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 wishes she'd received while younger … [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 OECD tabulation of savings rates across a fine … [Read more...]

Where Do Residents of the States Come From? A Demographic Study of 2012 Census Data

This article contains a calculator which allows you to input an age range and select a state and delivers demographic results broken down by country and state of origin. It uses Census Bureau data compiled by the University of Minnesota's IPUMS-USA project (2012 American Community Survey) and reports where the members of your selected age range … [Read more...]

The DQYDJ Weekender, 8/22/2014

Sorry about skipping a week, I've been pretty engrossed in my video card project hosted offsite on Hackaday's project log website.  For those who care, right before the deadline I dropped the mic by presenting the first working prototype. It's not built from scratch in the sense of "first, acquire a shovel, then build a fab"... but I assembled … [Read more...]

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 'beaten', as two-thirds of the writers on this site are, … [Read more...]

The Maximum Wage is a Horrible, Disgusting Idea

It must have been something in the water: I read multiple times in the last few weeks that the ultimate path to salvation in American economic life lies down the road to the maximum wage.  Yes, that's right - multiple articles in seemingly serious publications argued that the United States should make strides towards arbitrarily capping the amount … [Read more...]

Argentinian Lessons and the Chase of Yield

So, Argentina defaulted - for the third or fourth time in the lives of even our younger readers (For those of you keeping score at home, 1982, 1989, 2001 and now 2014).  I suppose you could make the argument that it was easy to see coming, Argentina is a serial defaulter, they haven't gotten control of their debt, etc, etc - but there is a larger … [Read more...]

The DQYDJ Weekender, 8/10/2014

Wish I could quote you folks some new, hilarious, spam... but all the recent spam has been so polite! Woah! I'm really digging the template/theme of this website. It's simple, yet effective. A lot of times it's difficult to get that "perfect balance" between superb usability and visual appearance. I must say that you've done a awesome job with … [Read more...]

Cyclically Adjusted Price to Earnings Ratio, by Country

Sometimes we feel that DQYDJ gets an unfair reputation as a solely-individual investing "beat the market" type blog.  While our most prolific writer (...me), does maintain an actively traded portfolio, we just did the math - it's only 37.4% of our equity investments. Oh, and that counts employer equity awards and holdings - needless to say, … [Read more...]

6.2% and 4.0%: Recovery, On

Well, it's not a rocketing, blatantly obvious recovery you can feel - but the current economic performance is certainly worthy of (finally) being classed a recovery. Inflation, Unemployment, GDP... and Wage Growth? We've been rambling on about inflation data for the last few months because we've seen the signs of inflation start to pick up in … [Read more...]