TECHKNOW: Well sited

TECHKNOW: Well sited - Remember Austin Powers' enemy Dr Evil waking from his 30-year cryogenic sleep and threatening that if he didn't get pounds 1 million he would take over the world? If you do, you'll know that a million quid just ain't what it used to

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Last Updated: 31 Aug 2010

Remember Austin Powers' enemy Dr Evil waking from his 30-year cryogenic sleep and threatening that if he didn't get pounds 1 million he would take over the world? If you do, you'll know that a million quid just ain't what it used to be. Still, the allure of reaching the magic six zeros endures, and armchairmillionaire.com promises to be just the site you need to help you achieve it - at least in US dollars. Just register, input your age, salary and when you hope to become a millionaire and the web site does the rest, giving you a personal portfolio plan and advice on where to invest.

Looking more like a prize-draw mailer than a web site, it lets you read testimonials of other users near or past their targets, watch 'countdown to a million' stats and join the armchair millionaires' community, a sort of backpat-cum-Q&A on how to make the most of your dough.

It's intriguing. And who knows what not going there might cost you?

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