Five tips to help you start the new year with a clean financial slate.
There are silver linings to dark global clouds, says Terry Bell.
Russia is not the West and Putin may well survive unscathed, says Leopold Scholtz.
Activists' disappointment at the new minimum wage for domestic workers
Fully justified. 6% 16 votes
Unwise as they may get priced out of the market. 67% 185 votes
I don't employ a domestic worker. 27% 76 votes
What are you planning to do with your accumulative petrol price bonus for the year?
Nothing, the decrease just cancels out previous increases. 81% 143 votes
Save whatever I can. 16% 29 votes
Buy Christmas presents. 3% 5 votes
Eskom’s load shedding is a result of:
Failure to plan for the future 93% 214 votes
An unfortunate turn of events 1% 3 votes
Doesn't affect me 5% 12 votes
The Comet project
Is a waste of time and money 27% 42 votes
Is necessary research for us to go forward 47% 73 votes
Who cares? 26% 41 votes
The collapse of the silo at Eskom's Majuba power station is
Deliberate sabotage to push the Russian deal. 9% 51 votes
A major problem on an already constrained system. 14% 76 votes
Breathtaking incompetence. 77% 418 votes
e.tv boss Marcel Golding's suspension as HCI chairperson should be:
Overturned - it shows government interference. 49% 135 votes
Upheld - he should proceed to his disciplinary hearing. 18% 50 votes
It doesn't interest me. 32% 88 votes
Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene's maiden mini budget:
Showed a good grasp of harsh economic realities 36% 35 votes
Said nothing new 45% 44 votes
Doesn't interest me 19% 19 votes
The Post Office is on the brink of collapse This shows:
Labour laws need to tighten up. 21% 78 votes
The company should be privatised. 61% 229 votes
The post office has to diversify with new technology. 18% 66 votes
Should Grace Mugabe become president of Zimbabwe
Yes, she would do a great job. 8% 17 votes
No, she is not qualified for the job. 61% 131 votes
It is of no interest to me 31% 68 votes
The new court ruling that property owners are not liable to pay for outstanding rates and taxes from previous owners is:
A sensible judgment which favours consumers. 47% 74 votes
A shameful indication of municipal incompetence. 28% 44 votes
Of no interest to me. 24% 38 votes
Do you invest primarily in equities?
Yes - It's easy to understand 78% 64 votes
No - I prefer other asset classes 22% 18 votes
Alternative investments require special know-how and skill
I agree - what do I know about art anyway? 100% 1 votes
No way - it takes some homework but no expertise 0% 0 votes
Is the market heading for a "double dip"?
Yes - Time to cash out 42% 14 votes
No - It's a great time for investing 58% 19 votes
Do ETFs trump unit trusts?
Yes - Just look at Mike Brown's stats 75% 9 votes
No - Unit trusts are actively managed 25% 3 votes
Yes - but it won't beat inflation over time 100% 3 votes
Maybe - But shares still offer the best returns 0% 0 votes
Unit trusts appeal to me because:
They offer long term superior returns 83% 5 votes
Unit trusts are liquid 17% 1 votes
They don't appeal to me 0% 0 votes
Which sector will shoot the lights out in 2010?
Commodities - The world needs resources 70% 44 votes
Financials - The banks will bounce back 30% 19 votes
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