Gobble Gobble: Historical Turkey Cost and Production since the 1940s!

Happy Thanksgiving, on day early! I figured we'd make a post poultry themed, since tomorrow 80% of our readers or so will be celebrating Thanksgiving.  Thanks to the USDA, I quickly grabbed two series: Turkey sales prices, in dollars per pound Total turkey production, in pounds Unlike most of our articles - these are unadjusted for … [Read more...]

AirBNB and Real Estate Prices

San Francisco residents recently voted on Proposition F - a measure introduced on the ballot (supported by community organizers, some landlords and unions representing hotels most prominently) which intended to limit short-term rentals to 75 days annually and allowed a few other provisions for lawsuits against private owners in violation of city … [Read more...]

The DQYDJ Weekender, 11/7/2015

I'm not that removed from school - I can still remember it, anyway - but when I first heard about 'safe spaces' I thought first of the 2014 Taylor Swift song, Blank Space. I blame Nelson of Financial Uproar for the link in my head. Links We Liked! Microsoft Excel is thirty years old.  Read a bit about the early days! Our friend Jason Hull … [Read more...]

The DQYDJ Weekender, 10/31/2015

Boo! (USC comes up to the Bay Area today to play Cal - so, for today, let's go LA!) Links We Liked! On Reddit, a bartender accidentally saved over $100,000... and accidentally neglected to pay taxes on it. Sam the Financial Samurai had an excellent piece on hustling even while working a day job - relevant for DQYDJ readers!  Don't become … [Read more...]

The DQYDJ Weekender, 10/24/2015

We were in Santa Cruz this weekend - sorry about the later than normal Weekender! At least it's still the weekend though.  Here, enjoy what we enjoyed: Links We Liked Jeremy from Go Curry Cracker was near Santa Cruz this weekend, but we unfortunately weren't able to meet up with him - next time!  We enjoyed his most recent post on … [Read more...]

Riding the Market Weather

June 29th, 2006. It was an innocuous day as the stock market was booming in the post-9/11 recovery. The economy was torrid and the unemployment rate was 4.6% in the USA. That fall, I opened up my checking account with Charles Schwab with their floating-rate free checking account (with no minimums or ATM fees) was paying 4.50% interest. That … [Read more...]

The DQYDJ Weekender, 10/17/2015

Haven't updated you on the weekend for a while... so how about we take a look at a fantasy football team I'm starting to like a lot?  (This is in a ten team league - but even then, good, right?) Cameron will tell you I had too many RBs - I just traded Eddie Lacy away too (to pick up Allen). And the best part about ESPN fantasy football?  … [Read more...]

Selling Out (Part 2 of 4 on my move to San Francisco)

In Part One of this series, I talked about my overall transition to San Francisco. In this entry, I'll talk about some of the stresses involved in moving and cleaning up the personal finance life along with the move. As I wrote about in a series of posts in 2013, I purchased a house in Texas... Lovely carpeted bathroom. Oldest and smallest in … [Read more...]

The DQYDJ Weekender, 9/5/2015

Still working on that video card - would you buy one?  Think of it: nostalgia at early 90s quality graphics!  Who needs more than 256 colors? Anyway, here's the awesome links we read this week! Links We Liked! Financial Uproar discusses an under-discussed aspect of retirement planning - your mental facilities when it comes to managing your … [Read more...]

The DQYDJ Weekender, 8/29/2015

For those of you following my open source video card build, VGATonic, it's moving onto the next round in the 2015 Hackaday Prize!  You can follow along over here. As for our normal fare, here you go! Our friend Jason Hull launched a financial help product (and related web site) - check out myFinancialAnswers; it looks like he's got a good … [Read more...]