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Carte Blanche’s Devi Sankaree Govender opens up about her money hopes, and fears

I’ve never been broke. I’ve always had a fear of not having enough money, so I’ve been a chronic saver all my life.

Devi Sankaree Govender

Devi Sankaree Govender is Carte Blanche’s award-winning investigative journalist.

Govender has a reputation for fearlessness; does it hold true when it comes to money?

Each week The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews a famous person about her or his attitude to money (hopes and fears, successes and failures, etc.) as part of his weekly “Make Money Mondays” feature.

This week Gushwell Brooks (in for Whitfield) interviewed Govender.

Scroll down for quotes from the audio below.

I grew up in a time when brands weren’t big.

Devi Sankaree Govender

I’m not a risk-taker.

Devi Sankaree Govender

I bought my first property when I was 25 years old. Then interest rates went up to 25%! I needed to take another job…

Devi Sankaree Govender

I don’t know how much is enough.

Devi Sankaree Govender

I once bought a second-hand car without having anyone check it out. It was the worst money decision I’ve ever made.

Devi Sankaree Govender

Never ever lend money to friends or family!

Devi Sankaree Govender

I see my children as an extravagance. Books are my other extravagance.

Devi Sankaree Govender

My husband and I don’t have joint bank accounts. It’s simple. It’s clear. There’s no confusion.

Devi Sankaree Govender

I like nice dinners and driving nice cars. I like spoiling myself, but completely within reason.

Devi Sankaree Govender

All resources need to be looked after.

Devi Sankaree Govender

I drive a 2-series BMW.

Devi Sankaree Govender

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