The Joyful Frugalista
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.

69:  Jeremy Thorpe, Chief Economist at PwC, discusses the value of the Help Economy

69: Jeremy Thorpe, Chief Economist at PwC, discusses the value of the Help Economy

December 15, 2021

What does abundance mean to you? Is it money in the bank? Increasingly - and especially during recent crises - people are realising that abundance is much deeper. In the podcast, Serina chats with Chief Economist PwC Australia, Jeremy Thorpe, about the value of the Help Economy - a project launched by NRMA Insurance to track and value acts of everyday help in Australia.

68: Gina Kingston talks about style and disability

68: Gina Kingston talks about style and disability

December 1, 2021

Fashion and disability don't usually go togehter, but Gina Kingston is on a mission to change that.  Ahead of the International Day of Disabled Persons on 3 December, Gina shares how her experiences with her mother shaped her interest in ensuring that fashion is more inclusive.

Gina is a scientist, outdoor enthusiast and a personal stylist who specialises in people with health issues. Her mum had a Parkinson’s plus disorder and had limited mobility, but she still wanted to look stylish. Gina now helps other people with health issues to look and feel good in less time and with less effort so they can spend more time enjoying life.

67:  Noel Whittaker talks about retirement, investing and making money

67: Noel Whittaker talks about retirement, investing and making money

November 27, 2021

Noel Whittaker chats about his new book - Retirement Made Simple.

Noel is one of Australia’s most successful authors, with 23 bestselling books having achieved worldwide sales of more than two million copies.  Making Money Made Simple set Australian sales records and was named in the 100 Most Influential Books of the Twentieth Century. Today we are going to talk about his new book Retirement Made Simple, which is unsurprisingly also a bestseller.

For 30 years, Noel was a Director of Whittaker Macnaught, one of Australia’s leading financial advisory companies, with more than two billion dollars under management.

In 2011 Noel was made a Member of the Order of Australia for service to the community in raising awareness of personal finance.

Noel is a Chartered Tax Adviser, a member of the Australian Securities and Investment Commission Regional Liaison committee, and also an Executive in Residence and Adjunct Professor with the Faculty of Business at the Queensland University of Technology

66:  Lalita Lowe talks about sustainable fashion

66: Lalita Lowe talks about sustainable fashion

November 6, 2021

When we buy an item of clothes in the shops, what is its true impact?  Even when clothing claims to be environmentally friendly, how do you know that it really is?  

Lalita Lowe is author of It’s Time to Rethink your Fashion. She is a personal fashion curator who works with women to help them make conscious fashion choices. Trained as a fashion designer in Melbourne and Paris, Lalita has worked in the fashion industry in New York , Paris and Australia. She is a certified fashion stylist and has served on the advisory board of one of Australia’s top fashion schools.

65:  Roxanne Calder shares how to be employable

65: Roxanne Calder shares how to be employable

October 10, 2021

Ever wonder what recruiters are looking for in job applicants? It might not be what you think.  Despite all the negative news about the economy, the outlook for those seeking employment is good.  In this podcast, Roxanne Calder, author of Employable: 7 Attributes to Ensure Your Working Future, shares some tips for maximising your employment potential.

64:  Latestarterfire talks about why it‘s never too late to start investing

64: Latestarterfire talks about why it‘s never too late to start investing

September 18, 2021

On this podcast, Serina welcomes back @latestarterfire to talk about why late starters to financial independence often have more of an advantage than they think.  

63: money savvy mamma talks about being frugal with kids

63: money savvy mamma talks about being frugal with kids

September 11, 2021

The media often likes to run scare campaigns about the cost of children. Can you be a frugalista and be a parent?  Yes, you can. I had a great chat with Mel from money savvy mamma about frugal living, family and investing.

62: Dr Jodie Lowinger talks about anxiety - and how to overcome it

62: Dr Jodie Lowinger talks about anxiety - and how to overcome it

September 5, 2021

Are you feeling a bit anxious in this pandemic? I know I am - and I've got the perfect guest to discuss how to get to feeling better  In this podcast, I chat with Dr Jodie Lowinger, who is a world-leading expert in anxiety, mindset and resilience.  She is an award-winning clinical psychologist, high-performance and mindset coach to CEOs, and has worked and trained at Harvard Medical School.  She is the bestselling author of The Mind Strength Method: Four Steps to Curb Anxiety, Conquer Worry and Build Resilience. 

Note: this podcast was recorded before my household went into lockdown.

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