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Forum: Health and Early Retirement 10-21-2014, 03:51 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,164
Posted By UtahSkier
The common metrics used today are pretty useless....

The common metrics used today are pretty useless. Total cholesterol is meaningless. LDL and HDL are also not useful predictors for CVD.

The best info available today involves APO-B and the...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 10-21-2014, 03:42 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,164
Posted By UtahSkier
>> So what is a good substitute for one's coffee?...

>> So what is a good substitute for one's coffee? Brown sugar? Honey?

Espresso... Straight up!

If you must add something, try fat. Half and Half or heavy cream might work. It will work...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 10-21-2014, 03:38 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,164
Posted By UtahSkier
>> So there really isn't a big different between...

>> So there really isn't a big different between sugar and HFCS.

That's why I specifically differentiate sugar, glucose, fructose and lactose (common dietary sugars).

Its also why I avoid...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 10-21-2014, 02:11 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,164
Posted By UtahSkier
Salt vs Sugar? Lets get ready to Rumble! ...

Salt vs Sugar? Lets get ready to Rumble!

I bought into the low salt thing about 20 years ago and avoided salt. Developed a variety of aches and pains that were resolved when I added salt to my...
Forum: FIRE and Money 10-21-2014, 01:18 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,205
Posted By UtahSkier
Amazon is generally cheaper at times. I have...

Amazon is generally cheaper at times. I have 2012 and will need to upgrade because of the 3 year sunset on downloads. I have read somewhere that the early quality is decent, so I made the purchase....
Forum: Other topics 09-07-2014, 09:02 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 4,332
Posted By UtahSkier
Every time the minimum wage is raised, there is...

Every time the minimum wage is raised, there is the discussion about jobs lost either lost to outsourcing or automation.

The minimum wage was last raised in 2009. I can think of 2 classes of jobs...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 09-07-2014, 08:42 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 6,464
Posted By UtahSkier
Here's a data point for those keeping score at...

Here's a data point for those keeping score at home.

DW and I are still on our Pre-ACA plan with UNH. Rates were just increased 19.33%. That's following increases of 24.44% and 17.95%. ...
Forum: Life after FIRE 05-29-2014, 10:52 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,450
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: 1,450
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: 1,450
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: 535
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: 3,290
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: 3,290
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: 3,290
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: 3,233
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: 2,566
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: 2,566
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: 979
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: 938
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: 7,632
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: 3,233
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: 4,768
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: 1,171
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: 334
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: 1,011
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...
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