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Re: NYC Meetup
« Reply #300 on: September 08, 2015, 09:44:51 AM »
I wasn't there for the full discussion of course. I guess I'm not opposed to taxing inheritance income like regular income once it's over the lifetime gift amount.
As to the point that the children have already benefited from growing up with well-off parents, would you feel differently if the parents died while the children were still minors?


What justification is there for gifts not being treated like regular income as well?
Not that the giver should pay the tax (as is currently the case, and makes no sense), but that the receiver pays it.


In fact, both morally and pragmatically, shouldn't money one earns by doing productive labor be taxed less than any form of unearned or passive income, since it took work to earn money and the product of that work directly benefits society? 
Of course now we have the exact opposite situation, where almost all forms of unearned income are taxed less so that the tax code is specifically working against mobility and helps those who already have enough pay (proportionately) less
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Re: NYC Meetup
« Reply #301 on: September 08, 2015, 04:20:25 PM »

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Re: NYC Meetup
« Reply #302 on: September 10, 2015, 09:19:11 AM »
I spun this off to its own thread :)

http://forum.mrmoneymustache.com/off-topic/inheritance-tax/

Ok thanks. I replied to Bakari's response on that thread.

When is the next meetup? Let's do something in September. :)

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Re: NYC Meetup
« Reply #303 on: September 10, 2015, 09:29:02 AM »
I spun this off to its own thread :)

http://forum.mrmoneymustache.com/off-topic/inheritance-tax/

Ok thanks. I replied to Bakari's response on that thread.

When is the next meetup? Let's do something in September. :)

I'd be up for hosting a potluck dinner at my apartment in Queens again. I can reasonably host 10 people. Let me know if there's interest. I'm out of town starting September 29 and then the entire month of October is bad for me, so it would need to be before that.

I am definitely up for it.

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Re: NYC Meetup
« Reply #304 on: September 10, 2015, 10:49:30 AM »
Ooh, this Sunday would actually be quite good for me.

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Re: NYC Meetup
« Reply #305 on: September 10, 2015, 04:13:06 PM »
This weekend doesn't work for me, but next weekend (19-20) would probably work
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Re: NYC Meetup
« Reply #306 on: September 10, 2015, 06:13:14 PM »
This weekend won't work for me either.  The next two weekends would be fine though.

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Re: NYC Meetup
« Reply #307 on: September 11, 2015, 06:15:08 PM »
I'd be up for hosting a potluck dinner at my apartment in Queens again. I can reasonably host 10 people. Let me know if there's interest. I'm out of town starting September 29 and then the entire month of October is bad for me, so it would need to be before that.

Please count me in! I will be coming along with my wife and 2.5 years old daughter (Are kids allowed?)
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Re: NYC Meetup
« Reply #308 on: September 19, 2015, 08:39:27 PM »
Queens resident here. Excited at the prospect of meeting other mustachians. @serpentstooth - have you decided on hosting this month?

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Re: NYC Meetup
« Reply #309 on: September 23, 2015, 02:56:55 PM »
I am meeting a different group of friends at 2pm at Central Park Sunday so unfortunately it would be hard to work in a meetup for me. Saturday at noon or 1pm I could probably do.

PS: I'm more fun to hang out with than MonkeyJenga! :P

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Re: NYC Meetup
« Reply #310 on: September 23, 2015, 08:18:58 PM »
I might be able to join this weekend.

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Re: NYC Meetup
« Reply #311 on: September 23, 2015, 08:27:34 PM »
I'm in for something on Sunday. Going to Maker Faire on Saturday!
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Re: NYC Meetup
« Reply #312 on: September 23, 2015, 09:03:00 PM »
I'm out of town Sunday. I'm in town Saturday, but, you know, the pope.

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Re: NYC Meetup
« Reply #313 on: September 23, 2015, 09:14:49 PM »
I'm in for meeting up on Sat or Sun.

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Re: NYC Meetup
« Reply #314 on: September 25, 2015, 11:29:31 AM »
That's true. Also my plans have shifted and Sunday is objectively better for me as well, as long as it's fairly early. Anyone down to meet at 11 or noon?

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« Reply #315 on: September 25, 2015, 03:12:13 PM »
That's true. Also my plans have shifted and Sunday is objectively better for me as well, as long as it's fairly early. Anyone down to meet at 11 or noon?

Frankly, the pope shenanigans makes Sunday an objectively better choice. We have been meeting in Central Park when the weather's nice, in front of the Dairy visitor center.

I'm in, and I vote 11AM to force me to get out of bed somewhat early :)

I would love to do 11am.

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Re: NYC Meetup
« Reply #316 on: September 25, 2015, 06:22:06 PM »
11am works for me too. Meet in front of the dairy visitor center as usual?

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« Reply #317 on: September 25, 2015, 07:45:42 PM »
See you all there.
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Re: NYC Meetup
« Reply #318 on: September 27, 2015, 07:41:17 AM »
I'm going to try to head over, but it looks like I'll get there a little after 12 instead.

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Re: NYC Meetup
« Reply #319 on: September 27, 2015, 09:25:55 AM »
A bit late, but heading over.

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Re: NYC Meetup
« Reply #320 on: September 27, 2015, 09:32:06 AM »
Anyone here yet? If so, anyway to recognize each other?
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Re: NYC Meetup
« Reply #321 on: September 27, 2015, 08:54:46 PM »
Great chatting with everyone today.

Here is the podcast interview with Jacob Lund Fisker on Radical Personal Finance I mentioned.
http://radicalpersonalfinance.com/interview-with-jacob-lund-fisker-author-of-early-retirement-extreme-a-philosophical-and-practical-guide-to-financial-independence-rpf0025/

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« Reply #322 on: September 27, 2015, 08:56:47 PM »
I had a great time today. It was nice to meet everyone.
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Re: NYC Meetup
« Reply #323 on: October 22, 2015, 11:07:10 AM »
How about a completely anti-mustachian meetup at the World Series?

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Re: NYC Meetup
« Reply #324 on: October 22, 2015, 02:00:45 PM »
GO METS

More seriously though, a meetup at someone's place to watch the playoffs might be interesting.

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Re: NYC Meetup
« Reply #325 on: November 09, 2015, 10:56:34 AM »
Hi, gang.  Does anyone want to meet up with a visiting Texan on Monday 11/16? 

I am visiting friends in NYC and (and Hartford CT) Thursday through Sunday, but my flight home leaves Tuesday because it's cheaper that way.  So I will be touristing solo on Monday.  Putting the free in freelancing, so to speak!  Am up for any good frugal ideas.

Have only been to NYC a few days before, though on two or three occasions.  Easily entertained - eg, for me "Meet me for lunch at your favorite Costco" is as good as "meet me at your favorite neighborhood falafel joint", "picnic at X Park", etc.  Will be wearing running shoes instead of my cowboy boots.

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« Reply #326 on: November 09, 2015, 11:15:15 AM »
Not sure if I'll be available but putting in a vote for riding the (free) staten Island ferry in the evening. You can bring your own drinks/snacks onboard.

The met, natural history museum are both open on mondays I believe and are pay what you will.

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« Reply #327 on: November 09, 2015, 11:25:31 AM »
Norabird - awesome!  I've never ridden the ferry before. It should be great for views.  The Met and the Natural History Museum are both worthy bucket list items.  This is going to be cool.

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Re: NYC Meetup
« Reply #328 on: November 09, 2015, 11:50:44 AM »
I'd be up for a museum visit on Monday, but I come with a coordinating six month old, so if you want me to stay home, that's understandable.

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« Reply #329 on: November 09, 2015, 01:14:37 PM »
Hi, Serpentstooth.  Six month olds and coordinating are fine.  I have co-fostered babies and toddlers (my girlfriend of the time was the official parent) so I understand.  It will add to the richness of the day.  Also your writing is fabulous so I would be delighted to meet you in person, and any other family members who join, if this comes to pass. I will PM my contact info.

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Re: NYC Meetup
« Reply #330 on: November 09, 2015, 04:22:45 PM »
I'm up for any evening activities that this might lead to.

Was a while ago since my last Staten Island ferry ride.

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Re: NYC Meetup
« Reply #331 on: November 09, 2015, 04:47:30 PM »
I might be up for something on the 16th as well
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Re: NYC Meetup
« Reply #332 on: November 14, 2015, 09:35:34 AM »
Hi, all. I am planning to be at the Musuem of Natural History most of the afternoon. Unless someone suggests otherwise, will board the Staten Island Ferry for the first trip from Manhattan that departs after 6:00 pm.  Feel free to join!
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Re: NYC Meetup
« Reply #333 on: November 16, 2015, 08:29:52 AM »
PS. Maybe it's not Mustachian, but I am bringing cookies to share on the ferry...

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Re: NYC Meetup
« Reply #334 on: November 16, 2015, 03:36:09 PM »
In reply to messages asking where to meet, I suggest inside the South Ferry building, in front of the water fountain and restrooms.

I will be displaying my artitistic skills there in form of a hand drawn MUSTAChE SIGN (Sharpie on Manila Folder, hand held), starting at 5:50, intending to board the 6:15 ferry as planned.

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Re: NYC Meetup
« Reply #335 on: November 16, 2015, 04:09:52 PM »
Sad to miss this, have fun!

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« Reply #336 on: November 17, 2015, 07:18:54 AM »
Also sad to have missed this! Maybe we could get another meetup together soonish? Not sure what everyone's schedules are like for the holidays, but we seem to have a good amount of people following this thread :)

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Re: NYC Meetup
« Reply #337 on: November 17, 2015, 08:10:44 AM »
Norabird and StruggleToaster, sad to have missed you! 

Nonetheless, it was a fun event, and not just because of the Magnificent Mustache Sign that was displayed.  We took the ferry to Staten Island as planned, enjoying beautiful views of the City at night from the harbor while chatting away. Then we explored on foot near the trrminal building on Staren Island, finding the gorgeous if sobering 9/11 monument there.  Picture experiments and more conversation ensued, followed by more fine views on the return trip.  Sharing of cookies was also involved.

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« Reply #338 on: November 17, 2015, 08:16:25 AM »
That 9/11 memorial is surprisingly lovely. So glad you took the ferry rec!

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Re: NYC Meetup
« Reply #339 on: November 29, 2015, 08:09:09 PM »
Hey everyone, at the end of the Prospect Park meetup I volunteered to host a potluck at my place in December. So if y'all are up to come to Bed-Stuy we can enjoy food, games, and my wondrous company. Monkey Jenga can attest to how wonderful I am.

I'm supposed to make a Doodle Pool but I have no idea how to do that on my phone. What days work for you guys?

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Re: NYC Meetup
« Reply #340 on: November 30, 2015, 05:37:06 PM »
As of now I'm free most weekends except for Christmas.

Monkey Jenga can attest to how wonderful I am.

He's very charming, as long as you're ok with socialism and 100% terrible people.

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Re: NYC Meetup
« Reply #341 on: November 30, 2015, 05:51:00 PM »
As of now I'm free most weekends except for Christmas.

Monkey Jenga can attest to how wonderful I am.

He's very charming, as long as you're ok with socialism and 100% terrible people.

I laughed!

I should be pretty free with the exception of this coming weekend and Christmas.

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« Reply #342 on: November 30, 2015, 05:52:40 PM »
As of now I'm free most weekends except for Christmas.

Monkey Jenga can attest to how wonderful I am.

He's very charming, as long as you're ok with socialism and 100% terrible people.

I laughed!

I should be pretty free with the exception of this coming weekend and Christmas.

Basically this. I think Meowkins is coming up to NYC sometime soon with her husband. Hopefully we can have a nice, frozen meetup :).

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« Reply #343 on: December 01, 2015, 06:31:00 PM »
As of now I'm free most weekends except for Christmas.

Monkey Jenga can attest to how wonderful I am.

He's very charming, as long as you're ok with socialism and 100% terrible people.

Monkey Jenga is half right. I don't know that "socialist" is accurate. At least it's simplistic. I've never used the term to describe myself. And I'm only 30% terrible. There have been big improvements on that front.

How about the 19th or the 20th? That is probably the best weekend for me, and no one has objected to that.
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Re: NYC Meetup
« Reply #344 on: December 01, 2015, 09:53:02 PM »
I'm out of town from Dec 18 :/

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Re: NYC Meetup
« Reply #345 on: December 02, 2015, 08:26:43 AM »
Hi all,

I just moved to NYC a month ago from Houston.  I live in Brooklyn (Bay Ridge) so Bed-Sty shouldn't be a problem, if you're OK with a newbie (to NYC) coming.

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« Reply #346 on: December 02, 2015, 10:56:42 AM »
Hi all,

I just moved to NYC a month ago from Houston.  I live in Brooklyn (Bay Ridge) so Bed-Sty shouldn't be a problem, if you're OK with a newbie (to NYC) coming.

Of course! You would be more than welcome. :)

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« Reply #347 on: December 03, 2015, 03:58:39 PM »
Not sure I can do the weekend of the 18th, but I'm down with board games sometime in Jan (and could possibly host). Oinkette, definitely go!

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« Reply #348 on: December 03, 2015, 04:20:21 PM »
Afternoon of the 13th miiiiight work. Holiday season: not easy for scheduling!

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« Reply #349 on: December 03, 2015, 04:22:42 PM »
My girlfriend and I could possibly do the weekend of 12/13, and we're definitely up for board games! (in fact, we have a nice collection ourselves)
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