WHAT I WOULD TELL MY YOUNGER SELF ABOUT MONEY
KAMINI PATHER, WINNER OF MASTERCHEF SA SEASON 2, HOST OF GIRL EAT WORLD, AND MEDIA PERSONALITY ear younger me: You were not born to be a hippy, no matter how many pieces of tie-die clothing you own. You like shiny things. And money makes the world go round, so you need to know exactly what is potting. And while you may have many other skills, let’s be honest: money management is not your forte. But there are people in the world who have the knowledge to help you, so go and find them. And as it is with your hair – you may leave the cutting up to the experts, but it is YOU who knows what style you like and what colour and cut suits you – so it is with money; only you know your own needs and financial goals. So take responsibility for the creation of your own wealth, and give constant input to your advisor. Check your portfolio. Check your returns. Ask questions.
RADIO PRESENTER, KFM reat money with the utmost respect and don’t see it as an immediate commodity. Money can go a long way, depending on how knowledgeable you are about making it work for you. As tight as things may seem when you are young, investing and saving is never a bad idea.
TBanks will come to you, because you’re in good standing everything will be offered to you on a buffet of credit, from clothing accounts and new cars to furniture accounts. But credit is not wealth. Be able to decipher what works for you and what doesn’t.