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by jeff mc
Thu May 07, 2020 10:41 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: PPP - For those getting approved, what was the % given to you out of possible total?
Replies: 19
Views: 922

PPP - For those getting approved, what was the % given to you out of possible total?

We applied (to four banks) and got approval with one bank last week. We were a bit startled to see the approved amount was just 50% of the amount we were expecting (2.5 times average monthly payroll). Is this a common occurrence? Because we were feeling a bit worried that the PPP money would run out...
by jeff mc
Wed Jan 08, 2020 10:34 am
Forum: US Chapters
Topic: Minnesota BH Main Meeting : Saturday January 11, 2020
Replies: 5
Views: 991

Re: Minnesota BH Main Meeting : Saturday January 11, 2020

SAT JAN 11 Partly Cloudy 17° HIGH 5° LOW 10% PRECIP

Seems like the weather is also agreeable. Looking forward to seeing everyone again. Cheers.
by jeff mc
Thu Oct 10, 2019 9:07 am
Forum: US Chapters
Topic: Minnesota mtg | Sat, Oct-12 | 9:30am | Minnetonka
Replies: 3
Views: 1379

Re: Minnesota mtg | Sat, Oct-12 | 9:30am | Minnetonka

Final reminder email is below... MN Boglehead Mtg | Sat Oct-12 @ 9:30am | Mntka | Final reminder | Final Agenda <to be removed from this list or change your email, please reply back> Hello, MN Boglehead folks! This is our final reminder of our upcoming meeting on Saturday. See attached agenda (and p...
by jeff mc
Fri Sep 20, 2019 11:10 am
Forum: US Chapters
Topic: Minnesota mtg | Sat, Oct-12 | 9:30am | Minnetonka
Replies: 3
Views: 1379

Minnesota mtg | Sat, Oct-12 | 9:30am | Minnetonka

For anyone not on the MN mailing list but interested in attending, here's the info. (to get on the mailing list, email your request to mnbogleheads@gmail.com). We hope to see you there. ================================== Hello, MN Boglehead folks! So, we've drafted the October 12 meeting agenda. Who...
by jeff mc
Sun Apr 21, 2019 7:05 am
Forum: US Chapters
Topic: Minnesota BH Main Meeting 4/20/19
Replies: 12
Views: 2022

Re: Minnesota BH Main Meeting 4/20/19

Dottie57 wrote: Sat Apr 20, 2019 1:52 pm Great Meeting. The main topic was informative and hilarious (at times)

Thanks to the organizers and moderators.
I'm glad you found it informative, Dottie. WIth such a fun and lively crowd, it was easy to do that talk.
by jeff mc
Fri Jan 18, 2019 9:25 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Tributes to Jack Bogle
Replies: 206
Views: 29631

Re: John Bogle has died at age 89

Thanks for that background. Love this story... Canes are for old people.. but sure, I'll use the walking stick. Love it. It's so Jack. "Lean on me" is a great memorial song for him. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qkaexjc-1os Sometimes in our lives We all have pain We all have sorrow But if we are w...
by jeff mc
Fri Jan 18, 2019 7:37 pm
Forum: US Chapters
Topic: Minnesota BH Main Meeting 1/26/19
Replies: 12
Views: 1906

Re: Minnesota BH Main Meeting 1/26/19

Another great agenda. Looks like an awesome meeting. cheers.
by jeff mc
Thu Jan 17, 2019 7:54 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: John Bogle has died at age 89
Replies: 856
Views: 61602

Re: John Bogle has died at age 89

ram wrote: Thu Jan 17, 2019 7:30 pm He indeed single handedly changed the MF industry. RIP.
I was going to chastise you for your choice of words... then I realized I need to spend more time here, where MF isn't an adjective. (so, I'm self chastising here...)
by jeff mc
Wed Jan 16, 2019 7:38 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: John Bogle has died at age 89
Replies: 856
Views: 61602

Re: John Bogle is dead at 89

12 years ago, when the retirement book came out and we did a local story about it (and the MN chapter), I sent a copy on to Jack. He sent me a thank you, which I've kept since... Class act... always and with every interaction.. with everyone it seems. He'll be missed. http://i65.tinypic.com/2el9w08....
by jeff mc
Sat Dec 02, 2017 9:21 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Best Financial Moves You've Made
Replies: 158
Views: 25598

Re: Best Financial Moves You've Made

retiring early from corporate job and helping spouse build her business(es). freedom. flexibility. higher income. an awakening.
by jeff mc
Fri Jan 27, 2017 8:11 am
Forum: US Chapters
Topic: Minnesota main mtg | Sat Jan-28 9:30am | FINAL reminder
Replies: 4
Views: 1518

Re: Save the date: Minnesota main mtg | Sat Jan-28 9:30am

Agenda has been finalized. A bit different than the draft, (or, "better", as we'd call it). KEYNOTE: Retirement Calculators: Using tools to plan, predict and spend With oodles of retirement calculators to choose from, it can be overwhelming to determine which one(s) are right for you. In today's mai...
by jeff mc
Wed Jan 18, 2017 11:21 am
Forum: US Chapters
Topic: gen X / millennial kickoff mtg for minnesota BHs
Replies: 3
Views: 1205

Re: gen X / millennial kickoff mtg for minnesota BHs

Not sure if I am on the email list. But I am planning on attending this meeting tomorrow night. Can't wait! Great. See ya tomorrow. Send us an email to mnbogleheads@gmail.com to confirm you're on the MN GenX/Mil list. Here are some starter questions we'll have on a handout to help us get to know ea...
by jeff mc
Tue Jan 03, 2017 3:16 pm
Forum: US Chapters
Topic: Minnesota main mtg | Sat Jan-28 9:30am | FINAL reminder
Replies: 4
Views: 1518

Minnesota main mtg | Sat Jan-28 9:30am | FINAL reminder

Hello, MN Boglehead folks! So, we've drafted the January 28 meeting agenda. Who: All MN Bogleheads & guests What: Quarterly MN Boglehead meeting Where: Minnetonka, Ridgedale Library, Rohlf Meeting Room LINK https://goo.gl/maps/G6BAReoG7A72 When: Saturday, January 28, 9:30am - 11:30am Why: Discuss pe...
by jeff mc
Tue Jan 03, 2017 3:03 pm
Forum: US Chapters
Topic: gen X / millennial kickoff mtg for minnesota BHs
Replies: 3
Views: 1205

gen X / millennial kickoff mtg for minnesota BHs

blurb below is from email to the new MN splinter group... to be added, send email to mnbogleheads@gmail.com hello, fellow gen X / millennials: ...because that's how i see this new MN boglehead group... informal. peer-to-peer, not much structure except to plan some logistics of meeting places. i stil...
by jeff mc
Tue Jan 03, 2017 2:13 pm
Forum: US Chapters
Topic: Minnesota Bogleheads Meet Nov. 12, 2016
Replies: 45
Views: 10350

Re: Minnesota Bogleheads Meet Nov. 12, 2016

We are creating a NEW splinter group: “MN Gen X / Millennial Bogleheads”. Much like the East side and West side splinter groups, this new group will meet in between the main meetings, also in a more casual environment (think “Bogleheads and a Brew”). The inaugural kickoff meeting of this new group ...
by jeff mc
Sun Nov 13, 2016 2:56 pm
Forum: US Chapters
Topic: Minnesota Bogleheads Meet Nov. 12, 2016
Replies: 45
Views: 10350

Re: Minnesota Bogleheads Meet Nov. 12, 2016

Holy cow Jeff mc! How did you gather together 90 Bogleheads up there in the frigid north - what's happening up there in Minnesota that the rest of us don't know :shock: And what are all those little moons doing swirling around your MN Boglehead Universe on your diagram? 8-) We're a social bunch up ...
by jeff mc
Sun Nov 13, 2016 12:02 am
Forum: US Chapters
Topic: Minnesota Bogleheads Meet Nov. 12, 2016
Replies: 45
Views: 10350

Re: Minnesota Bogleheads Meet Nov. 12, 2016

Today I attended my first BH meeting and it was great! Thank you to everyone that makes this happen. Such a wonderful group you people have put together. I'll be out of town during the Jan/Feb meeting but I will definitely be at the April meeting. Justin Next main meeting: Saturday, Jan-28, same lo...
by jeff mc
Tue Nov 08, 2016 11:03 am
Forum: US Chapters
Topic: Minnesota Bogleheads Meet Nov. 12, 2016
Replies: 45
Views: 10350

Re: Minnesota Bogleheads Meet Nov. 12, 2016

Based on RSVPs, this should be another great meeting. Good weather, good group, good (well researched) topics. Thanks for the contributions, everyone.

See you Saturday
Skol!
by jeff mc
Thu May 05, 2016 3:20 pm
Forum: US Chapters
Topic: MN Bogleheads Meeting May 7th
Replies: 10
Views: 4170

Re: MN Bogleheads Meeting May 7th

sorry i'll miss this one. the panel discussion looks like it'll be great. i need to get into the red zone.
by jeff mc
Mon Feb 08, 2016 9:33 pm
Forum: US Chapters
Topic: MN Bogleheads Meet Sat., Feb. 6, 2016 - UPDATE
Replies: 4
Views: 1391

Re: MN Bogleheads Meet Sat., Feb. 6, 2016 - UPDATE

to be added to this mailing list, just drop us a line at mnbogleheads@gmail.com <to be removed from this list or change your email, please reply back> allo: 1. we had a great (big) meeting in a very small library room. 60 bogleheads made it. the official capacity of that room is listed as 100... i'd...
by jeff mc
Thu Feb 04, 2016 8:16 pm
Forum: US Chapters
Topic: MN Bogleheads Meet Sat., Feb. 6, 2016 - UPDATE
Replies: 4
Views: 1391

Re: MN Bogleheads Meet Sat., Feb. 6, 2016

NOTE: time of meeting start is 9:30, NOT 10:00. well, i hope to see all MN bogleheads on saturday. it's always awesome to meet face-to-face. at our november meeting, we had 65 folks show up. the RSVPs are a bit down from that this time, but really, there's never been a 'bad' boglehead meeting... it'...
by jeff mc
Thu Nov 05, 2015 3:06 pm
Forum: US Chapters
Topic: MN Bogleheads Meet Nov. 7, 2015 -Update
Replies: 30
Views: 4478

Re: Minnesota Bogleheads Meet Nov. 7, 2015

well, my bias is clearly showing, but this meeting agenda indeed looks pretty timely and awesome.

see everyone saturday

jeff mc
by jeff mc
Tue Jul 28, 2015 7:05 pm
Forum: US Chapters
Topic: MN Bogleheads Mtg. Sat. August 1, 10:00 am
Replies: 6
Views: 1536

Re: MN Bogleheads Mtg. Sat. August 1, 10:00 am

thanks for posting this. looks like another good meeting. i've heard from many folks somewhat new to the MN group that they'll be attending. so... no pressure, but don't scare 'em off!
by jeff mc
Fri May 01, 2015 3:39 pm
Forum: US Chapters
Topic: minnesota mtg | may-2 | bloomington library | awesome
Replies: 8
Views: 2526

Re: minnesota mtg | may-2 | bloomington library | awesome

To bad, will miss this one Jeff. Don't get back from Texas until May 6th. Ken awww, ken.. c'mon.. it's not that far of a bike ride. if you left right now... safe travels! we've had a MN boglehead generously offer to bring some chicken appetizers and tea to our meeting. we'll be looking forward to t...
by jeff mc
Wed Apr 22, 2015 8:04 pm
Forum: US Chapters
Topic: minnesota mtg | may-2 | bloomington library | awesome
Replies: 8
Views: 2526

minnesota mtg | may-2 | bloomington library | awesome

hey, fellow minnesotans... i'm sure formatting will get a bit squirrelly... but here's the agenda. join the MN email list for the fully formatted PDF version... just send an email to mnbogleheads@gmail.com to join the MN email list. 9:30 WELCOME & UPDATES: Opening Remarks - Paul & Phil INTRODUCE you...
by jeff mc
Tue Jan 27, 2015 4:47 pm
Forum: US Chapters
Topic: Minnesota mtg | Feb-7 @ 9:30am | Library in Minnetonka
Replies: 10
Views: 1544

Minnesota mtg | Feb-7 @ 9:30am | Library in Minnetonka

meetin' time again! for you MN Bogleheads. our email: <to be removed from this list or change your email, please reply back> Hello! Our next meeting has been planned and the steering team is anxious to meet everyone there for some awesome discussions. Saturday, February 7, note different time 9:30a-...
by jeff mc
Fri Oct 31, 2014 7:06 am
Forum: US Chapters
Topic: Minnesota mtg | sat Nov-1 | 10:00am | agenda attached
Replies: 7
Views: 1693

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

Looking forward to attending my first event and meeting some folks in the BH community! hey, savvy... welcome to the group! see you saturday. Just a quick reminder of our meeting tomorrow... Weather should be cold and precip free. The gophers have the Saturday off. Deer season is a week out. The ma...
by jeff mc
Mon Oct 20, 2014 7:03 pm
Forum: US Chapters
Topic: Minnesota mtg | sat Nov-1 | 10:00am | agenda attached
Replies: 7
Views: 1693

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
Wed May 14, 2014 6:34 pm
Forum: US Chapters
Topic: Minnesota BH Mtg | Sat | May-17 | Agenda Enclosed
Replies: 0
Views: 518

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 Jan 29, 2014 5:50 pm
Forum: US Chapters
Topic: Twin Cities Meeting
Replies: 6
Views: 1357

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...

http://www.bogleheads.org/forum/viewtop ... st=1942420
by jeff mc
Wed Jan 29, 2014 5:31 pm
Forum: US Chapters
Topic: Minnesota BH meeting | Feb-1 | Edina | new format this time
Replies: 8
Views: 2374

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
Thu Oct 31, 2013 8:55 pm
Forum: US Chapters
Topic: minnesota mtg | sat nov-2 | oakdale
Replies: 0
Views: 525

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
Wed Jul 31, 2013 6:28 am
Forum: US Chapters
Topic: Minnesota BH Mtg: Saturday, Aug-3, 10:00am | Please RSVP
Replies: 2
Views: 887

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/nywdoet S...
by jeff mc
Thu May 02, 2013 6:21 pm
Forum: US Chapters
Topic: Minnesota Mtg | May-4 | Noon
Replies: 1
Views: 1009

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 Heron Avenu...
by jeff mc
Sun Feb 03, 2013 11:34 am
Forum: US Chapters
Topic: Minnesota Mtg | Feb-2 | Edina | mtg minutes...
Replies: 3
Views: 1403

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
Fri Feb 01, 2013 6:32 am
Forum: US Chapters
Topic: Minnesota Mtg | Feb-2 | Edina | mtg minutes...
Replies: 3
Views: 1403

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
Sun Oct 14, 2012 8:59 am
Forum: US Chapters
Topic: Minnesota Mtg | Nov-3 | Oakdale | Agenda Attached
Replies: 0
Views: 540

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
Mon Jul 30, 2012 10:08 pm
Forum: US Chapters
Topic: Minnesota Meeting: May-5
Replies: 7
Views: 2445

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 10:06 pm
Forum: US Chapters
Topic: MN Meeting | August-4 | 10-12:00 | Edina
Replies: 1
Views: 730

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
Sun May 06, 2012 7:21 pm
Forum: US Chapters
Topic: Minnesota Meeting: May-5
Replies: 7
Views: 2445

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
Wed May 02, 2012 8:38 pm
Forum: US Chapters
Topic: Minnesota Meeting: May-5
Replies: 7
Views: 2445

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 Feb 22, 2012 10:33 pm
Forum: US Chapters
Topic: JACK BOGLE'S MESSAGE TO BH: Two Birthdays!
Replies: 56
Views: 8132

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
Sat Feb 18, 2012 8:54 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: "Can you sum-up your investing philosophy in 10 words?"
Replies: 120
Views: 9727

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
Tue Jan 31, 2012 10:41 pm
Forum: US Chapters
Topic: minnesota mtg: feb-4, 10am, west side
Replies: 0
Views: 624

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
Sat Dec 31, 2011 9:23 pm
Forum: Forum Issues and Administration
Topic: Did you know? Tips for using bogleheads.org
Replies: 36
Views: 50653

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
Sun Dec 18, 2011 11:55 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: 112 hours in a week to live life
Replies: 52
Views: 5542

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
Thu Dec 15, 2011 9:06 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Do you exchange gifts with your wife?
Replies: 41
Views: 4386

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
Wed Nov 30, 2011 4:06 pm
Forum: Forum Issues and Administration
Topic: attachments disabled?
Replies: 15
Views: 1618

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
Mon Nov 28, 2011 10:21 pm
Forum: Forum Issues and Administration
Topic: Why this forum WILL BE successful
Replies: 207
Views: 102202

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 ...