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How Do You Stack Up to Other Americans in Monthly Food Spending?

Ever wonder how much money the average American spends on food?  Eating out?  Making food at home?  How about monthly?  Care about how the 1% spend their monthly food budgets? We've got you covered! This data was released in early 2013, and tracks spending in 2011.  Click through if you access this article in a […]

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The DQYDJ Weekender 3/23/2013

Welcome to another edition of the Don't Quit Your Day Job Weekender! So, public question here - I've been asked a few times to do custom development as a contractor as a result of my work on this site (mostly because of my work on the calculators and visualizations - those are me, not Cameron […]

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When Was the All Time High in the S&P 500?

Editor: On May 8, 2013 there was a new dividend adjusted closing high in the S&P 500. Retained for posterity: On March 28, 2013 the S&P 500 Nominal Closing price 'broke' the record, so I updated the article.  Sorry, folks - based on my daily CPI adjusted total return data, we're still 3.9% off the […]

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The DQYDJ Weekender 3/16/2013

Nice day to attend a wedding, isn't it? Thanks to our friend Robert at The College Investor for highlighting us as a top-19 Investing blog.  We do our best on the investment front, even though we definitely write more on macro views versus micro.  Stay tuned for all sorts of weird writing you don't normally […]

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New Highs in the Dow Jones Industrial Average

"You are technically correct - the best kind of correct." - Bureaucrat #1, Futurama 2ACV11 - How Hermes Requisitioned His Groove Back Editor: I updated the chart to coincide with the S&P 500 breaking the nominal closing price record on March 28, 2013.  Yes, the DJIA is still at a record high - as of […]

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The DQYDJ Weekender, 3/9/2013

That was one of the most interesting weeks for civil liberties in a long time. As you know from last Weekender, our friend Derek Khanna was leading a media blitz to promote unlocking cell phones.  It coincided with a petition to get the White House to take up the unlocking issue - which we're happy […]

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5 Reasons You Shouldn't Pay Off Your Mortgage Early

I've seen the arguments, and – most likely – so have you. The talking heads agree you should pay off your mortgage. While a fine goal for your retirement, the vast majority of people have no need to pay off a mortgage early. Today I'll take up the opposite argument. For most of you, don't […]

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The DQYDJ Weekender, 3/2/2013

Since everyone is in the mood to discuss IP issues this week, let's shift gears a bit to mobile hardware (literally? Your cell phone). Actually, scratch that - back up further.  Let's talk about Michelle Rhee, Hollywood, and the Republican Party first. When most people think of "The Party of Hollywood," their thoughts turn to […]

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On Shortcuts, Originality... and Casablanca

Warning: Prose ahead. If you come here for the calculators and graphs, skip this one - it goes in our 'Offbeat' section. Editor: After this post ran, the blog in question, Finance Fox, posted an interesting apology which raises additional questions.  It appears that at least some of the plagiarized content may have come from […]

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Everything You Didn't Want to Know About the Sequester

Have you heard?  The day of reckoning is soon upon us - on March 1, 2013, the 2013 Sequestration goes into effect, and the Executive Branch must direct $85 Billion in cuts in the current year before October 1.  The Sequester was supposed to be the impetus to get the two parties to agree to […]

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