Michael Macklon

Michael Macklon

Michael Macklon is the Senior Editor at Investopedia.

  1. The Diner's Guide To Tipping
    Budgeting

    The Diner's Guide To Tipping

    A look at the standards for tipping service staff in some popular vacation destinations, and the rationale for each custom.
  2. Playoff Perks For Pro Athletes
    Personal Finance

    Playoff Perks For Pro Athletes

    If personal pride, a stellar resume and increased job security aren't enough incentive for some pro athletes, each league has reserved a bit of lunch money to up the ante and help tide athletes over for ...
  3. Top 5 Ways Restaurants Make You Spend More
    Budgeting

    Top 5 Ways Restaurants Make You Spend More

    The next time you eat out, watch for these common restaurant tricks that undermine your dining budget.
  4. Superstar Sportscasters’ Salaries
    Personal Finance

    Superstar Sportscasters’ Salaries

    Networks understand the importance of a great sportscaster, and that’s why these personalities collect million-dollar contracts.
  5. The 5 Most Expensive Stadiums In The World
    Personal Finance

    The 5 Most Expensive Stadiums In The World

    These cities and franchise owners spared no expense to build world-class stadiums, but not every investment paid off as originally planned.
  6. Cheap Celebrity Appearance Fees
    Personal Finance

    Cheap Celebrity Appearance Fees

    Make your next party truly epic by hiring an affordable celebrity to attend your event.
  7. 3 Superstar Athletes That Nobody Wanted
    Personal Finance

    3 Superstar Athletes That Nobody Wanted

    Professional sports teams are willing to pay big money for superstar athletes, but what happens when players don't live up to the hype?
  8. 4 Pricing Strategies That Increase Your Spending
    Personal Finance

    4 Pricing Strategies That Increase Your Spending

    Find out whether you're actually saving money, or if you're being duped into unnecessary spending.
  9. The Rise Of Labor Unions In Pro Sports
    Personal Finance

    The Rise Of Labor Unions In Pro Sports

    Most of today's pro athletes enjoy the perks that come with union membership - but this wasn't always the case.
  10. Celebrity Chef Empires
    Personal Finance

    Celebrity Chef Empires

    These chefs may not be the greatest culinary talents, but they have the business sense to make millions.
  11. Heartbreaking Pro Sports Team Relocations
    Personal Finance

    Heartbreaking Pro Sports Team Relocations

    A look at four sports teams that have gone through chaotic divorces with the cities that loved them.
  12. 5 Driving Myths That Cost You Money
    Personal Finance

    5 Driving Myths That Cost You Money

    In theory, these fuel-saving methods have some merit, but in practice many of these tips are ineffective, unsafe or both.
  13. 6 Things To Do Before You Call A Real Estate Agent
    Home & Auto

    6 Things To Do Before You Call A Real Estate Agent

    There's a lot of work to be done before you pick up the phone to list your property.
  14. Water Cooler Finance: Canadian Takeover And U.S. Tax Breaks
    Entrepreneurship

    Water Cooler Finance: Canadian Takeover And U.S. Tax Breaks

    As Wall Street set to close for the holidays, a few companies held off on their Christmas shopping to give the financial world something to talk about.
  15. Born To Be Millionaires: The Benefactors Of Big Business
    Personal Finance

    Born To Be Millionaires: The Benefactors Of Big Business

    These fortunate sons (and daughters) might be able to fit their resumes on a Post-it note, but their earnings are enormous.