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A Home for £41,000 ($65k) But You Have to Build it Yourself

A flat-pack barn claimed top place in a national self-build competition, backed by British television presenter Kevin McCloud A flat-pack barn, which will allow self-builders to put together a spacious and well-insulated home for just £41,000, has scooped the top prize in a national architecture competition. The two or three bedroom house uses a steel […]

Sandra Bullock Donates $1 Million to Japan Relief

Sandra Bullock is proving to be one generous actress. The Oscar winner donated $1 million to the American Red Cross this week to aid earthquake and tsunami victims in Japan, the charity told CNN on Thursday. This is the largest celebrity donation to the Red Cross since the disaster, although the charity has received other […]

Visa Adds Person-to-Person Payments in U.S.

Visa just announced the ability for U.S. Visa card holders to send and receive funds from other cardholders anywhere in the world. The system, which will hit later in 2011, will greatly increase the scope of person-to-person digital payments globally. Visa says it’s mplementing the personal-payments protocol throughout its systems in the U.S., which means […]

107 Year Old Man’s Tips For Retirement

Eight years ago, at age 99, Leonard McCracken failed an eye test for renewing his driver’s license. He put his Lincoln Continental up for sale and got $1,600. “I sold it in three days — I got a good price. I love to haggle,” he says. McCracken, who lives in Florida, has been living in […]

Richard Branson: 5 Secrets to Business Success

No. 1: Enjoy What You Are Doing. Because starting a business is a huge amount of hard work, requiring a great deal of time, you had better enjoy it. I set out to create something I enjoyed that would pay the bills. There was no great plan or strategy. The name itself was thought up […]

Green Bank

TD Bank really is now one of the greenest banks in the U.S. The company have just announced that it’s to achieve carbon neutrality, which means the bank’s energy use is offset by various energy-saving practices. TD Bank also plans to open up a LEED Platinum prototype bank later this spring in Queens Village, New York […]

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