San Francisco Mid Peninsula, California Chapter

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San Francisco Mid Peninsula, California Chapter

Post by nance »

Hello,

Are there folks interested in starting a meeting in the San Francisco Mid Peninsula Area?

San Mateo, Belmont, Burlingame, Hillsborough, Millbrae are all nearby.

Testing the interest, then we could start a monthly meeting at a coffee shop first.
Caltrain stations are nearby..

Thanks!

Email me to get on the mailing list for our meetings

sfcabogleheads@gmail.com
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Re: San Mateo Mid Peninsula, California Chapter Interest?

Post by quantumFlamethrower »

I’m in Palo Alto/Mountain View area so it would be nice to have a group closer than San Jose (I haven’t been to those meetings but would definitely check out one closer to me)
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Re: San Mateo Mid Peninsula, California Chapter Interest?

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Ditto, Redwood City here and same issue with San Jose chapter.
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Re: San Francisco Mid Peninsula, California Chapter Interest?

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I’d be interested if folks were meeting near a caltrain station between say, Belmont and Palo Alto.
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Re: San Francisco Mid Peninsula, California Chapter Interest?

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East Bay here - if it's walking distance of BART, then maybe.
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Re: San Francisco Mid Peninsula, California Chapter Interest?

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I'm interested. I'm in Mountain View. Be great if it was near Caltrain stations.
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Re: San Francisco Mid Peninsula, California Chapter Interest?

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I just joined - I would attend - Caltrain station good idea. Opinion: More chapters the better. I would imagine having more chapters with some members attending more one regularly would improve the creation and dissemination of information. More ideas to talk about.
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Re: San Francisco Mid Peninsula, California Chapter Interest?

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I'm interested and would also vote for something close to BART/CalTrain. Sounds like Millbrae may be the way to go?
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Re: San Francisco Mid Peninsula, California Chapter Interest?

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Millbrae it is!

Closest spot to the Bart/Caltrain State is this drink place:
https://www.yelp.com/map/bambu-millbrae-2

First meeting Thursday May 3, 6pm.

I can give a quick talk about my experience with brokered CDs, then we can have an open discussion.

Replay or send me a Message if you will attend.
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Re: San Francisco Mid Peninsula, California Chapter Interest?

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I'm in the Dublin/Pleasanton Area, we just moved from Redwood Shores. Most of my network is still on the Peninsula and I would be happy to do a meetup.
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Re: San Francisco Mid Peninsula, California Chapter Interest?

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Friendly reminder that our meeting is this Thursday May 3, 6pm in Millbrae

At this coffee place in Millbrae near the Bart/Caltrain station.
https://www.yelp.com/map/bambu-millbrae-2
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Re: San Francisco Mid Peninsula, California Chapter Interest?

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Found this thread too late for the May 3 meeting, but would love to join the next one. Any thoughts when the next meeting might be?
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Re: San Francisco Mid Peninsula, California Chapter Interest?

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Hello,
I just joined and live in San Bruno. Please tell me when your next meeting in Millbrae will be?
Thanks,
Kathy
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Re: San Francisco Mid Peninsula, California Chapter Interest?

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New year; any new interest in getting this going?
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Re: San Francisco Mid Peninsula, California Chapter Interest?

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Also potentially interested, and please keep it in Milbrae - tons of options to get home via BART / Caltrain
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Do we have enough to meet in Millbrae and see if we can get a chapter off the ground?
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Re: San Francisco Mid Peninsula, California Chapter Interest?

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I live in San Mateo so I’m interested.
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I live in SF and would attend.
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Appreciate all the interest. Last meeting, no one from bogleheads showed up, crossing my fingers this time!

Thursday, January 17 7pm
https://www.yelp.com/biz/paris-baguette-millbrae-5

More tables than our last spot!
Couple blocks away from Caltrain/Bart. Lots of free parking.

Private message me if you are coming, so I save a table big enough.

An alternative place several attendees suggested is the Burlingame library. They have several private rooms we could reserve. It is a couple blocks from Cal-train.
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Nice, I have a work event that night but will keep my eye open for other attempts.
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Re: San Francisco Mid Peninsula, California Chapter Interest?

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I am interested, what is the topic?
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Re: San Francisco Mid Peninsula, California Chapter Interest?

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I can discuss CDs and buying them at brokerages.

With such a small group it is best everyone come with questions that others with more experience, can discuss.
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I live in Mountain View and I will plan to attend.
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Is anyone coming from SF and would like to carpool?
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Raybo wrote: Tue Jan 08, 2019 11:16 pm Is anyone coming from SF and would like to carpool?
I'd like to.
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I may have a work event, but if not I will drop by.

For anybody coming from SF - Caltrain or BART (depending where in the city) is likely to be much less painful than driving.
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Re: San Francisco Mid Peninsula, California Chapter Interest?

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I'm interested, hopefully will get off of work on time
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Looks like there's enough interest in getting a Local Chapter organized. If someone agrees to be the coordinator, let me know via PM and we'll make it official and add your group to the Local Chapter map so others can contact you.
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Friendly reminder. We are still on!

Thursday, January 17 7pm, 2019
https://www.yelp.com/biz/paris-baguette-millbrae-5
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nance wrote: Wed Jan 16, 2019 2:48 pm Friendly reminder. We are still on!

Thursday, January 17 7pm, 2019
https://www.yelp.com/biz/paris-baguette-millbrae-5
Thanks for organizing the meeting! It was great to see people interested, and looking forward to the next meeting.
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About 10 of us met. We decided to keep meeting in Millbrae on the third Thursday of each month. But, probably in another location next time.

We had a brief talk about buying CDs from banks and in the secondary market. Questions were asked and other topics discussed.

Everyone decided to do it again.
No matter how long the hill, if you keep pedaling you'll eventually get up to the top.
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Raybo wrote: Fri Jan 18, 2019 4:35 pm About 10 of us met. We decided to keep meeting in Millbrae on the third Thursday of each month. But, probably in another location next time.

We had a brief talk about buying CDs from banks and in the secondary market. Questions were asked and other topics discussed.

Everyone decided to do it again.
Nice, I'll keep my eye on my schedule and try to free up a Thursday evening.
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Re: San Francisco Mid Peninsula, California Chapter Interest?

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You can sign up for the mailing list here:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/bayareadiehards

Our meetings are 3rd Thursday of the month in Millbrae - Burlingame area, 7pm.

I will send an announcement before our next meeting.

We are looking for presenters and topic suggestions. If there is a topic you would like to present, let me know!
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nance wrote: Wed Jan 30, 2019 12:32 pm You can sign up for the mailing list here:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/bayareadiehards

Our meetings are 3rd Thursday of the month in Millbrae - Burlingame area, 7pm.

I will send an announcement before our next meeting.

We are looking for presenters and topic suggestions. If there is a topic you would like to present, let me know!
Any way to change this to a Google group? Not sure how many of us still use Yahoo Mail.
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You can subscribe using any email address. It does not require yahoo mail.

Yes, we want to move it off this legacy platform eventually..
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Re: San Francisco Mid Peninsula, California Chapter Interest?

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Hello San Francisco Bay Area Diehards :D ,

Next Meeting: Thursday February 21, 2019 7pm.

Topic: Asset Allocation - Stocks vs Bonds plus Age Weightings

Burlingame Main Library
Main level Study room A
480 Primrose Rd
Burlingame

https://burlingame.libcal.com/booking/mainlevel

Near Burlingame Caltrain Station
Lots of free parking

Please message me if you are coming.
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Re: San Francisco Mid Peninsula, California Chapter

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Hello San Francisco Bay Area Diehards :D ,

Next Meeting: Thursday March 21, 2019 7pm. (Note the different room)

Topic: International Investing

Burlingame Main Library
Lower level Study room D
480 Primrose Rd
Burlingame

https://burlingame.libcal.com/booking/lowerlevel

Near Burlingame Caltrain Station
Lots of free parking

Please message me if you are coming.
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Is anyone driving from San Francisco? I need a ride.

PM me if I can catch a ride with you. I live in Noe Valley, but can bus to where you area.
No matter how long the hill, if you keep pedaling you'll eventually get up to the top.
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Re: San Francisco Mid Peninsula, California Chapter

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Hello San Francisco Bay Area Diehards :D ,

Next Meeting: Thursday April 25, 2019 7pm. (Note the different room)

Topic: Taxes, Smart Rebalancing

Burlingame Main Library
Lower level Study room D
480 Primrose Rd
Burlingame

https://burlingame.libcal.com/booking/lowerlevel

Near Burlingame Caltrain Station
Lots of free parking
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If you'd like to make your group an official Local Chapter, just PM me with the Coordinator's first name and the group's email address and I'll add your group to the Local Chapters map so that others can find and contact you.
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It's official. Nance has stepped up and agreed to be the Local Chapter Coordinator for the San Francisco Mid-Peninsula Bogleheads Local Chapter. I've added your group and contact information to the Local Chapters Map so others can find and contact you.

You can continue to use this thread and sub-forum to communicate with each other as well as the Local Chapter email address which is sfcabogleheads@gmail.com

Good luck to our SF Mid-Peninsula Local Chapter members.
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Re: San Francisco Mid Peninsula, California Chapter

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Hello San Francisco Bay Area Diehards

Next Meeting: Thursday May 16, 2019 7pm.


Topic: Annuities

Sales people push them hard. What are they?
Are there any worth consideration?

Afterwards: General Investing discussions, Q&A

Burlingame Main Library
Lower level Study Room D
480 Primrose Rd
Burlingame
https://burlingame.libcal.com/booking/lowerlevel

Near Burlingame Caltrain Station
Lots of free parking

Mailing list:
https://groups.yahoo.com/bayareadiehards
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Re: San Francisco Mid Peninsula, California Chapter

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Next Meeting: Thursday June 20, 2019 7pm.

Note we are upstairs this month.

Topic: How to Secure your Devices
Learn how to browse, trade more securely on your computer and smartphone

Afterwards: General Investing discussions, Q&A


Burlingame Main Library
Upper Study Room A
480 Primrose Rd
Burlingame, CA 94010

Near Burlingame Caltrain Station

Lots of free parking

Mailing list:
https://groups.yahoo.com/bayareadiehards
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Re: San Francisco Mid Peninsula, California Chapter

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nance wrote: Thu Jun 13, 2019 11:14 am Next Meeting: Thursday June 20, 2019 7pm.

Note we are upstairs this months.

Topic: How to Secure your Devices
Learn how to browse, trade more securely on your computer and smartphone

Afterwards: General Investing discussions, Q&A


Burlingame Main Library
Upper Study Room A
480 Primrose Rd
Burlingame, CA 94010

Near Burlingame Caltrain Station

Lots of free parking

Mailing list:
https://groups.yahoo.com/bayareadiehards
Unfortunately, I've yet to attend a Bay Area meeting. And will have to miss this one as well.

Two suggestions:
First, it seems that HEDGEFUNDIE is in on this thread and in the bay area. Perhaps we can get a session to discuss his 3x leveraged strategy? Even better if we can get HEDGEFUNDIE himself/herself to lead discussion.

Second, I have to miss this Thursday as my wife is working, leaving me on kid duty. In the future, any chance of either recording events or being able to join virtually?

Looking forward to eventually coming to a Bay Area meetup.
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Re: San Francisco Mid Peninsula, California Chapter

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I have invited HEDGEFUNDIE.
We will investigate live streaming.

Keep the 3rd Thursday, 7pm of the month penciled in!

========

Next Meeting: Thursday June 20, 2019 7pm.

Note we are upstairs this month.

Topic: How to Secure your Devices
Learn how to browse, trade more securely on your computer and smartphone

There are 2 kinds of people: Those who have been hacked, and those who don't know it!

Afterwards: General Investing discussions, Q&A


Burlingame Main Library
Upper Study Room A
480 Primrose Rd
Burlingame, CA 94010

Near Burlingame Caltrain Station
Lots of free parking

Mailing list:
https://groups.yahoo.com/bayareadiehards
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nance
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San Francisco Mid Peninsula, California Chapter Next Meeting July 18 2019 7pm

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Hello San Francisco Bay Area Diehards!

Next Meeting: Thursday July 18, 2019 7pm.

Topic: Healthcare cost planning in retirement

Afterwards: General Investing Discussion


Burlingame Main Library
Lower Study Room D
480 Primrose Rd
Burlingame, CA 94010

Near Burlingame Caltrain Station
Lots of free parking

Mailing list:
https://groups.yahoo.com/bayareadiehards
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nance
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Re: San Francisco Mid Peninsula, California Chapter

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Hello,

We are skipping a week and having Next Meeting on August 22, 2019 7pm

Topic: Target Date Funds
Recent Volatility Discussion


Security Update:
IRS is allowing Californians to enroll in IP PIN to secure your income tax returns
https://www.irs.gov/identity-theft-frau ... ection-pin
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nance
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Next Meeting: Thursday August 22, 2019 7pm.

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Hello San Francisco Bay Area Diehards!

Next Meeting: Thursday August 22, 2019 7pm.

Topic: Target Date Funds
Recent Market Volatility

Afterwards: General Investing Discussion


Burlingame Main Library
Lower Study Room D
480 Primrose Rd
Burlingame, CA 94010


Near Burlingame Caltrain Station
Lots of free parking

Mailing list:
https://groups.yahoo.com/bayareadiehards
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nance
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Re: San Francisco Mid Peninsula, California Chapter

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Friendly reminder. We are still on for Thursday, August 22, 2019 7pm
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