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Fun

14 dogs and cats who make more money than you do.

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Welcome to another edition of From the Q, written by industry insider Q. Our man Q has worked in the financial services industry for over 30 years, and holds nothing back. His identity remains a secret.

Kudos to Jon Stewart for overwhelming Jim Cramer to the point of speechlessness in their joint appearance on the Daily Show Thursday. It made for great television. But, let’s not forget, that’s all it was, great television. The economic crisis wasn’t solved, and CNBC isn’t going to change its stripes. As impressive as Stewart was, [...]

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Ponzi. Such a fun word to say, isn’t it? It’s not however fun to be a Ponzi victim: Madoff’s 1,000+ victims have lost over $60 billion. Certainly it’s not a subject of humor, if your pension invested with Madoff, or if you donated to a charity that invested with him, or if you personally invested [...]

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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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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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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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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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