I’m writing this right after watching the New York Yankees get unceremoniously swept out of the playoffs by the Detroit Tigers. The Yankees mammoth payroll and star-studded lineup wasn’t enough to get them to the World Series.
It just goes to show that money doesn’t cure everything. No team has spent more money than the Yankees but their lineup looks tired and old and I would expect some big changes next year…although with all of the monster contracts already weighing them down it may be difficult to make adjustments without eating a lot of cash.
As a Mets fan I can’t say I’m sad to see the Yankees go, but it is a shame to watch a team that not long ago a model franchise disintegrate in the playoffs. Ownership will be tested just like any management group would and the decisions they make now will help determine their fate for years to come.
Here are some interesting articles to keep you busy over the weekend…
Following the Crowd Leads to the Slaughter House | AAAMP Blog
Make Millions More: The Difference 1% Can Make | Free Money Finance
Would You Buy an Amazon Engagement Ring? | Young and Thrifty
Let Go of Money Regrets in 5 Steps | MSN Money
Ripping off Grandma: Why seniors should practice tough love | Globe and Mail
Are You Developing Skills that Enhance Your Human Capital? | Canadian Finance Blog
How Small Blogs Became 6-figure Income Generators (and How You Can Do the Same) | Problogger
Education Majors Earn Less Regardless of Career | Consumerism Commentary
And here are a few blog carnivals I was featured in recently…