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Chicagoland Master Thread

Post by elihu303 » Thu Jan 19, 2017 1:20 pm

Hi All,

In an effort to keep all of our thoughts, questions and meeting efforts together, I've started this new page. You can still access the old meeting post on the forum but there was a long gap between posts and the only item listed was a previous meetup. My hopes are that we have an active and willing group, and this particular thread will help others in Chicago find us a bit easier.

First order of business, let's get both a date and an agenda together for a group meeting this Spring. We've had a good number of people express interest over the last month or so and this new thread might help spread the word. If you are interested in joining, please email me at bogleheadschicago@gmail.com and I'll add you to the mailing list. Also, if there are 2-3 things you would like to discuss, please add those to your note. Once we have a date set, I'll send out a list of all of the items that were listed and we can use this as a guide for our discussion. Lastly, please let me know your location and meeting preference (downtown or suburb) so we can plan accordingly.

Have a good day.

Jeremy

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Re: Chicagoland Master Thread

Post by Duffydog1 » Fri Feb 10, 2017 5:34 pm

I would be interested however I live in the northern suburbs and not keen on traveling downtown.
My particular interest is in the bond segment of my portfolio.
Allen

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Re: Chicagoland Master Thread

Post by MikeMak27 » Fri Feb 10, 2017 5:45 pm

I am very interested in a meeting. I am flexible with meeting in the city or the suburbs. I would prefer a weekend morning date.
Subjects I would like to discuss are what to do if a large portion of your portfolio is a taxable account and how to generate a return on money that you plan to use to buy a house in the intermediate term (3-7 years).
Mac 4 fund portfolio: 45% US small cap value (IJS, VBR), 40% Emerging Markets (IEMG, VWO, FPMAX), 10% long term US treasuries (TLT), 5% US REITS (VNQ)

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Re: Chicagoland Master Thread

Post by cjonblanchard » Thu Apr 06, 2017 11:51 pm

I live in the Western suburbs, but would be willing to travel downtown or wherever. I last attended several years ago, but have retired now and have more time. No particular agenda items, although have interest in Roth conversions at this point.

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Re: Chicagoland Master Thread

Post by elihu303 » Wed Jul 05, 2017 5:54 am

Hi Everyone,

I hope you had a great 4th of July Holiday. Just a reminder that our next meeting will be tomorrow, Thursday, July 6th at 7pm at Chicago's Union Station, 500 West Jackson Boulevard. We'll meet in the same area as last time (NW corner on the first floor food court between Subway and The Original Cookie). Feel free to bring a friend and let's grow this group of like-minded investors.

Look forward to seeing everyone tomorrow.

Thanks

As a reminder, please email me at bogleheadschicago@gmail.com to be added to our mailing list to stay up on any updates/minutes from our meetings.

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Re: Chicagoland Master Thread

Post by elihu303 » Thu Jul 06, 2017 3:21 pm

Hello:

We have decided to cancel tonight's meeting for the Chicagoland Bogleheads and will reschedule it for Thursday, July 20th at 7pm.

Thanks

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Re: Chicagoland Master Thread

Post by Will do good » Thu Jul 06, 2017 3:46 pm

Thanks for the update.

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Re: Chicagoland Master Thread - Meeting Tomorrow - 7/20

Post by elihu303 » Wed Jul 19, 2017 1:22 pm

Hi Everyone,

I hope this finds you well. Just wanted to send a quick reminder that we will be meeting tomorrow evening at 7pm at the Ogilvie Train Station, 500 West Madison Street. We meet in the NW corner of the food court, between the Subway and the cookie shop (I THINK it's an Original Cookie but I can't confirm that currently).

Also, if you haven't already done so, please email me at bogleheadschicago@gmail.com to be added to our mailing list.

Thanks

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Re: Chicagoland Master Thread

Post by elihu303 » Thu Jul 20, 2017 4:43 pm

HI Everyone,

Tonight's meeting has been canceled. The next meeting will be Thursday, September 7th at 7pm at the Ogilvie Train Station.

To be added to our mailing list and stay up on the latest from the Chicago group, please send an email to bogleheadschicago@gmail.com.

Thanks

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Re: Chicagoland Master Thread

Post by elihu303 » Thu Aug 31, 2017 3:09 pm

Hi Everyone,

Just a reminder; the next Chicagoland Bogleheads Meetup will be next Thursday, September 7 at 7pm at the Ogilvie Train Station, 500 West Madison Street. We meet in the NW corner of the food court, between the Subway and the cookie shop (I THINK it's an Original Cookie but I can't confirm that currently).

Also, if you haven't already done so, please email me at bogleheadschicago@gmail.com to be added to our mailing list.

Thanks

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Re: Chicagoland Master Thread

Post by livefreefam » Tue Dec 12, 2017 10:19 am

Are these meetups still taking place through the winter months?

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Re: Chicagoland Master Thread

Post by elihu303 » Thu Jan 25, 2018 5:27 pm

Hi Chicagoland Bogleheads...

Happy New Year to all. Where'd January go!?! Some quick updates for 2018

We decided at our last meeting to meet the FIRST THURSDAY of EVERY month. NOTE: this is a change to last years meetings.

Also, we'll continue to meet at 7:30pm in the Food Court of the Ogilvie Train Station/Citigroup Building - 500 West Madison Street, Chicago. We meet in the NE corner, just outside the Panda Express. Let's plan to meet there for next week's meeting and we can adjust accordingly.

DATES:
February 1
March 1
April 5
May 3
June 7
July 5
August 2
September 6
October 4
November 1
December 6

Finally, for next week's meeting, please bring thoughts, ideas and suggestions on how we can structure the meetings to make them as beneficial as possible for all involved. Something I've been thinking about is a monthly book that we can discuss as the following meeting. All ideas are welcome.

Hope to see everyone next week. For those new to the forum, please email me at bogleheadschicago@gmail.com to be added to our mailing list.

Thanks

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Re: Chicagoland Master Thread

Post by HoosierJim » Fri Jan 26, 2018 10:05 am

Thank you for setting this up. I am planning on attending.

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Re: Chicagoland Master Thread

Post by LadyIJ » Sun Jan 28, 2018 2:42 pm

I would be interested in attending if the meetings were in the morning or early afternoon, but not to come downtown at night. Thanks and I'll keep an eye out for any changes.

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Re: Chicagoland Master Thread

Post by Mr.BB » Sun Jan 28, 2018 3:08 pm

Any meeting in North/ Northwest suburbs?
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Re: Chicagoland Master Thread

Post by HoosierJim » Mon Jan 29, 2018 9:52 am

I will be driving in from NW Indiana so PM me if you need a ride.

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Re: Chicagoland Master Thread

Post by elihu303 » Tue Jan 30, 2018 5:48 pm

Just a reminder that our group will be meeting Thursday night (2/1) downtown. Thanks to everyone who has reached out this week. I look forward to meeting all of the new folks Thursday night.

Also, Mr. BB, I'm unaware of a group meeting in the Northern/NW Suburbs but if your schedule allows, please join us Thursday evening.

Thanks

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Re: Chicagoland Master Thread

Post by HoosierJim » Thu Feb 01, 2018 12:32 pm

Could also discuss recent favorite posts - Why would i buy bonds

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Re: Chicagoland Master Thread

Post by WillGetFree » Tue Feb 27, 2018 3:15 pm

Is the meeting still on for March 1st?

If so, where and when is the meeting?

I am a new Boglehead looking to attend my first meeting.

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Re: Chicagoland Master Thread

Post by elihu303 » Thu Mar 01, 2018 3:10 pm

Hi everyone and welcome to March. Just a reminder that we'll be meeting tonight at 7:30pm in the Food Court of the Ogilvie Train Station/Citigroup Building - 500 West Madison Street, Chicago. We meet in the NE corner, just outside the Panda Express. Hope to see everyone then

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Re: Chicagoland Master Thread

Post by elihu303 » Tue Apr 03, 2018 12:23 pm

Happy April and welcome to baseball season. Just a quick note to remind everyone that we'll be meeting again this Thursday, April 5th, at 7:30pm in the Food Court of the Ogilvie Train Station/Citigroup Building - 500 West Madison Street, Chicago. We meet in the NE corner, just outside the Panda Express.

We've had a number of new additions to our mailing list so I'm anticipating a great group. Come out and share some ideas.

Also, if you're new to the forum and would like to be added to our Chicago mailing list, please drop a line to bogleheadschicago@gmail.com.

Thanks

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Re: Chicagoland Master Thread

Post by Mr.BB » Wed Apr 04, 2018 10:42 am

Do you ever have meetings in the northwest suburbs?
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Re: Chicagoland Master Thread

Post by car733 » Tue Jul 17, 2018 9:00 pm

Hello Chicago!

Some of us are meeting next Wednesday, July 25th, at 6:30 pm in the Food Court of the Ogilvie Train Station/Citigroup Building - 500 West Madison Street, Chicago. We meet in the NE corner, just outside the Panda Express.

See you there!

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Re: Chicagoland Master Thread

Post by car733 » Tue Jul 24, 2018 10:55 pm

Just a reminder that we are meeting tomorrow Wed Jul 25th at 6:30.

See you there!

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Re: Chicagoland Master Thread

Post by car733 » Mon Jan 28, 2019 9:22 pm

Happy new year, Chicago!

Some of us are meeting on February 7th, at 6:00 pm in the Food Court of the Ogilvie Train Station/Citigroup Building - 500 West Madison Street, Chicago. We meet in the NE corner, just outside the Panda Express.

See you there!

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Re: Chicagoland Master Thread

Post by cheamboy » Thu Feb 14, 2019 2:58 pm

Missed the Feb 7 2019 meeting. When is the next one?

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Re: Chicagoland Master Thread

Post by Mr.BB » Fri Feb 15, 2019 11:57 am

Will love to have a meeting.
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Re: Chicagoland Master Thread

Post by car733 » Fri Feb 15, 2019 11:59 am

I am out of town the first week of March. Happy to meet on March, Thursday 14th.

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Re: Chicagoland Master Thread

Post by hdas » Fri Feb 15, 2019 12:06 pm

Looking forward to join next meeting. :greedy
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Re: Chicagoland Master Thread

Post by HoosierJim » Fri Feb 15, 2019 2:15 pm

I too have trouble getting to the meetings - thinking about starting a Chicagoland virtual meeting for those where weather, timing or travel is a problem. If you are interested - PM me and I will get it setup.

Noticed there is this topic - which also might be worth trying. viewtopic.php?f=9&t=126449

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Re: Chicagoland Master Thread

Post by Soko » Sun Feb 17, 2019 4:59 pm

Looking forward to joining the next downtown Chicago meeting. What time and where will it be? Thank you!

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Re: Chicagoland Master Thread

Post by Potential » Tue Mar 12, 2019 10:02 pm

Hi all,

Do we still want to meet this month? If so post details as others have been asking in here.
car733 wrote:
Fri Feb 15, 2019 11:59 am
I am out of town the first week of March. Happy to meet on March, Thursday 14th.

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Re: Chicagoland Master Thread

Post by hdas » Tue Mar 12, 2019 10:06 pm

Weekends best. If during the week, after 4pm. Cheers :greedy
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Re: Chicagoland Master Thread

Post by car733 » Tue Mar 26, 2019 1:02 pm

Hello, Chicagoans!

Some of us are meeting on April 4th, at 6:00 pm in the Food Court of the Ogilvie Train Station/Citigroup Building - 500 West Madison Street, Chicago. We meet in the NE corner, just outside the Panda Express.

See you there!

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Re: Chicagoland Master Thread

Post by car733 » Thu Apr 04, 2019 1:47 pm

car733 wrote:
Tue Mar 26, 2019 1:02 pm
Hello, Chicagoans!

Some of us are meeting on April 4th, at 6:00 pm in the Food Court of the Ogilvie Train Station/Citigroup Building - 500 West Madison Street, Chicago. We meet in the NE corner, just outside the Panda Express.

See you there!
This is happening today!

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Re: Chicagoland Master Thread

Post by Potential » Thu Aug 01, 2019 2:09 pm

Any plans to meet soon?

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Re: Chicagoland Master Thread

Post by car733 » Thu Aug 01, 2019 2:23 pm

Potential wrote:
Thu Aug 01, 2019 2:09 pm
Any plans to meet soon?
Last time we were only two :(
Happy to meet if we gather a group!

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Re: Chicagoland Master Thread

Post by alter » Thu Aug 01, 2019 4:21 pm

I'd be interested in meeting...but I'm in NW Burbs...

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Re: Chicagoland Master Thread

Post by HoosierJim » Fri Aug 02, 2019 8:10 am

Is there any interest in a Chicago virtual meeting? Travel time and attendance has been problem for me.

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Re: Chicagoland Master Thread

Post by Potential » Fri Aug 02, 2019 8:28 am

HoosierJim wrote:
Fri Aug 02, 2019 8:10 am
Is there any interest in a Chicago virtual meeting? Travel time and attendance has been problem for me.
I would be interested in this option, especially if it boosts our attendance. Looks like the general virtual group is semi active.

Always willing to meet in-person, last meeting I didn't see the post until the day after- D'oh!

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Re: Chicagoland Master Thread

Post by HoosierJim » Fri Aug 02, 2019 12:40 pm

Potential wrote:
Fri Aug 02, 2019 8:28 am
I would be interested in this option, especially if it boosts our attendance.
OK - let's do this.

Please send me your email via Private Message if you would like to participate. I will setup a Zoom meeting - just arbitrarily selected the 1st Wednesday of the month 8 pm central time. First meeting can be a meet and greet, discussion on better day or time to meet, and with discussion of overall goals and suggested topics for the Sept meeting.

So our first Chicago virtual meeting is Wednesday August 7th 8 PM CENTRAL. PM me to get on the meeting distribution and calendar reminder.

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