Category: Offbeat

The DQYDJ Weekender, 4/16/2016 Weekly Roundup

I'm still working hard behind the scenes on the site right now.  Hopefully we'll be able to announce a few things soon. We'll be 'normal' again by May. Also, since it's a reason many of you come here... I updated our 3 heavily trafficked reinvestment calculators. Dow Jones Dividend Reinvestment Calculator S&P 500 Dividend Reinvestment […]

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The DQYDJ Weekender, 4/9/2016

Sorry for the growing pains recently! As you saw in the last Weekender, I had wanted to move to a VPS this year... but my timeline was a few months out (the reason will become obvious in the near future).  Please bear with us a while longer, and let us know if things break in […]

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The DQYDJ Weekender, 4/3/2016 Weekly Roundup

Don't Quit Your Day Job... is now finally on a Virtual Private Server. Sorry we've been so unreachable lately and had to turn comments off, but now you know why - we packed up and moved to Webfaction's $30 plan.  That's 2GB RAM, 45GB storage and 2 cores all to ourselves, and plenty of freedom […]

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The DQYDJ Weekender, 3/26/2016 Weekly Roundup

It's finally over, the Citi Forward is cutting its 5% categories, without a real alternative to switch to: I'm sure this is a sign of something - your thoughts on exactly what are appreciated!  Extended low interest rates?  Rewards programs running dry?  Credit CARD Act finally catching up to us? Links We Liked! We've been […]

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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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