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The DQYDJ Weekender, 3/19/2016

I was one of the people who had Michigan State winning it all (apparently, so did almost a quarter of all ESPN brackets!). Is it safe to say we witnessed the greatest upset of all time yesterday?  Whatever, I'll still watch! (Also, the USC game was embarrassing - I texted my roommate with the claim […]

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The DQYDJ Weekender, 3/12/2016

Links We Liked! The Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco wrote an economic letter trying to get a grasp on why wage growth has been so weak - and how to fit wage growth into the inflation picture. An excellent manifesto from Nelson at Financial Uproar who notes that folks who need financial help the […]

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The DQYDJ Weekender, 3/5/2016

Lots happening on the Apple v. FBI backdoor story, but let's turn your attention to another branch of Government's security woes: the IRS. The IRS is one of the services we would hope is best at protecting user information - as you know, death and taxes are the only two constants in life.  Everyone has […]

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The DQYDJ Weekender, 2/27/2016

It's Berkshire Hathaway shareholder letter day!  Many of you know that Warren Buffett pens an annual note to shareholders about the company, the economy and... life.  Here's the section everyone will be talking about: America’s population is growing about .8% per year (.5% from births minus deaths and .3% from net migration). Thus 2% of […]

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The DQYDJ Weekender, 2/20/2016

Hey, a caucus on the D side from the Democrats, and a Primary on the R side from the Republicans!  Hope you're watching Nevada and South Carolina today. Links We Liked! It's the article currently breaking the internet, Talia Jane's post on low pay and high cost of living in the Bay Area. Interesting find […]

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The DQYDJ Weekender, 2/13/2016

Halfway through February already?  I guess this is what they meant when they said time travels faster as you get older. Complain, complain.  Here's a weekender! Links We Liked! Think the increased number of articles we've seen on the protesting spirit and safe spaces on campus is just a meme?  Turns out there's some research […]

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The Absurdity of 'Duty Day' Athlete Taxation

Here on Don't Quit Your Day Job... we like to defend people from absurdity – even people who can stick up for themselves. That's the case today: we'll turn our attention to an unfair tax paid by professional athletes. Let's tackle duty day taxation. What is Duty Day Taxation? Duty Day Taxation – sarcastically known […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 smoker: The schedule […]

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