Sunday, February 26, 2017

Coffin Club

Article in todays NYT about a group of retirees forming "coffin club" in NZ for the ultimate DIY

- https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/25/world/australia/new-zealand-diy-coffins.html?smid=fb-nytimes&smtyp=cur&_r=0


Roger Terry and his wife, Grace, have little interest in quilting, fishing or book clubs. Instead, they meet with other retired friends each Tuesday at a disused sports center to build coffins, a hobby that has gathered followers across New Zealand.
“We have a heap of fun,” said Grace Terry, 77, a former nurse in Hawke’s Bay, on the North Island of New Zealand. “I’ve seen people come alive making their own coffins.”



In case you are thinking "pine box" check out this snazzy custom build.


Inspirational :)




Sunday, February 19, 2017

#Homeland


Terrorist shooting incident in downtown brooklyn ......just kidding, they are filming #Homeland

Though seriously wow at how long standing around for 10 seconds of firing guns and car screeches etc......


Jodie has a video of the action here - https://www.facebook.com/collins.jodie/videos/1340714709325226

Australian property gains tax changes?

Reading this article - https://pfh007.com/2017/02/16/budget-2017-plans-to-cut-the-cgt-concession-not-likely/comment-page-1/#comment-651


Anyone think if they remove or reduce the 50% discount on housing......that they will still apply the 50% discount for shares and investments other than property?
(eg only 25% discount on property investments for 12-60 months increasing up to 50% on property investments more than 5+ years)


Thoughts?

Saturday, February 18, 2017

2.75m in Darlinghurst

Keep in mind $145k to $2.75m is only 12% return pa.

I think the problem in Australia is people dont understand how inflation works (also would be interesting to know what capital improvements have been done over the last 30+ years).


https://www.domain.com.au/news/historic-darlinghurst-cottage-sells-for-450000-over-reserve-in-hot-auction-20170218-gufx0u/


https://www.domain.com.au/news/historic-darlinghurst-cottage-sells-for-450000-over-reserve-in-hot-auction-20170218-gufx0u/





Wednesday, February 15, 2017

E3 visa infographics (for Australians only)

For my tech friends in Australia looking for engineering roles in the USA (and finding problems with USA based HR staff) you might want to check this infographic out.
Happy to answer any questions but the comparison on the 2nd infographic between E3 and H1b visa covers most of it.

http://gdaysf.com/e3-visa

Tuesday, February 07, 2017

Bring out the pitchforks

Bring out the pitchforks the revolution is coming.......

- https://twitter.com/scottsantens/status/829086557697167361
The most interesting tweet I've read this week.


https://twitter.com/scottsantens/status/829086557697167361



Sunday, January 29, 2017

Greencard holders now prisoners

Yep Donald J. Trump these look like super dangerous people that we need to be protected from......Greencard holders and living here for years but you think you think we need to be protected from them somehow.....?? wtf??

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Perfect example of why removing Stamp Duty is a terrible idea

I noticed that YIPmagazine is pushing the idea of removing stamp duty again......

Came across this article on NZ and retweeted back to them why its a terrible idea and thought more than a few of you here might agree
- https://twitter.com/deancollins/status/824341625476435975

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

UPC codes


Wow I had no idea you could buy your own UPC numbers in lots of 1000 for only $15
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http://fbaexpert.com/amazon-upc