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PAYING OFF YOUR PROPERTY


Posted on: July 21st, 2014 by Chris M No Comments
Goodness me, over the past few weeks I've read more articles about property than I've ever done and it's all because there seems to be a big hype around whether your house is an asset, whether it's more of a liability than anything and whether the property market is a market that you actually want to be in. Editors across many credible websites have been arguing the points with each other and it's been a really inter...

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REPO RATE INCREASE BY 25 BASE POINTS


Posted on: July 17th, 2014 by Chris M No Comments
The Reserve Bank's Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) has decided to raise the repo rate by 25 basis points to 5.75%, effective from July 18. It was not unanimous, with a 6:1 ratio. One person voted to hold the repo rate and another to raise it by 50 basis points. "We don't think we're in recesion. The challenge is we've got very low growth," said Marcus. The growth outlook has deteriorated. Sarb sees GDP averagi...

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DRAGON’S DEN SOUTH AFRICA


Posted on: July 17th, 2014 by Chris M No Comments
I'm a huge fan of The Dragon's Den; learning about investment and pitching through Peter Jones, Theo Paphitis, Deborah Meaden and the others has been hugely interesting to say the least. I think that for me one of the best things is that it's not all about technology, which for me is a lovely change. This morning I received an email from Telkom informing me that the South African version of The Dragon's Den will b...

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TRADING: SOME TECHNICAL CHARTS


Posted on: July 14th, 2014 by Chris M No Comments
I've managed to find the time to do some technical analysis and investigation over the past few days. It's great to be back and inspired by the markets! Whilst doing my research I came across a few great charts shared by traders worth following on Twitter. Such beautiful charts deserve to be shared so he...

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DIRTY CAR ART


Posted on: July 13th, 2014 by Chris M No Comments
I've been a bit quiet lately, mostly because I haven't had anything I felt was really worth sharing. However, this evening I was sent some photographs entitled, "Talented Dirty Car Art" - Normally I'd mark as spam and trash, but a photograph caught my eye and you'll see why: I did some searc...

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CHROME EXTENSION: PAGE ANALYTICS


Posted on: July 1st, 2014 by Chris M No Comments
Google employee Daniel Waisberg has recently launched a new Google Chrome extension called Page Analytics. This is one of those extensions you've probably been waiting for, how often do you visit a website and wish you could get some quick statistics for the page? Sure, there are a few extensions out already that provide some insight, but this is the first one that ties directly into Google Analytics. I guess I shoul...

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HIRING DIGITAL PERSONNEL IN CAPE TOWN...


Posted on: June 24th, 2014 by Chris M 5 Comments
This is a topic that I'm by no means an expert on, but I wanted to share a recent experience with all of you because perhaps you'll learn something or save some money. We're actively hiring at iMod Digital and decided to try out some of the job recruiting websites to see what the response would be like. There are quite a few, but we narrowed it down to ...

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UP IN ARMS OVER FNBS BANK CHARGES


Posted on: June 10th, 2014 by Chris M 6 Comments
There's been a huge amount of buzz lately on the Internet about bank charges. This all started last week when everyone received FNB's revised fee structure and realised that there were a number of changes that are going to see us paying more bank charges than ever before. In a world where technology is the driving force, one would have hoped that efficiencies through technology would assist with reducing the costs no...

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FOREIGN CURRENCY


Posted on: June 3rd, 2014 by Chris M No Comments
For those of you who follow my blog, you'll recall my post on opening an International bank account and that I've been playing around with the idea around foreign investment. A quick reminder, I wanted to diversify my portfolio so I moved a sum of money over to the UK and am looking at the various options ...

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JAMES ANDERSON


Posted on: May 27th, 2014 by Chris M 1 Comment
You all know I'm a serious sucker for people who are amazing at singing and dancing. This evening I came across a teenager called James Anderson who is an absolutely incredible singer. He's been around for a while, but this is the first time I've really trolled his YouTube channel. Have a listen to some of these covers he's done, artists like Lorde, Usher and Adele. ...

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