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Natalie du Toit opens up about her money beliefs, hopes and fears

My parents always tried to give us everything. They went without a lot of things so they could give to us children.

Natalie du Toit

I have a little flat in a complex that’s quite nice. It’s my haven and I’m proud of it.

Natalie du Toit

I’m very fortunate that I had these opportunities.

Natalie du Toit

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 he interviewed South African Olympic and Paralympic swimmer Natalie du Toit.

Du Toit is best known for the gold medals she won at the 2004 Paralympic Games as well as the Commonwealth Games.

She placed 16th - competing against able-bodied swimmers - at the 10 kilometre “Marathon” at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing.

Scroll down for more quotes from the audio below.

For pocket money I walked down the road to collect.

Natalie du Toit

I think I look like Shrek.

Natalie du Toit

My parents didn’t talk about money much.

Natalie du Toit

I got my first credit card at the age of 17.

Natalie du Toit

I had sponsors and people who believed in me throughout my career.

Natalie du Toit

I believe you give back three times of what you received.

Natalie du Toit

I was 30 when I got my first paying job.

Natalie du Toit

It scared me when I retired and I couldn’t find a job.

Natalie du Toit

Money, unfortunately, makes the world go ‘round.

Natalie du Toit

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