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RETIREMENT TAX CHANGES POSTPONED


Posted on: October 20th, 2014 by Chris M No Comments
So it's official, expected retirement tax reforms have been postponed to 2016 and possibly even 2017 if an agreement hasn't been reached by July next year. With everyone expecting to enjoy a higher tax return from next year, it's really quite sad to hear this news. ...

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OFFENSIVE AND DEFENSIVE MONEY MATTERS


Posted on: October 16th, 2014 by Chris M No Comments
Over the past couple of years that I've gone down the journey of understanding financial wellness I've learnt there when it comes to money, you get offensive strategies and defensive strategies. These strategies need to run side by side - If you only focus on defensive strategies you won't earn a great return and on the other hand if you're offensive you might stand a chance of losing money. Anyone who understands mo...

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JSE FTSE TOP 40


Posted on: October 12th, 2014 by Chris M No Comments
I've been watching the stock market from afar of late and haven't been involved in many trades because I've been anxious about what's going on. It wasn't too long ago that the Top 40 and the All Share index were trading at incredible highs. And like everything in life, what goes up, must come down and that's exactly what my fear has been. When I started looking into this, I wanted to see a good spread of...

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FINANCIAL TOOLS & WIN R250,000!


Posted on: October 10th, 2014 by Chris M 1 Comment
I've worked incredibly hard this year to change the focus of my blog from just being about technology and marketing to being one that shares my journey into what I like to call Financial Understanding. The beauty of this is that I'm writing purely from a personal experience and so the mistakes I make you can learn from, and the wins you can replicate. I've received fabulous feedback from all of you so I thank you for...

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MY 5 SEO KICK STARTER TIPS


Posted on: October 4th, 2014 by Chris M 4 Comments
A couple of days ago I read an article written by the head of SEO at a well known marketing agency in Cape Town. The article covered his top 5 tips for SEO and I was quite taken aback at the simplicity of the tips. In fact, 2 of the 5 tips are circa-2004 type tips and this left a bit of a stale feeling in my mind. I mean, one of the tips is to leave lots of comments on other blogs and include your link there - uhm, c...

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TEENAGER VS ADULT WITH COMPOUND INTEREST


Posted on: September 18th, 2014 by Chris M No Comments
I've touched on this sort of subject before, but I wanted to take this opportunity to write about it again because of it's importance. It's never too late to start investing and the best moment to start is now, but if you're one of the fortunate people who get to start when you're still in your teens, you're going to be really thankful and I'm going to show you why. Let's look at two people: Susie - Ag...

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KEEP YOUR LINK BUILDING STRATEGY AWAY...


Posted on: August 31st, 2014 by Chris M 38 Comments
It's been quite a while since I wrote anything about SEO on this blog, mostly because I'm working on SEO almost every single day at my company.  However, on a recent project I was inspired by a tactic that not too many people know about despite having been around for a long time. Today I want to share this tactic with you, it's easy to implement and it'll keep a lot of your competitors away and potentially save you ...

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IF YOU UNDERSTAND AN IDEA..


Posted on: August 13th, 2014 by Chris M No Comments
..you can express it so others can understand it. Warren Buffet is a mastermind when it comes to investing and trading, very few people can compete with him. Value investing and patience are the two main principles that have led to Warren Buffett's immense wealth of $65.1 billion. Forbes published an article saying that he made $500 million just yesterday alone! Now I understand that the amount relative to his wea...

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WHAT’S HAPPENING ON THE JSE?


Posted on: July 31st, 2014 by Chris M No Comments
I've read so many articles recently about the JSE and whether we're in for a collapse of the market or whether we should continue riding the wave. The opinions are incredibly mixed from those seeing similarities to the 2008 crunch to those saying quite the opposite. Today I was in a meeting and someone said that they believe it will continue to increase because the big players have too much invested to stop it fro...

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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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