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Minnesota mtg | sat Nov-1 | 10:00am | agenda attached

hey, MN folks. we'll send out an email, too... but here's the agenda for our next meeting nov-1 in Bloomington at the Oxboro Library, 8801 Portland Ave S, Bloomington. hope you can join us! feel free to email us at MNbogleheads@gmail.com to be added to the mailing list. http://i61.tinypic.com/16atp5...
by jeff mc
Mon Oct 20, 2014 8:03 pm
 
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: Minnesota mtg | sat Nov-1 | 10:00am | agenda attached
Replies: 4
Views: 529

Minnesota BH Mtg | Sat | May-17 | Agenda Enclosed

Hello, folks. See attached agenda. And we hope to see everyone Saturday. It looks like an awesome agenda that Paul and Phil have put together. See you soon! Minnesota Bogleheads Visit us at http://www.Bogleheads.org On Thu, May 1, 2014 at 8:47 PM, MN Bogleheads <mnbogleheads@gmail.com> wrote: <to b...
by jeff mc
Wed May 14, 2014 7:34 pm
 
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: Minnesota BH Mtg | Sat | May-17 | Agenda Enclosed
Replies: 0
Views: 311

Re: Twin Cities Meeting

sorry, a bit late on the draw to respond to this.. see this post w/ agenda and directions for this saturday's meeting...

viewtopic.php?f=9&t=131900&newpost=1942420
by jeff mc
Wed Jan 29, 2014 6:50 pm
 
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: Twin Cities Meeting
Replies: 6
Views: 971

Minnesota BH meeting | Feb-1 | Edina | new format this time

hello, folks.. to be added to the MN BH mailing list, please send an email to mnbogleheads@gmail.com Hello, Bogleheads! Meeting Information: Feb 1, Sat, 10:00-Noon Edina library. Map link: http://tinyurl.com/kutryxy Address: 5280 Grandview Square, Edina, MN 55436 Speaker: Bill C., estate planning at...
by jeff mc
Wed Jan 29, 2014 6:31 pm
 
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: Minnesota BH meeting | Feb-1 | Edina | new format this time
Replies: 8
Views: 1627

minnesota mtg | sat nov-2 | oakdale

mtg sat! see attached agenda. thanks for the topic ideas... we hope to see you saturday... please print out the agenda if you plan on attending. thanks to all who have already RSVPed. knowing a head count helps w/ table setup, etc. saturday! Minnesota Bogleheads Visit us at http://www.Bogleheads.org...
by jeff mc
Thu Oct 31, 2013 9:55 pm
 
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: minnesota mtg | sat nov-2 | oakdale
Replies: 0
Views: 340

Minnesota BH Mtg: Saturday, Aug-3, 10:00am | Please RSVP

email sent to the MN BHs... Hello, MN Bogleheads! The "Main" MN Bogleheads group is meeting on Saturday, August 3, from 10:00-12:00, at the Chanhassen Library. 7711 Kerber Blvd, Chanhassen, MN 55317. (convenient parking in Byerly's lot - just west of library). Directions http://tinyurl.com...
by jeff mc
Wed Jul 31, 2013 7:28 am
 
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: Minnesota BH Mtg: Saturday, Aug-3, 10:00am | Please RSVP
Replies: 2
Views: 648

Minnesota Mtg | May-4 | Noon

assuming the snow melts enough to travel on the roads and get us out of our igloos... we'll meet! Hello, MN Bogleheads! The "Main" MN Bogleheads group is meeting on Saturday, May 4, from 12:00-2:00, at the Oakdale Library. directions: http://goo.gl/maps/PAmaK Oakdale Branch Library, 1010 H...
by jeff mc
Thu May 02, 2013 7:21 pm
 
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: Minnesota Mtg | May-4 | Noon
Replies: 1
Views: 749

Re: Minnesota Mtg | Feb-2 | Edina | Agenda Attached

mtg minutes... hey, folks 37 bogleheads attended. matt bruun of BHB advisors http://bhbadvisors.com/ gave the keynote. see attached summary of his talk. we feel fortunate to have him break down the always changing, complicated tax code and then to stick around to answer questions. he (obviously) rea...
by jeff mc
Sun Feb 03, 2013 12:34 pm
 
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: Minnesota Mtg | Feb-2 | Edina | mtg minutes...
Replies: 3
Views: 1120

Minnesota Mtg | Feb-2 | Edina | mtg minutes...

email sent to the MN bogleheads... contact me if interested in attending. if you wish to unsubscribe or change emails, reply back hey, folks! • final reminder... saturday at 10:00-12:00 at edina library: 5280 Grandview Square, Edina. Google map: http://goo.gl/maps/xtRI7 • thanks to everyone that's a...
by jeff mc
Fri Feb 01, 2013 7:32 am
 
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: Minnesota Mtg | Feb-2 | Edina | mtg minutes...
Replies: 3
Views: 1120

Minnesota Mtg | Nov-3 | Oakdale | Agenda Attached

Hey, MN folks. We're gearing up for the next "main" meeting on 3-Nov, 10-12:00, at the Oakdale library. We hope to see you there!

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by jeff mc
Sun Oct 14, 2012 9:59 am
 
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: Minnesota Mtg | Nov-3 | Oakdale | Agenda Attached
Replies: 0
Views: 398

Re: Minnesota Meeting: May-5

thanks, folks... for the votes of confidence.

i added you to the MN mailing list, Mandrale
by jeff mc
Mon Jul 30, 2012 11:08 pm
 
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: Minnesota Meeting: May-5
Replies: 7
Views: 2000

MN Meeting | August-4 | 10-12:00 | Edina

contact me if interested in joining the MN Bogleheads! [if you wish to unsubscribe or change emails, reply back] The MN Bogleheads group will be meeting from 10:00-12:00 at .... Google map link >> ...<< The principal topic will be Investment Policy Statements with breakout sessions on asset allocati...
by jeff mc
Mon Jul 30, 2012 11:06 pm
 
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: MN Meeting | August-4 | 10-12:00 | Edina
Replies: 1
Views: 545

Re: Minnesota Meeting: May-5

mtg minutes... [if you wish to unsubscribe or change emails, reply back] Next Meeting: Saturday, August-4, 10:00-12:00 (probably in a West-side library) Mtg Attendees: 29 (this is our 24rd meeting, since kickoff meeting 3/12/05) The Steering Team is now in place and functioning. It's an exciting nex...
by jeff mc
Sun May 06, 2012 8:21 pm
 
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: Minnesota Meeting: May-5
Replies: 7
Views: 2000

Minnesota Meeting: May-5

hey, folks... we're mtg this saturday (may-5)... here's the email sent [if you wish to unsubscribe or change emails, reply back] Hello! See attached agenda for this Saturday's meeting. (May-5, 10:00-12:00 at ...). For the first session, we'll have some panel starter questions, but we hope the openin...
by jeff mc
Wed May 02, 2012 9:38 pm
 
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: Minnesota Meeting: May-5
Replies: 7
Views: 2000

Re: JACK BOGLE'S MESSAGE TO BH: Two Birthdays!

another "heart-felt" note of thanks, jack!

now go get your new ticker its drivers learning permit. and stay (on) the course!
by jeff mc
Wed Feb 22, 2012 11:33 pm
 
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: JACK BOGLE'S MESSAGE TO BH: Two Birthdays!
Replies: 56
Views: 5644

Re: "Can you sum-up your investing philosophy in 10 words?"

nobody knows nuthin'; so index, low cost, steady like bogle

cheese_breath wrote:Four words ... Keep It Simple Stupid.
ps... that's six words...
by jeff mc
Sat Feb 18, 2012 9:54 am
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: "Can you sum-up your investing philosophy in 10 words?"
Replies: 120
Views: 5403

minnesota mtg: feb-4, 10am, west side

the meeting is coming up... contact me if interested in details... hey, folks: meeting time is saturday, feb-4, from 10:10am to 12:10am (library opens at 10:00... need a few minutes to set up chairs) ... thanks for all the agenda topic ideas. i incorporated all suggestions into the agenda. and i've ...
by jeff mc
Tue Jan 31, 2012 11:41 pm
 
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: minnesota mtg: feb-4, 10am, west side
Replies: 0
Views: 504

Re: did you know? tips for using bogleheads.org

Great post. This link: http://www.bogleheads.org/search.rhtml appears to be broken. And it is still broken if you take the r out of .rhtml Ruby, Ruby, Ruby, Ruby And do ya, do ya, do ya, do ya Know what ya doing, doing to me? Ruby, Ruby, Ruby, Ruby thanks.. i updated link to be: http://www.boglehea...
by jeff mc
Sat Dec 31, 2011 10:23 pm
 
Forum: Forum Issues and Administration
Topic: Did you know? Tips for using bogleheads.org
Replies: 24
Views: 16070

Re: 112 hours in a week to live life

http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2009/07/31/business/20080801-metrics-graphic.html Nick this is an awesome, interactive info-graphic. thanks. very interesting, especially to parse out the different demographics. http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2009/07/31/business/20080801-metrics-graphic.html
by jeff mc
Sun Dec 18, 2011 12:55 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: 112 hours in a week to live life
Replies: 52
Views: 4236

Re: Do you exchange gifts with your wife?

no. as others have mentioned, we have pretty much everything we need (which is not much). if we do want something, we would have already purchased it for ourselves at some point. we do joke about the arrogance of people who would 'surprise' their S.O. w/ a $50,000 car w/ a big bow on it. how strange...
by jeff mc
Thu Dec 15, 2011 10:06 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Do you exchange gifts with your wife?
Replies: 41
Views: 3384

Re: attachments disabled?

there is a balance/counter-balance needed between end-user usability/enlightenment and protection. there is no (or very little) appetite to allow all files, including EXEs, COMs, SCRs, etc in the longterm. however, picture files like JPGs, PNGs, PDFs, GIFs, etc. are safe and effective communication ...
by jeff mc
Wed Nov 30, 2011 5:06 pm
 
Forum: Forum Issues and Administration
Topic: attachments disabled?
Replies: 15
Views: 1188

Re: Why this forum WILL BE successful

not to highjack this, but let me highjack this for one reply... just followed your wiki link, and actually read one of their appeals for funds... pretty convincing spiel. actually, wikipedia has a lot in common w/ bogleheads. From Wikipedia programmer Brandon Harris I feel like I’m living the first ...
by jeff mc
Mon Nov 28, 2011 11:21 pm
 
Forum: Forum Issues and Administration
Topic: Why this forum WILL BE successful
Replies: 207
Views: 96124

Re: Dollar Bill vs. Dollar Coin?

I really hate carrying coins around in my pocket. I use a credit card for everything I purchase, even something that cost only a few dollars. I use cash for things that are really small, like a can of coke. The US has tried pushing dollar coins many times over my life, always to failure. I think do...
by jeff mc
Sun Nov 27, 2011 11:27 am
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Dollar Bill vs. Dollar Coin?
Replies: 56
Views: 3369

Re: Dollar Bill vs. Dollar Coin?

Get rid of the penny, nickel and quarter. Create a new, smaller 50 cent piece. Create a $2 coin. No dollar of $2 bills. Force all transactions to the nearest 10 cents, even if not coin/paper based. The dime becomes the new penny. You can still price things at, say, 79 cents per pound - but the bill...
by jeff mc
Sun Nov 27, 2011 11:26 am
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Dollar Bill vs. Dollar Coin?
Replies: 56
Views: 3369

Re: Are fake Christmas trees toxic?

would just like to add, on behalf of the fake tree lobby... no, make that artificial tree lobby... no, i mean the permanent tree lobby, that our preferred term is now 'permanent' trees. why, by 2084, we hope to have both fake tree and artificial tree totally erased from people's vocabulary. edit to ...
by jeff mc
Sun Nov 27, 2011 10:47 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Are fake Christmas trees toxic?
Replies: 28
Views: 1566

Re: Beatles or Rolling Stones

no contest. public enemy.
by jeff mc
Fri Nov 11, 2011 8:33 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Beatles or Rolling Stones
Replies: 70
Views: 3233

Re: i've been served! (pre-notice of lien for construction j

well, i feel better. i've emailed back and forth with the supplier. we see and understand each other's perspective, and he's changing his boilerplate cover sheet to be a little more descriptive... Hi Jeff, Thank you for your response and I’m happy there is no problem w/ the notice. In regards to the...
by jeff mc
Fri Nov 11, 2011 6:24 pm
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: i've been served! (pre-notice of lien for construction job)
Replies: 41
Views: 3382

late december / early jan payments: counted in what tax yr?

if one completes payroll on employees and independent contractors on dec-28, and it's processed on dec-31 and money actually shows up in their checking accounts on jan-3, are those wages included on the 2011 or 2012 W2s and 1099s?
by jeff mc
Thu Nov 10, 2011 10:17 am
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: late december / early jan payments: counted in what tax yr?
Replies: 5
Views: 589

Re: minnesota mtg | sat nov-5 | oakdale

email sent to the MN bogleheads 11/9: hey, folks we had a good meeting last saturday. 21 of us discussed ed slott's talk, and we had 3 breakout sessions on various topics. oh, and we bagged 4 deer... ;-) next meeting is february-4, 2012, location TBD i'll send out a survey 'soon' asking for input on...
by jeff mc
Wed Nov 09, 2011 3:47 pm
 
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: minnesota mtg | sat nov-5 | oakdale
Replies: 4
Views: 945

Re: i've been served! (pre-notice of lien for construction j

Make sure you get a release of lien from them before you pay your contractor. Agreed. This is the best protection you have. On the last custom home we built I had it written into our contract that the builder would supply me with signed lien releases along with my progress billing. good advice. to ...
by jeff mc
Sun Nov 06, 2011 6:22 pm
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: i've been served! (pre-notice of lien for construction job)
Replies: 41
Views: 3382

Re: i've been served! (pre-notice of lien for construction j

Without knowing what the common business practices are in Minnesota, it seems pretty aggressive on the part of the lumber yard. The notice says it is required by law. I wouldn't take that claim at face value without knowing more about what the law says and local business customs. The notification m...
by jeff mc
Sat Nov 05, 2011 9:39 pm
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: i've been served! (pre-notice of lien for construction job)
Replies: 41
Views: 3382

Re: i've been served! (pre-notice of lien for construction j

thanks for all the feeback and suggestions... see the attached (redacted) letter...
by jeff mc
Sat Nov 05, 2011 8:45 pm
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: i've been served! (pre-notice of lien for construction job)
Replies: 41
Views: 3382

i've been served! (pre-notice of lien for construction job)

we're having a new deck and 3-season patio built by a reputable local company. we signed a one page contract and paid them 1/3 before they started. we're one week into it, and they're making good progress, and all the materials are onsite. today, i received a certified letter from the lumber company...
by jeff mc
Sat Nov 05, 2011 6:22 pm
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: i've been served! (pre-notice of lien for construction job)
Replies: 41
Views: 3382

Re: minnesota mtg | sat nov-5 | oakdale

see agenda hey, folks i had a typo in my original email... i said that we had "weeks" to assemble the final agenda. we would have if i were a little more organized. (that's what i get for copy/pasting from old mtg notices...). but alas, our meeting is in two short days (sat, nov-5!). thank...
by jeff mc
Thu Nov 03, 2011 8:54 pm
 
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: minnesota mtg | sat nov-5 | oakdale
Replies: 4
Views: 945

Re: tipping for bday hostess? where does it end?

i didn't tally it up, but it feels like about 75% think i should have tipped, 25% = no tip (that it's already baked into their pay and my fees). good to know for the next time something like this comes up. and i like the idea of cash handed directly to her/him, instead of relying on the owner to get...
by jeff mc
Tue Nov 01, 2011 12:15 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: tipping for bday hostess? where does it end?
Replies: 54
Views: 4274

Re: minnesota mtg | sat nov-5 | oakdale

good catch. that's what i get for copying and pasting from older emails. i usually try to give two weeks to collect topic ideas... but this meeting sneaked up on me. so, indeed, the meeting is THIS saturday, and any ideas for breakout sessions need to be sent to me by thursday/friday to be included....
by jeff mc
Tue Nov 01, 2011 10:52 am
 
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: minnesota mtg | sat nov-5 | oakdale
Replies: 4
Views: 945

minnesota mtg | sat nov-5 | oakdale

see email below. PM or email me if interested. thx hello, folks we're meeting saturday, november 5, from 10:00 to 12:00 in oakdale... agenda: - quick intro talking points, update on splinter groups, future meetings, etc - *possible* keynote speaker, still determining if date works,,, stay tuned - br...
by jeff mc
Tue Nov 01, 2011 7:18 am
 
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: minnesota mtg | sat nov-5 | oakdale
Replies: 4
Views: 945

Re: tipping for bday hostess? where does it end?

cost about $300 (but received about $300 back in presents at ~$15 per present * 20 kids) I'm speechless. I hope looking for Rate of Return was just having fun with math. I would have left the "probably vastly underpaid" person a tip. dear speechless: of course, the daughter having her dre...
by jeff mc
Sat Oct 29, 2011 9:29 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: tipping for bday hostess? where does it end?
Replies: 54
Views: 4274

Re: tipping for bday hostess? where does it end?

What was the $300 specifically for? as expected, i guess.... it's a split vote so far. the 300 covered using their premises for two hours, having them collect the gifts, have two employees on hand to handle the kids, pass out ice packs when kids collide, move the rolling bin of shoes through the ro...
by jeff mc
Sat Oct 29, 2011 9:25 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: tipping for bday hostess? where does it end?
Replies: 54
Views: 4274

tipping for bday hostess? where does it end?

i know there's been periodic tipping threads here (but at this point, we've had pretty much every topic covered many times over...) specific tipping question: is it proper to tip a birthday hostess at one of those kid friendly bday party places? we went there today. 20 young kids jumping around, mov...
by jeff mc
Sat Oct 29, 2011 8:02 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: tipping for bday hostess? where does it end?
Replies: 54
Views: 4274

Re: Bought a new car, what is "ADAG"?

we've purchased two new cars in the last year. both 'over the internet'. tried going through overstock.com, costco, and some other sites, but my best luck was simply going to the car makers website (toyota.com) and sending emails to the seven local dealers. sent them an email saying basically, "...
by jeff mc
Fri Oct 28, 2011 7:52 pm
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Bought a new car, what is "ADAG"?
Replies: 16
Views: 1470

Re: Forum Upgrade Successful

gotta love the new "report" option... should get spammers out of here even faster. thanks for the update, alex, et. al. i'm sure it was a grind.
by jeff mc
Wed Oct 19, 2011 8:52 am
 
Forum: Forum Issues and Administration
Topic: Forum Upgrade Successful
Replies: 136
Views: 8365

mike is awesome. he's been a long-time member of our MN chapter, and is now leading a splinter group on the west side metro area. he has a passion for helping people find the boglehead way, similar to most of us on this forum. as he said, he was a boglehead long before he knew what a boglehead was. ...
by jeff mc
Fri Oct 14, 2011 1:30 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: News article: Go ahead and call him a Boglehead
Replies: 6
Views: 4301

so, this begs the question... what types of annoying "examination dreams" did folks have before there were examinations or phone #s to forget? ugg: (translated from caveman): "dang it, i keep dreaming that we don't have enough salted hides in the cave to get us through the winter, but...
by jeff mc
Sat Oct 08, 2011 11:37 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: [Poll] Have You Ever Experienced Deja Vu?
Replies: 59
Views: 3769

"Examination dreams" are not universal but are surprisingly common. I think they were sort of "discovered" in the 1970s or 1980s when someone wrote a letter to their alumni magazine. The essential narrative for me is that it is final exam time and you suddenly remember that you ...
by jeff mc
Fri Oct 07, 2011 11:13 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: [Poll] Have You Ever Experienced Deja Vu?
Replies: 59
Views: 3769

thanks for all of the ideas... had a great day, walking around downtown, hitting several of the places listed above. it's a great city... lots to see. hit a brewery near the CN tower (whistle stop?) in the old train round house area. walked queen, king, younge, front, the 'mini times square', had so...
by jeff mc
Fri Sep 16, 2011 8:41 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: toronto: have a day open there - what to do?
Replies: 18
Views: 1742

toronto: have a day open there - what to do?

i'll be there for the better part of a day w/ nothing to do. any ideas? i've never been there, and will be staying downtown w/out a car.

thanks
by jeff mc
Sun Sep 11, 2011 8:53 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: toronto: have a day open there - what to do?
Replies: 18
Views: 1742

Re: What does this mean? [contribution limits]

I work for a university and have access to: 401a plan (7% of my salary gets matched by the university) 457(with a limit of 16500) 403b (with a limit of 16500) I was going through the plan details and noticed the following statements: Annual Addition. Annual addition means, with respect to any Parti...
by jeff mc
Fri Sep 02, 2011 8:38 am
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: What does this mean??
Replies: 5
Views: 925

i think those necklace/bracelet alarming systems had their place pre-cell phones. nowadays, i'd prefer to just get them a small cellphone w/ 911 as the 1 hotkey and have them keep that on them at all times. post-portable cell phones, those services seem antiquated as 8-track tapes and wired remote c...
by jeff mc
Sat Aug 27, 2011 6:07 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Life Alert bracelet for mother
Replies: 19
Views: 1809
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