Picking up by the roadside (or, even more Melbourne food trucks)

So you’ve had a crack at the deliciousness of Part 1 of my Food Truck Odyssey and you’re still hungry?! Some people are never pleased. Fine, here’s four more awesome Melbourne Food Truck Trucks to satisfy those curb-side cravings. 5) Grub Food Van What do you do when dreams of converting an unloved vacant block in the heart of Fitzroy into a community farm, are dashed by an uncaring local council? You pick yourself up, dust yourself off, buy  a 1965 Airstream... Read More

The curious case for Chalice Gold Mines (or psssst: want a 60% ‘guaranteed’ return?)

In case you’ve missed the the news out of Greece, China and the Pilbra this week, the sky is most definitely falling. Following continued volatility out of the Eurozone, global investment markets are experiencing a massive contraction, and everyone is losing their life savings. Again. True, it’s all very much doom and gloom right now, but it’s often in the darkest time when the brightest ideas shine. And I reckon I’ve got one of those ideas. Ladies and... Read More

iKill – The true cost of Apple products

Great infographic from OnlineMBAPrograms.com on the true impact your purchase of an iPhone has on some of the lowest paid workers in the world. Created by: OnlineMBAPrograms.org  Read More

April update

April has come and gone and sadly we are STILL not millionaires. This is getting depressing. Bitcoin movement for April (click for big) Another fairly underwhelming month with coin values trading in a fairly tight 4.60 – 5.30 range. Total trade volumes were considerably down compared to last month. I’m not really to sure what to make of that – might just be a reporting issue. Will need to keep an eye on it for next month. On the positive side, end of month performance... Read More

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