Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Tuesday, April 15, 2014 2:55 pm
By Judy Martel ·

Detroit is auctioning off vacant homes for a song, but winning bidders should be prepared for sweat equity.

Wednesday, February 05, 2014 6:05 am
By Judy Martel ·

Investors are paying record auction prices for spirits.

Monday, December 02, 2013 6:00 am
By Judy Martel ·

Bidders took the prices of diamonds and art to new levels at the November auctions.

Saturday, October 19, 2013 6:05 am
By Tara Baukus Mello ·

Two limos used to transport President Kennedy will be sold in a few days.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013 6:30 am
By Judy Martel ·

Wealthy bidders are paying staggering sums at auction for precious gems.

Wednesday, August 28, 2013 6:00 am
By Judy Martel ·

The last of its kind sold at auction for roughly 10 times its sticker price.

Monday, August 05, 2013 6:00 am
By Judy Martel ·

One of the most memorable movie cars is on the auction block.

Monday, November 19, 2012 6:00 am
By Judy Martel ·

Investors who are nervous about the stock market are buying tangible assets.

Thursday, June 07, 2012 2:28 am
By Judy Martel ·

It’s hard to look beyond the dream of owning a residential island, but buying any vacant property can result in big bills.

Sunday, April 01, 2012 11:54 am
By Judy Martel ·

You wouldn’t want to put this baseball card in your bicycle spokes: A 1909 card of Pittsburgh Pirates shortstop Honus Wagner, whose nickname was “The Flying Dutchman,” will probably sell at auction for between $1.2 million and $1.5 million. The card is owned by a Texas businessman who wishes to remain anonymous.

Photo: Bloomberg

In his 21-year career with the Pirates, Wagner hit a career batting average of .327 and was known as one of the greatest players of the time. If you’re thinking anyone would be crazy to buy a baseball card for $1 million plus, it’s actually less than half the price of another Wagner baseball card.

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