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Re: Seattle area meet up
« Reply #850 on: December 13, 2017, 10:57:20 AM »
Barring something from @FIFoFum, how about Friday the 29th at 3pm? @FiveSigmas Is that afternoon/evening enough?

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Re: Seattle area meet up
« Reply #851 on: December 13, 2017, 11:14:48 AM »
I can do either Dec 29 or Dec 30.
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Re: Seattle area meet up
« Reply #852 on: December 13, 2017, 11:18:11 AM »
Friday, Dec. 29 @ 3 P.M. at TPB works for me.

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Re: Seattle area meet up
« Reply #853 on: December 13, 2017, 05:28:50 PM »
Friday, Dec. 29 @ 3 P.M. at TPB works for me.

Us too!

Make it so!
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Re: Seattle area meet up
« Reply #854 on: December 14, 2017, 11:47:46 AM »
Is doing it on a saturday or a little later on friday not a possibility for those of us that work?

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« Reply #855 on: December 15, 2017, 01:51:39 AM »
Is doing it on a saturday or a little later on friday not a possibility for those of us that work?

That Saturday didn't work for GS, but later Fri could certainly work. Can you propose a time that works for you?
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« Reply #856 on: December 17, 2017, 11:22:14 PM »
The office will be dead that day so I should be able to make it anytime on Friday.

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« Reply #857 on: December 18, 2017, 07:54:08 PM »
Is doing it on a saturday or a little later on friday not a possibility for those of us that work?

That Saturday didn't work for GS, but later Fri could certainly work. Can you propose a time that works for you?

Even moving to 4pm will make it more doable.  I can sneak out early.   

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« Reply #858 on: December 18, 2017, 10:44:00 PM »
4 works for me.

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« Reply #859 on: December 19, 2017, 11:05:47 AM »
ditto

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« Reply #860 on: December 19, 2017, 04:32:27 PM »
That would be really awesome.  I can sneak out anytime after 3 so 4 is much better.  I've skipped the last few since I've been traveling alot.

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Re: Seattle area meet up
« Reply #861 on: December 19, 2017, 05:50:31 PM »
Cool!



EDIT: Changed time from 4 to 3 below. We will be there at 3pm (and still there at 4). See next post. /END EDIT.



Date: Friday, Dec. 29
Time: Starting at 3 P.M. (likely for 3-4 hours).
Location: Third Place Books, 17171 Bothell Way NE, Seattle, WA 98155


See you all then!
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Re: Seattle area meet up
« Reply #862 on: December 19, 2017, 06:15:00 PM »
So I originally posted yay, great for 4pm in the above post.

But I just realized we'll run into time issues with dinner (e.g. we'll want to head out by 6 so we can get somewhere, or back home, and eat by 7)... if we start at 4, we'll only have 2 hours. The last meetup I was at in September, we easily spoke for 4+ hours.

So I decided, why not just set it to 3pm-6pm+? Anyone who can make it at 3, great. If you can make it at 4, or 5, or whatever, cool.

We'll be there at 3. And still there at 4, and at least through six.

Hope to see everyone who can make it any time in there!  :D



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« Reply #863 on: December 27, 2017, 07:15:31 PM »
I plan on attending, can get there around 4.

Looking forward to meeting fellow Mustachians!

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« Reply #864 on: December 27, 2017, 09:24:20 PM »
I'm planning to be there at 3 as well. Looking forward to seeing everyone!
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« Reply #865 on: December 29, 2017, 09:04:25 PM »
Thanks again, arebelspy, for suggesting. It was fun meeting and talking with everyone again!

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« Reply #866 on: December 29, 2017, 09:59:03 PM »
I came down with something nasty and didn't want to infect you guys.  Glad it was a good time.  I plan on attending the next!

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« Reply #867 on: December 29, 2017, 11:13:42 PM »
Thanks again, arebelspy, for suggesting. It was fun meeting and talking with everyone again!

Yeah, it was a nice turnout. Look forward to meeting you next time, meat.

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« Reply #868 on: January 07, 2018, 12:32:25 AM »
Thanks to everyone who showed up yesterday!

Michele is offering to host again tentatively in early February - the details are still being worked out but I'll update you when we have more solid dates.
I've got a solid date, let's meet again!

When?
Saturday, February 10th from 1-4pm

Where?
CRD Design Build (3929 Stone Way N, Seattle)

I've cross-posted this event on the facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/events/2099109973653890/

See you all then!

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Re: Seattle area meet up
« Reply #869 on: January 08, 2018, 06:23:29 PM »
Marked my calendar. Thanks GS!

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« Reply #870 on: January 23, 2018, 10:35:29 PM »
Thanks to everyone who showed up yesterday!

Michele is offering to host again tentatively in early February - the details are still being worked out but I'll update you when we have more solid dates.
I've got a solid date, let's meet again!

When?
Saturday, February 10th from 1-4pm

Where?
CRD Design Build (3929 Stone Way N, Seattle)

I've cross-posted this event on the facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/events/2099109973653890/

See you all then!
bump - in case there are people who haven't seen this yet that want to go

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Re: Seattle area meet up
« Reply #871 on: January 28, 2018, 10:13:35 AM »
Thanks for the bump! I'm hoping to make this one, pending snow conditions. :)

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Re: Seattle area meet up
« Reply #872 on: February 14, 2018, 09:39:23 AM »
Thanks GS (and our gracious hosts) for a great meetup on Saturday!

I think I recall someone asking about the Seattle-to-Portland bike ride. The event is in July, but registration for 2018 just opened yesterday:

https://cascade.org/rides-major-rides/kaiser-permanente-stp-presented-alaska-airlines

If you're interested, book now (tickets go pretty quickly).

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« Reply #873 on: February 15, 2018, 02:17:42 PM »
Thanks GS (and our gracious hosts) for a great meetup on Saturday!

I think I recall someone asking about the Seattle-to-Portland bike ride. The event is in July, but registration for 2018 just opened yesterday:

https://cascade.org/rides-major-rides/kaiser-permanente-stp-presented-alaska-airlines

If you're interested, book now (tickets go pretty quickly).
Thanks FiveSigmas. I'm definitely interested, it's something that's been on my bucket list ever since hearing about it.

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« Reply #874 on: February 15, 2018, 03:08:43 PM »
Also, we've got a date set for the next meetup

March 10 (Saturday) from 2:30-4pm.
CRD DEsign Build (3929 Stone Way N, Seattle)

It's the same place as last time - Michele has been an awesome host.
Like last time, the event is also cross-posted on the facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/events/157399111733298/

Hope to see you all there!

[edit] changed the start time from 1 to 2:30pm
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Re: Seattle area meet up
« Reply #875 on: March 02, 2018, 01:30:19 PM »
Hello,

I am new to the forum(today) and fairly new to Seattle(here almost a year and half). I would love to come to the meet up. Is anything required or just show up?

Regards,

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« Reply #876 on: March 02, 2018, 10:28:03 PM »
Hello,

I am new to the forum(today) and fairly new to Seattle(here almost a year and half). I would love to come to the meet up. Is anything required or just show up?

Regards,


Nothing is required, just show up. Hope to see you there!

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Re: Seattle area meet up
« Reply #877 on: March 06, 2018, 11:33:31 AM »
Has everyone got their King County property tax assessments?  Mine went from about 3600 to 5400.  Can't believe it. 

Might be time to sell.  I'm part time at work and am close to RE.  It's too expensive to keep if I'm out of town most of the time and too expensive to rent (could maybe rent for $2200 but calculate the monthly expenses to be $1150, excluding one-off expenses like finding a renter, cleaning, and repairs). 



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« Reply #878 on: March 06, 2018, 02:49:11 PM »
Has everyone got their King County property tax assessments?  Mine went from about 3600 to 5400.  Can't believe it. 

Might be time to sell.  I'm part time at work and am close to RE.  It's too expensive to keep if I'm out of town most of the time and too expensive to rent (could maybe rent for $2200 but calculate the monthly expenses to be $1150, excluding one-off expenses like finding a renter, cleaning, and repairs).

Yep -- there was a big bump this year due to the McCleary school funding issues. In general, property taxes will probably keep going up, but I think the significant bump this year is an anomaly.

Seattle Times had an article on this a couple of weeks ago:
https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/king-county-property-taxes-rising-between-9-and-31-percent-depending-on-your-city/

Property tax bills headed for King County households this month will show big increases that vary widely city by city, according to a new breakdown by King County Assessor John Wilson.

Countywide, the 2018 property tax bills will be 17 percent higher on average than last year’s — due in large part to a school-funding plan approved by the state Legislature and Gov. Jay Inslee last year. That plan, to comply with a state Supreme Court ruling known as the McCleary decision, raised the state property tax rate by $1.01 per $1,000 of assessed valuation, the assessor’s office said.

Bailey Stober, a spokesman for the assessor, said Tuesday the 2018 boost is “the largest property-tax increase in King County in modern history.”

In its new breakdown, the assessor’s office is publicizing the expected tax increases in nearly 40 cities and towns.

The small town of Carnation will see the largest spike, with the tax on the median-assessed-value property ($379,000) rising 31 percent, or more than $1,000, compared with the median property last year.

Normandy Park will get the smallest percentage increase, 9 percent, with taxes for the median-valued home ($559,000) rising nearly $670.

Other cities fall somewhere in the middle. Seattle’s tax increase will be 16.9 percent, so the owner of a median-valued home ($597,000) in the state’s largest city will pay about $825 more than the owner of a median-valued home last year.

In Bellevue, the increase will be 21.6 percent, with the owner of a median-valued home ($791,000) paying $1,300 more than the owner of a median-valued home last year.

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Re: Seattle area meet up
« Reply #879 on: March 06, 2018, 03:35:07 PM »
Has everyone got their King County property tax assessments?  Mine went from about 3600 to 5400.  Can't believe it. 

Might be time to sell.  I'm part time at work and am close to RE.  It's too expensive to keep if I'm out of town most of the time and too expensive to rent (could maybe rent for $2200 but calculate the monthly expenses to be $1150, excluding one-off expenses like finding a renter, cleaning, and repairs).

If it makes you feel any better, my property taxes in Chelan County also bumped up by about 14%. My neighbor's tax rate increased by 36% this year according to public records, which is similar to many other properties in the neighborhood. This appears to be related to the value of the improvements/structures (mine are very modest in comparison).
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« Reply #880 on: March 06, 2018, 05:48:23 PM »
I guess I got hit with the double whammy of the tax increase + a pretty major bump in valuation despite no improvements being made.

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« Reply #881 on: March 06, 2018, 07:40:50 PM »
Our valuation somehow hasn't gone up yet, so our increase was pretty modest compared to last year. 

We paid around $300k over the assessed price so once they bump up values taxes are going to be painful.  I've budgeted for it, but still....
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« Reply #882 on: March 07, 2018, 10:13:21 PM »
Also, we've got a date set for the next meetup

March 10 (Saturday) from 1-4pm.
CRD DEsign Build (3929 Stone Way N, Seattle)

It's the same place as last time - Michele has been an awesome host.
Like last time, the event is also cross-posted on the facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/events/157399111733298/

Hope to see you all there!

Edit - the start time has been changed from 1pm to 2:30pm.

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« Reply #883 on: March 13, 2018, 07:44:21 PM »
I'm curious if there are other folks from Seattle who plan to return to a local rural area when they retire? And if so, where are you thinking of going?

I grew up on a farm and while I have definitely come to appreciate the luxuries of everything being in walking distance I know that the right thing for me will be to return to an area where I can have some land. I want to grow all my own potatoes and a million flowers, not full scale farming, but a lot more than my current shaded garden plot allows.

Any chance there is a PNW town that is already being taken over by mustachians? :)

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« Reply #884 on: March 20, 2018, 12:07:44 AM »
Let's meet again in April. Since it's tax season, I pushed the meetup back until after taxes are due.

When? April 28th, 1-4pm
Where? Wallingford Playfield (https://goo.gl/maps/kns1qTgwEKt), but a fallback of CRD Design Build (https://goo.gl/maps/DjyNZPbUtXm) if the weather is bad (hopefully it's not!)

Like always, I've cross-posted the event on the facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/events/885781311602288/

Hope to see you all there!


[edit] the 28th, not the 21st. Sorry for any confusion
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Re: Seattle area meet up
« Reply #885 on: March 20, 2018, 10:53:24 AM »
Let's meet again in April. Since it's tax season, I pushed the meetup back until after taxes are due.

When? April 21st, 1-4pm
Where? Wallingford Playfield (https://goo.gl/maps/kns1qTgwEKt), but a fallback of CRD Design Build (https://goo.gl/maps/DjyNZPbUtXm) if the weather is bad (hopefully it's not!)

Like always, I've cross-posted the event on the facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/events/885781311602288/

Hope to see you all there!

Great! See you then.

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« Reply #886 on: March 20, 2018, 12:23:02 PM »
Let's meet again in April. Since it's tax season, I pushed the meetup back until after taxes are due.

When? April 21st, 1-4pm
Where? Wallingford Playfield (https://goo.gl/maps/kns1qTgwEKt), but a fallback of CRD Design Build (https://goo.gl/maps/DjyNZPbUtXm) if the weather is bad (hopefully it's not!)

Like always, I've cross-posted the event on the facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/events/885781311602288/

Hope to see you all there!

Great! See you then.

Awesome, yeah looking forward to it.

[edit] it's actually april 28, not 21. I messed when originally creating it

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« Reply #887 on: March 28, 2018, 12:28:05 PM »
I'm curious if there are other folks from Seattle who plan to return to a local rural area when they retire? And if so, where are you thinking of going?

Any chance there is a PNW town that is already being taken over by mustachians? :)

My wife and I have been looking at property in Bellingham. We each lived there at different points in our lives (her for undergrad, and me during a gap year). We have great friends in Bellingham and like the access to outdoor activities. I've been looking for rental properties so someone else can start paying our mortgage in the town. It seems that you can get a good house in the 400s, which may be expensive by much of the standards in the US, but seems very reasonable in comparison to Seattle.

Do you have any other candidate sites?

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« Reply #888 on: March 28, 2018, 12:30:59 PM »
Let's meet again in April. Since it's tax season, I pushed the meetup back until after taxes are due.

When? April 21st, 1-4pm
Where? Wallingford Playfield (https://goo.gl/maps/kns1qTgwEKt), but a fallback of CRD Design Build (https://goo.gl/maps/DjyNZPbUtXm) if the weather is bad (hopefully it's not!)

Like always, I've cross-posted the event on the facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/events/885781311602288/

Hope to see you all there!

Great! See you then.

Awesome, yeah looking forward to it.

[edit] it's actually april 28, not 21. I messed when originally creating it

What do people do during these meetups? I live nearby, and I'm interested in meeting fellow FI literate people. Or, I suppose, seeing if any of my existing friends show up :)

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« Reply #889 on: March 28, 2018, 05:55:05 PM »
What do people do during these meetups? I live nearby, and I'm interested in meeting fellow FI literate people. Or, I suppose, seeing if any of my existing friends show up :)

Hi SeaWA.

It's pretty much like the forums, only in person *. Mostly it's a mixture of introductions, asking questions, and sharing success stories (and a sometimes a little bitching about work ;-)). Very casual -- there're no big presentations or anything.

I like it because it lets me put faces to people. That said, many of the folks lately have come from the Facebook group and aren't on the forum. Still a great way to meet fellow Mustachians.

* Although fortunately, I don't think there's been any real-life flame-wars, yet.

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« Reply #890 on: March 28, 2018, 06:02:51 PM »
Or, I suppose, seeing if any of my existing friends show up :)

You joke -- there's definitely been at least one case of "wait... YOU'RE here, too?"

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« Reply #891 on: March 28, 2018, 10:17:30 PM »
* Although fortunately, I don't think there's been any real-life flame-wars, yet.
I hate it when everyone is reasonable.

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« Reply #892 on: March 28, 2018, 10:39:49 PM »
What do people do during these meetups? I live nearby, and I'm interested in meeting fellow FI literate people. Or, I suppose, seeing if any of my existing friends show up :)
...many of the folks lately have come from the Facebook group and aren't on the forum. Still a great way to meet fellow Mustachians.

Thanks, I'll try to make the next one. I loath FB, so I'll only be able to reference forum and blog jokes though...

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« Reply #893 on: April 12, 2018, 09:21:42 PM »
Let's meet again in April. Since it's tax season, I pushed the meetup back until after taxes are due.

When? April 28th, 1-4pm
Where? Wallingford Playfield (https://goo.gl/maps/kns1qTgwEKt), but a fallback of CRD Design Build (https://goo.gl/maps/DjyNZPbUtXm) if the weather is bad (hopefully it's not!)

Like always, I've cross-posted the event on the facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/events/885781311602288/

Hope to see you all there!


[edit] the 28th, not the 21st. Sorry for any confusion

Hey everyone!

I have just moved to Seattle area from Prague. I am reading MMM for over a year already and would love to meet up with some like minded people. The link to the Facebook event doesn't work for me. I get an error message that the content is not available right now. Is there any fb group to join?

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Re: Seattle area meet up
« Reply #894 on: April 14, 2018, 05:28:28 PM »
Let's meet again in April. Since it's tax season, I pushed the meetup back until after taxes are due.

When? April 28th, 1-4pm
Where? Wallingford Playfield (https://goo.gl/maps/kns1qTgwEKt), but a fallback of CRD Design Build (https://goo.gl/maps/DjyNZPbUtXm) if the weather is bad (hopefully it's not!)

Like always, I've cross-posted the event on the facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/events/885781311602288/

Hope to see you all there!


[edit] the 28th, not the 21st. Sorry for any confusion

Hey everyone!

I have just moved to Seattle area from Prague. I am reading MMM for over a year already and would love to meet up with some like minded people. The link to the Facebook event doesn't work for me. I get an error message that the content is not available right now. Is there any fb group to join?


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« Reply #895 on: April 14, 2018, 05:41:54 PM »
Try joining Washington Mustachians first.

What about those of us who refuse facebook?  Are we just out in the cold?

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« Reply #896 on: April 14, 2018, 05:52:47 PM »
Try joining Washington Mustachians first.

What about those of us who refuse facebook?  Are we just out in the cold?
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« Reply #897 on: April 14, 2018, 05:58:11 PM »
Try joining Washington Mustachians first.

What about those of us who refuse facebook?  Are we just out in the cold?

In capitalist United States, Facebook refuses you.

That said, GS has kindly promised to cross-post all event announcements to this thread.

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Re: Seattle area meet up
« Reply #898 on: April 14, 2018, 08:03:27 PM »
Has everyone got their King County property tax assessments?  Mine went from about 3600 to 5400.  Can't believe it. 

Might be time to sell.  I'm part time at work and am close to RE. 

You guys all know that retired Washington mustachians don't have to pay property taxes, right?  If your combined household income is under $57k, you can defer your property taxes until you sell your home.  They accrue interest in the interim, but you're not paying it so what does it matter? 

Details are under the "Limited Income" tab:  https://dor.wa.gov/find-taxes-rates/property-tax/property-tax-exemptions-and-deferrals

 

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Re: Seattle area meet up
« Reply #899 on: April 14, 2018, 09:59:04 PM »
Has everyone got their King County property tax assessments?  Mine went from about 3600 to 5400.  Can't believe it. 

Might be time to sell.  I'm part time at work and am close to RE. 

You guys all know that retired Washington mustachians don't have to pay property taxes, right?  If your combined household income is under $57k, you can defer your property taxes until you sell your home.  They accrue interest in the interim, but you're not paying it so what does it matter? 

Details are under the "Limited Income" tab:  https://dor.wa.gov/find-taxes-rates/property-tax/property-tax-exemptions-and-deferrals

And once you're 61, you get some dramatic tax breaks if you have an income under $40k. It doesn't even need to be repaid once you or your heirs sell the house. The woman we bought our first house from was on that program at the time and she was paying a quarter of the standard rate.

Combine all this with a lack of state income tax while you're in your higher-earning years and building your stash, and it's really quite a nice situation for Mustachians.
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