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YOU MIGHT BE OWED MONEY –...


Investing & Money
piece written on the 10th August 2017 by  
Towards the end of last year, I wrote a blog post about 'digital life after death' and took a stab at questioning what happens to your online footprint once you pass away. I feel that it's a really important topic and perhaps one that isn't getting the attention it deserves. I think that in time it will become hugely popular as the plugged in generations start to get older. Like last time, I was approached to write something up for Hippo.co.za*, and this time we're going to branch away from the previous topic but not too far away that we lose full context. This time we're looking at the concept of unclaimed Life Insurance. I know that most people umm and ahh when it comes to life insurance, but in my experience, that's mostly p...

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LET’S LOOK AT BITCOIN AGAIN


Investing & Money
piece written on the 5th March 2017 by  
I'm not sure how many of my readers are following Bitcoin, but it's a hot topic at the moment. I've blogged about it before and I've blogged about investing a number of times so I'm going to assume (and hope) that this post will be well received. A few years ago I published a post about Bitcoin. In this post, I talked about what the various terms related to Bitcoin meant, I provided some guidance as to whi...

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THE RISE OF ETFS AND PASSIVE INVESTING


Investing & Money
piece written on the 2nd November 2016 by  
Almost three years ago I published a blog post on the differences between Exchange Traded Funds (ETF's) and Unit Trusts. I did this because I spent a lot of time researching and wanted a place to refer back to. I also published it because I felt that all of you would enjoy it and benefit from it - I hope you did. Because of my interests in investing and ETF's, when this infographic popped up on Visual Capitalist, I thoroughly enjoyed it. However, at the time I didn't think about blogging it and I'm not sure why. Nevertheless, I now have the time to do so, so I'm putting it below for all of you: ...

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DIGITAL LIFE AFTER DEATH


Investing & Money, Technology
piece written on the 26th October 2016 by  
I've written about life insurance, medical aid and other financial matters a number of times on my blog. I've also tried my best to incorporate technology related material. This is a way of sharing two of my passions with all of you. I don't often get the opportunity to write something where I take a shot at combining the two passions together into one post, but that changes today. I have been commissioned to write a review on the topic of digital life after death. Hippo.co.za, our favourite insurance comparison engine, recently published an article entitled "Facebook, Death and Grieving" and they asked me to spend some time building upon it. Befor...

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WHERE TO RENT IN THE WESTERN CAPE


Investing & Money
piece written on the 19th January 2016 by  
Having lived in the Western Cape for over a few decades, I feel comfortable saying that my knowledge of the beautiful area is good. Off the back of this, Private Property have asked me to write an article on the best areas of the Western Cape to rent in and although I'm not a properly expert that might play to your advantage because I'm unbiased and am able to give a fair opinion based on my experiences. I grew up in the leafy Southern Suburbs and have lived here for almost all my life, it's where my r...

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THE FINTECH SECTOR JUST ROCKS!


Investing & Money
piece written on the 10th January 2016 by  
I've fallen in love with the fintech market sector, the combination of two of my passions (technology and investing) has me intrigued each time a company launches something new and innovative. For a long time I've felt that the current financial advisor situation is broken, I believe that it's full of people who don't have the average person's best interests at hand, are stuck in old ways or favour those people who have a lot of money already. There literally isn't any one who won't fall into one of these categories especially if you are young. Someone who's 19 and can invest R500 a month because that's all they can afford when they've just left school should not be treated as a small fry because it's these students who could potentially turn into the person who's investing thousands by...

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PROFMED: HEALTH CARE FOR QUALIFIED...


Investing & Money
piece written on the 10th December 2015 by  
For as long as I can remember, I've always lived by the motto of "hard work pays off" and that hard work has its rewards. Just like anybody else, I love a good story about someone who struck it lucky, but those are few and far between. Through my career I've interacted and worked with far more people who are successful because of dedication and hard work. I'm not simply referring to financial success or growing a business, I've many friends who've excelled academically and I have huge respect for them. I'm in the process of completing my degree and studying is anything but easy. I've been invited to be involved in a new marketing campaign by a company called Profmed. In a nutshell, Profmed is a company that offers health care to professionals who have obtained a minimum of a four-year d...

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STARTUPS AND FUNDING?


Investing & Money
piece written on the 10th November 2015 by  
Regular followers of my blog will have picked up that I've been doing some writing for the Awethu Project and went into some details about their funding options. I'd like to write a final post on why someone would want to apply for funding and I'm going to do it very much from a personal opinion based on my experience in this field. Several months ago I was invited to be a mentor at the Net Prophet Sparkup! event. At the event I would be available to startups as someone who could advise them and it would wo...

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A BUSINESS FUNDING OPTION TO CONSIDER


Investing & Money
piece written on the 6th November 2015 by  
Just a few days ago I introduced you all to the Awethu Project, a company that invests in entrepreneurs with the aim of impacting thousands of people and using entrepreneurship to turn around our unemployment problems in South Africa. Today I felt I would give you a quick break down of how you go about applying for funding. So if you're an entrepreneur looking for funding, you'll want to have a read: It's important to note that this is not just about funding, but also practical entrepreneurship training. If you are looking for funding, the funding amounts range from R2.5 million all the way up to R25 million. There are three options available to entrepreneurs. 1. #AWE250K...

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THE AWETHU PROJECT


Investing & Money
piece written on the 2nd November 2015 by  
I remember the moment when I decided to become an entrepreneur, it feels like it was just yesterday. What an incredible feeling and now when I look back I can easily tell that I was always meant to be an entrepreneur and the decision I made was the correct one. I'm not the most knowledgeable person when it comes to economics and politics, but I listen to the radio, I read the news and I do my best to stay abreast. Our country has unemployment problems and we need to address these problems with an attitude of the sooner the better. One of our partners told us ...

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