The Fat Wallet Show from Just One Lap
About This Show
The Fat Wallet Show is a show about questions. It’s about admitting that we don’t know everything, but that we’re willing to learn. Most of all, it’s about understanding as much as we can to make us all better investors.
Phrases like, “I’m not sure” or, “Let me look that up and get back to you” or, “I don’t know” don’t exist in the financial services industry. If you ever had a financial question you were too embarrassed to ask, you know what we’re talking about. In this business, appearances matter, and nobody wants to seem like they don’t know how things work or what the outlook is for the buchu industry. It’s easy to excuse that little vanity, except that people in the investment industry are meant to service investors - people like you and me who need to figure out what to do with our money.
There’s no such thing as a stupid question in this show. If you have unanswered financial questions, this is your opportunity to have them answered in a way that even I can understand. Pop them to us at email@example.com.
Hosted by Kristia van Heerden and Simon Brown.
Most Recent Episode
#27: Short-term savings
7 days ago
I bought my Huyndai Atos at a time when I seriously couldn’t afford to buy a new car. Between 0km and about 50 000km I only serviced it once, because it was as young and invincible as I was at 24. I still find it miraculous that we both managed to survive that time of my life relatively unscathed. It pains me to say that perhaps the end might be looming for my dear Atos. I can remove the key from the ignition while the car is running and nothing happens. I’m told this is not normal. Thankfully my Atos and I have matured together. I’m hoping to get three more years out of the old so and so before buying a new car. I want to spend that time saving for a new one. If my portfolio performance over the past three years is anything to go by, the stock market isn’t the place to save for a new car. With a short investment horizon, what is the best way to save? In this episode of The Fat Wallet Show, I masterfully manipulate Simon into telling me what I want to hear. It’s true. Listen for yourself. Send your pressing money and investment questions to firstname.lastname@example.org. I’ll see if I can do it again. Kris