Maya Fisher-French

Personal Finance Journalist
Maya on Money

Maya Fisher-French is a well-known South African personal financial journalist and author of Maya on Money: Implement your Money Plan. She is twice winner of the prestigious Sanlam Award for Excellence in Financial Journalism for the category of Consumer Financial Education.

Apart from managing her website,, Maya is editor of My Money My Lifestyle, the personal finance section of national Sunday newspaper City Press. She edited the South African version of Dave Ramsey’s best seller “The Total Money Makeover.”

Maya is an invited columnist and commentator across several media channels including magazines, radio and television and is a popular speaker at both local and international events where she provides a consumers’ perspective on the financial industry. She also provides money management workshops for employees.

Prior to becoming a financial journalist in 2003, Maya worked in the financial industry for a stock broking company where she developed their private client trading desk and headed up the offshore investment division. Before this, she worked for Investec Private Bank as a consultant on their direct investment desk.

Maya has a Bachelor of Arts in English and an Honours degree in Economics from the University of the Witwatersrand.