Carly Barnes: Don't Be Intimidated By Your Finances, Own Them. Slay Them!

Posted by Standwa Nongauza

Jul 4, 2017 12:26:04 PM


Carly Barnes is a marketer, singer, investor, flexitarian and world wanderer. She studied music and live performance at AFDA and went on to start an industrial theatre business, write for a few magazines (some glossy, some niche) and make magic in the PR and content creation space. Passionate about storytelling, the role of EasyEquities brand manager had her at ‘Hello’; and she started working at Purple Group in 2016. In her free time Carly practices playing the ukulele, works out, and spends time in nature. She’s also passionate about empowering women, especially in the investing space. Excited to be part of a team which is breaking new ground for South Africans with low cost, friendly investing, Carly makes sure newbie and seasoned investors alike are welcomed warmly to #TeamEasy. In this interview she talks to us about her money habits.  

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Topics: Education, Female Investors, Staff, social, savings, financial advice

Change is #easy!

Posted by Carly Barnes

Mar 16, 2017 11:50:03 AM

I always used to think I was someone who adapted quickly to change. One of those super agile, throw what you want at me, spontaneous, roll with the punches kinda gals. Then I remembered that I was the last of my friends to set up an Instagram account, that my little brothers still don’t know what the machine in my living room is (a very old boxy TV) and that I’ve never even attempted to to use ‘the cloud’. Yes, it’s out there now. (hand over face) I can be a little old school.

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Topics: Female Investors, Staff, Managed Bundles

Investing, a long term strategy to grow your wealth

Posted by Shaun Keeling

Mar 6, 2017 3:07:28 PM

Idah Masekela is a 28 year-old mom, foodie and netball star who, almost a year ago, added ‘shareholder’ to her list of achievements.  At the time, Idah knew very little about the stock market but has since grown her wealth, knowledge and experience by following her gut, researching companies online and forming good financial habits. 

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Topics: Female Investors, Investor Spotlight, savings

Girl Power!

Posted by Carly Barnes

Sep 27, 2016 3:17:56 PM

Industry wide, the female of the species has always been the lesser part of a 70/ 30 split when it comes to investing. Why is that, I wondered, until I thought back to my first investment which only happened after a decent amount of ermm-ing and head scratching earlier this year. I don’t have an exact answer but my guess is that the feeling women have when approaching the idea of investing is similar to how they might feel walking into the weights section of a gym for the first time. I don’t fit in here. I don’t know what I’m doing. I’ll look stupid. But as you’ll hear from Lauren Hillidge, a weightlifting superstar who we’re helping get to the World Masters Weightlifting Championships in Heinsheim Germany this year, strength and confidence are qualities which are always within our reach if we can just find the courage to take that first step.

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Topics: Female Investors

Girls you got this: time to start building!

Posted by Carly Barnes

Aug 26, 2016 2:55:06 PM

Now that you’ve got the basics down, you’ve got to start planning for your future. What does that look like to you? In this last installment of our Women’s Month series Georgina Read, owner of Money Fit discusses consistency in managing your finances and building your wealth. Sisters – do it for yourselves this Women’s Month! And don’t forget to share your comments and thoughts with us.

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Topics: Female Investors


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