Boity Shares Her Financial Journey Ahead Of TV Appearance! Big names Boity and TT Mbha will compete in first-ever financial education game show.
TV personality Boity, real estate tycoon TT Mbha, and bands Good Luck and Mafikizolo all have the financial confidence to be tested on their money knowledge on live TV…Do you? The much-loved local celebs will go head-to-head for their favourite charities on the Sanlam Moola-Money Family Game Show, which premiers on eTV on 3 April at 18h00.
The show aims to level up South Africans’ financial education through a first-of-its-kind game show format. Along with the celebrity guests, it features 24 everyday South African families facing off against each other to answer finance-related questions, over 13 episodes.
The aim is to make money management accessible by breaking down complex financial topics in an engaging way. In episode one, Boity and her mom go head-to-head against house Mbha to winmoola for their favourite charities. Boity says she tends to be a budgeter, with a penchant for bagging bargains. The highly successful rapper, actress, model and mogul believes in Thomas Jefferson’s money philosophy – to never spend your money before you have it.
These values stem from some tough financial lessons she has learnt in her life, “Overspending has been one of the harshest teachers.” Her advice for the younger generation is to learn the importance of saving and investing early on, “Research, get advice, ask questions and then put what you’ve learnt into action. The earlier you start on your journey of saving, the better.”
The show’s family format resonated. The young go-getter says her family has played an instrumental role in shaping her financial confidence, “My family played a massive role in teaching me how to handle money. Because of our financial situation, some advice wasn’t the best, but beyond that, I think they played a positive role in my financial confidence journey.”
In episode one, Boity says she is on the show to learn. Sydney Mbhele, Chief Executive: Brand at Sanlam, says that’s exactly why Moola-Money was conceptualised, “We continuously use the ‘currency’ of creativity to empower South Africans to have the confidence to set solid goals and pursue money mastery.
“We want to encourage people to tackle the taboo topic of money, by shifting attitudes and setting shared goals. So much of money mind-sets are established during childhood. It is also vital families involve children in the planning process. We want everyone to get to the point where they’d be happy to have their financial acumen tested on live TV!”