Business Books

New book teaches the uninformed and intimidated about money (and how to grow it)

Compound interest, balloon payments, asset classes…

Many people want to get their money working for them but feel intimidated by all things “financial”. The language advisors and the media uses is a real barrier.

We speak to Sandile Soga, author of Money Talks: Banking, Insurance and Investment Terms Defined, about his book that aims to demystify the money terms that scare us out of living the life we want.

“In the book I define the terms in a most-simplistic way so that anyone can understand it,” says Soga. “I also use real-world examples to clarify even further. For example, when explaining ‘unsecured lending’ I’ll use the recent example of African Bank.”

The Financial Services Board checked Money Talks for accuracy and made recommendations that Soga has incorporated.

Sogo created an investment club to go along with the book. “The investment club is meant to be an extension of the book,” says Soga. “We also have financial advisors on board.”

Money Talks: Banking, Insurance and Investment Terms Defined

  • A financial dictionary that defines banking, insurance and investment terms in simple language.

  • Includes scenarios to illustrate how a particular term would work in practice. Examples that the end user can relate to are also included to further enhance better understanding.

  • The purpose of the book is to help ordinary people understand financial terminology.

  • You can use this book to make better informed financial decisions and to avoid mistakes due to a lack of understanding of a term.

  • The book empowers the user so she or he can debate with their financial adviser to ensure the most appropriate financial product offering. (Don't get tricked!)

  • The book costs R180 (available online at http://moneytalksclub.co.za/)

Listen to the audio for more detail.


Recommended

by NEWSROOM AI
Read More
How to start your own small business without much money

How to start your own small business without much money

Valerie Pole started a business with R1000, turned a profit in six weeks and wrote a book about it.

How to get a nice, fat tax refund from Sars (a guide for business owners)

How to get a nice, fat tax refund from Sars (a guide for business owners)

The Money Show's Bruce Whitfield interviews Daniel Baines, author of "How to Get a Sars Refund for Small Businesses".

How Christo Wiese became the richest in SA, and how it all came crashing down

How Christo Wiese became the richest in SA, and how it all came crashing down

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews TJ Strydom, author of “Christo Wiese - Risk And Riches”.

How to get a tax refund from Sars

How to get a tax refund from Sars

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews Daniel Baines, author of “How to get a SARS Refund”.

4 tips on overcoming fear and becoming a TED worthy public speaker

4 tips on overcoming fear and becoming a TED worthy public speaker

Akash Karia, author of “How to Design TED Worthy Talks”, has a few practical tips on mastering public speaking.

Most Influential Book of 2014: Capital in the Twenty-First Century (Piketty)

Most Influential Book of 2014: Capital in the Twenty-First Century (Piketty)

Gill Marcus calls it “one of the most important books of this century”. 5 thought leaders debate Thomas Piketty’s tour de force...

Popular articles
Dubai-based Mara Group opens South Africa’s first smartphone factory

Dubai-based Mara Group opens South Africa’s first smartphone factory

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews Toby Shapshak (Publisher at Stuff magazine) about the R1.5 billion investment.

'We discuss stocks and options with our children at the dinner table'

'We discuss stocks and options with our children at the dinner table'

Bruce Whitfield interviews Basetsana Kumalo about her attitude to money (hopes and fears, successes and failures, etc.).

'Had abuser been a male teacher, we would have had a crazy outcry from society'

'Had abuser been a male teacher, we would have had a crazy outcry from society'

Pundits discuss the sexual misconduct allegations at Bishops Diocesan College in Cape Town.

[WATCH] Boy explaining what he heard when parents had sex goes viral

[WATCH] Boy explaining what he heard when parents had sex goes viral

Khabazela shares tweets and Facebook posts that have gone viral.

It's VW, but not as you know it - Why did Volkswagen change its logo?

It's VW, but not as you know it - Why did Volkswagen change its logo?

John Maytham asks what's behind Volkswagen's new-look logo...

[WATCH] Woman faints after hairdresser cuts 12-inch hair without telling her

[WATCH] Woman faints after hairdresser cuts 12-inch hair without telling her

Khabazela shares tweets and Facebook posts that have gone viral.