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'My best investment ever was money I spent to impress my wife on our 1st date'

Growing up not having money shaped my attitude to it.

Ciko Thomas, Nedbank

Having to support my family shaped many of my career choices.

Ciko Thomas, Nedbank

Every week The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews a famous person about her or his attitude to money (hopes and fears, successes and failures, etc.) as part of his weekly “Make Money Mondays” feature.

This week Ray White (in for Whitfield) interviewed Ciko Thomas, Managing Executive of Retail and Business Banking at Nedbank.

Listen to the candid interview in the audio below (and/or scroll down for more quotes from it).

I’m a simple guy from the Eastern Cape.

Ciko Thomas, Nedbank

I drive a BMW.

Ciko Thomas, Nedbank

My mother controlled the purse-strings.

Ciko Thomas, Nedbank

I was 15 when I earned my first money, cleaning sludge at General Motors. I shared some of it with my mother. The rest I blew away!

Ciko Thomas, Nedbank

My first bank account was at NBS.

Ciko Thomas, Nedbank

The best investment I’ve ever made was the money I spent to impress my wife on our first date.

Ciko Thomas, Nedbank

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