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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...]

September 2014 Goal Assessment

At the end of last year, I stated that I wanted to pay down ~$34,000 in consumer debt (outside of my mortgage). I am writing today to report on both a level of success and a switch in strategy. How am I faring? In short: decently. I am not currently on track to hit my $34,000 this year. As of … [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

Being from Boston and born into a family of Boston College Alumnis... that was a particularly painful loss yesterday. (Yes, worse than the Notre Dame losses... which weren't all that unexpected, eh?) Well, it's Sunday, and I haven't shared my fantasy team yet.  10 team, let me know how I did on … [Read More...]

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