The DQYDJ Weekender, 12/20/2014

Unlike other blogs (which disappear completely!), we here at DQYDJ tend to slack on our Weekenders around the holidays.  This year was no different - as both Cameron and I had family around - which trumps linking out!  (And Bryan is engaged - give him your congrats!).  Oh, and I got sick and basiclly lost my voice for two days... yeah, a silly … [Read more...]

The DQYDJ Weekender, 12/6/2014

Wow, it's been three weeks since we've done one of these. In our defense, I was traveling with a 14 month old (and, well, we two adults)... and hey, we produced a bunch of articles in the meantime.  You're obviously still reading, so accept as our apology this Weekender, and don't petition us to call this series a "monthender". Links We … [Read more...]

Can You Trust Your Favorite Financial Writer?

Recently, Yahoo Finance covered an inspiring story about a 27 year old financial blogger who had already eclipsed one million dollars in net worth.  That blogger gave all the right advice - invest early, sacrifice in the present, live below your means, and (if you can) reach for those high headline numbers of savings rates - 50, 60, or 70%. Of … [Read more...]

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...]