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.
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.
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.)
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.
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).
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.
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.)
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."
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/