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Is the Stock Market Making You Anxious?

We read with great interest - and perhaps a little incredulity - the recent Wall Street Journal piece reminding investors that a little stock market anxiety can be a good thing. Now, don't get us wrong - that conclusion is exactly right.  If you're of the mind that the stock market can be … [Read More...]

The DQYDJ Weekender, 8/22/2014

Sorry about skipping a week, I've been pretty engrossed in my video card project hosted offsite on Hackaday's project log website.  For those who care, right before the deadline I dropped the mic by presenting the first working prototype. It's not built from scratch in the sense of "first, … [Read More...]

What is the Savings Rate in Other Countries?

Savings articles tend to be among the most popular articles here on DQYDJ (as in our most popular savings article - our Savings Rate Calculator for determining when you can retire), but we often concentrate on our own savings rate... or at most the savings rate of America.  When we saw a link to an … [Read More...]

How Canada’s Real Estate Market is Like Beanie Babies

Remember Beanie Babies?  Those adorable little stuffed (with beans!) animals which set off a crazy toy bubble of epic proportions, right before the ensuing Tickle Me Elmo bubble really took off.  Yep, the 1990s were bullish for toys every bit as much as they were bullish for technology. Around a … [Read More...]

The DQYDJ Weekender, 8/10/2014

Wish I could quote you folks some new, hilarious, spam... but all the recent spam has been so polite! Woah! I'm really digging the template/theme of this website. It's simple, yet effective. A lot of times it's difficult to get that "perfect balance" between superb usability and visual … [Read More...]

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The Four Pillars of Personal Finance

Both my co-writer Cameron and I have recently penned screeds on a worrisome trend we've seen in Personal Finance blogs - the hyperbolic obsession with "Debt Zero".  "Debt Zero" is, of course, the idea that above all else Debt Must Be Paid Down (or … [Read More...]