Carly Barnes

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Shoes or Shares? at #JSESheInvests

Posted by Carly Barnes

Aug 8, 2018 9:07:48 AM

Give a girl the right shoes and she can conquer the world - I think Marilyn Monroe was on to something.  Empowered with the right knowledge, access and community we can pretty much do anything. This was never more clear to me than on Saturday 4th August at the first #JSESheInvests event at the Joburg Stock Exchange.

There we were… a delightful mix of women of different ages, colours and levels of investment experience, who had come together from all parts of the country to learn more about our money and how to take the first or next step towards financial freedom.

I felt really proud to be part of the line up of strong, smart, inspirational speakers who are helping empower South African women to invest. Not having come from a financial background whatsoever, I shared a bit about my journey with EasyEquities and how it has shaped and changed my perspective on life, values and well… shoes! In the last 2 years I’ve gone from being @ShoeGalCarly to @ShareGalCarly, in a way that goes far beyond the Twittersphere.


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Topics: EasyEquities Offering, Women Investing

Easy youser and GameNation SA head honcho talks share ownership

Posted by Carly Barnes

Feb 15, 2018 6:15:47 PM

Boris Bulj is the founder & editor in chief of GameNation South Africa, an online portal which features the latest news, reviews and articles for everything related to the world of gaming. He’s also an EasyEquities youser who has invested in the companies he uses and encounters as an avid gamer every day – companies like Intel and AMD. Boris says interacting with these companies as both a user and a shareholder, has made a huge difference in his engagement with them.

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Topics: You-sers

Our Investar Talks EasyEquities FEDA Sponsorship and Connecting with the Arts

Posted by Carly Barnes

Feb 8, 2018 3:22:50 PM

The first role I can remember playing in a school theatre production was a Butterfly, and then an Octopus, and then later on, one of many Tin Men in a Grade 3 rendition of The Wizard of Oz. I’ve always loved being on stage and back then a huge part of the appeal was being able to keep the costume, which I of course wore on every and any possible occasion until it was in tatters. It was my own way of prolonging the magic that you experience as a storyteller in an imaginary world.

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Topics: Staff, sponsorships

Meet the TFS A-Team Mentors!

Posted by Carly Barnes

Jan 31, 2018 7:50:42 PM


This month we’re making TFSA investing even #easier with the TFS A-team: Three EasyEquities superfans who have created baskets filled with the ETFs they love for your Tax Free Savings Account. But just as Bruce Wayne relied on his trusted mentor and confident Alfred to help guide him in saving Gotham City, so these three savings sleaths have each been assigned a fin savvy expert to help guide their quest for a TFSA takeover.

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Topics: ETFs, TFSA

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


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