How to become financially free: tips and hacks for young professionals


As young professionals enter the job market, they may be tempted to spend their new income on expensive brands and flashy cars. In this Smart Money podcast, Maya Fisher-French explores how young professionals can achieve financial freedom, despite the external societal pressures that they face each day.

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Host: Maya Fisher-French, Financial Consumer Journalist

Grant Wills, Discovery financial adviser

“I found myself earning a lot of money at a very young age and at the same time being heavily influenced by society’s idea of what it means to be successful and wealthy, for example spending money on expensive brands or buying a flashy car.”

“During our formative years we experience something I call emotional debt … You’re building a mental picture of an unmet need in your childhood and that’s your emotional debt. We use money to try and meet that fantasy in our heads.”

Mavis Ureke, International Human Behaviour Specialist

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