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Talking all things money. Maya Fisher-French discusses the do’s and don’ts when it comes to your finances. To join the conversation send me an email via https://mayaonmoney.co.za/contact/

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Talking all things money. Maya Fisher-French discusses the do’s and don’ts when it comes to your finances. To join the conversation send me an email via https://mayaonmoney.co.za/contact/

    Turning a profit in just six months

    Turning a profit in just six months

    It is possible to turn your finances around in just six months. The Money Makeover Challenge has proven this over and again. The stories from the candidates who enter are testament to the fact that financial freedom is not about miracles, it is about having a plan, a partner and discipline. In this podcast Maya speaks to the 2022 Money Makeover winner, township entrepreneur Mpho along with his biggest cheerleader, Absa financial adviser Gladnes Masia about how, in just six months, he turned his take away food business from a drain on his finances to making a profit. 

    • 35 min
    How to get more from your medical scheme

    How to get more from your medical scheme

    Medical scheme membership is expensive and it becomes more expensive every year. The average family pays R6000 or more a month for their medical scheme benefits, yet Andre Jacobs author of “Medical Schemes Explained: Your Ultimate Guide to Using Your Medical Scheme Efficiently” argues that many are paying too much, simply because they do not understand the way their scheme works. In this podcast Maya and Andre discuss the importance of understanding your medical scheme and what to do if your scheme will not cover expenses. 

    • 41 min
    First in your family to graduate? Here's some advice.

    First in your family to graduate? Here's some advice.

    Earning your first pay cheque and balancing the many financial demands is challenging for any graduate. For those who are the first in their family to become a professional, there are even greater expectations and financial demands. In this podcast Maya speaks to Akhona Modi, a Financial Planner at BDO, about both the practical and emotional aspects of meeting the expectations of family. 

    • 31 min
    Strategies for novice investors

    Strategies for novice investors

    “Many people see the stock market as an exclusive club or that only professionals understand it well enough to succeed, but really investing is more accessible than ever,” says Moroko Modiba, managing director of Fatima Capital and author of “The Wise Investor: The Beginners Guide to making money on the stock market”. 


    In this podcast Maya and Moroko discuss investment strategies for those starting out. They discuss how to create a core portfolio and how to use this as a building block to investing in individual stocks.

    • 26 min
    How to make sure your will reflects your wishes

    How to make sure your will reflects your wishes

    The only thing certain in life is death and taxes and this is particularly true when it comes to our wills. While we can never cheat death, by drawing up a will and doing some basic estate planning we can reduce, and provide for, the fees and taxes, leaving more of our assets as a family legacy.

    In this podcast Maya speaks to wills and estate specialist Alex Simeonides, CEO of Capital Legacy about the do’s and don’ts when it comes to writing up a will.





    Why are we so afraid to sign a will?
    How can a parent use a will to protect their children’s inheritance?
    Why you should not make your minor child a beneficiary of your life policy
    How to provide for the costs of winding up your estate
    What makes a will valid?

    • 24 min
    Coping with COVID-19: The long and the short of it

    Coping with COVID-19: The long and the short of it

    COVID-19 is here to stay. So how do we best protect ourselves over the long term? 

    Discovery Life Deputy Chief Executive, Gareth Friedlander, and Chief Medical Officer, Dr Maritha van der Walt, break down the data around the risk factors when it comes to COVID-19, how we can improve our health and protect against unknown diseases. We also unpack the risks of long-covid, how to plan your recovery and how long-covid is assessed as a potential severe illness claim.

    Every life is unique, and life can be unpredictable. While some of life’s events may be unpredictable, there are ways to both mitigate and protect us from today’s risks. In this podcast series, Life behind the numbers, Maya talks to Discovery Life experts about the kinds of risks we’re all up against – in facts and figures – and how to protect against those risks.

    This is a four part series on life cover in partnership with Discovery Life

    • 17 min

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