Money, cricket and me
Cricket has given me my single favourite money principle: ‘‘Put runs on the board’’.
I find it helpful to have neat phrases encapsulating money philosophies.
And none have I repeated to myself more often than this cricket-inspired one.
My awakening to the joys of leather on willow came at the same time as I had my financial awakening when I landed a job on an investment newspaper in London.
Within a year, I had put down a deposit on my first house, and had been to see my first one-day cricket international.
I found having a mortgage frightening, so I went hell for leather paying down that loan as I set about getting myself a money education.
I was thoroughly enjoying my cricket education too.
I started thinking about money paid off the loan as runs on the board.
I was only in the crowd at