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May 2011 Blog Posts (797)

IMAGINE 5

Hey guys out there !!



Here is Vici again, your special Road Runner Reporter for fast money tips!



You've got one or two hours of time left to spare and also no money left in your purse? Best conditions for …

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Added by Victoria Drawell on May 2, 2011 at 7:15pm — No Comments

Power

I think that in todays world it is very hard for people to save engergy because of our life styles. People have long communtes to school and to work. Not everybody drive a Prius. But there are lots of ways to help sve gas and other earth materials. For transportation people carpool and take the bart.

Added by Steven on May 2, 2011 at 6:31pm — No Comments

Hunger

Today many people starve through out the world. We here in the USA do not understand what everybody is going through. It is a very tough time for a lot. There needs to be a way for more people to donate their time and effort.

Added by Steven on May 2, 2011 at 6:27pm — No Comments

LEARN 5

I think th

at money only can work when two requirements are fulfilled:



1. Money must have the same value for everybody

2. The value of money must be visible




The first point, I think, is achieved. Of course you can by nearly nothing for 1 € in Europe but you can do your wh*** buying for one week with 1 € in Africa. But over large areas the first point is fulfilled. And for the moment it isn’t very important for the poor Africans that they…

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Added by Victoria Drawell on May 2, 2011 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Local Food Security

I helped mulch and replant plants at the local garden.

Added by Brewster William Parsons on May 2, 2011 at 4:32pm — No Comments

Kiva - Empower people around the world with a 25$ loan



I think the idea of ​​micro credits is very good. In relation to the micro-credit, I found the website Kiva.org. The internet platform make it possible to give people in the third world a little credit. On kiva.org you can read what the credit is required for, in which period it shall be repaid and for example, how high is the chance that the… Continue

Added by Arndt on May 2, 2011 at 3:40pm — No Comments

The "e" will change the world!

This is Jens Riewa live from Hamburg. Today is a big day as the new world-currency “e” is started.



More on that live from Marcel Feichtinger on one of the launching events from Berlin.



Thank you Jens. Today indeed is a special day. It…

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Added by Marcel Feichtinger on May 2, 2011 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Success through micro-credit





I was kept informed about micro-credit and find that it is a good thing. Often, poor people will not get credits to realize their ideas. This is not only in countries of the third world, but also for example Germany. In Germany, awards the "GLS Bank" these micro-credits. Just because people are poor, it does not mean that they can… Continue

Added by Timo on May 2, 2011 at 1:03pm — No Comments

Alternative currencies

This is a very interesting and on the other side a very difficult issue i think. First i found a video about local currencies:







And now the questions are: How should we solve this problem? Will there be a chance to invent a global new currency which has a social component or which concentrates more on the exchange of goods than making profit? Or should… Continue

Added by Fabian Rose on May 2, 2011 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Micro Loan human right

This is Benjamin Maag reporting from the UN conference in Johannesburg South Africa.



Today is steeped in history. The UN member states compounded on a new article in the UN charta. It says that every individual in a less developed country has to be granted a mirco loan to start a business. This is a big step forward. From now on poor people have the possibility to get out of poverty on their own.…



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Added by Benjamin Maag on May 1, 2011 at 9:46pm — No Comments

Kiva

I lend 25 Dollars to Gladyse via Kiva.



Gladyse is 44 years old and is married, with one child who is four years old. Gladyse sells various foodstuffs in her business, such as sugar, breads, biscuits, tomato sauce, bonbons, etc. Gladyse has had her business for 1 year. Her business is open from 8am until 7pm every day. This business is well-organized.



Gladyse has requested a loan from Kiva, via Vision Finance Company, in order to expand her business by purchasing more… Continue

Added by Sven Schmittbuettner on May 1, 2011 at 7:07pm — No Comments

Micro-loan

I'm in for the micro loan. It is simple one of the most effective instruments for helping people all over the world.

Its nothing for me, a great opportunity for them. And if they succeed, I get my money back! According to kiva, chances a high, over 98%. Not a high risk. Maybe I will do this on a monthly based in the future, deepens on how this will work out. I'm very…

Added by Bjoern Roehr on May 1, 2011 at 6:00pm — No Comments

A Blast From the Past

I learned at school that during times of inflation, in the 1930s, trade with goods was more popular, and that cigarettes as a currency were accepted. Some things change.

 

Others not.

 

Here we go. Yesterday a freind of mine celebrated birthday and we went to a club after dinner. It was usually crowded, a lot of people around and after a while guy came to me asking if I can help him.



We had a chat. He was an american and he did not have enough Euros…

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Added by Robert Bouda on May 1, 2011 at 5:49pm — No Comments

Paperless





World premier: The "BJ-Bank" provides paperless money transfer, everywhere! With all existing currencies, including your self-created ones! 



You need: Create an account on their website and they will send you a card. This card looks like a credit card, but it is far more. It is able to receive and send information via…

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Added by Bjoern Roehr on May 1, 2011 at 5:30pm — No Comments

helping people to help themselves - Microfinance

There a people with brilliant ideas, but no money or capital. For many centuries, such people couldn't flourish. But micro-finance (micro-transactions) changed that.

They're used to help even the poorest farmer in developing states to start a healthy business. That worked/works so successful, that they're now applied in well developed contries.



For example, the kfw bankgroup (german) is expending in this new market.… Continue

Added by Bjoern Roehr on May 1, 2011 at 5:13pm — No Comments

Peanuts?!

Hillmar Kopper a, in my opinion, infamous manager, formerly chief executive of the Deutsche Bank AG, called liablitites of 50 million D-Mark, peanuts.

 

Peanuts...

 

Meaning that this is not a noteworthy amount of money. This incident occured in 1994. As I heard of that I just had two questions in mind: What is the value of money? If 50.000.000 D-Mark are peanuts, do we need money at all?

 

Today I know:

 

We need…

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Added by Robert Bouda on May 1, 2011 at 5:08pm — No Comments

Private loans - money from me for you!

While surfing the web about the future of money I came across pages that arranges loans between private people. I think that is a really good idea. The banks can provide companies with money; people can provide each other with money. As in the moment you get very little return when you put your money on the bank whereas the banks get very cheap money from the central banks. Also a credit is still not cheap. The banks make a lot of money.

With private loans the two parties meet in the…

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Added by Marcel Feichtinger on May 1, 2011 at 8:30am — No Comments

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