Posts by Carly Barnes

What are your investing goals?

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There’s a lot of science around setting goals and why they work when it comes to achieving the stuff that’s really important to you. We ...
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What is compound interest?

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When you save or invest money, it has the potential to earn interest (as cash in a bank account for example) or returns (the percentage ...
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What is a share, and how do I make money by owning them?

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If you don’t like pizza we can’t be friends. And if you do, don’t expect me to share. Luckily for you, there are loads of people who are ...
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What is the risk of investing?

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Let's be frank, there is not an investment type in the world that doesn't come with risk. Risk refers to the potential for the value of an ...
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How much money do I need to start investing?

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Thanks to the disruption of low cost-investing, the answer to this question is really up to you. It is now possible to invest with as ...
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What are the fees I pay when I invest?

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Just like having a bank account, which requires you to pay certain fees, investing doesn’t come without certain costs. These differ ...
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Should I invest in a Managed Portfolio?

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Giving someone else control when it comes to managing your investment portfolio is a huge relief for a lot of people, while others prefer ...
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Transfer money between your EasyEquities Accounts in 3 #easy steps

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Because so many of you are growing in your investment journeys and exploring more than one account to invest in, we thought it was about ...
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EasyEquities pitches at Singapore Fintech Fest

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On Saturday 10 November, TeamEasy will be jet setting off to the largest Fintech Hub in South East Asia to give the rest of the world a ...
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Shoes or Shares? at #JSESheInvests

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Give a girl the right shoes and she can conquer the world - I think Marilyn Monroe was on to something.  Empowered with the right ...
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Easy youser and GameNation SA head honcho talks share ownership

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Boris Bulj is the founder & editor in chief of GameNation South Africa, an online portal which features the latest news, reviews and ...
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Our Investar Talks EasyEquities FEDA Sponsorship and Connecting with the Arts

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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 ...
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Some unforgettable firsts with 5fm

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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 ...
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What Are Preference Shares?

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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 ...
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You can't buy a sweet with 67 cents: Eric Moyo

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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 ...
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Vishal and his investment journey

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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 ...
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Now I can say: ‘I invest in the stock exchange’

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Lavinia Schlebusch, is a 50-year-old teacher from Jozi; whom, by her own admission, had no interest in the markets. But after reading an ...
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Podcast: Balancing Act with the Aconcagua Growth Bundle

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  This week, Emperor Asset Management brand manager Lungile Mashigo, and fund manager TC van der Walt discuss the Aconcagua Growth ...
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Do you know your ABC’s? Here’s a closer look at Google’s holding company, Alphabet

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In 2015 the leading Internet search engine Google officially became Alphabet, a multinational collection of companies with Google being the ...
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Podcast: A look inside Emperor's Aggressive bundle

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  Bundles are a game changer and a whole bunch of Easy yousers are fans (and owners) of the Emperor Asset Management Everest Aggressive ...
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How Apple Took the Tech World

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It’s hard to imagine a world without iPhones, Apple TV or iTunes anymore – Apple has certainly cemented itself as a household name and a ...
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Crowd Sourced Stock Picks: What Other Yousers are Investing In

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  The power of the collective – it’ been written about and studied for ages. It’s how a lot of people, living in a fast-paced connected ...
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Change is #easy!

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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 ...
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Free State students meet Team Easy at the Finance Indaba

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Let me be clear about something. The most exciting thing I had ever won before joining Team Easy was a teddy bear in a colouring in ...
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Ever attended an AGM? Here’s how!

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You’re a shareholder (nice!) and the company you’ve got shares in invites you to their AGM. But your diary is sacred… and scribbled full of ...
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Rather give the gift that keeps growing this festive season

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Ah December. Can you smell that sweet summer holiday? Whether your plans are the sand-between-toes type or you’re getting ready to slide ...
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Running and investing have more in common than you think

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Feige Lewin is new to investing, but has comfortably worn in her shoes as a runner. This EasyEquities Born 2 Run Athletics Club Ladies ...
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Girl Power!

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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 ...
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Dividends for the win!

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Everybody likes getting the news that they’ve got some dividends on the way! (Yes please!) As you may know by now, a dividend is a sharing ...
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Celebrating SA heritage: We’ve got ou’s in different area codes

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Parking off on your stoep in the Karoo, lacing up for a lap in the Mother City or scouting the surf in East London – there’s a good chance ...
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Are we rebounding from the Brexit Break Up?

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In the August issue of InvestSA, some financial heavy weights commented on the global reaction to Brexit and the uncertainty that comes ...
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‘Braai’ belongs to all South Africans. So should the stock market!

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The final countdown to the 2016 National Braai Tour with Jan Braai is on! From 10-17 September, in the lead-up to South Africa’s Heritage ...
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Girls you got this: time to start building!

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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 ...
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Girls you got this: Confidence is key

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Struggling to take that first or next step in your investment journey? This week Georgina Read, owner of Money Fit discusses the importance ...
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You gotsta habit

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Crazy about baskets!

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From good causes to good stock picks, our baskets are appealing to you in so many different ways. Some of our proud Easy Basket Cases share ...
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How to invest when the markets are closed or exclude shares

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Like with most things, you’ve got to strike while the iron is hot or you risk losing out on an opportunity. The same can be said for ...
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Girls, you got this: self-value and finance

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What have you done for you lately? You might think self-value and finance are on completely opposite ends of the relevance scale, but you’d ...
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Girls, you got this!

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Just over a year ago less than less than 20% of EasyEquities investors were women. We are so chuffed to see that those numbers have risen ...
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Investor Spotlight: Ivana Andric

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Follow: @ivana_andric1
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Hashtags. #JustSaying

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Do you know about the hashtag feature on our site? Hashtags are a way for you to organise a bunch of shares you like into categories or ...
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Accéntuate’s got heart!

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Accéntuate is one of the many companies you can buy shares in on EasyEquities – so how much do you know about them? They are up to some ...
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Nerd alert! Do you know your B’s and C’s?

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It’s that time of year again and the form dispersing fairies are out in full force, making sure you have all you need to do your 2015/2016 ...
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Baskets: you ain't seen nothing yet!

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My neighbour loves carrot cake. I’m more of a lemon meringue person - different strokes for different folks. Not everyone likes the same ...
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Easy you-sers - you biscuits!

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Meet some of our EasyEquities you-sers who are growing their wealth in different ways, for different reasons at different stages in their ...
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Bring on Baskets!

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Are you a choozey person? Like to spend hours weighing up the pros and cons of gluten free vs whole wheat pasta? I’ll admit it’s fun ...
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What does unbundling have to do with lemonade?

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When I was a lighty my best friend and I were budding entrepreneurs. Every Saturday morning we’d set up shop at the bottom of one of our ...
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WT(FICA)

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FICA. Shudder every time you hear the word? Picture yourself drowning in reams of paper and queues? Hover over the “mark as read” tab at ...
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How to pick investments – advice from the pros

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What do I buy? - It’s one of the most asked questions you ask us. So here’s some advice from the pros – the self-made moguls who have ...
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Investor spotlight: Ramon J. Thomas

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Follow: @RamonThomas
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Cloudy with a chance of social sentiment?

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What’s the first thing you do when you are looking to buy something specific? I know what I do. I hop online and have a look at what people ...
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The deal on dividends. Word.

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I can’t think about the word ‘dividends’ without a P Diddy baseline or a Jay Z beat thumping through my head. If anyone knows how to put ...
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I wish I wish I wish...

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Georgina Read is an EasyEquities user who seeks to dissolve the stereotypes associated with investing, and encourage women to empower ...
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Innovating the insurance game

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On Monday 18 April, the Financial Intermediaries Association of South Africa (FIA), held a Short Term Insurance Broking Summit at the ...
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The Power of Ownership...

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Loyalty programmes are the business. Customers get to cash in on rewards – be it free merch or spend opportunities – while companies keep ...
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The Bigger Picture

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No one can call the Purple office a boring place to work. Everywhere you look there is a different colour, image or word which for a moment ...
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