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The DQYDJ Weekender, 9/7/2013

If anyone wants some coding freelancing, let your favorite PF writer & calculator creator know.  (Yes, my kitchen is done.)  Here's what serves as my online CV. Since everyone loves seeing my fantasy football picks, here's my auction draft results in a 10-man ESPN standard scoring league: QB Cam Newton 13 RB C.J. Spiller 62 […]

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Are You Evil? Were Your Parents? The Public School Dilemma.

Well played, Allison Benedikt... you piqued my interest with your article "If You Send Your Kid to Private School, You Are a Bad Person." article.  Combine Poe's Law with tons of social shares and it was inevitable I'd be writing a piece.  So, let's assume that Ms. Benedikt is serious, and debunk her argument... so, […]

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The DQYDJ Weekender, 8/31/2013

Happy Labor Day, friends!  Since a Monday article will go unread, I hope you enjoy this week's links - you know, because they have to stand until Tuesday. Links We Liked Do you remember Buckyballs?  Those little metallic balls that were probably on your desk a few years back?  The Consumer Product Safety Commission remembers... […]

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Part 3 of Tales of a Mortgage: The Long and Winding Road

Last October, I mentioned that I had finally hit a net worth of zero, celebrating the occasion of being officially worthless. At that point I mentioned that my next step was to buy a house. I can now say that I finally did get down and buy a house, closing a few months ago on June […]

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The DQYDJ Weekender, 8/24/2013

If you follow my life closely you'll know this is the last week (God willing!) I'll be writing with a kitchen renovation Sword of Damocles hanging over my head.  Yes, it's held there by my wife.  Here's where we are in the reno: Yeah, as soon as I publish this, it's backsplash time.  Also, that […]

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The DQYDJ Weekender, 8/17/2013

I don't know what's worst about the most recent revelations in this summer's NSA saga.  (Thanks to Barton Gellman writing at the Washington Post this time): There were 2,776 rule violations. Those rule violations only covered a one year period. Rule violations don't map 1:1 with people affected (one example?  A single violation involved 3,032 […]

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The DQYDJ Weekender, 8/10/2013

Do I really need to come up with editions when I do these roundups? Okay, fine - how about the Kafkaesque Press Conference edition.  If you don't like Kafka, sure, Orwell fits too! Remember those halcyon days of... a few months ago when our President spoke these words at the The Ohio State University Commencement? […]

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Part 2 of Tales of a Mortgage: Realtors Bite!

Last October, I mentioned that I had finally hit a net worth of zero, celebrating the occasion of being officially worthless. At that point I mentioned that my next step was to buy a house. I can now say that I finally did get down and buy a house, closing a few months ago on June […]

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Should You Care About Income When You Choose a Major?

In light of a weak job market, massive student loans debts, increasing loan defaults, more 20-somethings living at home, and, on top of it all, spiraling college costs... it's far past time to ask: Should you care about potential earnings when you choose a major? This site is no stranger to wandering into controversial topics […]

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The DQYDJ Weekender, 8/3/2013

So, since yesterday most of the other Personal Finance blogs were down... you're now reading the most popular Personal Finance blog in the world (on Friday, August 2, 2013).  That's right - more visits here than at all those other sites... combined. Links We Liked! Len Penzo's "Liviung on $40,000" series is the most refreshing […]

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