An IA war story. Many years ago, a long-time CPA friend of mine told me he had a new lady friend. I said so. He then said she was a vice-president at "Big Five" investment bank. I said so. He then said she makes $250,000 a year. I said so. He then said, "It's a Wall Street $250,000. She would be lucky to make $50,000 anywhere else". This was so long ago, I estimate the $250,000 would be $1,100,000 today. No industry has more overpaid ignoramuses than Wall Street.