Author: PK

PK started DQYDJ in 2009 to research and discuss finance and investing and help answer financial questions. He's expanded DQYDJ to build visualizations, calculators, and interactive tools. PK is in his mid-30s and lives in New Hampshire with his wife, kids, and dog.
The DQYDJ Weekender, 1/28/2023

Hey folks! I'm still here, don't worry. Yes, it's been a while since I addressed you directly (by my math, it's been since... January of last year). But everything's great over here. By way of a reason – not an excuse – last year, we moved from California to New Hampshire, and the new house has […]

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2022 NASDAQ Return

The NASDAQ returned -33.47% in 2022. Using a better calculation, which includes dividend reinvestment, the NASDAQ returned -32.54%. The 2022 NASDAQ Return: Even in Tech You Should Reinvest The above returns assumed you bought the NASDAQ index at the open on January 3rd, 2022 and sold at close on December 30, 2022. Prefer a "full […]

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2022 Dow Jones Industrial Average Return

The Dow Jones Industrial Average returned -8.74% in 2022. Using a better calculation including dividend reinvestment, the Dow Jones returned -6.86%. 2022 Dow Jones Industrial Average Return: Reinvest Your Dividends I ran the above calculation for an index purchase at open on January 3rd, 2022 and sold at close on December 30, 2022. This is […]

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2022 S&P 500 Return

The S&P 500 Price index returned -19.64% in 2022. Using a better calculation which includes dividend reinvestment, the S&P 500 returned -18.32%. Maximizing 2022 S&P 500 Return: Buy It, Hold It, and Reinvest It The numbers I just quoted you assume you did all your investing in a single year. Specifically, I assumed you bought […]

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Income by City Calculator and Income Stats by City

In this post, find an income by city comparison calculator and statistics such as average income by city and median income by city for the United States in 2022. It includes data for 261 metro areas, and summary data for residents outside those metros. You can compare or filter on either household or individual income. Below the calculator, find […]

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Average Income by Age plus Median, Top 1%, and All Income Percentiles

In this post are United States individual income brackets by age for 2022. You'll also find average income by age, median, and top 1% by age. Individual incomes here are limited to Americans who worked (or wanted to work) in full-year 2021. Incomes are gross (pre-tax) – and earned between January and December 2021. If […]

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Income by Education: Average, Top One Percent, Median, and Percentiles

Below, find United States average individual income by education and median individual income by education in 2022. Per tradition, also find the top 1% and individual income percentiles by education in the attached percentile calculator. Find the statistics for people with education attainment: Average and Median Income by Education Overall in 2022, the median individual […]

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Income Percentile by Sex: Average, Median, Top 1% Income and a Calculator

Here, find a United States income percentile by sex calculator for male income percentile and female income percentile in the United States in 2022. You'll also find an average, median, and top 1% income breakdown by sex. Income by Sex: Selected 2022 Statistics We divided results in this post to separate earnings for males and […]

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Income by Race: Average, Top One Percent, Median, and Inequalities

On this page, find United States average individual income by race and ethnicity and median individual income by race and ethnicity in 2022. You'll also find the top 1% individual income by race and ethnicity and an income by race and ethnicity calculator (and visualization). Incomes are earned between January and December 2021. Optionally, plot […]

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Historical US Home Prices: Monthly Median from 1953-2022

Below, I provide and graph historical monthly median single-family home values in the United States. Significantly, this data is non-seasonally adjusted and based on sales of existing homes. The data includes home prices from January 1953 until now. Find my historical home price series using nominal prices and one adjusted for inflation. The tool automatically checks for data updates weekly, but […]

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