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Re: Master thread for Washington DC Area Bogleheads

Post by bobcat2 » Mon Jan 14, 2019 2:32 pm

The next meeting of DC Bogleheads will be this coming Sunday, January 20, from 2:30-4:30 in meeting room #2 of the Silver Spring library. David Grabiner will be making a presentation on charitable giving and I will be giving a short presentation on one of my favorite reports about the personal financial status of American families.

Our meeting will be in meeting room #2 of the Silver Spring Library, 900 Wayne Ave, Silver Spring, MD 20910.

The library is a short walk from the Silver Spring station on the Metro Red Line. Take the "South side Colesville Road" exit from the Metro station, turn right, then right on Wayne Avenue (walking around the bus depot), and go five blocks to Fenton Street; the library is on the right.

Parking garages in downtown Silver Spring are free on Sundays. The closest garage is at Wayne and Fenton, diagonally across from the library.

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Re: Master thread for Washington DC Area Bogleheads

Post by Scotttheking » Wed Jan 16, 2019 5:38 pm

bobcat2 wrote:
Mon Jan 14, 2019 2:32 pm
The next meeting of DC Bogleheads will be this coming Sunday, January 20, from 2:30-4:30 in meeting room #2 of the Silver Spring library. David Grabiner will be making a presentation on charitable giving and I will be giving a short presentation on one of my favorite reports about the personal financial status of American families.

Our meeting will be in meeting room #2 of the Silver Spring Library, 900 Wayne Ave, Silver Spring, MD 20910.

The library is a short walk from the Silver Spring station on the Metro Red Line. Take the "South side Colesville Road" exit from the Metro station, turn right, then right on Wayne Avenue (walking around the bus depot), and go five blocks to Fenton Street; the library is on the right.

Parking garages in downtown Silver Spring are free on Sundays. The closest garage is at Wayne and Fenton, diagonally across from the library.

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Hmm, I am going to try to make this.

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Re: Master thread for Washington DC Area Bogleheads

Post by bobcat2 » Sat Jan 19, 2019 1:26 pm

Just a reminder that our next meeting is tomorrow, January 20, from 2:30-4:30 in meeting room #2 of the Silver Spring library. David Grabiner will be making a presentation on charitable giving and I will be giving a brief presentation on the benefits and costs of Social Security and Medicare.

We will be in meeting room #2 of the Silver Spring Library, 900 Wayne Ave, Silver Spring, MD 20910.

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Re: Master thread for Washington DC Area Bogleheads

Post by SGM » Sat Jan 19, 2019 3:31 pm

I will try to make the meeting as the weather up north has interfered with prior plans.

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Re: Master thread for Washington DC Area Bogleheads

Post by grabiner » Sun Jan 20, 2019 10:41 am

bobcat2 wrote:
Sat Jan 19, 2019 1:26 pm
We will be in meeting room #2 of the Silver Spring Library, 900 Wayne Ave, Silver Spring, MD 20910.
Minor correction; we will be in room #1.
Wiki David Grabiner

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Re: Master thread for Washington DC Area Bogleheads

Post by RicoRico » Mon Jan 21, 2019 4:53 pm

Hello, I reside in Alexandria and would love to attend the next DC meeting. How do I get on the list?

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Re: Master thread for Washington DC Area Bogleheads

Post by furwut » Wed Jan 30, 2019 9:18 pm

RicoRico wrote:
Mon Jan 21, 2019 4:53 pm
Hello, I reside in Alexandria and would love to attend the next DC meeting. How do I get on the list?
I’ve been to a few of the meetings. They are announced here on this thread a week or so in advance. The meetings are open to all and occur, I think, every other month. To best watch this thread click the wrench icon at the bottom and subscribe. I think then you’ll get a notification anytime someone posts to it.

See you soon :sharebeer

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Re: Master thread for Washington DC Area Bogleheads

Post by SGM » Sun Feb 17, 2019 9:40 am

I just received notice of "Money Smart Week" at the Arlington Central Library: Meet with the Financial Pros" from SEC, FNRA, FDIC, AARP, AAII and others. Saturday April 6th 10:30 am to 1:00 pm.

I don't know if DC BHs have a presence at the meeting. Likely some of the "Financial Pros" might be advisors looking for business. The SEC, FNRA and FDIC financial pros might be worth the visit.

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Re: Master thread for Washington DC Area Bogleheads

Post by dodecahedron » Sat Mar 09, 2019 10:25 am

grabiner wrote:
Sun Jan 20, 2019 10:41 am
bobcat2 wrote:
Sat Jan 19, 2019 1:26 pm
We will be in meeting room #2 of the Silver Spring Library, 900 Wayne Ave, Silver Spring, MD 20910.
Minor correction; we will be in room #1.
Sorry I missed this. Are your slides from this meeting available?

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Re: Master thread for Washington DC Area Bogleheads

Post by cruzbay » Sat Mar 09, 2019 4:46 pm

Is there a meeting in March? Is the pattern still that the group meets on the 3rd Sunday of the odd numbered months?

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Re: Master thread for Washington DC Area Bogleheads

Post by dodecahedron » Sat Mar 09, 2019 4:51 pm

cruzbay wrote:
Sat Mar 09, 2019 4:46 pm
Is there a meeting in March? Is the pattern still that the group meets on the 3rd Sunday of the odd numbered months?
Yes, there will be a meeting on Sunday March 17, 2019, according to the first post at the top of this thread, which has been edited 43 times and was last updated in January of this year with details of the March 2019 meeting.

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Re: Master thread for Washington DC Area Bogleheads

Post by cruzbay » Sat Mar 09, 2019 4:55 pm

dodecahedron wrote:
Sat Mar 09, 2019 4:51 pm
cruzbay wrote:
Sat Mar 09, 2019 4:46 pm
Is there a meeting in March? Is the pattern still that the group meets on the 3rd Sunday of the odd numbered months?
Yes, there will be a meeting on Sunday March 17, 2019, according to the first post at the top of this thread, which has been edited 43 times and was last updated in January of this year with details of the March 2019 meeting.
Excellent! Thanks so much. Now I know to look at that top post.

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Re: Master thread for Washington DC Area Bogleheads

Post by gtd98765 » Sat Mar 09, 2019 5:20 pm

dodecahedron wrote:
Sat Mar 09, 2019 4:51 pm
cruzbay wrote:
Sat Mar 09, 2019 4:46 pm
Is there a meeting in March? Is the pattern still that the group meets on the 3rd Sunday of the odd numbered months?
Yes, there will be a meeting on Sunday March 17, 2019, according to the first post at the top of this thread, which has been edited 43 times and was last updated in January of this year with details of the March 2019 meeting.
Is there an agenda available?

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Re: Master thread for Washington DC Area Bogleheads

Post by UpperNwGuy » Sat Mar 09, 2019 6:56 pm

I'm hoping to attend the March 17 meeting.

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Re: Master thread for Washington DC Area Bogleheads

Post by bobcat2 » Tue Mar 12, 2019 2:36 pm

Our next meeting will be this coming Sunday, March 17 from 3:00-5:00, in the second floor meeting room at the Arlington, VA Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy Street, Arlington, VA 22201. We have the room reserved until 5:30, so we can run over a little if need be. Note the projector in the room is not working therefore any presentation materials will need to be done by handout.

The library is between the Virginia Square and Ballston stations on the Metro Orange Line. From Virginia Square, walk four blocks west (left, away from Washington) on Fairfax Drive, turn right on N. Quincy, and go one block to the library. From Ballston, walk three blocks east (right, towards Washington) on Fairfax Drive, turn left on N. Quincy, and go one block to the library. The library is on the east side of N. Quincy Street. The second floor meeting room is on the south side of the library, just to the left of the glass enclosed quiet reading room. The library has a free parking lot for patrons behind the building and free parking in a garage below the building.

The meeting is open for general discussion. If you have a particular topic you would like to discuss you can post it here or bring it up at the meeting.

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Re: Master thread for Washington DC Area Bogleheads

Post by Arl Lib Stk Tlks » Wed Mar 13, 2019 7:48 pm

The Washington Checkbook had an article in its Winter/Spring 2019 issue of Update where Checkbook employees had accounts with 10 Financial institutions that included links in emails to the employees that led to pages that requested login information. Of the 10 only 3 responded to inquiries about their practices. One of those respondents was Vanguard which said it required two-factor authentication to get into the account. Checkbook though pointed out though that this defense can be defeated. There was one case one investor notified Checkbook that identity thieves lured him to a bogus login page & captured his credentials. They used those credentials to log in to the victim's account, which triggered the sending of an authentication code to the investor's phone, which the crooks tricked him into revealing. Vanguard's second defense is voice verification but Checkbook observed that was optional which they implied was not sound.

The Checkbook piece on scams may be worth discussing especially if some who attend have read the piece & may have have additional insights to share.

I do plan to alert attendees to a regular investing session held in the same room on the day before the scheduled meeting so some of that group may also attend the Sunday session.

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Re: Master thread for Washington DC Area Bogleheads

Post by SGM » Sat Mar 16, 2019 5:30 pm

Unfortunately I have previous plans to spend St. Patrick's day afternoon with friends watching a show at NVCC in Annandale same time as the meeting. The Tamburitzans are a college group of dancers and musicians that we have supported and watched for years.

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Re: Master thread for Washington DC Area Bogleheads

Post by spboglenewbi » Sat Mar 16, 2019 10:35 pm

The DC Chapter of BetterInvesting will be hosting a Smart Money week program on Saturday, April 6th, 2019 at the Arlington Central Library from 10:30 am to 2 pm.

We are having representatives from the Security and Exchange Commission, FDIC, FINRA, AARP, Credit Unions, Arlington County, Arlington Library, AAII, and BetterInvesting at a public open house. Topics will include investor education, avoiding scams, fraud and ID theft, checking financial advisers, establishing a budget, starting a savings and emergency accounts, and library financial resources.

Attendees may move from table to table speaking to group representatives, asking questions and taking offered literature. Also, speakers from each group will take turns speaking from the stage about their programs and may show a live tour of their online resources via computer and projector.

Money Smart Week was initiated by the Federal Reserve of Chicago and is a free program whose mission is to educate about personal finance.




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Re: Master thread for Washington DC Area Bogleheads

Post by bobcat2 » Fri Apr 05, 2019 11:13 pm

A reminder -

The DC Chapter of BetterInvesting will be hosting a Smart Money week program on Saturday, April 6th at the Arlington Central Library in Ballston from 10:30 am to 2 pm. The event will be in the auditorium at the north end of the library.

The program will have representatives from the Security and Exchange Commission, FDIC, FINRA, AARP, Credit Unions, Arlington County, Arlington Library, AAII, and BetterInvesting at a public open house. Topics will include investor education, avoiding scams, fraud and ID theft, checking financial advisers, establishing a budget, starting a savings and emergency accounts, and library financial resources.

Attendees may move from table to table speaking to group representatives, asking questions and taking offered literature. Also, speakers from each group will take turns speaking from the stage about their programs and may show a live tour of their online resources via computer and projector.

Money Smart Week was initiated by the Federal Reserve of Chicago and is a free program whose mission is to educate about personal finance.

I'll try to be there by noon and I believe Grabiner is going to try and be there earlier in the afternoon. This is an opportunity for Bogleheads to engage with other knowledgeable people and groups interested in personal finance issues.

The Arlington, VA Central Library is at 1015 N. Quincy Street, Arlington, VA 22201. The library is between the Virginia Square and Ballston stations on the Metro Orange Line one short block north of Fairfax Drive. If you are taking Metro then from Virginia Square, walk four blocks west (left, away from Washington) on Fairfax Drive, turn right on N. Quincy, and go one block to the library. From Ballston, walk three blocks east (right, towards Washington) on Fairfax Drive, turn left on N. Quincy, and go one block to the library. The library is on the east side of N. Quincy Street.

The library has a free parking lot for patrons behind the building and free parking in a garage below the building. Usually on weekends there are more parking spaces available in the garage than in the lot.

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Re: Master thread for Washington DC Area Bogleheads

Post by bobcat2 » Sun Apr 14, 2019 10:12 am

Can retirement plans provide safe income? - Richard Thaler & Moshe Milevsky @ Brookings

On Thursday, April 18, the Retirement Security Project at Brookings (Washington, DC) will host an event to explore ways to create lifetime income for people with 401k type plans. Join Nobel laureate Richard Thaler, Moshe Milevsky, and several other noted experts as they discuss new Brookings research.

From the upcoming event blurb -
Lifetime income without annuities & Reducing key regulatory barriers to annuities in DC plans
Running out of money in retirement is one of Americans’ greatest financial fears. Converting retirement saving balances into reliable income is one of the most complex financial decisions people must make. Most 401k and similar plans are not structured to provide lifetime income. Can retirement plans be reformed to provide safe income for the duration of retirees’ lives?
Link to signup sheet - https://www.brookings.edu/events/can-re ... t=71722346

You can also signup for the webcast on the signup sheet. This is a free event. You simply have to register. There is, I believe, a parking garage across Mass Ave from Brookings.

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