The Joyful Frugalista
37:  Patricia Falcetta, the Family Joy expert, talks about neurodiversity and how any family can embrace joy

37: Patricia Falcetta, the Family Joy expert, talks about neurodiversity and how any family can embrace joy

September 26, 2020

Has your family dynamic been less than joyful during the events of 2020?  If so, you're not alone - especially if you have neurodiverse kids at home.  In this episode, Patricia Falcetta aka the Family Joy Expert, shares some wisdom about how to improve family joy. Patricia helps families with neurodiverse children – such as Autism (ASD), ADHD, ADD, dyslexia and others such as dyspraxia and supports families to move away from stress, overwhelm, anxiety and worry to relief, happiness, better family balance and joy.

36:  Rae Knopik, founder of The Canberra Gals Network, talks about how money comes when you need it

36: Rae Knopik, founder of The Canberra Gals Network, talks about how money comes when you need it

September 19, 2020

Rae Knopik travelled halfway around the world and then to a place she couldn't even pinpoint on a map for love.  And then she set up a community-based not-for-profit.  Rae's story is one of faith and belief. If you have ever dreamed of setting up a not-for-profit to do something bigger than yourself, you will love what Rae has to say.

35:  Karin Holmes talks about why nurturing kindness is so powerful

35: Karin Holmes talks about why nurturing kindness is so powerful

September 6, 2020

As we deal with a global pandemic and a recession, many of us are also dealing with the mental health impact of disruption and change.  In this podcast, Serina chats with counsellor and author Karin Holmes about the transformative power of kindness, and why kindness is so needed right now.

Karin Holmes is a counsellor who specializes in grief counselling and mental health support. Karin is author of two books, Nurturing Kindness – a manifesto for unapologetic self-love and healing and How to survive a miscarriage – a guide for women, their partners, friends and families and he is passionate about helping those that are done suffering silently and are ready to start healing. 

34:  Janine Linklater at the Southern Region Business Enterprise Centre talks about how to set up a business plan and start a business

34: Janine Linklater at the Southern Region Business Enterprise Centre talks about how to set up a business plan and start a business

August 29, 2020

Have you ever had an idea for a business or startup and then thought, how do I do it?  Or have you started a business and want to learn more about how to craft a sustainable business model, especially to pivot during COVID?  Serina chats with Janine Linklater, Business Development Manager at the Southern Region Business Enterprise Centre about the things to think about what starting a business, and the importance of a simple and easy to craft business plan.

33.  Lacey Filipich from Money School talks about buying her first property at 19 and achieving financial independence

33. Lacey Filipich from Money School talks about buying her first property at 19 and achieving financial independence

August 23, 2020

Lacey Filipich is author of Money School:  become financially independent and reclaim your life.  A former chemical engineer who spent time working in Kalgoorlie, Lacey founded Money School with her mum 2010 - and more recently founded Maker Kids to help teach financial education to children.  

Lacey is one of the chief organisers of a virtual summit called Money Debates, which brings together over 40 finance experts to explore different views on key financial issues.  Money Debates opens on 24 August and runs until 4 September.

32:  Serina is the face of Savvy Shopper - have you read it yet?

32: Serina is the face of Savvy Shopper - have you read it yet?

August 22, 2020

Serina's got some exciting news to announce! She is now the face of Savvy Shopper, a new column that features in the midweek Hibernation section of News Corp's major metropolitan newspapers every Thursday.  Make sure to buy The Daily Telegraph, The Herald Sun, The Courier Mail, Mercury etc and to check out Savvy Shopper online.   

 
31:  Harry Armytage, the Learning Difficulty Expert, talks about spending triggers and how to encourage learning

31: Harry Armytage, the Learning Difficulty Expert, talks about spending triggers and how to encourage learning

August 16, 2020

Harry Armytage specialises in helping bright children - and adults with self-responsibility - to rediscover their love of learning. And in a previous life, Harry was an economist who analysed what made people spend.  In this episode, chats with Serina about the hidden secrets department stores use to make us want to spend,  the importance of listening, how to encourage learning in children - especially gifted children, embracing your gifts, and finally, the circular economy.

30:  Jess from the Fioneers talks about toxic feminism, slow FI and choosing health over work

30: Jess from the Fioneers talks about toxic feminism, slow FI and choosing health over work

August 5, 2020

Jess is one half of The Fioneers, a financial independence blog.  Jess is on her way to financial independence while working part-time.  The Fioneers won the Plutus Award in 2019 for the best new personal finance blog.

 

In this podcast, Jess has a candid chat with Serina about women and overwork,  choosing the right path to financial independence, and the dangers of the 'treat yourself' culture.

29:  Kate Crowhurst from Money Bites talks about financial literacy in schools

29: Kate Crowhurst from Money Bites talks about financial literacy in schools

August 1, 2020

Growing up, I learnt more about money outside school than in it. This is a problem that former teacher Kate Crowhurst, who blogs at Money Bites, feels passionately about. In this episode, she discusses financial literacy in schools, the need for more female voices in personal finance, the importance of women in business startups - and she shares a great fashionista tip.

 

Kate is also working with Money School author Lacey Filipich on Money Debates, a virtual summit that takes place from 31 August to 4 September.

28:  Aussie Firebug chats about pandemic investing and superannuation withdrawals

28: Aussie Firebug chats about pandemic investing and superannuation withdrawals

July 23, 2020

Aussie Firebug is an Australian, currently living in London, who blogs and podcasts about his Financial Independence Retire Early (FIRE) path.  He is a bit of a legend in the FIRE community, where his no-nonsense tell it as it is approach has earned him over 13,000 subscribers. In this episode, he has an honest chat with Serina about how 2020 has disrupted his (and Mrs Firebug's) European travel plans, how they are investing, and his views on the controversial topic of whether or not to withdraw money from superannuation.

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