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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 16 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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IDENTIFYING AND REMOVING BAD LINKS TO...


Posted on: April 2nd, 2014 by Chris M No Comments
For a long time backlinks (links to your website) were the driving force behind where your website would rank. People traded links, the blogroll become to in thing and basically people would do anything to get a backlink.. even pay for it! Of course, the efforts made to manipulate rankings grew and grew, and as such Google have changed their course somewhat. Not only are links less of an important ranking factor, bad...

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APP REVIEW: FIRECHAT


Posted on: March 23rd, 2014 by Chris M 5 Comments
In about 1995 I came across mIRC and this for me changed how I interacted online, more so than I thought would ever be possible. Over the decades I've changed communications platforms a number of times, from mIRC to MSN to GTalk to Skype to Whatsapp (I'm old, MXit never took for me). It has been incredible watching the changes, especially when I was working for a mobile voice over IP company. But, we haven't had anyt...

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THE NEXT BIG DIGITAL DEVICE?


Posted on: March 18th, 2014 by Chris M No Comments
I think it's just a matter of time before the whole concept of intelligent watches becomes the next big thing. I've seen Pebbles in action and they're really awesome. I've seen various watches that store information such as documents or music and they're really handy, but I'm yet to see a wrist type device that is truly revolutionary and I don't think it'll be long...

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TAKE THE STEPS TO REACH YOUR DREAMS


Posted on: March 12th, 2014 by Chris M No Comments
This evening I was reading on of my favourite websites about investment in countries around Africa. It's aimed at foreigners who want to invest in Nigeria, South Africa, Kenya and so forth. I came across a post on the site where a reader had written in with a question for the author to answer and it was incredibly humbling so I wanted to share it. The reader was a 22 year old graduate with a diploma in business...

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