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Is the Stock Market Making You Anxious?

We read with great interest - and perhaps a little incredulity - the recent Wall Street Journal piece reminding investors that a little stock market anxiety can be a good thing. Now, don't get us wrong - that conclusion is exactly right.  If you're of the mind that the stock market can be … [Read More...]

FICO is a Corporation

Much has been written about the recent change in the FICO scoring system from both mainstream media and personal finance blogosphere. Using my compelling inside information and incredible subject matter expertise, I can insist that it will not make much of a difference. What?  Huh? First, a … [Read More...]

What is the Savings Rate in Other Countries?

Savings articles tend to be among the most popular articles here on DQYDJ (as in our most popular savings article - our Savings Rate Calculator for determining when you can retire), but we often concentrate on our own savings rate... or at most the savings rate of America.  When we saw a link to an … [Read More...]

How Canada’s Real Estate Market is Like Beanie Babies

Remember Beanie Babies?  Those adorable little stuffed (with beans!) animals which set off a crazy toy bubble of epic proportions, right before the ensuing Tickle Me Elmo bubble really took off.  Yep, the 1990s were bullish for toys every bit as much as they were bullish for technology. Around a … [Read More...]

The DQYDJ Weekender, 8/30/2014

What a beautiful day - I believe I'll spend it outside, as much as I like hanging out with your folks... Links We Liked! Multiple features from our friend SS, normally at Save.Spend.Splurge.:  An article about not giving your kids money, and at Money Propeller a post on money advice she … [Read More...]

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What is the Net Worth of Members of Congress?

Wish there was a Congressional Net Worth graph somewhere? There is, on this very page! Using data compiled from one of our favorite sites Open Secrets, we took the average United States Congressional Net Worth (that data comes as a range, so the … [Read More...]