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WAYS TO CONTROL YOUR DEBT. REASON 5 IS...


Posted on: April 22nd, 2014 by Chris M 3 Comments
I read an article total on the Times Live website where the head of financial wellness at Momentum, Estelle Scholtz-Mare, said that South Africans are spending 76% of their income on debt. The article is fueled from the point of view that because of the debt people aren't saving. What's worse is that it's reported that 24% of the loans were in arrears of 30 days or more and 16% of the borrowers had missed repaymen...

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TECH STOCKS DROP – VCS RETHINK...


Posted on: April 20th, 2014 by Chris M 5 Comments
I've emersed myself in technology for over 2 decades and have seen a lot of amazing things along the way. One thing that I've watched quite closely that has always astonished me is the funding of technology ventures that do not have direct revenue models. I'd like to think of myself as a fairly experienced business man and if there's one thing I've learnt, a primary function of a business is to make money. So when it...

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WORLD’S LARGEST AQUARIUM –...


Posted on: April 19th, 2014 by Chris M No Comments
Last week the Buiness Book of World Records announced that China has set a record for the world's largest aquarium, Chimelong Ocean Kingdom. Not only did they claim the world's largest, they also claimed another 4 records which include: largest underwater viewing dome, largest aquarium tank, largest aquarium window and largest acrylic panel. The aquari...

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7 TRADERS WORTH FOLLOWING ON TWITTER


Posted on: April 18th, 2014 by Chris M No Comments
I hear a lot of people who have started using Twitter saying that they gave it a go but didn't find much purpose for it. The problem in my opinion is that people often don't know how to turn Twitter usage into value. When I started trading on the stock markets I was hungry for information and when you see how much information is available you literally manic, I know I did. There are 100,000 different books, there are...

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THE CNN MONEY FEAR AND GREED INDEX


Posted on: April 15th, 2014 by Chris M No Comments
Yesterday I was going on about the new JSE website and how they could have done something really innovative within the financial industry, fortunately tonight I can talk about something in the financial industry that is innovative. Introducing the Fear and Greed Index...

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THE NEW JSE WEBSITE


Posted on: April 14th, 2014 by Chris M 17 Comments
Before I write anything I'd like to mention that a friend said to me that I usually put forward a more considered, impartial opinion in response to a Facebook status update I made about the website. He is dead right, I usually do but in this case, as a daily user of the JSE I felt horribly let down by the redesign and there were too many factors that prompted my disappointmen...

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NEW CICHLID TANK – 1 WEEK UPDATE


Posted on: April 13th, 2014 by Chris M 8 Comments
For those of you who are interested in my aquarium hobby, you'll have noticed some photographs on Instagram showing that I decided to end my affair with high tech planted aqua...

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OPENING AN INTERNATIONAL BANK ACCOUNT AS...


Posted on: April 10th, 2014 by Chris M No Comments
For those of you who follow me on Facebook or Twitter, you'll know that I've been in the process of opening up an International bank account. The good news is that the account is now open and I'm able to transact with it. The process was a great deal easier than I expected, but because a few of you have asked me about it, I have decided to blog about my experience. After a good amount of research I decided to go w...

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BEFORE YOU TRADE, KNOW YOUR LINGO!


Posted on: April 2nd, 2014 by Chris M No Comments
Although I've been trading shares for about a year, my knowledge is still nowhere near where I would like it to be. I'm learning as much as I possibly can in and around running the company, but I keep coming back to something I told a friend: Investing with uncertainty is like going to the casino and throwing some money on a roulette table. What I have done during the past year though is try to learn as much as poss...

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COMPREHENSIVE MONTHLY BUDGET TEMPLATE...


Posted on: April 2nd, 2014 by Chris M 12 Comments
If my memory serves me correctly I've done a post on monthly budgeting before but that's in the archives and it's time to look at things again. With 25% of the year passed us we should all be settled in and ready for the months ahead. In theory our budgets should be in place already but with the chaos that is the start of every year perhaps we've missed the boat. Now is the time to act. For the past several years ...

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