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Re: Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)
« Reply #2900 on: July 16, 2016, 03:42:35 PM »
I eat stuff I forget out overnight. Spaghetti sauce, pizza, whatever. Teriyaki chicken and rice. I'm pretty healthy and rarely get sick and have never gotten sick at a time near when I ate food that was left out. Food guidelines are very conservative as they have to account for children, the elderly and otherwise sickly people.
I worry more about potatoes that have been in the pantry too long and look a bit green. Green potatoes are bad.
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« Reply #2901 on: July 16, 2016, 03:57:35 PM »
I worry more about potatoes that have been in the pantry too long and look a bit green. Green potatoes are bad.
That's just what they want you to think. We have to learn to treat all potatoes equally whatever their color.

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« Reply #2902 on: July 16, 2016, 07:36:43 PM »
I worry more about potatoes that have been in the pantry too long and look a bit green. Green potatoes are bad.
That's just what they want you to think. We have to learn to treat all potatoes equally whatever their color.

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Re: Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)
« Reply #2903 on: July 16, 2016, 08:17:22 PM »
I worry more about potatoes that have been in the pantry too long and look a bit green. Green potatoes are bad.
That's just what they want you to think. We have to learn to treat all potatoes equally whatever their color.

#potatoeyesmatter

Get rid of the sprouted eyes and the green parts, and avoid shrunken potatoes!  http://www.rachaelray.com/2011/08/is-it-safe-to-eat-sprouted-potatoes

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« Reply #2904 on: July 17, 2016, 07:18:28 AM »
I bought a watermelon today, and all I could think about was that post where someone's daughter wanted to buy a watermelon with her savings. I wanted to read it again but I can't find it. :(

It's quoted right above your comment. :)

Doh! I was searching in Mini Money Mustaches!

Yesterday I was given a huge load of really good fabric from someone's late mother's sewing stash - lots of beautiful wool! I'm a bit worried it might have moth, though, so I want to put it in the freezer. However, the freezer is so full of delicious home-cooked food that I can't fit more than a few pieces at a time! (And my husband is away so I can't eat through the food fast enough to just take a lot out and put it in the fridge.) So now I have two bin bags of fabric on my porch which will take me about three weeks to bring in and freeze. So much bounty and so little freezer space!

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« Reply #2905 on: July 17, 2016, 08:53:00 AM »
I bought a watermelon today, and all I could think about was that post where someone's daughter wanted to buy a watermelon with her savings. I wanted to read it again but I can't find it. :(

It's quoted right above your comment. :)

Doh! I was searching in Mini Money Mustaches!

Yesterday I was given a huge load of really good fabric from someone's late mother's sewing stash - lots of beautiful wool! I'm a bit worried it might have moth, though, so I want to put it in the freezer. However, the freezer is so full of delicious home-cooked food that I can't fit more than a few pieces at a time! (And my husband is away so I can't eat through the food fast enough to just take a lot out and put it in the fridge.) So now I have two bin bags of fabric on my porch which will take me about three weeks to bring in and freeze. So much bounty and so little freezer space!
How long does the wool need in the freezer? You could move things that are frozen solid into the fridge or an ice chest temporarily. If you have easy access to dry ice it would be even easier.
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« Reply #2906 on: July 18, 2016, 04:24:30 AM »
I bought a watermelon today, and all I could think about was that post where someone's daughter wanted to buy a watermelon with her savings. I wanted to read it again but I can't find it. :(

It's quoted right above your comment. :)

Doh! I was searching in Mini Money Mustaches!

Yesterday I was given a huge load of really good fabric from someone's late mother's sewing stash - lots of beautiful wool! I'm a bit worried it might have moth, though, so I want to put it in the freezer. However, the freezer is so full of delicious home-cooked food that I can't fit more than a few pieces at a time! (And my husband is away so I can't eat through the food fast enough to just take a lot out and put it in the fridge.) So now I have two bin bags of fabric on my porch which will take me about three weeks to bring in and freeze. So much bounty and so little freezer space!
How long does the wool need in the freezer? You could move things that are frozen solid into the fridge or an ice chest temporarily. If you have easy access to dry ice it would be even easier.

48 hours minimum, and there's two bin bags worth... We only have a tiny flat and a little freezer, so imagine trying to fit two full bin bags into a space the size of two large tubs of ice cream.

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« Reply #2907 on: July 18, 2016, 06:41:59 AM »
48 hours minimum, and there's two bin bags worth... We only have a tiny flat and a little freezer, so imagine trying to fit two full bin bags into a space the size of two large tubs of ice cream.
This calls for a different strategy. Might a bit of dry ice in an ice chest or very large plastic bag accomplish the same effect? Otherwise, a friend or neighbor with more freezer space?
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« Reply #2908 on: July 18, 2016, 11:32:08 AM »
48 hours minimum, and there's two bin bags worth... We only have a tiny flat and a little freezer, so imagine trying to fit two full bin bags into a space the size of two large tubs of ice cream.
This calls for a different strategy. Might a bit of dry ice in an ice chest or very large plastic bag accomplish the same effect? Otherwise, a friend or neighbor with more freezer space?

Eh. I'm happy to have the bin bags on my porch until I get through it all. My neighbours already think I'm crazy.

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« Reply #2909 on: July 18, 2016, 01:08:44 PM »
When I'm at work and people ask me what I do in my spare time now that I work part time:

Me: I manage hedges

Them: oh like a hedge fund?

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« Reply #2910 on: July 18, 2016, 01:41:26 PM »
When I'm at work and people ask me what I do in my spare time now that I work part time:

Me: I manage hedges

Them: oh like a hedge fund?

Me:  uh... Sure

Nice. I hope any Mustachians who do landscaping work as a side gig have a savings account labeled "hedge fund."
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Re: Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)
« Reply #2911 on: July 18, 2016, 01:47:05 PM »
I bought a watermelon today, and all I could think about was that post where someone's daughter wanted to buy a watermelon with her savings. I wanted to read it again but I can't find it. :(

It's quoted right above your comment. :)

Doh! I was searching in Mini Money Mustaches!

Yesterday I was given a huge load of really good fabric from someone's late mother's sewing stash - lots of beautiful wool! I'm a bit worried it might have moth, though, so I want to put it in the freezer. However, the freezer is so full of delicious home-cooked food that I can't fit more than a few pieces at a time! (And my husband is away so I can't eat through the food fast enough to just take a lot out and put it in the fridge.) So now I have two bin bags of fabric on my porch which will take me about three weeks to bring in and freeze. So much bounty and so little freezer space!
How about a few lbs of dry ice in a cooler.
It might be a double whammy, Dry ice is -110*F and as it sublimates it will drive out the oxygen.

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« Reply #2912 on: July 18, 2016, 02:45:28 PM »
Buying dry ice and a cooler would sort of defeat the freeness of the fabric. And it would have to be a colossal cooler to fit it all in at once!

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« Reply #2913 on: July 18, 2016, 03:37:03 PM »
Buying dry ice and a cooler would sort of defeat the freeness of the fabric. And it would have to be a colossal cooler to fit it all in at once!
LOL, you mean everyone doesn't have a cooler.
We have a least 35-48qt to 100qt coolers around the house.
Has to do with our business.
I guess just my narrow view showing.
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« Reply #2914 on: July 18, 2016, 04:20:12 PM »
Buying dry ice and a cooler would sort of defeat the freeness of the fabric. And it would have to be a colossal cooler to fit it all in at once!
LOL, you mean everyone doesn't have a cooler.
We have a least 35-48qt to 100qt coolers around the house.
Has to do with our business.
I guess just my narrow view showing.
 Sorry.

Are you in the business of selling coolers and cooler accessories?

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« Reply #2915 on: July 18, 2016, 06:20:44 PM »
Buying dry ice and a cooler would sort of defeat the freeness of the fabric. And it would have to be a colossal cooler to fit it all in at once!
LOL, you mean everyone doesn't have a cooler.
We have a least 35-48qt to 100qt coolers around the house.
Has to do with our business.
I guess just my narrow view showing.
 Sorry.

Are you in the business of selling coolers and cooler accessories?

Are you in the business of black market organs?
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« Reply #2916 on: July 18, 2016, 06:28:21 PM »
Buying dry ice and a cooler would sort of defeat the freeness of the fabric. And it would have to be a colossal cooler to fit it all in at once!
LOL, you mean everyone doesn't have a cooler.
We have a least 35-48qt to 100qt coolers around the house.
Has to do with our business.
I guess just my narrow view showing.
 Sorry.

Are you in the business of selling coolers and cooler accessories?

Are you in the business of black market organs?

Jesus Christ how many orgsns are you dealing with those size coolers?

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Re: Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)
« Reply #2917 on: July 18, 2016, 06:38:37 PM »
Buying dry ice and a cooler would sort of defeat the freeness of the fabric. And it would have to be a colossal cooler to fit it all in at once!
LOL, you mean everyone doesn't have a cooler.
We have a least 35-48qt to 100qt coolers around the house.
Has to do with our business.
I guess just my narrow view showing.
 Sorry.

Are you in the business of selling coolers and cooler accessories?

Are you in the business of black market organs?

Jesus Christ how many orgsns are you dealing with those size coolers?

We have a massive collection at our house of coolers. It's A LOT cheaper to ship Alaskan Salmon and King crab via cooler from Alaska to Texas. Than to buy it store bought.
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« Reply #2918 on: July 18, 2016, 10:14:23 PM »
48 hours minimum, and there's two bin bags worth... We only have a tiny flat and a little freezer, so imagine trying to fit two full bin bags into a space the size of two large tubs of ice cream.
This calls for a different strategy. Might a bit of dry ice in an ice chest or very large black plastic bag accomplish the same effect? Otherwise, a friend or neighbor with more freezer space? 

ETA: seems this never posted. Now I'm just another not-so-funny voice in the crowd.
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« Reply #2919 on: July 18, 2016, 10:31:10 PM »


We have a massive collection at our house of coolers.

Well sure, if I ran a House of Coolers, I'd have a few lying around too

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« Reply #2920 on: July 19, 2016, 05:04:40 AM »
During the summer, Styrofoam coolers cost $3 (sometimes less), which should be well within a budget.  These are throw-away after one use for the visitors to our area.  Most go into trash, but some get left on the beach or water.  I personally don't like Styrofoam after doing a trash pick-up day and all I picked up was Styrofoam pieces and cigarette filters.

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« Reply #2921 on: July 19, 2016, 06:14:56 AM »
During the summer, Styrofoam coolers cost $3 (sometimes less), which should be well within a budget.  These are throw-away after one use for the visitors to our area.  Most go into trash, but some get left on the beach or water.  I personally don't like Styrofoam after doing a trash pick-up day and all I picked up was Styrofoam pieces and cigarette filters.

But... I have a solution which does not involve buying a one-use item which I have no room to store anyway and then throwing it away when I've finished with it, as well as buying an expensive consumable (dry ice or, indeed, ice). It's this amazing thing which some of you Mustaches might have heard of: patience/delayed gratification. I'm not in a rush to get this fabric frozen. I don't need to have it in the house or use it right now. It's just that I laughed when I was looking at my freezer and thinking how I have too much fabric and too much food, and what a great problem that is to have. Sometimes I think people forget that this is Mustachian people problems for fun.

(Now if I did run 'House of Coolers' and appropriated some for my own use, wouldn't that cause an awkward accounting moment at tax time? If I tried to sell them after use, wouldn't it be hard to calculate the depreciation? Dang, those MPPs just keep coming!)

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« Reply #2922 on: July 19, 2016, 06:28:17 AM »

But... I have a solution which does not involve buying a one-use item which I have no room to store anyway and then throwing it away when I've finished with it, as well as buying an expensive consumable (dry ice or, indeed, ice).
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Sometimes I think people forget that this is Mustachian people problems for fun.

But.... it is a PROBLEM and I must SOLVE it for you.

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« Reply #2923 on: July 19, 2016, 07:15:13 AM »

But... I have a solution which does not involve buying a one-use item which I have no room to store anyway and then throwing it away when I've finished with it, as well as buying an expensive consumable (dry ice or, indeed, ice).
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Sometimes I think people forget that this is Mustachian people problems for fun.

But.... it is a PROBLEM and I must SOLVE it for you.
Oh hell, I just realized that what I thought was helpful mustachian problem solving was merely a facade to hide the raging jealousy of the fact that you scored all that lovely, luscious wool. Sorry.
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« Reply #2924 on: July 19, 2016, 08:16:06 AM »

But... I have a solution which does not involve buying a one-use item which I have no room to store anyway and then throwing it away when I've finished with it, as well as buying an expensive consumable (dry ice or, indeed, ice).
...
Sometimes I think people forget that this is Mustachian people problems for fun.

But.... it is a PROBLEM and I must SOLVE it for you.
Oh hell, I just realized that what I thought was helpful mustachian problem solving was merely a facade to hide the raging jealousy of the fact that you scored all that lovely, luscious wool. Sorry.

Shelivesthedream's newest MPP is that she has too many mustachian friends that want to help solve her other MPP, LOL!  You all are the best :-)

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« Reply #2925 on: July 19, 2016, 08:34:50 AM »
My mustachian problem: I want to be debt-free, but my mortgage is 2.875% interest, and I can't justify pre-paying it compared to what  Vanguard is earning. It'd feel nice, but I can't get comfortable with the opportunity cost.

And I have FIFTEEN YEARS OF THIS!

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« Reply #2926 on: July 19, 2016, 08:39:04 AM »
My mustachian problem: I want to be debt-free, but my mortgage is 2.875% interest, and I can't justify pre-paying it compared to what Vanguard is earning.
+1, exact same rate...

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« Reply #2927 on: July 19, 2016, 08:42:36 AM »
My mustachian problem: I want to be debt-free, but my mortgage is 2.875% interest, and I can't justify pre-paying it compared to what Vanguard is earning.
+1, exact same rate...
Internet high five! I didn't qualify for this lender's lowest rate of 2.75% because my loan wasn't big enough. Oh, mustachian mortgage problems...

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« Reply #2928 on: July 19, 2016, 09:03:01 AM »
I just experienced a hat-trick of MPP's.

First, I am just now deciding to follow this thread. MPP #1: I was trying to imagine how many non-working mornings it will take me to read 59 PAGES of comments... oh well, let's get started.

I was also wanting to contribute, and one of the first comments I read was the later thread by shelivesthedream regarding a full freezer.  This leads to my MPP #2:
Near my house there is a huge farmers market/rummage sale every weekend.  I never go, because they charge $3.00 to get in.  At the end of the weekend, all the vendors have to pay to use the dumpster to throw away the unsellable produce.  Instead, they drive it 1 mile away and stack it in the driveway of a man that email blasts people to come and pick through it for free.  He asks that human eaters come first, then animal feeders can come on Tuesday.  Anything left over he turns to composed.  I brought home zucchini, grapes, asparagus, lemons, oranges and a honeydew melon.   I filled our freezers with 70 cups of FREE shredded zucchini and now I do not have room to freeze the 8 POUNDS of sliced pepperoni I picked up in the sale meat bin for $1.25 a pound literally seconds before I got the email blast. I have no choice but to make jelly with the gallons of blackberries I picked for free last year to make room for the pepperoni.  But then I need room for this years berries. :)

While I was planning this post, I received MPP#3:  I was having my FIRE morning coffee and I spilled the whole thing all over me and my free couch.

I hope I properly captured the spirit of this thread.  Have a wonderful day.

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« Reply #2929 on: July 19, 2016, 10:12:23 AM »

But... I have a solution which does not involve buying a one-use item which I have no room to store anyway and then throwing it away when I've finished with it, as well as buying an expensive consumable (dry ice or, indeed, ice).
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Sometimes I think people forget that this is Mustachian people problems for fun.

But.... it is a PROBLEM and I must SOLVE it for you.
Oh hell, I just realized that what I thought was helpful mustachian problem solving was merely a facade to hide the raging jealousy of the fact that you scored all that lovely, luscious wool. Sorry.

Shelivesthedream's newest MPP is that she has too many mustachian friends that want to help solve her other MPP, LOL!  You all are the best :-)

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« Reply #2930 on: July 19, 2016, 10:15:56 AM »
My mustachian problem: I want to be debt-free, but my mortgage is 2.875% interest, and I can't justify pre-paying it compared to what Vanguard is earning.
+1, exact same rate...
Internet high five! I didn't qualify for this lender's lowest rate of 2.75% because my loan wasn't big enough. Oh, mustachian mortgage problems...

I caved.  I paid off our mortgage even though the rate was a stupid low 2.375%.  That's about the same as just my mutual fund dividends, not to speak of retained earnings.  The math said no, but I couldn't help it.  I was completely aware it was an emotional decision.  To me it's worth the feeling of having all four walls paid off. 

Now DH's (pre-MMM) car loan on the other hand, that's 0.9%.  We don't pay a penny extra. 

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« Reply #2931 on: July 19, 2016, 11:31:39 AM »
I caved.  I paid off our mortgage even though the rate was a stupid low 2.375%.  That's about the same as just my mutual fund dividends, not to speak of retained earnings.  The math said no, but I couldn't help it.  I was completely aware it was an emotional decision.  To me it's worth the feeling of having all four walls paid off. 

No shame in that choice.  You made the correct decision for your piece of mind.

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« Reply #2932 on: July 19, 2016, 12:01:28 PM »
I caved.  I paid off our mortgage even though the rate was a stupid low 2.375%.  That's about the same as just my mutual fund dividends, not to speak of retained earnings.  The math said no, but I couldn't help it.  I was completely aware it was an emotional decision.  To me it's worth the feeling of having all four walls paid off. 

No shame in that choice.  You made the correct decision for your piece of mind.

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« Reply #2933 on: July 19, 2016, 12:06:47 PM »
Now DH's (pre-MMM) car loan on the other hand, that's 0.9%.  We don't pay a penny extra.

Now it's my turn to say:
+1, exact same rate...

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« Reply #2934 on: July 19, 2016, 12:52:40 PM »
I caved.  I paid off our mortgage even though the rate was a stupid low 2.375%.  That's about the same as just my mutual fund dividends, not to speak of retained earnings.  The math said no, but I couldn't help it.  I was completely aware it was an emotional decision.  To me it's worth the feeling of having all four walls paid off. 

No shame in that choice.  You made the correct decision for your piece of mind.

Mmm... Mind chunklets...

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Re: Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)
« Reply #2935 on: July 19, 2016, 01:01:25 PM »
LOL, no room in the freezer for those. 

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« Reply #2936 on: July 19, 2016, 01:19:02 PM »
Sometimes I think people forget that this is Mustachian people problems for fun.


For a long time I've wanted to start a "Mustachian people problems (serious business)" thread

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« Reply #2937 on: July 19, 2016, 01:59:10 PM »
Sometimes I think people forget that this is Mustachian people problems for fun.


For a long time I've wanted to start a "Mustachian people problems (serious business)" thread

Please do that.

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« Reply #2938 on: July 19, 2016, 03:40:06 PM »

But... I have a solution which does not involve buying a one-use item which I have no room to store anyway and then throwing it away when I've finished with it, as well as buying an expensive consumable (dry ice or, indeed, ice).
...
Sometimes I think people forget that this is Mustachian people problems for fun.

But.... it is a PROBLEM and I must SOLVE it for you.
Oh hell, I just realized that what I thought was helpful mustachian problem solving was merely a facade to hide the raging jealousy of the fact that you scored all that lovely, luscious wool. Sorry.

Shelivesthedream's newest MPP is that she has too many mustachian friends that want to help solve her other MPP, LOL!  You all are the best :-)

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Just to add to the helpful and unwanted tips: heating the wool will also kill bugs. As long you don't shock or stir the fabric, heating to 90+ deg C is no problem. The wool must be in the water as you heat it, and be left in the water to slowly cool back to room temperature. I usually work with undyed wool, so I don't know if the colors would bleed. Maybe check with a smaller sample?
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Re: Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)
« Reply #2939 on: July 19, 2016, 03:53:52 PM »
Sometimes I think people forget that this is Mustachian people problems for fun.


For a long time I've wanted to start a "Mustachian people problems (serious business)" thread

Please do that.
My first set of problems in such a thread would be that I recently trimmed my mustache down significantly IRL from its almost handlebar status due to the summer heat, and that I can't seem to find my monacle for proper reading of such serious matters.  These are troubling times, indeed.

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Re: Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)
« Reply #2940 on: July 19, 2016, 07:51:24 PM »
I'm 30 and won't have my mortgage paid off for a few years because I want to keep the money in investment accounts.

My parents have helped my sisters financially but not me since I didn't need it.

I didn't gain anything from reading a Dave Ramsey book and saw that I was saving more money than he suggested (lots of my coworkers are big Dave Ramsey fans).

I started with Dave a few years ago. Since then I have intellectually graduated to MMM. Living what Dave preaches isn't a bad way to live. Its just amateur hour compared to a well tuned MMM lifestyle.

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Re: Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)
« Reply #2941 on: July 19, 2016, 08:48:48 PM »
After my toaster oven broke (and I fixed it, and it broke, and I fixed it, and it broke and I gave up) I was shopping for a replacement. I wanted to get a decent quality one since this one lasted such a short time, but the only ones that were small enough to fit in my kitchen were either the cheapest, junkiest thing you could buy or the high-tech digital Compact Smart Oven (tm) that cost $180. Much rolling of eyes. Apparently toaster ovens are now "countertop convection ovens" and not just a way to cook frozen pizza and toast bread.
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Re: Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)
« Reply #2942 on: July 19, 2016, 09:56:18 PM »
After my toaster oven broke (and I fixed it, and it broke, and I fixed it, and it broke and I gave up) I was shopping for a replacement. I wanted to get a decent quality one since this one lasted such a short time, but the only ones that were small enough to fit in my kitchen were either the cheapest, junkiest thing you could buy or the high-tech digital Compact Smart Oven (tm) that cost $180. Much rolling of eyes. Apparently toaster ovens are now "countertop convection ovens" and not just a way to cook frozen pizza and toast bread.

I got one of the fancy pants ones as a gift, and I LOVE that thing! I actually use a good chunk on the functions on it - toast, bagel toast, bake, convection bake, broil, reheat. The thing can even function as a rotisserie if you want to cook a whole chicken! Today alone I've used it three times - toast for each of us, plus a batch of muffins. Some days it's even more. FUN FUN FUN!
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Re: Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)
« Reply #2943 on: July 20, 2016, 03:44:17 AM »
After my toaster oven broke (and I fixed it, and it broke, and I fixed it, and it broke and I gave up) I was shopping for a replacement. I wanted to get a decent quality one since this one lasted such a short time, but the only ones that were small enough to fit in my kitchen were either the cheapest, junkiest thing you could buy or the high-tech digital Compact Smart Oven (tm) that cost $180. Much rolling of eyes. Apparently toaster ovens are now "countertop convection ovens" and not just a way to cook frozen pizza and toast bread.
In that same vein, have you seen a recent microwave oven? All I want is +30 sec, start, and stop.

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Re: Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)
« Reply #2944 on: July 20, 2016, 03:50:43 AM »
After my toaster oven broke (and I fixed it, and it broke, and I fixed it, and it broke and I gave up) I was shopping for a replacement. I wanted to get a decent quality one since this one lasted such a short time, but the only ones that were small enough to fit in my kitchen were either the cheapest, junkiest thing you could buy or the high-tech digital Compact Smart Oven (tm) that cost $180. Much rolling of eyes. Apparently toaster ovens are now "countertop convection ovens" and not just a way to cook frozen pizza and toast bread.
In that same vein, have you seen a recent microwave oven? All I want is +30 sec, start, and stop.

Eh, I do like having high, medium and low so I can use low to melt chocolate and soften butter. But my parents bought a new one a while ago and it's like a freaking space station.

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Re: Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)
« Reply #2945 on: July 20, 2016, 05:13:12 AM »
In that same vein, have you seen a recent microwave oven? All I want is +30 sec, start, and stop.
Eh, I do like having high, medium and low so I can use low to melt chocolate and soften butter. But my parents bought a new one a while ago and it's like a freaking space station.

Just start and stop would work for me; or even start and 'shut off because I've opened the door'. The few times I need low power I'll blitz for a couple of seconds or put a cup of water in to take some of the energy from the butter. This might be a terrible idea for chocolate but I only melt chocolate bars in my coffee.

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Re: Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)
« Reply #2946 on: July 20, 2016, 05:21:42 AM »
After my toaster oven broke (and I fixed it, and it broke, and I fixed it, and it broke and I gave up) I was shopping for a replacement. I wanted to get a decent quality one since this one lasted such a short time, but the only ones that were small enough to fit in my kitchen were either the cheapest, junkiest thing you could buy or the high-tech digital Compact Smart Oven (tm) that cost $180. Much rolling of eyes. Apparently toaster ovens are now "countertop convection ovens" and not just a way to cook frozen pizza and toast bread.
In that same vein, have you seen a recent microwave oven? All I want is +30 sec, start, and stop.
Some power% options as well.

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Re: Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)
« Reply #2947 on: July 20, 2016, 05:36:41 AM »
After my toaster oven broke (and I fixed it, and it broke, and I fixed it, and it broke and I gave up) I was shopping for a replacement. I wanted to get a decent quality one since this one lasted such a short time, but the only ones that were small enough to fit in my kitchen were either the cheapest, junkiest thing you could buy or the high-tech digital Compact Smart Oven (tm) that cost $180. Much rolling of eyes. Apparently toaster ovens are now "countertop convection ovens" and not just a way to cook frozen pizza and toast bread.
In that same vein, have you seen a recent microwave oven? All I want is +30 sec, start, and stop.
Some power% options as well.
Percentages?! You can have high/low, but that's it.

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Re: Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)
« Reply #2948 on: July 20, 2016, 06:14:23 AM »
After my toaster oven broke (and I fixed it, and it broke, and I fixed it, and it broke and I gave up) I was shopping for a replacement. I wanted to get a decent quality one since this one lasted such a short time, but the only ones that were small enough to fit in my kitchen were either the cheapest, junkiest thing you could buy or the high-tech digital Compact Smart Oven (tm) that cost $180. Much rolling of eyes. Apparently toaster ovens are now "countertop convection ovens" and not just a way to cook frozen pizza and toast bread.
In that same vein, have you seen a recent microwave oven? All I want is +30 sec, start, and stop.
Some power% options as well.
Percentages?! You can have high/low, but that's it.
Realistically, I only ever use 100% and 50%, so basically that haha.

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Re: Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)
« Reply #2949 on: July 20, 2016, 07:12:23 AM »
Some power% options as well.
Percentages?! You can have high/low, but that's it.
Realistically, I only ever use 100% and 50%, so basically that haha.
I use 10% for "Crap, I was supposed to pull the butter out to soften for this recipe."