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Money is like manure. If you spread it around it does a lot of good. But if you pile it up in one place it stinks like hell. - Jr Murchison

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Best returns on investment 2014

Best returns on investment 2014

Best returns on investment 2014 Here's a question everyone would love to answer in advance. If only we had a crystal ball? I've looked back at the last year to see where your investments would have done best and it's a great motivator to diversify your investments. By diversify, I ...

12 month money challenge (November 2014)

12 month money challenge (November 2014)

  12 month money challenge - November 2014 update November results are below and I decided to make one last adjustment to the trade. I changed the trade parameters slightly and the figures I originally posted don't reflect the changes correctly. I researched the way I was doing the trade in ...

12 month money challenge (Oct 2014 – Revised)

12 month money challenge (Oct 2014 – Revised)

  12 month money challenge - Oct 2014 (Revised update) This is a revised update to the October 2014 results as I found the trade in October to be unsuitable (that's why I'm doing the testing). I checked it in other months and the drawdowns (reduction of your capital) was excessive, ...

Choosing a charity to give to.

Choosing a charity to give to.

Choosing a charity to give to It's this time of the year when the charity phone calls seem constant. How many times have you been sitting down to dinner and the phone rings with the latest charity wanting your money. What do you do - get angry and hang up ...

Create cheer, Merry Christmas

Create cheer, Merry Christmas

Create cheer, Merry Christmas I wish all my readers a very merry Christmas and a happy New Year. Please be safe especially if holidaying. Travel safely on the roads, in the water and anywhere else you might venture. Buy nice presents for the ones you love but please don't create any ...

Charity or Swiss bank accounts?

Charity or Swiss bank accounts?

Charity or Swiss bank accounts? How about forgetting the charities and moving all your money to Swiss bank accounts. I read in the newspaper recently that the Australian Tax Office had an amnesty in place for wealthy people who have Swiss Bank accounts that may contain funds transferred from Australia. The ...