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Re: Seattle area meet up idea
« Reply #400 on: March 08, 2016, 04:11:14 PM »
CD folks, how about a meetup one night for a beer at the Chuck's Hop Shop? Not exactly Mustachian, but beer.

Maybe next Monday or Tuesday (March 14 or 15)?

Mmmm... beer. I assume you mean the one across from Central Cinema as opposed to the Chucks up on 85th. I'm in for a pint after work provided I don't get sucked out of town for work.

I wouldn't mind hearing people's thoughts and experiences with the Seattle real estate market.

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Re: Seattle area meet up idea
« Reply #401 on: March 08, 2016, 04:34:36 PM »
Mmmm... beer. I assume you mean the one across from Central Cinema as opposed to the Chucks up on 85th. I'm in for a pint after work provided I don't get sucked out of town for work.

I wouldn't mind hearing people's thoughts and experiences with the Seattle real estate market.

Yes, I meant Chuck's CD at Union & 20th, and great!

Seattle real estate! We'll be there all night. :) I bought in 2012 and happy to share my experience ... I thought it was bananas then, but I think it's five times more bananas now.


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Re: Seattle area meet up idea
« Reply #402 on: March 08, 2016, 11:55:02 PM »
Hm, that's walking distance. If I'm not unexpectedly kept at work, I might be there.

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Re: Seattle area meet up idea
« Reply #403 on: March 09, 2016, 01:41:35 PM »
Chuck's sounds good to me (as does beer), I may join if you have room for one more mustache.

I would also be very interested to hear about the 5x bananas Seattle market.  I've been tossing around a few ideas to get around the equally bananas rent prices, and could use some Mustachian advice.

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Re: Seattle area meet up idea
« Reply #404 on: March 09, 2016, 04:33:13 PM »
Bummer! A happy hour meetup would be awesome, but I have conflicts on both of those days next week.

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« Reply #405 on: March 09, 2016, 04:35:52 PM »
I may try to make it, if I can get over my angst about parking.  Or maybe I'll take the bus.  Then I can actually enjoy the beer.
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Re: Seattle area meet up idea
« Reply #406 on: March 09, 2016, 06:58:35 PM »
Lhamo, I'm intending to go. Want to carpool? You could park here, where parking is easy, then I could drive down.

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Re: Seattle area meet up idea
« Reply #407 on: March 09, 2016, 08:13:47 PM »
Great! Glad there is some interest!

Here's a plan:  Monday, March 14, 7:00pm, Chuck's Hop Shop at 20th & Union, http://www.chuckscd.com/

I'll try to bring something with a mustache on it to identify us. Probably a piece of paper with a drawing of a mustache. :{

Parking is not too bad in the CD -- at worst you might be a block or two away, but it shouldn't be too bad. The #2 bus also runs up Union from downtown, and the 48 along 23rd.


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Re: Seattle area meet up idea
« Reply #408 on: March 10, 2016, 10:08:33 AM »
I'll try to make it too, I'm a big fan of Chuck's.

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Re: Seattle area meet up idea
« Reply #409 on: March 10, 2016, 11:08:59 AM »
Here's a plan:  Monday, March 14, 7:00pm, Chuck's Hop Shop at 20th & Union, http://www.chuckscd.com/

+1 for the CD meetup, thanks for organizing!

I'll try to be there, but there's a chance I'll get stuck at work.

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« Reply #410 on: March 10, 2016, 06:49:11 PM »
@ cheddarpie, I don't think we'll be able to make this one, but I like the idea of more frequent and smaller opportunities to hang out with fellow Mustachians. 

@ Tacoma Mustachians, hi!  I'm from Tacoma as well and have other friends who would likely be interested.  Maybe someone should split off and start a Tacoma meetup thread. 

@ Anyone interested in the potluck on the 19th, we're looking forward to having everyone over!  It sounds like there will be 20 or so people.  Let's plan for noon to 3pm or so.  Roughly, we're close to 56th and Latona.  Just PM me if you haven't already for the address.  Here are the MMM forum names I compiled; just let me know if I've missed anyone who would like to come.  The more the merrier, up to about 30 people since we don't have a huge house. 

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Re: Seattle area meet up idea
« Reply #411 on: March 10, 2016, 10:11:24 PM »
Thanks for hosting! I'll be out of town on the 19th -- sorry to miss this one but also excited for smaller and more frequent get-togethers!  :)


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Re: Seattle area meet up idea
« Reply #412 on: March 14, 2016, 10:53:40 AM »
Looking forward to seeing some of you tonight at Chuck's!

I've got yeses/maybes from:
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« Reply #413 on: March 14, 2016, 12:02:38 PM »
I'm unfortunately not going to be able to make it after all -- the power outage yesterday seriously messed with DS's schedule for finals work, so I need to be here for him.  Hope you all have fun and see some of you at the potluck on Saturday!

PS: Sailor Sam, belated thanks for the offer of a ride.  I wasn't sure how DS would be doing so didn't want to commit and then flake on you.
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Re: Seattle area meet up idea
« Reply #414 on: March 14, 2016, 06:32:30 PM »
I'm planning on going tonight and should be there by around 7:15. See you soon!

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Re: Seattle area meet up idea
« Reply #415 on: March 15, 2016, 02:38:20 PM »
Hey all, it was really excellent meeting the gang last night.  I always suspected that Mustachians were the greatest people alive, but now I have proof!  I'm looking forward to seeing more of you in the future.

As a follow up to a discussion last night, the question was raised - "How do I know when I have enough to retire?"  While I can't answer this for you since everyone has different spending, safety goals, lifestyles etc, I can show you my personal method.  Enter Microsoft Excel...

https://onedrive.live.com/redir?resid=4184DDAE35E6CA49!9250&authkey=!AEZhUOEjcTQneFQ&ithint=file%2cxlsx

This is a link to the spreadsheet that I created to keep an eye on my finances.  Feel free to play around with it, you can adjust your own income, spending, safety margins, tax rates, etc (I tried to make it pretty comprehensive), and it's a fun way to play around with the variables and determine exactly how well you're actually doing.

Please download a copy before messing with the spreadsheet, so that the original remains intact.

So as to the question "When do I have enough?"  The answer is "when the little cells turn green."

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Re: Seattle area meet up idea
« Reply #416 on: March 15, 2016, 04:53:14 PM »
It was great to meet you all last night! Would love to make the Chuck's meeting a regular thing.

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Re: Seattle area meet up idea
« Reply #417 on: March 15, 2016, 09:53:17 PM »
It was fun! Thanks cheddarpie for organizing.

ETA: Fernweh8, that's a cool spreadsheet. I will definitely take a look at it.

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Re: Seattle area meet up idea
« Reply #418 on: March 18, 2016, 06:22:15 PM »
For anyone who's coming over to the potluck tomorrow, we're still looking forward to it.  We've had a few folks who can't make it so we'll probably be closer to 15 people so you know for food planning purposes.  If anyone else wants to join us, just PM me.  See you all tomorrow around noon.

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Re: Seattle area meet up idea
« Reply #419 on: March 18, 2016, 10:38:54 PM »
Looking forward to it! See y'all tomorrow.

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« Reply #420 on: March 19, 2016, 12:07:16 AM »
Also Tacoma!  Would love to do something down south:)

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Re: Seattle area meet up idea
« Reply #421 on: March 20, 2016, 12:30:08 AM »
@brandonbrews, thanks for hosting today, we had a great time! It was such a pleasure to meet everyone, and we were really bummed that we couldn't stay longer. Looking forward to the next one!



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Re: Seattle area meet up idea
« Reply #422 on: March 20, 2016, 09:23:08 AM »
@brandonbrews, thanks for hosting today, we had a great time! It was such a pleasure to meet everyone, and we were really bummed that we couldn't stay longer. Looking forward to the next one!



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+1 -- you guys, the company, the dog, the food, the cider, and all the great conversation were all awesome! 

Good luck to everybody with upcoming property adventures.  Hope to be embarking on one of my own soon....
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Re: Seattle area meet up idea
« Reply #423 on: March 20, 2016, 10:34:48 AM »
@brandonbrews, thanks for hosting today, we had a great time! It was such a pleasure to meet everyone, and we were really bummed that we couldn't stay longer. Looking forward to the next one!

+1 -- you guys, the company, the dog, the food, the cider, and all the great conversation were all awesome! 

Good luck to everybody with upcoming property adventures.  Hope to be embarking on one of my own soon....

+1 It was so nice to meet (and in some cases re-meet) you all. Thanks Mr & Mrs BB for sharing your beautiful home with us!

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Re: Seattle area meet up idea
« Reply #424 on: March 21, 2016, 09:50:39 AM »
I started a thread for those of us in Tacoma and points south:

http://forum.mrmoneymustache.com/meetups-and-social-events/tacoma-south-sound-meetup/
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Re: Seattle area meet up idea
« Reply #425 on: March 22, 2016, 12:44:50 PM »
It was really great spending time with everyone.  You all expanded our worlds in some new and definitely unexpected ways.  We're looking forward to meeting all the imaginary kids, camping at the family dairy farm, and eating a whole lot of rabbits. 

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Re: Seattle area meet up idea
« Reply #426 on: March 23, 2016, 02:32:59 AM »
Damn. Just missed the 20th as I arrived Stateside the same day.

Anyone interested in an informal park meet up, either this weekend or next?

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« Reply #427 on: March 23, 2016, 01:54:25 PM »
I'm so sad I missed the potluck. I have a six week old newborn at home and haven't been checking the forum consistently. BrandonBrews, I live just several blocks north of you!

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« Reply #428 on: March 23, 2016, 10:58:07 PM »
Seconding (or fifth-ing) the +1 to the potluck. It was such a joy to meet some mustachians, I am looking forward to many more! And yes, I'll reach out to my folks about a farm visit :)

@janice As we get into summer I'd love to do some park picnics, I can't this weekend, but maybe next weekend (weather pending). Did you have a particular location in mind?

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« Reply #429 on: March 24, 2016, 12:27:22 PM »
@janice, this weekend isn't good for us but an outdoor meet up sounds good. 

@IllusionNW, hey neighbor!  We're always happy to meet more people in the neighborhood.  Good luck with the baby, and if nothing works out soon, maybe we can have you guys over sometime.

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Re: Seattle area meet up idea
« Reply #430 on: March 24, 2016, 03:28:56 PM »
asch: Arboretum? The cherry blossoms should make for a sweet context to discuss all things MMM (and perhaps toss a disc).

brandonbrews: Excellent. Would love to squeeze something in while Stateside.

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Re: Seattle area meet up idea
« Reply #431 on: March 25, 2016, 05:50:26 PM »
I'm also interested in picnics, what do you guys think about Discovery Park or the UW Botanic Gardens? (that's where the Arboretum is, right?)

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« Reply #432 on: March 28, 2016, 01:24:26 PM »
I'd be into a meet-up at the Arboretum, especially now that it's pretty easy to access via light rail/biking from Husky Stadium.

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Re: Seattle area meet up idea
« Reply #433 on: March 29, 2016, 03:53:01 PM »
Anyone in for a potluck picnic this weekend?

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Re: Seattle area meet up idea
« Reply #434 on: March 29, 2016, 11:44:22 PM »
I'm interested. I'm planning to go to the 520 bridge opening on Saturday, but I should be able to meet up at around 4 or 5. I'm free on Sunday.

Unfortunately I'm a little too busy to cook something for a potluck, so I'll just bring my own sandwich, drink, and chips or something and be self-sufficient.

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« Reply #435 on: March 30, 2016, 11:16:22 PM »
I'm in for a potluck! Or for people to bring their own food and socialize.  Are you all familiar with Doodle? I made a day/time poll for finding a common free time for us: http://doodle.com/poll/yf7xgkxr3ugnccvc.  Check it out; maybe it's overkill, I've just found it useful in the past.

The Arboretum is a big place that I haven't explored much, anybody have a favorite easy to find location for meeting at?

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Re: Seattle area meet up idea
« Reply #436 on: March 31, 2016, 01:02:55 AM »
Thanks for the poll! I've added my times, name's Adam btw

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« Reply #437 on: March 31, 2016, 02:49:43 AM »
@asch: Definitely not overkill! I've added my times as well! And as for a meet up spot, how about the Lookout Gazebo? Here's a map: http://depts.washington.edu/uwbg/docs/ArboretumMap.jpg

@hamsterman: (Laughing!) I think BYOS is just fine. Definitely less hassle.

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Re: Seattle area meet up idea
« Reply #438 on: April 01, 2016, 02:51:10 PM »
Shucks, I'm out of town this weekend, but I hope to make the next one!

Doodle polls are great for planning!

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« Reply #439 on: April 01, 2016, 05:55:16 PM »
This is great! I'm really looking forward to meeting you guys.

Too bad I missed the meeting at Chuck's. I live just a block away.

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Re: Seattle area meet up idea
« Reply #440 on: April 01, 2016, 09:03:49 PM »
Awesome! It looks like Saturday 2pm - 5pm is the winner, I'll probably be there early to make sure I can find the place though. I'll post to the FB group as well.

As @janice suggested let's plan to meet at the Lookout Gazebo (http://depts.washington.edu/uwbg/docs/ArboretumMap.jpg).

Looking forward to seeing everybody! Also, probably a good idea to bring a snack and a water bottle. I'm planning to bring some home made hummus to share.
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Re: Seattle area meet up idea
« Reply #441 on: April 01, 2016, 09:10:40 PM »
Commenting to following...  I'm a maybe for tomorrow but hope to join in the near future.

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Re: Seattle area meet up idea
« Reply #442 on: April 02, 2016, 10:26:58 AM »
Remember that the 520 celebration is happening today also, and may impact traffic and parking in the surrounding areas including the arboretum. http://www.520golong.com/

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« Reply #443 on: April 02, 2016, 03:07:51 PM »
Now I just have to find the gazebo. This place is a maze :) eventually I will be there on a bright orange bicycle

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Re: Seattle area meet up idea
« Reply #444 on: April 03, 2016, 09:19:07 PM »
Anyone up for a Chucks Hop Shop meetup again this week on Wednesday or Thursday?

Proposed topic for discussion: Into the great beyond- investing after meeting tax sheltered IRA limits.

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« Reply #445 on: April 04, 2016, 07:35:33 AM »
Ooh -- I can probably come to this one!  I got my free one week Orca card that I have to use -- it expires on Friday.  Is Chuck's anywhere near the Capitol Hill light rail station?  I can google it, of course, but too lazy at the moment....
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Re: Seattle area meet up idea
« Reply #446 on: April 04, 2016, 12:42:39 PM »
I can probably make this one, but weekdays are kind of iffy for me due to work.

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« Reply #447 on: April 04, 2016, 01:32:01 PM »
I unfortunately can't make Wednesday or Thursday but hope to join next time. Was fun meeting some of you at the last Chuck's gathering!

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« Reply #448 on: April 04, 2016, 01:40:10 PM »
I can make that!

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« Reply #449 on: April 05, 2016, 10:35:08 AM »
Anyone up for a Chucks Hop Shop meetup again this week on Wednesday or Thursday?

Proposed topic for discussion: Into the great beyond- investing after meeting tax sheltered IRA limits.

Anyone have a strong preference for day of week? I suggest Wednesday at 6pm at Chucks in the CD unless Thursday works better for someone else.