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by goflyers13
Tue Nov 17, 2020 3:34 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Essential kitchen appliances?
Replies: 55
Views: 2709

Re: Essential kitchen appliances?

I'd start with a few essentials: Chef's knife Paring knife Cutting board Nonstick skillet Cast iron skillet Large Pot Mixing bowls Measuring cups & spoons Tongs, spoons, rubber spatulas, whisk, etc. Aluminum half sheet pans Instant read thermometer I'm sure I'm leaving some things off the list, ...
by goflyers13
Tue Nov 17, 2020 3:00 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Essential kitchen appliances?
Replies: 55
Views: 2709

Re: Essential kitchen appliances?

Cast iron pans. They are cheap, last forever, and the food tastes good. To be very simple, you can just put some oil on whatever you are cooking and stick it in the oven on 350 or so. I know that is likely true but I can't get over not cleaning/scrubbing pots and pans. Yeah, stupid but true. Contra...
by goflyers13
Tue Nov 17, 2020 1:51 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Essential kitchen appliances?
Replies: 55
Views: 2709

Re: Essential kitchen appliances?

Cast iron pans. They are cheap, last forever, and the food tastes good. To be very simple, you can just put some oil on whatever you are cooking and stick it in the oven on 350 or so. I know that is likely true but I can't get over not cleaning/scrubbing pots and pans. Yeah, stupid but true. Contra...
by goflyers13
Fri Aug 21, 2020 9:22 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 6034
Views: 1404748

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Death at a Funeral. Netflix. Pretty entertaining & at times I laughed out loud. There is a version that was released in 2007 & then this one in 2010 with Chris Rock, Danny Glover, Martin Lawrence, Kevin Hart, Tracy Morgan and many other supporting cast. Movie is absurd, irrelevant, goofy at...
by goflyers13
Thu Aug 06, 2020 4:21 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Cookware (frying pan) for a glass cooktop?
Replies: 24
Views: 1465

Re: Cookware (frying pan) for a glass cooktop?

This might be outside the scope of the original question, but I'll give my two cents on cookware. I'd consider myself an advanced home cook, and I've done a lot of research and experimentation with different products. I don't think you don't need to worry about cast iron scratching your glass cookto...
by goflyers13
Tue Mar 17, 2020 8:18 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Teflon pan brand
Replies: 24
Views: 894

Re: Teflon pan brand

I've been really happy with the ones recommended in this article: https://www.seriouseats.com/2017/02/why-cheap-nonstick-skillets-are-best.html That being said, nonstick pans are not the workhorse of my kitchen. I don't use them for much besides eggs. Cast iron pans are very inexpensive and will las...
by goflyers13
Wed Jan 22, 2020 4:14 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Vanguard's new game - has anyone played it?
Replies: 21
Views: 4681

Re: Vanguard's new game - has anyone played it?

happysteward wrote: Tue Jan 21, 2020 9:44 pm I kept the old car and lost points, bummer
Haha same here. I take issue with the question. What's wrong with the engine? What if I can get another 100,000 miles out of the car by spending $2000 on a repair? That's certainly better than buying a new car.
by goflyers13
Wed Jan 22, 2020 4:03 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Engineers - What are you making? ($$$)
Replies: 357
Views: 44547

Re: Engineers - What are you making? ($$$)

I'm with the people who have commented that the salaries posted in this thread seem unusually high. I'm sure there's some selection bias on this forum, but I'd be really surprised to hear of an engineer earning more than $150-$175k in my LCOL area. Here are my stats: Research engineer at a universit...
by goflyers13
Wed Nov 06, 2019 8:59 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Health Insurance - HSA during birth year?
Replies: 27
Views: 1288

Re: Health Insurance - HSA during birth year?

My wife and I had our first baby earlier this year, so I'll throw in my two cents. As others have mentioned, your decision will ultimately come down to the specific details of the plans available to you. You'll just have to run the numbers the best you can. In our case, it's cheaper to go with the h...
by goflyers13
Thu Oct 10, 2019 7:05 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Statistics question
Replies: 33
Views: 3114

Re: Statistics question

I tried simulating this in R, with 100,000 trials. I’m getting a 28% loss after 10 years in the 1st percentile and a 7% loss in the 5th percentile. I know there are people on this forum who code for a living, so would welcome anybody who would like to check my work. Here is the code: # Inputs n <- ...
by goflyers13
Mon Jul 22, 2019 10:08 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Your pick for a lawn edger
Replies: 30
Views: 2678

Re: Your pick for a lawn edger

My experience is that string trimmers are just no as effective as blades. It will also need to be cordless and hopefully something that lasts a long time. I'm sorry you feel this way. It's a glorious revelation to understand the edging power of a good string trimmer. The best part: you don't need t...
by goflyers13
Mon Mar 26, 2018 11:08 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Underrated places to visit in U.S.?
Replies: 126
Views: 15726

Re: Underrated places to visit in U.S.?

A tour of the coast of Lake Michigan would make a great summer trip! Lots to do, and lots of beautiful scenery to see. You could easily stretch this out over two or three weeks or more or just tour a small part of the coast. If I were taking this trip, it might look something like this: Fly into Chi...
by goflyers13
Sat Jan 27, 2018 11:06 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Your favorite beach vacation destination?
Replies: 64
Views: 7207

Re: Your favorite beach vacation destination?

Playa Hermosa in Costa Rica is the most beautiful beach I've ever visited. The water was warm, the sunsets over the Pacific were stunning, and the scenery was gorgeous. Most east-coast beaches look totally boring in comparison. My family and I flew from Columbus, OH to Liberia (the Costa Rican city,...
by goflyers13
Tue Dec 12, 2017 12:15 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: prudent buying a refurbished laptop?
Replies: 25
Views: 2792

Re: prudent buying a refurbished laptop?

The whole point of the "refurbished" label is that it is used but comes with at least some warranty. You do want to check to see how it compares, but it should come with something. I think the warranty coverage depends on where you buy the refurbished product. If you buy a refurbished iPh...
by goflyers13
Tue Dec 12, 2017 10:40 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: prudent buying a refurbished laptop?
Replies: 25
Views: 2792

Re: prudent buying a refurbished laptop?

The main drawback of buying refurbished electronics is that you probably won't get any warranty coverage. Look at the return policy. Can you return the laptop for a full refund if you get a defective unit? Some sellers offer a 90 day return policy on refurbished electronics, effectively giving you a...
by goflyers13
Mon Oct 30, 2017 11:17 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Should I pay extra on my mortgage?
Replies: 11
Views: 2373

Should I pay extra on my mortgage?

My wife and I were recently married, and we're still in the process of combining our finances and adjusting how we allocate our money now that we have two incomes and only one residence. I purchased a condo 2.5 years ago, about 3 weeks before I met my wife, and I've been making the minimum payment o...
by goflyers13
Tue Sep 19, 2017 8:44 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Memory Foam Mattress Recomendations
Replies: 63
Views: 9216

Re: Memory Foam Mattress Recomendations

Until my wife and I moved in together, I had never slept on anything but a traditional spring mattress. I always slept very well on spring mattresses, almost always sleeping straight through the night. My wife's memory foam mattress (for which she had paid more than a pretty penny) was a scourge upo...