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Re: North Carolina
« Reply #350 on: November 21, 2015, 02:03:06 PM »
What's everyone's appetite for another meetup between Thanksgiving and Christmas, say mid-December?

If everyone is busy with awkward office parties and dieting, it can wait until next year.
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« Reply #351 on: November 21, 2015, 03:24:44 PM »
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« Reply #352 on: November 21, 2015, 03:46:43 PM »
Me too!

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« Reply #353 on: November 21, 2015, 10:14:43 PM »
I'm up for it. Do you guys want to do The Frontier again?
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« Reply #354 on: November 22, 2015, 08:00:03 AM »
The Frontier's free beer is rather enticing... I would be completely open to go there again. The 17th of December, from 4:30 (when they open the tap) to whenever?

Other suggestions are welcome.

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« Reply #355 on: November 22, 2015, 10:36:32 AM »
The Frontier's free beer is rather enticing... I would be completely open to go there again. The 17th of December, from 4:30 (when they open the tap) to whenever?

Other suggestions are welcome.
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« Reply #356 on: November 22, 2015, 05:35:15 PM »
The Frontier's free beer is rather enticing... I would be completely open to go there again. The 17th of December, from 4:30 (when they open the tap) to whenever?

Other suggestions are welcome.

I'm in! I'll try to have some little things to bring for show 'n tell.
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« Reply #357 on: November 22, 2015, 07:35:36 PM »
The Frontier's free beer is rather enticing... I would be completely open to go there again. The 17th of December, from 4:30 (when they open the tap) to whenever?

Other suggestions are welcome.

Sounds good to me! Free beer is the best kind 😃
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« Reply #358 on: November 22, 2015, 08:53:04 PM »
I'm interested, it just depends on how our move into a new house is going.

Where is the place you're talking about meeting at?

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« Reply #359 on: November 22, 2015, 09:14:51 PM »
I'm interested, it just depends on how our move into a new house is going.

Where is the place you're talking about meeting at?

Hey SG: It's in Research Triangle Park, a place called "The Frontier". They host a free beer get-together on most thursdays to publicize their for-rent meeting and office space: http://www.rtp.org/about-us/the-frontier/

And specifically: http://www.rtp.org/event/happy-hour-11-26-15/

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« Reply #360 on: November 23, 2015, 05:08:44 AM »
I can't do the 17th, but I'll catch you guys the next time!

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« Reply #361 on: November 23, 2015, 07:43:08 AM »
I can't do the 17th, but I'll catch you guys the next time!

Hey Spruce - I'm not locked in to only the 17th - I can do any of their Thursday events going forward except this week's (Day before Thanksgiving).

I don't have to wait for a bigger organized meeting just to go by, so if you wanted to do that, holla holla. Your call.
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« Reply #362 on: November 23, 2015, 08:43:15 AM »
I could do the 10th if that works for folks.

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« Reply #363 on: November 23, 2015, 09:12:24 AM »
I may have jumped the gun on that one: the 17th is the one Thursday that will NOT have free beer because of some foodie conference.

http://www.rtp.org/event-categories/the-frontier/

The 10th does have the happy hour event, would that work for everyone else?

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« Reply #364 on: November 23, 2015, 03:42:18 PM »
I can do the 10th!
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« Reply #365 on: November 23, 2015, 04:19:26 PM »
With 4 confirmed attendees it sounds like we have a critical mass, so let's go ahead and write the 10th down in our calendars. Hopefully more people can join us.

The next MMM Triangle meetup will be held at The Frontier on December 10th, 2015, in RTP, from 4:30pm to 6:30. Yes, that’s a Thursday.

Critics have called us “lunatics who’ll end up eating cat food” and “not as weird as reddit”. Back by popular demand, the Triangle Mustachians shall meet again.

If you haven’t been to one before, local meetups are a great way to meet and chat with like-minded people from your local-ish community. Discussions are very informal in nature, and no specific agenda is agreed upon beforehand. Off the top of my head, all the following subjects have been discussed recently:
- index funds and general investing practices
- workplace policies and hilariously broke coworkers
- long term travel and immigration issues
- getting your significant other to See The Light(™)
- local real estate markets
- puppies, kittens, and ducklings

Liquid social lubricant will be provided free of charge courtesy of The Frontier, but the venue itself is not a bar and there is no pressure to drink beer if you don’t want to. Everyone is welcome, so do feel free to bring along your SO, or maybe that coworker you are slowly bringing around to our little cult, or really anyone you want.

The Frontier is located near I-40 and 147. The 4:30 start time is chosen not just because that’s when they open the beer tap, but also because that lets people avoid the brunt of rush hour traffic. Carpooling is obviously encouraged if you know of someone in your vicinity.

I'll be cross-posting this announcement to the Facebook group "Southeastern Mustachians" for extra recruitment efforts.

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« Reply #366 on: November 23, 2015, 06:53:16 PM »
Dec. 10, Frontier, 4:30pm. I'm in.
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« Reply #367 on: November 24, 2015, 07:30:34 PM »
I'll be there in spirit, so you guys drink a couple of beers for me.  Daughter's Winter Concert at school is Dec 10, probably at 5:00 or 5:30.  If anyone wants to hear a bunch of fourth graders sing the greatest hits about Kwanzaa, Hanukkah, and a generic not-Christmas "It's December in America", then you're welcome to join me.  Otherwise, enjoy the free beer. 
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« Reply #368 on: November 25, 2015, 08:05:25 AM »
I'll be there!

I will probably arrive around 5 or shortly after since I work in Carrboro and can't leave until at least 4:30.

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« Reply #369 on: November 29, 2015, 09:48:13 PM »
I'll be there. Traveling from downtown Raleigh and can't make it until after 5 either. Look forward to meeting everyone.

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« Reply #370 on: November 30, 2015, 06:40:16 PM »
Hi!  This sounds like it could be pretty fun. I think a coworker is going to come along too.

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« Reply #371 on: December 08, 2015, 05:04:00 PM »
Friendly reminder!

We're still meeting at the Frontier from 4:30 this Thursday afternoon. Excited to see some new faces there (and regular ones too)!

Is anyone driving back to or near downtown Durham afterwards? Looking for a ride.

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« Reply #372 on: December 09, 2015, 06:52:56 PM »
Still coming!

Sorry PDK, not going to downtown.
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« Reply #373 on: December 10, 2015, 09:07:45 AM »
I'm taking the bus back to downtown Durham...it's not the fastest but it will get you there if you can't find a ride.

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« Reply #374 on: December 10, 2015, 02:40:18 PM »
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« Reply #375 on: December 11, 2015, 09:36:08 AM »
Thank you to everyone who made it yesterday! If I counted correctly, we had a total of 9 people this time.

We'll make a sign next time for newcomers to find us more easily.

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« Reply #376 on: December 11, 2015, 11:11:42 AM »
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.
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« Reply #377 on: December 11, 2015, 11:37:31 AM »
I would love some specific topics too - something that can get a good conversation going. These are good suggestions.

I like that light...and it's even local! (CREE is just up the road from The Frontier)

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« Reply #378 on: December 11, 2015, 02:07:29 PM »
Nice to see/meet everyone last night!

jmbodenh25, I hope you come back and my "crazy liberal" views did not scare you off! :-)
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« Reply #379 on: December 11, 2015, 06:26:37 PM »
I would love some specific topics too - something that can get a good conversation going. These are good suggestions.

I like that light...and it's even local! (CREE is just up the road from The Frontier)

I love finding CREE products - not just because they are local, but because their LED's kick ass.
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« Reply #380 on: December 12, 2015, 04:22:40 PM »
It was great meeting everyone Thursday.  January 7th works for me.

How about a #7 topic option.

7) Side Hustles:  Ideas or ways you're earning passive/side income to reach FIRE sooner or to provide additional income beyond your FIRE date.




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« Reply #381 on: December 13, 2015, 02:56:49 PM »
Nice to see/meet everyone last night!

jmbodenh25, I hope you come back and my "crazy liberal" views did not scare you off! :-)

Not at all!  I don't scare that easy ;)

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« Reply #382 on: December 13, 2015, 07:32:19 PM »
It was great meeting everyone Thursday.  January 7th works for me.

How about a #7 topic option.

7) Side Hustles:  Ideas or ways you're earning passive/side income to reach FIRE sooner or to provide additional income beyond your FIRE date.

I second this!

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« Reply #383 on: December 13, 2015, 09:57:59 PM »
It was great meeting everyone Thursday.  January 7th works for me.

How about a #7 topic option.

7) Side Hustles:  Ideas or ways you're earning passive/side income to reach FIRE sooner or to provide additional income beyond your FIRE date.

I second this!

That's a good one, wish I'd thought to list it. I don't have any full-grown side hustles but I'd be very interested in hearing from others who do!
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« Reply #384 on: December 31, 2015, 02:46:27 PM »
It was great meeting everyone Thursday.  January 7th works for me.

How about a #7 topic option.

7) Side Hustles:  Ideas or ways you're earning passive/side income to reach FIRE sooner or to provide additional income beyond your FIRE date.

I second this!

That's a good one, wish I'd thought to list it. I don't have any full-grown side hustles but I'd be very interested in hearing from others who do!


Anybody interested in doing Jan 7th at Frontier?

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« Reply #385 on: December 31, 2015, 07:33:36 PM »
It was great meeting everyone Thursday.  January 7th works for me.

How about a #7 topic option.

7) Side Hustles:  Ideas or ways you're earning passive/side income to reach FIRE sooner or to provide additional income beyond your FIRE date.

I second this!

That's a good one, wish I'd thought to list it. I don't have any full-grown side hustles but I'd be very interested in hearing from others who do!


Anybody interested in doing Jan 7th at Frontier?

I won't be able to make it, but sounds fun!
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« Reply #386 on: January 01, 2016, 06:14:46 AM »
I am also busy on the 7th.  I could do the 14th though if that works for more folks.

My husband and I have an unusual and lucrative side-business I can share.

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« Reply #387 on: January 01, 2016, 09:22:57 AM »
I can do either 7th or 14th

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« Reply #388 on: January 01, 2016, 10:54:49 AM »
What time do you meet? And where is Frontier?

Happy to bring a growler full.

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« Reply #389 on: January 01, 2016, 11:38:19 AM »
Zamboni, the frontier is a meeting space in rtp, they have free beer selected Thursdays, which is one reason we've met there a few times. Normally it's pretty empty but there was a crowd in December!


I'm game for the 7th or 14th AND I will try to bring a mustache sign for us so people can find us easier 😀
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« Reply #390 on: January 01, 2016, 01:02:37 PM »
Here's the address for the Frontier: 800 Park Offices Dr, Triangle, NC 27709

We usually meet around 4:30-5:30, people show up as they can. Beer starts flowing at 4:30 until it runs out, which was maybe 5:30 last time.

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« Reply #391 on: January 01, 2016, 07:40:15 PM »
Hi there. First post (woo!) here. I live in the area and I'd enjoy meeting some fellow Mustachians. What luck that I found this thread. Is the meetup to be the 7th or 14th?

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« Reply #392 on: January 04, 2016, 02:51:57 PM »
Hearing no objections, I hereby selfishly declare that we meet on the 14th!

See y'all then.

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« Reply #393 on: January 04, 2016, 04:27:35 PM »
Hearing no objections, I hereby selfishly declare that we meet on the 14th!

See y'all then.
I'll be there. Looking forward to hearing about everyone's moonshine side hustles.

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« Reply #394 on: January 13, 2016, 07:10:11 AM »
Hearing no objections, I hereby selfishly declare that we meet on the 14th!

See y'all then.
I'll be there. Looking forward to hearing about everyone's moonshine side hustles.
LOL.  See y'all tomorrow!
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« Reply #395 on: January 13, 2016, 01:25:31 PM »
See everyone tomorrow!

I printed out a Mustache sign at work today and I will hopefully remember to bring it along!
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« Reply #396 on: January 14, 2016, 10:22:11 AM »
See everyone tomorrow!

I printed out a Mustache sign at work today and I will hopefully remember to bring it along!

Sorry to cancel at the last minute but I won't be able to make it tonight due to a family emergency. I hope someone else can bring a sign for us.
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« Reply #397 on: January 14, 2016, 10:45:29 AM »
See everyone tomorrow!

I printed out a Mustache sign at work today and I will hopefully remember to bring it along!

Sorry to cancel at the last minute but I won't be able to make it tonight due to a family emergency. I hope someone else can bring a sign for us.
I will print a sign. Good luck with your emergency!

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« Reply #398 on: January 15, 2016, 07:21:53 AM »
Thanks, unfortunately a family member passed away somewhat unexpectedly yesterday.

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« Reply #399 on: January 21, 2016, 09:28:08 PM »
And I come back to the land of the living from grad school shenanigans (my first first-author academic publication!) to see I missed something!