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by cheese
Mon Jul 27, 2020 3:34 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: What do use for a cell phone?
Replies: 24
Views: 5267

Re: What do use for a cell phone?

I switched from a bloated Verizon family-plan to Republic Wireless back in 2014 when it was making its rounds on all of the PF blogs. Back then it was $10/month (+ location dependent taxes) for unlimited talk/txt so I'm grandfathered in at somewhat less than their current rate of $15/month. I had to...
by cheese
Mon Jul 27, 2020 12:54 pm
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: Are hand mixer attachment plugs universal?
Replies: 13
Views: 3579

Re: Are hand mixer attachment plugs universal?

@jacob Of course, no problem. Sorry to hear they won't work but best of luck! Reminds me of the time when every cell phone had a different kind of charger . Curious to hear if you're eventually able to find a solution since I still have the same problem but without even the dimensions of the missing...
by cheese
Mon Jul 27, 2020 11:09 am
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: Are hand mixer attachment plugs universal?
Replies: 13
Views: 3579

Re: Are hand mixer attachment plugs universal?

@jacob I don't any have any calipers so these are just estimates. Diameter of shaft: 5mm Diameter of ears: 9mm Thickness of ears: 1mm Distance from bottom of knob to bottom of ears: 27mm I wasn't able to figure out a quick/easy way to insert an image into the post but I've uploaded a picture of the ...
by cheese
Sun Jul 26, 2020 11:09 am
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: Are hand mixer attachment plugs universal?
Replies: 13
Views: 3579

Re: Are hand mixer attachment plugs universal?

Not always. I had a similar issue with an old Black and Decker hand mixer that was missing both beaters (lost in a move). I looked for replacement parts online but found out that they had been discontinued (I also contacted the company but they haven't been much help). Someone later bought me a pair...
by cheese
Tue Mar 03, 2020 11:01 pm
Forum: ERE Community
Topic: ERE Investment Curriculum
Replies: 52
Views: 15306

Re: ERE Investment Curriculum

@ertyu: Thank you, your comments were incredibly helpful! Perhaps I haven’t been approaching the material in the most effective manner. Moving forward, I’ll focus more on the implications of what is being explained in a given chapter as opposed to the specifics of the calculations, graphical analysi...
by cheese
Tue Mar 03, 2020 12:23 pm
Forum: ERE Community
Topic: ERE Investment Curriculum
Replies: 52
Views: 15306

Re: ERE Investment Curriculum

Hi everyone! It has been a couple months since the last activity on this thread so I wanted to revisit the topic to see if anybody has made much progress on the McConnell Economics textbook. For a while I was reading at least a few sections every day and have been able to work my way through the fir...
by cheese
Fri Nov 22, 2019 11:27 am
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: Something From Nothing Log
Replies: 619
Views: 156872

Re: Something From Nothing Log

My girlfriend and I moved into a new apartment at the end of August which resulted in the usual bombardment of advertisements, discounts, coupons, etc. x2 after we both submitted our USPS change of address forms. Most of these are worthless but people will actually pay a couple bucks for certain cou...
by cheese
Wed Oct 23, 2019 10:47 am
Forum: ERE Book/Blog/Forum
Topic: ERE Audiobook
Replies: 50
Views: 9816

Re: ERE Audiobook

+1 The challenge I often have with audiobooks when listening to more complicated subjects/writing is that there's no time to stop and think like there is while reading a book (well, you can stop the recording from playing, but it's not the same). If you do start thinking, the book words just keep co...
by cheese
Wed Oct 23, 2019 9:25 am
Forum: ERE Book/Blog/Forum
Topic: ERE Audiobook
Replies: 50
Views: 9816

Re: ERE Audiobook

I don't think so. I believe the book was (intentionally) written at the textbook level and as such you actually have to engage with the material in order to gain anything from it (as opposed to passively listening). When I read the book the first time I stopped frequently to re-read sections and to ...
by cheese
Fri Oct 11, 2019 4:18 pm
Forum: ERE Community
Topic: ERE Investment Curriculum
Replies: 52
Views: 15306

Re: ERE Investment Curriculum

I actually started reading the first economics textbook a couple weeks ago (7 chapters down so far). Would be happy to discuss/work through some sample problems if/when others join in later this year. The end of each chapter has web-based questions that seem like they would be good exercises using r...
by cheese
Fri Sep 20, 2019 9:26 am
Forum: ERE Community
Topic: ERE Investment Curriculum
Replies: 52
Views: 15306

Re: ERE Investment Curriculum

Happy to begin whenever everyone is ready though I may get a head start in the interim. Do we have a sense of how quickly we'd like to tackle the curriculum? Obviously people will have varying levels of availability/commitment but I feel like some kind of benchmark would be helpful. I wouldn't expec...
by cheese
Mon Sep 16, 2019 11:55 am
Forum: ERE Community
Topic: ERE Investment Curriculum
Replies: 52
Views: 15306

Re: ERE Investment Curriculum

I purchased all of the books (used) in 2011 when I was first getting interested in personal finance/investing and after I had just finished reading the ERE book for the first time. It's hard to believe it has been 8+ years since then! I started reading/studying the curriculum several times throughou...
by cheese
Thu Sep 12, 2019 2:53 pm
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: Fun & Cheap sports
Replies: 39
Views: 6945

Re: Fun & Cheap sports

An obvious one we're missing is football/soccer which really only requires a ball along with some imagination to determine what constitutes a goal. I imagine something like this is played in schoolyards essentially everywhere. Also kickball if you're willing to get creative with the bases or find an...
by cheese
Fri Apr 12, 2019 9:23 am
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: What is your favorite legume?
Replies: 29
Views: 7337

Re: What is your favorite legume?

I don't cook with beans frequently but the two varieties I keep in my pantry are pinto beans and Great Northern beans. Pinto beans because I bought a 10 lb bag from a wholesale club on a whim a couple years ago (almost finished! only another year or two to go :lol:) and Great Northern beans because ...
by cheese
Thu Jun 07, 2018 10:57 am
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: How to get started in woodworking (book recommendation)
Replies: 14
Views: 3091

Re: How to get started in woodworking (book recommendation)

My experience with carpentry/woodworking begins and ends with assembling furniture from the aforementioned "certain Scandinavian brand" (if that even counts). That said, it is something I've considered experimenting with previously but always shied away from due to the supposedly high cost...
by cheese
Sun Dec 06, 2015 1:15 am
Forum: Work & Education
Topic: Contemplating Cross Country Move
Replies: 6
Views: 1873

Re: Contemplating Cross Country Move

One more thing to keep in mind is to remind yourself that no move ever has to be permanent. You can always change your mind, or move to an even better city in the future. It's just one decision of many, not a final decision. Exactly! I'm wondering if it is worth dedicating a few years of my life to...
by cheese
Sat Dec 05, 2015 8:55 pm
Forum: Work & Education
Topic: Contemplating Cross Country Move
Replies: 6
Views: 1873

Contemplating Cross Country Move

Hello ERE community. I'm currently considering moving across the county (Baltimore, MD->Tri-Cities, WA) for a job and I thought I'd draw on your collective wisdom to help me make the decision. Although the Pacific Northwest is not without its charms (global climate change "winner"?), I'm w...
by cheese
Fri Jun 12, 2015 7:48 pm
Forum: Resources & Recommended Reading
Topic: Dmitry Orlov
Replies: 12
Views: 3168

Re: Dmitry Orlov

Higher quality version (can read the slides): https://vimeo.com/25262968
by cheese
Fri Jun 12, 2015 3:15 pm
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: Radishes!
Replies: 27
Views: 7117

Re: Radishes!

@jacob The following link (with pics/video) suggests pairing with fried chicken/other greasy food but I mostly just snack on them. She uses a daikon radish but you can make the same thing with garden-variety radishes.

http://aeriskitchen.com/2011/03/korean- ... d-chicken/
by cheese
Fri Jun 12, 2015 2:50 pm
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: Radishes!
Replies: 27
Views: 7117

Re: Radishes!

You could also try (quick) pickling them! I'd recommend using rice vinegar (delicious) but you can probably use whatever vinegar you have sitting around. I also prefer cutting them into chunks rather than slicing them or using a mandoline. Example recipe: http://www.food.com/recipe/pickled-radishes-...