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Birmingham, Alabama local chapter

Post by Stinky » Wed Jul 17, 2019 7:53 am

We had enough folks at our last meeting to qualify as an official chapter! Thanks to all that attended. I will be acting as the coordinator for this chapter.

All Bogleheads in the Birmingham area are welcome to join us at our next meeting. Sunday August 25, 4pm, at my house in Vestavia. PM me for more information.

We also have a new email address - birminghambogleheads@gmail.com.

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Re: Birmingham, Alabama local chapter

Post by Housedoc » Wed Jul 17, 2019 1:14 pm

Alright Alright Alright

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Re: Birmingham, Alabama local chapter

Post by Meg77 » Wed Jul 17, 2019 1:16 pm

Oh fun! I'm from Birmingham but live in Dallas now. I have family there though, and I may let my dad know about this. I don't think he's ever been on this website, but he's a Boglehead in many ways!
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Re: Birmingham, Alabama local chapter

Post by Stinky » Wed Jul 17, 2019 3:05 pm

Meg77 wrote:
Wed Jul 17, 2019 1:16 pm
Oh fun! I'm from Birmingham but live in Dallas now. I have family there though, and I may let my dad know about this. I don't think he's ever been on this website, but he's a Boglehead in many ways!
We'd love to have your father join us! It's no requirement to be registered on the Boglehead site to be a Boglehead at heart.

Email contact for the chapter is birminghambogleheads@gmail.com.

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Re: Birmingham, Alabama local chapter

Post by blackfish » Thu Jul 18, 2019 8:05 pm

Good to be official

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Re: Birmingham, Alabama local chapter

Post by AlphaLess » Thu Jul 18, 2019 9:08 pm

Someone was asking about a chapter in Shelby AL. I am not up-to-speed on my Alabama geography, but those two cities don't seem to be that far away.
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Re: Birmingham, Alabama local chapter

Post by Stinky » Fri Jul 19, 2019 10:09 am

AlphaLess wrote:
Thu Jul 18, 2019 9:08 pm
Someone was asking about a chapter in Shelby AL. I am not up-to-speed on my Alabama geography, but those two cities don't seem to be that far away.
Yes, there was a thread over the last year or so about trying to pull together a chapter in Shelby County, Alabama. That county is part of the Birmingham metropolitan area.

So this thread, for the “official” chapter, is the successor to the earlier thread.
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Re: Birmingham, Alabama local chapter

Post by Stinky » Sat Aug 17, 2019 11:36 am

Next meeting date changed to Sunday, September 8, at 4pm, at my house.

Please email me at birminghambogleheads@gmail.com for more information.

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Re: Birmingham, Alabama local chapter

Post by Stinky » Tue Sep 03, 2019 3:26 pm

Stinky wrote:
Sat Aug 17, 2019 11:36 am
Next meeting date changed to Sunday, September 8, at 4pm, at my house.

Please email me at birminghambogleheads@gmail.com for more information.

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Bumping for visability. Looking forward to seeing folks this Sunday at 4pm.
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Re: Birmingham, Alabama local chapter

Post by stm » Sun Sep 08, 2019 3:04 am

Hi All - On a whim I happened to look on BH and saw the series of posts leading up to the Chapter formation. I'm in the Hoover area and would be interested in the future for the next meetup!

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Re: Birmingham, Alabama local chapter

Post by Stinky » Sun Sep 08, 2019 5:23 am

stm wrote:
Sun Sep 08, 2019 3:04 am
Hi All - On a whim I happened to look on BH and saw the series of posts leading up to the Chapter formation. I'm in the Hoover area and would be interested in the future for the next meetup!
Thanks. I’ve sent you a private message.
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Re: Birmingham, Alabama local chapter

Post by Housedoc » Sun Sep 08, 2019 5:28 am

Send an email to the address mentioned in the above post. We are MTG at 4pm today in Vestavia. Stinky is hosting so I will defer to him to provide the address via email. Welcome to the group.

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Re: Birmingham, Alabama local chapter

Post by Stinky » Sun Sep 08, 2019 9:07 pm

We had a good meeting today. Eight of us - record attendance!

NEXT MEETING - Sunday, October 27, 4pm, at my house in Vestavia. For more information, private message me or email to birminghambogleheads@gmail.com

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Re: Birmingham, Alabama local chapter

Post by tig488 » Sun Sep 08, 2019 9:40 pm

new member here. googling for info regarding investing. after meeting with an advisor from my bank this week, i wanted to look into some of his suggestions. search led me to the site. I'm from trussville and saw this thread. hate I missed the meeting today. i plan on making the next one. really need some help learning about investing.

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Re: Birmingham, Alabama local chapter

Post by Stinky » Sun Sep 08, 2019 11:50 pm

tig488 wrote:
Sun Sep 08, 2019 9:40 pm
new member here. googling for info regarding investing. after meeting with an advisor from my bank this week, i wanted to look into some of his suggestions. search led me to the site. I'm from trussville and saw this thread. hate I missed the meeting today. i plan on making the next one. really need some help learning about investing.
I will private message you tomorrow. Watch for it.
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Re: Birmingham, Alabama local chapter

Post by Housedoc » Mon Sep 09, 2019 5:16 am

Welcome tig488,
Looking forward to meeting you at next meeting. As you are learning, advisors take a piece of your pie to earn a living. You can read up and do it yourself. Search on 3 fund strategy or 3 funds for life.

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Re: Birmingham, Alabama local chapter

Post by blackfish » Mon Sep 09, 2019 10:55 am

Great meeting yesterday. Thanks again to all involved and especially user Stinky for hosting. The group is growing larger every meeting which is very exciting. Hope to have even more in October!

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Re: Birmingham, Alabama local chapter

Post by tig488 » Mon Sep 09, 2019 2:50 pm

Since it was an advisor at my bank i was told there were no fees, and he didn’t make a penny off whatever i decided. I’ve had quite a large amount sitting in a money market account for a long time making .01% interest. We went over CDs, annuities, and stocks.

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Re: Birmingham, Alabama local chapter

Post by Housedoc » Tue Sep 10, 2019 2:17 pm

tig488,
I will not comment on what your local banker told you. Maybe you are the exception. I do feel you will gain knowledge and a few new friends if you attend our next meeting in October.
Come join the fun and it is safe to leave your checkbook at home! I love the fact no one tries to sell or sway another's method.
Just the facts and truth discussed in a laid back setting.

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Re: Birmingham, Alabama local chapter

Post by tig488 » Tue Sep 10, 2019 10:52 pm

thanks housedoc. I'm looking forward to the meeting. I've been reading the wiki link that stinky sent me. Im completely green when it comes to investing so I'm eager to learn and get started.

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Re: Birmingham, Alabama local chapter

Post by Stinky » Wed Sep 11, 2019 8:47 am

tig488 wrote:
Tue Sep 10, 2019 10:52 pm
thanks housedoc. I'm looking forward to the meeting. I've been reading the wiki link that stinky sent me. Im completely green when it comes to investing so I'm eager to learn and get started.
tig488,

Let me suggest one more article for you to read. It's a lot shorter than going through the wiki, and it may hit on a lot of the points that you want to understand. The wiki expands on basically everything mentioned in the article.

https://www.etf.com/docs/IfYouCan.pdf

If you'd like to reach out in advance of the next meeting, feel free to private message me or send an email to birminghambogleheads@gmail.com.

Best of luck to you.
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