Nigel Owens is an international rugby referee from Wales and a well-known TV personality. Owens has refereed 100 European cup games and over 75 international test matches. Last year, he refereed his 180th game and sixth final in the Guinness PRO14 championship.
In this season's Guinness PRO14 tournament, one small business will be given the opportunity to have its name and brand on the back of the referee's shirt in all seven of the competition's Round 17 games. This is part of an international brand-building competition launched by the Irish company Big Red Cloud in conjunction with Guinness PRO14 last month.
The deadline for competition entries was February 28 and one business will be selected on March 12 to win the prize.
What's the best advice you ever got about money?
I remember my mum saving money when I was a kid. I always make sure to save money. I grew up on a council estate in Wales. My dad was a miner and he was on strike for a year. So I've never taken money for granted and I don't spend money I haven't got.
What's the most important lesson about money which your career as a referee has taught you?
That it all comes down to hard work. The more matches you get [to referee], the better you get at your job and the better your salary will be.
What's the best thing financially about living in Wales?
Prices are reasonable in Wales - so things are affordable. It's not like living in London or Dublin where things like property prices are very expensive. Though wages in the big cities are bigger than they are in Wales - so it's a bit Catch 22.
What's the most expensive country you ever visited?
Japan. Prices are generally very expensive over there.
What's your favourite coin?
The Royal Mint is in Wales so a lot of money is made in Wales. I like some of the pound coins that have the leek on them and Welsh language on the side. The leek is associated with Wales.
Apart from property, what's the most expensive thing you have ever bought?
My New Holland tractor for my farm.
What was your worst job?
I've loved all the jobs I've had. I've worked as a school technician, on a farm and as a referee.
What was your biggest financial mistake?
I bought a hot tub a few years ago and only used it twice. I later sold it for half the price I paid for it.
What was your best financial killing?
The house I own. I got a good deal on it when I bought it.
If you won the Euromillions, what would you do with the money?
I'd make my family financially secure and I'd donate some money to some of the charities that I'm a patron of.
iTunes or Spotify?
I use iTunes quite a lot.
What was the last thing you bought online?
I very rarely buy stuff online. The last thing I bought was a few Christmas presents. I much prefer to buy on the high street.
Would you buy property now?
I would not buy property as an investment. I have bought a small farm and I work the farm.
Do you ever haggle?
I am the worst at haggling. I hear some of my friends haggling and I don't know how they do it. As long as someone treats me fair and gives me a fair price, I'll pay it.
What three things would you not be able to do without if you were tightening your belt?
My tractor. Cups of tea. My two dogs - they're German shepherds and I'd make sure they have food before I have.
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