Meetings

Our next meeting will be June 10 at 7pm.  Jim Cosgrove will present An Experiment in Dividend Investing.

Jim will cover:

    • The attraction of dividend focused investing.
    • Who are the Dividend Aristocrats?
    • Selecting benchmarks.
    • Portfolio management rules.
    • Behavioral challenges.
    • Outcomes for Year One.
    • What’s next?

We meet at Merrill Gardens in Campbell.  Here’s the information about parking and facility use.

Our meeting notices are posted here, on the Bogleheads forum, and in our email list.  For more discussion, join our email list.

The following meeting will be July 15 and the topic will be Vanguard’s Principles for Investing Success.

We will not meet in August.

Our meetings in 2019:

May 13, 2019: Working with a Financial Planner.

April 22, 2019: What we learned about taxes this year.

March 11, 2019: Diversification, Asset Allocation, and Rebalancing

February 11, 2019: International Investing

Arun Koparkar’s slides are here.

January 10, 2019: Planning for  Health Care Costs.

Handouts plus Questions and Answers

Our panel was moderated by Jean Sloan.  Our panelists were:

  • Jeanne Texeira recently retired and focused on Medicare.
  • Amit Jain has researched why insurance costs are so opaque.
  • Harry Sit has written several pertinent posts on his widely-read finance blog. He covered how to select a “non-group” plan at pre-Medicare age, the choices, costs, and how to use ACA coverage.
  • Jim Cosgrove shared real data on post-retirement costs over two decades, a rare opportunity to get a view of the actual trends in costs.
  • Siva Uppalapati outlined the worst-case scenario for health insurance costs.
  • Our meetings in 2018:

      • February 17 at 11:30 AM at Harry’s Hofbrau.  Roundtable discussion following up on January’s topic.  There’s more info on the Bogleheads forum.
      • March 12 at 7:00 PM at the Saratoga Library.  The topic is Achieving Early Retirement Through Financial independence.  More detailed information can be found on the Bogleads forum.  Topics include:
        • Living below your means
        • How to access retirement funds early without paying penalties
        • Why a very long retirement (50+ years) doesn’t require much more money than a 20-30 year retirement
        • Healthcare planning`
      • April 19 at 7:00 at Merrill Gardens in Campbell.  Panelists Rick Huang, Greg Dietrich, and Thomas Wang opined on: How are you preparing for the next bear market?  The meeting notes are here.
      • May 10 at 7:00 at Merrill Gardens in Campbell–an Investors’ Roundtable panel and Q&A. The meeting notes are here.
      • June 14 at 7:00.  The speaker was Maureen O’Connell, JD on What You Need to Know About Estate Planning
      • July 16 at 7:00.  TWO topics:  Wild Cards and Black Swans:  What are they and how to prepare – by Arun Koparkar AND Treasury Securities by Jim Cosgrove.  Jim’s presentation is here.
      • September 20 at 7:00.  Jim Cosgrove presented Creating Your Financial Wellness Checklist.
      • November 12 at 7:00.  Steve Yang led a review and discussion of Ray Dalio’s book, “Principles for Navigating Big Debt Crises”.  Steve’s review is here.  The book is available as a free download here.

 Our meetings in 2015 – 2017 are here.

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