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'Collect experiences, NOT possessions!' - Paul Theron (Vestact MD)

I drive a 1993 Benz.

Paul Theron, Vestact MD

My parents had a huge aversion to debt.

Paul Theron, Vestact MD

I don’t see money as anything special by itself.

Paul Theron, Vestact MD

I don’t like having a lot of things.

Paul Theron, Vestact MD

Every 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 Whitfield interviewed the often controversial Vestact MD Paul Theron.

Regular listeners of The Money Show will know Theron for his razor-sharp tongue when presenting the “Business Blunders” on a Friday.

Scroll down for quotes from the audio below.

I grew up in a middleclass, intellectual family. But there wasn’t a lot of money, because my parents had too many children in too few years!

Paul Theron, Vestact MD

My first memory of money was my savings book at age five, six or seven.

Paul Theron, Vestact MD

I learned that if you were careful with your money you’d be rewarded.

Paul Theron, Vestact MD

I had a scholarship to study engineering.

Paul Theron, Vestact MD

My first investments were not particularly impressive and came quite late; in my late 20s and early 30s when I was first able to afford a home.

Paul Theron, Vestact MD

I worked for the ANC in the time of Trevor and Maria. We were researching energy policy.

Paul Theron, Vestact MD

I don’t like to sell things. That’s why I think carefully about what to buy.

Paul Theron, Vestact MD

Act slowly! Don’t act in haste and repent later.

Paul Theron, Vestact MD

I’m intrinsically extremely optimistic.

Paul Theron, Vestact MD

The worst money decision I’ve ever made was my first attempt at entrepreneurship. I brought partners on-board. The last time I saw them was the day we signed the deal.

Paul Theron, Vestact MD

The best money decision I’ve taken was to start my own business.

Paul Theron, Vestact MD

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