Money, cricket and me

Auckland City Harbour News - - FRONT PAGE - ROB STOCK

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

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