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Forum: Life after FIRE 05-29-2014, 10:52 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,309
Posted By UtahSkier
>> Everything else being equal, the more south...

>> Everything else being equal, the more south facing exterior wall the more the sun will heat the dwelling. Good in winter, not so good in summer.

Yes. In my case, the long axis of my house...
Forum: Life after FIRE 05-29-2014, 10:24 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,309
Posted By UtahSkier
>> house appreciation? The further you live...

>> house appreciation?

The further you live from where the jobs are (downtown, north Scottsdale) the greater the house price variance will be. During the recent down turn, homes in the outlying...
Forum: Life after FIRE 05-29-2014, 04:26 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,309
Posted By UtahSkier
I should be able to answer most questions as I am...

I should be able to answer most questions as I am a Phoenix native and over 50. I still live here 6 months a year... basically 3 months here and then 3 months in Utah.

Black car with Black...
Forum: FIRE and Money 12-02-2013, 08:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 511
Posted By UtahSkier
Just some thoughts about how I would approach...

Just some thoughts about how I would approach this problem...

1. Your AAA is independent of portfolio size. So, your AA should be maintained when the selling is complete.

2. Minimizing...
Forum: Other topics 11-30-2013, 08:43 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,156
Posted By UtahSkier
Simple.tv does require an antenna... to be...

Simple.tv does require an antenna... to be expected for OTA. I also expect simple.tv to stream both live and recorded programming through the ROKU.
Forum: Other topics 11-30-2013, 08:37 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,156
Posted By UtahSkier
The hope is silicon dust hardware will cure all...

The hope is silicon dust hardware will cure all that ails simple.tv gen 1 devices. Its my turn to be an early adopter.,, Will post my experience when possible.
Forum: Other topics 11-30-2013, 05:05 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,156
Posted By UtahSkier
There maybe hope. I have ordered...

There maybe hope.

I have ordered simple.tv by silicon dust. This device is supposed to feed OTA signals into a ROKU channel. It also has 2 tuners and a DVR. Find it on pre-order special on...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 11-30-2013, 04:55 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,121
Posted By UtahSkier
[QUOTE=JacquelineKimura;1384796] Despite taking...

[QUOTE=JacquelineKimura;1384796] Despite taking eye drops for dryness as prescribed, both eyes continue to burn and itch after reading for about 20 minutes or watching TV. QUOTE]

Dry eyes -

...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 11-23-2013, 11:46 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,476
Posted By UtahSkier
My experience is teaching me that the issue is...

My experience is teaching me that the issue is not a choice between low fat or low carb. Instead the choice is between junk (fats and carbs) and quality (fats and carbs).

Processed foods with fats...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 11-23-2013, 11:19 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,476
Posted By UtahSkier
Macronutrients are defined as being essential for...

Macronutrients are defined as being essential for survival. So, alcohol is not a macronutrient.

But, Alcohol is the 4th dietary substance we can consume that contains calories.

McKinley...
Forum: Other topics 11-15-2013, 11:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 949
Posted By UtahSkier
I guess I should thank you... I was that kid 40...

I guess I should thank you... I was that kid 40 years ago. Still think about it from time to time.
Forum: Other topics 11-14-2013, 04:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 893
Posted By UtahSkier
AXIRON is one method for delivering...

AXIRON is one method for delivering Testosterone. The side affects listed are typical for anyone who is under going HRT using T.

Most of these problems, while possible, are rare and are mostly...
Forum: FIRE and Money 11-12-2013, 08:35 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 7,376
Posted By UtahSkier
DW and I are pursuing a similar strategy as you...

DW and I are pursuing a similar strategy as you have described. I'm 51 as well. Our current portfolio could support a comfortable retirement at a certain expense level. But, my current lifestyle...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 11-10-2013, 10:11 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,121
Posted By UtahSkier
I'm 51 and had elective cataract surgery just...

I'm 51 and had elective cataract surgery just last May. I researched a lot of the available options and I think it is very important to know what you want and what you are willing to risk.

In the...
Forum: FIRE Related Political Topics 11-02-2013, 05:01 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,522
Posted By UtahSkier
Well, I am a software developer/ engineer and...

Well, I am a software developer/ engineer and don't find it an interesting exercise, but rather just another task to minimize expenses. The challenge with the ACA is the number of second order...
Forum: Other topics 11-02-2013, 04:42 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,123
Posted By UtahSkier
This is on the premium side, but we have a new...

This is on the premium side, but we have a new kind of boutique olive oil shop here in Arizona called Outrageous oils. They have lots of stuff, but their focus is having 6 kinds of fresh olive oils...
Forum: Other topics 09-23-2013, 05:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 300
Posted By UtahSkier
I have used Elance.com with good success

I have used Elance.com with good success
Forum: Other topics 09-17-2013, 07:49 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 960
Posted By UtahSkier
Mountain biker checking in here... figured I had...

Mountain biker checking in here... figured I had better speak up before the roadies overrun the place!

I am a Cannondale fan and ride a 2008 Rize. Great all around MTB. I prefer climbing over...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 09-11-2013, 01:17 PM
Replies: 1,169
Views: 41,338
Posted By UtahSkier
Yesterday's workout... Spirited,...

Yesterday's workout...

Spirited, fat-burning hike out of the Grand Canyon in 4 hours and 5 minutes. 7.5 miles and 4500 vertical feet with a 20 pound back pack.

Only did the hike out as this...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 08-22-2013, 10:12 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,459
Posted By UtahSkier
My health insurance company, United Health,...

My health insurance company, United Health, doesn't communicate with letters and such. They just raised my rates (high deductible plan) 23% for the last 5 months of 2013.

Unfortunately, they...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 08-14-2013, 07:40 PM
Replies: 1,169
Views: 41,338
Posted By UtahSkier
Got my rides in. Deliberately slower to keep my...

Got my rides in. Deliberately slower to keep my heart rate as low as possible.

Trip #1 up was 48 minutes with Avg HR of 139.
Trip #2 up was 53 minutes with Avg HR of 133.
Forum: Other topics 08-13-2013, 11:10 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,232
Posted By UtahSkier
I second this request. I have a portfolio that...

I second this request. I have a portfolio that has custom asset classes. I cannot use quicken to properly visualize this portfolio since I am not using their standard stock/bond asset classes.
...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 08-13-2013, 10:58 PM
Replies: 1,169
Views: 41,338
Posted By UtahSkier
Its mountain biking season over here in Salt Lake...

Its mountain biking season over here in Salt Lake city. I am riding the Little Cottonwood creek trail nearly every day. The goal is simply to get to the top as fast as possible.

The trail is...
Forum: Other topics 07-28-2013, 10:21 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 896
Posted By UtahSkier
Bad electricity... Years ago I purchased a...

Bad electricity...

Years ago I purchased a plasma TV. Spending good money on a TV had me wanting a perfect picture. I kept noticing that the image had some kind of ghosting noise whenever the...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 07-08-2013, 07:12 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,241
Posted By UtahSkier
I requested my DR to run the test and he...

I requested my DR to run the test and he resisted. He stated that he did not have official guidelines for acting on the information provided by the test. Since the test provided him no information...
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