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Re: Salt Lake City, Utah
« Reply #250 on: June 05, 2017, 09:52:02 AM »
Thanks folks : ).

I'll be in Oregon 10-25 June for a couple paragliding events, so it looks like I'll miss this next meet up.

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Re: Salt Lake City, Utah
« Reply #251 on: June 06, 2017, 08:00:21 AM »
Brett Holzhauer, who writes for Bald Thoughts and would like to join us in future meetings, is having a travel hacking meet up in the Salt Lake area on June 17. If anyone is interested, here you go http://baldthoughts.boardingarea.com/2017/06/travel-meetup-june-17-salt-lake-city/.

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Re: Salt Lake City, Utah
« Reply #252 on: June 06, 2017, 09:24:21 AM »
The travel hacking meetup sounds interesting.. I will check it out. Might as well since he is in town.

Thanks for sharing this!

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Re: Salt Lake City, Utah
« Reply #253 on: June 14, 2017, 10:55:38 PM »
Is the 24th the day?

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Re: Salt Lake City, Utah
« Reply #254 on: June 15, 2017, 08:52:35 AM »
I'm not sure. At the moment, there's only three people talking about making it. That's probably a bit thin. Anyone else out there who wants to weigh in on the date of the next meet up? Bueller? Bueller?

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Re: Salt Lake City, Utah
« Reply #255 on: June 15, 2017, 12:01:17 PM »
How about a 1 July?

Remember, we can always create a Doodle poll.

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Re: Salt Lake City, Utah
« Reply #256 on: June 15, 2017, 12:04:09 PM »
1st of July sounds good to me. I think a poll would add a good amount of value to see who can make it.

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Re: Salt Lake City, Utah
« Reply #257 on: June 15, 2017, 12:34:30 PM »
I've got a birthday party until 2 and the Rise Against/Deftones concert at USANA at 6:30. So I could maybe get together in between there :)

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Re: Salt Lake City, Utah
« Reply #258 on: June 16, 2017, 06:59:19 AM »
I am available the rest of June. I am very likely going to be out of town the July 1st weekend through the 4th, but will be around other than that.
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Re: Salt Lake City, Utah
« Reply #259 on: June 16, 2017, 03:11:05 PM »
Here's a doodle poll I made in about two seconds. ( So please let me know if you would like a different time or date added to the poll.)

And select one for yourself!

http://doodle.com/poll/efe2ba3wunr25vtf
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Re: Salt Lake City, Utah
« Reply #260 on: June 22, 2017, 08:21:15 AM »
So we're looking at Sunday, July 2 at 3 p.m.?

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Re: Salt Lake City, Utah
« Reply #261 on: June 22, 2017, 08:32:22 AM »
Looks like the most popular option, and is why I picked it as well.

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Re: Salt Lake City, Utah
« Reply #262 on: June 22, 2017, 11:36:42 AM »
If I can find a babysitter I can make that, surprisingly hard on a Sunday down in Utah County. I marked Saturday for now.

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Re: Salt Lake City, Utah
« Reply #263 on: June 25, 2017, 07:39:18 PM »
omg i'm so excited for our lnspilot! i'm a little late the to the congrats party, but CONGRATS! i'm gonna bring a list of questions so bring your best jeapordy face.

BTW, does anyone listen to the ChooseFI podcast? i just found it and it's pretty good so far, they're mustachians big time.

-Rob

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Re: Salt Lake City, Utah
« Reply #264 on: June 26, 2017, 02:16:47 PM »
I've only listened to one ChooseFI episode. I liked it, just haven't gotten around to the others yet. Any favorite episodes you suggest?

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Re: Salt Lake City, Utah
« Reply #265 on: June 27, 2017, 08:53:21 AM »
It'll be a sweltering 97 degrees on Sunday. Indoors again? I can offer up my place, as usual, or we can meet somewhere else. Thoughts?

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Re: Salt Lake City, Utah
« Reply #266 on: June 28, 2017, 02:01:36 PM »

I'm good with either place, thanks as usual for offering up your place.

In regards to the ChooseFI podcast, my favorites are the interviews with the people that have already FIRE'd , especially the famous bloggers.

- JL Collins on episode 19 was one of my favs
- Slowly Sipping Coffee on episode 27, i had previously never heard of his blog.
- Go Curry Cracker on episode 18 (  had some travel hacking tips )

Generally the interviews with the celebrities most interesting to me, they have a madfientist feel to them.

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Re: Salt Lake City, Utah
« Reply #267 on: June 28, 2017, 05:35:39 PM »
For other meetups I attend, we usually book a conference room at the library downtown (which it's too late to book for this meet up), or at a coffee shop like Salt Lake Coffee Roasters. We could always go back to Barnes and Noble!

My apartment building is new and they finally finished the game room. There's also an outdoor terrace on the 2nd level that faces north. This can be an option, but I can't guarantee privacy (except for my 471 sq/ft unit that can seat up to seven in a very cozy manner, plus standing room :-D)

Your place is always awesome though! I hope you know how much we all appreciate your generosity.


How was that travel hacking meet up? Anyone go?

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Re: Salt Lake City, Utah
« Reply #268 on: June 28, 2017, 11:42:52 PM »
Congratulations, Lnspilot! We're excited for you!

I also like your ideas for meetup locations. A coffee shop or one of the hang out areas at your building could be good.

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Re: Salt Lake City, Utah
« Reply #269 on: June 29, 2017, 09:23:24 AM »
That is a snazzy location. Whereabouts is that?

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Re: Salt Lake City, Utah
« Reply #270 on: June 29, 2017, 11:09:12 AM »
Thanks Vaulter and Rob!

I'm at 444s 900e in 84102: https://goo.gl/maps/vQwp3FAMey72

Just to recap, I can't guarantee the game room will be free (they don't accept reservations for it), or privacy over eavesdropping in the public locations.

If either the foosball or pool table are free though, we could hang out there while people show up and then retreat to my apartment for the group conversation.

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Re: Salt Lake City, Utah
« Reply #271 on: June 30, 2017, 06:18:14 AM »
Hi, I've never attended one of these, so would I be able to crash?



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Re: Salt Lake City, Utah
« Reply #272 on: June 30, 2017, 07:46:15 AM »
Yes, of course. New faces are always welcome!

Please participate in the Doodle poll here: http://doodle.com/poll/efe2ba3wunr25vtf

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Re: Salt Lake City, Utah
« Reply #273 on: June 30, 2017, 08:10:13 AM »
So Sunday at 3 at LNS' hip location right by the 900 S Trax stop? Is that where we're at?

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Re: Salt Lake City, Utah
« Reply #274 on: June 30, 2017, 12:28:28 PM »
Sounds good to me.

Sunday, 3pm.

Location: 9th East Lofts unit 608, at 444 South 900 East.

Parking: Street parking along 9th east. You'll be tempted to park in the Office Max parking lot, but don't do it! You'll be booted with the quickness.

The game room entrance is on the north side of the building.

If you're lost or late, give me a call at 385-275-6425

I'll be downstairs around 2:30 if anyone wants to play pool or foosball while we wait for folks to show up.

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Re: Salt Lake City, Utah
« Reply #275 on: July 03, 2017, 10:04:19 AM »
Thanks for hosting yesterday! Good times all around. Can't wait to get together again and see how things progress for everyone.

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Re: Salt Lake City, Utah
« Reply #276 on: July 03, 2017, 07:46:19 PM »
You betcha! I love the financial voyeurism we get from these meet ups. RobUpNorth really took the cake with his big reveal.

catmustache let us in on her current strategy for getting really great returns with low upfront costs.

I explained how I'm not retiring to anything specifically (contrary to popular RE advise), but am now focusing on key areas in my life that I want to improve (blog post is coming).

How timely that we met up around the 4th of July, when many people are literally shooting their money in the air to have it explode. Maybe someone want's to rant about that, ahem, Foundapenny?? :-D

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Re: Salt Lake City, Utah
« Reply #277 on: July 04, 2017, 07:18:49 AM »
Yeah, thanks for hosting! It was great to meet everyone!



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Re: Salt Lake City, Utah
« Reply #278 on: July 05, 2017, 09:47:33 AM »
Hey everyone, I just found another Utah-based thread where they're discussing some meet ups around Moab in October 2017 and October 2018. If anyone is interested in exploring that idea, the thread is https://forum.mrmoneymustache.com/meetups-and-social-events/moab-utah-usa-in-october-2018/100/.

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Re: Salt Lake City, Utah
« Reply #279 on: July 05, 2017, 08:11:47 PM »
Ah I'm sad that I missed this!! I don't post often but I lurk a lot. I've been thinking for months that it'd be neat to form a Utah Mustachians group on MeetUp (my cousins run one in CA and I keep thinking we need one here). Would anyone be interested in heading that up with me?

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Re: Salt Lake City, Utah
« Reply #280 on: July 06, 2017, 10:00:13 AM »
Hey shzm93, sorry you missed it as well. Come to the next one for sure!

I think we can definitely improve on the coordination of meet ups. There have been a few issues so far:

1. Forum bugs. Some people report issues with getting notified when people reply in this thread, and therefore miss key information and meet ups. This leads to the host having to private message every person who has posted in the last couple pages.

2. RSVP. It would be nice to let the host know how many to expect. There were seven people listed as able to come to the last one, but then there were four. No problem there, but an RSVP would have been helpful.

The Meetup.com option is great, but the Organizer Subscription is my only concern. With so few participants, there's got to be another free way to smooth out these issues.

Foundapenny started a Google Group sometime last year, but it just didn't stick for some reason. We spoke about it briefly at the last meetup. Maybe he wants to revisit the idea?


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Re: Salt Lake City, Utah
« Reply #281 on: July 07, 2017, 09:39:58 PM »
I'm sorry we didn't make it to this last one. We got back later from a trip than we expected and just missed our window. My apologies, Lnspilot.

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Re: Salt Lake City, Utah
« Reply #282 on: July 08, 2017, 01:13:49 PM »
No worries, I hope you make the next one!
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