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by rdmayo21
Fri Mar 02, 2012 11:07 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part V
Replies: 3372
Views: 1517887

Re: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part V

Star Wars: Darth Plagueis (yes, I am a nerd)
by rdmayo21
Fri Mar 02, 2012 10:40 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Do you eat eggs?
Replies: 68
Views: 5901

Re: Do you eat eggs?

I get it from a local farmer for about $12/quart. I'm not sure where someone could get it online. However, grass fed beef tallow, which is quite similar and even more nutritious, is available at http://www.grasslandbeef.com
by rdmayo21
Fri Mar 02, 2012 10:28 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Do you eat eggs?
Replies: 68
Views: 5901

Re: Do you eat eggs?

I bought some pastured duck eggs from the farmers market, and they are absolutely delicious!!! This was my breakfast this morning: - 3 pastured duck eggs, cooked in pastured lard - 3 strips of uncured grass fed beef bacon w/ Celtic sea salt - locally-grown tomatoes, onions, and spinach - 1 local swe...
by rdmayo21
Sat Dec 24, 2011 3:08 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What's your favorite piece of cookware?
Replies: 33
Views: 2155

Re: What's your favorite piece of cookware?

Cast iron is my favorite, hands down. In my opinion, it's almost the perfect piece of equipment. Not only is it practically indestructible, but even if some of the material leeches into your food, it's perfectly safe because it's good old iron :D
by rdmayo21
Wed Dec 21, 2011 10:08 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Take SAT exam again?
Replies: 37
Views: 3278

Re: Take SAT exam again?

He should definitely take it again. I never took the SAT, but I did take the ACT 4 times, improving my score by about 3 points each time. Although, test prep is essential.
by rdmayo21
Wed Dec 21, 2011 9:59 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Book Are YOU Currently Reading? Part IV. (07/04/2010)
Replies: 1507
Views: 385934

Re: What Book Are YOU Currently Reading? Part IV. (07/04/201

8 Steps to a Pain-Free Back: Natural Posture Solutions for Pain in the Back, Neck, Shoulder, Hip, Knee, and Foot by Esther Gokhale, and I can confirm that it is very effective :D
by rdmayo21
Wed Dec 14, 2011 2:09 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Do you drink milk?
Replies: 96
Views: 6437

Re: Do you drink milk?

My beverage of choice is unsweetened coconut milk with all of its saturated fat goodness. :D I dare you to show how that's bad for you.
by rdmayo21
Sun Dec 04, 2011 10:55 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Emergency Fund
Replies: 7
Views: 850

Re: Emergency Fund

Yes, even if that causes you to miss out on matching employer contributions. The point is that in 6 months you may not HAVE an employer. Be prepared. I have to disagree with not contributing up to the match. Unless you get fired, you'll likely be fully vested in the the matching contributions if yo...
by rdmayo21
Mon Oct 31, 2011 11:21 am
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: 1 Year Anniversary 25yo Portfolio Update. Keep me on track!
Replies: 15
Views: 2091

Re: 1 Year Anniversary 25yo Portfolio Update. Keep me on tra

I have to ask...how were you able to contribute almost $60k to your portfolio in less than a year?
by rdmayo21
Tue Oct 25, 2011 9:37 am
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: 1 Year Anniversary 25yo Portfolio Update. Keep me on track!
Replies: 15
Views: 2091

Re: 1 Year Anniversary - Portfolio Update. Keep me on track!

Hello SobeCane, I'm impressed with your portfolio, definitely on the right track. 1. Stock in a tax advantaged account is perfectly ok. It only becomes a problem when it forces you to put bond funds in a taxable account. 2. It really depends on a number of factors: your time horizon, risk tolerance,...
by rdmayo21
Thu Oct 20, 2011 6:00 pm
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: First Ever Investment
Replies: 31
Views: 1841

Re: First Ever Investment

For all those keeping score at home, I think I'm going to sleep on committing $5K into a Roth IRA with VTSMX, then invest another $5K into the VTSMX through my Roth IRA next year and swap the shares over into VTSAX. I came to the conclusion that it's really a buyer's market and I can always invest ...
by rdmayo21
Thu Oct 20, 2011 3:18 pm
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: First Ever Investment
Replies: 31
Views: 1841

Re: First Ever Investment

I like the idea of the target fund for starting out. It's good to have diversification from the beginning. Once you have enough invested, you can exchange it for its underlying funds and then eventually convert to admiral class. IMO maxing out a Roth for any given year should have priority over set...
by rdmayo21
Thu Oct 20, 2011 2:55 pm
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: First Ever Investment
Replies: 31
Views: 1841

Re: First Ever Investment

I like the idea of the target fund for starting out. It's good to have diversification from the beginning. Once you have enough invested, you can exchange it for its underlying funds and then eventually convert to admiral class. IMO maxing out a Roth for any given year should have priority over sett...
by rdmayo21
Sun Oct 09, 2011 5:42 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Advice for buying a new Laptop
Replies: 91
Views: 11571

The thing to know about buying laptops from manufacturers is that the higher performance components like extra RAM and SSDs are usually way overpriced. With that being said, I say go with the Mac. The Dell seems way more than what it should be, considering what you're getting.