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Salt Lake City, Utah
« on: June 27, 2012, 02:32:23 PM »
Anyone here that lives in Salt Lake City, Utah?

Would be fun to get together and discuss early retirement, money saving tips, etc!

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Re: Salt Lake City, Utah
« Reply #1 on: July 20, 2012, 10:49:22 PM »
Yup, my wife and I live in West Valley City.

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Re: Salt Lake City, Utah
« Reply #2 on: August 27, 2012, 10:23:02 PM »
Hi there..anyone in SLC?

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Re: Salt Lake City, Utah
« Reply #3 on: July 16, 2013, 09:38:48 AM »
Hey, all. I work in SLC. A meetup of some kind would be great.



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Re: Salt Lake City, Utah
« Reply #4 on: July 16, 2013, 09:54:10 AM »
I'm in Lehi
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Re: Salt Lake City, Utah
« Reply #5 on: April 06, 2014, 07:29:00 PM »
I'm in Midvale. This is a SLOW thread! Is it time for a meetup?

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Re: Salt Lake City, Utah
« Reply #6 on: April 26, 2015, 11:46:00 PM »
A meetup would be great! Also in Lehi!

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Re: Salt Lake City, Utah
« Reply #7 on: May 20, 2015, 03:01:00 PM »
A hike around Silver Lake up the canyon would be fun. We could all get outdoors and meet each other. Maybe we could even make it a picnic! What do you all think?

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Re: Salt Lake City, Utah
« Reply #8 on: June 01, 2015, 09:19:06 AM »
That sounds like a lot of fun. I'd be up for that some upcoming weekend. Depending on the date.



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Re: Salt Lake City, Utah
« Reply #9 on: June 15, 2015, 08:11:04 PM »
I'd be interested in a meetup as well. A hike sounds great!

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Re: Salt Lake City, Utah
« Reply #10 on: June 17, 2015, 12:18:50 PM »
I'm in Orem, but we will be out of town for a week

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Re: Salt Lake City, Utah
« Reply #11 on: June 25, 2015, 09:34:29 AM »
I'm up for the picnic and hike idea! I could set up a doodle account online and everyone could put in their dates of availability, it's free and doesn't require a login. What do y'all think?

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Re: Salt Lake City, Utah
« Reply #12 on: June 25, 2015, 09:22:10 PM »
A doodle would be a great idea, thanks for taking the initiative :)

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Re: Salt Lake City, Utah
« Reply #13 on: July 12, 2015, 10:29:21 PM »
I'll be there in April 2016! Looking forward to it.

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Re: Salt Lake City, Utah
« Reply #14 on: September 16, 2015, 03:49:42 AM »
I forgot to mark notify and missed the replies

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Re: Salt Lake City, Utah
« Reply #15 on: January 23, 2016, 08:43:38 PM »
I am in South Utah County. Would like to meet some other FI minded people.

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Re: Salt Lake City, Utah
« Reply #16 on: January 24, 2016, 12:34:31 AM »
I've created a Doodle account to get us started. http://doodle.com/poll/crqm6qskv6pkr8av

I picked March because that's when I'll be moved to the SLC area :)

All conditions are modifiable, e.g. dates, times, location. Post your suggestions here and I'll modify the Doodle as required!


Nick
« Last Edit: January 24, 2016, 01:01:13 AM by Lnspilot »

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Re: Salt Lake City, Utah
« Reply #17 on: February 01, 2016, 09:39:27 AM »
I'd love to meet some like minded people as well. I marked available on Saturday, March 5th on the doodle. I'm in Utah County, so meeting somewhere in the middle would be nice.

Maybe a coffee shop? Hot chocolate for the LDS mustachians. There a Barnes and Noble with a Starbucks near the South Towne mall.

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Re: Salt Lake City, Utah
« Reply #18 on: February 01, 2016, 11:33:43 AM »
Just filled it out as well -- my schedule is pretty flexible. I'm in Salt Lake but I could make it farther south if that's what works best for everyone.

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Re: Salt Lake City, Utah
« Reply #19 on: February 01, 2016, 11:57:50 AM »
I'm in Utah County, so meeting somewhere in the middle would be nice.

Maybe a coffee shop? Hot chocolate for the LDS mustachians. There a Barnes and Noble with a Starbucks near the South Towne mall.

Fine by me. One Vote for Barnes and Noble.

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Re: Salt Lake City, Utah
« Reply #20 on: February 11, 2016, 09:38:12 PM »
Just found this! Barnes and Noble works. Filled out Doodle as well.

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« Reply #21 on: February 21, 2016, 03:37:06 PM »
Awesome timing. I just hopped on to these forums for the first time to see if there were any local meet-ups. I actually live in Sandy, so the location is perfect for me. I filled out the doodle poll. Looking forward to getting together.

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« Reply #22 on: February 29, 2016, 10:24:42 AM »
I haven't seen anyone take the lead on making a firm commitment. Based on the Doodle poll, it looks like maybe 11 a.m. this Saturday, March 5 at the Sandy Barnes & Noble is the optimum time. Any takers, or anyone else want to suggest a different time?

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« Reply #23 on: February 29, 2016, 11:35:41 AM »
Sorry about the delay in the poll... I've been traveling for the past week and have other various excuses :)

Yeah, Saturday the 5th at 11am is the the most popular choice, so that's what it will be.


Saturday, March 5th at 11am at the Barnes & Noble near the South Towne Mall


Whoever has been there and is attending, please select a specific meeting place at said Barnes and Noble. Thank you!

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« Reply #24 on: February 29, 2016, 11:52:29 AM »
Awesome. Thanks for spearheading this, Lnspilot. I believe the coffeeshop area is just to the right inside that B&N (although it's been a few years since I went in there). I could bring a simple "MMM meetup" table tent to draw in wandering souls.

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« Reply #25 on: February 29, 2016, 07:52:16 PM »
That would be awesome, thanks Foundapenny :)

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Re: Salt Lake City, Utah
« Reply #26 on: February 29, 2016, 08:46:43 PM »
I'll be there, glad we finally got this off the ground. Nice job organizing Lnspilot. If possible snag a few extra chairs or two tables, I've seen the place fill up a few times.

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« Reply #27 on: March 05, 2016, 08:26:44 AM »
Bumping the thread to trigger emails (reminders :) for todays meet up.

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« Reply #28 on: March 06, 2016, 02:39:38 PM »
The meet up was a great success! We had eight(?) people show up. We shared our own stories, picked each others' brains, and found common interests.

It was refreshing to talk MMM lifestyle and finance with like minded folks.

For those of you who didn't make it, chime in with future date/location suggestions and we'll plan another one.

Nick


P.S. One of you mentioned how time flies, so check this out: http://www.maximiliankiener.com/digitalprojects/time/

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Re: Salt Lake City, Utah
« Reply #29 on: March 07, 2016, 10:29:54 AM »
It was great to finally meet someone in the flesh who has reached FI, very motivating, and always good to see the math actually hold in reality. I propose April 16th, 11 am for the next meetup. I'll be pulling all nighters with the baby the week before so I doubt I'd make it.

One other topic that I was thinking about afterwards was whether or not to work a second job. I hadn't really considered it before, although I used to work lots of weekends doing my freelance stuff. After mulling the idea, the conclusion I came to is that I would not work a second job unless it was for my maximum hourly rate for two reasons.

1) A few years back I was getting constant requests for after hours and weekend work, so I implemented a double and triple time policy for weekends and holidays respectively. I found that when I was making double or triple I did not find it as soul sucking as before. It also cut the requests down substantially which I value.

2) Building on Lisa's comment, you should be narrowing in on the highest margins. Another thing I've learned from freelancing, is that  in many cases you'll make either the same amount or more if you focus solely on the most profitable projects and turning down the rest. In my case I found that raising rates and taking only larger projects led to my being able to work fewer hours per month while either increasing or staying at the same amount of income. The fact is there is so much demand for higher skilled labor that you could fill up all your waking hours and still not run out of available work. So, if I were to work a second job, I would be focusing on something that could bring in the highest amount per hour I could make. If you don't have the skills, I think it would be more worth your while to quit any unskileld secondary jobs and develop new skills. Things like construction, painting, programming, network administration, etc come to mind, and I would target at minimum 20-25/hr. You may have to settle for less initially to build up a resume, but within 6 months to a year, if you took IT work for example, you should be able to take in at minimum 50 per hour with side jobs. I think you'll find that there is more than enough demand for skilled labor to justify turning down lower paying jobs and focusing only on the higher paying ones. Just my 2 cents.

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Re: Salt Lake City, Utah
« Reply #30 on: March 07, 2016, 10:46:23 AM »
Really enjoyed getting together. April 16th doesn't work for me,  as I am flying out of the country that day for a month.  Any evening that week up to Saturday will work. If Saturday is the best for everyone else,  I will catch up again when I return.

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« Reply #31 on: March 07, 2016, 11:39:11 AM »
I could do the 26th of March, possibly April 2nd but would have to be earlier in the morning maybe around 8 or 9. Friday evenings, Saturday mornings, and Sunday mornings work the best for me. I don't want to exclude anyone who can't do Sundays though.

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Re: Salt Lake City, Utah
« Reply #32 on: March 07, 2016, 06:17:54 PM »
Here is the time & date poll for the 2nd meet up.

http://doodle.com/poll/c6n5g5ddhxvm7ncv

Prefer a different time or date? Let me know and I'll change the poll.

Edit: The date and time has been chosen: April 9th at 5pm.
« Last Edit: April 04, 2016, 11:10:22 AM by Lnspilot »

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« Reply #33 on: March 19, 2016, 10:25:45 AM »
Pretty free during the proposed times.  Looking forward to it.

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« Reply #34 on: March 23, 2016, 11:52:43 AM »
Did we want to propose a location? Spring is finally here, wouldn't mind an outdoor meetup, maybe we could BBQ or something.

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« Reply #35 on: March 23, 2016, 12:02:50 PM »
I am totally flexible to go wherever.  We just took our first trip up Millcreek Canyon last weekend and it seemed to be pretty easy to find a campground and it seems like a nice area.  As a possible outdoor location suggestion.

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« Reply #36 on: March 23, 2016, 12:15:57 PM »
Something near sandy would be better for me, coming from Utah county. It takes me about an hour to get up to downtown depending on the traffic.
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« Reply #37 on: March 24, 2016, 02:05:59 PM »
There are some nice picnic/pavilion areas along the South Jordan Parkway area just west of the 10600 South exit off I-15. Lone Peak Park in Sandy, at 700 E and about 10000 South, is also good, though that sometimes gets a lot of soccer/baseball traffic if those things are going on. I could bring a camp stove and cook some Costco dogs or something simple like that if people want to do a barbecue potluck.

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« Reply #38 on: March 29, 2016, 04:56:52 PM »
These all sound like good places.

Here is a link to a Google Map. Anyone with the link can edit, so pick a spot and mark it. Once there are a few choices we can hash it out.

https://www.google.com/maps/d/edit?mid=zOVx6McmP_j4.kU-U-m2tMBq8&usp=sharing

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« Reply #39 on: March 31, 2016, 12:58:44 PM »
These all sound like good places.

Here is a link to a Google Map. Anyone with the link can edit, so pick a spot and mark it. Once there are a few choices we can hash it out.

https://www.google.com/maps/d/edit?mid=zOVx6McmP_j4.kU-U-m2tMBq8&usp=sharing

It's not giving me the option of adding dots.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
« Reply #40 on: March 31, 2016, 01:04:19 PM »
Hmm. I'll have a look to see what I screwed up :)

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Re: Salt Lake City, Utah
« Reply #41 on: April 03, 2016, 09:49:27 PM »
Hi there! I'm also in SLC, downtown area. Would be interesting to meet up.

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« Reply #42 on: April 03, 2016, 10:02:36 PM »
Cool, so we are on for this Saturday at 5pm correct?  I am fine with either of the suggestions on the google map.  Are we still adding to that?  Also, are we meeting up to grill or something similar?

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« Reply #43 on: April 04, 2016, 06:44:13 AM »
Hi Capitalist, and welcome.

B, I made that Google map with the intention of it being editable for anybody who has the link above. It was giving Foundapenny trouble for some reason. Let me know if it's not working for you as well.

Location suggestions are welcome because downtown isn't convenient for some folks traveling from neighboring counties.

The most popular date was chosen, Saturday, 9 April at 5pm


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« Reply #44 on: April 04, 2016, 08:06:08 AM »
Yeah, the map never would let me add the previously mentioned locations. LNS, if you want to add them yourself you're welcome to. The easiest way to find the South Jordan one is to search for Dancing Moose Montessori School in South Jordan and the park/pavilions are just behind that location, to the east. The other one is near the Sandy Skate Park on 700 E. and about 10100 South.

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« Reply #45 on: April 04, 2016, 09:17:51 AM »
I could not edit either, but I am pretty flexible.

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« Reply #46 on: April 04, 2016, 09:45:19 AM »
Are we thinking BBQ, potluck, bring your own food, or just hang out? I learned a really great ribs recipe recently. Also, it may rain, should we use the Barnes and Noble as a backup?

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« Reply #47 on: April 04, 2016, 09:51:07 AM »
Hi there! I live in Murray. It would be fun to meet fellow mustachians in the city.

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« Reply #48 on: April 04, 2016, 09:53:35 AM »
I am open to a potluck BBQ or whatever is easiest.  We could always cancel the food portion and meet in the Barnes and Noble as suggested if it is going to pour all day.  Although, if we have a pavilion that shouldn't be too much of a problem.

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« Reply #49 on: April 04, 2016, 10:46:20 AM »
I'm good with a potluck. I think the South Jordan location would be good simply because there are a lot of pavilions in that area and I can't imagine they would all be taken at that time. And if it gets crazy stormy that would be just down the street from the B&N we met at last time anyway.