X Files

The $1oo Laptop Computer

I found this article quite interesting and promising. The Media Lab at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology has come up with detailed specifications for a $100 windup-powered laptop which would be targeted at children in developing nations. The proposed design…

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Bankruptcy Quote

“Capitalism without bankruptcy is like Christianity without hell.” – Frank Borman, former CEO of bankrupt Eastern Airlines

Housing

Million Dollar Homes

A million dollar home isn’t what it used to be according to an article at usatoday.com: The surge in high-end prices has happened quickly. The Census Bureau’s 2004 American Community Survey found 1,034,386 homes worth at least $1 million in…

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Cars

Hybrid Car Saving Myth

An interesting article at money.com that exposes the saving money myth behind hybrid cars. The assumption is that since hybrid cars get better gas mileage, they save you money. While they do get better gas mileage, the reality is that…

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Cars

Driving & Money

I am back from my short trip to the US and I had a few observations on my travels. With gas prices as high as they are, I guess I would expect people to slow down a bit to save…

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Saving Money

Call and Save

One of the easiest ways to save money is to simply call the company and ask for a better price. This is especially easy when it comes to services that are offering deep discounts to try and lure you away…

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