From the monthly archives:

February 2009

What is it about wealth that fascinates us? Some think of the televisions, jewelry, and Ferraris that great wealth can buy. Perhaps others think of a purchasing a billionaire’s mansion. Still others may find the appeal of money in the women that it can help attract. But here at Bankling (where finance geeks reign supreme), [...]

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If you think this recession is bad, imagine what life was like during the Great Depression of the 1930s. Presented below are my favorite five photos from that era. Hopefully, our current economic situation won’t get this bad. But if it does, at least it will be in color.

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With salaries of the world’s top athletes rising and the value of some sports franchises going through the roof, sports economics has become a hot topic in the past decade. From stadium naming rights to lucrative television deals, teams and athletes far and wide are cashing in on entertaining sports fans like never before. Below, [...]

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As web searches have recently shown, Americans are very worried about the economy. So it wasn’t a moment too soon that the Obama administration announced the launch of Recovery.gov. A week later, he also mentioned it in a widely syndicated speech, so I’m guessing thousands of Americans are now logging onto the site to see [...]

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Let’s all admit it: we have an RSS problem. Well, a lot of us do, anyway, and I certainly do–by last count, I have over 100 feeds which I subscribe to in Google Reader. Every once in a while, you have to do some spring cleaning, and remove some of the blogs you’re no longer [...]

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People are finally getting the message: the economy is bad right now. Still, you can still hear the doubters on occasion; “Ford didn’t need the bailout, even if GM did;” “the whole mortgage crisis and foreclosure stuff is blown out of proportion;” “our infrastructure isn’t crumbling–that’s just the alarmists and media talking.” This is one [...]

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Does the plunging real estate market have you down in the dumps? A continuation of our Fun series takes a gander at the world’s most ridiculously priced homes. One glance at these prices will have you forgetting about the market tumble in a hurry!

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I came across a popular story and comment thread on Tip’d, concerning whether or not Americans thought they would be getting a second stimulous check in 2009. My curiousity having been piqued, I searched teh Googles to see what other people thought.

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OK, I’ll level with you. I love to preach frugality, savings, and social justice as much as anyone in the world. But if you handed me a few billion dollars, I don’t think I’d be able to resist: my first order of business would be to call Sotheby’s or Ferrari, and say: “I’d like your most expensive car, please. On the double!”

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Hello world!

by Jimmy A on February 18, 2009

Hello world! We are Bankling. You’re a web savvy PF nerd. More to come shortly. In the meantime: read Lifehacker, GetRichSlowly, or Mashable.

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