The DQYDJ Weekender, 4/19/2014

A reminder - you can get me in audio form too!  Catch the recent episode of Stacking Benjamins, where I talk about Dollar Cost Averaging. So, we're pretty annoyed about this whole Census Bureau changing their health insurance questions thing. You know, especially considering that the Census Bureau's director started reporting to the White … [Read more...]

The DQYDJ Weekender, 4/12/2014

I'm sure you've heard, but around half the internet had been compromised for about the half year due to the so-named Heartbleed bug.  We know that it was found at least 3 times - by the NSA (probably), by Google, and by a Finnish researcher, Leena Snidate.  It has been in the wild since 2011 - if you think you're safe and those are the only three?  … [Read more...]

The DQYDJ Weekender, 4/5/2014

For those following my continuing buying-another-Les-Paul-saga (what, is this an annual tradition?), it happened again.  I sniped a cheap Ebony Les Paul from Musician's Friend (a wholly owned subsidy of Guitar Center) on eBay, only to have it cancelled the next morning as "out of stock".  Hopefully their customer care can come though - you guys are … [Read more...]

The DQYDJ Weekender, 3/30/2014

2014 has seen three Californian senators from the Democratic party face charges this year, but the entire cake was taken this last week by Senator Leland Yee, a candidate for California Secretary of State. Mr. Yee is a major supporter of gun restrictions, and has supported quite a few gun laws over the years in California: A law that would … [Read more...]

The DQYDJ Weekender, 3/22/2014

You know what's hilarious?  Being disappointed in not hitting the deadline to enter the $1,000,000,000 bracket challenge... ... and realizing you would have lost in the first game anyway!  I'm in third place in my pool after the first round, and it appears a lot of people had Duke going decently far (as did I), so I might get away with it.  I've … [Read more...]

The DQYDJ Weekender, 3/16/2014

Congratulations to our friend MM at Save. Spend. Splurge who just welcomed a 6 pound son to the world.  Here's to another fiscally smart member of the next generation! Links We Liked! We often complain on this site about financial journalists who ignore the effects of dividends.  Nelson at Financial Uproar tells us about their bizarro twins … [Read more...]

The DQYDJ Weekender, 3/9/2014

Last week was probably the most exciting week in currencies/commodities since the Hunt Brothers attempted to corner the silver market.  Newsweek found the alleged 'inventor' and early software writer of the virtual currency/commodity (which one you pick falls on your bias - consider this a pick your own adventure) Bitcoin, a retired engineer in … [Read more...]

The DQYDJ Weekender, 3/1/2014

You're reading financial blogs? Pay attention to Ukraine, folks.  (And so soon on the tails of the Olympics.  Just don't say no one saw it coming.) Links We Liked! Now that Timeless Finance is back, we're getting our RDA of snarky titles again.  Here's a piece about asset forfeiture, that amazing extralegal process in Western countries where … [Read more...]

The DQYDJ Weekender, 2/22/2014

I'm a big fan of our own post this week, in which we redid the welfare system... and, in the spirit of interactivity, allowed you to do the same thing all from the comfort of your Herman Miller. So, if you like triangle taxes and flat taxes with a negative income tax (or the more in vogue phrase - guaranteed basic income), you know where you … [Read more...]

The DQYDJ Weekender, 2/15/2014

Not much to say recently on these Weekenders - sorry for that.  Got some projects in the works that we'll be announcing either soon or... eventually.  Don't hold your breath and at the same time don't hyperventilate.  They're coming. Yes, I am looking forward to updating our signature Olympics analyses, why do you ask?  Looks like that indicator … [Read more...]