The DQYDJ Weekender, 1/30/2016

Disappointing last weekend for me - no Patriots last second miracle in the Super Bowl incoming.  Brady looked flat - I'm wondering if someone snuck some nightshades into his hotel food.  Call it my eggplant conspiracy theory. Links We Liked! Piece of the week: Political Calculations calculated the price of Campbell's Soup cans back to 1897 to … [Read more...]

The DQYDJ Weekender, 1/16/2016

The stock market's down, and you didn't win the Powerball.  Too bad, them's the break, eh? Well, at least we'll always have football. Go Patriots! Links We Liked! Have you ever felt too cheap?  Anne at Money Propeller discusses the other side of the problem. Political Calculations has another nice post on companies making dividend cut … [Read more...]

The DQYDJ Weekender, 12/25/2015

(We're a day early for the weekend, aren't we?  Well... close enough.) Merry Christmas to all of our Christmas-celebrating-and-recognizing readers!  We hope you're all having an excellent time with friends and family.  And, of course, eating some amazing things. Here's what we've got going later today, a 13 pound turkey in the … [Read more...]

The DQYDJ Weekender, 12/19/2015

Still mad that we've only been doing 1 article a week during the holidays?  We'll be back to our normal schedule after some more of this, so don't fret (too much).  For your loyalty and suffering, I updated these three calculators (through mid December): S&P 500 Dividend Reinvestment Calculator Dow Jones Industrial Average Dividend … [Read more...]

The DQYDJ Weekender, 12/12/2015

What, you don't like it when I post a single calculator for a whole week when it's the holidays? Enjoy this weekender, where I link to other articles I liked throughout the week! Links We Liked! The Wall Street Journal had a nice feature on the challenge and opportunity of cities over the next decades - since, you know, a dominating … [Read more...]

The DQYDJ Weekender, 12/5/2015

Leftover turkey barely fully eaten and we've already got our Christmas tree up!  Makes me feel like an overachiever.  (Even though my wife gets the tree-raising credit) But since I've been underachieving on these Weekenders, let me reach back a few weeks... Links We Liked! A timely piece from Paula Pant at Afford Anything: no, renting isn't … [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...]

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...]

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...]

The DQYDJ Weekender, 8/22/2015

I haven't done a Weekender for some time, sorry about that!  I had been polishing up the video card I've been working on, which I'm happy to say is in very usable shape (if you are inclined to build one, that is, not buy one).  For you technical folks, here is a link. Otherwise, let's highlight some good pieces! Our friend Sandi Martin … [Read more...]

The DQYDJ Weekender, 7/25/2015

It's been a long time since I've written up a weekender - apologies for that!  My wife and I have been on vacation (I don't think we warned you anywhere; apologies for a second time) and we just got back.  The Weekender, unfortunately, wasn't at the top of our priorities list during that time - but now that we're back, expect more frequent … [Read more...]

The DQYDJ Weekender, 6/20/2015

I've got the motivation back on my graphics card project, ever since getting it running on a Raspberry Pi the other day.  Follow along here if you're interested in the "engineering hobby" side of PK.  (Yeah, yeah... I know - I have "interesting" hobbies.) Otherwise, you're in the right spot - the finance spot. Links We Liked! Hey, look, an … [Read more...]