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Tax threat for buy-to-let

How far will the Chancellor go to raise money from landlords?<p>George Osborne will take centre stage on Thursday when he unveils his “mini-budget”, announcing a range of measures likely to touch on tax-free personal allowances, pensions – and property.<p>Moves to increase stamp duty and other taxes that …

Could extreme exercise help slow down the ageing process?

Every morning at 6am, 72-year-old grandmother Dr Betty Holsden-Smith enjoys the same exercise routine. She does a few crunches, lifts some weights, stretches and heads to the local track to run - for 12 hours straight.<p>Barely stopping to eat, drink or sleep, her longest "ultra-run" covered more than …

4 Tips To Master Thinking With Both Sides Of Your Brain, And Boost Creativity

Are you left-brained or right-brained? Nope. According to new research, you’re both. Here’s how to get your brain in tip-top shape with real intellectual stimulation.<p>For years, managers allowed a pop-psychology chestnut–the idea that some people favored their right brain, the domain of creativity, …

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95pc mortgages 'not weapons of mass destruction', Chancellor George Osborne says

George Osborne insists large home loans are part of a "healthy market" and "aspirational society".<p>George Osborne has used a speech in which he hailed the wider recovery of the UK economy to fight back at critics of his housing policies.<p>Several Government schemes have aimed to get lenders to …

5 Phrases You Should Never Use In An Email

If you want to sound like an intelligent person rather than a cliché-spouting robot, that is.<p>It’s way easier to rely on clichés and claptrap in your writing than to expend the energy on an original thought–one reason why the 70 emails you send a day all sound the same.<p>Is this a bad thing? Not …

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MPs may reconsider financial advice rules

There are concerns that new rules have pushed up the cost of advice, making access for low and middle earners difficult.<p>MPs have raised concerns that hundreds of thousands of low and middle-earners have been priced out of financial advice, following new rules that have pushed up prices.<p>Mark …

Financial services in top 10 'happiest' jobs for 18-25s

A survey of 18-25s has put financial services in the top 10 sectors for job satisfaction, with two thirds of young finance workers happy with their job.<p>City & Guilds, the career-training organisation, surveyed 1,100 18-25 year olds across 20 sectors to assess their "career happiness", asking how …

To take on the dollar, Brics must develop their own markets first

Even with the slowing of the Bric economies it is quite likely that, by the end of 2015, their combined GDP will be similar to that of the US.<p>Admittedly, much of the growth these days is being driven by China as the other three Bric nations struggle not only to maintain growth rates, but also seem …

House prices spiral up in 'virtuous circle'

Rising house prices, growing numbers of first-time buyers and a drop in mortgage defaults have combined to give Britain’s housing market a dramatic uplift, new figures have revealed.<p>Property values are rising at their fastest rate for three years and first-time buyers are at a six-year high, new …

Amazon 'will give its mobile phone away for free'

Amazon is planning to give away its upcoming mobile phone for free, according to reports.<p>The retail giant is expected to offer customers the gadget free of charge via its website, despite talking to wireless carriers about selling the product through them.<p>Amazon, which makes the hugley popular …

How To Make Money Without A Job

Before joining the staff of Forbes in July of 2011, I was happily self-employed for 23 years. For much of this time my husband and I ran two mostly unrelated home-based businesses. He worked in his office in the front of the house, while I was in mine across the hall. Our office doors were usually …

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Prince's Charities create 125,000 entrepreneurs: "I am enormously proud," said His Royal Highness

On the eve of Celebrating Enterprise, a week dedicated to the celebration of small businesses, The Prince of Wales reveals that his charities have created 125,000 entrepreneurs worldwide. He talks exclusively to The Telegraph.<p>The Prince’s charities have helped create more than 125,000 entrepreneurs …

This mind-reading headset gives you the power of the force: http://f-st.co/oFMQx7M The Emotiv Insight not only bridges the electro-communicational gap between one's brain and computer, but also allows users to track their brain activity in real-time and even monitor their mental health

Australia 'open for business' says new PM Tony Abbott

Australia's business community cheered the election victory of Tony Abbott over the weekend and British investors and companies also have cause to welcome a more stable conservative government "down under".<p>Declaring that Australia is now "open for business" was Mr Abbott's first statement of intent …

Live Chat!

Fast Company Reports Live From The September 10 Apple Announcement<p>Join Fast Company's Alice Truong, Mark Wilson, Kit Eaton, and Noah Robischon as they report live from Cupertino, Chicago, New York City, and beyond during Apple's next product announcement on September 10, 2013. Will Apple unveil an …

Airbnb And The Unstoppable Rise Of The Share Economy

On paper, Frederic Larson is just one data point in five years of U.S. government statistics showing underemployment in dozens of industries and stagnant income growth across the board. The 63-year-old photographer with two children in college was downsized by the San Francisco Chronicle in 2009. …

Cities offering the biggest returns to landlords

Buy-to-let properties outside of London offer the highest rental yields with some areas returning 10pc or more.<p>Buy-to-let properties in Birmingham and Kent are producing the highest rental yields for landlords, research shows.<p>Landords in Nechells, Birmingham and New Romney, Kent are collecting …