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
#40: Should I care about dividends?
6 days ago
I like the concept of dividends: companies that do well share the love and the profit with their investors. Because my investment portfolio is small, however, the dividends I receive are often an inconvenience. While I’d never turn down free money, a R300 dividend payment isn’t exactly changing my life. That’s why I find the concept of income-generating assets confusing. If I had to rely on dividends in my portfolio, my retirement would consist entirely of cat food. In this episode, I make it my business to learn what I can about dividends. Dividends might be cut and dry for ordinary share investors, but how do ETF issuers handle dividends? Shouldn’t companies be turning their profit into growth instead of paying it out to investors? How do I even know which companies are paying dividends and whether they’re good companies or not? Until my portfolio is larger and earning more dividends, what should I do with my tiny dividend payments? Right at the end I show off what I know about dividends and CFDs, only to be out-shone by Simon. I almost had it. This is our 40th episode, by the way. As far as milestones go, it’s not a major one, but I want to acknowledge that I did something fun 40 times. Kris