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Master Thread for Austin Texas area Bogleheads

Post by gotherelate » Wed Apr 16, 2014 3:59 pm

I'll give this new concept a try. The next meeting of the Austin area Bogleheads will be Saturday, May 17th from noon to 2:00 PM at the Wildflower Terrace Art Room, 3801 Berkman Drive in Austin. Please note that we will meet in a different room this time. It is around the corner and down the hall from our regular meeting room. I'll post signs. I'll let y'all know if we have any special guests in attendance. In the meantime, please submit relevant topic ideas to me by email, PM or posting here, and I'll send out an agenda before the meeting. Hope to see y'all there.
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Re: Master Thread for Austin Texas area Bogleheads

Post by kcollett » Mon Apr 21, 2014 5:47 am

Please keep trying! I dearly want to come to one of these events, but I have a prior obligation on this day. :(

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Re: Master Thread for Austin Texas area Bogleheads

Post by Les_Nessman » Sun May 11, 2014 4:43 pm

Hi, I didn't realize there was a Bogleheads group in Austin. I'm interested, and I should be able to make the May 17 meeting.

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Re: Master Thread for Austin Texas area Bogleheads

Post by ol_pops » Sun May 11, 2014 6:27 pm

I plan to be there.

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Re: Master Thread for Austin Texas area Bogleheads

Post by ol_pops » Thu May 15, 2014 12:20 pm

Just a post to keep this mtg notice visible for late comers.

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Re: Master Thread for Austin Texas area Bogleheads

Post by brucebogart » Sat May 17, 2014 12:56 pm

Thanks for the great meeting today. Here's the link to the Social Security benefits calculator that I mentioned. http://www.aarp.org/work/social-securit ... ault.html/

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Next Meeting on August 9th

Post by gotherelate » Wed Jul 02, 2014 3:12 pm

The Austin area Bogleheads will meet again on Saturday, August 9th at the Wildflower Terrace Room, 3801 Berkman Drive in Austin, from noon to 1 PM. Our special guest for this meeting will be Carl Stuart, a Registered Investment Advisor and host of the local radio show "Money Talk" on KLBJ AM 590. Carl's show airs on Saturdays from 4 to 5 PM. If you are new to the group and would like to get on the distribution list for emails about future meetings, please send me a private message (PM). Feel free to submit relevant topic ideas for discussion, and I will include them in a tentative agenda to be sent out shortly before the meeting. Thanks and hope to see y'all there.
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Re: Master Thread for Austin Texas area Bogleheads

Post by gotherelate » Fri Aug 01, 2014 7:40 am

I am bumping this for visibility and to correct the length of the meeting. We have the room from noon until 1:30, not 1:00. My apologies.
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Re: Master Thread for Austin Texas area Bogleheads

Post by burgrat » Thu Aug 07, 2014 8:18 pm

I am planning on being there.

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Re: Master Thread for Austin Texas area Bogleheads

Post by whlatimer » Fri Aug 08, 2014 11:54 am

Does anyone know if there is an active Bogleheads community in the Houston area? If not, anyone interested is starting one?

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Re: Master Thread for Austin Texas area Bogleheads

Post by gotherelate » Sun Aug 10, 2014 12:00 pm

Many thanks to Carl Stuart for attending our meeting and allowing us to pick his brain about financial and investment planning. Thanks also to the more than twenty bogleheads who attended the meeting. I look forward to our next meeting sometime in November.
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Re: Master Thread for Austin Texas area Bogleheads

Post by BeerMoney » Tue Aug 19, 2014 8:29 pm

Just posting so I can get an email notification when this thread is updated and the next meeting is announced. First time!

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Re: Master Thread for Austin Texas area Bogleheads

Post by clayr361 » Tue Aug 26, 2014 3:32 pm

whlatimer wrote:Does anyone know if there is an active Bogleheads community in the Houston area? If not, anyone interested is starting one?

I am interested in the same. I did some digging in the local chapter forum and it seems Houston has never had any regular meet ups. A few over the past 2 years but nothing ongoing. Looks like Austin is doing well, too bad I just moved from Austin to The Woodlands... I am guessing Houston is too large or spread out to have meetings that everyone would be able to make. I know I probably would not drive an hour from The Woodlands to downtown Houston for one.

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Re: Master Thread for Austin Texas area Bogleheads

Post by geekgyrl » Sun Aug 31, 2014 9:58 am

clayr361 wrote:
whlatimer wrote:Does anyone know if there is an active Bogleheads community in the Houston area? If not, anyone interested is starting one?

I am interested in the same. I did some digging in the local chapter forum and it seems Houston has never had any regular meet ups. A few over the past 2 years but nothing ongoing. Looks like Austin is doing well, too bad I just moved from Austin to The Woodlands... I am guessing Houston is too large or spread out to have meetings that everyone would be able to make. I know I probably would not drive an hour from The Woodlands to downtown Houston for one.


You are correct, the last meet up was back in January. As to why Houston BH's do not meet up regularly? I suppose Houston's size plays a big role, but then you also need to factor in people's schedules, road construction, flakey BHers, and an inconsistent meeting location.

it would be nice if there were more regularly scheduled meet ups, but until somene makes this their pet project i do not think Houston will ever get organized.
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Re: Master Thread for Austin Texas area Bogleheads

Post by TeckTrek » Thu Sep 04, 2014 2:07 pm

I would be interested in attending Austin meetings and in helping start a Houston group.

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Next Meeting on November 15th

Post by gotherelate » Wed Oct 15, 2014 6:17 pm

Our next meeting will be Saturday, November 15th from 1-3 PM in the Terrace Room at 3801 Berkman Drive in Austin. Please post here, PM or send a response to my email notice if you have a relevant topic you would like discussed. If I receive any I will post and email a tentative agenda for the meeting. Thanks and I hope to see y'all there.
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Re: Master Thread for Austin Texas area Bogleheads

Post by DrippingSprings » Wed Dec 03, 2014 6:00 pm

As you can tell from my forum nickname I live in the greater Austin area. Please keep me informed about any upcoming meetings.
Thanks.

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Re: Master Thread for Austin Texas area Bogleheads

Post by gotherelate » Fri Jan 16, 2015 1:41 pm

The next meeting of the Austin Bogleheads will be Saturday, March 28, 2015 in the Terrace Room of Wildflower Terrace at 3801 Berkman Drive in Austin, from Noon to 1:30 pm. If you have a relevant topic you'd like to offer for discussion at the meeting, please post it here, send me a PM or put it in a reply to the email I will send out about the meeting. Shortly before the meeting I will post and send out a tentative agenda listing any topics submitted. Thanks and hope to see y'all there.
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Re: Master Thread for Austin Texas area Bogleheads

Post by DrippingSprings » Mon Jan 26, 2015 9:09 am

I'll be there. Thank you for organizing this.

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Re: Master Thread for Austin Texas area Bogleheads

Post by Texas Radio » Mon Jan 26, 2015 10:07 am

Cool! I will mark my calendar.
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Re: Master Thread for Austin Texas area Bogleheads

Post by gotherelate » Tue Mar 24, 2015 5:43 pm

Austin Bogleheads,

Below is the agenda for our meeting on Saturday. Hope to see you there.

    I. Introductions

    II. How did you make out (investment wise) in 2014, what was your allocation, and are you changing anything for 2015?

    III. Once you decide on an asset allocation, what assets do you use to figure it?

    IV. Anyone going to the 2015 Bogleheads conference?

    V. Other topics from the group
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Re: Master Thread for Austin Texas area Bogleheads

Post by NoRoboGuy » Wed Mar 25, 2015 7:08 pm

Looking forward to the meeting Saturday!
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Re: Master Thread for Austin Texas area Bogleheads

Post by TomTX » Thu Mar 26, 2015 7:50 am

Thanks for organizing! I just spotted the thread - didn't know about the Austin meetings. Probably won't make it this time, but I do appreciate the effort.

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Re: Master Thread for Austin Texas area Bogleheads

Post by sharpjm » Tue May 19, 2015 10:12 am

I'm subscribing to the thread for future meeting announcements. :)

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Re: Master Thread for Austin Texas area Bogleheads

Post by chrisdds98 » Tue May 19, 2015 9:57 pm

I'm a recent bogle convert. Would love to make the next meeting :)

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Re: Master Thread for Austin Texas area Bogleheads

Post by gotherelate » Thu Jun 11, 2015 5:15 pm

The next meeting of the Austin, Texas area Bogleheads will be on Saturday, June 27th from noon 'till 1:30 pm in the Terrace Room at Wildflower Terrace, 3801 Berkman Drive in Austin. Please reply or PM me with relevant topics for discussion. Thanks.
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Re: Master Thread for Austin Texas area Bogleheads

Post by mucho dinero » Tue Aug 25, 2015 6:04 am

When and where will the next meeting of the Austin Bogelheads Chapter meet.

Thnks in advance.

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Re: Master Thread for Austin Texas area Bogleheads

Post by mr_orange » Sat Oct 03, 2015 6:02 pm

Posting to follow for the next meeting.

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Re: Master Thread for Austin Texas area Bogleheads

Post by nptit » Sat Oct 03, 2015 6:16 pm

Posting to follow for the next meeting as well.

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Re: Master Thread for Austin Texas area Bogleheads

Post by rlaustin » Mon Oct 05, 2015 10:05 am

The next local meeting in Austin will be sometime after the national conference near Philly coming up next week.
A few of us from the Austin area are going and we will report on anything interesting that we learn.
All the best,
RL

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Re: Master Thread for Austin Texas area Bogleheads

Post by christophertowle » Fri Oct 16, 2015 11:41 pm

Just got back from the conference and am interested in any other Htown folks that are looking in starting Houston group.

Houston is (and will continue to be) quite geographically dispersed and maybe we can find somewhere distance neutral to those interested?

There were three Houstonions at the conference, I knew one already, but never came across the third.

Met some nice folks from Abilene, Dallas and San Antonio (Rick Ferri included) up in Philly.

Great experience overall. Let me know your thoughts here or reply direct to email - christophertowle AT gmail

Thanks,
Chris

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Re: Master Thread for Austin Texas area Bogleheads

Post by chrisdds98 » Sat Dec 05, 2015 12:22 am

From the facebook page...

"We are planning a meeting for Saturday, December 12th at 12 noon. It's not 100% positive right now, but we have reserved a room at the Austin North Village Branch Library at 2505 Steck Ave. in Austin. We are still waiting to hear back from the library, but no one else has the room reserved then, so hopefully it will all work okay. Just wanted to give everyone a 10 day advanced notice. Will post again when everything has been confirmed."

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Re: Master Thread for Austin Texas area Bogleheads

Post by valueoptimizer » Sun Dec 06, 2015 10:01 pm

Hi, chrisdds98,

I'm brand new here on the forum. Have been investing with Vanguard for several years, though just learned of "Bogleheads" and this forum via the recent Kiplinger's article (Jan. 2016 issue, article title: "The World According to Bogleheads").

I live in Austin, don't know whether I can make it this Saturday, but just wanted to say "hello" here. I hope to get to check back here regularly.

Thanks —

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Re: Master Thread for Austin Texas area Bogleheads

Post by chrisdds98 » Tue Jan 05, 2016 12:47 pm

from facebook:

Our next meeting is scheduled for noon on Saturday, March 5th, 2016 at
the North Village Branch of the Austin Public Library.
2505 Steck Avenue. 78757
Same place as the last meeting in December.
Hope you can join us! Thanks.

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Re: Master Thread for Austin Texas area Bogleheads

Post by RmeHyd8tion11 » Tue Jan 05, 2016 10:54 pm

I'm really hoping that I'll be able to attend!

It will be tough given that my wife and I will be looking at home rentals in the Georgetown/ Round Rock area during late February and will likely be unpacking our household goods on the 5th.

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Re: Master Thread for Austin Texas area Bogleheads

Post by joegerardi » Sun Feb 21, 2016 9:24 am

I'll be moving to Georgetown (Sun City) around July of this year and will watch for future meetings. Hope to meet y'all soon.

-joe

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Re: Master Thread for Austin Texas area Bogleheads

Post by DaveB85 » Mon Mar 28, 2016 4:28 pm

Dang, looks like I just missed the last meeting! In the meantime, does anyone here know of a good one-time fee only advisor in Austin to go over my portfolio with me? Feel free to PM me as to not clutter up this thread. Thanks, and hope to meet you all next time.

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Re: Master Thread for Austin Texas area Bogleheads

Post by Dazed&Confused » Sun Apr 03, 2016 10:47 am

Just saw this group. Short time Boglehead will try to make the next meeting when scheduled, still learning a lot.

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Re: Master Thread for Austin Texas area Bogleheads

Post by chrisdds98 » Thu Apr 21, 2016 11:57 pm

Our next meeting is Saturday, June 4th at 11:30am at the North Village Library Branch. Letting everyone know about six weeks in advance. Thanks.

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Re: Master Thread for Austin Texas area Bogleheads

Post by SurferLife » Fri Apr 22, 2016 2:48 am

I'll be moving to Austin area in July; looking forward to the meetings.

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Re: Master Thread for Austin Texas area Bogleheads

Post by TexasPenny » Wed Jun 08, 2016 10:40 pm

Darn it! Just missed it. Hope everyone had a good time.

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Re: Master Thread for Austin Texas area Bogleheads

Post by bartonreader » Mon Jun 27, 2016 6:25 pm

When it the next Austin Texas chapter meeting?
Thanks.

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Re: Master Thread for Austin Texas area Bogleheads

Post by chrisdds98 » Tue Jun 28, 2016 5:29 pm

I believe it is Sept 10th.. don't quote me on that yet. I'll update with a time when its posted on the facebook page. By the way, you can join the facebook group by searching for "bogleheads austin" and requesting an invite.

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Re: Master Thread for Austin Texas area Bogleheads

Post by chrisdds98 » Tue Sep 06, 2016 2:26 pm

meeting is sept 10th and 11 am at north village branch library.

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Re: Master Thread for Austin Texas area Bogleheads

Post by rlaustin » Fri Sep 09, 2016 10:32 am

Yes! Our next local meeting is scheduled for tomorrow, Saturday, September 10th, 2016 at 11 am.
North Village Branch of the Austin Public Library.
2505 Steck Avenue. 78757
Same place as the last few meetings.
We have the room reserved until 1:00pm.
Hope you can join us! Thanks.

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Re: Master Thread for Austin Texas area Bogleheads

Post by LotusHeart » Wed Sep 21, 2016 10:06 pm

Can somebody attended the meeting share his/her experience - such as how many people attended and what kind of topics and activities?
I am in Austin and am interested in join the meeting next time.

Thanks

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Re: Master Thread for Austin Texas area Bogleheads

Post by brisni » Thu Sep 22, 2016 10:39 am

As I recall, there were 12 or so in attendance. The discussion was a free form but centered around
portfolio strategies and questions about tax reduction and IRA conversions. Some members are going to the
national meeting later this month and there was some discussion about that. Bob and the others might
remember more details. We also have a facebook group "Bogleheads - Austin" that may be of interest to you.

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Re: Master Thread for Austin Texas area Bogleheads

Post by seanmerron » Sat Oct 29, 2016 9:17 pm

Hello! When is the next meetup? I don't have facebook and the group page requires me to login to view anything. You may consider posting each meeting here or using meetup.com.

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Re: Master Thread for Austin Texas area Bogleheads

Post by chrisdds98 » Sat Oct 29, 2016 11:31 pm

Our next meeting is scheduled for Saturday, December 10th, 2016 at 12 am noon.
North Village Branch of the Austin Public Library.
2505 Steck Avenue. 78757
Same place as the last few meetings.
We have the room reserved until 2:00pm.
Hope you can join us! Thanks.

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Re: Master Thread for Austin Texas area Bogleheads

Post by seanmerron » Sun Oct 30, 2016 9:27 am

Thanks! Saturdays are hard for me with kids but going to try and make it out!

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