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Re: SF/Bay Area?
« Reply #350 on: January 05, 2017, 07:58:31 AM »
Sounds good! Something in the city mid-week? I can meet most any Tues and Wed. Any ideas of Mustachian places to meet on a winter evening?

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« Reply #351 on: January 05, 2017, 09:24:37 AM »
Fantastic idea! I'm in San Jose so would appreciate a location somewhere along the peninsula if possible? Or I'll be up in SF on Tues 17th for another reason, so after 8 on that night would work for me in the city.

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Re: SF/Bay Area?
« Reply #352 on: January 05, 2017, 09:36:50 AM »
17th at 8 works for me! Any ideas on location? We wound up in a nice hotel lobby on Embarcadero a few months ago. I could look that up unless anyone has a better idea..??

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Re: SF/Bay Area?
« Reply #353 on: January 05, 2017, 11:23:57 AM »
17th works. Location close to BART would be good.

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Re: SF/Bay Area?
« Reply #354 on: January 05, 2017, 12:09:48 PM »
I'll suggest these two for relative proximity to both BART and CalTrain:

Hotel Utah: A good historic/dive bar. Normally has open mic, but nothing on the calendar so far for the 17th:
http://www.hotelutah.com/

Intercontinental Hotel: assuming there would be some place in the lobby we could hang out? Not sure about this particular hotel, but I've done this at other hotels
https://www.ihg.com/intercontinental/hotels/gb/en/san-francisco/sfohb/hoteldetail


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Re: SF/Bay Area?
« Reply #355 on: January 06, 2017, 10:18:19 PM »
Here's a great listing of the free days at Bay Area museums! Enjoy!

http://sf.funcheap.com/city-guide/monthly-free-museum-days/


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Re: SF/Bay Area?
« Reply #356 on: January 10, 2017, 04:19:01 PM »
I am a little late in joining the conversation but would love to meet and to learn, as well.    So sorry I missed the Far West Fungi gathering last yer -   absolutely love their annual  event - the best hidden jewel in the Bay Area.  I will keep my 1/17 evening open and appreciate the BART line consideration.  I will be coming from Oakland. 

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Re: SF/Bay Area?
« Reply #357 on: January 12, 2017, 02:59:36 PM »
How about Hotel Utah for the 17th/8pm meetup?

wynr

Edit: Is this still going on? Who plans on attending?

Edit: Sorry, I will not be making it.
« Last Edit: January 16, 2017, 12:15:19 PM by wynr »

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Re: SF/Bay Area?
« Reply #358 on: January 16, 2017, 10:13:33 PM »
The following meetup is scheduled for Jan 19th:

https://www.meetup.com/BayAreaMMM/events/236917051/
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Re: SF/Bay Area?
« Reply #359 on: January 16, 2017, 11:33:46 PM »
Sorry, I won't  be up in the city tomorrow after all. Have fun!

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Re: SF/Bay Area?
« Reply #360 on: January 17, 2017, 10:35:06 PM »
Good idea!! See you guys Jan 19th!

https://www.meetup.com/BayAreaMMM/events/236917051/

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Re: SF/Bay Area?
« Reply #361 on: January 18, 2017, 08:37:22 AM »

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Re: SF/Bay Area?
« Reply #362 on: February 08, 2017, 10:25:30 AM »
Added another meetup for Feb 11th at The Cheese Board Collective.

https://www.meetup.com/BayAreaMMM/events/237554034/

I know it's short notice, but hoping some from the east Bay can make it.
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« Reply #363 on: March 06, 2017, 06:39:37 AM »
Sorry to zombie the thread, wanted to introduce myself! 
Moving to the south bay area with my hubby in a couple weeks.  Looking for some like minded people in a very expensive town (SO is great about some aspects of Mustachianism, (401K, not living month to month, is planning on cycling to work when we move), but not great about others (Eats out all the time, wants to lease a car etc.)).  Looking for advice about setting up in a new, pricey town.  We're moving cross country, so will be arriving with basic possessions, but will need to buy furniture, restock the pantry etc. 
I currently don't have a job- social-sciences PhD, what I lack in earning potential, I make up in frugalness, so I'm looking for cheap ways to get out and make friends.
Hope to meet some of your soon!

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« Reply #364 on: March 06, 2017, 12:04:15 PM »
Sorry to zombie the thread, wanted to introduce myself! 
Moving to the south bay area with my hubby in a couple weeks.  Looking for some like minded people in a very expensive town (SO is great about some aspects of Mustachianism, (401K, not living month to month, is planning on cycling to work when we move), but not great about others (Eats out all the time, wants to lease a car etc.)).  Looking for advice about setting up in a new, pricey town.  We're moving cross country, so will be arriving with basic possessions, but will need to buy furniture, restock the pantry etc. 
I currently don't have a job- social-sciences PhD, what I lack in earning potential, I make up in frugalness, so I'm looking for cheap ways to get out and make friends.
Hope to meet some of your soon!

How are your quant skills? If you know statistics, R, SQL, etc., you could easily transition to an analyst/data science job, which pays very well. There are some reputable bootcamps, or self-learning options.  Not everyone's cup of tea but I know a couple social science PhD types that made this transition and are doing very well.

Craigslist is a great way to buy stuff around here. Plenty of almost new furniture of a pretty high quality. The main thing to keep in mind for the Bay Area is that housing is really the only outrageous expense around here. You'll pay a lot for it, but it's very possible to practice standard frugality in most other areas.

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Re: SF/Bay Area?
« Reply #365 on: March 07, 2017, 06:59:58 AM »
Sorry to zombie the thread, wanted to introduce myself! 
Moving to the south bay area with my hubby in a couple weeks.  Looking for some like minded people in a very expensive town (SO is great about some aspects of Mustachianism, (401K, not living month to month, is planning on cycling to work when we move), but not great about others (Eats out all the time, wants to lease a car etc.)).  Looking for advice about setting up in a new, pricey town.  We're moving cross country, so will be arriving with basic possessions, but will need to buy furniture, restock the pantry etc. 
I currently don't have a job- social-sciences PhD, what I lack in earning potential, I make up in frugalness, so I'm looking for cheap ways to get out and make friends.
Hope to meet some of your soon!

How are your quant skills? If you know statistics, R, SQL, etc., you could easily transition to an analyst/data science job, which pays very well. There are some reputable bootcamps, or self-learning options.  Not everyone's cup of tea but I know a couple social science PhD types that made this transition and are doing very well.

Craigslist is a great way to buy stuff around here. Plenty of almost new furniture of a pretty high quality. The main thing to keep in mind for the Bay Area is that housing is really the only outrageous expense around here. You'll pay a lot for it, but it's very possible to practice standard frugality in most other areas.

That's great advice, thanks for it!  Husband (who is a software programmer) has been pushing the quant stats route.  I have an ok background in statistics and data management (am actually teaching a discipline specific stats course this summer), but virtually no programming knowledge.  I'm going to try and make a go of the academic jobs for another year or two, with a firm end date/plan to transition to another path at the end of that.  Very glad to hear of people who have had success with that transition!