I attended a meetup last weekend for the local ChooseFI group I belong to. It was actually more of a presentation. The group tries to do several throughout the year, balancing out educational with social. Yesterday’s presentation was about the recent tax changes.
Since I’m in the midst of doing taxes for all of my family members, I figured it would be worth it to attend and see if I could glean a few pointers from the discussion.
Also, I’m trying to make myself attend more of these events, to try to be more social. Because a discussion on taxes is clearly a social excursion …
But given the fact that I work from home, I can sometimes go a full week without ever leaving the house. I’m a homebody, and don’t see the need to go out just to go out.
Some people think that’s weird. I know it’s just the way I’m most comfortable.
Since making the conscious effort to co-mingle with the human race, I’ve found this local chapter of Choose FI to be a great place where I can interact with others. We’re all interested in money topics, and I don’t even need to say anything if I don’t want to. I can just sit back and listen.
Because I’ve met many group members who know A LOT, and are more than happy to share their knowledge. Which is really helpful, since this whole FI (Financial Independence) concept is still fairly new to me.
But a funny thing happened as the meeting was commencing and we were going around the table doing introductions.