You will probably be delighted to know that I have drawn the line at charging Timothy (age 8) rent or getting him to pay for his clothing or other recreational activities.
Jackie Cameron reflects on skiing techniques and investment risk.
My editor immediately put through a call to his personal banker, who arrived later that day armed with application forms. And, shortly after that, a credit card with an enormous facility – far more than I could repay with at least three salary cheques – arrived.
This morning an interesting bit of news appeared in my in-box: it was a strategy overview from one of the women I most admire in South Africa’s tough, male-dominated asset management industry, Magda Wierzycka. She was announcing the details of how she is going to ensure her company, Sygnia, becomes the largest passive investment…
My first and most lasting personal finance lesson was delivered to me in an unmarked police car when I was a crime reporter. The tutor was a detective with a handgun strapped to each of his calves, another tucked into the back of his trousers and who knows where else
‘The toilet was ridiculously complex. It had a heated seat and push buttons for hot and cold water and air – and a mechanism to powder your bottom’
Monthly bank charges on basic current account add up to the cost of an international air ticket.