$100k iPads, Startup life & more in this week's CostRefuge roundup

Each week, WalletPop looks back on the week's top personal finance stories as it joins with CostRefuge. Here are some from last week from mainstream publications and the blogosphere.

Ever wonder how some of the world's premier companies got their names? Wisebread take a look at 16 prominent companies and the backstory behind their names.

Fancy yourself as a master painter? Didn't think so. Of course what might not come naturally can always look that way with a few key supplies. Thrifty Little Blog takes a look at a few of them that might help you in your next project.