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Title: Orlando, FL
Post by: PseudoStache on May 05, 2017, 07:06:56 AM
Starting a branch off of the Florida thread :)

Thought this might be a good place to setup Orlando Metro specific meetups and also chat about our cool city :)

A few of us even work from home - so maybe there's a networking/co-working opportunity as well?
 

We've been meeting for lunch the third weekend of the month. 

Saturday May 20th at 12:00 is coming up... and at our April meetup we talked about going to:
Kohinoor Indian Restaurant
http://www.kohinoorindianrestaurant.com/
249 W STATE ROAD 436
ALTAMONTE SPRINGS, FL

Hope you can make it!
Title: Re: Orlando, FL
Post by: tkc on May 05, 2017, 09:27:53 AM
in
Title: Re: Orlando, FL
Post by: dorf on May 05, 2017, 01:09:42 PM
On board
Title: Re: Orlando, FL
Post by: FL_MM on May 05, 2017, 09:29:10 PM
I'm in.
Title: Re: Orlando, FL
Post by: Roots&Wings on May 06, 2017, 07:06:52 AM
Thank you for organizing this pseudostache! Hope to be there again. Get back from a work trip Fri, will see how I feel Sat.

As far as Orlando area, anyone have any favorite places or things to do? I'm a fan of all the parks, nature preserves (http://floridahikes.com/central-florida), and springs. Hoping to check out more of these.

Top 10 springs around Orlando  (http://www.orlandosentinel.com/travel/springs/orl-trav-springs-intro-story.html)and in Central Florida:
- Blue Spring
- Silver Springs
- Rainbow Springs
- Silver Glen Springs
- Juniper Spring
- Alexander Spring
- Wekiwa Springs
- Rock Springs
- DeLeon Springs
- Salt Springs

Some nice beaches fairly close too, New Smyrna Beach, Wilbur by the Sea (lighthouse was cool), Canaveral Nat'l Seashore. Hope to catch a SpaceX launch one of these days!
Title: Re: Orlando, FL
Post by: FIstateofmind on May 06, 2017, 09:24:17 AM
Hey Orlando mustachians ~ Do you guys think Orlando is a good city to live? I always love visiting, I'm curious about living there :D
Title: Re: Orlando, FL
Post by: PseudoStache on May 06, 2017, 12:09:59 PM
Thank you for organizing this pseudostache! Hope to be there again. Get back from a work trip Fri, will see how I feel Sat.

As far as Orlando area, anyone have any favorite places or things to do? I'm a fan of all the parks, nature preserves (http://floridahikes.com/central-florida), and springs. Hoping to check out more of these.

Top 10 springs around Orlando  (http://www.orlandosentinel.com/travel/springs/orl-trav-springs-intro-story.html)and in Central Florida:
- Blue Spring
- Silver Springs
- Rainbow Springs
- Silver Glen Springs
- Juniper Spring
- Alexander Spring
- Wekiwa Springs
- Rock Springs
- DeLeon Springs
- Salt Springs

Some nice beaches fairly close too, New Smyrna Beach, Wilbur by the Sea (lighthouse was cool), Canaveral Nat'l Seashore. Hope to catch a SpaceX launch one of these days!

I live near the Wekiv(w)a area, but have only been to the springs a couple of times.

We visited Blue Springs several years ago to check out the Manatees - I believe they like to gather there during cold weather
And we enjoyed the Sugar Mill at Deleon Springs where you get to cook up pancakes on your own griddle.

If someone wants to put together a non-restaurant meet up, let's do it!



Title: Re: Orlando, FL
Post by: Roots&Wings on May 07, 2017, 07:22:27 AM
If someone wants to put together a non-restaurant meet up, let's do it!

^ Ha, no, I'm good with the restaurant meetups! Mostly commenting to "chat about our cool city" and see what other folks enjoy about living here, if others want to share :)

Blue Springs during winter manatee time is pretty special, sooo many come in, some serious water ballet going on! DeLeon Springs sounds like fun with the pancakes, will check it out when my family visits next. Also really enjoyed Silver Glen Springs, incredible turquoise water, small bubbling sand boils that "birth" new springs, ancient shell mounds, and the Yearling Trail right across the road.

Hey Orlando mustachians ~ Do you guys think Orlando is a good city to live? I always love visiting, I'm curious about living there :D

I'm not in downtown Orlando or a city person, but definitely enjoy living in the area (clean air, sunshine, being outdoors, LCOL, no state income tax!) and access to city amenities like int'l airport.
Title: Re: Orlando, FL
Post by: PseudoStache on May 07, 2017, 01:22:44 PM
Hey Orlando mustachians ~ Do you guys think Orlando is a good city to live? I always love visiting, I'm curious about living there :D

I'm not in downtown Orlando or a city person, but definitely enjoy living in the area (clean air, sunshine, being outdoors, LCOL, no state income tax!) and access to city amenities like int'l airport.

I'm probably not the best one to ask, as I'm pretty good at making anywhere I live "home," and have never really complained about anywhere I've lived (SoCal, Texas, PA).

We have no plans to ever leave Orlando - but do plan to slow travel across the country/world while keeping our home here as a home base and permanent residence.

Overall, I find Orlando to be a diverse/accepting metro.  There are plenty of things to do indoors/outdoors/cultural/food/etc...  Then of course you have all of the entertainment options.. If anyone tells me they're bored or can't find anything to do, I have to roll my eyes.

Now if you're looking for "Big City" living, you're not going to get that here.  While I like the occasional downtown visit, it's not very impressive nor charming in my opinion... but if you are looking for that walkable/bike-able lifestyle, it works.

Everywhere else typically requires a car - which is fine for my particular lifestyle.

As step-in-time mentioned, the no-state-income-tax as well as generous retirement/homestead asset protection atmosphere is great!  I don't think housing is outrageously expensive, but I do believe prices have outpaced average incomes, and it's the low interest rates that are allowing the appreciation.

If you're visiting Orlando during the third weekend of the month, come join us!



Title: Re: Orlando, FL
Post by: MandalayVA on May 07, 2017, 02:17:16 PM
PtF--we're moving to Orlando next month, so I may be able to make the July meetup!
Title: Re: Orlando, FL
Post by: FIstateofmind on May 08, 2017, 06:00:16 AM
Hey Orlando mustachians ~ Do you guys think Orlando is a good city to live? I always love visiting, I'm curious about living there :D

I'm not in downtown Orlando or a city person, but definitely enjoy living in the area (clean air, sunshine, being outdoors, LCOL, no state income tax!) and access to city amenities like int'l airport.

I'm probably not the best one to ask, as I'm pretty good at making anywhere I live "home," and have never really complained about anywhere I've lived (SoCal, Texas, PA).

We have no plans to ever leave Orlando - but do plan to slow travel across the country/world while keeping our home here as a home base and permanent residence.

Overall, I find Orlando to be a diverse/accepting metro.  There are plenty of things to do indoors/outdoors/cultural/food/etc...  Then of course you have all of the entertainment options.. If anyone tells me they're bored or can't find anything to do, I have to roll my eyes.

Now if you're looking for "Big City" living, you're not going to get that here.  While I like the occasional downtown visit, it's not very impressive nor charming in my opinion... but if you are looking for that walkable/bike-able lifestyle, it works.

Everywhere else typically requires a car - which is fine for my particular lifestyle.

As step-in-time mentioned, the no-state-income-tax as well as generous retirement/homestead asset protection atmosphere is great!  I don't think housing is outrageously expensive, but I do believe prices have outpaced average incomes, and it's the low interest rates that are allowing the appreciation.

If you're visiting Orlando during the third weekend of the month, come join us!

Thank you for the information! I really enjoy the Orlando area. Hopefully I'll be able to meet with you guys some time :)
Title: Re: Orlando, FL
Post by: Stashlando on May 09, 2017, 06:01:09 PM
Thanks for starting this PseudoStache, I'm going to do my best to make that meet up!
Title: Re: Orlando, FL
Post by: Roots&Wings on May 10, 2017, 06:18:23 AM
PtF--we're moving to Orlando next month, so I may be able to make the July meetup!

Good luck with your move! Hope the summer doesn't phase you too much, took me about 3 years to adjust to the summer heat/humidity. Usually low 90's highs, with afternoon thunderstorms to cool things off. Actually find this better than where I used to live up north, where it would often be upper 90s and humid in summer.
Title: Re: Orlando, FL
Post by: marcela on May 10, 2017, 06:54:53 AM
I'll be in Orlando on the meet-up date, but I'm coming into town for a wedding. :/ I'll keep an eye out for future meet-ups!
Title: Re: Orlando, FL
Post by: PseudoStache on May 12, 2017, 06:14:37 AM
I'll be in Orlando on the meet-up date, but I'm coming into town for a wedding. :/ I'll keep an eye out for future meet-ups!

So instead of hanging out with some random Mustachian money-minded strangers, you're going to attend a likely lavish/expensive event with loved ones?

We see where your priorities really lie :P

Our next one should be June 17th if we stick to the plan.  Hope to see you then!
Title: Re: Orlando, FL
Post by: Random Hangers on May 15, 2017, 02:09:55 PM
I'm driving back from a South Florida visit with the fam this Saturday, but barring traffic issues *knocks on wood*, should be able to hit Altamonte by about 12:30p. Hope to see you then!

P.S. At some point can we maybe switch it up with Sundays? Likely won't work for June, since the third Sunday is Father's Day, but maybe every few months? Just a (selfish) thought...

Thanks!
Title: Re: Orlando, FL
Post by: PseudoStache on May 15, 2017, 08:42:03 PM
I'm driving back from a South Florida visit with the fam this Saturday, but barring traffic issues *knocks on wood*, should be able to hit Altamonte by about 12:30p. Hope to see you then!

P.S. At some point can we maybe switch it up with Sundays? Likely won't work for June, since the third Sunday is Father's Day, but maybe every few months? Just a (selfish) thought...

Thanks!

I believe Kohinoor has got their Lunch Buffet going on Sunday - so arrival times are pretty flexible!

Let's vote for our June/July dates on Saturday :)

If everyone who expressed some interest makes it out this week, this could be our largest meetup yet!

And that's not even counting the pig!

Title: Re: Orlando, FL
Post by: MandalayVA on May 20, 2017, 04:30:21 PM
PtF--we're moving to Orlando next month, so I may be able to make the July meetup!

Good luck with your move! Hope the summer doesn't phase you too much, took me about 3 years to adjust to the summer heat/humidity. Usually low 90's highs, with afternoon thunderstorms to cool things off. Actually find this better than where I used to live up north, where it would often be upper 90s and humid in summer.

I have a ton of family in Florida and we'd always visit during the summer so I'm well acquainted with the weather.  Richmond can be the Sixth Pit of Hell in the summer--there's usually at least three or four days where it's over a hundred degrees with 95% humidity.  I'm revamping my wardrobe though.  Dri-Fit t-shirts, gauze and seersucker pants, slides and Crocs! 
Title: Re: Orlando, FL
Post by: FL_MM on May 23, 2017, 08:41:55 PM
Anyone considering attending the Southeastern Camp Mustache in Gainesville in January? Has anyone been and can let us know your experience?
Title: Re: Orlando, FL
Post by: pbkmaine on May 23, 2017, 08:50:39 PM
I was there and have just reserved for 2018.  I enjoyed it. Stephen Baughier and his twin brother, David, did a great job hosting. Pete, Mr. MM himself, came. There were not many Forum people, interestingly enough.
Title: Re: Orlando, FL
Post by: Roots&Wings on May 24, 2017, 06:28:10 AM
Is there a link with more info about Camp Mustache SE? I've never been able to find the facebook group, if that's the only place where info is posted.
Title: Re: Orlando, FL
Post by: pbkmaine on May 24, 2017, 07:10:32 AM
Look for "Southeastern Mustachians" and ask to join.
Title: Re: Orlando, FL
Post by: PseudoStache on May 24, 2017, 10:08:37 AM
Is there a link with more info about Camp Mustache SE? I've never been able to find the facebook group, if that's the only place where info is posted.

Here ya go!
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/camp-mustache-southeast-2018-tickets-34802000721?utm-medium=discovery&utm-campaign=social&utm-content=attendeeshare&aff=esfb&utm-source=fb&utm-term=listing (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/camp-mustache-southeast-2018-tickets-34802000721?utm-medium=discovery&utm-campaign=social&utm-content=attendeeshare&aff=esfb&utm-source=fb&utm-term=listing)

BTW - How was the preserve?
Title: Re: Orlando, FL
Post by: Roots&Wings on May 24, 2017, 10:46:38 AM
^ Awesome, thanks!

Sabal Point Sanctuary was interesting! An unattractive dirt road for the first 1/2 mile, but then quite pretty with pine forest, open glade, cypress and palm ecosystems, even saw deer. Super quiet and peaceful, definite asset for your nearby rental, but not worth a special trip IMO.

Looking forward to next meetup, it's fun exploring the area :)
Title: Re: Orlando, FL
Post by: CmFtns on May 25, 2017, 11:33:48 AM
Anyone considering attending the Southeastern Camp Mustache in Gainesville in January? Has anyone been and can let us know your experience?

To expensive in my opinion unless:

1) Your already retired and it's an affordable luxury
2) You are a finance blogger who justifies it as a business expense for networking
3) You are too lazy to learn about FIRE on the internet and need a weekend marathon session to whip you into shape

Don't get me wrong i'm sure it's a grand time but $600 for a couple is steep... We make sacrifices all the time to save far less than that
Title: Re: Orlando, FL
Post by: marcela on May 25, 2017, 01:27:10 PM
Kinda bugged me that there's no option for a day pass. I live in Gainesville and it seems counter the entire ethos of mustachianism to spend that much money to be somewhere 10 miles from my house.
Title: Re: Orlando, FL
Post by: PseudoStache on June 01, 2017, 11:44:00 AM
It's June!

Location:
Jason's Deli
www.jasonsdeli.com
301 E Altamonte Dr, Altamonte Springs, FL 32701

Time: 12:00 PM

If we keep with the third weekend of the month, it's looking like June 17th.
However with Father's day being the 18th - it may be an inconvenient weekend.

Does the 17th work for most?  If not, we can find another date.
Title: Re: Orlando, FL
Post by: Daisy on June 01, 2017, 12:11:34 PM
Miami girl here following in case I am ever in the Orlando area.

..which I might be on June 25, not that it should influence your decision or anything.
Title: Re: Orlando, FL
Post by: PseudoStache on June 06, 2017, 09:39:07 AM
Anyone interested in Real Estate investing want to go to the Central Florida Realty Investors General Meeting tomorrow (6/7)?
http://www.cfri.net (http://www.cfri.net)

Edgewater High School Performing Arts Center
3100 Edgewater Drive Orlando 32804

Doors Open: 5:15 pm
General Meeting: 6:00 pm

The topic this month is Lease Options.

PM me if you're interested in meeting up and going!

Title: Re: Orlando, FL
Post by: PseudoStache on June 13, 2017, 08:21:52 AM
Miami girl here following in case I am ever in the Orlando area.

..which I might be on June 25, not that it should influence your decision or anything.

Hey Orlando!

June 17th falls on the third weekend of the month - haven't seen any positive responses yet :(
Due to this weekend being Father's Day and the possibility of Daisy joining us, let's push this out to:

==
Jason's Deli
www.jasonsdeli.com
301 E Altamonte Dr, Altamonte Springs, FL 32701

Date: June 25th
Time: 12:00 PM
==
Title: Re: Orlando, FL
Post by: Roots&Wings on June 13, 2017, 10:53:37 AM
^ Can't make June 25, hope to catch the July meetup!
Title: Re: Orlando, FL
Post by: FL_MM on June 17, 2017, 04:14:42 PM
The 25th sounds good.
Title: Re: Orlando, FL
Post by: Daisy on June 21, 2017, 07:09:57 PM
So what's the verdict Orlando?

I am stopping by Orlando on my drive back home. I will start 40 minutes away.

Noon might be a little earlier than I wanted. Noon is doable though. I don't want to come off as a pushy Miami girl though...ha ha.
Title: Re: Orlando, FL
Post by: PseudoStache on June 23, 2017, 11:37:54 AM
So what's the verdict Orlando?

I am stopping by Orlando on my drive back home. I will start 40 minutes away.

Noon might be a little earlier than I wanted. Noon is doable though. I don't want to come off as a pushy Miami girl though...ha ha.

Daisy: My generally-no-weekend-plans self completely forgot that my wife had made some out of town plans for us this weekend.

So I will not be able to attend :(

I am not sure of the current attendance, and haven't counted many 'Yays' in the thread.
Title: Re: Orlando, FL
Post by: PseudoStache on June 24, 2017, 12:43:49 AM
JUNE 25th MEETUP CANCELED!

Let's make up for it with big attendance in July!!!
Title: Re: Orlando, FL
Post by: Daisy on June 24, 2017, 07:13:17 AM
Ok
Title: Re: Orlando, FL
Post by: Daisy on June 25, 2017, 08:57:02 PM
I went bike riding in the West Orange Trail instead. It was nice and shady!
Title: Re: Orlando, FL
Post by: PseudoStache on July 03, 2017, 10:49:58 AM
Happy July 4th everyone!

Time is flying, and the year is half over!  How's everyone's financial year been going?

Between saving and the market I can't believe I've already hit my 2017 target - hope the second half of the year goes just as well!
And hope you all are in the same boat!

Additionally, and with more Orlando relevancy, this past month I've been using my Real Estate license working with a home buyer in the Longwood area - and I'll tell ya - this market is pretty crazy.  Homes are pending in less than a week on the MLS and full price offers for "good" homes are the rule... It's been difficult for my clients to get what they want.

Is anyone else looking for a home right now (primary or investment) and feeling the same burn?

--

So about that July Meetup - As promised, it will be on a Sunday.

The third Sunday is 7/16 - I personally won't be available - Vegas work trip - but don't let that stop the train!
Alternatively we could do 7/23 if more folks are available then?

Any date preferences?

We had Jason's Deli scheduled in June, so we can still do that - but if there is anything else you are dying to try, let us know!
Title: Re: Orlando, FL
Post by: Roots&Wings on July 03, 2017, 11:42:46 AM
^ Congrats on meeting your 2017 goals early! And putting your side gig in real estate to greater use. If I hear of anyone looking in greater Longwood area, I'll send them along :)

Also can't make 7/16 but could do 7/23.
Title: Re: Orlando, FL
Post by: FL_MM on July 04, 2017, 07:40:00 AM
7/23 sounds good for a meetup. Any restaurant is fine.

A house in my neighborhood just sold without going on the market and at a "make me move" price. He just announced at his church that he was selling and had the contract within days. I wonder if we are heading for a repeat of 2008 crash? Might be some opportunity.
Title: Re: Orlando, FL
Post by: arebelspy on July 15, 2017, 03:11:40 PM
Is there a link with more info about Camp Mustache SE? I've never been able to find the facebook group, if that's the only place where info is posted.

Here ya go!
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/camp-mustache-southeast-2018-tickets-34802000721?utm-medium=discovery&utm-campaign=social&utm-content=attendeeshare&aff=esfb&utm-source=fb&utm-term=listing (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/camp-mustache-southeast-2018-tickets-34802000721?utm-medium=discovery&utm-campaign=social&utm-content=attendeeshare&aff=esfb&utm-source=fb&utm-term=listing)

FYI for anyone interested in Camp Mustache SE, the above link is for the second week, which is now sold out.

After it (next year's CM SE) sold out instantly, the guy who runs CM SE added a second weekend, a week before the first.  It is close to selling out, but not sold out yet. Jan 5-8.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/camp-mustache-southeast-2018-week-1-jan-5-8-2018-tickets-34921982590

:)

For those wondering about the price, yep, it costs money. All food and lodging is included for several days.  It still seems expensive, but I'll tell you, it's totally worth it.

There's a reason people who attend Camp Mustache events tend to go back. Despite us all being Mustachians, and adverse to spending money unnecessarily, we tend to find a lot of value in the events, it's well worth it. The weekend of spending nonstop time with so many amazing people who yo have so much in common with... well, it's worth finding your tribe. It's just a blast. (And I say that as an introvert.)

The wife and I have literally planned trips into the US (from traveling overseas) just to attend Camp Mustache events.  Next year we'll probably attend 3-4 of them.  It'll probably be 5-10% of our spending for the year.  Well worth it.  :)

Anyways, not trying to convince anyone. I have no connection with it, other than happy attendee, and the event will sell out soon, regardless, just mentioning for those who might be on the fence.
Title: Re: Orlando, FL
Post by: Daisy on July 15, 2017, 03:49:47 PM
Thanks for the tip arebelspy! I had been on the waiting list for the original date, but now signed up for this new date and I am officially going!
Title: Re: Orlando, FL
Post by: arebelspy on July 15, 2017, 04:44:46 PM
Thanks for the tip arebelspy! I had been on the waiting list for the original date, but now signed up for this new date and I am officially going!

Awesome!  See you there!  :)
Title: Re: Orlando, FL
Post by: PseudoStache on July 17, 2017, 02:38:01 PM
Orlando Meetup:

==
Jason's Deli
www.jasonsdeli.com (http://www.jasonsdeli.com)
301 E Altamonte Dr, Altamonte Springs, FL 32701

Date: July 23rd, 2017
Time: 12:00 PM
==

Hopefully all those that responded earlier can make it!
Title: Re: Orlando, FL
Post by: Random Hangers on July 17, 2017, 03:41:37 PM
A Sunday, hooray! I'm in. :)
Title: Re: Orlando, FL
Post by: dorf on July 19, 2017, 07:59:35 AM
I will be there.
Title: Re: Orlando, FL
Post by: FL_MM on July 20, 2017, 08:44:18 PM
I'm not sure if I can attend, but will try.
Title: Re: Orlando, FL
Post by: Daisy on July 20, 2017, 08:48:18 PM
I'm not in Orlando that weekend. :(
Title: Re: Orlando, FL
Post by: Roots&Wings on July 26, 2017, 10:58:49 AM
Quick question about our "cool area" :) Has anyone checked out any of the bioluminescence kayak spots or done this before? Any tips?

http://www.nationalgeographic.com/travel/florida-land-and-sea/experience-bioluminescence/

(http://fullhdwallpapersdownload.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/bioluminescence-tasmania-wallpaper-1-300x183.jpg)
Title: Re: Orlando, FL
Post by: Random Hangers on July 26, 2017, 02:55:12 PM
Quick question about our "cool area" :) Has anyone checked out any of the bioluminescence kayak spots or done this before? Any tips?

http://www.nationalgeographic.com/travel/florida-land-and-sea/experience-bioluminescence/

(http://fullhdwallpapersdownload.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/bioluminescence-tasmania-wallpaper-1-300x183.jpg)

We did this one about a year ago: http://www.adayawaykayaktours.com/webapp/p/304/dino-and-bioluminescent It was cool, but only from a 'kayaking at night' perspective. The amount of bio-luminescence was NOWHERE like what the photos showed. The coolest part was when we pulled off to a little sandbar and the guide picked up some bio-luminescent critter (not sure what they were) and passed it around (he said it doesn't hurt them, so here's hoping!). That was very cool, but he also said it was surprising that we found them, that they aren't always out.

Hope that helps!
Title: Re: Orlando, FL
Post by: Roots&Wings on July 26, 2017, 03:59:32 PM
Quick question about our "cool area" :) Has anyone checked out any of the bioluminescence kayak spots or done this before? Any tips?

http://www.nationalgeographic.com/travel/florida-land-and-sea/experience-bioluminescence/

(http://fullhdwallpapersdownload.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/bioluminescence-tasmania-wallpaper-1-300x183.jpg)

We did this one about a year ago: http://www.adayawaykayaktours.com/webapp/p/304/dino-and-bioluminescent It was cool, but only from a 'kayaking at night' perspective. The amount of bio-luminescence was NOWHERE like what the photos showed. The coolest part was when we pulled off to a little sandbar and the guide picked up some bio-luminescent critter (not sure what they were) and passed it around (he said it doesn't hurt them, so here's hoping!). That was very cool, but he also said it was surprising that we found them, that they aren't always out.

Hope that helps!

^ Yes, exactly what I was wondering, thanks Random Hangers! Like a lot of natural phenomena (meteor showers come to mind too), sounds like it's more low-key than they lead you to believe, but would still be interesting to check out :)
Title: Re: Orlando, FL
Post by: Random Hangers on September 07, 2017, 06:52:21 AM
Stay safe this weekend, everyone!
Title: Re: Orlando, FL
Post by: Roots&Wings on September 18, 2017, 03:40:30 PM
To echo Random Hangers, hope everyone is safe post-hurricane and getting back to normal. Being surrounded by this destruction is unsettling. The yard debris from my small yard alone will fill the garbage truck. Trying to schedule a roofer to fix a complex flashing leak is turning into a nightmare (and house mold). Overall very lucky though, and glad to be back home!
Title: Re: Orlando, FL
Post by: apkanne on September 20, 2017, 02:58:11 PM
Just joined MMM, glad to see there is an Orlando group! I work in east Orlando and live in Sanford. I'd love to meet up one day!
Title: Re: Orlando, FL
Post by: PseudoStache on September 20, 2017, 05:47:08 PM
Howdy folks!

It's been a while... Let's make it happen next month!

How does lunch on October 15th sound?

Title: Re: Orlando, FL
Post by: PseudoStache on October 08, 2017, 12:25:18 PM
Hey there, Orlando!  Just checking in to see if we have any interest in an October meetup.

I think we talked about Dandelion Communitea in the Mills50 area....

Also been meaning to try that Black Rooster taqueria nearby.

Love to see jow everyone's been doing these last couple of months!

Title: Re: Orlando, FL
Post by: dorf on October 09, 2017, 05:50:22 AM

I'd be willing to go.  I keep saying that I'll go but then get distracted.

Title: Re: Orlando, FL
Post by: bilmar on October 09, 2017, 11:15:36 AM
15th works for me.
Bill
Title: Re: Orlando, FL
Post by: Random Hangers on October 09, 2017, 11:49:52 AM
Ooh, never heard of Black Rooster but it looks cool. I'd be down forgiving that a try (in full disclosure, I would also show up for Dandelion, but figured you're looking for help on deciding where to go, lol).

Usually noon, right? I might actually be on time this time!

Thanks as always for coordinating, Pseudostache. :)
Title: Re: Orlando, FL
Post by: minafi on October 09, 2017, 11:53:40 AM
Hey hey all! I'm newish to the forums, but long-time FI/Orlandoan (is that a word?). I'm down for the 15th at either Black Rooster or Dandelion. Black Rooster has some seriously good Guac, but I love the sweet potato burrito's at Dandy, so I'm split.

Thanks Random Hangers for the heads up about this.
Title: Re: Orlando, FL
Post by: PseudoStache on October 09, 2017, 12:03:03 PM
That's enough "Yays" for me!

Let's make it happen:

==
Black Rooster Taqueria
www.blackroostertaqueria.com (http://www.blackroostertaqueria.com)
1323 N Mills Ave, Orlando, FL 32803

Date: October 15th, 2017
Time: 12:00 PM
==

If you don't know what we look like when you get there, look for the pig!

Title: Re: Orlando, FL
Post by: Random Hangers on October 09, 2017, 12:11:05 PM
Fun fact: I know Adam IRL so I can vouch that he's not super scary and/or a super scary spender.
I'll be sure to remind him about the 'new guy buys lunch for everyone' rule.

;-)
Title: Re: Orlando, FL
Post by: PseudoStache on October 09, 2017, 12:24:23 PM
Fun fact: I know Adam IRL so I can vouch that he's not super scary and/or a super scary spender.
I'll be sure to remind him about the 'new guy buys lunch for everyone' rule.

;-)

Adam - please don't hurt me when I say this.... but at first I got excited when I got a quick glance at your avatar/name - and I was like, that's not Adam Driver is it?

Because if Kylo Ren is going to be at the Black Rooster, this Meetup will be EPIC!

(BTW: Un-mustachian Star Wars tickets go on sale tonight!)
Title: Re: Orlando, FL
Post by: khotte on October 09, 2017, 01:37:25 PM
That's enough "Yays" for me!

Let's make it happen:

==
Black Rooster Taqueria
www.blackroostertaqueria.com (http://www.blackroostertaqueria.com)
1323 N Mills Ave, Orlando, FL 32803

Date: October 15th, 2017
Time: 12:00 PM
==

If you don't know what we look like when you get there, look for the pig!

Darn! I haven't been able to make one of these yet. Unfortunately I'll be in China on October 15th, but I'd love to do another one soon if we can!
Title: Re: Orlando, FL
Post by: FL_MM on October 09, 2017, 02:17:50 PM
Sounds great!
Title: Re: Orlando, FL
Post by: PseudoStache on October 09, 2017, 02:37:48 PM
Darn! I haven't been able to make one of these yet. Unfortunately I'll be in China on October 15th, but I'd love to do another one soon if we can!

Hmmm... China or Tacos?  Priorities man!

These are generally monthly - but life and Irma threw us off a bit in July/August - Hopefully November will work out!
Title: Re: Orlando, FL
Post by: minafi on October 09, 2017, 08:51:50 PM
I'll be sure to remind him about the 'new guy buys lunch for everyone' rule.

I knew this was a trap! So, now I have to recruit someone newer right?

Quote from: PseudoStache
Adam - please don't hurt me when I say this.... but at first I got excited when I got a quick glance at your avatar/name - and I was like, that's not Adam Driver is it?

Haha, you're not the first person to say that! When you see our height different it'll be hard for me to pass as him though. Littlefinger, on the other hand, I might be able to pull off.
Title: Re: Orlando, FL
Post by: PseudoStache on October 14, 2017, 11:27:33 AM
Looking forward to Lunch tomorrow!

If anyone coming has implemented the Mega-Backdoor Roth through their 401K, would love to hear about it.
I think I've had this ability with my plan for quite a while and just didn't know it :(


==
Black Rooster Taqueria
www.blackroostertaqueria.com (http://www.blackroostertaqueria.com)
1323 N Mills Ave, Orlando, FL 32803

Date: October 15th, 2017
Time: 12:00 PM
==

If you don't know what we look like when you get there, look for the pig!
Title: Re: Orlando, FL
Post by: PseudoStache on October 15, 2017, 06:40:17 PM
My tacos were awesome - I shall return.

And nice to meet a few new faces - and hear from someone actually FIREd!

Just so you think I'm not crazy regarding two of my topics:

Backdoor Roth "Seasoning"-
I'm not sure if there is consensus on this, but check out threads like this: https://www.bogleheads.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=207300

FEMA Flood Definition -
A general and temporary condition of partial or complete inundation of 2 or more acres of normally dry land area or of 2 or more properties (at least 1 of which is the policyholder's property) from:
--Overflow of inland or tidal waters; or
--Unusual and rapid accumulation or runoff of surface waters from any source; or
--Mudflow

I'll have to do a little more research/calling around for a definitive answer.

Till next month!



Title: Re: Orlando, FL
Post by: Rhoon on October 17, 2017, 10:17:26 PM
Good to see there's a regular Orlando meet up group.

Following the thread so I can attend the November one -- hopefully I won't be on the road (Work in Sales).

Also interested in the CFRI group should anyone be going to the next meeting.
Title: Re: Orlando, FL
Post by: Random Hangers on October 18, 2017, 01:56:51 PM
Great meetup as usual! Many thanks to Pseudostache for keeping it going and faithfully bringing the pig.

We touched on this a bit, but what are everyone's thoughts on flood insurance? Insurance agent's quote tops out at $250k building/$100k content with a $450 annual premium.  The pricetag isn't bad, but not sure if it's worthwhile. Always wary of unnecessary insurance...
Title: Re: Orlando, FL
Post by: PseudoStache on October 18, 2017, 04:04:39 PM
Great meetup as usual! Many thanks to Pseudostache for keeping it going and faithfully bringing the pig.

We touched on this a bit, but what are everyone's thoughts on flood insurance? Insurance agent's quote tops out at $250k building/$100k content with a $450 annual premium.  The pricetag isn't bad, but not sure if it's worthwhile. Always wary of unnecessary insurance...

I think each situation is different.  If I did not have a pool, I don't think I'd consider it.

I think Irma was a pretty good test.  If your home wasn't close to flooding, I'd say that it probably isn't necessary.

For those near bodies of water/retention ponds or streets where water did collect, I think there is a good case for it.  In my neighborhood the retention pond overflow was either clogged or could not keep up with the rate of rainfall and the folks around it were freaking out about it.


Title: Re: Orlando, FL
Post by: PseudoStache on October 18, 2017, 04:06:53 PM
Good to see there's a regular Orlando meet up group.

Following the thread so I can attend the November one -- hopefully I won't be on the road (Work in Sales).

Also interested in the CFRI group should anyone be going to the next meeting.

Rhoon, I believe both Dorf and I are members - are you?

I don't think they've announced a speaker/topic yet, but I may finally get out there on Nov 1.

If you're definite about attending, let me know!


Title: Re: Orlando, FL
Post by: Random Hangers on November 07, 2017, 08:44:05 AM
PseudoStache, saw your note about getting together on the 18th. Alas, Saturdays aren't good for me, so I won't be able to attend this time. Maybe December!
You wanted to try Dandelion, right? Might be worth a try...
Title: Re: Orlando, FL
Post by: PseudoStache on November 08, 2017, 05:24:00 PM
PseudoStache, saw your note about getting together on the 18th. Alas, Saturdays aren't good for me, so I won't be able to attend this time. Maybe December!
You wanted to try Dandelion, right? Might be worth a try...

Doh!  I actually meant Sunday the 19th!  I have 5 year old "priorities" to attend to on Saturday :)

Hey folks - anyone interested in doing a November 19th Meetup at Dandelion :P

Dandelion Cafe
dandelioncommunitea.com (http://dandelioncommunitea.com)
618 N Thornton Ave, Orlando, FL 32803

Title: Re: Orlando, FL
Post by: Roots&Wings on November 09, 2017, 10:43:32 AM
Ooh, a vegan restaurant! Thorton Park area is lovely too. I can't usually do Sunday's but will try to make this.

And if anyone knows of any local PNC branches offering the $400 checking signup bonus, please share! Just missed it at 2 Winter Park branches, and the Mills Park branch.
Title: Re: Orlando, FL
Post by: Random Hangers on November 09, 2017, 11:45:56 AM
I'm in, whichever restaurant we choose (as long as there's easy parking; the downtown and surrounding areas scare me a little, lol).
Title: Re: Orlando, FL
Post by: PseudoStache on November 14, 2017, 11:33:26 AM
I'm in, whichever restaurant we choose (as long as there's easy parking; the downtown and surrounding areas scare me a little, lol).

It's been a while since I've been to Little Saigon which is nearby, but I believe there are a couple of parking lots across the street from Dandelion.


Ooh, a vegan restaurant! Thorton Park area is lovely too. I can't usually do Sunday's but will try to make this.

And if anyone knows of any local PNC branches offering the $400 checking signup bonus, please share! Just missed it at 2 Winter Park branches, and the Mills Park branch.

I need to get onboard with these signup bonuses - not familiar with any PNC branches :(

I believe there is another vegan place in Winter Park near Park Ave - Ethos (I think?) that might be worth a shot at some point as well!



Title: Re: Orlando, FL
Post by: Roots&Wings on November 15, 2017, 05:58:52 AM
^ Yes, Google shows plenty of parking around Dandelion. Hope to see you there!

Ethos in Winter Park is really good, and they have a lot of craft beer for anyone into that.

And signup bonuses are great fun! I'm at $3.5k year to date using $25k from cash emergency fund that would otherwise just sit earning 1.2% interest. It's not huge side money but at least covers estimated taxes. If you're looking to get started, 5/3 Bank $300 bonus (https://www.doctorofcredit.com/fifth-third-200-checking-bonus-fl-ga-il-ky-mi-nc-oh-tn-wv/) could be a good one to go for.
Title: Re: Orlando, FL
Post by: PseudoStache on November 16, 2017, 10:56:37 AM
^ Yes, Google shows plenty of parking around Dandelion. Hope to see you there!

Ethos in Winter Park is really good, and they have a lot of craft beer for anyone into that.

And signup bonuses are great fun! I'm at $3.5k year to date using $25k from cash emergency fund that would otherwise just sit earning 1.2% interest. It's not huge side money but at least covers estimated taxes. If you're looking to get started, 5/3 Bank $300 bonus (https://www.doctorofcredit.com/fifth-third-200-checking-bonus-fl-ga-il-ky-mi-nc-oh-tn-wv/) could be a good one to go for.

I wasn't able to do that one online with my Zip Code :(  I did get the code emailed to me, so I may go into a branch.
Title: Re: Orlando, FL
Post by: LifeHappens on November 16, 2017, 11:47:39 AM
Howdy! I currently live in the Ft Myers area, but considering a move to Sanford (other locations in not-Orlando also under consideration). Spent last weekend checking out the area. I have to say, the traffic scared me! I4 mid-morning on a Sunday was bad enough! Is it just always terrible?

Anyway, what we like about Sanford is: 1) walkable/bikeable central area, 2) nice waterfront, 3) light rail to downtown (any comments on how useful this is?) 4) close enough to the beach 5) affordable housing prices, 6) fairly diverse population. The town seems to be on the upswing. Wondering what the locals think?
Title: Re: Orlando, FL
Post by: bilmar on November 18, 2017, 06:12:54 AM
I should be able to make it tomorrow.

Bill
Title: Re: Orlando, FL
Post by: Roots&Wings on November 18, 2017, 07:20:10 AM
Howdy! I currently live in the Ft Myers area, but considering a move to Sanford (other locations in not-Orlando also under consideration). Spent last weekend checking out the area. I have to say, the traffic scared me! I4 mid-morning on a Sunday was bad enough! Is it just always terrible?

Anyway, what we like about Sanford is: 1) walkable/bikeable central area, 2) nice waterfront, 3) light rail to downtown (any comments on how useful this is?) 4) close enough to the beach 5) affordable housing prices, 6) fairly diverse population. The town seems to be on the upswing. Wondering what the locals think?

I-4 traffic is generally terrible, but traffic really increases in fall/winter months when all the snowbirds return.
What you like about Sanford is exactly what I like about my town, though light rail is not yet here. Sanford you also have SFB airport, Allegiant has insanely cheap flights to many parts of US and PR.
Title: Re: Orlando, FL
Post by: PseudoStache on November 19, 2017, 10:11:02 AM
Hi folks... Probably too late to view this, but I have an unmustachian pool leak at my house right now... and i will not be able to make it :(.  hope you all had a good meet and Happy Thanksgiving!
Title: Re: Orlando, FL
Post by: Random Hangers on November 19, 2017, 10:18:45 AM
So funny, we just logged in to see where you were. RW and I are here and will drink and eat delicious food without you. 😊 Good luck with your pool situation. Next time!
Title: Re: Orlando, FL
Post by: PseudoStache on November 19, 2017, 05:22:15 PM
So funny, we just logged in to see where you were. RW and I are here and will drink and eat delicious food without you. 😊 Good luck with your pool situation. Next time!

ARRGH! I will get there one of these days!

It took me about two weeks for my pool company to recognize that there is some type of leak in my pool and send someone over.  I had a guy come out yesterday to dive the pool and he did not find anything within the pool.  He arrived at 8 AM this morning and had to dig up my yard to find a pipe/pipe joint that is leaking - I was hoping I'd still make it to lunch. 

Unfortunately this is going to be a significant undertaking to repair because of the layout of the pipes.

I will say that this leak detector was a hustler and wouldn't give up - so if you need a referral for a leaky pool, let me know and I'll forward you his info!






Title: Re: Orlando, FL
Post by: brooklynmoney on November 19, 2017, 08:55:05 PM
Hello FL Mudtachians. As you can probably tell from my name I am destined to be a snow bird some day. I live to surf so am very curious about Cocoa Beach. Anyone live there? What’s that area like? I’m a single woman so not looking for good schools and suburbia more funky beach town.
Title: Re: Orlando, FL
Post by: arebelspy on December 21, 2017, 09:02:04 AM
I am no longer attending Camp FI in early January in Gainesville, FL, and have a ticket to each week, if anyone is interested:

https://forum.mrmoneymustache.com/journals/where-in-the-world-is-arebelspy/msg1819215/#msg1819215 (https://forum.mrmoneymustache.com/journals/where-in-the-world-is-arebelspy/msg1819215/#msg1819215)
Title: Re: Orlando, FL
Post by: PseudoStache on January 04, 2018, 02:50:28 PM
Orlando - How the heck are you!?

Happy New Year!  I'm hoping everyone hit at least double digit net-worth growth (and more!) in 2017.

Is anyone attending any of the Gainesville Camps over the next two weekends?
If so, would love to hear about your experience at a local Orlando meetup soon.

Let's talk about "maximizing" our situations in 2018 with the new tax reform.

How does Sunday, January 28th sound for y'all?


Title: Re: Orlando, FL
Post by: Rhoon on January 08, 2018, 09:04:55 PM

How does Sunday, January 28th sound for y'all?

I should actually be able to attend this one. Would be a good way to introduce my DW into the mix.
Title: Re: Orlando, FL
Post by: Random Hangers on January 10, 2018, 06:27:02 AM
Alas, not attending any of the upcoming Gainesville camps.

I think I'm ok with the 28th though (waiting to hear back on an appointment). I can't remember; was there anywhere left on our list of places that we wanted to hit? Maybe Dandelion, since only R&W got to go last time...?
Title: Re: Orlando, FL
Post by: PseudoStache on January 10, 2018, 11:18:47 AM
Alas, not attending any of the upcoming Gainesville camps.

I think I'm ok with the 28th though (waiting to hear back on an appointment). I can't remember; was there anywhere left on our list of places that we wanted to hit? Maybe Dandelion, since only R&W got to go last time...?

I don't think we had anything left on the list.

Anyone interested in trying some Ramen at Domu at East End Market:
http://www.domufl.com/
Menu here: http://www.domufl.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/brunchmenu.pdf

Also open to doing Mamak again since they've got pretty good seating.


Title: Re: Orlando, FL
Post by: FL_MM on January 12, 2018, 08:08:40 AM
Ramen on the 28th sounds great!
Title: Re: Orlando, FL
Post by: MandalayVA on January 12, 2018, 08:23:44 AM
If brunch is being done, I think this date might work out for me--if you don't mind having a semi-retired old fart joining the gang, that is.  :D
Title: Re: Orlando, FL
Post by: PseudoStache on January 12, 2018, 11:26:11 AM
If brunch is being done, I think this date might work out for me--if you don't mind having a semi-retired old fart joining the gang, that is.  :D

Age is but a number :)

Yes please do join!

Looks like Domu opens at 11:00.  I've never been there, so I don't know what seating/diner traffic is like.

We normally do Noon - hope that works for you.
Title: Re: Orlando, FL
Post by: PseudoStache on January 12, 2018, 11:29:34 AM
Ramen on the 28th sounds great!

I've been wanting to try this place for a while - I think they even have a vegan option!

See you then!
Title: Re: Orlando, FL
Post by: Random Hangers on January 13, 2018, 06:41:44 AM
Alas, won't be able to come this time. Have fun, either place sounds delish!
Title: Re: Orlando, FL
Post by: PseudoStache on January 24, 2018, 11:08:44 AM
Hello Everyone!

Just checking in to get a quick headcount check for this Sunday, 1/28.

I didn't hear any objections to Domu (Ramen)
http://www.domufl.com/ (http://www.domufl.com/)
Menu here: http://www.domufl.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/brunchmenu.pdf (http://www.domufl.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/brunchmenu.pdf)

Sunday, January 28th - 12:00PM
Address:
Domu - East End Market
3201 Corrine Dr Ste 100, Orlando, FL 32803


Looking forward to it!



Title: Re: Orlando, FL
Post by: FL_MM on January 28, 2018, 04:24:56 AM
I won’t be able to make it.
Title: Re: Orlando, FL
Post by: PseudoStache on January 28, 2018, 09:32:50 AM
Good Morning - It doesn’t look like we received any confirmed ‘yes’ responses - Canceling :(

Hello Everyone!

Just checking in to get a quick headcount check for this Sunday, 1/28.

I didn't hear any objections to Domu (Ramen)
http://www.domufl.com/ (http://www.domufl.com/)
Menu here: http://www.domufl.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/brunchmenu.pdf (http://www.domufl.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/brunchmenu.pdf)

Sunday, January 28th - 12:00PM
Address:
Domu - East End Market
3201 Corrine Dr Ste 100, Orlando, FL 32803


Looking forward to it!

Title: Re: Orlando, FL
Post by: Bemly on January 30, 2018, 06:42:01 AM
Hi all, just found this part of the forum.

I moved to Orlando from Nashville about 5 years ago to attend UCF. I live close to campus and work in Sanford.

Looking forward to future events!
Title: Re: Orlando, FL
Post by: Random Hangers on January 30, 2018, 07:21:51 AM
Sorry last weekend's meet-up got cancelled. *sad face* Anyone free on Sunday the 11th? (I may not be able to get there until 12:30p)

Maybe same plans as PseudoStache suggested?
Domu (Ramen)
http://www.domufl.com/
Menu here: http://www.domufl.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/brunchmenu.pdf

Sunday, February 11 - 12:00PM
Address:
Domu - East End Market
3201 Corrine Dr Ste 100, Orlando, FL 32803
Title: Re: Orlando, FL
Post by: PseudoStache on January 30, 2018, 11:26:25 AM
Sorry last weekend's meet-up got cancelled. *sad face* Anyone free on Sunday the 11th? (I may not be able to get there until 12:30p)

Maybe same plans as PseudoStache suggested?
Domu (Ramen)
http://www.domufl.com/
Menu here: http://www.domufl.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/brunchmenu.pdf

Sunday, February 11 - 12:00PM
Address:
Domu - East End Market
3201 Corrine Dr Ste 100, Orlando, FL 32803

I will be there!
Title: Re: Orlando, FL
Post by: Bemly on February 01, 2018, 03:25:24 PM
I could probably do that
Title: Re: Orlando, FL
Post by: Roots&Wings on February 05, 2018, 06:25:34 AM
Sorry last weekend's meet-up got cancelled. *sad face* Anyone free on Sunday the 11th? (I may not be able to get there until 12:30p)

Unfortunately won't be able to make the 11th. Have fun!

What did you end up deciding about the termite treatment vs termite bond? I checked with some of my neighbors, and no one has a termite bond. One guy has a termite treatment contract. The rest of us just wing it. These are mostly older homes built from 1930's-50's, and no issues so far.
Title: Re: Orlando, FL
Post by: Random Hangers on February 09, 2018, 12:17:52 PM
Hi, Roots: Yeah, we landed on winging it, lol. Interesting about the age of the homes you mentioned: my co-worker has a home from that time frame and he said something about how older wood is harder and less likely to get termites. I did two seconds of research and it seems like termites mostly prefer younger wood, which tends to be more moist and, for lack of a better phrase, easier to chew? So sounds like older homes may have a slightly less chance of getting them? At least anecdotally.

Regarding Sunday's meet-up with Pseudostace and maybe Bemly: I'll actually be there at noon for once! Shocking, lol. Am looking forward to ramen. Mmm. It would be nice if it were a tiny bit cold/cozy for the ramen versus this heat wave that seems to be coming through. It's February, for goodness' sake!
Title: Re: Orlando, FL
Post by: Bemly on February 11, 2018, 07:40:18 AM
Unfortunately I won't be able to make it today, I have been wrangled into an obligation. I'll try to make the next one!
Title: Re: Orlando, FL
Post by: FI_WHY on February 22, 2018, 07:59:14 AM
It's so nice to see I'm not the only one here in Orlando.
Title: Re: Orlando, FL
Post by: lexde on March 06, 2018, 05:40:18 PM
Let me know if I should delete this post because it's not exactly about meetups but I need some input from Orlando folks.

Does anyone know any resources for a short-term rental? (3/6/9 months)
I'd prefer an apartment over a room, and have a dog. But am a good, clean, and quiet tenant.
I'm looking to purchase a duplex/triplex in the near future but if I start that process then I will have to find temporary accommodations in the meantime. I can't really post to the Orlando facebook groups because of mutual friends who are members of the group and it is not public knowledge that I am looking to make a change.

Any advice/resources would be greatly appreciated!
Title: Re: Orlando, FL
Post by: PseudoStache on March 07, 2018, 06:57:21 AM
Let me know if I should delete this post because it's not exactly about meetups but I need some input from Orlando folks.

Does anyone know any resources for a short-term rental? (3/6/9 months)
I'd prefer an apartment over a room, and have a dog. But am a good, clean, and quiet tenant.
I'm looking to purchase a duplex/triplex in the near future but if I start that process then I will have to find temporary accommodations in the meantime. I can't really post to the Orlando facebook groups because of mutual friends who are members of the group and it is not public knowledge that I am looking to make a change.

Any advice/resources would be greatly appreciated!

I don't have any Mustachian specific recommendations and haven't looked for an apartment in several years - the Orlando forum over at http://www.city-data.com/forum/Orlando might be able provide some advice. 

For a short term idea, maybe reaching out to a motivated VRBO.com owner?  They may be willing to give you a good rate? 

Good luck!
Title: Re: Orlando, FL
Post by: Random Hangers on March 08, 2018, 04:33:49 PM
Anyone interested in doing a March meet-up? Can't remember if there are any other places we wanted to try. Infusion Tea, or was that already done? I'm thinking maybe there was a BBQ place as well...

(potential) date: Sunday, 3/25
time: noon
location: TBD

Thoughts?

Oh, and PseudoStache, I have a friend interested in attending one of the CFRI monthly meetings, maybe in April. Do you go every month, or just occasionally?
Title: Re: Orlando, FL
Post by: PseudoStache on March 08, 2018, 05:05:52 PM
I should be in - barring any last minute Spring Break plans with the kiddos :)

BBQ sounds good... I think we talked about Ethos at some point?

CFRI General Meetings are typically the first Wed of the month at Edgewater High.
I haven't been in a while TBH.. but happy to speak to your friend about it!
Title: Re: Orlando, FL
Post by: Roots&Wings on March 09, 2018, 12:02:49 PM
@lexde This might be stating the obvious, but Orlando is huge, and if you have a target area, contacting a local realtor is another idea. The realtor who I bought my house from also handles rentals (short and long term). Good luck!

For meetup, I'm tentative for Sunday 3/25 for Infusion or whatever! Also, I'll be at Winter Park PNC (right next to Ethos) Friday afternoon 3/16 around 2:30 to open the $400 checking (https://www.pnc.com/content/branches/en/fairbanks-winter-park.html) if anyone wants to try to meetup briefly or grab something at Ethos then.
Title: Re: Orlando, FL
Post by: PseudoStache on March 09, 2018, 03:08:23 PM
@lexde This might be stating the obvious, but Orlando is huge, and if you have a target area, contacting a local realtor is another idea. The realtor who I bought my house from also handles rentals (short and long term). Good luck!

For meetup, I'm tentative for Sunday 3/25 for Infusion or whatever! Also, I'll be at Winter Park PNC (right next to Ethos) Friday afternoon 3/16 around 2:30 to open the $400 checking (https://www.pnc.com/content/branches/en/fairbanks-winter-park.html) if anyone wants to try to meetup briefly or grab something at Ethos then.

Do you have more details on the $400?  Are there any minimums for the Direct Deposit or time limits/penalties for closing down the account ASAP?

Looks like:
Open and use a select new PNC checking product and earn up to $400
Simply establish a qualifying direct deposit and make 10 purchases with a PNC Visa® Debit Card. Visit the Fairbanks at Winter Park Branch by March 31st to take advantage of this offer.

If it looks like I'm eligible for it, I'll try to make it!
Title: Re: Orlando, FL
Post by: Roots&Wings on March 12, 2018, 06:00:16 AM
^ Yep it's $5k "direct deposit" (Vanguard transfer should work) and the account can be closed after 180 days. If you want to earn the extra $30, simply fill out the form online and say you want speak with someone about opening a new Performance Select checking account. You can list your preferred meeting time too to streamline. Good luck!
Title: Re: Orlando, FL
Post by: FI_WHY on March 12, 2018, 09:20:59 AM
Anyone interested in doing a March meet-up? Can't remember if there are any other places we wanted to try. Infusion Tea, or was that already done? I'm thinking maybe there was a BBQ place as well...

(potential) date: Sunday, 3/25
time: noon
location: TBD

Thoughts?

Oh, and PseudoStache, I have a friend interested in attending one of the CFRI monthly meetings, maybe in April. Do you go every month, or just occasionally?

I'm extremely interested but this is the exact day I'm traveling :)
Title: Re: Orlando, FL
Post by: PseudoStache on March 13, 2018, 12:03:44 PM
Anyone interested in doing a March meet-up? Can't remember if there are any other places we wanted to try. Infusion Tea, or was that already done? I'm thinking maybe there was a BBQ place as well...

(potential) date: Sunday, 3/25
time: noon
location: TBD

Thoughts?

Oh, and PseudoStache, I have a friend interested in attending one of the CFRI monthly meetings, maybe in April. Do you go every month, or just occasionally?

I'm extremely interested but this is the exact day I'm traveling :)

Impromptu Meetup/Linner at Ethos at 3PM on 3/16 (THIS FRIDAY)

Looking forward to hearing Roots' experience opening up that PNC account!

Ethos
http://www.ethosvegankitchen.com/ (http://www.ethosvegankitchen.com/)
Address: 601 S New York Ave Ste B, Winter Park, FL 32789
Phone: (407) 228-3898

NOTE:  This is NOT in place of a 3/25 meetup - looking forward to that as well!
Title: Re: Orlando, FL
Post by: Bemly on March 13, 2018, 01:55:59 PM
I can make the one on the 25th. Camping this Friday, otherwise I'd be at that one as well
Title: Re: Orlando, FL
Post by: tkc on March 13, 2018, 02:14:56 PM
I would love to come but I am working on Friday
Title: Re: Orlando, FL
Post by: PseudoStache on March 13, 2018, 03:09:00 PM
I would love to come but I am working on Friday

You're alive!  Hopefully you're getting some sleep :)

Can you can make it out on the 25th? - Would love to see some pics (PM me clothing sizes - I may have some stuff for you).
Title: Re: Orlando, FL
Post by: PseudoStache on March 13, 2018, 03:12:05 PM
I can make the one on the 25th. Camping this Friday, otherwise I'd be at that one as well

Looking forward to meeting you on the 25th.

Where?

Tent camping?  Or Camper... or? 

I just installed a hitch on my mini SUV for the purposes of towing around a small camper - but haven't taken the plunge and rented one yet.
Title: Re: Orlando, FL
Post by: FI_WHY on March 14, 2018, 09:21:41 AM
I should be in for the 25th! Plane doesn't take off until the evening.
Title: Re: Orlando, FL
Post by: PseudoStache on March 15, 2018, 02:53:12 PM
I should be in for the 25th! Plane doesn't take off until the evening.

Looks like we're getting a good bunch together for the 25th!

Reminder - if you don't have any late lunch plans tomorrow or want an excuse to get out of work early.

Come join us at Ethos at 3PM

The pig will be there!

Title: Re: Orlando, FL
Post by: Random Hangers on March 17, 2018, 05:54:38 PM
How was the Ethos/PNC meetup?

PseudoStache and I were chatting about locations for the 25th but instead of narrowing, I may have accidentally opened it up a bit instead. Does anyone have a preference between: http://www.infusionorlando.com/ (http://www.infusionorlando.com/) (College Park), https://pigfloyds.com/ (https://pigfloyds.com/) (Mills), or http://blackbeandeli.com/ (http://blackbeandeli.com/) (off SR 50)? Was leaning toward Black Bean Deli while the weather is still nice...
Title: Re: Orlando, FL
Post by: davenator on March 19, 2018, 06:37:23 AM
How was the Ethos/PNC meetup?

PseudoStache and I were chatting about locations for the 25th but instead of narrowing, I may have accidentally opened it up a bit instead. Does anyone have a preference between: http://www.infusionorlando.com/ (http://www.infusionorlando.com/) (College Park), https://pigfloyds.com/ (https://pigfloyds.com/) (Mills), or http://blackbeandeli.com/ (http://blackbeandeli.com/) (off SR 50)? Was leaning toward Black Bean Deli while the weather is still nice...

Hi, new user here.  I'd like to try to meet up with fellow Orlando people. My vote is for Pig Floyd's.
Title: Re: Orlando, FL
Post by: FI_WHY on March 19, 2018, 06:41:45 AM

Hi, new user here.  I'd like to try to meet up with fellow Orlando people. My vote is for Pig Floyd's.

That place is great! I've been to the one in Lake Nona and loved it.
Title: Re: Orlando, FL
Post by: Random Hangers on March 20, 2018, 09:16:47 AM
Pig Floyd's it is! I've never been, but the menu looks delish.

Pig Floyd Urban Barbakoa
https://pigfloyds.com/
Sunday, March 25 - noon
1326 N Mills Ave, Orlando, FL 32803

Title: Re: Orlando, FL
Post by: PseudoStache on March 22, 2018, 09:56:58 PM
Pig Floyd's it is! I've never been, but the menu looks delish.

Pig Floyd Urban Barbakoa
https://pigfloyds.com/
Sunday, March 25 - noon
1326 N Mills Ave, Orlando, FL 32803

Looking forward to some BBQ!

For our "meat-less" friends, the Side Kicks are pretty darn tasty - so please do join us!

If this is your first time, find the table with the geeky pig!

Title: Re: Orlando, FL
Post by: dorf on March 24, 2018, 08:18:33 AM
I love Pig Floyd's but I won't be able to make it.

Hope to be there next month.

Title: Re: Orlando, FL
Post by: Roots&Wings on March 31, 2018, 08:24:23 AM
Sorry to have missed the last meetup!  @PseudoStache hope your pot turned out well, what a great gift idea. @Random Hangers love your termite thoughts, sometimes doing nothing is the best decision :)

Is anyone going to Monday's SpaceX launch or have recommended viewing spot? I've been wanting to catch one of these, and had saved the following about possible viewing spots.

Quote
Spacex launches their Falcon 9 from here: Space Launch Complex 40 (https://www.google.com/maps/place/Space+Launch+Complex+40/@28.5290489,-80.618518,11098m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m15!1m9!4m8!1m3!2m2!1d-80.7481308!2d28.4008975!1m3!2m2!1d-80.652307!2d28.405583!3m4!1s0x0000000000000000:0x983d6a01a54ad7e5!8m2!3d28.56209!4d-80.5772281). I always watch spacex from the south side of the launches near port Canaveral like that guide recommends which is around 10 miles away from the launch pad. However that guide says to watch from 401 @ 28.418787, -80.625062 (https://www.google.com/maps/place/28%C2%B025'07.6%22N+80%C2%B037'30.2%22W/@28.4103432,-80.6392147,4405m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0x0!8m2!3d28.418787!4d-80.625062) but I find that that road is super crazy packed and you literally can't park unless you get there 3-4 hours early. I watch from ever so slightly farther away on A1A on the bridge/landbridge that goes across the river @ 28.405583, -80.652307 (https://www.google.com/maps/place/28%C2%B024'20.1%22N+80%C2%B039'08.3%22W/@28.405583,-80.654501,777m/data=!3m2!1e3!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0x0!8m2!3d28.405583!4d-80.652307). You will still have a clear view just make sure to go to near that GPS location or slightly farther west so that your view isn't obstructed by all the lights along 401 and port Canaveral. You will need to go east across the bridge and do a U turn and come back west across the bridge then pull off onto the right side of the road like these directions show Directions (https://www.google.com/maps/dir/28.4008975,-80.7481308/28.405583,-80.652307/@28.4033428,-80.75355,24849m/data=!3m2!1e3!4b1).

I have also been tempted to go to jetty Park beach here: Beach Location (https://www.google.com/maps/place/28%C2%B024'28.5%22N+80%C2%B035'24.8%22W/@28.407906,-80.592416,777m/data=!3m2!1e3!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0x0!8m2!3d28.407906!4d-80.590222) but have not done that yet. I'm not sure exactly where I could publicly park or how busy it would be but it would be really cool since it is close and clear view of the landing site if they bring the first stage back to land.

Title: Re: Orlando, FL
Post by: Random Hangers on April 17, 2018, 03:28:53 PM
@Roots&Wings, sorry you didn't get a reco for a viewing spot. I didn't even know one was happening, so I made a poor source in that regard, lol.

This may have been posted on the forum elsewhere, but this is the only thread I have time to read these days so thought I'd drop it here: http://time.com/money/5241566/vicki-robin-financial-independence-retire-early/ Thought it was really interesting, particularly the part about how there are different *kinds* of FIRES: "regular," barista, fat, etc. It was a pretty interesting distinction. My co-worker who recommended it to me thought I'd most identify with frugal FIRE (he's aware of MMM), but turns out I'm more of a barista, since we plan on having some kind of job and easing into retirement, depending on what insurance looks like in 11 years.

Speaking of the co-worker, he got the impression that MMM made money off the Camps that were mentioned in the article, and said of course he could be retired if folks are paying $425/person for such things. Those aren't put on by MMM, right? I think he shows up from time to time, but he's not the primary organizer. Do we think he gets paid for speaking/appearing? What else do you suppose the money is going toward? My co-worker made a good point that such a high ticket price sort of flies in the face of Mustachianism, but I said that the info is likely very valuable, and the idea of course would be that you'd be out of debt, well on your way to FIRE, etc. I've never been to one of those gatherings (nor do I have a desire to), so I'd never really thought about it.

To bring it back to O-town specifically, anyone interested in a meetup this month? Maybe Sunday the 29th?
Title: Re: Orlando, FL
Post by: PseudoStache on April 18, 2018, 07:35:59 PM
@Roots&Wings, sorry you didn't get a reco for a viewing spot. I didn't even know one was happening, so I made a poor source in that regard, lol.

This may have been posted on the forum elsewhere, but this is the only thread I have time to read these days so thought I'd drop it here: http://time.com/money/5241566/vicki-robin-financial-independence-retire-early/ Thought it was really interesting, particularly the part about how there are different *kinds* of FIRES: "regular," barista, fat, etc. It was a pretty interesting distinction. My co-worker who recommended it to me thought I'd most identify with frugal FIRE (he's aware of MMM), but turns out I'm more of a barista, since we plan on having some kind of job and easing into retirement, depending on what insurance looks like in 11 years.

Speaking of the co-worker, he got the impression that MMM made money off the Camps that were mentioned in the article, and said of course he could be retired if folks are paying $425/person for such things. Those aren't put on by MMM, right? I think he shows up from time to time, but he's not the primary organizer. Do we think he gets paid for speaking/appearing? What else do you suppose the money is going toward? My co-worker made a good point that such a high ticket price sort of flies in the face of Mustachianism, but I said that the info is likely very valuable, and the idea of course would be that you'd be out of debt, well on your way to FIRE, etc. I've never been to one of those gatherings (nor do I have a desire to), so I'd never really thought about it.

To bring it back to O-town specifically, anyone interested in a meetup this month? Maybe Sunday the 29th?

I'd say I'm Fat-FIRE-ish... meaning I'm planning to work for 10-12 more years - which is when my house should be paid off... and I will probably still earn some money in real estate here and there.  Healthcare is the biggest unknown, but I have a feeling my wife will want to continue working a bit more. 

The Fat-FIRE-"ish" piece is that I'm pretty satisfied with my work-life-balance and pay, so if I can make it last for those 10-12 years, I won't be hating life.  I work from home and I have 5 weeks of vacation every year - that I don't really even use since my kids are in school.  Fat-FIRE would just "happen" at this rate.  HOWEVER - If I lost this job, and was not able to find something comparable (work from home/pay), I would likely take a huge pay cut to take a "meaningful" job that I truly enjoy going to - and I would be OK with "just" FIRE.

I believe the organizer of some of the Camps DOES make money off of them... I'm not sure if this amount was disclosed, but he inferred that he makes what a reasonable professional event/meeting planner would make for organizing/facilitating an event like this.  I personally don't see the value in spending $300+ to gain info that I can learn about for free - but if it were maybe < $100 I might do it since they include meals and the opportunity to chat with more like-minded folks.

I'd also add that our small Orlando Meetups have been awesome - and make the camps seem even LESS valuable to me :)  Awwwwwww.

As for the 29th - I have a 6-year old Birthday party to attend to in the Lake Mary area at 1, but would be available for a breakfast/brunch/early-lunch meetup!

Title: Re: Orlando, FL
Post by: davenator on April 19, 2018, 06:34:54 AM
To bring it back to O-town specifically, anyone interested in a meetup this month? Maybe Sunday the 29th?

I have family in town that weekend. Could we move a meetup to the following weekend, May 5?
Title: Re: Orlando, FL
Post by: MandalayVA on April 19, 2018, 07:00:37 AM
I feel bad that I keep forgetting about this!  If you don't mind an old fart (51) showing up I'd love to come.  I've been pretty much FIRE'd since getting laid off last June, and since my husband decided to retire at the same time we decided to move from Richmond, VA down here.  It's been CRAZY, but things have chilled so I can be social.  :D
Title: Re: Orlando, FL
Post by: PseudoStache on April 19, 2018, 01:00:40 PM
I feel bad that I keep forgetting about this!  If you don't mind an old fart (51) showing up I'd love to come.  I've been pretty much FIRE'd since getting laid off last June, and since my husband decided to retire at the same time we decided to move from Richmond, VA down here.  It's been CRAZY, but things have chilled so I can be social.  :D

We love hearing from FIRE-ees!  If I get laid off, I think my path to FIRE will likely shorten as well!

Join us!
Title: Re: Orlando, FL
Post by: PseudoStache on April 19, 2018, 01:03:02 PM
To bring it back to O-town specifically, anyone interested in a meetup this month? Maybe Sunday the 29th?

I have family in town that weekend. Could we move a meetup to the following weekend, May 5?

I'm out of town that weekend :(  and "a little" booked on the 29th - might have to miss you guys this go around.

But if anyone wants to do short-notice meet up this Sunday (2/22), let me know!



Title: Re: Orlando, FL
Post by: Roots&Wings on April 23, 2018, 08:03:20 AM
How about 5/13 or 5/20?

@Random Hangers, nice article :) I also can't keep up with the forum at large. Loved this part too:
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FIRE folks love meeting up in real life so they can geek out on stuff they might not feel comfortable sharing with friends or family. You know you’ve found your tribe when you can call Roth IRA conversion laddering “beautiful” and have a sea of faces nod earnestly in agreement

Yeah, healthcare is a big unknown, I might do something part-time just for that alone. Also pretty conservative financially and aiming for "fat FIRE" number, but more into MMM lifestyle type things.
Title: Re: Orlando, FL
Post by: PseudoStache on April 23, 2018, 02:35:47 PM
How about 5/13 or 5/20?

@Random Hangers, nice article :) I also can't keep up with the forum at large. Loved this part too:
Quote
FIRE folks love meeting up in real life so they can geek out on stuff they might not feel comfortable sharing with friends or family. You know you’ve found your tribe when you can call Roth IRA conversion laddering “beautiful” and have a sea of faces nod earnestly in agreement

Yeah, healthcare is a big unknown, I might do something part-time just for that alone. Also pretty conservative financially and aiming for "fat FIRE" number, but more into MMM lifestyle type things.

I'm available the 20th!
Title: Re: Orlando, FL
Post by: Random Hangers on April 29, 2018, 10:05:25 AM
5/20 works for me!

Thoughts on a location? I was at Infusion a few Sundays ago and it wasn't that busy around noon, but in full disclosure, that's when it was raining pretty hard, which might have kept folks away from both the restaurant and the farmer's market happening in the parking lot. But as long as we snag one of the larger tables, we might be ok?
Title: Re: Orlando, FL
Post by: PseudoStache on May 01, 2018, 03:45:23 PM
5/20 works for me!

Thoughts on a location? I was at Infusion a few Sundays ago and it wasn't that busy around noon, but in full disclosure, that's when it was raining pretty hard, which might have kept folks away from both the restaurant and the farmer's market happening in the parking lot. But as long as we snag one of the larger tables, we might be ok?

Infusion sounds good!  Been waiting to try it.

I'm getting Buffalo Cauliflower Tacos: Buffalo cauliflower bites drizzled in ranch dressing topped with lettuce.
Title: Orlando, FL
Post by: pbkmaine on May 01, 2018, 04:04:45 PM
Anything labeled Camp Mustache has to be non-profit, I believe. Stephen Baughier and his twin brother David did the first one as a Camp Mustache Southeast and Pete came. The Baughiers wanted to make a profit (fair, given the amount of work involved) and changed the name to Camp FI. Pete no longer participates.

I went to the first one. I was one of very few Forum members there. It was fun meeting and talking to Pete, who is very different from his MMM persona, but I am unlikely to attend future ones.
Title: Re: Orlando, FL
Post by: Roots&Wings on May 02, 2018, 06:05:30 AM
5/20 works for me!

Thoughts on a location? I was at Infusion a few Sundays ago and it wasn't that busy around noon, but in full disclosure, that's when it was raining pretty hard, which might have kept folks away from both the restaurant and the farmer's market happening in the parking lot. But as long as we snag one of the larger tables, we might be ok?

Infusion sounds good!  Been waiting to try it.

I'm getting Buffalo Cauliflower Tacos: Buffalo cauliflower bites drizzled in ranch dressing topped with lettuce.

Infusion, 5/20, noon, sounds good!
Title: Re: Orlando, FL
Post by: Roots&Wings on May 14, 2018, 06:34:08 AM
Is anyone familiar with this Orlando meetup group for Sustainable Self-Reliant Living: https://www.meetup.com/Sustainable-Self-Reliant-Living/ Parts seem very Mustachian.

"Our approach to self-reliant living follows a simple, 10-step process:

- Get out of debt as fast as you can, and build your savings (short & long term)
- Develop your personal wealth plan: Improve or replace your day job, cut your monthly expenses, and understand how to minimize your tax exposure

- Grow, produce and store some of your own food
- Conserve and store water for short and long term needs
- Learn basic medical skills and build first aid kits for your home, work, and autos.
- Maximize your use of your land, and increase its production
- Develop a pragmatic approach to preparing for natural or man-made disasters
- Identify additional means to add energy sources or storage to your preparations
- Continuously improve your self-defense and security capabilities
- Regularly review and grade your current preparedness plan and adjust as needed"
Title: Re: Orlando, FL
Post by: PseudoStache on May 15, 2018, 09:59:55 PM
Not familiar with the group - Some of those steps do seem pretty Mustachian!

Maybe a bit extreme or "prepper"-ish for me.

If you attend a meetup give us your feedback!

Is anyone familiar with this Orlando meetup group for Sustainable Self-Reliant Living: https://www.meetup.com/Sustainable-Self-Reliant-Living/ Parts seem very Mustachian.

"Our approach to self-reliant living follows a simple, 10-step process:

- Get out of debt as fast as you can, and build your savings (short & long term)
- Develop your personal wealth plan: Improve or replace your day job, cut your monthly expenses, and understand how to minimize your tax exposure

- Grow, produce and store some of your own food
- Conserve and store water for short and long term needs
- Learn basic medical skills and build first aid kits for your home, work, and autos.
- Maximize your use of your land, and increase its production
- Develop a pragmatic approach to preparing for natural or man-made disasters
- Identify additional means to add energy sources or storage to your preparations
- Continuously improve your self-defense and security capabilities
- Regularly review and grade your current preparedness plan and adjust as needed"
Title: Re: Orlando, FL
Post by: PseudoStache on May 15, 2018, 10:01:22 PM
5/20 works for me!

Thoughts on a location? I was at Infusion a few Sundays ago and it wasn't that busy around noon, but in full disclosure, that's when it was raining pretty hard, which might have kept folks away from both the restaurant and the farmer's market happening in the parking lot. But as long as we snag one of the larger tables, we might be ok?

Infusion sounds good!  Been waiting to try it.

I'm getting Buffalo Cauliflower Tacos: Buffalo cauliflower bites drizzled in ranch dressing topped with lettuce.

Infusion, 5/20, noon, sounds good!

Is 5/20 at Infusion at noon still a go?
Title: Re: Orlando, FL
Post by: Random Hangers on May 17, 2018, 07:05:55 AM
I'll be there!
Title: Re: Orlando, FL
Post by: Roots&Wings on May 17, 2018, 09:25:38 AM
Not familiar with the group - Some of those steps do seem pretty Mustachian!

Maybe a bit extreme or "prepper"-ish for me.

If you attend a meetup give us your feedback!

Yeah, if it's extreme survivalist/end of civilization stuff, that wouldn't be my thing either. But, I could always learn some things with hurricane preparedness. Also have a garden with fruit trees, veggies, and native plants. And planning to retrofit my house to be near zero energy (solar incentives unfortunately stink).

I'll be there!

I'll try to be there for 5/20 too!
Title: Re: Orlando, FL
Post by: davenator on May 18, 2018, 08:49:07 AM
Planning to be at Infusion on 5/20.
Title: Re: Orlando, FL
Post by: dorf on May 18, 2018, 03:40:11 PM
I'm in.

Title: Re: Orlando, FL
Post by: davenator on May 20, 2018, 09:42:40 AM
Sorry for the late notification but I won’t be able to make today’s meetup. Have fun!
Title: Re: Orlando, FL
Post by: PseudoStache on May 21, 2018, 06:59:34 AM
Hey folks - After all of this rain and thinking about how i did not have a generator last year with 3 days of no power, I just bought this:

https://www.homedepot.com/p/Sportsman-4-000-Watt-Dual-Fuel-Powered-Portable-Generator-Runs-on-LPG-or-Regular-Gasoline-803266/304541553

The reviews look ok and it’s dual fuel (propane/gasoline) - and  a fairly good price from my short research ($289 on sale)

Hope i don’t have to use it, but thought I might pass along since we are about to start hurricane season.
Title: Re: Orlando, FL
Post by: Roots&Wings on May 21, 2018, 10:55:38 AM
You "prepper"! Sorry couldn't resist :) Thanks for sharing. Did you get the special gauge extension cords too to run fridge/freezer, ac, etc, and the cords will just hang out a window or something?

An elderly neighbors does the low tech old time Florida approach of freezing milk cartons in advance to keep fridge cold as an "ice box", a battery lamp, baby wipes for "showering", and a battery powered fan, but of course it's still really uncomfortable when it's hot/humid.
Title: Re: Orlando, FL
Post by: PseudoStache on May 21, 2018, 01:53:07 PM
You "prepper"! Sorry couldn't resist :) Thanks for sharing. Did you get the special gauge extension cords too to run fridge/freezer, ac, etc, and the cords will just hang out a window or something?

An elderly neighbors does the low tech old time Florida approach of freezing milk cartons in advance to keep fridge cold as an "ice box", a battery lamp, baby wipes for "showering", and a battery powered fan, but of course it's still really uncomfortable when it's hot/humid.

Haha!  Yes, just planning to do cords (which I still need to purchase).

I BELIEVE this one should be able to power a portable AC/small window unit, run a fridge, and still power up my cable modem while keeping portable devices online.... For my underground nuclear bunker of course :)



Title: Re: Orlando, FL
Post by: PseudoStache on June 13, 2018, 12:05:57 PM
Time is flying by and we're already mid-way into June!

Any interest in a June meetup?  What day(s) work for you?
Title: Re: Orlando, FL
Post by: Random Hangers on June 14, 2018, 08:32:03 AM
How about Saturday the 23rd of Sunday the 24th? The latter is better for me, but not sure how the rest of the folks feel.

Anyone have any ideas on fun locations we haven't been to yet?
Title: Re: Orlando, FL
Post by: PseudoStache on June 14, 2018, 08:23:10 PM
How about Saturday the 23rd of Sunday the 24th? The latter is better for me, but not sure how the rest of the folks feel.

Anyone have any ideas on fun locations we haven't been to yet?

I don't think we've done a Middle Eastern or Mediterranean place yet, have we?

Blaze Pizza off of Lee Road/Orlando Ave in Winter Park is actually pretty budget friendly.

At this point, I can do either day. 
Title: Re: Orlando, FL
Post by: Roots&Wings on June 18, 2018, 06:21:07 AM
Sunday 24th works for me. Middle Eastern or Mediterranean sounds good!
Title: Re: Orlando, FL
Post by: PseudoStache on June 19, 2018, 09:55:57 AM
Sunday 24th works for me. Middle Eastern or Mediterranean sounds good!

Ok let's go with the usual Sunday at 12:00 Noon!

Any suggestions for places you've been wanting to try?

Some ideas:

Turkish Bar and Grill ($$)
http://www.turkishbarandgrill.com/
260 Douglas Ave, Altamonte Springs, FL 32714

Athena Roasted Chicken & Deli ($)
http://athenachicken.com/
487 S Orlando Ave, Maitland, FL 32751

Bosphorous Turkish Cuisine ($$)
http://bosphorousrestaurant.com/
108 S Park Ave, Winter Park, FL 32789
Title: Re: Orlando, FL
Post by: Roots&Wings on June 21, 2018, 05:25:42 AM
Any of those would be fine with me, I'm easy!
Title: Re: Orlando, FL
Post by: Random Hangers on June 21, 2018, 07:08:21 AM
Thanks for coming up with the options, PseudoStache!

My vote is for Athena Chicken (and not *just* because it seems to be the cheapest option, lol).
Title: Re: Orlando, FL
Post by: PseudoStache on June 21, 2018, 11:55:50 AM
Thanks for coming up with the options, PseudoStache!

My vote is for Athena Chicken (and not *just* because it seems to be the cheapest option, lol).

You don't need to twist my arm! :)

Orlando Meetup - June 24th - 12:00 PM

Athena Roasted Chicken & Deli
http://athenachicken.com/
487 S Orlando Ave, Maitland, FL 32751
Title: Re: Orlando, FL
Post by: Takk on June 22, 2018, 11:06:58 AM
Oh man, I have not been on the forums for a few years. An Orlando group meetup that is somewhat regular? This is crazy.

Sadly I'll have to catch the next one, as I'll be out of town. Hope to meet everyone next month.

Title: Re: Orlando, FL
Post by: PseudoStache on June 22, 2018, 02:18:13 PM
Oh man, I have not been on the forums for a few years. An Orlando group meetup that is somewhat regular? This is crazy.

Sadly I'll have to catch the next one, as I'll be out of town. Hope to meet everyone next month.

We've had a great time and good discussion every meet!

Hope you'll join us at the next one!
Title: Re: Orlando, FL
Post by: Random Hangers on June 22, 2018, 02:24:52 PM
To lessen the chance that I'll forget to ask, was hoping we could discuss strategies for rebalancing. My 401k has gotten a little offtrack and I'm mulling my options over the best way to correct. Move funds around to match my desired allocation? Or change where future funds go to even it out? I know there's no one best way, but would give us something to talk about. :)
Title: Re: Orlando, FL
Post by: Roots&Wings on June 25, 2018, 06:14:50 AM
Forgot to ask, has anyone installed solar PV or recommend anyone for this?

Thanks again for organizing the meetup PseudoStache!
Title: Re: Orlando, FL
Post by: dragoncar on July 04, 2018, 03:29:56 PM
Posting to follow since we'll be in Orlando for a conference early November.  If there are any meetups at that time, would want to attend since considering a move to the area.
Title: Re: Orlando, FL
Post by: Random Hangers on July 05, 2018, 08:16:30 AM
We're super flexible on our meetup dates, dragoncar, so if you just let us know when you'll be around, we can try to accommodate. We typically meet near the downtown Orlando-ish area one Sunday a month for lunch; if you're here for a conference, you may be further south closer to the convention center/hotels, but at least one of us lives further south--me! it's me!--and can figure something out.
Title: Re: Orlando, FL
Post by: PseudoStache on July 05, 2018, 07:46:38 PM
We're super flexible on our meetup dates, dragoncar, so if you just let us know when you'll be around, we can try to accommodate. We typically meet near the downtown Orlando-ish area one Sunday a month for lunch; if you're here for a conference, you may be further south closer to the convention center/hotels, but at least one of us lives further south--me! it's me!--and can figure something out.


We generally pick downtown-ish since it's fairly central - but a southwest meetup would be cool - unless dragoncar would like to explore Orlando outside of the covention/tourist space.

I believe there is at least one or two other members that live fairly close.
Title: Re: Orlando, FL
Post by: dragoncar on July 06, 2018, 10:55:13 AM
We're super flexible on our meetup dates, dragoncar, so if you just let us know when you'll be around, we can try to accommodate. We typically meet near the downtown Orlando-ish area one Sunday a month for lunch; if you're here for a conference, you may be further south closer to the convention center/hotels, but at least one of us lives further south--me! it's me!--and can figure something out.


We generally pick downtown-ish since it's fairly central - but a southwest meetup would be cool - unless dragoncar would like to explore Orlando outside of the covention/tourist space.

I believe there is at least one or two other members that live fairly close.

We are staying for a while to visit friends in Orlando and Fort Lauderdale, will probably be checking out various neighborhoods so not wedded to the convention center
Title: Re: Orlando, FL
Post by: Bateaux on July 18, 2018, 12:40:14 AM
Hey guys.  I  just bought a house in Citrus County and will.be using it as a vacation home till we FIRE and then we'll be there permanently.   Still living and working in Louisiana currently.   May be able to meet up on one of the trips down.
Title: Re: Orlando, FL
Post by: PseudoStache on July 19, 2018, 06:03:37 AM
Hey guys.  I  just bought a house in Citrus County and will.be using it as a vacation home till we FIRE and then we'll be there permanently.   Still living and working in Louisiana currently.   May be able to meet up on one of the trips down.

Congrats, on the new house!  Let us know when you'll be down and we'll set it up :)
Title: Re: Orlando, FL
Post by: PseudoStache on July 19, 2018, 06:16:16 AM
Well July is almost over.... but any interest in a Meetup next Saturday (7/28)?

Also: I just purchased a Community Pass ($99) to FinCon (https://finconexpo.com/ (https://finconexpo.com/)) this September.  I'm not sure how many days I'll actually go, and it doesn't seem like you can attend everything, but if anyone else is going let me know.  Community Pass Info/Application: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdwh-SjV5IZ71eK0zRoAwESO3DuA7oUAn34rd-EX5gL_tbkPw/viewform (https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdwh-SjV5IZ71eK0zRoAwESO3DuA7oUAn34rd-EX5gL_tbkPw/viewform)
Title: Re: Orlando, FL
Post by: Roots&Wings on July 20, 2018, 06:42:45 AM
Welcome to the area Bateaux!

Thanks for posting FinCon info PseudoStache, have to look through the sessions in more detail, but cool to see that MMM will be there.

Summer is flying by! I'll be over in Clermont next Sat 7/28 morning, and might be able to meetup around lunchtime depending on location.
Title: Re: Orlando, FL
Post by: Random Hangers on July 21, 2018, 08:18:59 AM
Saturdays aren't great for me, so I'll bow out of this one. Hope you guys have a good chat, and PseudoStache, thanks as always for remembering to throw something on the calendar!
Title: Re: Orlando, FL
Post by: Roots&Wings on July 23, 2018, 05:55:31 AM
@PseudoStache, curious how long it took for you to be approved for the FinCon Community Pass? Submitted an application after you posted that, but haven't heard anything back.

Also, my timing is pretty up in the air on Sat 7/28. Maybe a Sunday another time!
Title: Re: Orlando, FL
Post by: PseudoStache on July 23, 2018, 05:39:11 PM
This month got away from me... How's everyone's August looking?!

Roots, I believe it took at least 3 days for me to hear back... maybe more... and then 72 hours to use the code they sent me.
Title: Re: Orlando, FL
Post by: Roots&Wings on July 27, 2018, 06:05:02 AM
Thanks PseudoStache! Was starting to wonder if my application responses were insufficient, but got the FinCon pass approval email and registered. Looks like several interesting sessions.

For Aug, I should be around Sunday 8/12 or 8/26 if that might work for others too. And I thought of a backup alternate job idea for you!
Title: Re: Orlando, FL
Post by: PseudoStache on July 31, 2018, 09:14:20 AM
Thanks PseudoStache! Was starting to wonder if my application responses were insufficient, but got the FinCon pass approval email and registered. Looks like several interesting sessions.

For Aug, I should be around Sunday 8/12 or 8/26 if that might work for others too. And I thought of a backup alternate job idea for you!

Either Sunday should work for me.... anyone else?

Looks like FinCon will have a number of "familiar faces" speaking in the Money conversations track, so I will likely be there for Thursday and most of Saturday.  With the community pass I don't think you can really go to anything else other than keynotes/general sessions.

@Roots&Wings
Interested in finding out that that alternate job idea might be!
Title: Re: Orlando, FL
Post by: lexde on July 31, 2018, 09:36:14 AM
I think I’d like to try to make this one. I’ve never come to a meetup. Either of those days works for me!
Title: Re: Orlando, FL
Post by: davenator on July 31, 2018, 10:34:52 AM
Either 8/12 or 8/26 work for me. Sorry again I missed the last one; hope to make it to this one!
Title: Re: Orlando, FL
Post by: PseudoStache on July 31, 2018, 12:26:54 PM
Let’s go with August 26th!

Sounds like we should have a good group!

Any new restaurants/locations that anyone wants to try?

Title: Re: Orlando, FL
Post by: lexde on July 31, 2018, 12:48:51 PM
Mills50/downtownish always gets my vote. :-)
Title: Re: Orlando, FL
Post by: PseudoStache on August 01, 2018, 08:24:21 AM
Mills50/downtownish always gets my vote. :-)

Mills50 is always a good option!

Let's  placeholder Mamak for now at 12:00 PM on 8/26

Good variety and good seating - one of the first places we met as an Orlando MMM group.

Mamak Asian Street Food
www.mamakasianorlando.com (http://www.mamakasianorlando.com)
1231 E Colonial Dr, Orlando, FL 32803

However, I would really love to try something new!

@lexde - Since it's your first meet, if you've got a place you want to try let us know - I'm sure you'll think we're awesome, but if not, at least you get a good meal out of it :)

@davenator - Looking forward to catching up!


Title: Orlando, FL
Post by: lexde on August 01, 2018, 08:44:29 AM
@pseudostache — I actually haven’t had a chance to try Mamak yet but there are a ton of places around so I’ll see if I can come up with a few suggestions, too. Looking forward to meeting everyone (finally!)
Title: Re: Orlando, FL
Post by: Bemly on August 07, 2018, 02:52:23 PM
I'm a solid maybe. Last 4 events I said yes to, things came up. I'll try not to jinx it this time.
Title: Re: Orlando, FL
Post by: bilmar on August 08, 2018, 08:47:58 AM
I will be in town that weekend so count me in too.

Bill
Title: Re: Orlando, FL
Post by: PseudoStache on August 08, 2018, 10:08:08 AM
@Bemly  - looking forward to meeting you!

@bilmar - Hope things are going well with you - I think you are the only one of us who has "after" - FIRE.

@Random Hangers & @dorf - Will we you guys be making an appearance?

@lexde - Any tasty options that we should try out?

Title: Re: Orlando, FL
Post by: Random Hangers on August 10, 2018, 08:33:44 AM
I'm in!

Potential options (for the future; I'm totally cool with Mamak or anywhere else someone comes up with):
Noodles and Rice Cafe
https://www.noodlesandricecafe.com/
813 N. Mills Ave
Asian; some hot pot? I've never been so not responsible if it's terrible. :)

Hawkers
https://eathawkers.com/
1103 N Mills Ave
Asian street fare. Never been but have heard good things.

Tako Cheena
http://mytakocheena.com/
932 N Mills Ave
Asian tacos, burritos, empanadas. Went a long time ago and remember liking it but it was a little warm/stuffy (I'd like to think they've since regulated the temperature but who knows?).

White Wolf Cafe
http://www.whitewolfcafe.com/
1829 N Orange Avenue
Brunch. Better for a small group (four or less); there's usually a wait but totally worth it. Mmmm.

Black Bean Deli
http://blackbeandeli.com/
1835 E. Colonial Dr.
Cuban Cafe. Never been to this location, but used to work near the one on Mills (closed on Sunday) and it was delicious.
Title: Re: Orlando, FL
Post by: PseudoStache on August 16, 2018, 04:05:32 PM
@Random Hangers
All of those sound great!  Hawkers is really good and is very similar to Mamak in terms of cuisine/food options.  My wife likes Hawkers better, but Mamak is generally not as busy as Hawkers and has good seating options for larger parties.

Black Bean Deli looks delicious - I don't think we've had Cuban/Latin yet?



I'm in!

Potential options (for the future; I'm totally cool with Mamak or anywhere else someone comes up with):
Noodles and Rice Cafe
https://www.noodlesandricecafe.com/
813 N. Mills Ave
Asian; some hot pot? I've never been so not responsible if it's terrible. :)

Hawkers
https://eathawkers.com/
1103 N Mills Ave
Asian street fare. Never been but have heard good things.

Tako Cheena
http://mytakocheena.com/
932 N Mills Ave
Asian tacos, burritos, empanadas. Went a long time ago and remember liking it but it was a little warm/stuffy (I'd like to think they've since regulated the temperature but who knows?).

White Wolf Cafe
http://www.whitewolfcafe.com/
1829 N Orange Avenue
Brunch. Better for a small group (four or less); there's usually a wait but totally worth it. Mmmm.

Black Bean Deli
http://blackbeandeli.com/
1835 E. Colonial Dr.
Cuban Cafe. Never been to this location, but used to work near the one on Mills (closed on Sunday) and it was delicious.
Title: Re: Orlando, FL
Post by: PseudoStache on August 20, 2018, 10:10:52 AM
Happy Monday!

Here are the deets for this weekend!

Orlando MMM Meetup: August 26th - 12:00 PM

Black Bean Deli
http://blackbeandeli.com/
1835 E. Colonial Dr.
Cuban Café

If you're new, look for the pig!

Title: Re: Orlando, FL
Post by: bilmar on August 20, 2018, 11:47:23 AM
I'll be there

Bill
Title: Re: Orlando, FL
Post by: tkc on August 20, 2018, 02:52:41 PM
I will be there
Title: Re: Orlando, FL
Post by: Random Hangers on August 22, 2018, 10:01:46 AM
Alas, I won't be able to make it after all. We need to take some things to the dump and pick up furniture from a friend's house on the way back, and this is the day our friend with a pickup truck is available.

Hope it's a good gathering!
Title: Re: Orlando, FL
Post by: Roots&Wings on August 23, 2018, 11:53:10 AM
Sorry to miss you RH, that's awesome about the free truck use, have fun hauling things!
Title: Re: Orlando, FL
Post by: Kevin4FIRE on August 26, 2018, 04:24:27 PM
It was great to meet everyone at today's meet up! I enjoyed meeting all of you, and I learned a lot... I look forward to attending future meetups!

PS - I was unable to register using my AOL email... I experimented, and found that creating a gmail email allowed me to register...

Thanks!!
Kevin
Title: Re: Orlando, FL
Post by: PseudoStache on August 27, 2018, 11:49:05 AM
It was great to meet everyone at today's meet up! I enjoyed meeting all of you, and I learned a lot... I look forward to attending future meetups!

PS - I was unable to register using my AOL email... I experimented, and found that creating a gmail email allowed me to register...

Thanks!!
Kevin

Welcome Kevin!  Glad you were able to finally log in!

Thank you @bilmar for all the insightfulness!


Title: Re: Orlando, FL
Post by: PseudoStache on October 18, 2018, 10:39:54 AM
Orlando!

How are you!

Any one up for a November meetup?

What weekend day works for you?
Title: Re: Orlando, FL
Post by: Roots&Wings on October 18, 2018, 11:50:05 AM
Hey PseudoStache! Nov meetup sounds great. It was awesome seeing folks at FinCon.

Weekend of 11/11 or 11/18 would work for me.
Title: Re: Orlando, FL
Post by: PseudoStache on October 20, 2018, 07:42:30 AM
Hey PseudoStache! Nov meetup sounds great. It was awesome seeing folks at FinCon.

Weekend of 11/11 or 11/18 would work for me.

FinCon was a pretty cool/inspiring experience - glad I was able to attend.

Either of those dates work for me!

Title: Re: Orlando, FL
Post by: bilmar on October 20, 2018, 10:36:27 AM
I am in town all month so either day works for me.
Bill
Title: Re: Orlando, FL
Post by: YoungGranny on October 22, 2018, 07:39:19 AM
I'll be moving to Orlando later next month! Won't be able to catch the November meeting but looking forward to joining you guys after I get settled.
Title: Re: Orlando, FL
Post by: PseudoStache on November 05, 2018, 07:49:25 AM
I'll be moving to Orlando later next month! Won't be able to catch the November meeting but looking forward to joining you guys after I get settled.

Welcome to Orlando, YoungGranny!

I'm booked this weekend :(

Who is still available on 11/18?



Title: Re: Orlando, FL
Post by: bilmar on November 05, 2018, 10:01:26 AM
Count me in!

Bill
Title: Re: Orlando, FL
Post by: Roots&Wings on November 05, 2018, 10:49:37 AM
11/18 works for me too
Title: Re: Orlando, FL
Post by: Random Hangers on November 08, 2018, 11:13:16 AM
I'm free! Did we decide where to go?
Title: Re: Orlando, FL
Post by: Roots&Wings on November 09, 2018, 06:58:26 AM
Hey Random Hangers! Nope on where to go. You and PS always know great places (sorry I'm not a foodie at all!). Any place in mind this time?
Title: Re: Orlando, FL
Post by: Random Hangers on November 09, 2018, 07:03:22 AM
Here's a couple leftover from a few months ago when I was feeling super motivated to come up with new spots, lol.

Noodles and Rice Cafe
https://www.noodlesandricecafe.com/
813 N. Mills Ave
Asian; some hot pot? I've never been so not responsible if it's terrible. :)

Hawkers
https://eathawkers.com/
1103 N Mills Ave
Asian street fare. Never been but have heard good things.

Tako Cheena
http://mytakocheena.com/
932 N Mills Ave
Asian tacos, burritos, empanadas. Went a long time ago and remember liking it but it was a little warm/stuffy (I'd like to think they've since regulated the temperature but who knows?).

White Wolf Cafe
http://www.whitewolfcafe.com/
1829 N Orange Avenue
Brunch. Better for a small group (four or less); there's usually a wait but totally worth it. Mmmm.
Title: Re: Orlando, FL
Post by: lexde on November 09, 2018, 08:20:58 AM
Few more places:

King Bao is cheap and good

Pom Pom’s Teahouse &amp; Sandwicheria (Pom owns Tako Cheena)

Title: Re: Orlando, FL
Post by: PseudoStache on November 09, 2018, 11:17:43 PM
So where are we going? :)
Title: Re: Orlando, FL
Post by: PseudoStache on November 14, 2018, 08:27:27 AM
So where are we going? :)

Let's go with:

11/18 - 12:00 PM
King Bao
https://www.yelp.com/biz/king-bao-orlando?osq=king+bao (https://www.yelp.com/biz/king-bao-orlando?osq=king+bao)
710 N Mills Ave
Orlando, FL 32803

I've never been here, but it looks like there is parking in the rear - as opposed to trying to parallel park on Mills.

Look for the pig!






Title: Re: Orlando, FL
Post by: bilmar on November 14, 2018, 10:15:01 AM
See you there!

Bill
Title: Re: Orlando, FL
Post by: tkc on November 15, 2018, 10:44:34 AM
sorry! I am out of town
Title: Re: Orlando, FL
Post by: Random Hangers on November 16, 2018, 10:56:26 AM
See you Sunday!
Title: Re: Orlando, FL
Post by: FL_MM on November 18, 2018, 09:12:57 AM
Won’t be able to make it.
Title: Re: Orlando, FL
Post by: Daisy on December 19, 2018, 07:14:28 PM
Anyone going to Camp FI in January?

I am signed up for the first weekend.
Title: Re: Orlando, FL
Post by: tkc on January 25, 2019, 07:07:51 PM
time for another meetup?
Title: Re: Orlando, FL
Post by: Kevin4FIRE on March 20, 2019, 02:24:20 PM
Hello Friends,

A new Orlando FI/FIRE group is starting up, https://www.meetup.com/Orlando-FI/, and you are all invited! Please click the About page's "Read more" link, to read more details about the group.

This group will be a blend of various FI communities, including: Mr. Money Mustache, ChooseFI, Bogleheads, Clark Howard, Dave Ramsey-FPU (Financial Peace University), ERE (Early Retirement Extreme), "Your Money or Your Life", Cashflow, “Rich Dad, Poor Dad”, AARP, and FinCon communities.

We'll have an informal "Meet & Greet" this Saturday, 3/23, from 9 to 10 am, at the Starbucks inside the Barnes & Noble bookstore, at 7900 W Sand Lake Rd, Orlando, FL... more info is posted at https://www.meetup.com/Orlando-FI/events/259665573/

I hope you guys can all attend and share your empowering MMM knowledge!

Thanks!
Kevin
Title: Re: Orlando, FL
Post by: Random Hangers on March 22, 2019, 02:28:59 PM
Sand Lake is my neck of the woods; I'll try to swing by.

Then perhaps we can pick up MMM meetups in April, depending on folks' availability?
Title: Re: Orlando, FL
Post by: Roots&Wings on March 27, 2019, 06:24:46 AM
Hey @Random Hangers! April meetup sounds good, I should be around 4/14 or 4/28 (assuming Sunday's are still the preferred days).
Title: Re: Orlando, FL
Post by: Random Hangers on March 27, 2019, 02:38:00 PM
Sunday, 4/14 would be great.
Preferences on a location?

Went to Kevin4FIRE's meetup on Saturday (@PseudoStache, I think you met him at FinCon?). There was a great turnout of 10, with backgrounds from Dave Ramsey, Choose FI, MMM (that would be me...and let me tell you I felt SUPER mustachian by walking there from my house!!!), and just the general Orlando FI meetup page. Once he gets past the meet-and-greet stage, Kevin's going to try to keep to a regularly monthly meeting (same time, same location) and asked everyone what they'd like to get out of it. It was cool meeting folks from different backgrounds, particularly those that were a little older and trying to determine how best to make FI work for them.

Would hate to lose our little meetups, though (I feel like we have our MMM-specific nerdery to bring us together, lol), but we'll see how much we overlap, who shows up to what, etc. I assume Kevin will mention when the next meeting is and I'm more than happy to check it out and report back as they get up and running.
Title: Re: Orlando, FL
Post by: Kevin4FIRE on March 30, 2019, 01:47:36 PM
Sunday, 4/14 would be great.
Preferences on a location?

Went to Kevin4FIRE's meetup on Saturday (@PseudoStache, I think you met him at FinCon?). There was a great turnout of 10, with backgrounds from Dave Ramsey, Choose FI, MMM (that would be me...and let me tell you I felt SUPER mustachian by walking there from my house!!!), and just the general Orlando FI meetup page. Once he gets past the meet-and-greet stage, Kevin's going to try to keep to a regularly monthly meeting (same time, same location) and asked everyone what they'd like to get out of it. It was cool meeting folks from different backgrounds, particularly those that were a little older and trying to determine how best to make FI work for them.

Would hate to lose our little meetups, though (I feel like we have our MMM-specific nerdery to bring us together, lol), but we'll see how much we overlap, who shows up to what, etc. I assume Kevin will mention when the next meeting is and I'm more than happy to check it out and report back as they get up and running.
Hi Christine, Thanks for attending the meet & greet last week! It was great to meet you and everyone else who attended! I appreciate your inputs and advice about the group, and about the work we all do to empower all folks on their FIRE journeys!

I look forward to supporting this MMM group, and every other FI/FIRE group... Every group does its part to support and empower everyone here in Central Florida!

I'll look forward to attending 4/14, or whenever the MMM group meets up! I want to support you guys and the entire FI community any way I can. Thanks for empowering the community!

Thanks,
Kevin
Title: Re: Orlando, FL
Post by: Kevin4FIRE on March 30, 2019, 01:57:43 PM
Hello Friends,

You are all invited to another informal Orlando FI "Meet & Greet", this time on the North side of Orlando, in Altamonte Springs, Saturday, 4/6, from 9 to 10 am, at the Starbucks inside the Barnes & Noble bookstore, in Altamonte Mall... more info is posted at https://www.meetup.com/Orlando-FI/events/260204919/

Please attend and share your empowering MMM knowledge!

Thanks!
Kevin

Member of MMM, & Orlando FI https://www.meetup.com/Orlando-FI/

PS - Once the new FI group starts regular, monthly meetings, I will ask you guys to come and talk to everyone in the new group about Mustachianism, and how MMM has empowered us!
Title: Re: Orlando, FL
Post by: Roots&Wings on April 01, 2019, 06:52:03 AM
Sunday, 4/14 would be great.
Preferences on a location?

How about Hawkers? 4/14 in early celebration of tax day. Glad the other meetup went well!
Title: Re: Orlando, FL
Post by: Random Hangers on April 03, 2019, 09:36:13 AM
I'm down for Hawkers! Don't think they take ressies, so I'll try to get there a little early to secure a table.

Noon on Sunday, 4/14
Hawkers Asian Street Fare
1103 N Mills Ave
https://eathawkers.com/menu/

Anyone else care to join R&W and I?
Title: Re: Orlando, FL
Post by: PseudoStache on April 03, 2019, 01:14:48 PM
Just got back from vacation and seeing some new posts in here!

Yay!

I'll be at both the 4/6 and 4/14!
Title: Re: Orlando, FL
Post by: Kevin4FIRE on April 03, 2019, 06:14:29 PM
...
Anyone else care to join R&W and I?
Just got back from vacation and seeing some new posts in here!

Yay!

I'll be at both the 4/6 and 4/14!

Great! Im looking forward to seeing you all at both the 4/6 and 4/14 meetups!
Title: Re: Orlando, FL
Post by: MikeO on April 03, 2019, 06:47:18 PM
Hi from South Orlando area (Kissimmee).
Title: Re: Orlando, FL
Post by: Roots&Wings on April 04, 2019, 06:43:40 AM
Great see you then!
Title: Re: Orlando, FL
Post by: PseudoStache on April 09, 2019, 09:17:59 PM
:( Change of plans for me - College dorm mate in town with his family, so I will not be able to attend.

Quite a number of folks showed up to the meetup that Kevin4FIRE setup this past weekend, and there may be a few attendees from that.

Hope to catch up with everyone soon!
Title: Re: Orlando, FL
Post by: Roots&Wings on April 10, 2019, 06:38:36 AM
Hope to see you another time PseudoStache!

Unsure if anyone's met Rob Greenfield here in Orlando, he was just featured on Exploring Alternatives (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4yXU8K-9SIw). He built a $1.5k tiny house, grows all his own food, recycles all waste and lives car free.

Pretty extreme minimalist low-impact lifestyle, but really interesting. Also has some cool community development projects, including an Orlando free fruit tree map, in case anyone wants free fruit: http://robgreenfield.tv/communityfruittrees/
Title: Re: Orlando, FL
Post by: Kevin4FIRE on April 12, 2019, 09:38:34 PM
I'm down for Hawkers! Don't think they take ressies, so I'll try to get there a little early to secure a table.

Noon on Sunday, 4/14
Hawkers Asian Street Fare
1103 N Mills Ave
https://eathawkers.com/menu/

Anyone else care to join R&W and I?
See ya all there!

PS - This MMM event is also mentioned in the Orlando Choose FI group:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/146962302696856/
and with the Orlando FI Club:
https://www.meetup.com/Orlando-FI/events/260587744/

So I'm hoping we get more MMM members!

Thanks!
Kevin
Title: Re: Orlando, FL
Post by: Kevin4FIRE on April 13, 2019, 02:10:17 PM
:( Change of plans for me - College dorm mate in town with his family, so I will not be able to attend.

Quite a number of folks showed up to the meetup that Kevin4FIRE setup this past weekend, and there may be a few attendees from that.

Hope to catch up with everyone soon!
Hi JJ, Sorry to hear you can't attend!  Any chance you could bring your college dorm mate and his family to the MMM meetup?

Since it sounds like we won't have your MMM piggy bank to guide us to the table, I'll bring a "MMM" sign to put on the table, as we expect a few new folks from the ChooseFI and Orlando FI groups to join us at this MMM meetup, so they can find us more easily.

Enjoy your visit with your college dorm mate!

Thanks,
Kevin
Title: Re: Orlando, FL
Post by: Random Hangers on April 14, 2019, 04:58:13 AM
So...I threw out my back yesterday, and it's painful enough today that I'll be visiting CentraCare instead of going to our meetup. Not what I prefer to be doing, I assure you. Hope I can catch the next one, and let me know if Hawkers is as delicious as I've heard.
Title: Re: Orlando, FL
Post by: Kevin4FIRE on April 14, 2019, 07:01:09 AM
So...I threw out my back yesterday, and it's painful enough today that I'll be visiting CentraCare instead of going to our meetup. Not what I prefer to be doing, I assure you. Hope I can catch the next one, and let me know if Hawkers is as delicious as I've heard.
Ouch! I'm very sorry to hear that, Christine! I hope you have a full and speedy recovery!

How about Hawkers? 4/14 in early celebration of tax day. Glad the other meetup went well!
Hi R&W, You're still going to Hawkers for today's Noon meetup, right? I'm looking forward to meeting you there!

Thanks,
Kevin
Title: Re: Orlando, FL
Post by: Roots&Wings on April 14, 2019, 07:19:41 AM
Sorry to hear that @Random Hangers, rest up and feel better! I'm gonna catch the next meetup too. Take care all!
Title: Re: Orlando, FL
Post by: Kevin4FIRE on April 14, 2019, 07:46:08 AM
Hi from South Orlando area (Kissimmee).
Hi Mike, and Welcome to the MMM Orlando group!  I'm also in the South Orlando area... near Sea World.

I look forward to meeting you at one of our meetups!
Kevin

Title: Re: Orlando, FL
Post by: Kevin4FIRE on April 14, 2019, 08:29:18 PM
Sorry to hear that @Random Hangers, rest up and feel better! I'm gonna catch the next meetup too. Take care all!
Missed you guys at today's MMM meetup!

We had a good turnout at today's MMM meetup at Hawkers, with five of us attending... We had fun discussing MMM, FinCon, ChooseFI, Dave Ramsey-FPU's Baby Steps, Rich Dad Poor Dad ideas, FI advice in general... sharing househacking experiences and advice, and discussed the Maverick podcast about FI with Matt Bowles... plus we enjoyed great food! (I had the Singapore Mei Fun, a delicious favorite!)

See ya all next time!
Kevin