November 1, 2019

This week’s weirdest ways to spend money

Here are this week’s weirdest ways to spend money.

Spending $50 for a giraffe costume doesn’t exactly make financial sense (come on, though… sometimes it’s worth it).

But that’s just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to strange spending. Here are some of the bizarre buys we stumbled across this week:

  • Macallan Fine and Rare 60-Year-Old 1926, $1.9m: A rare bottle of this hoity-toity hooch recently sold for $1.9m, outpouring previous records to become the most expensive spirit ever sold at auction.
  • Kurt Cobain’s dirty cardigan, $334k: A cigarette-burned sweater worn by the Nirvana frontman during his MTV “Unplugged” performance went for top dollar in a recent sale.
  • A law degree that doesn’t let you practice law, $35.6k: Some online schools offer an Executive Juris Doctor (EJD) degree. But, as BuzzFeed reports, recipients can’t become attorneys. The only thing worse than student loans? Student loans for fake degrees.
  • Christie’s “Princie” diamond, $39.3m: A massive, 34.65 carat pink diamond called “the Princie” recently sold for $39.3m to a member of the Qatari royal family — despite ongoing controversy about whether the diamond was stolen.

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