I loved seeing everyone, but folks, I Want a RE-DO!!!! Here's why:
1) Our friends from the triad got NOTHING except a little bit of social time. No beers. No detailed mustachian discussion. I am bummed.
2) I most enjoy hearing about other people's badassity. We should have done a roundtable where people talk about things they have done that are mustachian or enable increased levels of mustachianism.
So let me make this offer, folks who came from west of the triangle:
1) If you want to re-do at the Frontier,
let me know and we'll plan for the next "Beer Thursday". That's January 7th.2) If you want a re-do nearer you, I'll travel your direction.
If we do that, I'd prefer a weekend day, although we could have a weekday option sometime during the week of Christmas.
Topics:1) Share your Badassity:
What things have you done, or what things have you changed about your life that greatly increases the amount of money you can save, monthly, toward your FIRE?2) Bicycles:
I have bicycles and can bring either a manual bike or an ebike to show-and-tell. My bikes don't generally fall into the giant either-or category of "road bike or mountain bike". My bikes are commuter-oriented, and I can point out the features of the bike that optimize usage for commuting vs. "road or mountain".3) Show-n-tell:
I have a few SMALL purchases (Amazon, mostly) that enable the badass frugal lifestyle. One that I wish I'd brought with me last night was this bicycle light:http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00GFLQMAK?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00
It has a USB plug on it and it works AWESOMELY. It's meant to be a bicycle light, but it also comes with a headstrap so it can be a personal headlight. I've been testing it out and am extremely pleased with it for the money: UNDER $10!!!
Another good show-n-tell is my small hybrid car. 2000 Honda Insight two-seater, gets 60mpg. It's my daily driver. I replaced the hybrid battery myself along with the catalytic converters (myself). I could tell about that, with photos.4) Personal Finance Tracking:
I'd love to talk about how each of us track personal finances and what, if any, unique capabilities our chosen method might have (and the shortcomings, too).5) Journey to FIRE:
I still don't have a clue what anyone's FIRE goals are. (One of you mentioned 2020 and I agreed with that - 2020 is my targeted date. I think we briefly discussed that....but I would have loved to hear from everyone else.....6) Running out of beer:
That SUCKED! If we went to a venue that serves, we'd make sure we went somewhere that they would not run out, or I'd show up with some homebrew.
Even if we don't have a do-over, I'm going to schedule another meetup and at least a subset of these items I've listed above will be on the agenda.Thoughts?!?! Talk to me "king" and "jmbodenh25", I'm mainly talking to you about this.