Happy November! Welcome back to the DQYDJ Weekender, the least scheduled and most random series on DQYDJ... and probably all the sites you regularly read.
There's no substantive post today. I'll hold off on any new posts until after the US elections.
But I do have some updates for you all – I hope you enjoy.
Site UX Updates
If you haven't been on the site for a while, I updated it to add a second row to the header. I've also added all the categories – and our top posts – to the home page.
All of the most popular categories are just a click away for you now (the rest are in the footer).
Secondary to that, for all the popular categories – save Personal Finance (which is enormous and will take a while) – I've made actual landing pages to catalog the top posts.
Please give your favorites a try (and of course let me know if you see anything weird – they're still new!):
As a bonus: if you've only been following the newsletter, a few smaller posts and tools will be new to you.
With the SCF and CPS dropping nearly simultaneously, I had a pretty wild time updating all the old net worth and income posts (and adding the new ones like the 'by year' tools/research).
At this point, we're caught up to the popular aged posts in the archive. That means I'll be working on some new topics.
It seems (using the scientific what are people mailing about indicator, haha) that folks want to see some original research on debt, asset allocations, 'target' net worth, and more nuanced posts on savings. I'll look into some of them – but I want to approach them in a more subjective way than the me-too sites out there. Please hold tight.
For those waiting on investing tools and topics: I'm looking at the stock return calculator's splits and IPO handling (ugh). Watch this space or stay subscribed, I'll let you know.
And for new tools, the highest demand investment tool is one on mutual funds. I'm still evaluating this – remember, in my defense, there are more mutual funds than stocks(!). But, seriously, I would love to add mutual funds to the return calculator lineup. I'll see what I can do.
Yeah, and the NASDAQ too. But you long time readers know that one may stay vaporware for a while, haha.
Stay Healthy and Safe – and Thank You
I hope you're staying healthy and safe. If you're in the US, the third COVID wave looks real as we head into winter. Keep your immune systems strong, work out, supplement as needed, and take any necessary precautions.
Even if you eventually get COVID, delaying that event as long as possible for science and medicine to play out in the meantime can only help.
On a closing note, let me thank you – again – for being a reader.
Last month a bit more than 700,000 folks visited DQYDJ. For the first time, we cleared 1 million pageviews. And you did it with style – it wasn't even really close.
I'm humbled. I'm so thankful you continue to read a site with a joke for a name... and take it seriously. I have a lot of fun writing prose and code for this incredible audience.
Let's put 2020 in the rear-view mirror and have an amazing time together – thank you for reading, stay safe, and all the best in November.