how much Jane in Drop Dead Diva makes.

Talk to Bill and others about their experiences raising bi-cultural Japanese-American kids.

 

Landlord Sues Suicide Victim’s Wife for Depreciation of Apartment Value

Landlord Sues Suicide Victim’s Wife for Depreciation of Apartment Value

Bill Belew has raised 2 bi-cultural kids, now 34 and 30. And he and his wife are now parenting a 3rd, Mia, who is 8.

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A court in Shanghai has ordered the wife of a suicide victim to pay 20,000 yuan ($2,600) in compensation to her landlord because her husband’s suicide caused the value of the apartments to depreciate.

The landlord wanted 10 times that amount.

Before going to court, the landlord gave the victim’s wife several options:

1. rent the apartment for two more years to “dilute the horror environment in it”

2. buy the apartment based on its market value

3. pay him the depreciated value of the property.

When the woman refused….the court stepped in.

The landlord said the couple had a history of quarreling and fighting which led up to the husband’s suicide by hanging.

The court one-tenth agreed.

So, why didn’t the landlord try to collect the money from the dead guy?

Talk to Bill and others about their experiences raising bi-cultural Japanese-American kids.

Toyota Prius Gets 100+MPG

Toyota Prius Gets 100+MPG

There is now a version of Toyota’s Prius that can get more than 100mpg.

Some dude in California figured out how to put a bigger and longer lasting battery pack into his Prius, and then plug it in at night to get it charged up. After that…it’s smooth sailing and a long time between trips to shell out to SHELL $3.50/gallon for gas….or more than 1200 miles between fill ups.

He still can’t get any of the big car companies to take him and his technology on board. Why not!!! GM and Ford!!!!

Toyota says, that if he or anyone else messes with their current (pun intended) set up, the warranty of the car will be voided.

The cost of the conversion is about $12K….meaning it’ll take a long time to recover your investment + your electric bill is going to go up for car charging.

A do-it-yourselfer might be able to convert their Prius for about $3K, the inventor says.

That leaves me out. I can’t even change the battery in my flashlight.

For their part, Toyota is interested in talking to the man, Felix Kramer, about his idea. He says, Toyota could make the change before they market the car and add the price on up front.

That makes more sense. (GM, Ford…are you reading?)

Then I will have to wait 2 years instead of one to get a Prius, eh?

What do you think?

 

Toyota Overtakes GM in China

Toyota Overtakes GM in China

Bill Belew has raised 2 bi-cultural kids, now 34 and 30. And he and his wife are now parenting a 3rd, Mia, who is 8.

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Toyota will overtake GM as the number one car maker in the world sometime this year.

Toyota is building factories; GM is closing them down….Toyota…Toyota…Toyota… I am sure GM is tired of the word.

Well, they are about to grow a whole lot more tired of it.

GM is the number one foreign car maker in China with 11% of the market there. VW is number 2.

But…but…Toyota just rolled out its first made-in-China Camry. Made in Toyota’s new $475 millions of factory in Nansha near Guangzhou.

The Camry is the US number one best seller. China used to think that Toyotas were pricey but have since been won over by the reputation for reliable, fuel-efficiency of the Camry. Isn’t that how Toyota wins over the most?

The Camry was already the lead import model in China over the past 10 years. Now that it is closer to its consumers there, Toyota expects sales to zoom. Last year they were already up 55%. What will happen this year with the factory right down the street?

GM is about to grow a whole lot more tired of hearing the name Toyota.

What do you think?

Talk to Bill and others about their experiences raising bi-cultural Japanese-American kids.