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'Trackers' author Deon Meyer opens up about his money-beliefs, hopes and fears

21 November 2016 8:12 PM
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Every week Bruce Whitfield interviews a famous person about her or his attitude to money. Enter thriller novelist Deon Meyer…

(This interview took place on 21 November 2016. We dug it from our archives due to the popularity of M-Net's "Trackers", based on the bestseller by Meyer.)

Image credit: www.dstv.co.za

I only gave up my day job eight years ago. I first had to build up a nest egg for in case things went haywire.

Deon Meyer

I was 16 years old when I got my first pair of new shoes.

Deon Meyer

Money gives you freedom, independence and pride. If you earn it the hard way you never waste it.

Deon Meyer

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 Whitfield interviewed world-famous, international award-winning South African thriller novelist Deon Meyer.

Meyer’s books - he writes in Afrikaans - have been translated into 28 languages.

He has written numerous scripts for television and film.

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

I worked at the Spur when I was a student.

Deon Meyer

I only started writing in my 30s.

Deon Meyer

Huisgenoot bought the first short stories I wrote.

Deon Meyer

My father grew up in such poverty that he was forced to start working at the age of 14.

Deon Meyer

My father worked very hard his whole life. He died at 66 and could never enjoy his money.

Deon Meyer

If I don’t use something; then I have to sell it.

Deon Meyer

My fund manager is brilliant. Using them was the smartest money decision I’ve ever made.

Deon Meyer

Buying the wrong car was the worst money decision I’ve ever made.

Deon Meyer

My biggest extravagance is flying business class. My excuse is that it’s tax-deductible.

Deon Meyer

I’m the biggest in France, Germany, the Netherlands and Sweden.

Deon Meyer

I lie awake sometimes wondering when it’ll all end.

Deon Meyer

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This article first appeared on CapeTalk : 'Trackers' author Deon Meyer opens up about his money-beliefs, hopes and fears


21 November 2016 8:12 PM
Tags:
The Money Show
Bruce Whitfield
Deon Meyer
Make Money Mondays
money beliefs
M-Net
Trackers

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