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Re: Salt Lake City, Utah
« Reply #200 on: February 14, 2017, 12:46:00 PM »
Thanks for the great turnout and lively conversation everyone! We talked in vague terms about setting the next meet up for mid to late April. I just wanted to get that out there for anyone who didn't make it and wants to know when the next one is. We can sort out the date/time/location later. I hope everyone had a good time. It was really cool to see all the new faces!

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Re: Salt Lake City, Utah
« Reply #201 on: February 14, 2017, 05:20:01 PM »
Thank you and the Mrs. for being great hosts! The pot luck continues to be a success, and olob continues to be bearish :-P .

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« Reply #202 on: February 16, 2017, 04:37:49 PM »
I really appreciated getting a PM about the last meetup. We were sorry to miss it and hope to make it next time.

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« Reply #203 on: February 16, 2017, 05:16:45 PM »
New to the group/forum.  We live in Alpine.  Keep me in the loop, thanks!

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Re: Salt Lake City, Utah
« Reply #204 on: February 18, 2017, 01:22:31 PM »
For those interested, the Minimalist.org: Salt Lake City Meetup Group is doing a few meet ups regarding finance. The next one is Monday, February 27 at 7 PM at Salt Lake Roasting Co, 320 E 400 S, downtown Salt Lake.

The topic is Frugal Living Tips. Check out the Facebook page "Minimalist.org: Salt Lake City Meetup Group" to check it out.

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« Reply #205 on: February 26, 2017, 08:47:24 PM »
Thanks for the great turnout and lively conversation everyone! We talked in vague terms about setting the next meet up for mid to late April. I just wanted to get that out there for anyone who didn't make it and wants to know when the next one is. We can sort out the date/time/location later. I hope everyone had a good time. It was really cool to see all the new faces!

Thanks for hosting!  We enjoyed meeting everyone and look forward to the next get together.  Mid-late April should work for us right now.

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« Reply #206 on: April 06, 2017, 09:17:32 AM »
Still bearish :) When are we meeting up?!

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Re: Salt Lake City, Utah
« Reply #207 on: April 06, 2017, 09:24:49 AM »
Of course you are!! :)  I'll be out of town 14-21 April...

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« Reply #208 on: April 12, 2017, 09:04:41 AM »
I think I'm good most weekends from April 29 through May.

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« Reply #209 on: April 21, 2017, 10:38:47 AM »
Bumping this thread to see if anyone gets the notification.

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« Reply #210 on: April 21, 2017, 10:52:00 AM »
Should we shoot for 4/29? I think it'd be fun to grill.

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« Reply #211 on: April 21, 2017, 11:09:54 AM »
The weather at the moment suggests next weekend is still going to be rainy and coldish, but the weekend after that might be more in the mid-60s. Granted that's putting a lot of faith in meteorologists. Would the 6th or 7th be better? (The following weekend is Mother's Day on Sunday, so I think that's safely not an option.)

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« Reply #212 on: April 21, 2017, 12:10:56 PM »
Either works for me, good weather is a big plus. Anyone else have comments?

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« Reply #213 on: April 21, 2017, 02:45:33 PM »
I just PM bombed every user on the last two pages of comments to let them know we're over here hatching plans.

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« Reply #214 on: April 21, 2017, 03:56:38 PM »
My schedule is currently open for 4/29 and all Saturdays in May so far. Looking forward to it!
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« Reply #215 on: April 21, 2017, 05:28:27 PM »
Thanks Foundapenny for the message, 4/29 is a good day for me.

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« Reply #216 on: April 21, 2017, 10:06:59 PM »
Sounds good to me as well.

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« Reply #217 on: April 22, 2017, 01:24:26 PM »
Unfortunately I cannot make it to the meetups until June but I would love to join everyone then. Thanks for the PM!

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« Reply #218 on: April 22, 2017, 01:34:33 PM »
I'm hoping to make it to one once summer gets here.  My busy season at work ends in June.

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« Reply #219 on: April 22, 2017, 06:09:14 PM »
Hi all, new to the forum but not so new to MMM here in Sugarhouse. I registered for the forum a day to late to get the PM, Foundapenny would you mind shooting me the details if you get this before the meetup next saturday?

Thanks,

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« Reply #220 on: April 24, 2017, 08:19:18 AM »
Looks like Saturday it is. The forecast doesn't look great at the moment, low 50s, cloudy, with rain "later in the day." Do we want to try another outdoor one this time around, or go indoors again and hope next time we finally have some decent weather?

Also, here's a post from Collins that is speaking directly to me right now and was/is something I wanted to talk about when we get together http://jlcollinsnh.com/2017/04/14/sell-sell-sell-sell/.
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« Reply #221 on: April 24, 2017, 01:09:23 PM »
I'm fine with indoors. That forecast doesn't sound nice to be hanging out outside without being active, especially if it's also windy.

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« Reply #222 on: April 24, 2017, 07:27:12 PM »
I work pm now so I can only do Mon tue and Thur for the foreseeable future unless it's midmorning before I work at 2

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« Reply #223 on: April 25, 2017, 09:11:46 AM »
I can offer up my place again, or we can find other midpoints along the way.

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« Reply #224 on: April 26, 2017, 10:33:08 AM »
Unfortunately I can't this Saturday, but I will catch you all next time!

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« Reply #225 on: April 26, 2017, 01:54:05 PM »
Casa de Foundapenny works for me, but I'd totally understand if you're tired of hosting. Wouldn't mind a coffee shop either.

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« Reply #226 on: April 26, 2017, 02:03:05 PM »
I've got no issues hosting. Just don't want to dominate the venue list if people are sick of trekking out west. Is 2 p.m. a good time?

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« Reply #227 on: April 26, 2017, 04:11:19 PM »
2pm works for me.

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« Reply #228 on: April 26, 2017, 05:30:39 PM »
Works!

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« Reply #229 on: April 27, 2017, 08:37:50 AM »
OK. So it's 2 p.m. this Saturday (4/29) at 11492 Open View Ln., South Jordan, UT. We've been going about 3-4 hours, so if you can't make it until a little later, no problem.

You don't need to bring anything. If you want to, let's keep it light and snacky instead of a full-blown meal this time. Bring your own beer, wine, fizzy drinks, etc.

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« Reply #230 on: April 27, 2017, 02:54:34 PM »
2PM works great for me also, looking forward to it once again!
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« Reply #231 on: April 27, 2017, 10:00:00 PM »
I'll be there, looking forward to it!

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« Reply #232 on: April 28, 2017, 10:24:28 AM »
Might not make it tomorrow but interested in future meetups.

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« Reply #233 on: April 28, 2017, 03:16:04 PM »
Thank you, Foundapenny, for the PM/heads up. My partner and I will probably be there tomorrow--he's worried he might be coming down with a virus, and if he is we'll keep it away from you. Looking forward to meeting everyone!

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« Reply #234 on: May 01, 2017, 04:03:36 PM »
Hey all,

Sorry I didn't see this sooner and that we missed out the meet up.  We have been out of town a lot these past couple of months.  If we have another in June though - we're there!

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« Reply #235 on: May 03, 2017, 09:39:12 PM »
This one is mostly for olob, but I thought I'd share here with our crew.

It's just a link to a podcast, but one titled "The Shocking Truth About Life After Financial Independence" . Intrigued? I was.

https://financialmentor.com/podcast/financial-independence/20113

olob, dude, this will resonate. Let me know what you think! And foundapenny, you may very well give me more shit the next time we meet up! : ) Maybe I'll have finally ended the madness, maybe not. We'll see.

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« Reply #236 on: May 04, 2017, 09:37:18 AM »
Good podcast. I often read about how the most successful retirees early or otherwise are the ones who retire toward something rather than from something. Honestly, if I had that option today, I don't have a clue what I would retire toward. So it's probably a good thing I'm not there yet.

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« Reply #237 on: May 04, 2017, 10:08:24 AM »
I've read that, too.

But then I think, to what? For me it's just having the opportunity to do other things with the day other than be in the office. What that is depends on the day, or season.

For example, I'm not going into work today or tomorrow. The forecast for paragliding today happens to be quite good, so that's what I'm going to do. That is, after a leisurely couple cups of coffee and a trip to the library to pick up the book mentioned in that podcast.

Other days may not be as exciting or entertaining. I may not have something specific to do. I may just hang out and play video games, walk down to the store for that one item I need, or hang out and read.

What's important to me is the choice. The conscious decision to do whatever it is that I'm doing. Maybe I'll figure it out something more specific down the road, maybe not.

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« Reply #238 on: May 04, 2017, 10:44:06 AM »
Thanks Lns! I'll listen to it while I work today.

It's been on my mind a lot lately. My last contract ends on 5/19 (usually I've been juggling at least 3 contracts at a time for the last 8 years), and so far they haven't mentioned new projects yet, so I've been taking the time to think about the idea of not working for a while.

The more I think about it, the greedier I get haha, 12 mos of no work sounds pretty nice. I think I've decided to kick the can on the wife's tuition and get a loan versus paying it in cash now, it'll cost me $1900 in interest, but it leaves my cash reserves nice and high, which makes me feel more comfortable. I'm hoping I'll have a burn rate of less than 1,000 per month (after rental income and wife's contribution), in theory it'll be less, but I'm sure everyone knows how that goes...

As for what to do? I like the day at a time approach. I have a big list of things I've wanted to do for a long time, but I have a feeling I will really enjoy doing very little while I recharge and rediscover who I am outside of work, alternating project days with lazy days.

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« Reply #239 on: May 09, 2017, 01:18:42 PM »
I'll stick this here in case you all don't visit RockstarFinance every day like I do. They just added what is essentially a personal finance blog search engine/RSS feed http://directory.rockstarfinance.com/feeds. In case you're bored and looking for something to read.

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« Reply #240 on: May 12, 2017, 04:10:24 PM »
I hear you on the larger cash buffer. It's not necessarily the best way to tie up money, but hey, sleep is good.

Oh, and Foundapenny, there is a Utah blogger on that search but I hadn't read up too much on it.

In other news, Human Resources is unwilling to provide me a leave of absence for 10.5 months as requested.

So it looks like I'm stuck working forever.

Or not.

I'm handing in my letter of resignation on Monday. Two weeks, possibly less, until I'm funemployed. Upper management says that I'd be leaving "on very good terms" and would be able to jump back on if I wanted to. But... I doubt it.

Soon I'll be applying for marketplace health care, rolling over my 401(k), and enjoying not waking up at 4:45am M-F and having 3.5 hours per day in a vehicle.


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« Reply #241 on: May 12, 2017, 04:19:26 PM »
Dude we have to throw a party! You're actually going to do it!

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« Reply #242 on: May 12, 2017, 04:24:21 PM »
Dude I don't know what to think right now. I'm a little bit overwhelmed by all of it. I'm excited, but still have that tinge of disbelief.

Big breaths.

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« Reply #243 on: June 02, 2017, 05:03:02 PM »
I hear you on the larger cash buffer. It's not necessarily the best way to tie up money, but hey, sleep is good.

Oh, and Foundapenny, there is a Utah blogger on that search but I hadn't read up too much on it.

In other news, Human Resources is unwilling to provide me a leave of absence for 10.5 months as requested.

So it looks like I'm stuck working forever.

Or not.

I'm handing in my letter of resignation on Monday. Two weeks, possibly less, until I'm funemployed. Upper management says that I'd be leaving "on very good terms" and would be able to jump back on if I wanted to. But... I doubt it.

Soon I'll be applying for marketplace health care, rolling over my 401(k), and enjoying not waking up at 4:45am M-F and having 3.5 hours per day in a vehicle.

I did not see this until today. Big Congrats!! It's like you are the first person to "graduate" within the group :). Hope life is treating you well so far.

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« Reply #244 on: June 02, 2017, 09:29:43 PM »
When are we getting together again?

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« Reply #245 on: June 03, 2017, 02:41:12 PM »
I'm open all of June. I'll bring some champagne to celebrate Lns.

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« Reply #246 on: June 03, 2017, 07:08:18 PM »
I am good whenever this month except upcoming weekend as well if anyone wants to pick a date. Agreed we need to celebrate!

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« Reply #247 on: June 04, 2017, 09:12:27 AM »
The 10th and 24th in the afternoon (start between noon and 3 on the 24th) are good for me.

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« Reply #248 on: June 04, 2017, 10:03:31 AM »
24th works for me!

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« Reply #249 on: June 04, 2017, 02:12:13 PM »
Upon further review, the afternoon of the 17th and all of the 18th (Father's Day, if that matters to anyone) are also doable for me.