I released a book, got married, and hosted a birthday bash. All while doing my best to continue living frugally and creating great content here at Dividend Mantra as well as on the freelance side. Meanwhile, my book is currently the #1 best seller on Amazon in their Stock Market Investing category. Thank you!
But what’s really crazy is that things are about to get even more awesome.
This coming Thursday, I’ll be traveling to Omaha, Nebraska for a few different reasons.
It’s a quasi-honeymoon of sorts, seeing as how it’s a trip scheduled immediately after our wedding.
But it’s also a chance for us to see a new city. Neither Claudia nor I have ever been to Omaha, so it’s exciting to visit a city that routinely shows up on top 10 lists.
However, the biggest reason we’re visiting Omaha this coming weekend specifically is to attend the 2015 Berkshire Hathaway Annual Shareholders Meeting.
Of course, this means being in the same room (even if it is a really big room) as Warren Buffett, which, as you can imagine, has me pretty jazzed up. Although I’m not a shareholder in Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (BRK.B), that doesn’t mean I’m not a huge fan of all things Buffett.
I admire his legendary frugality, overall views on life, and, of course, his investing and business acumen. Just hearing him speak in person is one of those bucket list things, and I’ll very likely learn something while I’m there.
But due to the travel arrangements and us being out of town toward the latter part of the week, this throws my writing schedule off a bit. I still have multiple freelance articles to finish by the end of the week, though this trip means I have to finish everything ahead of time. I’m just not sure what kind of computer access I’ll have there (I’m 50/50 on bringing my computer), so I’m assuming that I won’t be available at all. Thus, I’m getting everything done early so I’m covered either way.
As such, I wanted to get this article out fairly early in the week. Not only to let you readers know what’s going on, but also to offer anyone that will also be in Omaha for the weekend an opportunity to meet up.
We’re staying at a budget hotel about two miles away from the CenturyLink Center, where the meeting is taking place on Saturday. And I checked with the hotel to make sure they have some meeting area space, which apparently they do.
So if any readers have some time this coming Friday, May 1, I’m also going to set aside some time to meet up with anyone interested and available. I’m setting aside a block of time starting at 11. a.m., and we’ll just kind of hang out and chat until everyone is ready to go off and do their own thing. I figure anywhere from half an hour to a full hour, or whatever works.
If we get enough interest in something like this, then we may have to move off site and find a larger venue. But I doubt that’ll be necessary.
For anyone interested in meeting up this Friday at 11 in Omaha, please contact me.
Other than that, I’ll still be around for the next few days. So if anyone has any questions or wants to get hold of me, I’ll be here.
Looking forward, I’ve got so many ideas for fresh content. Thus, the next month or two should be pretty exciting. Of course, how can you not be excited about topics like financial independence, living off of dividend income, and pursuing your dreams?
You can also expect a report on the meeting soon after I return, perhaps with some information on Omaha as a city as well. I’ll be back in Florida on Sunday, so I hope to have the post out soon thereafter.
In the interim, every day is an opportunity. An opportunity to save, invest, and become better versions of ourselves. Don’t let that opportunity pass you by.
I’ll be back to a regular posting schedule starting this Sunday. Hope to see you in Omaha!
Going to the meeting this year? Ever been? What do you think of Omaha?
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