The CIO of Emperor Asset Management, Tom De Lange took us on an inspiring, eye-opening journey as he emphasised the importance of wealth planning and investing from a young age.
Having graduated from UCT just last year, I am a newbie to the world of work and investing. You know that saying ‘sink or swim’, well this takes on a very real meaning when you are learning the ins and outs of the corporate financial world.
Investment advice is easy to come by but keep in mind that it’s not all good. When looking at a share price chart and the line is moving up and down – this is very similar to the heart beat we see in hospitals and the funny thing is they kind of work the same way too.
Wiping the sleep from your eyes in the early morning as the droning sound of the snooze alarm persists; you find yourself in your 20s or early 30s, thinking about if it is worthwhile to start planning for retirement at such a young age.