The Joyful Frugalista
79:  Ilea Buffier shares how she reached financial independence before leaving high school

79: Ilea Buffier shares how she reached financial independence before leaving high school

May 30, 2022

Imagine what it would be like to graduate from high school knowing that you never needed to find a job? That was the reality for sustainability entrepreneur Ilea Buffier, who graduated from high school with a property portfolio that made her financially independent.  But that's only the beginning of her story: Ilea has gone on to become a successful business owner and entrepreneur, working to promote sustainability through two business endeavours. 

Ilea is the founder of Evalue8 Sustainability, an enviro tech company with the mission of making it easy for all organisations to measure and reduce their carbon footprint.  She is a Climate Active registered consultant and has been involved in the carbon accounting industry since 2005. She is also the owner of Ninetwofive Interiors, which is a dealer for Steelcase, the world’s largest commercial furniture manufacturer.

78:Money with Jess Irvine

78:Money with Jess Irvine

May 11, 2022

Jessica Irvine is a senior economics writer with The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age. For the past few years, she has been on a one-woman mission to budget, save and invest. In this podcast, she chats with Serina about her new book, Money with Jess:  Your Ultimate Guide to Household Budgeting.  If you think you need a budget, but worry that budgeting is hard (or boring), this is a podcast for you.

77:  Dr Kailas Roberts talks about dementia

77: Dr Kailas Roberts talks about dementia

April 25, 2022

One of the key risks to our financial health is our mental and physical health - and that of our spouse, parents or other family members.  And something that many families face is a diagnosis of dementia. In this podcast, Serina chats with Dr Kailas Roberts, a psychiatrist with a particular interest in brain health and dementia. Kai is author of Mind Your Brain, The Essential Australian Guide to Dementia.  He is also the creator of an iOS app, BrainScan, which helps users optimise their brain function and reduce their risk of dementia.  Kai has worked a doctor for over twenty years and currently runs a busy private practice in Brisbane, Australia, which includes Your Brain in Mind, a clinic dedicated to the assessment and treatment of cognitive difficulties.

76: Luke Harris talks property

76: Luke Harris talks property

April 15, 2022

Luke Harris from The Property Mentors has invested in property for over twenty years. Luke is author of Let's Get Real and Property Fit, and in this podcast he shares insights for how to break into the property market - the right way.

75:  Walli Miller talks about spending with purpose

75: Walli Miller talks about spending with purpose

April 10, 2022

Walli Miller is a financial coach who helps high-achieving, young professionals become work-optional by taking control of their finances without sacrificing their lattes and brunches.  Walli teaches people how to trim the FATT - Food, Accommodation, Travel and Taxes - to gain financial freedom.

74:  Julian Fayad talks about good and bad debt

74: Julian Fayad talks about good and bad debt

March 6, 2022

Is all debt bad?  Can some debt be used for building wealth?  Julian Fayad is founder of several fintech businesses, including LoanOptions.AI.  In this podcast he talks about debt, the saving, and why it's good to start a side-hustle.

73:  Leilani bin Juda talks about financial mentoring of other Indigenous women

73: Leilani bin Juda talks about financial mentoring of other Indigenous women

February 12, 2022

Leilani Bin-Juda PSM served as CEO of the Torres Strait Regional Authority until January 2022. She was the first Indigenous woman to have served in this role.  She is a proud Torres Strait Islander, with ties to Hammond, Darnley and Murray Islands.  Leilani has had a long diplomatic career, that has included postings to Papua New Guinea, Shanghai in China, the Solomon Islands and the Treaty Liaison Office on Thursday Island.  Passionate about Indigenous diplomacy, she spearheaded courses on the subject at the Australian National University.  In 2019, she was awarded a Public Service Medical for promoting the inclusion of Indigenous heritage in Australia’s cultural and foreign policies. She also received a Churchill Fellowship in 2000 to investigate Indigenous peoples involvement in museum development.

In this podcast, Leilani chats with Serina about her role in mentoring Indigenous women on personal finance, and the importance of saving and investing.

72: The Joyful Frugalista is interviewed by her husband

72: The Joyful Frugalista is interviewed by her husband

January 27, 2022

Hello frugalistas, and welcome! In this podcast The Joyful Frugalista (aka Serina) is interviewed by her cheeky husband, Neil. Hear from Serina about what she and her family have planned for 2022!

71:  Myra Oliver talks about frugal living and building wealth through property

71: Myra Oliver talks about frugal living and building wealth through property

January 22, 2022

Nothing is impossible when it comes to building wealth.  Myra Oliver is a Kentucky girl who, at age 22, decided she wanted freedom from debt and consumerism.  She went from being a hairstylist to becoming a self-made millionaire in her thirties.  Passionate about real estate investment and frugal living, Myra shares in this podcast how true wealth isn't the car you drive or what you wear.

70:  James Whittaker talks about the power of goals

70: James Whittaker talks about the power of goals

January 8, 2022

James Whittaker is the best-selling author of three books (The Beginner'$ Guide to Wealth, Think and Grow Rich: The Legacy and Andrew Carnegie's Mental Dynamite), host of the Win the Day Podcast, public speaker, business coach and co-executive producer of the film Think and Grow Rich: The Legacy.  In this podcast, he talks with Serina about the power of desire and commitment to achieving your goals.

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