What we're about

Our goal is to build a group of active members interested to work together and help eachother towards financial independence (ability to retire is a measure of this independence). It's very important to attend a meet and greet event (in person or online) so you can start meeting other group members and learn how the group works.

Please keep in mind PIREG is an email based group with a limited presence on the Meetup.com (and FB), only the most active members and contributors will be in the meetup.com, most members will only be in the email distribution. We only have 50 seats on meetup.com and they go to the most active members.

A few words on the internals of the group:
- when I first schedule a meetup the title wills start with "VOTE FOR:....", and you have the opportunity to "vote" for the topic by signing up. At this point ignore the date/time/location for the event.
- once a topic has been "voted" for and we have a reasonable number of interested parties I will look to actually schedule it. When a time/place/location has been secured the "VOTE FOR" prefix goes away from the event title: at that point please go ahead and update your RSVP and mark your calendar for that date.
-if you have any questions/comments/are confused at any time please text or call me directly for the most recent update on the events (503-610-0579)
-if you have suggestions about location/time/date please reach out
- there may be other ways to do it but I do want to keep it simple and in one place, i provide my number so I can get your feedback
- if you have the time and inclination to help with organizing please reach out to me to find the best way to help, especially if you have a system in place we may be able to leverage it for easier tracking and organizing events
- be aware there are a lot of moving parts when organizing these "zero budget" events therefore things may change on short notice
- being part of the group means you accept the fact that things may change or could be ambiguous at times, that's why i provide my direct number to help alleviate potential ambiguity
- this group is a personal project and it may have flaws or imperfections, I welcome any suggestions but due to time and other considerations I may not be able to implement all your suggestions, please feel free to volunteer to help implement those suggestions
- finally, consider donating some of your time and other resources to help with organizing events

The group is about investing and financial independence (reflected in the ability to retire). If you are at that point in life where you are contemplating the ides of retirement or would just like to prepare/plan for financial independence this is a group for you. Also if you are an investor or would like to learn about investing in general this is also a group for you.

We will be talking about investing in stocks, bonds, real estate, commodities, art, alternative investments, but also estate planning, financial planning, debt restructuring, management or elimination, tax planning, ways to increase savings, better budgeting, increasing cash flow, tax optimization, social security, etc.

This is a general education group (learn how to fish vs. I give you a fish mindset), we are not giving individual advice on your situation or naming specific investments. We talk process and method and you go ahead and use what you've learned for yourself to uncover those investment opportunities that fit with your goals and anything else specific to your situation. I know that some of you want specific investments however I believe that what works for one does not work for the other. If you are looking just for investment "tips" this may not be a good fit.

This is a group I wish existed 25 some years ago when I started thinking about investing and about being financially independent. At the time I was unknowingly "practiced" FIRE before it was "invented"

If you have a topic to suggest please let me know I'd love to give you the chance to lead a conversation on your preferred topic.

Together let's make the pursuit of financial independence fun!

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