Make Money Mondays

Personal finance guru Maya Fischer-French comes clean about her own finances

I got into personal finance… because of my upbringing… I was 16 when my father died… We were left with so much debt… sold our furniture to buy groceries… there was no will and no life cover… there was nothing in place…

Maya Fischer-French

Money is power!

Maya Fischer-French

My best money decision ever was, definitely, buying my first home… My worst money decision was, probably, the other house…

Maya Fischer-French

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 famed Personal Finance journalist Maya Fischer-French.

Fischer-French is the author of “Maya on Money: Implement your Money Plan”.

She is the editor of “My Money My Lifestyle”, the personal finance section of City Press.

Fischer-French edited the South African version of Dave Ramsey’s bestseller “The Total Money Makeover”.

She has twice won the prestigious Sanlam Award for Excellence in Financial Journalism.

What does she believe about money?

Does she practice what she preaches?

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

I remember getting a Bob T account… I was about 14… My dad put six months’ pocket money in it… I blew it in two weeks…

Maya Fischer-French

I got into the world of finance, because I said no to drugs…

Maya Fischer-French

If women keep leaving this to the man in the house, it’s going to create massive issues…

Maya Fischer-French

My first job was at Dion’s… I worked in the baby department…

Maya Fischer-French

We mustn’t underestimate just basic work ethic.

Maya Fischer-French

I’m actually really good at buying stocks! I’m really bad at selling them…

Maya Fischer-French

Every now and then I buy stocks… when it’s really obvious… about 18 months ago I noticed Standard Bank had a dividend yield of 7%... within two months the share price rallied by 30%...

Maya Fischer-French

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