Thursday, 30 May 2013

Ethics and Tax

A great article highlighting the current battle between the tax man, loop holes and the giant corporations. Steve Wozniak has an answer, but will it keep ALL stakeholders happy? Apple Tax

Knowing the rules could pay off

For all those Monopoly players - a new rule which is often ignored and it could make a significant difference to how you next play. Monopoly rules

Success is not accidental

If you persist, you will succeed.  A great story how a lady first started as a receptionist and is now the CEO of the multi million dollar company. She clearly had barriers and she did take her chances. She showed determination and was willing to work. Read for yourself.

Wednesday, 29 May 2013

It pays to look after your stuff

It pays to look after your stuff. If possible keep it in working order and keep the box safe. Rare Apple computer.

External influences and supply and demand.

A great article for all students in seeing the bigger picture. It highlights the many inter relationships and external influences that culminate in the change in the supply and demand for beef. Beef prices increase

Tuesday, 28 May 2013

Brace yourselves if you are in debt

As mentioned in a previous post, student loans and debt are huge weights around your neck which could needlessly be avoided, or at least reduced if you spent more time knowing the value of money and being more frugal. You can only spend the same dollar once. It is easier to spend than it is to earn. It is easier to borrow than it is to pay back. For those going to college, learn to budget and make do with what you have. If you want more, go out and earn more. Don't put it on your plastic friend and make the minimum payments. You should be aware of what could potentially happen to you by keeping up to date with potential policies.

Monday, 27 May 2013

Student debt

Many of you will either be going to college or graduating and moving onto University or out of the world of Education. Unfortunately it is unavoidable, but money does make the world go round and you will have to be honest with yourself, be aware of your finances and in some cases be frugal. Money is easy to come by in terms of it being lent to you, but what you see as easy money now becomes a weight around your neck in the future as it has to be paid back with interest. When you leave college, you will not only have to pay back your student debt, but run a household etc. By making sure your student debt is manageable, it is one less thing to worry about in the future. Student debt

Summer air travel

The summer is coming and I am sure some of you have booked your flights or are thinking about your travel plans. This article is definitely well worth a read. Summer travel

Unusual jobs that pay well.

There are quite a number of jobs out that there that pay well. Others do not. However, how many of these jobs listed in this article would you have expected to pay well? Well paid jobs

Toyota becomes the wolds most valuable car brand

Toyota has now become the worlds most valuable car brand, beating BMW to pole. The jump to number one is due to the interest in the hybrid versions in their product range. Will this be sustained? The early adopter follows the trends of the world in trying to become more green. It will be interesting to see the rest of the manufacturers follow suit. Valuable brand.

Wednesday, 1 May 2013

Branding and its Logo

Branding, reputation and the logo go hand in hand. When we see a Logo that is relevant to us, we tend to have an immediate association with it. The Logo will convey a message to us about the product or company. Companies spend huge amounts of time and money pushing their message across to the consumer. This link will show you how much each business has either paid for a logo design or complete overhaul of the logo, its message and perception. Logo