​​A balanced portfolio is as easy as potjiekos Posted by: Moneyweb on 20 June 2014By Patrick Cairns For many people, the world of investing is intimidating. It seems complicated and out of reach.But this needn't be the case. With just a little education, anyone can gain the necessary confidence and skill to manage their own money.At the recent Stocks for Frocks seminars, which are mainly targeted at empowering women to take control of their own financial destinies, Nerina Visser, the head of Beta and ETFs at Nedbank Capital, brought investing into the kitchen. To explain how investing needn't be scary; she compared it to making potjiekos. "When you look at putting your money into an investment portfolio, it's really not all that different to cooking a meal," Visser says. "You need the right ingredients in the right amounts."

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