What it means to lose 15 years of your life, financially speaking

A fierce battle is going on in the trial of Oscar Pistorius.

A sentence of 15 years in jail is possible.

What is the financial or investment value of 15 years?

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviewed Theo Vorster, CEO of Galileo Capital.

Scroll down for quotes from the audio below.

Time is either a very loyal friend or a brutal enemy.

Theo Vorster, CEO of Galileo Capital

A R100 000 will in 15 years buy what you can buy for R42 000 today.

Theo Vorster, CEO of Galileo Capital

If you invest R100 000 in the equity market – and you reinvest the dividends - it should be worth R580 000 in 15 years.

Theo Vorster, CEO of Galileo Capital

Invest R10 000 per month in an equity fund for 15 years – the value will be R5 million.

Theo Vorster, CEO of Galileo Capital

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