FINANCIAL LONGEVITY AND PLANNING


Investing & Money
piece written on the 22nd January 2015 by  
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!


Technology
piece written on the 21st January 2015 by  
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!


Personal & Lifestyle
piece written on the 15th January 2015 by  
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


Investing & Money
piece written on the 9th January 2015 by  
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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2015: HOLDING MYSELF ACCOUNTABLE


Personal & Lifestyle
piece written on the 6th January 2015 by  
When I sit and think about 2014 I find it hard to believe how quickly the year passed. It's as though it came, saw and conquered right before our eyes. 2014 was a good year for me, it was my first year of being married which went incredibly well, my business has grown on many fronts including staff count, revenue and client base and just generally it felt like a good year. My aim for 2014 was to sustain and maintain,...

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INTRODUCING: DUET DISPLAY – IPAD...


Technology
piece written on the 21st December 2014 by  
I've owned an iPad and an iPad Mini for a really long time, the iPad was quickly taken by my wife and I was left with the iPad Mini. To be honest, I haven't really found too much use for the iPad Mini - at the moment it sits on my desk at work and displays share prices, but that's essentially all. What I wanted was to be able to extend my desktop onto it as a second monitor but all the software I tried failed horribl...

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7 SEO AND MARKETING PODCASTS


Marketing & Business
piece written on the 30th November 2014 by  
Not everyone is cut out for videos nor is everyone interested in watching videos, there's a very good place in the market for podcasts. I'm a bit of a podcast fan, I enjoy subscribing, putting my headphones in and being educated. For years I've listened to podcasts and I cannot explain just how much I've learnt. ...

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MOMENTUM: MYSMARTS – INCOME TAX...


Investing & Money
piece written on the 27th November 2014 by  
Last time I was chatting about Momentum's financial wellness tools I wrote a blog post on 7 financial questions and their answers. The post was well received and that tells me that people are interested in these matters and have otherwise not had access to this sort of material. This week I want to elaborate a litt...

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IS YOUR WEBSITE POSITIONED FOR SEARCH?


Marketing & Business
piece written on the 24th November 2014 by  
Almost on a daily basis I'll engage with someone who wants assistance with their website and most of the time it's about getting more visitors to their site from Google. I normally start telling them about search engine optimisation and they interupt and tell me they've Googled SEO and know it's about title tags, meta descriptions and a few other things. The problem here is that when you Google about SEO you're readi...

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SUCCESS THROUGH SOLVING A PROBLEM


Marketing & Business, Technology
piece written on the 23rd November 2014 by  
They say that one of the best ways to launch a company is through solving a problem and if you think about it, that's fairly logical. However, coming up with a problem to solve is difficult, one must be very perceptive and present in life, always taking note of things - I often say that keeping a notebook or application handy is a good way of doing this. Or, to find the headspace to step back from life and a...

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