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Re: Master thread for Washington DC Area Bogleheads

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furwut wrote: Sat Nov 23, 2019 12:38 am Meetings are held the 3rd Sunday of every odd numbered month (i.e., Jan, Mar, May, Jul, Sep, Nov). Recent meetings have been either at the Arlington Central Library or Silver Spring Library depending on availability. They are open to all.
The January 2020 meeting will be January 12 rather than the third Sunday to avoid MLK Day.
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Re: Master thread for Washington DC Area Bogleheads

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grabiner wrote: Thu May 22, 2014 9:34 pm The next meeting of the DC Bogleheads will be Sunday, January 12, 2020 (note non-standard date), from 3:00-5:00, in the second floor meeting room at the Arlington, VA Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy Street, Arlington, VA 22201.
Hi, I'd like to come to this meeting (it will be my first). Will the meeting center on a specific topic or is it more open-ended?
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Re: Master thread for Washington DC Area Bogleheads

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AliceColtrane wrote: Wed Dec 18, 2019 12:04 pm
grabiner wrote: Thu May 22, 2014 9:34 pm The next meeting of the DC Bogleheads will be Sunday, January 12, 2020 (note non-standard date), from 3:00-5:00, in the second floor meeting room at the Arlington, VA Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy Street, Arlington, VA 22201.
Hi, I'd like to come to this meeting (it will be my first). Will the meeting center on a specific topic or is it more open-ended?
Meetings are usually open-ended. Sometimes there is a presentation or guest speaker (announced ahead of time) so discussion will be centered on that topic.

I’ve seen members suggest a topic ahead of time in this thread to prime the discussion.
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Next meeting is Sunday January 12

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The next meeting of DC Bogleheads will be this coming Sunday, January, 12 from 3:00-5:00 PM in the 2nd floor meeting room of the Arlington Central Library in Ballston located at 1015 N. Quincy Street, Arlington, VA 22201. We are meeting on the second Sunday rather than the usual third Sunday to avoid the MLK weekend.

Victoria Fineberg will be making a presentation on behavioral economics at the meeting. This should make for a lively discussion because I know many people are interested in this topic - particularly with regard to how these behavioral issues affect personal finance decision making.

The library is between the Virginia Square and Ballston stations on the Metro Orange Line. From Virginia Square, walk four blocks west (left, away from Washington) on Fairfax Drive, turn right on N. Quincy, and go one block to the library. From Ballston, walk three blocks east (right, towards Washington) on Fairfax Drive, turn left on N. Quincy, and go one block to the library. The library is on the east side of N. Quincy Street. The second floor meeting room is on the south side of the library, just to the left of the glass enclosed quiet reading room. The library has a free parking lot for patrons behind the building and free parking in a garage below the building.

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Re: Master thread for Washington DC Area Bogleheads

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sleepysurf wrote the following on another BHs thread about the now crippled Yahoo Groups websites that have been used by many local Boglehead chapters, including DC Bogleheads.
sleepysurf wrote: Wed Dec 11, 2019 2:42 pm Verizon is essentially pulling the plug on Yahoo Groups. I suggest migrating your local BH group over to either Google Groups, or better yet (IMHO) https://groups.io/. The latter offers a FREE version, which is more than adequate for a BH chapter (unless you need more than 1 GB of file storage). However, the FREE version doesn't allow you to manually add email addresses, so you'd need to ask your chapter members to sign up again. Groups.io is basically a "super-charged" version of Yahoo Groups, with many more website features. The developer, Mark Fletcher, was actually the creator of eGroups, which was the forerunner of Yahoo Groups.
DC Bogleheads has recently migrated from Yahoo Groups to groups.io.
Link to DCBogleheads at groups.io - https://groups.io/g/DCBogleheads

If you are already a member of DC Bogleheads you should now be a member at groups.io. To login at the groups.io DCBogleheads site, click on the "Log In If You Are Already A Member" green block and then supply the email address you use with DC Bogleheads and create a password. Then you are good to go.

Check out the files and messages sections. They will both be expanding in the near future.

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Re: Master thread for Washington DC Area Bogleheads

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The next meeting of DC Bogleheads will be tomorrow (Sunday, January, 12) from 3:00-5:00 PM in the 2nd floor meeting room of the Arlington Central Library in Ballston located at 1015 N. Quincy Street, Arlington, VA 22201. Directions to the library are upthread.

Victoria Fineberg will be making a presentation on behavioral economics at the meeting. This should make for a lively discussion because I know many people are interested in this topic - particularly with regard to how these behavioral issues affect personal finance decision making.

I imagine that some attendees will be going to dinner nearby at one of the several restaurants in the area.

As an aside, has anyone had any problems dealing with our move from Yahoo Groups to groups.io this week? From my POV groups.io seems, at least up to now, to have better and expanded functionality than Yahoo Groups.

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Re: Master thread for Washington DC Area Bogleheads

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I thought Victoria's presentation on behavorial economics at the Bogleheads chapter meeting today went well. Thanks, Victoria!

If there is interest in our chapter in the personal finance of Obamacare (mechanics of picking a plan, how a spouse or children change things, figuring tax credits, factoring in self-employment or retirement income, helpful charts/graphs, etc.), I would be happy to give a presentation on that at a future meeting in Arlington.
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Re: Master thread for Washington DC Area Bogleheads

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The next meeting of the DC Bogleheads will be from 2:30-4:30 on Sunday, March 15, 2020, in meeting room #2 at the Silver Spring Library, 900 Wayne Ave, Silver Spring, MD. (The meeting room closes at 4:30 and the library closes at 5:00.)

The location is a short walk from the Silver Spring station on the Metro Red Line. Take the "South side Colesville Road" exit from the Metro station, turn right, then right on Wayne Avenue (walking around the bus depot), and go five blocks to Fenton Street; the library is on the right. Parking garages in downtown Silver Spring are free on Sundays. The closest garage is at Wayne and Fenton, diagonally across from the library.

We do not have a specific topic for this meeting.
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Re: Master thread for Washington DC Area Bogleheads

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Here is an announcement by the Montgomery County, https://www.mymcmedia.org/montgomery-co ... se-monday/ :
Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich announced at a coronavirus press conference Thursday that starting March 16 all libraries, recreation centers, aquatic facilities, and park and planning facilities will be closed.
On March 15th the Silver Spring library should still be open, but I am thinking about the need for social distancing.

Victoria

Added later: After I posted this message, Grabiner sent an email that the meeting is still on, unless the situation changes between now and then.
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Re: Master thread for Washington DC Area Bogleheads

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My wife has a compromised immune system, so I won't be attending Sunday's meeting.

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Re: Master thread for Washington DC Area Bogleheads

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Seems socially irresponsible to still have this meeting.

Sorry. Not sorry.
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