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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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THE GENERATOR LOW DOWN!


Posted on: January 15th, 2015 by Chris M 3 Comments
I turned to Facebook a few weeks ago to ask for advice about generators, but unfortunately I got those typical responses where people tried to be clever and/or simply pasted links from a Google search. This started to frustrate me, I run a company that relies heavily on Google, trust me, I know how to search! But not just that, I was blown away that nobody could give me a straight answer. What's that saying, "If you ...

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JSE’S 2014 PERFORMANCE


Posted on: January 9th, 2015 by Chris M No Comments
It's been a while since I wrote a post on financials, what better than one on the overall performance of the JSE during 2014. Moneyweb covered this topic wonderfully so instead of reinvesting the wheel, I've gone through everything and will share the most important and interesting matters. First off, the JSE had a return of 7.6% ex DIV, which is only 1.6% or so above inflation, not the greatest performance. With d...

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MY INFLUENCER TRACKING TEMPLATE


Posted on: January 8th, 2015 by Chris M No Comments
In a world where social status and engagement is so important, knowing who the influencers are in your industry, or an industry you want to enter, is crucial from a marketing point of view. Having been on both ends of the equation: an influencer myself and an agency owner I've seen what has worked and what hasn't. Through this I've created a few things on my side to track influencers so that when a marketing campaign...

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