Carly Barnes

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Some unforgettable firsts with 5fm

Posted by Carly Barnes

Nov 21, 2017 11:29:11 AM

Not all first times are created equal. That’s for sure. There are a few that stand out for me – the first time I took my driver’s license and rolled back on the incline start. Blind. The first time I ran 10km and couldn’t move for three days. The first time I had to break up with a boyfriend, or be broken up with; and then the first five post-break kilograms that I had to work off. The first time I took a real hard look at my spending habits. The first time I applied for a bond. The first time I asked for a raise.

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Topics: Investing, 5fm, First time


What Are Preference Shares?

Posted by Carly Barnes

Oct 6, 2017 9:59:28 AM

Many of you have asked just what a preference share is, and how it differs from your standard issue share. Here's a simplified version of just what they are and do for the investor, and why companies issue preference shares in the first place.  

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Topics: Education, preference shares


TFS-yay! Easy wins at the Top Stockbroker Awards 2017

Posted by Carly Barnes

Sep 27, 2017 1:49:18 PM

For the third year in a row EasyEquities has taken home the #1 spot in the Intellidex / Financial Mail / Investors Monthly Top Stockbroker awards for Best Tax Free Savings Account provider.

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Topics: TFSA, Awards


Eric Moyo: a bright future in the markets

Posted by Carly Barnes

Sep 26, 2017 1:27:40 PM

This is Eric. We met him a few months ago but he’s been an Easy youser for two years now. Eric is 22 and  fresh out of varsity where he completed a BCOM. He’s originally from Zim, but is now proud to call Jozi his home.

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Topics: Investor Spotlight, You-sers


Vishal and his investment journey

Posted by Carly Barnes

Sep 15, 2017 1:09:42 PM

Vishal Tuckooriah is a 37-year old systems control clerk and family man from KZN. He’s also an investor. 

While he certainly finds the investment journey fun and liberating, it didn’t start out so simple.  

Having began with an endowment policy on a five-year contract with a passive fund, Vishal figured it wasn’t really for him. He was looking to take his financial future into his own hands.

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Topics: Purple Group Limited, Investor Spotlight, You-sers


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