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FIRE_at_45

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Re: Vancouver
« Reply #100 on: October 15, 2016, 05:46:03 PM »
Thanks @ Zikoris I joined.  I'm still somewhat anonymous but maybe you will see me at one of the events soon.  I read in your thread about cooperative housing which is something I knew very little about....so I found one in my neighbourhood that I will investigate.

Thanks for that tip!  The costs are about $380/month less than I pay in rent which is substantial.  I like the idea of not being kicked out if my owner decides to cash out of the market.

That's great! You should definitely apply to some co-ops - they get surprisingly few applications, because most people don't want to bother with the interview process, wait list, etc.

I'll probably schedule a potluck or movie screening or something for the meetup group sometime in the next month - my co-op has a nice big amenity room for members to use, which is nice. Normally the events are more outdoorsy stuff like hiking, but the weather is not co-operating this year!

Thanks, I actually live in the burbs and not Vancouver but I would like to meet some other people.  I'm surprised that the co-ops don't get too many applications.  I think I'll throw my name in and see what happens...nothing to lose by applying. 
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Re: Vancouver
« Reply #101 on: October 30, 2016, 11:52:48 PM »
Yes, let's organize a meet-up!

Zikoris

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Re: Vancouver
« Reply #102 on: March 05, 2017, 03:08:21 PM »
Reviving an old thread! We've basically moved our Vancouver meetups to Meetup and Facebook, but I thought I'd post our upcoming one here as well for anyone who wants to attend but doesn't have either!

We're doing a roundtable tax discussion and snack-potluck on March 19th at 3pm-5pm. It's at my home, so I'm not posting my address on here, but it's in downtown Vancouver close to Waterfront station. Message me if you're interested in attending, and I can send details.
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Re: Vancouver
« Reply #103 on: March 05, 2017, 03:11:14 PM »
Darn, can't make it.  Next time.  Thanks for organizing though.
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Re: Vancouver
« Reply #104 on: March 05, 2017, 04:55:04 PM »
Happy to crash your party and drop a line for our meetup on March 26th in Victoria as well (We have a Victoria meetup thread if you  scroll down) .
I will be tied up on the 19th or I might have journeyed over to visit. Have a good meetup VanCity MMM crew.
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« Reply #105 on: March 20, 2017, 01:37:12 PM »
The meetup was really fun yesterday! About a dozen of us had snacks and beer, and discussed taxes. I think everyone learned at least a couple of new things, and it was very cool to meet so many newcomers to the group.

By popular demand, we've decided to try doing some live-action case studies at a future meetup, so if anyone is interested in being put in the hot seat, message me. I'll probably be one of the first volunteers, unless a lot of other people are interested.
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Re: Vancouver
« Reply #106 on: March 22, 2017, 11:31:23 AM »
Following - I didn't realize there was a FB group and my Meetup notifications were turned off. Hopefully now I'll see it in one of the three places. ;)

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Re: Vancouver
« Reply #107 on: March 22, 2017, 11:46:46 AM »
The meetup was really fun yesterday! About a dozen of us had snacks and beer, and discussed taxes. I think everyone learned at least a couple of new things, and it was very cool to meet so many newcomers to the group.

By popular demand, we've decided to try doing some live-action case studies at a future meetup, so if anyone is interested in being put in the hot seat, message me. I'll probably be one of the first volunteers, unless a lot of other people are interested.

That sounds like fun, hope I can make the next one.
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