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Detroit Area Bogleheads - Master Thread

Postby daytona084 » Tue Sep 02, 2014 2:04 pm

Welcome to the Detroit Area Bogleheads Master Thread.

The idea behind the master thread is to have our meeting notices and other news information in one place.

The important feature of the master thread is that you can "subscribe" to the thread, and receive an email when there is a new post. To do this, you click on the link on the bottom of the posting, that says "Subscribe Topic".

All Bogleheads (new and mature) are welcome, so feel free to come to our meetings, and bring along with you your spouse/friend/coworker.

If you want to be on our mailing list, or to get more information about the group, send a request to detroitbogleheads@yahoo.com.

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Next Meeting - September 20th

Postby daytona084 » Tue Sep 02, 2014 2:28 pm

Our next meeting will be Saturday September 20th, 10:30 AM to 12:00 Noon

Our subject for this meeting will be "Retirement". Keith had a great idea to stimulate discussion:

For the next meeting, everyone who is not retired should come with two non-financial questions about retirement. Everyone who is retired should come with two non-financial tips about retirement.

Of course, financial questions and tips concerning retirement are also welcome!

Bonus: Jack Haynes will also give a short presentation on a tour of Vanguard in Pennsylvania.

If there is time left over we can have a general discussion on whatever topics might come up. It's always good to hear informed advice and opinion.

Once again, the meeting will be at the:

Multi-Lakes Conservation Association
3860 Newton Rd, Commerce Township, MI 48382

Here is a map:

http://binged.it/1fnGi7m

and here is a detail of the location, showing the location of the clubhouse:

http://www.multilakes.com/AboutMap.htm

Hope to see you there!

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Re: Detroit Area Bogleheads - Master Thread

Postby Leeraar » Sun Sep 07, 2014 12:26 pm

The State of Michigan will have a "Reinventing Retirement" workshop at various locations on Monday October 20, 2014. I have signed up for the Troy, MI location, and for the Social Security checkup.

http://www.michigan.gov/difs/0,5269,7-3 ... --,00.html

I found this in a Detroit Free Press article today by Susan Tompor:

http://www.freep.com/article/20140907/C ... san-Tompor

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Re: Detroit Area Bogleheads - Master Thread

Postby RTR2006 » Wed Sep 17, 2014 5:51 pm

Hi to all you Detroiters out there. I was born and raised in Detroit; lived near McNichols and Livernois. I've been gone a long time, but Detroit will always be my home and 'where I'm from...'

Peace!

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Re: Detroit Area Bogleheads - Master Thread

Postby cheese_breath » Wed Sep 17, 2014 10:38 pm

RTR2006 wrote:Hi to all you Detroiters out there. I was born and raised in Detroit; lived near McNichols and Livernois. I've been gone a long time, but Detroit will always be my home and 'where I'm from...'

Peace!

So you lived near U of D. I grew up one the east side, but my grandfather lived on Santa Rosa a couple blocks south of Outer Drive.
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Re: Detroit Area Bogleheads - Master Thread

Postby b4nash » Sat Sep 20, 2014 12:44 pm

Great meeting this morning. Thank you to all of the retirees for your words of wisdom! I am looking forward to the next meeting. 8-)

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Re: Detroit Area Bogleheads - Master Thread

Postby CWRadio » Sat Sep 20, 2014 4:35 pm

Enjoyed my first meeting of the Detroit Bogleheads.
I had a question I did not ask to the people that are currently retired.
Does anyone use Blue Cross Legacy Plan C for their Medicare gap / supplement insurance? If so, any news on what going to happen to the plan when the price freeze ends on Aug 2016. Thanks Paul

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Re: Detroit Area Bogleheads - Master Thread

Postby cheese_breath » Sat Sep 20, 2014 6:28 pm

CWRadio wrote:Enjoyed my first meeting of the Detroit Bogleheads.
I had a question I did not ask to the people that are currently retired.
Does anyone use Blue Cross Legacy Plan C for their Medicare gap / supplement insurance? If so, any news on what going to happen to the plan when the price freeze ends on Aug 2016. Thanks Paul

I have that plan. I don't know any news yet, but I'm speculating we will see a big hike. I'm budgeting for a 100% increase just to play it safe. That should put it in the ballpark of many other provider's plans. Hopefully I'm overestimating the damage.
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Re: Detroit Area Bogleheads - Master Thread

Postby daytona084 » Mon Sep 22, 2014 10:38 am

We had a great meeting on Saturday.... We set up the tentative plan for the next meeting to be November 15, 2014 (pending availability of room).

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Michigan Money Summit

Postby Leeraar » Sat Oct 04, 2014 3:10 pm

WWJ does these once a year. I usually go.

http://detroit.cbslocal.com/2014-michigan-money-summit/

Saturday, October 18, 2014
Exhibits & Registration: 8:30 am
Panel Discussions: 9 am – 12 pm
VisTaTech Center at Schoolcraft College
18600 Haggerty Road | Livonia, MI 48152

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Next Meeting - November 15th 2014

Postby daytona084 » Thu Oct 30, 2014 12:58 pm

The next meeting will be November 15th, 2014 at the usual time and place:

10:30 AM to 12:00 Noon

Multi-Lakes Conservation Association
3860 Newton Rd, Commerce Township, MI 48382


Our topics will be:

1. Bonds and Bond Allocation
2. Transition between Saving and Spending


Any questions or to be added to our mailing list, contact: detroitbogleheads@yahoo.com

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Next Meeting - November 15th 2014

Postby daytona084 » Fri Nov 14, 2014 9:01 am

Our next meeting will be Saturday November 15th, 10:30 AM to 12:00 Noon

There will be two topics for discussion:

1. Bonds - Brief presentation by Brian
2. Transitioning between Saving and Spending - Presentation by Keith


Once again, the meeting will be at the:

Multi-Lakes Conservation Association
3860 Newton Rd, Commerce Township, MI 48382

Here is a map: http://binged.it/1fnGi7m
and here is a detail of the location, showing the location of the clubhouse:
http://www.multilakes.com/AboutMap.htm

Hope to see you there!

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Photo of November 2014 Meeting

Postby daytona084 » Thu Nov 20, 2014 1:23 pm

Here we are! All are welcome to join at our next meeting!

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Next Meeting - February 7th

Postby daytona084 » Fri Jan 16, 2015 1:34 pm

Our next meeting is planned for February 7th at the usual time and place.

The plan is for two topics -
1. Annuities
2. "Robo Advisers" such as Betterment.com

The usual time and place:
10:30 AM to 12:00 Noon

Multi-Lakes Conservation Association
3860 Newton Rd, Commerce Township, MI 48382

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Next Meeting - April 11th

Postby daytona084 » Sun Mar 29, 2015 12:02 pm

Our next meeting is planned for April 11th at the usual time and place.

There will be no set topics for discussion

Instead, we are asking everyone to bring two "questions" or subjects for discussion. We often have fruitful discussions on the spur of the moment when people bring up topics, so we will have plenty of time at this meeting to pursue several of these in depth.

The usual time and place:
10:30 AM to 12:00 Noon

Multi-Lakes Conservation Association
3860 Newton Rd, Commerce Township, MI 48382


email detroitbogleheads@yahoo.com for more info

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Next Meeting - - Saturday June 20th

Postby daytona084 » Fri Jun 12, 2015 4:00 pm

Our next meeting is planned for Saturday June 20th at the usual time and place.

There will be a discussion/presentation by Jack Haynes on International Funds. This will take about 30 minutes. Bring your thoughts, opinions and questions.

There will be plenty of time for general discussion of other topics.

If you would like to suggest a topic for extended discussion or prepare a presentation, please let know.


The usual time and place:
10:30 AM to 12:00 Noon


Multi-Lakes Conservation Association
3860 Newton Rd, Commerce Township, MI 48382

Everyone welcome!

email detroitbogleheads@yahoo.com for more info

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Detroit Area Bogleheads - Next Meeting Saturday June 20th.

Postby daytona084 » Thu Jun 18, 2015 9:07 am

Just a reminder that our next meeting is in two days, June 20th. See previous posting for all the info! New members welcome!

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Re: Detroit Area Bogleheads - Master Thread

Postby ved » Sat Aug 08, 2015 4:04 pm

hi,

Just found this master thread for the Detroit Area BH. Please add me to the subscriber list.
Also, would love to attend the next meet. Is there a schedule of up-coming meets?

Thanks

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Re: Detroit Area Bogleheads - Master Thread

Postby Leeraar » Sat Aug 08, 2015 4:50 pm

ved wrote:hi,

Just found this master thread for the Detroit Area BH. Please add me to the subscriber list.
Also, would love to attend the next meet. Is there a schedule of up-coming meets?

Thanks

We set up Saturday, September 12th as the next meeting date. Hope to see you then.

(From an email after the last meeting.)

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Re: Detroit Area Bogleheads - Master Thread

Postby daytona084 » Sat Aug 08, 2015 6:01 pm

ved: Welcome!

To be added to our email mailing list, please send me an email at: detroitbogleheads@yahoo.com
To be added as a subscriber of this thread, click the arrow on the wrench icon below, then click "Subscribe Topic"

ved wrote:hi,

Just found this master thread for the Detroit Area BH. Please add me to the subscriber list.
Also, would love to attend the next meet. Is there a schedule of up-coming meets?

Thanks

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Re: Detroit Area Bogleheads - Master Thread

Postby daytona084 » Wed Sep 02, 2015 9:40 am

Our next meeting is planned for Saturday September 12th 2015 at the usual time and place.

There will be a discussion/presentation by Keith on strategies for taking Social Security. Bring your thoughts, opinions and questions.

There probably will be plenty of time for general discussion of other topics.

The usual time and place:
10:30 AM to 12:00 Noon

Multi-Lakes Conservation Association
3860 Newton Rd, Commerce Township, MI 48382


Everyone welcome!

email detroitbogleheads@yahoo.com for more info

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Reminder - Detroit Area Bogleheads - Next meeting - Saturday September 12 2015

Postby daytona084 » Thu Sep 10, 2015 2:16 pm

Reminder - Detroit Area Bogleheads - Our next meeting is planned for Saturday September 12th 2015 at the usual time and place.

There will be a discussion/presentation by Keith on strategies for taking Social Security. Bring your thoughts, opinions and questions.

There probably will be plenty of time for general discussion of other topics.

The usual time and place:
10:30 AM to 12:00 Noon

Multi-Lakes Conservation Association
3860 Newton Rd, Commerce Township, MI 48382


Hope to see you there... New members welcome!

email detroitbogleheads@yahoo.com for more info

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Next Meeting - April 30th 2016

Postby daytona084 » Wed Apr 20, 2016 4:48 pm

Our next meeting will be in ten days, Saturday April 30th, 10:30 AM to 12:00 Noon

Subject: Spring cleaning! Keith will lead us through a discussion of some of the basic issues that concern us, or our children, or even our grandchildren.

An open discussion on issues that face younger investors. Led by the old salts.
    You have an Asset Allocation. Now what? Which stocks? Which bonds? TIPS or other Treasuries? Individual stocks?
    Student loans: Invest or pay off?
    Cars: New or used? Buy or lease?
    Homes: Buy or rent?
    Mortgage: Invest or pay off?
    Savings: How much of my income? Roth or traditional? What if my company does not have a savings plan?
    Tax efficiency: Do I really need to worry?
    College: What's the business case? What about student loans for me (or my kids)?

Please come with your questions, and be prepared for a good discussion. You will be surprised to hear that the old salts will tell you they should have done some things differently.


As usual, the meeting will be at the:

Multi-Lakes Conservation Association
3860 Newton Rd, Commerce Township, MI 48382


email detroitbogleheads@yahoo.com for more info

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Next Meeting - Saturday June 18th

Postby daytona084 » Mon Jun 13, 2016 1:46 pm

The next meeting of the Detroit Area Chapter will be Saturday June 18, 10:30 AM to 12:00 Noon

Newcomers are welcome!

Subject: Boglehead Vacation Time! Since vacation season is approaching, let's talk about ways that savvy Bogleheads can improve their vacation experience and save money.

Some ideas:

Online fly vs drive calculators (http://www.travelmath.com/fly-or-drive/)
Tracking flight prices (https://www.google.com/flights/) (https://www.hipmunk.com/)
Mobile Apps:
iExit: Finding Rest Stops, gas stations, food by mile marker
Waze: Crowd-sourced traffic
Google Maps (includes offline maps that can be downloaded in advance and accessed without using data)
TripAdvisor/Yelp
Hotwire/Priceline/Hotel Tonight


Please come with your experiences and questions, and be prepared for a good discussion.

Also, there will probably be time for other topics afterward, so we can talk about our favorite subjects. RMD's and Backdoor Roths! :D

As usual, the meeting will be at the:

Multi-Lakes Conservation Association
3860 Newton Rd, Commerce Township, MI 48382



Here is a map:

http://binged.it/1fnGi7m

email detroitbogleheads@yahoo.com for more info

Hope to see you there!

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Detroit Chapter - Next Meeting June 18th

Postby daytona084 » Thu Jun 16, 2016 2:43 pm

One final reminder - Next meeting this Saturday June 18th. See previous message for details!

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Detroit Chapter - Next Meeting is December 3

Postby daytona084 » Sat Nov 05, 2016 11:23 am

The next meeting of the Detroit Chapter will be December 3, 10:30 to 12:00 noon.

The subject will be "Investment Policy Statements" or IPS.

We will also have a brief report from one of our members who attended the Bogleheads Conference in Philadelphia.

As usual, the meeting will be at the:

Multi-Lakes Conservation Association
3860 Newton Rd, Commerce Township, MI 48382


Newcomers welcome - hope to see you there!

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Detroit Area Bogleheads - Next Meeting This Saturday

Postby daytona084 » Tue Nov 29, 2016 10:42 am

Hi Everyone,

Our next meeting will be this Saturday December 3, 10:30 AM to 12:00 Noon

Two Subjects:

1. There will be a report on this year's Boglehead Conference in Philadelpha from one of our members who attended.

2. The main topic will be your "Investment Policy Statement" with a presentation and then examples from members. (If you would like to present your IPS, let me know!

It's at the usual location - see previous posts.

New members welcome!

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Next Meeting - Saturday January 28th, 2017

Postby daytona084 » Sun Jan 22, 2017 12:42 pm

Our next meeting will be this Saturday January 28th, 10:30 AM to 12:00 Noon

For this meeting we are planning a discussion: "Bogleheads 101". We are asking two things:

1. Bring a (perhaps younger) guest with you to the meeting, who you think might benefit from or be interested in the discussion. We probably all can point to mistakes we've made, and how we wish we had "discovered" the Bogleheads philosophy sooner.

2. Prepare some of your own thoughts on the topic, "What is the Bogleheads philosophy?" Which aspects have you found most useful and beneficial? Some thought starters:

    - Simplicity
    - Costs matter
    - Index mutual funds
    - Stay the course
    - Invest in the total market
    - Tilt investments towards small companies, real estate, gold and other commodities, ...
    - People that have influenced you
    - Books that you would recommend to others
    - Financial advisors
    - Strategies for saving
    - Living (a little) more frugally
    - Planning for college and other dependent (non-retirement) expenses
Also, Jack Haynes will discuss the results of a survey of members, and we will have a short discussion on the frequency and structure of future meetings.

As usual, the meeting will be at the:

Multi-Lakes Conservation Association
3860 Newton Rd, Commerce Township, MI 48382


The meeting takes place in the Clubhouse, straight ahead at the SW corner of the main parking lot. (Straight ahead and slightly left, as you drive in the main entrance.)

Here is a map:

http://binged.it/1fnGi7m


Hope to see you there!

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Re: Detroit Area Bogleheads - Master Thread

Postby DavidRoseMountain » Sun Feb 26, 2017 3:08 pm

oh I'm in Ann Arbor. Maybe I should come to a future meeting.

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Re: Detroit Area Bogleheads - Master Thread

Postby bulkdataman » Mon Mar 20, 2017 10:41 am

New to the Bogleheads and very interested in attending the next meeting. After 20 plus years living close to MultiLakes, attending many of the public events and knowing several members, I finally joined in December 2016.

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Re: Detroit Area Bogleheads - Master Thread

Postby dia » Sat Jun 24, 2017 8:27 am

Are there any Detroit area chapter events happening anytime soon? New to the forum--not sure where to find this information.
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Re: Detroit Area Bogleheads - Master Thread

Postby daytona084 » Sat Jun 24, 2017 8:45 am

The next meeting of the Detroit Chapter is planned for September 9th, 2017. It will be at the usual location (Multi-Lakes Conservation Association - scroll up for information). Hope to see everyone there!

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Re: Detroit Area Bogleheads - Master Thread

Postby dia » Sat Jun 24, 2017 12:28 pm

daytona084 wrote:The next meeting of the Detroit Chapter is planned for September 9th, 2017. It will be at the usual location (Multi-Lakes Conservation Association - scroll up for information). Hope to see everyone there!


I look forward to it... it's on the calendar.
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