Round Up: Flight Simulator Edition

by JT McGee

Flight simulators are undoubtedly the nerdiest of all computer softwares. I’m not that nerdy that I actually enjoy them.

However, I did enjoy this dude’s killer flight simulator build, which he estimates to have cost as much as $150,000.

Click the image to play the video.

Good Stuff

  1. How I blew through $100,000 before I turned 21 at IHeartBudgets.com
  2. We were swindled in our own home at Frugal Confessions
  3. Research shows smarter people make worse decisions at NewYorker.com
  4. A discussion on the merits of the mortgage interest deduction at DQYDJ.
  5. States consider corporate sponsors of rest stops to fund highway development and rest stop maintenance.
  6. Girl takes photos of her school lunches, gets in trouble, and then gets back the right to take pictures of her food. Today I learned that school lunches are miserable, even in Scotland. This irritates me to no end, she’s obviously a very intelligent kid for her age, and should be encouraged, not discouraged from using her intellect.
  7. Crystal writes about the PITA that is jury duty.
  8. Paula explains Why Winners Quit Ruthlessly.

Articles I wrote elsewhere:

I wrote about dividend recaps at Darwins Money, a new PIMCO inflation-protected bond fund at ETFBase, Zynga’s relationship with online poker at The College Investor, and how wealth affects your investment strategy at Investor Junkie.

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Jacob @ iheartbudgets June 15, 2012 at 12:06

This video is ridonkulous! For some reason, reminds me of the Star Tours ride in Disneyland…

And thanks for dropping by iHeartBudgets. That post was my biggest to date! Which is weird, because I thought every 18-year-old got $100,000 to blow in 2 years, not sure what the big deal is 😉

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JT McGee June 15, 2012 at 12:35

I totally dig anything where people have that much passion with what they love. It’s the purest form of true Americana.

Props to you for sharing your story. I know exactly what I would have done if I had $100k at 18, and boy would it have aligned perfectly…financial crisis bargains, baby! It’s easy to say in a hypothetical situation that I wouldn’t have blown it, but I don’t even know what I’d begin to buy with $100k in the bank. Luckily, I’m not much for actually owning stuff – I might have bought a new 12-pack of socks or something. 😉

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