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Must Read Money Stories for Wednesday, Jan. 28
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Must Read Money Stories for Wednesday, Jan. 28

Inequality all around. The Wall Street Journal takes a look at a new study breaking down income inequality in all 50 states. Spoiler alert: Inequality has grown everywhere. From 1979 to 2007, the top one percent of earners in each state saw their incomes increase by more than the other 99 percent. The recession made […]

Lance Armstrong would cheat again -- and the financial reason why
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Lance Armstrong would cheat again — and the financial reason why

Believe it or not, it’s been two years since cycling champion Lance Armstrong admitted to Oprah Winfrey that he used performance enhancing drugs. In an interview to be broadcast by the BBC on Thursday night, Armstrong says he would probably dope again. But he offers a financial justification for that choice. His seven Tour de […]

Hockey's Sean Avery offers some important money advice
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Hockey’s Sean Avery offers some important money advice

It’s a tale as old as professional sports. An athlete gets a multi-million dollar contract, and spends his money on the assumption that he’s actually worth what his million-dollar base salary says he’s worth. Sean Avery, the former New York Rangers center, offers some important money advice in his first article for The Players’ Tribune. […]

Why Max Scherzer's mega-contract isn't all that sweet
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Why Max Scherzer’s mega-contract isn’t all that sweet

The Washington Nationals signed Max Scherzer for seven years at the cheap price of $210 million. No, that isn’t sarcasm: Scherzer’s $210 million deal is a bargain. Before you tear your hair out by this seemingly illogical statement, you should know that the ace is deferring half his compensation, and will receive payouts of $15 […]

Must Read Money Stories for Thursday, Jan. 22
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Must Read Money Stories for Thursday, Jan. 22

Jeff Greene at Davos. The multibillionaire delivered a speech filled with warnings and pessimism about the U.S. economy at the World Economic Forum in Davos on Tuesday. Greene, who traveled to the forum with his family and two nannies on a private jet, said Americans need to “reinvent our whole system of life,” and cautioned […]

Must Read Money Stories, Tuesday, Jan. 20
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Must Read Money Stories, Tuesday, Jan. 20

Work in paradise. Good news for vacationers who can’t unplug while they’re away from the office: co-working spaces doubling as vacation retreats are popping up around the world to cater to workaholics. Some workers even stay at these destinations for an extended period time, thanks to job flexibility and an increasing desire for independence in […]

Must Read Money Stories, Monday, Jan. 19
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Must Read Money Stories, Monday, Jan. 19

Uber pitches cooperation in Europe. Uber Chief Executive Travis Kalanick announced on Sunday that the ride-service wants to work with politicians to find ways for it to operate legally in the EU. In looking to find new partnerships with European countries, Kalanick said he believes the company could create 50,000 jobs in 2015. The company, valued by investors […]

Urban Meyer's lawyer must be updating his Ohio State contract
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Urban Meyer’s lawyer must be updating his Ohio State contract

On Monday night, Ohio State (or as some call it, The Ohio State University) defeated Oregon to claim the national college football title. It should have been a lucrative day for OSU coach Urban Meyer, who has one of the richest contracts in college sports. But surprisingly, it was not. There was no bonus in […]

Must Read Money Stories, Thursday, Jan. 15
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Must Read Money Stories, Thursday, Jan. 15

The ECB’s quantitative easing mystery. It looks like the European Central Bank will attempt some form of QE this year, but it’s unclear how the bank will accomplish this. Will it buy bonds in every eurozone country in equal amounts? Or will it focus more on strong economies in Northern Europe, like Germany and Finland? […]