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New Bogleheads Local Chapter in Little Rock, AR

Post by BradJ » Wed Jan 24, 2018 9:38 am

Are there any Bogleheads in Little Rock,AR?

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Re: Any Bogleheads in Little Rock, AR?

Post by azanon » Wed Jan 24, 2018 10:12 am

No sir, just you! And you're also the only boglehead named "Brad" in Little Rock. :D

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Re: Any Bogleheads in Little Rock, AR?

Post by BradJ » Wed Jan 24, 2018 10:19 am

Well, at least there won't be much arguing at the meetings..........

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Re: Any Bogleheads in Little Rock, AR?

Post by azanon » Wed Jan 24, 2018 10:31 am

BradJ wrote:
Wed Jan 24, 2018 10:19 am
Well, at least there won't be much arguing at the meetings..........
Ha!

Of course I'm joking on both accounts and might mean exactly the opposite. My location is shown >>>>>

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Re: Any Bogleheads in Little Rock, AR?

Post by BradJ » Wed Jan 24, 2018 10:40 am

azanon wrote:
Wed Jan 24, 2018 10:31 am
BradJ wrote:
Wed Jan 24, 2018 10:19 am
Well, at least there won't be much arguing at the meetings..........
Ha!

Of course I'm joking on both accounts and might mean exactly the opposite. My location is shown >>>>>
Now I see.....glad there's two of us, at least. I would like to start a local group, but honestly have no clue what we would discuss.

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Re: Any Bogleheads in Little Rock, AR?

Post by wriley4409 » Wed Jan 24, 2018 11:32 am

I am also in Little Rock

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Re: Any Bogleheads in Little Rock, AR?

Post by Mel Lindauer » Wed Jan 24, 2018 1:57 pm

If you get five or more Little Rock (or vicinity) Bogleheads who are interested in forming a Local Chapter and one of you is willing to volunteer to be the Local Chapter Coordinator, let me know via PM and I'll get your group set up and listed on the Local Chapters Map so others can find and contact you.

(The Coordinator doesn't have to be an investing guru; he/she simply communicates with the members about meeting locations, dates, times, etc.)
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Re: Any Bogleheads in Little Rock, AR?

Post by BradJ » Wed Jan 24, 2018 5:41 pm

Mel Lindauer wrote:
Wed Jan 24, 2018 1:57 pm
If you get five or more Little Rock (or vicinity) Bogleheads who are interested in forming a Local Chapter and one of you is willing to volunteer to be the Local Chapter Coordinator, let me know via PM and I'll get your group set up and listed on the Local Chapters Map so others can find and contact you.

(The Coordinator doesn't have to be an investing guru; he/she simply communicates with the members about meeting locations, dates, times, etc.)
What do Local Chapters actually do?

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Re: Any Bogleheads in Little Rock, AR?

Post by Mel Lindauer » Wed Jan 24, 2018 9:42 pm

BradJ wrote:
Wed Jan 24, 2018 5:41 pm
Mel Lindauer wrote:
Wed Jan 24, 2018 1:57 pm
If you get five or more Little Rock (or vicinity) Bogleheads who are interested in forming a Local Chapter and one of you is willing to volunteer to be the Local Chapter Coordinator, let me know via PM and I'll get your group set up and listed on the Local Chapters Map so others can find and contact you.

(The Coordinator doesn't have to be an investing guru; he/she simply communicates with the members about meeting locations, dates, times, etc.)
What do Local Chapters actually do?
That's entirely up to each chapter to decide. Normally, there are discussions on various investing topics, Q&A sessions, educational presentations, etc.

And, of course, socializing with like-minded Boglehead investors.
Best Regards - Mel | | Semper Fi

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Re: Any Bogleheads in Little Rock, AR?

Post by badbreath » Wed Jan 24, 2018 9:43 pm

No there are not
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Re: Any Bogleheads in Little Rock, AR?

Post by Cantrip » Fri Jan 26, 2018 12:16 am

Azanon notified me of your thread. I'm in Little Rock and would be interested in meeting up with other posters.

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Re: Any Bogleheads in Little Rock, AR?

Post by BradJ » Fri Jan 26, 2018 8:29 am

Cantrip wrote:
Fri Jan 26, 2018 12:16 am
Azanon notified me of your thread. I'm in Little Rock and would be interested in meeting up with other posters.
Sounds good, maybe we can all meet for coffee one morning. I work in West Little Rock (live in Benton), not sure where everyone else is located.

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Re: Any Bogleheads in Little Rock, AR?

Post by wriley4409 » Fri Jan 26, 2018 9:52 am

I live in West Little Rock, and work in North Little Rock.

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Re: Any Bogleheads in Little Rock, AR?

Post by azanon » Fri Jan 26, 2018 10:04 am

I live in West Little Rock, and work in downtown Little Rock.

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Re: Any Bogleheads in Little Rock, AR?

Post by BradJ » Fri Jan 26, 2018 10:57 am

I am an early morning person, maybe schedule a Starbucks coffee in February? 6am?

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Re: Any Bogleheads in Little Rock, AR?

Post by Cantrip » Mon Feb 05, 2018 11:39 pm

I live in (almost) West Little Rock as well. I sleep during the day, so mornings (6am starbucks would be fine) or evenings is best for me -- prefer no lunch or afternoons.

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Re: Any Bogleheads in Little Rock, AR?

Post by ny_rn » Tue Feb 06, 2018 10:26 pm

My hometown is Little Rock, AR, but I currently live in Brooklyn, NY. I'm there at least 1-2 every month or so. I would love to meet up if the times work.

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Re: Any Bogleheads in Little Rock, AR?

Post by snitterkitty » Wed Feb 07, 2018 2:04 am

I work in LR, live near Malvern.

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Re: Any Bogleheads in Little Rock, AR?

Post by HueyLD » Wed Feb 07, 2018 8:05 am

snitterkitty wrote:
Wed Feb 07, 2018 2:04 am
I work in LR, live near Malvern.
That’s quite a commute. I imagine you put on more than 100k miles per year on your car or truck.

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Re: Any Bogleheads in Little Rock, AR?

Post by Mel Lindauer » Wed Feb 07, 2018 8:25 am

OK, looks like there's plenty of interest in getting a Local Chapter going. Does anyone want to step up and agree to be the Local Chapter Coordinator? PM me if you're willing.
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Re: Any Bogleheads in Little Rock, AR?

Post by snitterkitty » Wed Feb 07, 2018 5:37 pm

HueyLD wrote:
Wed Feb 07, 2018 8:05 am
snitterkitty wrote:
Wed Feb 07, 2018 2:04 am
I work in LR, live near Malvern.
That’s quite a commute. I imagine you put on more than 100k miles per year on your car or truck.
Probably around 20-25k.

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Re: Any Bogleheads in Little Rock, AR?

Post by BradJ » Mon Feb 12, 2018 2:25 pm

I have a second child coming in May, so I am unable to sign on as the Local Chapter Coordinator at this time. We could all coordinate a time/date and bring one posting of interest from the site for discussions. We then could each decide if we liked the meeting ( and each other) and move forward from there.

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Post by Mel Lindauer » Mon Feb 12, 2018 2:28 pm

BradJ wrote:
Mon Feb 12, 2018 2:25 pm
I have a second child coming in May, so I am unable to sign on as the Local Chapter Coordinator at this time. We could all coordinate a time/date and bring one posting of interest from the site for discussions. We then could each decide if we liked the meeting ( and each other) and move forward from there.
Is anyone else willing to step up and volunteer to be the Local Chapter Coordinator? If so, PM me and we'll make it official and get your Local Chapter up and running.
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Re: Any Bogleheads in Little Rock, AR?

Post by Mel Lindauer » Wed Feb 14, 2018 11:42 am

It's official; we now have a new Little Rock Local Chapter. Cantrip has stepped up and agreed to be the Little Rock Chapter Coordinator. I'll add your group to the Local Chapters Map so other can find and contact you.

The Local Chapter contact email address is LittleRockBogleheads@gmail.com.

You can use this sub-forum to communicate with each other about meeting dates, locations, times, agendas, etc. Just be sure to include the words "Little Rock" in the title.

Good luck to our newest Chapter.
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Post by Barry Barnitz » Wed Feb 14, 2018 1:49 pm

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Re: New Bogleheads Local Chapter in Little Rock, AR

Post by Cantrip » Sat Feb 17, 2018 10:46 am

Hello All Little Rock area Bogleheads:

As the new Local Chapter Coordinator, please send me your first name, forum user name and an e-mail address where you can be reached (will be kept confidential) to the LittleRockBogleheads@gmail.com by Saturday, 24 February.

Include any preferred day(s) (e.g. Saturday, Sunday) and time(s) that you'd like to meet and any day(s)/time that you CAN'T meet along with any recommended meeting location if you have one.

Then we'll try to have a first meeting in March as feasible - will put out that info here once I get the input. Look forward to meeting everyone and having some engaging discussions.

Thanks.

Philip

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Re: New Bogleheads Local Chapter in Little Rock, AR

Post by Cantrip » Mon Feb 26, 2018 4:46 am

Little Rock Bogleheads,

Our first meeting is scheduled for 0700 on Saturday, 10 March at Guillermo’s Coffeehouse which is located at 10700 N Rodney Parham Rd (next door to Chili's at Rodney Parham & I-430).

The store opens at 0700, so I anticipate a 15 minute lull while we purchase drinks and gather in their meeting room. If you have any investing ideas or questions to discuss, you can email them to me (which I can forward to other group members beforehand) or just bring them with you.

Will send out a reminder a couple days before.

Take care and see you soon.

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Re: New Bogleheads Local Chapter in Little Rock, AR

Post by Cantrip » Thu Mar 08, 2018 1:41 am

Little Rock Bogleheads,

As a two day reminder, the time of our first meeting is at 7am on Saturday March 10. It will be at Guillermo’s Coffeehouse (which is next to Chili's at I430 and Rodney Parham).

I look forward to meeting everyone.

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Re: New Bogleheads Local Chapter in Little Rock, AR

Post by azanon » Thu Mar 15, 2018 7:25 am

Just wanted to say that I, for one, enjoyed the first meeting. The turnout was small, but everyone that showed up was clearly very knowledgeable. Hopefully, more will be able to show up at the next event.

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Re: New Bogleheads Local Chapter in Little Rock, AR

Post by wriley4409 » Thu Mar 15, 2018 10:19 am

I enjoyed it as well, and look forward to participating regularly.

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Re: New Bogleheads Local Chapter in Little Rock, AR

Post by Cantrip » Sat Mar 17, 2018 7:46 am

Little Rock Bogleheads,

As our first meeting went well, we desired to have a meeting once a month. Let's set the date for our second meeting as Saturday April 7, 2018 at 7:15am at the same location -- Guillermo's Coffeehouse, next to Chilis at I430 and Rodney Parham.

On the agenda will be setting a good monthly meeting time for all involved, and I would like to learn from the other members what funds are in the stock allocation of their portfolio. In particular the purpose/rational for each stock fund versus having the broad market, and any strategy for rebalancing or altering the allocation of each in relation to each other stock fund. Lets not talk about bonds or alternatives until future meetings, and instead focus on just stock funds.

If any other topics are of interest to you please email them to littlerockbogleheads@gmail.com.

Hope to see you there on April 7th.

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Re: New Bogleheads Local Chapter in Little Rock, AR

Post by Cantrip » Wed Apr 18, 2018 5:48 am

Our meetings will be quarterly from this point on. The second Saturday morning of each quarter at 8am. Location remains the same at Guillermo's Coffeehouse, next to Chilis at I430 and Rodney Parham.

Therefore the schedule of our next two meetings will be:

June 9 at 8am
September 8 at 8am

If you would like to join us feel free to come to a meeting. You can also inform us of your interest at LittleRockBogleheads@gmail.com to receive reminders 2 days prior to each meeting, or to ask for additional information.

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Re: New Bogleheads Local Chapter in Little Rock, AR

Post by Cantrip » Thu Jun 07, 2018 3:39 am

Bumping up the Little Rock thread. Our next meeting is this Saturday (June 9th) at 8am at Guillermo's Coffeehouse. Hope to see you there.

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