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Re: Sydney meetup
« Reply #100 on: April 04, 2015, 05:28:44 AM »
You forgot CANBERRA!!!

The under 30's crowd... check out Bondi (I don't think there are many rocks there) - or at least not as many as elsewhere in Sydney.



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« Reply #101 on: April 04, 2015, 05:50:34 AM »
Ah well yeah..erm...Canberra...sorry :)

Build a wall around the place, lock the pollies in and throw away the key. Problem solved.

Probably fits in somewhere between Melbourne and Brisbane I'd say, depending on which end of town?

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« Reply #102 on: April 04, 2015, 05:56:26 AM »
Canberra is a bit of an enigma - houses are expensive because we are part of the Sydney market (anyone who wants to invest in Sydney but hasn't quite got the money, invests in Canberra), but I think our coffee is probably somewhat cheaper (don't drink coffee and MMM is against you buying coffee anyway!). It's probably too big and too hilly to build a wall around.



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Re: Sydney meetup
« Reply #103 on: April 05, 2015, 03:12:32 AM »
In terms of housing I personally woud put Canberra somewhere between Sydney and Melbourne.  Canberra may not have the High's of the Melbourne property market, but it also doesn't have the lows.  Until the last year or so there wasn't much under the price of $300k in Canberra (now there are a number of new 1br (and sometimes 2br) apartments in Franklin and Harrison).  Rental wise you were looking at, at least $300pw, whereas when I was looking at Melbourne there were places cheaper than that...
This may have changed a bit in the last year or so though with the public servants losing their jobs and the property going down a bit...
Canberra has the transience issue that Darwin does, which inflates prices somewhat.

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Re: Sydney meetup
« Reply #104 on: April 05, 2015, 07:54:00 AM »
Perth isnt that expensive  because you get perth wages (higher) unless you want to buy. Rental yeilds are very low making it a good deal for the renter, but expensive for the purchaser. A 3 bedroom house  in a bikeabke to the cbd location can be easily found for under $450 a week and at then end of the day that will impact mpst of us more  than the price of coffee (which seems to have dropped with increased competition. .. i only pay $3 at the place near  work).

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Re: Sydney meetup
« Reply #105 on: April 11, 2015, 01:41:37 AM »
Hello everybody,
Well, I was reading through the NZ Mustachians thread and somebody suggested a facebook group. I though, hey, that's a good idea, since we aren't having a huge amount of luck in actually having a physical meetup. So I've set up a facebook group, "Sydney Mustachians".

Please join! I'd love to have a community on there.
On the flip side, I have to say, in setting up the group I had to include a few facebook friends in order to have the group. Going through my friends list... I don't actually believe I have many Sydney Mustachian friends at all. Maybe cause Sydney is really expensive?

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Re: Sydney meetup
« Reply #106 on: April 17, 2015, 04:09:04 AM »
Hi everybody!
Let's try again?
7th May, Albion Hotel Parramatta from about 6.30pm.....
Cheers :)
« Last Edit: April 24, 2015, 03:13:27 AM by Gockie »

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Re: Sydney meetup
« Reply #107 on: April 27, 2015, 03:53:39 PM »
Hey Gockie,

Is the catch up on the 30th still happening?

I didn't get any notification for your last post, I'm guessing it's because it was an edited post and not a new one.

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Re: Sydney meetup
« Reply #108 on: April 27, 2015, 04:33:55 PM »
Sorry! I have to postpone. Does the 12th May suit? Sorry :(

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« Reply #109 on: April 28, 2015, 05:45:43 AM »
Ah I was just going to ask if this was still on.

I don't know about 12 May...will have to confirm my work schedule closer to the date...

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« Reply #110 on: April 28, 2015, 08:39:42 PM »
Gockie,

No problem, I should be available on 12th. I will confirm closer to the date.

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« Reply #111 on: May 09, 2015, 06:59:30 PM »
Can't do 12th in Parra sorry

What about 15th?

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Re: Sydney meetup
« Reply #112 on: May 10, 2015, 12:04:35 AM »
subscribing.

From June I think Sydney will be my closest meetup possibility. Although I saw someone from Port Macquarie posting a couple of weeks back. Might be a chance for a two-person mid-north-coast meetup hah

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Re: Sydney meetup
« Reply #113 on: May 10, 2015, 03:55:26 AM »
Hi Guys,
I've things going on right, left and centre atm cause a tenant is moving out, secured new tenant (yay!) who wants the place furnished so i'm crazy busy with this atm. With this, and throw in 2 other side jobs (volleyball manager and Airbnb host) I hardly have free time in May. June looks much better though. So I'd like to defer till June when craziness subsides...

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« Reply #114 on: June 02, 2015, 03:05:37 AM »
Hey guys

Looks like a few people have had the idea of getting the Sydney Mustachians together. I actually went ahead and formed a meet up group for Sydney Mustachians

http://www.meetup.com/Sydney-Mustachians/

First meet up is 27 June near Central

Would be great to see you all there!

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« Reply #115 on: July 19, 2015, 08:36:23 PM »
Hi Sydney MMM'ers, I'm an ex-Perth MMM and since I'm pretty new in town (well outskirts of town) though it might be nice to meet some likeminded people. I realise that I missed the last meet up, but would love to be kept in the loop for the next one. Also, what is the facebook group's name so I can add myself to that as well.

I hope being an MMM won't be so hard as it was in Perth!

Cheers,

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Re: Sydney meetup
« Reply #116 on: July 20, 2015, 01:23:31 AM »
Is there something happening on the 29th of August in Surry Hills?....

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« Reply #117 on: July 20, 2015, 06:13:51 PM »
Is there something happening on the 29th of August in Surry Hills?....

I did see that on Meet Up so I RSVP'd. Hope it goes ahead 😀

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« Reply #118 on: July 21, 2015, 03:47:55 AM »
Hi Yellyfish and Marty998

Yes, there is a Sydney Mustachians Meetup group that I run.

Our next event is 29 August. Full details here
http://www.meetup.com/Sydney-Mustachians/events/223573472/

I don't check this forum very often, so please join the meet up group to get updates.

Hope to see you there!

Geoff


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« Reply #119 on: June 11, 2016, 05:03:35 PM »
Bumping thread just for lols.

Maybe in the past year there's a few more of us out there. Come out, don't be shy :)

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Re: Sydney meetup
« Reply #120 on: June 24, 2016, 09:49:37 PM »
I'm in Sydney, and keen for a meetup soon.

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« Reply #121 on: July 02, 2016, 05:50:10 PM »
good timing -- the sydney mustachian meetup group just scheduled another get-together for saturday july 23. all the details here:

http://www.meetup.com/Sydney-Mustachians/events/232165080/

lots of new members this time too! should be fun.

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Re: Sydney meetup
« Reply #122 on: September 15, 2016, 08:06:31 AM »
Hi Sydney staches, I'll be keen to meet more like-minded happy savers when you next have a gathering!

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« Reply #123 on: September 15, 2016, 04:06:07 PM »
Tell us about yourself DropBear!

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Re: Sydney meetup
« Reply #124 on: September 18, 2016, 03:13:53 AM »
Righto, I'm keen on adventurous activities, and get around without a car.  My professional job is interesting and challenging, but I'm not so keen on the time commitment.

Living frugally is quite satisfying, and my savings are pretty well settled.  The beauty of the mustache idea for me was in linking this relatively low cost / high experience lifestyle with the capacity for genuine financial independence.  I'm 32, am planning to be FI around 38-42, and just need to organise my investments to get there.

I'm interested in meeting other mustachians to see if they're similarly empowered.  What was your last meeting like?

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« Reply #125 on: September 18, 2016, 06:14:35 AM »
We haven't really had one... the Sydney crowd is a shy bunch...

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« Reply #126 on: September 18, 2016, 09:27:43 PM »
We haven't really had one... the Sydney crowd is a shy bunch...

Speak for yourself! :P

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« Reply #127 on: September 19, 2016, 02:15:28 AM »
We haven't really had one... the Sydney crowd is a shy bunch...

Speak for yourself! :P

Ok well yeah, after 4 years, almost everything about me is on these boards but... no one else wants to come out and play... :(

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« Reply #128 on: September 24, 2016, 05:51:24 PM »
Hi Dropbear [and any other potential lurkers] --

There is a Sydney Mustachians Meetup group that has been going for a little while: https://www.meetup.com/Sydney-Mustachians/

Some stuff happening the next few months:

October picnic: https://www.meetup.com/Sydney-Mustachians/events/234380479/

November wild food foraging workshop: https://www.meetup.com/Sydney-Mustachians/events/234381029/

The organizers don't post much to these forums, I think. Maybe we'll meet at one of the above!

Cheers

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« Reply #129 on: September 28, 2016, 04:33:57 AM »
Thanks for that, Blerg, I'm keen.  I saw the meetup group on this thread previously, but didn't see these upcoming events you've linked until now.  Always up for a game of frisbee in the park!

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« Reply #130 on: October 23, 2016, 03:30:16 PM »
October meetup report for Sydney Mustachians:

There were just four of us that ended up meeting on Saturday.

But the lack of numbers was compensated by the quality of the conversation!

We shared insights on investment strategies, long-term plans, FIRE predictions, rice cookers and travel.  There was a stark contrast between our interests and those of TAB punters a few metres away (we ended up in a pub due to concerns about weather).

Hopefully we'll have a much bigger turn-out at the next one - given we are talking about Australia's largest city you would think we could get a bit more interest.

If we were talking about a Sydney BMW owners get-together I think there would have been a much higher level of attendance! 


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Re: Sydney meetup
« Reply #131 on: November 22, 2016, 07:43:44 PM »
Anyone planned another Sydney meetup?

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« Reply #132 on: November 23, 2016, 04:28:38 AM »
Following! 

We'll likely be in Sydney starting in mid-January... So a meetup in late Jan or early Feb would be awesome, if you guys/gals are up for it!  :)

Also, would love comments from you Sydney folk on this post:
http://forum.mrmoneymustache.com/journals/where-in-the-world-is-arebelspy/msg1315149/#msg1315149
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« Reply #133 on: November 23, 2016, 04:29:32 AM »
I might come up if you're around, will follow
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Re: Sydney meetup
« Reply #134 on: November 23, 2016, 04:32:21 AM »
I might come up if you're around, will follow

That would be great!  Then we'd both be happy!

(I can't resist, your username is too fun.)
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« Reply #135 on: November 25, 2016, 01:02:29 PM »
If any of you want to come down to Canberra, we're thinking of doing something special in February - see the Canberra thread - http://forum.mrmoneymustache.com/meetups-and-social-events/canberra/msg1316320/#new

There are buses from Sydney to Canberra - Murray's goes frequently from Central Station, and there's also Greyhound.



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« Reply #136 on: November 26, 2016, 12:23:44 AM »
Following! 

We'll likely be in Sydney starting in mid-January... So a meetup in late Jan or early Feb would be awesome, if you guys/gals are up for it!  :)

Also, would love comments from you Sydney folk on this post:
http://forum.mrmoneymustache.com/journals/where-in-the-world-is-arebelspy/msg1315149/#msg1315149

I might come up if you're around, will follow

That would be great!  Then we'd both be happy!

(I can't resist, your username is too fun.)

I am trying to work in a "NOT. HAPPY. JAN." joke into this little exchange but am having a little difficulty! It only works if someone is specifically not happy :D


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« Reply #137 on: November 26, 2016, 03:21:47 AM »
Following! 

We'll likely be in Sydney starting in mid-January... So a meetup in late Jan or early Feb would be awesome, if you guys/gals are up for it!  :)

Also, would love comments from you Sydney folk on this post:
http://forum.mrmoneymustache.com/journals/where-in-the-world-is-arebelspy/msg1315149/#msg1315149


I might come up if you're around, will follow

That would be great!  Then we'd both be happy!

(I can't resist, your username is too fun.)

I am trying to work in a "NOT. HAPPY. JAN." joke into this little exchange but am having a little difficulty! It only works if someone is specifically not happy :D

ARS loves to bum around with my username - ( see what I did there? ;) ). What can I say but I'm happy whatever Jan does.
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Re: Sydney meetup
« Reply #138 on: November 26, 2016, 03:23:37 PM »
Hi all -- I've recently become one of the co-organizers for the Sydney Mustachians Meetup group (http://www.meetup.com/en-AU/Sydney-Mustachians/), and have been thinking about what to organize for January. (November's wild food foraging workshop was great, by the way -- learned heaps in just two hours and am already incorporating some tasty dandelion greens into my meals.)

Would people be interested in a 2017 kick-off picnic the weekend of 28 or 29 Jan?

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« Reply #139 on: November 26, 2016, 06:16:42 PM »


Would people be interested in a 2017 kick-off picnic the weekend of 28 or 29 Jan?

Yes! :)
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Re: Sydney meetup
« Reply #140 on: November 27, 2016, 01:21:08 AM »
Hello! Jumping in here as a new Mustachian!

I'm keen for a Sydney meetup early next year. A picnic sounds lovely!
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« Reply #141 on: November 27, 2016, 01:34:29 AM »
If it was near central station (Hyde Park, Botanic Gardens?) or on the south side (Royal National Park?) I could come.



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« Reply #142 on: November 27, 2016, 02:21:28 AM »
If it was near central station (Hyde Park, Botanic Gardens?) or on the south side (Royal National Park?) I could come.

Central Sydney locations are a + for me too!
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« Reply #143 on: December 17, 2016, 08:05:56 PM »
Not incredibly keen on being in Sydney on the Australia day long weekend, but for a mustachian meet up I'll try.
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« Reply #144 on: December 18, 2016, 05:07:04 AM »
Heads up-- I might be moving over that side of the island in the New Year :)

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« Reply #145 on: December 18, 2016, 01:15:06 PM »
How exciting! One of the Perth girls on the Eastern seaboard :)
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« Reply #146 on: December 18, 2016, 11:02:24 PM »
Returning there, actually... I'm not a sandgroper by birth! I grew up kinda somewhere between Melbourne and Sydney (is that vague enough for the internets?)

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« Reply #147 on: December 18, 2016, 11:36:01 PM »
Vague enough. There's 101 places in between :D

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« Reply #148 on: December 20, 2016, 07:10:43 PM »
hi all -- another co-organizer beat me to it and just put together a meetup for saturday 14 jan for the sydney mustachians group:

https://www.meetup.com/Sydney-Mustachians/events/236351899/?eventId=236351899

"It is time for the Sydney Mustachians to get together once more, this time to celebrate the incoming year.

Let's spend a Saturday afternoon sharing stories, ideas and company in Sydney's lovely Prince Alfred Park . No rigid plans for this meetup, just BYO food, drink, blanket, activities, and/or entertainment.

Providing things to share is welcome, but definitely not required.

Friends, guests, kids, and family are welcome."

Hope some of you can come!

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« Reply #149 on: December 23, 2016, 02:08:16 PM »
Yeah it's definite-- I'm moving to Sydney and will be there by the end of Jan. Lots of things to do now! Looking forward to meeting some of you guys at some point.