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New German Bogleheads Local Chapter Established

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=======NEWS====================================
We started the chapter!
Next meeting: Sunday May 30th 7:30pm.
Send me a mail to GermanBogleheads@gmail.com or a PM on the forum for an invitation!

Looking forward to meet any interested Bogleheads!
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Hi there,
after lurking these forums for a while (and finally signing up), I'd love to connect with fellow Bogleheads in Germany. There doesn't seem to be a local chapter, but perhaps this could change? I'm very interested to discuss allocations, concepts specific to the region... and learn from those who have stayed the course.
I myself am located in Lower Saxony.
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EmperorPenguin wrote: Thu Apr 08, 2021 1:24 am Hi there,
after lurking these forums for a while (and finally signing up), I'd love to connect with fellow Bogleheads in Germany. There doesn't seem to be a local chapter, but perhaps this could change? I'm very interested to discuss allocations, concepts specific to the region... and learn from those who have stayed the course.
I myself am located in Lower Saxony.
If there are four more German Bogleheads who would like to get together with you and form a Local Chapter and one of you agrees to be the Local Chapter Coordinator, just let me know and I'll get your group up and running.


Who knows? if you get the group established, I just may return to my ancestors' homeland to attend one of your future meetings. With a name like "Lindauer", how could I resist?
Best Regards - Mel | | Semper Fi
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I'm an American but live permanently in Germany (Baden-Württemberg). It would be great to have a group. :sharebeer
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Hi folks!

I've been lurking since last summer I guess. Took my time to think of a suitable username.
This thread made me sign up just to put my (new found) name on the list. So thanks for that. :beer

Can't claim having stayed the course since I just started sailing. I'm from North Rhine-Westphalia.
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Mel Lindauer wrote: Mon Apr 12, 2021 9:11 pm
EmperorPenguin wrote: Thu Apr 08, 2021 1:24 am Hi there,
after lurking these forums for a while (and finally signing up), I'd love to connect with fellow Bogleheads in Germany. There doesn't seem to be a local chapter, but perhaps this could change? I'm very interested to discuss allocations, concepts specific to the region... and learn from those who have stayed the course.
I myself am located in Lower Saxony.
If there are four more German Bogleheads who would like to get together with you and form a Local Chapter and one of you agrees to be the Local Chapter Coordinator, just let me know and I'll get your group up and running.


Who knows? if you get the group established, I just may return to my ancestors' homeland to attend one of your future meetings. With a name like "Lindauer", how could I resist?
Mel, that meeting ought to be held in Lindau at the Bodensee Lake. Beautiful spot, would be hard to resist for anybody..
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wesgreen wrote: Thu Apr 15, 2021 8:00 pm
Mel Lindauer wrote: Mon Apr 12, 2021 9:11 pm
EmperorPenguin wrote: Thu Apr 08, 2021 1:24 am Hi there,
after lurking these forums for a while (and finally signing up), I'd love to connect with fellow Bogleheads in Germany. There doesn't seem to be a local chapter, but perhaps this could change? I'm very interested to discuss allocations, concepts specific to the region... and learn from those who have stayed the course.
I myself am located in Lower Saxony.
If there are four more German Bogleheads who would like to get together with you and form a Local Chapter and one of you agrees to be the Local Chapter Coordinator, just let me know and I'll get your group up and running.


Who knows? if you get the group established, I just may return to my ancestors' homeland to attend one of your future meetings. With a name like "Lindauer", how could I resist?
Mel, that meeting ought to be held in Lindau at the Bodensee Lake. Beautiful spot, would be hard to resist for anybody..
That was my thought, too. I've cleared customs in Frankfurt on the way to Paris, but still have to get to Lindau.
Best Regards - Mel | | Semper Fi
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Mel Lindauer wrote: Mon Apr 12, 2021 9:11 pm
EmperorPenguin wrote: Thu Apr 08, 2021 1:24 am Hi there,
after lurking these forums for a while (and finally signing up), I'd love to connect with fellow Bogleheads in Germany. There doesn't seem to be a local chapter, but perhaps this could change? I'm very interested to discuss allocations, concepts specific to the region... and learn from those who have stayed the course.
I myself am located in Lower Saxony.
If there are four more German Bogleheads who would like to get together with you and form a Local Chapter and one of you agrees to be the Local Chapter Coordinator, just let me know and I'll get your group up and running.


Who knows? if you get the group established, I just may return to my ancestors' homeland to attend one of your future meetings. With a name like "Lindauer", how could I resist?
I'm interested too. But if you open up a new sub-forum, I would combine all German speaking countries together. So Germany, Switzerland and Austria.
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Stef wrote: Fri Apr 16, 2021 12:44 am
Mel Lindauer wrote: Mon Apr 12, 2021 9:11 pm
EmperorPenguin wrote: Thu Apr 08, 2021 1:24 am Hi there,
after lurking these forums for a while (and finally signing up), I'd love to connect with fellow Bogleheads in Germany. There doesn't seem to be a local chapter, but perhaps this could change? I'm very interested to discuss allocations, concepts specific to the region... and learn from those who have stayed the course.
I myself am located in Lower Saxony.
If there are four more German Bogleheads who would like to get together with you and form a Local Chapter and one of you agrees to be the Local Chapter Coordinator, just let me know and I'll get your group up and running.


Who knows? if you get the group established, I just may return to my ancestors' homeland to attend one of your future meetings. With a name like "Lindauer", how could I resist?
I'm interested too. But if you open up a new sub-forum, I would combine all German speaking countries together. So Germany, Switzerland and Austria.
That would work, too.
Best Regards - Mel | | Semper Fi
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Lake of Constance Chapter would fits nicely 3 countries 4 regions :happy
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Stef wrote: Fri Apr 16, 2021 12:44 am I'm interested too. But if you open up a new sub-forum, I would combine all German speaking countries together. So Germany, Switzerland and Austria.
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JupiterJones wrote: Sat Apr 17, 2021 9:26 am
Stef wrote: Fri Apr 16, 2021 12:44 am I'm interested too. But if you open up a new sub-forum, I would combine all German speaking countries together. So Germany, Switzerland and Austria.
Die Bogleköpfe!
I love this.

It's good to see there is some resonance. Let's have a little virtual get-together soon. Tomorrow on Google Meet, or maybe next week?
If I counted correctly we also got the minimum number together - let's start the DACH chapter. :sharebeer
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wesgreen wrote: Thu Apr 15, 2021 8:00 pm
Mel Lindauer wrote: Mon Apr 12, 2021 9:11 pm
EmperorPenguin wrote: Thu Apr 08, 2021 1:24 am Hi there,
after lurking these forums for a while (and finally signing up), I'd love to connect with fellow Bogleheads in Germany. There doesn't seem to be a local chapter, but perhaps this could change? I'm very interested to discuss allocations, concepts specific to the region... and learn from those who have stayed the course.
I myself am located in Lower Saxony.
If there are four more German Bogleheads who would like to get together with you and form a Local Chapter and one of you agrees to be the Local Chapter Coordinator, just let me know and I'll get your group up and running.


Who knows? if you get the group established, I just may return to my ancestors' homeland to attend one of your future meetings. With a name like "Lindauer", how could I resist?
Mel, that meeting ought to be held in Lindau at the Bodensee Lake. Beautiful spot, would be hard to resist for anybody..
Perfect. Schwaben, the spiritual home of all Bogleheads. :beer
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I would be interested as well. American / German living in Switzerland.
Virtual get together should be easy but we need somebody to take the initiative :happy

Weekday evening or weekend better? I prefer weekday evening after dinner but can make a weekend work as well.

Agenda items for first meet? I like to get to know everybody what you do, if you have some special knowledge you could share around investing and what your open questions are. And socializing with a good scotch, bourbon or Irish whisky :D
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Looking forward to our first virtual meeting “DACH Lake of Constance Chapter” How about next week? :sharebeer
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Hi everybody, I have set-up a Google Meet for next Sunday (April 25th) for 7:30pm.
https://meet.google.com/nrz-tmdb-pvs

If somebody wants this as a calendar invite maybe PM me your mail address, not really sure how this works for open meetings. The link should be fine to join for everybody, though, once the time comes.
Looking forward to meeting all of you!

PS: I'd say if 3/4 of us can make this time, we stick with it. If it's less than 3/4 we reschedule.
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I plan to be there. Thanks for setting it up. Sent you a PM for a calendar invite.
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Hi Everyone:

I'm pleased to announce that we now have a new German Bogleheads Local Chapter. EmperorPenguin has agreed to be the Chapter Coordinator and he can be reached right here on this thread or at the Local Chapter's email address GermanBogleheads@gmail.com.

Feel free to use the forum to communicate with each other.

All the best to our newest Local Chapter.
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I’d like to join. We’re located in Thuringia, the green heart of Germany with our beautiful forests, parks and hiking trails, and also so conveniently sitting in the center.

However I will remain loyal to the South Florida group too. You know, Taylor Larimore brings coffee and tasty sandwiches to their meetings.

This Sunday evening works for me.
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German Bogleheads:

Please accept my best wishes for opening and maintaining a German Bogleheads Chapter.

Taylor
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Thanks for setting this up. I'm from Germany originally (Bodensee area) but have lived in the US for the past 30-odd years. It might be interesting for me to learn about the larger framework in Germany (e.g. availability of low-expense funds, legal framework around taxation, Quellensteuer, Riester-Rente etc.) as I continue to support family in Germany around money and investments. I've added the meeting to my calendar. Hope it'll work out.

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Another German Boglehead here - sounds good :happy !
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Pinned in the calendar looking forward :sharebeer
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The Bogleheads are truly international force!

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Having friends over to grill and probably won’t make it today (or be late dependent how long the meeting goes). Sorry to miss out and look forward to make it next time.
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Ready :sharebeer
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Yesterday we had our first kick of VC of the German Bogleheads in a small group but at least a start ... Let’s keep on going!

Take away for me in a nutshell:
Instead of “Sell in May and go away” -> “Stay invested throughout the year, lean back and drink a beer” :sharebeer
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Hello everybody!
I want to thank yesterday's attendees for joining, it was an interesting evening that made me look forward to many more. :)

For the next time, I will keep the meeting link private. If you want to join, please send me a personal message here or write an eMail (in advance) to germanbogleheads@gmail.com. Please feel free to ask any questions in advance - if possible, I will compile everybody's questions or topics of the day to try and go through them in full.
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Hi:

We have added your chapter to our site's Financial Page blog. Let me know if you ever wish to add any additional information: German Bogleheads®.

The chapter page is also listed in our Non-US local chapters page: Non-US chapters.

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Taylor Larimore wrote: Wed Apr 21, 2021 2:19 pm German Bogleheads:

Please accept my best wishes for opening and maintaining a German Bogleheads Chapter.

Taylor
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Hi Taylor -

You lead by example and are an inspiration to all. The Bogleheads support folks from around the world regarding investment advice inspired by Jack Bogle!

Taylor, I have learned so much from you both financially and in life. You are a role model and mentor. I am glad that you reached out to the new German Chapter. You battled the Germans in the Battle of the Bulge. That battle was the deadliest battle for Americans in WWII in which the United States suffered nearly 90,000 casualties.

If Taylor can forgive and welcome a German Boglehead chapter, it is a lesson about “forgiveness.”

Many thanks sir!
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Servus aus Franken!

I'm very keen to connect with the local community - especially if there are other US citizens? I'm currently in the fight of my life (OK, that might be too dramatic) with the accountants regarding some new tax regulations for my US-domiciled accoutns... :shock:

I've sent an email, and looking forward to connecting at the next opportunity.
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