Make Money Mondays

Famed market commentator Wayne McCurrie bares his soul about money

I had such poor matric results! No university would accept me except Unisa.

Wayne McCurrie, Ashburton Investments

I’m a little bit on the cheap side.

Wayne McCurrie, Ashburton Investments

I’ve always invested my money in the portfolios I manage.

Wayne McCurrie, Ashburton Investments

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 interviewed Ashburton Investments Senior Portfolio Manager Wayne McCurrie.

The well-known portfolio manager has almost 30 years of industry experience.

What is it about money that keeps him up at night?

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

We didn’t discuss money much.

Wayne McCurrie, Ashburton Investments

I got weekly pocket money as a kid. I saved it up to buy records and speaker boxes…

Wayne McCurrie, Ashburton Investments

I made number plates and hand delivered them on my bicycle.

Wayne McCurrie, Ashburton Investments

My first paycheque was R135 per month.

Wayne McCurrie, Ashburton Investments

I didn’t have a bed or a desk…

Wayne McCurrie, Ashburton Investments

I spend most of my spare time on fixing up old cars. I really enjoy it!

Wayne McCurrie, Ashburton Investments

You can’t take your job home with you! When I’m home I put it [work] aside.

Wayne McCurrie, Ashburton Investments

I’ve made plenty of bad investment decisions!

Wayne McCurrie, Ashburton Investments

Two years ago I bought resource shares. I thought I was very clever!

Wayne McCurrie, Ashburton Investments

The key to investing is avoiding disaster.

Wayne McCurrie, Ashburton Investments

How much is enough? If you can sit back without needing to worry.

Wayne McCurrie, Ashburton Investments

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