CN&CO’s fin-blog picks of the week: 26 Feb 2016

Team CN&CO is passionate about financial services (among other things) and we love reading about what’s happening in various quarters of the industry. We canvassed our team for their favourite fin-blogs of the past week. Here’s what they shared: 

Rob’s pick
The First Person to Hack the iPhone Built a Self-Driving Car. In His Garage
Okay, this is not really a fin-blog, but it’s kak-interesting as this dude is quite the shit stirrer with hacking.

Carel’s pick
Charles Savage’s Twitter feed
This week I’ve chosen the Twitter feed of Charles Savage, CEO of Purple Group. It’s not exactly a fin-blog either, but Charles tweets really relevant stuff in the fintech space, and also adds his opinion in his tweets – which is invaluable.

Kurt’s pick:
I get investing, but what shares should I buy?
What if you just bought the stocks you know and love? Buy the stocks of the companies you already support and spend your money at? Are you a down-down king who enjoys that Castle Lite, Black Label or Peroni? Then buy some SAB shares. Frequent shopper at Woolies and think you contribute to their end of year profit? Well then become a shareholder. It really is that simple, just remember don’t put all your eggs in one basket.

Gianluca’s pick
Podcast: South Africa’s 2016 Budget unpacked
Investec’s Nazmeera Moola looks at the impact of the much-anticipated 2016 budget delivered by South African Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan.

Colin’s pick
New CEO says Post Office losses can be turned around
Mark Barnes, chairman of Purple Group and new CEO at the SA Post Office, says the ailing state-owned enterprise could return to profit and be a financially independent enterprise by 2018.

Josie’s pick
With Google Gone, What’s the Future for Online Insurance Shopping?
Leading online insurance shopping sites say they are not deterred by Google’s missteps in the online insurance shopping space.

Great websites to follow for the latest insurance, financial and business news:

Let us know what your favourite fin-blog is and we’ll check it out.