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My Current Asset Allocation

When you follow an investment writer for a while, sometimes it's impossible to pin down his or her exact thoughts on the market. Let's face it - we writers are human, and as humans, we may present biased information without even knowing it.  That can come in a number of different forms - we might … [Read More...]

The DQYDJ Weekender, 9/27/2014

It was my daughter's first birthday yesterday!  Bonus: Follow me on Twitter to see what she looked like when she was 25% younger. Also, we'd like to extend a hearty congratulations to Stacking Benjamins, the podcast which we belong to... and especially podcast host Joe Saul-Sehy.  We won a Plutus … [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...]

For Your Money, What House Should You Target in Silicon Valley?

When our friend SSS from Save. Spend. Splurge. asked us if we were interested in shining a spotlight on value-for-your-housing-buck in the Bay Area of California, we jumped at the opportunity.  Her prompt: What can you buy for $250,000, $500,000, $750,000, and $1,000,000 in your neck of the … [Read More...]

Innumeracy and the iPhone 6’s New Larger Sizes

Innumeracy is something that I've discussed in the past - both on the podcast and somewhere in the archives (buried so deep even I couldn't find it). Innumeracy is the title of an excellent book by John Allen Paulos which laments the fact that basic math skills are treated as second class … [Read More...]

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Should You Get a Degree or Drive a Truck?

Admit it – when you woke up today you asked yourself this very question – “is it better to go to college or to become a truck driver?“. Well, so did we here at DQYDJ. Inspired by a Twitter conversation from our friends JT at MoneyMamba and Matt Allen … [Read More...]