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Re: Master Thread for Metro Boston's Chapter (MA)

Post by Mr-et-Mrs-R » Thu Jul 16, 2015 5:07 pm

Sounds good to us- we will be there.

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Re: Master Thread for Metro Boston's Chapter (MA)

Post by crg11 » Fri Jul 17, 2015 5:58 am

Wellesley is closer to me, so I would be up for that location.

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Re: Master Thread for Metro Boston's Chapter (MA)

Post by simplesimon » Fri Jul 17, 2015 8:36 am

I would prefer Wellesley.

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Re: Master Thread for Metro Boston's Chapter (MA)

Post by etarini » Fri Jul 17, 2015 9:02 am

I would attend either one, but, as a Boglehead, of course I'd prefer the cheaper one. On the other hand, Google Maps tells me that it's about a 30-minute drive from the Canton Public Library to the Wellesley Free Public Library, so I'd be willing to pay a little more to accommodate the South Shore folks this time around.

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Re: Master Thread for Metro Boston's Chapter (MA)

Post by siamond » Fri Jul 17, 2015 11:43 am

etarini wrote:I would attend either one, but, as a Boglehead, of course I'd prefer the cheaper one. On the other hand, Google Maps tells me that it's about a 30-minute drive from the Canton Public Library to the Wellesley Free Public Library, so I'd be willing to pay a little more to accommodate the South Shore folks this time around.

Yes, this is indeed the exact spirit of my question. Thanks for wording it better than I did.

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Re: Master Thread for Metro Boston's Chapter (MA)

Post by crg11 » Sat Jul 18, 2015 10:30 am

I can do either now that I look at a map and realize that it is only 15 min more to Canton.

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Re: Master Thread for Metro Boston's Chapter (MA)

Post by siamond » Sun Jul 19, 2015 10:23 pm

Based on the feedback received on this thread and by e-mail, Wellesley Free Library seems like the right compromise.

(just to be sure, I visited said library yesterday, it is modern and spacious, there is ample parking nearby, and the meeting room is perfect)

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Re: Master Thread for Metro Boston's Chapter (MA)

Post by siamond » Mon Jul 20, 2015 12:53 pm

And oh, we have the room from 1pm to 5pm, so let me suggest we schedule the meeting from 2pm to 5pm, I will be there around 1:30pm, and if some people want to show up early and socialize, by all means, please do.

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Re: Master Thread for Metro Boston's Chapter (MA)

Post by siamond » Tue Aug 11, 2015 8:17 am

Our Metro-Boston meeting is getting closer, at the end of this month.

When: Saturday Aug 29th, 2pm to 5pm (social time starting at 1:30pm)
Where: Wellesley Free Library, 530 Washington Street, Wellesley, MA 02482 (free parking)
Format: Presentations & open discussion

Let's start a roll call... Please indicate if you're planning to come, and if you'll bring a third party (spouse, friend, sibling, everybody is welcome). We have plenty of room.

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- siamond
- bh10

Tentative:
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Re: Master Thread for Metro Boston's Chapter (MA)

Post by The Wizard » Tue Aug 11, 2015 8:57 am

I plan to be there...
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Re: Master Thread for Metro Boston's Chapter (MA)

Post by crg11 » Tue Aug 11, 2015 7:24 pm

Tentative yes for 1

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Re: Master Thread for Metro Boston's Chapter (MA)

Post by siamond » Sat Aug 15, 2015 7:29 pm

Our Metro-Boston meeting is getting closer, at the end of this month.

When: Saturday Aug 29th, 2pm to 5pm (social time starting at 1:30pm)
Where: Wellesley Free Library, 530 Washington Street, Wellesley, MA 02482 (free parking)
Format: Presentations & open discussion

Please indicate if you're planning to come, and if you'll bring a third party (spouse, friend, sibling, everybody is welcome). We have plenty of room.

Confirmed:
- siamond
- bh10 (x2)
- moshe
- The Wizard
- jojay
- PH12

Tentative:
- crg11

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Re: Master Thread for Metro Boston's Chapter (MA)

Post by etarini » Sat Aug 15, 2015 7:40 pm

add etarini to the list

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Re: Master Thread for Metro Boston's Chapter (MA)

Post by siamond » Wed Aug 19, 2015 9:21 am

Our Metro-Boston meeting is getting closer, at the end of this month.

When: Saturday Aug 29th, 2pm to 5pm (social time starting at 1:30pm)
Where: Wellesley Free Library, 530 Washington Street, Wellesley, MA 02482 (free parking)
Format: Presentations & open discussion

Please indicate if you're planning to come, and if you'll bring a third party (spouse, friend, sibling, everybody is welcome). We have plenty of room.

Confirmed:
- siamond
- bh10 (x2)
- moshe
- The Wizard
- jojay
- PH12
- etarini
- dyeusdi

Tentative:
- crg11

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Re: Master Thread for Metro Boston's Chapter (MA)

Post by siamond » Mon Aug 24, 2015 4:10 pm

BUMP!

Come on, guys and gals, I know we have 50+ Bogleheads around Metro-Boston, surely we can get a larger group of attendees? After the market drop of the past few days, I'm sure there are good discussions to be had!

See details for our Aug 29th meeting in the previous post.

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Re: Master Thread for Metro Boston's Chapter (MA)

Post by 12thManRI » Tue Aug 25, 2015 11:42 am

I will be there.

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Re: Master Thread for Metro Boston's Chapter (MA)

Post by zelda » Tue Aug 25, 2015 9:47 pm

Put me down as tentative.

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Re: Master Thread for Metro Boston's Chapter (MA)

Post by siamond » Wed Aug 26, 2015 7:16 am

Our Metro-Boston meeting is getting closer, at the end of this month.

When: Saturday Aug 29th, 2pm to 5pm (social time starting at 1:30pm)
Where: Wellesley Free Library, 530 Washington Street, Wellesley, MA 02482 (free parking)
Format: Presentations & open discussion

Please indicate if you're planning to come, and if you'll bring a third party (spouse, friend, sibling, everybody is welcome). We have plenty of room.

Confirmed:
- siamond
- bh10 (x2)
- moshe (x2)
- The Wizard
- jojay
- PH12
- etarini
- dyeusdi
- 12thManRI

Tentative:
- crg11
- zelda

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Re: Master Thread for Metro Boston's Chapter (MA)

Post by crg11 » Wed Aug 26, 2015 8:19 pm

Unfortunately I can't make it. Family event that day and the distance from the meetup is too great to attend.

Please remove me from the tentative list. Hope everyone enjoys the meetup!

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Re: Master Thread for Metro Boston's Chapter (MA)

Post by gabriel1970 » Sat Aug 29, 2015 6:55 pm

I suggest that we hold the next meeting in Lexington Cary Memorial (public) Library. Their meeting rooms are absolutely free. If everyone agrees, I could help reserve it. However, the meeting rooms are very popular and often require advance reservation of six months. One needs to file an application online. Let me know.

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Re: Master Thread for Metro Boston's Chapter (MA)

Post by siamond » Sat Aug 29, 2015 7:08 pm

gabriel1970 wrote:I suggest that we hold the next meeting in Lexington Cary Memorial (public) Library. Their meeting rooms are absolutely free. If everyone agrees, I could help reserve it. However, the meeting rooms are very popular and often require advance reservation of six months. One needs to file an application online. Let me know.

Thanks, I will take good note of that. I'd rather try to find something a little closer to the folks north-west of Boston next time though (we have quite a few). Then, for the following meeting, Lexington sounds great - very central. Will work on it.

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Re: Master Thread for Metro Boston's Chapter (MA)

Post by crg11 » Sat Aug 29, 2015 7:18 pm

siamond wrote:
gabriel1970 wrote:I suggest that we hold the next meeting in Lexington Cary Memorial (public) Library. Their meeting rooms are absolutely free. If everyone agrees, I could help reserve it. However, the meeting rooms are very popular and often require advance reservation of six months. One needs to file an application online. Let me know.

Thanks, I will take good note of that. I'd rather try to find something a little closer to the folks north-west of Boston next time though (we have quite a few). Then, for the following meeting, Lexington sounds great - very central. Will work on it.


Never been to Lexington (which is crazy given how much of a history buff I am). That sounds great.

Sorry I couldn't make it today. Next time.

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Re: Master Thread for Metro Boston's Chapter (MA)

Post by moshe » Sat Aug 29, 2015 10:11 pm

Great meeting topic and discussion today! Thank Jerome for organizing it!

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Re: Master Thread for Metro Boston's Chapter (MA)

Post by siamond » Sat Sep 19, 2015 1:14 pm

Back to planning ahead... Here are the tentative dates for our coming meetings:

- Saturday December 5th, 2015 (location TBD, trying to be friendly to the north-west crew this time)
=> social lunch + one talk

- Saturday February 27th, 2016 (probably Lexington as was suggested a few posts ago)
=> two talks

UPDATE: Lexington doesn't work, they no longer accept groups which aren't located in the town.

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Re: Master Thread for Metro Boston's Chapter (MA)

Post by siamond » Wed Oct 28, 2015 3:51 pm

The location for our next Metro-Boston meeting (Dec 5th, 10am to 2pm) will be friendly to the North-West contingent this time, and I ended up selecting the Stoneham Public Library, and an Italian restaurant nearby.

If you didn't receive an e-mail from me with specifics, please contact me by Private Message.

And while I was at it, I also made a reservation to the Burlington Public Library on Feb 20th (1pm to 4pm) for our first 2016 meeting.

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Re: Master Thread for Metro Boston's Chapter (MA)

Post by dancul » Wed Nov 04, 2015 7:57 pm

Could you tell me how to join the Metro Boston's chapter? I just signed on to become a Boglehead. Any tips would be greatly appreciated Thanks

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Re: Master Thread for Metro Boston's Chapter (MA)

Post by Timoneer » Thu Nov 05, 2015 4:02 pm

dancul wrote:Could you tell me how to join the Metro Boston's chapter? I just signed on to become a Boglehead. Any tips would be greatly appreciated Thanks


Just showing up is 80% of life.
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In the case of being a Metro Boston Boglehead, it is everything. Just show up (but let siamond know that you are coming).

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Re: Master Thread for Metro Boston's Chapter (MA)

Post by siamond » Sun Nov 08, 2015 6:20 pm

Here is the current roll call for our Dec 5th meeting (Stoneham library):

Committed:
    siamond
    12thManRI
    dyeusdi
    rikki
    wilked
    The Wizard
    etarini
    moshe
    (+1 anonymous)
Tentative:
    bh10
    rob
    timoneer
    crg11
Please let me know if anybody else plans to come... E-mail, PM, post on this thread, whatever you prefer.

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Re: Master Thread for Metro Boston's Chapter (MA)

Post by siamond » Sat Nov 14, 2015 1:33 pm

Here is the current roll call for our Dec 5th meeting (Stoneham library):

Committed:
    siamond
    12thManRI
    dyeusdi
    rikki
    wilked
    The Wizard
    etarini
    moshe
    dancul
    timoneer
    jojay
    Mr-et-Mrs-R
    (+1 anonymous)
Tentative:
    bh10
    rob
    crg11
Please let me know if anybody else plans to come... E-mail, PM, post on this thread, whatever you prefer.

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Re: Master Thread for Metro Boston's Chapter (MA)

Post by siamond » Fri Nov 20, 2015 1:29 pm

Ping! For those of you who didn't tell yet... Time to let me know if you're coming or not, as I need to consolidate the numbers for the restaurant reservation. E-mail, PM, or post here, as you wish.

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Re: Master Thread for Metro Boston's Chapter

Post by Bonz » Sun Nov 22, 2015 9:57 am

I'm in the same boat as dancul, above: just signed on and would like to show up & participate!

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Re: Master Thread for Metro Boston's Chapter

Post by chikbog » Mon Nov 23, 2015 9:10 pm

I'm in!

Same boat as dance and bonz! Looking forward to it

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Re: Master Thread for Metro Boston's Chapter

Post by siamond » Tue Nov 24, 2015 8:35 am

Bonz wrote:I'm in the same boat as dancul, above: just signed on and would like to show up & participate!

chikbog wrote:I'm in! Same boat as dance and bonz! Looking forward to it

Bonz and chikbog, by all means, do come. We'll meet at 10am at the Stoneham library. Please check your private messages for more information.

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Re: Master Thread for Metro Boston's Chapter

Post by siamond » Tue Nov 24, 2015 8:38 am

Here is the current roll call for our Dec 5th meeting (Stoneham library):

Committed:
    siamond
    12thManRI
    dyeusdi
    rikki
    wilked
    The Wizard
    etarini
    moshe
    dancul
    jojay
    timoneer
    Mr-et-Mrs-R
    (+1 anonymous)
Tentative:
    rob
    crg11
    juntas
    PH12
    bonz
    chikbog
Please let me know if anybody else plans to come... E-mail, PM, post on this thread, whatever you prefer.

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Re: Master Thread for Metro Boston's Chapter

Post by chikbog » Tue Nov 24, 2015 9:31 pm

siamond wrote:
Bonz wrote:I'm in the same boat as dancul, above: just signed on and would like to show up & participate!

chikbog wrote:I'm in! Same boat as dance and bonz! Looking forward to it

Bonz and chikbog, by all means, do come. We'll meet at 10am at the Stoneham library. Please check your private messages for more information.


Just replied to the PM, thanks

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Re: Master Thread for Metro Boston's Chapter

Post by siamond » Fri Nov 27, 2015 9:48 pm

Here is the current roll call for our Dec 5th meeting (Stoneham library):

Committed:
    siamond
    12thManRI
    dyeusdi
    rikki
    wilked
    The Wizard
    etarini
    moshe
    dancul
    jojay
    timoneer
    Mr-et-Mrs-R
    chikbog
    bonz
    ypang07
    (+1 anonymous)
Tentative:
    rob
    crg11
    juntas
    PH12
    bh10
Please let me know QUICKLY if anybody else plans to come... I will make the reservation for the restaurant this Monday.
=> E-mail, PM, post on this thread, whatever you prefer.

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Re: Master Thread for Metro Boston's Chapter

Post by siamond » Fri Dec 04, 2015 9:24 am

Last ping for our Dec 5th meeting (i.e. this Saturday), at the Stoneham library. Please contact me for details if needs be.

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Re: Master Thread for Metro Boston's Chapter

Post by siamond » Fri Dec 11, 2015 5:07 pm

After our video challenges last time (thanks again to Arun for saving the day), I did some more research to try to figure out the ideal location for our meetings... Which proved a tad challenging... Bottomline: I decided to slightly reschedule and relocate the February meeting.

We will meet at the Lincoln Public Library (3 Bedford Rd), on February the 13th, from 1pm to 4pm. Mark your calendars!

For more details, if you didn't get an e-mail from me, please contact me by Private Message.

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Re: Master Thread for Metro Boston's Chapter

Post by siamond » Fri Jan 08, 2016 12:33 pm

Bump. Meeting confirmed at the Lincoln Public Library (3 Bedford Rd), on February the 13th, from 1pm to 4pm.

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Re: Master Thread for Metro Boston's Chapter

Post by DIY_investor » Sat Jan 30, 2016 2:24 pm

Unfortunately I can't make it this time because it's too close to Valentine's day but I'd love to come next time!

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Re: Master Thread for Metro Boston's Chapter

Post by etarini » Sat Jan 30, 2016 5:54 pm

I'll be there.

Thanks to Siamond for all the organizational work - and to the presenters for their contributions!

Eric

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Re: Master Thread for Metro Boston's Chapter

Post by siamond » Mon Feb 01, 2016 7:04 pm

Here is the current roll call for our Feb 13th meeting (Lincoln library):

Committed:
    siamond
    12thManRI
    moshe
    bonz
    simplesimon
    The Wizard
    jojay
    Norton750
    etarini
Tentative:
    +1 (anonymous)
Please let me know if anybody else plans to come... E-mail, PM, post on this thread, whatever you prefer.

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Re: Master Thread for Metro Boston's Chapter

Post by Timoneer » Tue Feb 02, 2016 9:21 am

siamond wrote:Meeting confirmed at the Lincoln Public Library (3 Bedford Rd), on February the 13th, from 1pm to 4pm.


Count me in as probable.

Timoneer

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Re: Master Thread for Metro Boston's Chapter

Post by protagonist » Tue Feb 02, 2016 4:35 pm

Hi folks.

I'd love to meet up with you all at some point in time. It would be fun to connect faces with names, since I have been communicating with many of you for years now.

A few major glitches....

I live 100 miles west of Boston, I am in NYC most weekends, I am in the Caribbean most of the winters and in France for a good chunk of the summers. And I love where I live the rest of the time. Thus it is like pulling teeth to get me anywhere away from home that involves more than a walk or bike ride if I don't need to go.

Nonetheless I am interested. What typically goes on at these meetings?

Thanks for indulging my curiosity, Some day I am bound to show up.

ps....I guess "Metro Boston" includes Boston/Cambridge, and they don't have a separate group??? I doubt if there is a group out my way.

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Re: Master Thread for Metro Boston's Chapter

Post by siamond » Tue Feb 02, 2016 6:46 pm

protagonist wrote:I'd love to meet up with you all at some point in time. It would be fun to connect faces with names, since I have been communicating with many of you for years now. [...]

Yes, it would be good to see you. Sounds that you've done pretty good for yourself, it would be cool to hear about your experience.

To answer your questions:
- We typically have a couple of presentations on diverse topics during meetings, open discussions on those topics, then social time (every other meeting, we go to lunch together)
- Metro-Boston is to be understood in a fairly loose manner, we have folks from Western MA, from RI, from NH, etc.
- There is no other group nearby, as far as I know. Although if you're going to NYC on a regular basis, there should be folks meeting out there (er, well, I just checked, and it seems that the local chapter is lacking a coordinator nowadays).

Why don't you send me a PM with your e-mail address, and I'll send you the presentations that were used in the past few meetings.

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Re: Master Thread for Metro Boston's Chapter

Post by siamond » Fri Feb 05, 2016 3:25 pm

Here is the current roll call for our Feb 13th meeting (Lincoln library):

Committed:
    siamond
    12thManRI
    moshe
    bonz
    simplesimon
    The Wizard
    jojay
    Norton750
    etarini
Tentative:
    timoneer
    +1 (anonymous)
Please let me know if anybody else plans to come... E-mail, PM, post on this thread, whatever you prefer.

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Re: Master Thread for Metro Boston's Chapter

Post by siamond » Wed Feb 10, 2016 12:00 pm

Last ping! We'll meet this Saturday at 1PM, at the Lincoln library. With two excellent presentations from our skilled members.

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Re: Master Thread for Metro Boston's Chapter

Post by siamond » Thu Feb 25, 2016 11:49 am

Last meeting went really well, thanks to great presentations from 12thManRI and Moshe, who both put a lot of work in their material. Much appreciated.

Next meeting: June 4th, 10am to noon, Lincoln library. Mark your calendars!

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Re: Master Thread for Metro Boston's Chapter

Post by siamond » Tue May 10, 2016 10:18 am

siamond wrote:Next meeting: June 4th, 10am to noon, Lincoln library. Mark your calendars!

Just a quick reminder. If you'd like to attend and didn't receive an e-mail from me, please send me a PM.

Also note that we'll have a social lunch after the meeting (details in the e-mail).

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Re: Master Thread for Metro Boston's Chapter

Post by kissa » Mon May 16, 2016 4:00 am

I have just become a registered member, after possibly qualifying for a prize as the longest lurker (since Diehards with Morningstar). We two would like to attend the June 4th meeting, now that I have found a "local" Chapter.

Of course, I must mention our grateful thanks for the Bogelhead Forum, the wisdom learned from Taylor, the specific information from Mel which led us to the safety of I Bonds back when the rates were so good, thus a comfortable AA, and the Board Administrators who have helped structure and maintain the quality and civility of this site.

We look forward to joining you on June 4th.

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