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A grab bag of stories

As I read articles on the internet, I throw the most interesting ones into a list that I hope to share with you.

From time to time, I’m able to weave a narrative around a collection of stories. Sometimes I can’t.

Today is one of those days where you get some interesting stories with no connection to one another other than I think they are interesting. Enjoy!

First – my good friend Ramit Sethi of I Will Teach You To Be Rich has a new podcast! He talks with regular people about money and really dives deep. The first episode features a couple who started a baklava business together and it’s spicy!

Check out Ramit’s new podcast

Cities That Will Pay You To Move There [Accidental FIRE] – “The website is a central hub to find places in the United States currently offering incentives to relocate. As of this post some of the cities that will pay you to relocate are as diverse as Honolulu Hawaii, Augusta Maine, and uh, Baltimore Maryland.”

The Billionaire Playbook: How Sports Owners Use Their Teams to Avoid Millions in Taxes [ProPublica] – “Owners like Steve Ballmer can take the kinds of deductions on team assets — everything from media deals to player contracts — that industrialists take on factory equipment. That helps them pay lower tax rates than players and even stadium workers.”

Wild Superyacht Secrets I Learned When I Became a Deckhand [Bloomberg] – “The to-do list I shared with the eight other crew members included tweezing fried chicken crumbs off the teak flooring, acting as a human clothes rack on seven-figure shopping sprees, and ferrying to the middle of nowhere to pick up caviar. If you thought life was always glam aboard a superyacht, here’s proof that it’s super-not.”

Hachiko: The True Story of a Loyal Dog That Waited at Train Station for Deceased Owner [Cesar’s Way] – “Ueno never came home from work, as he suffered a brain hemorrhage and died. Of course, Hachi had no idea about this, so the loyal dog continued to wait for his owner’s return. Every day like clockwork, when the train would appear, so would Hachi, searching for Ueno. Hachi’s fidelity earned him the nickname “the faithful dog.” Hachi never gave up hope and continued to wait for more than nine years for his owner to return” That’s loyalty.