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 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, Netherlands and Sweden.— Deon Meyer
I lie awake sometimes wondering when it’ll all end.— Deon Meyer
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