If anyone wants to plan a meetup, count me in. Nords was gracious enough to come talk to my company this week and reminded me how great it is to hang out with people that are like minded. It's nice being able to talk to people that understand why I have no intent on working until I'm 65.
Thanks again for coming Nords. Not sure many of my guys were receptive to the message, but if you got through to even 1% I'll count it as a win.
Thanks, Kunate, I had a good time talking with your troops! I think only about 10% were interested (especially on a Friday afternoon before liberty) but you planted a seed. When the students are ready for the teachers, they know where to find us.
It'll be interesting to see how many of them follow up with e-mail questions that they didn't want to ask in front of the whole classroom... or in front of the boss. I've had a lot of that from other groups.
My favorite was the guy who said "I have a 401(k) but I don't know where it is or how much I have in it. How do I get that money?" It took a lot of guts to ask that question, and he's tracking down the paperwork now. When he finds it I'll be happy to show him how to roll it over to wherever he decides to put it.
For those of you in the military (on Oahu), I'm happy to talk about financial independence with your group. It takes a grand total of 45 minutes, I only talk for 30 minutes of that, and I stick around afterward to answer questions for as long as people have them. I give out a one-page handout with all the info and advice, and I do not use PowerPoint. We can meet on base or off-base (at a place like your local public library) and we can include families as well as servicemembers. We can do it during working hours (which seems to be popular) or evenings/weekends. I do several of them a year and of course they're free.
If you're not in the military then I'm still happy to talk with your group about financial independence. We should figure out what points you want to make and how you want to do it.