Category: Offbeat

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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The DQYDJ Weekender, 12/19/2015

Still mad that we've only been doing 1 article a week during the holidays?  We'll be back to our normal schedule after some more of this, so don't fret (too much).  For your loyalty and suffering, I updated these three calculators (through mid December): S&P 500 Dividend Reinvestment Calculator Dow Jones Industrial Average Dividend Reinvestment […]

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The DQYDJ Weekender, 12/12/2015

What, you don't like it when I post a single calculator for a whole week when it's the holidays? Enjoy this weekender, where I link to other articles I liked throughout the week! Links We Liked! The Wall Street Journal had a nice feature on the challenge and opportunity of cities over the next decades […]

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The DQYDJ Weekender, 12/5/2015

Leftover turkey barely fully eaten and we've already got our Christmas tree up!  Makes me feel like an overachiever.  (Even though my wife gets the tree-raising credit) But since I've been underachieving on these Weekenders, let me reach back a few weeks... Links We Liked! A timely piece from Paula Pant at Afford Anything: no, […]

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The DQYDJ Weekender, 11/7/2015

I'm not that removed from school - I can still remember it, anyway - but when I first heard about 'safe spaces' I thought first of the 2014 Taylor Swift song, Blank Space. I blame Nelson of Financial Uproar for the link in my head. Links We Liked! Microsoft Excel is thirty years old.  Read […]

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The DQYDJ Weekender, 10/31/2015

Boo! (USC comes up to the Bay Area today to play Cal - so, for today, let's go LA!) Links We Liked! On Reddit, a bartender accidentally saved over $100,000... and accidentally neglected to pay taxes on it. J. Money had an interesting post on becoming a brand ambassador. At Vox, some results casting shade […]

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The DQYDJ Weekender, 10/24/2015

We were in Santa Cruz this weekend - sorry about the later than normal Weekender! At least it's still the weekend though.  Here, enjoy what we enjoyed: Links We Liked Jeremy from Go Curry Cracker was near Santa Cruz this weekend, but we unfortunately weren't able to meet up with him - next time!  We enjoyed […]

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