The Joyful Frugalista
91:  Serina and her husband, Neil, talk about timeshare

91: Serina and her husband, Neil, talk about timeshare

December 6, 2022

Ever been cornered into a timeshare presentation? That was our experience on our September visit to Florida. Find out how it went, how it stacked up - and how we got out of it.  In this podcast, Serina chats with her husband, Neil, about their experience.

90:  Steve McKnight shares his secrets for being a money magnet

90: Steve McKnight shares his secrets for being a money magnet

November 27, 2022

How can you attract real wealth into your life? In this podcast, Steve McKnight, author of the bestselling book From 0 to 130 Properties in 3.5 years, shares some insights from his new book - Money Magnet: How to Attract and Keep a Fortune that Counts.  And he also shares some never-before-revealed secrets from his childhood as well.  

89:  Frugalista travel to the US to attend #fincon

89: Frugalista travel to the US to attend #fincon

November 2, 2022

My husband, Neil, and I recently travelled to Orlando, Florida, to attend #fincon2022 (a conference for money content creators aka money nerds).  And we had a bit of a holiday. In this podcast, we talk about how we saved money on flights, accommodation, cars and sightseeing.

88:  Senior of the Year Val Dempsey talks about the value and importance of first aid

88: Senior of the Year Val Dempsey talks about the value and importance of first aid

October 16, 2022

Val Dempsey is Senior Australian of the Year 2022.  She has spent over 50 years volunteering with St John Ambulance, including more recently during bushfires and floods.  In this podcast, she chats about going to London to represent Australia at the Queen's funeral, bumping into a world leader (literally), why everyone who drives should learn first aid, plus a fabulous frugalista tip that involves bling.

87:  Prof le Coutre talks about the global problems of food security and food waste

87: Prof le Coutre talks about the global problems of food security and food waste

October 3, 2022

Ever wondered if the problems of accessing things like lettuce are just an Australian problem or a global one?  And whether food prices will go up or down?  Or what about the facts facing food waste? In this podcast, Serina chats with Professor Johannes le Coutre, who is Professor Food & Health at UNSW.  His research is based on cellular agriculture to strengthen food security and alleviate the agricultural burden on the environment.  Professor le Coutre holds a PhD in biophysics and has an extensive and impressive CV that includes working in the US, Switzerland, England and Tokyo. Before joining UNSW, in addition to his research activities, he served as the Secretary-General for Nestlé’s Scientific Advisory board and as coordinator of the International Nutrition Symposium, an annual event featuring world-leading scientists debating critical topics in food and nutrition.

 

Dr. Johannes le Coutre

86: Suzannah Galland talks relationships

86: Suzannah Galland talks relationships

September 24, 2022

One of the biggest issues affecting our finances isn't our job or our investments - rather, it's our romantic relationships (or search for them). In this podcast, empath and internationally acclaimed life advisor Suzannah Galland talks about her experiences coaching clients to avoid scams and unhealthy relationships.  Suzannah leads her clients to achieve breakthroughs in all aspects of their lives.  Through conscious mindfulness, Suzannah guides others on their journey to happiness and fulfilment.  Suzannah has written for publications including Huffington Post, Harper’s Bazaar, Thrive Global and Medium.  She has been featured in Forbes, Vogue, New York Magazine, USA Today and is co-author of Goop’s The Sex Issue.  Suzannah has appeared on the Today Show and is a frequent guidance expert on America’s Next Top Model.

85: Founders of the My First Nest Egg app talk about how they got their kids involved in housework

85: Founders of the My First Nest Egg app talk about how they got their kids involved in housework

September 11, 2022

During COVID, friends Nicolle Hood and Annie Shoen felt that their (combined) seven children were beginning to act entitled. Specifically, they weren't doing much housework - and they thought their parents could buy virtually anything at the click of a button. Realising there was a bigger problem around financial literacy for children, the pair decided to create an app - My First Nest Egg. In this podcast, Nicolle and Annie discuss incentivising housework through gamification, teaching financial literacy and lean innovation.

This podcast was recorded live at #fincon22, and the sound quality is less than perfect. We apologise and hope you will still enjoy the messages.  

Love the sound of the My First Nest Egg app and want to use it? Use the promo code JOYFUL to use it for free.

84:  Laura Gariepy talks about earning money through freelance writing

84: Laura Gariepy talks about earning money through freelance writing

September 8, 2022

Can you earn a solid income from freelance writing, including about personal finance?  You can, and that is the reality for Laura Gariepy, who began taking freelance writing seriously when she took a four-month sabbatical from work that ended up becoming permanent.  Laura is the founder and owner of Every Day by the Lake. In addition to being a freelance writer, she is also a writing coach.  This podcast was recorded during #fincon22, a conference for money nerds.

83.  Helen Baker talks about women, money and separation

83. Helen Baker talks about women, money and separation

August 22, 2022

When a couple separates, they will often speak to a lawyer. But they are less likely to speak to a financial planner, despite the uncoupling having a profound effect on women and men. In this podcast, financial adviser Helen Baker talks about issues women must consider when building their wealth - and ensuring they rebuild after separation.

Helen is a qualified, practising and licensed financial adviser. She is the founder of On Your Own Two Feet, which empowers women to gain and retain their financial freedom. Helen is a finalist for Australia's Financial Adviser/Planner of the Year and a two-time finalist for Women's Community Program for the Year. She is the author of On Your Own Two Feet: Steady Steps to Women's Financial Independence and On Your Own Two Feet, Divorce: Your Survive and Thrive Financial Guide.

82:  Hannah Andrevski talks about how she is helping her local community

82: Hannah Andrevski talks about how she is helping her local community

August 18, 2022

Inflation, inflation, inflation.  It's hurting many people, but it's hurting some more than others. In this podcast, Serina chats with Hannah Andrevski about the charity she founded, Roundabout Canberra, and how it is helping families who are doing it tough.

Hannah Andrevski is the founder and CEO of Roundabout Canberra. In 2018 Hannah was on maternity leave with a newborn and a toddler, and after struggling to find somewhere to pass on her pre-loved baby items, she decided to do something about it. Roundabout Canberra rehomes pre-loved baby and children's items to local families experiencing hardship. Four years on, they've helped approximately 5000 children with essential items such as cots, prams, car seats, clothing, linen, toys, school-related items and toiletries.

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