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Re: Austin, TX meet-up
« Reply #150 on: January 13, 2017, 08:03:43 PM »
Do you recall the name of the round Rock meetup?

I set up a group on Facebook, Austin area Mustachians.  Please join!!

Great! But how do you feel about making it a private group? I myself and I would imagine others would prefer to keep the mustachian stuff unknown to coworkers/bosses for example and an open group shows up on your profile (I think).

I considered making it private, but then it won't be searchable, so joining would be difficult.  Perhaps start as a closed group, then switch to private once it's a bit more established?

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Re: Austin, TX meet-up
« Reply #151 on: January 13, 2017, 08:06:00 PM »
Do you recall the name of the round Rock meetup?

I set up a group on Facebook, Austin area Mustachians.  Please join!!

Great! But how do you feel about making it a private group? I myself and I would imagine others would prefer to keep the mustachian stuff unknown to coworkers/bosses for example and an open group shows up on your profile (I think).

I considered making it private, but then it won't be searchable, so joining would be difficult.  Perhaps start as a closed group, then switch to private once it's a bit more established?

It's your group so up to you. Nothing stopping you from having two groups though, right? One private, one open.

I would think most people will find out about the FB groups here too.

If there's both a private and an open group I would imagine events could be posted in both groups. I'm not a facebook pro though so I don't really know the best way to do this stuff.

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Re: Austin, TX meet-up
« Reply #152 on: January 13, 2017, 08:26:11 PM »
OK, so my group is a closed group, which means that someone can search for the group and see who is in it, but not see posts.  The next level would require someone to either friend me or someone else in the group in order to get in.  Not practical for this purpose, in my opinion.  But you are welcome to start your own group and see how that goes?  I'm not interested in "owning" any group, so everyone who joins is being made an admin, so they would all have full rights to the group.

So far, I've got four members!  Lol.


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Re: Austin, TX meet-up
« Reply #153 on: January 14, 2017, 07:55:01 AM »
Fwiw, I am comfortable with IRL meetups where I tell individuals who I am, but prefer not to have my actual identity visible in MMM online groups.  To me the ability to say more of what I want comes from maintaining anonymity to some extent. 

I guess it was years ago when Facebook was so egregious about opening up people's privacy settings but it just doesn't feel like a private space to me.

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Re: Austin, TX meet-up
« Reply #154 on: January 14, 2017, 08:16:58 AM »
<delurking> I just applied to join the Austin FB group. My name has "Kat" in it, so you'll know it's me. ;) <relurking>

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Re: Austin, TX meet-up
« Reply #155 on: January 14, 2017, 08:33:47 AM »
Fwiw, I am comfortable with IRL meetups where I tell individuals who I am, but prefer not to have my actual identity visible in MMM online groups.  To me the ability to say more of what I want comes from maintaining anonymity to some extent. 

I guess it was years ago when Facebook was so egregious about opening up people's privacy settings but it just doesn't feel like a private space to me.

I'm on the same page as you. I could do a secret facebook group that isn't searchable/discoverable by just anyone or an email list where everyone is BCC'd though.

Also don't mind talking to people IRL and deciding what to share with them, but do mind this info about me being easily found by anyone online.

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Re: Austin, TX meet-up
« Reply #156 on: January 14, 2017, 09:47:50 AM »
I abandoned social media a long time ago due to the excessive drama load. Please crosspost any finalized(ish) plans here.

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Re: Austin, TX meet-up
« Reply #157 on: January 16, 2017, 10:10:11 PM »
Do you recall the name of the round Rock meetup?

I set up a group on Facebook, Austin area Mustachians.  Please join!!

The Round Rock Wealthbuilder's Meetup

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« Reply #158 on: January 21, 2017, 07:53:18 PM »
I abandoned social media a long time ago due to the excessive drama load. Please crosspost any finalized(ish) plans here.

+1 I never joined social media... so are we going up to Liberty Hill?

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« Reply #159 on: January 21, 2017, 09:28:45 PM »
I abandoned social media a long time ago due to the excessive drama load. Please crosspost any finalized(ish) plans here.

+1

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Re: Austin, TX meet-up
« Reply #160 on: January 22, 2017, 02:52:20 PM »
Still open to doing something at my house, but if y'all wanted something a little more central, how about Blue Baker in the arboretum?  They have a huge indoor seating area, perhaps get together early afternoon?

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« Reply #161 on: January 22, 2017, 08:29:37 PM »
Blue Baker is fine, though naptime is 1-3PM.

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Re: Austin, TX meet-up
« Reply #162 on: January 23, 2017, 09:04:04 AM »
Still open to doing something at my house, but if y'all wanted something a little more central, how about Blue Baker in the arboretum?  They have a huge indoor seating area, perhaps get together early afternoon?

Ah, I miss going to Blue Baker and getting their day old breads.

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« Reply #163 on: January 23, 2017, 09:17:23 AM »
Still open to doing something at my house, but if y'all wanted something a little more central, how about Blue Baker in the arboretum?  They have a huge indoor seating area, perhaps get together early afternoon?

Ah, I miss going to Blue Baker and getting their day old breads.

FInding good bread has been a challenge.  Hubby really likes their version of Italian Bread, so we will often run in when nearby to check on the day old bread.  I've got hubby trained now, he works in College Station from time to time, which is where Blue Baker originated.  Last week, he came home with two loaves of Day old Italian bread.  It's now portioned out and in the freezer, for the next time he wants a sammy.  :)

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Re: Austin, TX meet-up
« Reply #164 on: January 23, 2017, 11:14:16 AM »
Still open to doing something at my house, but if y'all wanted something a little more central, how about Blue Baker in the arboretum?  They have a huge indoor seating area, perhaps get together early afternoon?

Ah, I miss going to Blue Baker and getting their day old breads.
I've got hubby trained now, he works in College Station from time to time, which is where Blue Baker originated.

Freebirds originated there as well. I attended Texas A&M.

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Re: Austin, TX meet-up
« Reply #165 on: January 24, 2017, 03:43:52 PM »
Show of hands, who is available to meet at Blue Baker on 2/4 at 3 PM?  Or shall we defer to another time and place?

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« Reply #166 on: January 24, 2017, 03:47:22 PM »
Show of hands, who is available to meet at Blue Baker on 2/4 at 3 PM?  Or shall we defer to another time and place?

I'm out of town that weekend, but I'm here this weekend and the weekend of 2/11.

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« Reply #167 on: January 26, 2017, 05:14:19 PM »
Here's a direct link to the Facebook group in case anyone's having trouble finding it!

https://www.facebook.com/groups/389828901354772/

We will cross-post but it's easier to coordinate with people on a format that isn't these forums (the email notifications aren't great, people forget to check back)

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Re: Austin, TX meet-up
« Reply #168 on: February 02, 2017, 07:39:02 AM »
ANNOUNCEMENT: MEETUP:
Feb 4th (Saturday)
1:00pm
The Blue Baker (in the Arboretum)

Hope to see you there!

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Re: Austin, TX meet-up
« Reply #169 on: February 04, 2017, 12:14:10 PM »
Hope y'all are having fun! - naptime just started.

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Re: Austin, TX meet-up
« Reply #170 on: February 22, 2017, 04:54:19 PM »
sorry I missed the feb 4th meet up...

I've just sent a request to join the fb group. 

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Re: Austin, TX meet-up
« Reply #171 on: March 03, 2017, 01:51:52 PM »
International Kite Festival at Zilker Park on Sunday March 3rd.  Who's in?

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Re: Austin, TX meet-up
« Reply #172 on: March 03, 2017, 01:54:02 PM »
Darn it....March 5th...its on the 5th.  Anyway...is there anyone out there who would like to meetup at the International Kite Festival?


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Re: Austin, TX meet-up
« Reply #173 on: March 10, 2017, 05:04:52 PM »
ANNOUNCEMENT: MEETUP:
March 11th (Saturday)
1:00pm
The Blue Baker (in the Arboretum)

Hope to see you there!

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Re: Austin, TX meet-up
« Reply #174 on: April 17, 2017, 01:10:35 PM »
ANNOUNCEMENT: MEETUP:
March 11th (Saturday)
1:00pm
The Blue Baker (in the Arboretum)

Hope to see you there!

I moved back to Austin 3 weeks ago and love Blue Baker.

How has the attendance been at the past couple of these?

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« Reply #175 on: April 17, 2017, 04:31:20 PM »
I've been in Austin about three years but new to the MMM forums. I'm in for the next Meetup.

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« Reply #176 on: April 24, 2017, 10:29:25 PM »
ANNOUNCEMENT: MEETUP:
March 11th (Saturday)
1:00pm
The Blue Baker (in the Arboretum)

Hope to see you there!

I moved back to Austin 3 weeks ago and love Blue Baker.

How has the attendance been at the past couple of these?

Maybe a dozen people at the last one.  Several repeats from various past ones.  Good times!  Welcome back.

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Re: Austin, TX meet-up
« Reply #177 on: June 12, 2017, 11:13:59 PM »
I just asked to join the FB page!  Please except, I'm so excited and would love to have others to bounce ideas off of. I've recently discovered MMM :)

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Re: Austin, TX meet-up
« Reply #178 on: June 13, 2017, 08:02:03 AM »
That should say "accept"...gah, Late night post makes you forget how to spell!

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Re: Austin, TX meet-up
« Reply #179 on: June 29, 2017, 01:25:15 PM »
ANNOUNCEMENT: MEETUP:
March 11th (Saturday)
1:00pm
The Blue Baker (in the Arboretum)

Hope to see you there!

I moved back to Austin 3 weeks ago and love Blue Baker.

How has the attendance been at the past couple of these?

Maybe a dozen people at the last one.  Several repeats from various past ones.  Good times!  Welcome back.

Thanks! I made the June 24th meetup -- it was awesome :)

Looking forward to the July 8th meetup. Even the group is being frugal by running it as a Facebook group (no money cost) vs a meetup.com group (costs money).

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I just joined; I think the Austin FB group is the closest to my area! I'm about 90 miles from Austin, but look forward to a future meetup!

Welcome! 90 miles is quite a distance, but you're probably right that it's the closest to you. I hope you can make it on July 8th and can take the rest of the day to enjoy Austin with the long commute.

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Re: Austin, TX meet-up
« Reply #180 on: July 08, 2017, 09:49:47 AM »
I just joined; I think the Austin FB group is the closest to my area! I'm about 90 miles from Austin, but look forward to a future meetup!
I'm in the same boat.  I wish we had a group as active as the Austin group in my area.

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Re: Austin, TX meet-up
« Reply #181 on: July 12, 2017, 02:38:53 PM »
We just planned another meetup! 3pm on July 22nd at the Cepeda Branch of Austin Public Library. Come join us! The less frugal among us might even go for a beer afterward ;)

Join the facebook group if you want great discussion and guaranteed alerts of upcoming events. https://www.facebook.com/groups/389828901354772/

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Re: Austin, TX meet-up
« Reply #182 on: December 22, 2017, 09:43:45 AM »
Here is the next event planned for Sunday, January 21st:

https://www.facebook.com/events/2071113823107864/

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« Reply #183 on: December 25, 2017, 08:55:48 PM »
Here is the next event planned for Sunday, January 21st:

https://www.facebook.com/events/2071113823107864/

Thanks for updating! I don't Facebook.

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Re: Austin, TX meet-up
« Reply #184 on: February 05, 2018, 12:04:14 PM »
Next event planned for Sunday, February 18th at 12 noon, Central Market North:

https://www.facebook.com/events/1614912991956693/

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« Reply #185 on: February 05, 2018, 02:46:17 PM »
Next event planned for Sunday, February 18th at 12 noon, Central Market North:

https://www.facebook.com/events/1614912991956693/

Cool, thanks!

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Re: Austin, TX meet-up
« Reply #186 on: February 26, 2018, 11:08:59 AM »
March Event Announced: Picnic / Pot Luck at Mueller Lake Park - March 18th, 12 noon

https://www.facebook.com/events/148860729130533/?notif_t=plan_user_invited&notif_id=1519658524094153

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Re: Austin, TX meet-up
« Reply #187 on: February 28, 2018, 05:34:26 AM »
Hi, my family is located just south of Austin. I'll submit a join request now. Thanks for setting it up Saving!

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Re: Austin, TX meet-up
« Reply #188 on: April 02, 2018, 04:21:58 PM »
Moving to Austin soon just put in my Facebook request.

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Re: Austin, TX meet-up
« Reply #189 on: May 11, 2018, 05:22:08 PM »
Next meetup: Sunday May 20th 12 noon:

FI camp talks and bike ride in Pease Park.

Have you been considering going to one of the financial independence camps? Join us for an informal talk with folks who have attended Camp Mustache and Camp FI in the past year. Ride your bike to the park and or take an optional bike ride in Pease Park together after. The park has a playground and is another kid friendly location.

https://www.facebook.com/events/421407064988091/

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Re: Austin, TX meet-up
« Reply #190 on: May 11, 2018, 08:05:13 PM »
I added the next event to http://FIClubs.org/ for you also. Hope it helps bring some new faces!

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Re: Austin, TX meet-up
« Reply #191 on: May 20, 2018, 09:07:02 AM »
UPDATE: Due to weather we will be meeting at Central Market on North Lamar. Bike ride will have to be postponed for another Meetup.

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Re: Austin, TX meet-up
« Reply #192 on: April 14, 2019, 01:58:22 PM »
SUNDAY, APR 21 AT 4:30 PM

April Meetup at Domain Whole Foods

11920 Domain Dr, Austin, TX 78758-34033

Event info can be found in the private Choose FI Facebook Group. (Ask admin for permission to join):
https://bit.ly/2X4WiHg


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Re: Austin, TX meet-up
« Reply #193 on: May 11, 2019, 09:46:57 PM »
May Meetup: Summer Potluck

Sunday, May 26, 2019 at 3 PM – 7 PM CDT

Addison at Kramer Station
2601 Esperanza Crossing, Austin, Texas 78758

Event info can be found in the private Choose FI Facebook Group. (Ask admin for permission to join):
https://www.facebook.com/events/2350285185294271/

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Re: Austin, TX meet-up
« Reply #194 on: June 09, 2019, 05:28:50 PM »
Tuesday, June 25th at 6:30pm:

Local screening of Playing with FIRE at Cinemark Tinseltown 20 and XD Pflugerville
15436 Fm 1825, Pflugerville, TX, United States, 78660


https://www.tugg.com/events/playing-with-fire-1yzj

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Re: Austin, TX meet-up
« Reply #195 on: June 18, 2019, 09:22:37 PM »
Sunday, June 30, 2019 at 2 PM – 4 PM
Presentation by Conor Richardson - Author of Millennial Money Makeover
Event for ChooseFI Austin

Ruiz Branch, Austin Public Library
1600 Grove Blvd, Austin, Texas 78741

The room holds 39 people, so it will be limited to the first that RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/590647671345081/

If you RSVP then are unable to attend, please be sure to update your attendance on this event so that another person can be added.

ABOUT CONOR RICHARDSON

Conor Richardson, CPA, is the founder of MillennialMoneyMakeover.com, where he helps Millennials master essential money matters. Richardson began his career in New York City, working in finance and accounting and running his own businesses. Richardson's business experience ranges from working with early-stage startups to publicly traded companies. He has been featured in Fox Business, The Washington Post, and more. Richardson received his Bachelor of Business Administration in accounting from the University of Georgia and earned a Master of Accounting and Professional Consultancy from Villanova University. He currently lives in Austin, Texas.


ABOUT MILLENNIAL MONEY MAKEOVER

Over half of Millennials are freaked out by their finances. Luckily, with Millennial Money Makeover readers now have a guide to help them navigate the financial issues of their time. Certified public accountant Conor Richardson offers a refreshingly helpful and elegantly designed program to tackle essential money matters.

Millennial Money Makeover takes readers on a six-step journey to transform their financial life and set them up for lifelong success. From learning how to pay off student loans insanely fast to optimizing a financial ecosystem, Millennial Money Makeover teaches readers how to reclaim their financial future and jump-start the path to the rich life.

Built for readers in their twenties and thirties, this book gives Millennials a proven playbook. Learn new hacks like how using robo-advisors can increase your returns and how leveraging delayed gratification when buying your first home can save you thousands. Whether you are planning a passion budget, figuring out how to finally purchase that big-ticket item, or thinking about taking your first dip into investing, Conor will show you the way.

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Re: Austin, TX meet-up
« Reply #196 on: October 08, 2019, 07:59:34 PM »
Next Event: Saturday, October 19, 2019 at 9 AM – 11 AM

Walk & Talk...Ask & Learn

Turkey Creek Trail
Austin, Texas 78730

It's fall y'all! Let's get outside!

Join our members on a ~3 mile hike in NW Austin. It's one of my favorite trails in the city. Relatively easy, it's mostly shaded with a few inclines and some rocky paths. Unless we get some heavy rain, there won't be any water crossings to deal with. As one of the few parks that allow dogs off leash, feel free to bring your well-behaved fur-friend and don't forget WATER!

We're all here to learn, grow and prosper. Are there questions or issues you need help with on your FI journey? Maybe you need side hustle ideas? Need ways to slash expenses? Ask the team and tap the wealth of knowledge in this community to get you answers and/or guidance. We will spend ~8-10 mins on each topic and depending on attendance, we may have 2 going on at once.

DIRECTIONS:

From 360/Capital of TX Hwy, go west on FM 2222, turn left on City Park Rd. Follow the winding road about 5 miles and stay right at the forks. You will come to a parking lot on your right and that's where the trail starts.

Note Google and Apple maps may be a bit off but entering Emma Long Park in your map will get you on the main road and in the right direction. The trail is before you get to Emma Long Park so there is no park fee.

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« Reply #197 on: October 19, 2019, 11:04:07 AM »
Thanks for posting! Good walk.

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Re: Austin, TX meet-up
« Reply #198 on: February 20, 2020, 09:38:05 PM »
Next Event:

Pillars of FI: Side Hustles
   
Sunday, March 8, 2020 at 2 PM – 4 PM
   
Capital One Café (11801 Domain Blvd., Suite 160, Austin, TX)

One of the pillars of FI is earning more...so you can save more to invest more and FIRE early!
 
We live in the internet age and making money is easier than ever. You no longer need a degree or certified skills to make good money. With a little grit, creativity and an internet/cell connection, side hustles offer flexibility and unlimited earnings potential. Having multiple income streams is the key to accelerating your path to FI so you don't want to miss this event.
 
 Let's go beyond real estate and credit card/bank bonuses as they have been talked about a lot.
 
 Are you flipping cell phones like Joe, selling crickets or sperm?...let's hear it!
 
 Come listen, learn and share the best ideas. I will offer a prize to the one who WOWs me the most.

Link to the event here but you need to be a member of ChooseFI Austin to view:
https://www.facebook.com/events/515155555801954/
 

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Re: Austin, TX meet-up
« Reply #199 on: March 07, 2020, 09:53:14 PM »
Pillars of FI: Side Hustles CHANGE OF VENUE

North Village Branch Library
2505 Steck Ave, Austin, TX 78757-8142