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IT3(B) TAX CERTIFICATE FOR UNIT TRUSTS /...


Posted on: March 23rd, 2015 by Chris M 2 Comments
The world of tax is complicated and getting a thorough understanding of what you pay tax on is not a simple process. Furthermore, finding the most tax efficient way of doing things is even more complex and based on my research, to find someone to assist you is not going to be easy. Unfortunately, these aren't really topics I'm equipped to explain, perhaps one day I will be, but today I want to chat about something el...

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MEERKAT: EYES ON THE WORLD


Posted on: March 23rd, 2015 by Chris M No Comments
This weekend whilst cycling with some buddies, one of them told me about Meerkat. This morning my wife told me about Meerkat.. when various people start telling you about something and you log into Facebook and see it everywhere, it's a clear sign that it's something big. It's also a sign that you're late to the party, but let's not get into that ;) ...

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MONITORING UPTIME WITH UPTIME ROBOT


Posted on: March 8th, 2015 by Chris M No Comments
When it comes to being responsible for a lot of websites, one of the most important things is ensuring that you're made quickly aware when a website goes offline. This may be so you can turn off an AdWords campaign, to avoid de-indexing matters or to just make sure that your website is online and ready for customers. At iMod Digital we make use of a really g...

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TAX FREE SAVINGS ACCOUNTS!


Posted on: February 27th, 2015 by Chris M No Comments
With yesterdays budget speech came the announcement of something a lot of us have been waiting for: Tax Free Savings Accounts (TFSA). This is a really great initiative that is going to help the public with saving for retirement. The tax free savings account is exactly what the name says, you can invest your money in a vehicle and you won't pay dividend tax, interest or capital gains tax. That's pretty darn awesome...

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ANNOUNCING: IFIII


Posted on: February 26th, 2015 by Chris M No Comments
If you're a follower of my blog you'll know that I spend 90% of my time working on my company with a great group of people, but in the other 10% I like to build things. You'll also know that I've got a huge fascination with personal finance and the quest to retiring comfortably. I've written an assortment of blog posts on how I've done things, what I'm planning on doing and how I feel people should be doing it based ...

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CLOSE MORE BUSINESS DEALS [STUDY]


Posted on: February 13th, 2015 by Chris M No Comments
I love business, I love meeting new people and I love sharing what my team and I do with people. What I love even more than all of that is closing deals. People are so quick to assume that closing a deal is all about money, and sure it's business, but I find the excitement in knowing that someone has decided to trust me. Almost nobody just ...

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SELECTING A FINANCIAL ADVISOR


Posted on: January 28th, 2015 by Chris M 2 Comments
This is a really massive topic, a topic I've wanted to talk about for a long time and it just so happens that Momentum would like me to cover it. What a perfect opportunity. I hear a lot of people saying that you don't need a financial advisor, there are two people who say this sort of thing: People who understand their investments incredibly well. People who are trying to sound as though t...

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NETFLIX IS COMING TO SOUTH AFRICA


Posted on: January 22nd, 2015 by Chris M No Comments
There have been some great announcements recently, just yesterday Whatsapp announced it's desktop version and now Netflix has announced that it's coming to South Africa. This is really great news - just a few weeks ago the biggest story floating around the Internet was all about Netflix blocking various proxy se...

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FINANCIAL LONGEVITY AND PLANNING


Posted on: January 22nd, 2015 by Chris M No Comments
In a series of blog posts I'm doing for Momentum, one topic that has come up is that of financial longevity and how to plan for retirement. Time Magazine published an article that stated that people who are going to live to 150 have already been born. The significance of this is that a lot of people calculate their retirement under the assumption that we'll live to our 80's or so, imagine doing the calculation to 15...

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WHATSAPP ON YOUR DESKTOP COMPUTER!


Posted on: January 21st, 2015 by Chris M 5 Comments
If there was ever an application I wanted on my computer and not just on my mobile phone, it would be Whatsapp. Well, that is coming true as of today (I'll come back to this), Whatsapp have launched a web app that runs inside your Google Chrome browser. It's unfortunately not a native application, but I really do feel that it would be a wise move for them to venture down that road as I believe it will be well suppor...

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