The DQYDJ Weekender, 11/15/2014

Once again, I'm impressed by the number of new subscribers there are to welcome... so, welcome! You know what 'they' say, "it's better to spend years searching for a good financial site than to spend years reading the wrong one." ...or something like that. Links We Liked! At Budgets are Sexy (where I didn't activate a link last week), a … [Read more...]

Guilty Until Proven Innocent: Spotlight on Asset Forfeiture

The Washington Post has recently been writing some very hard-hitting articles on an increasingly prevalent crime-fighting trend's expansion to... well, something-other-than-crime-fighting, but you be the judge. Asset Forfeiture is a legal tool that lets the government preemptively seize assets of individuals suspected of being involved in a … [Read more...]

The DQYDJ Weekender, 11/8/2014

Argh - my fantasy team is 4-5 and two recent losses came while being the second highest scoring team that week.  It's way more fun to lose big then to beat the rest of the league... wish me luck tomorrow! In case you missed it, we're trying to get to word out on our "Income Quantile by Age" calculator - so take a look if you haven't … [Read more...]

The DQYDJ Weekender, 11/1/2014

Happy Day-After-Halloween, folks, and hello to all the new readers! We like to give a roundup of other sites who wrote interesting things during the last week to 10 days or so, and we call it a Weekender.  This is that feature. Please pass us along to your friends - the currency of the web is pageviews, and you know we're vain enough to try … [Read more...]

The DQYDJ Weekender 10/18/2014

So, my promising Saturday was rudely interrupted by the galvanized downpipe to my sprinkler system springing a leak last Sunday.  I've had this amazing piece of engineering you can see above (read: hack) stopping the flow brilliantly for a week, but I'll be replacing it with PVC today. And, yes, while gracefully navigating the attic to … [Read more...]

The DQYDJ Weekender, 10/11/2014

Here's something funny: I upgraded my carry on luggage yesterday and today.  (Navali Boatswain for the laptop and an eBags "eTech 2.0 Weekender Convertible" in Olive for the carry on).  Here's another thing: I'm pretty excited about these things arriving. What would college me have to say about this?  Should present me review these things?  How … [Read more...]

The DQYDJ Weekender, 10/4/2014

That was really an excellent week of articles, was it not?  Sorry that I didn't have a calculator, but you've got to enjoy Real Estate breakdowns of Silicon Valley and, well, the art of lying.  Let me first link all the others who participated in the real estate series again: CANADA Save. Spend. Splurge.: Montreal Urban Departures: … [Read more...]

How Much Lying Do You Expect… or Do… Online?

Hey, internet.  I'm 6'0" tall. When You're Online, You Can Expect Lying... But Where? Okay, that's a lie.  Your author is 5'10" tall when measured with a tape measure at roughly midday when standing on a tile floor in thin cotton socks.  But... let me back up and approach this from a further distance. Last week, my co-writer Cameron was in … [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 skills.  The go-to example: picture the stereotypical PhD … [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 the auction: QB Aaron Rodgers 56 RB Jamaal … [Read more...]