Make Money Mondays

SuperSport United’s Michael Morton gets real about money

I drive a Corsa bakkie… and we rent a little two-bedroom.

Michael Morton, SuperSport United

I was 18 when I started investing in a retirement annuity.

Michael Morton, SuperSport United

I have a Tax Free Savings Account that I max out.

Michael Morton, SuperSport United

We don’t live extravagantly; I don’t need a lot.

Michael Morton, SuperSport United

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 he spoke to SuperSport United’s Michael Morton.

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

It’s a bit of a stereotype [that all footballers are rich].

Michael Morton, SuperSport United

The football money will end.

Michael Morton, SuperSport United

I was raised by a single mom that was a school teacher. We never wanted for much, but we weren’t wealthy.

Michael Morton, SuperSport United

I got R1000 per month at the age of 16 for playing football. I thought I was very rich!

Michael Morton, SuperSport United

At one stage I had five properties… I should probably have done property funds instead.

Michael Morton, SuperSport United

I finished a BComm and I’m finishing up a personal training course soon. I’d like to study to become a Certified Financial Planner.

Michael Morton, SuperSport United

There’s not enough financial advice in football in South Africa.

Michael Morton, SuperSport United

The best money decision I’ve ever made was marrying a likeminded person.

Michael Morton, SuperSport United

I’ll never tell a kid to pin his hopes on a footballing career.

Michael Morton, SuperSport United

Money is freedom.

Michael Morton, SuperSport United

Click here (then“like” the page) to follow Bruce on Facebook.

Enter your email address in the form below to receive a newsletter containing the most-read articles of the week from Bruce Whitfield’s The Money Show every Friday morning in your inbox.

Subscribe to our Business Wrap Newsletter

Article brought to us by Old Mutual.


Recommended

by NEWSROOM AI
Read More
Thapelo Mokoena (Quinn) talks about money and literally being born under a tree

Thapelo Mokoena (Quinn) talks about money and literally being born under a tree

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews Mokoena about his attitude to money (hopes and fears, successes and failures, etc.).

I see money as energy – David Scott, The Kiffness

I see money as energy – David Scott, The Kiffness

The new billionaire is not the person with a billion rand, but the person who can touch a billion people’s lives, says Scott.

'All South Africans who can, must give. It’s our responsibility and privilege'

'All South Africans who can, must give. It’s our responsibility and privilege'

Bruce Whitfield interviews former Springbok captain Jean de Villiers about his attitude to money and beliefs about it.

'I want to ensure my money delivers change to as many people as possible'

'I want to ensure my money delivers change to as many people as possible'

Black Business Council president Sandile Zungu on his attitude toward money (hopes and fears, successes and failures, etc.).

'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.).

'I’m very conscious about how I spend. I don’t buy fancy cars. I buy bargains'

'I’m very conscious about how I spend. I don’t buy fancy cars. I buy bargains'

Bruce Whitfield interviews Sipho Hotstix Mabuse about his attitude toward money (hopes and fears, successes and failures, etc.).

Popular articles
Minister Fikile Mbalula appoints permanent Road Accident Fund board

Minister Fikile Mbalula appoints permanent Road Accident Fund board

Eyewitness News reporter Bonga Dlulane gives details of the new board and the mandate they have been given by the minister.

Jehova Retshepile Wena star Neyi Zimu has passed away

Jehova Retshepile Wena star Neyi Zimu has passed away

The Gospel star succumbed to a long illness on Wednesday night.

There is no Ubuntu in how Khanya Cekeshe has been treated - Thuli Madonsela

There is no Ubuntu in how Khanya Cekeshe has been treated - Thuli Madonsela

Former public protector says the eight-year sentence was too harsh and it shouldn't matter that he was not a Wits student.

[WATCH] Weather forecaster and watch contradicting statement goes viral

[WATCH] Weather forecaster and watch contradicting statement goes viral

Khabazela shares tweets and Facebook posts that have gone viral.

[WATCH] Driver assisting a waste reclaimer push trolly up a hill goes viral

[WATCH] Driver assisting a waste reclaimer push trolly up a hill goes viral

Khabazela shares tweets and Facebook posts that have gone viral.

‘South Africans are getting poorer and poorer because of politics’

‘South Africans are getting poorer and poorer because of politics’

SAA is a classic example, says Isaah Mhlanga, Chief Economist at Alexander Forbes Investments.

[VIDEO] People in amusement park thrown off ride in Thailand goes viral

[VIDEO] People in amusement park thrown off ride in Thailand goes viral

Khabazela shares tweets and Facebook posts that have gone viral.

[WATCH] Couple dancing in traffic has social media talking

[WATCH] Couple dancing in traffic has social media talking

Khabazela shares tweets and Facebook posts that have gone viral.