Make Money Mondays

Geek God Aki Anastasiou opens up about money

I used to bunk school to work at 702.

Aki Anastasiou

[Having enough money for] Retirement keeps me awake at night.

Aki Anastasiou

Shoes and good clothes are my biggest extravagance.

Aki Anastasiou

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 702/CapeTalk Tech Reporter Aki Anastasiou.

Anastasiou began working at 702 during school holidays.

After he matriculated he joined the station fulltime as a sound engineer.

Anastasiou reports on traffic, but is most well-known for being the go-to guy for anything tech related.

Listen to the interview in the audio below (and/or scroll down for more quotes from it).

My father had a café… I can still smell the coins in my hands!

Aki Anastasiou

You couldn’t afford to fail! That’s why my father worked so much harder.

Aki Anastasiou

My father came here from Greece.

Aki Anastasiou

He just went bigger and bigger and bigger…

Aki Anastasiou

I always respected money.

Aki Anastasiou

My father was petrified of seeing the bank manager!

Aki Anastasiou

Whatever I put in my savings account my parents matched.

Aki Anastasiou

In 1986 I bought SAB shares. Three years later it went up a bit and I sold it.

Aki Anastasiou

Cars are the biggest waste of money!

Aki Anastasiou

When you owe someone money, you pay them back!

Aki Anastasiou

Discipline! Discipline! Discipline!

Aki Anastasiou

I said to myself, ‘You’re not an Oppenheimer! Pull yourself together!’

Aki Anastasiou

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