Any Albany, NY Bogleheads out there?

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evarrr
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Any Albany, NY Bogleheads out there?

Post by evarrr » Fri Jan 22, 2016 10:15 am

I would really like to meet up with Bogleheads in Albany... I know you're out there! Even informal meetings would be great. Possibly a book-club type format? We can decide on a list of books and periodically meet at a local library, Panera, etc. to discuss?

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Re: Any Albany, NY Bogleheads out there?

Post by pipesnbytes » Fri Mar 10, 2017 3:32 pm

+1 for an Albany meet up

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Re: Any Albany, NY Bogleheads out there?

Post by H2ogal » Fri Mar 10, 2017 4:57 pm

HI - Im in the fingerlakes and I see there is a chapter in Syracuse...hope that helps!

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Re: Any Albany, NY Bogleheads out there?

Post by Chuck » Fri Mar 10, 2017 5:25 pm

I'm in Albany, but I don't really read books or talk.

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Re: Any Albany, NY Bogleheads out there?

Post by JustASimpleMan » Fri Mar 10, 2017 10:12 pm

I recently signed up but I'm in Saratoga Springs

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Re: Any Albany, NY Bogleheads out there?

Post by investordad » Tue Mar 21, 2017 5:15 am

I am across the river from albany. I would be interested in doing some reading and meet ups.

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Post by Mel Lindauer » Tue Mar 21, 2017 6:04 am

Looks like there's enough interest to get an Albany-area Local Chapter started. All we need is for one of you to agree to be the Local Chapter Coordinator and I'll add your group and contact info on the Local Chapters Map so others can find you.

The Coordinator doesn't have to be a financial guru. Rather, that person simply communicates with the other members regarding meeting dates, times, locations and agendas.

If you're interested, contact me via PM and we'll get the Chapter established.

Good luck and best regards.

Mel

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Post by investordad » Tue Mar 21, 2017 11:58 pm

evarrr wrote:I would really like to meet up with Bogleheads in Albany... I know you're out there! Even informal meetings would be great. Possibly a book-club type format? We can decide on a list of books and periodically meet at a local library, Panera, etc. to discuss?
Would you want to be the coordinator for the chapter?

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Re: Any Albany, NY Bogleheads out there?

Post by evarrr » Wed Mar 22, 2017 8:01 am

investordad wrote:
evarrr wrote:I would really like to meet up with Bogleheads in Albany... I know you're out there! Even informal meetings would be great. Possibly a book-club type format? We can decide on a list of books and periodically meet at a local library, Panera, etc. to discuss?
Would you want to be the coordinator for the chapter?
Ok, I'll do it.

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Post by Mel Lindauer » Fri Mar 24, 2017 7:06 pm

OK, Albany Bogleheads. evarrr stepped up and agreed to be the Local Chapter coordinator, so you now have an official Bogleheads Local Chapter. I'll be adding your group to the Local Chapters Map so others can find and contact you.

The email address for the group is AlbanyBogleheads@gmail.com.

You can use this thread and sub-forum to communicate with each other about meeting locations, times, dates, agendas, etc.

Congrats to our newest Local Chapter. Good luck!

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Mel
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Re: Any Albany, NY Bogleheads out there?

Post by evarrr » Sun Mar 26, 2017 7:50 am

Albany Bogleheads,

If you are interested in a meet-up, please email AlbanyBogleheads@gmail.com so I can create a contact list for communications.

Does anyone have suggestions for meeting places (Empire State Plaza, coffee shops, etc.)? Best meeting times (weekday evenings vs. weekends)? After I get a general idea I can send out a survey via email to finalize a time and location for the first meeting.

Also, does anyone have any preferences regarding what to accomplish during meetings? Do you want to discuss specific topics or finance-related current events? Choose and discuss investment/personal finance books? Ideas welcome.

evarrr

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Re: Any Albany, NY Bogleheads out there?

Post by dodecahedron » Sat Apr 01, 2017 4:08 pm

Saturday mornings would be great for me. Centrally located coffee shop (e.g., Panera in Latham Farms just off 87) or Professor Java's Coffee Sanctuary in Colonie (also near 87) or maybe the Colonie public library also near 87 (but we would need a member eligible to reserve rooms there, which unfortunately, I am not, since I don't live in a county belonging to that library network.)

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Post by fireworm » Sat May 27, 2017 9:53 pm

+1 interested in joining and meeting...:)

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Re: Any Albany, NY Bogleheads out there?

Post by Pigeon » Tue Jul 04, 2017 10:58 pm

Also in the area and interested.

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Post by learningLady » Wed Jul 05, 2017 9:46 am

Also in area and interested

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Post by arowback » Sat Jul 08, 2017 9:06 am

I'm in Albany. If newbies are welcome I'd be interested!

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Post by BH4me » Tue Sep 05, 2017 4:33 pm

when and where is the Albany chapter meeting? thanks

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Re: Any Albany, NY Bogleheads out there?

Post by DiamondplateDave » Wed Oct 04, 2017 9:43 pm

I just saw this. I believe I looked for a local BH group and saw nothing not too long ago. Well, maybe it was last year.
Anyhow, I will join the mailing list and try to participate. Panara and Prof. Java's are pretty convenient for me, moreso than downtown Albany.
Book-swapping sounds good, and very Bogle-Headish. Saturday mornings are not the best time for me, as I have an oil-burning garage sale habit. Well, maybe during the winter months.
Anyhow, glad to see this is happening!

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