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26:  Fertility coach Liz Walton talks about having a child at 46 and the untold cost of fertility treatments

26: Fertility coach Liz Walton talks about having a child at 46 and the untold cost of fertility treatments

July 9, 2020

After Liz Walton got married, she expected to start a family quickly. But that didn't happen, even after six IVF attempts - until she fell pregnant at 46 years of age. Now Liz provides fertility coaching and emotional support for people struggling with fertility.  So far she's had a 100 per cent success rate; but often it's more about the journey.  Liz is one of the contributors to the Amazon #1 bestselling book Mumpreneur on FIRE Australian edition and is one of the founders of the My Vibe networking group. In this podcast, she shares the emotional and financial cost of her fertility journey.

25:  Kurt Walkom, Co-CEO of Pearler, discusses investing and explains why ETFs are popular with people seeking F.I.R.E.

25: Kurt Walkom, Co-CEO of Pearler, discusses investing and explains why ETFs are popular with people seeking F.I.R.E.

June 29, 2020

Kurt Walkom is Co-CEO and Co-Founder of Pearler, an innovative and low-cost share trading platform that helps people achieve financial independence.  Kurt purchased his first shares at age 15 just before the market crashed during the Global Financial Crisis.  Notwithstanding the bad timing, Kurt has been passionate about investing ever since. In this podcast, he demystifies Exchange Traded Funds and chats with Serina about why they are so popular with people in the Financial Independence Retire Early community.

Note: Any discussion about investment strategies in this podcast is by way of general information only and should not be taken as financial advice.  Serina has a commercial relationship with Pearler as part of its affiliate referral plan. 

24:  The Buy Nothing Project founders talk about giving, receiving, community and inclusiveness

24: The Buy Nothing Project founders talk about giving, receiving, community and inclusiveness

June 22, 2020

Serina chats with the founders of the Buy Nothing Project and authors of the Buy Nothing, Get Everything Plan, Leisl Clark and Rebecca Rockefeller, about the importance of giving and receiving - and what they are doing to eliminate unconscious racism.  Leisl and Rebecca founded the Buy Nothing Project in 2013. It has now grown to become a global movement of hyper-local communities that encourages the giving of goods and services and sustainable living. 

(Note:  the audio quality of this podcast is imperfect due to technical issues during recording.)

 

23:  Serina and Neil (her hubby) chat about how they manage money together

23: Serina and Neil (her hubby) chat about how they manage money together

June 14, 2020

Recently, Serina asked listeners what they would like to hear about.  Following a request by Yvette Holdsworth (blogger at Weave the Future Magical), Serina has managed to coax Neil, her husband and normally shy podcast editor, onto the show to chat about money matters.

22. Marg Wade, author of Canberra Secrets, talks about her writing journey, the meaning of abundance, and shares a Canberra secret

22. Marg Wade, author of Canberra Secrets, talks about her writing journey, the meaning of abundance, and shares a Canberra secret

June 1, 2020

Marg Wade is author of Canberra Secrets, now in its third edition. She also operates a bespoke tour company called Canberra Secrets.  In 2019, she won the Micro Business of the Year award at the Canberra Women in Business awards.

In this podcast, Serina chats with Marg about making the decision to be a writer, leaving a secure job to follow her dream, the meaning of abundance, and a unique and significant Indigenous item on display (for free). 

21:  Youtuber Janice Fung talks about quitting her job to follow her dreams

21: Youtuber Janice Fung talks about quitting her job to follow her dreams

May 26, 2020

Janice Fung was an investment banker who quit her job to become a travel vlogger. While 2020 might not have ended up being the travel year she had envisaged, she has no regrets.  Serina chats with her about having the courage to follow your dreams, the importance of planning, and how to cook a week's worth of meals for $70.

20:  Joanne Holbrook talks about imperfect parenting, living in different cultures and shares an illuminating frugalista tip

20: Joanne Holbrook talks about imperfect parenting, living in different cultures and shares an illuminating frugalista tip

May 24, 2020

Joanne Holbrook and her family have had eight postings and are about to go on their ninth.  Born in South Africa, she is married to a US army officer and, together with their two children, they have lived in five countries.  In her book, Your Passport to Parenting, Joanne shares some of the lessons she has learnt from raising their children in different cultures.  In this podcast, Serina chats with Joanne about how she met her husband, how not to raise an 'asshole', how her family survived with limited 'stuff', and her illuminating tip for saving energy in the house.  (Note: It's a unique one, which I think I might do at home.)

19:  Jennie Roberts chats about fat F.I.R.E. and shares how she responded to a life changing diagnosis

19: Jennie Roberts chats about fat F.I.R.E. and shares how she responded to a life changing diagnosis

May 18, 2020
Jennie Roberts is a radiologist, a mother of three, a lover of the outdoors, and of team sports.  She is married to psychiatrist husband Kailas Roberts, who has a book coming out next year on dementia.  Jennie's life changed when she received confirmation of a medical diagnosis she had always feared.  
 
Serina met Jennie through The Joyful Frugalista after Jennie bought several copies for herself, family and friends.  Jennie wants to achieve Financial Independence Retire Early so that she can do more.  "Only thing is, I'm not that frugal, so I have to learn.  I'm getting better."
18.  Sales coach Misty Henkel talks about overcoming sales anxiety, why you need a business card and the art of networking

18. Sales coach Misty Henkel talks about overcoming sales anxiety, why you need a business card and the art of networking

May 12, 2020

Serina chats with sales coach Misty Henkel about how to overcome being scared to sell so that you can sell yourself (and your products) better.  Misty is author of Overcoming Obscurity: how to get noticed in the marketplace so that you can make more money

Serina is excited to launch her first her ever course Six Weeks to Abundance with The Joyful Frugalista, starting 8 June.  To sign up, visit her website https://www.joyfulfrugalista.com/shop/ 

17:  Joel Gibson, author of Kill Bills!, shares his savings and negotiation tips that will save you big money

17: Joel Gibson, author of Kill Bills!, shares his savings and negotiation tips that will save you big money

May 3, 2020

Joel Gibson is a former reporter and editor at the Sydney Morning Herald, a keen movie fan and the face of One Big Switch, and author of Kill Bills!. In this podcast, he chats with Serina about negotiating styles, and tips for saving money on household bills.  And for those interested in energy savings, there is this website: https://www.energymadeeasy.gov.au/