The Joyful Frugalista
11: Brandon from Aussie Wealth Creations talks about passive income and long-term investment strategies

11: Brandon from Aussie Wealth Creations talks about passive income and long-term investment strategies

March 29, 2020

Brandon is host of Aussie Wealth Creation, one of my husband's favourite YouTube channels. He quit his job in January this year to focus on creating his investment training YouTube videos full-time.  He is also co-founder of Profitful, a platform that provides training for aspiring wealth creators.  Brandon was featured in a Daily Mail article last year about how he saved $100,000 in three years.

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10.  Decluttering and organistional coach Lauren Winzar talks about keeping sane in isolation, household chores and the donation box

10. Decluttering and organistional coach Lauren Winzar talks about keeping sane in isolation, household chores and the donation box

March 28, 2020

With many of us either being forced or choosing to #stayathome, a key issue is how we stay sane in our space.  How do we keep it clean and tidy?  Is household intrinsically women's work?  Can you work from home and homeschool without tying up your kids?  At what age can you start to get your kids into doing chores?  Are decluttering coaches minimalists?  And what is a donation box and why is it one of the best household hacks ever?  Decluttering and organisational coach Lauren Winzar shares her wisdom about how to create a happy home with Serina.

See The Joyful Frugalista website for my latest blog posts on #joyfulgiving. And I'd love you to join the conversation with other frugalistas at The Joyful Frugalista Facebook group.

9:  Bec Cuzzillo talks about abundance mindset, self worth and letting go

9: Bec Cuzzillo talks about abundance mindset, self worth and letting go

March 24, 2020

Bec Cuzzillo is a small business owner who is forging her own, unique path. A self-described #girlboss, she and her mother run Goddess retreats for women. She also provides life and business coaching.  In her words, she is about supporting ambitious, soul-centred women to transform their lives to create the soulful life and business they deserve.  Bec is also a certified Angelic Reiki healer and much of her focus is on healing.  

You can read about my blog post with Bec here. And join the conversation with other frugalistas at The Joyful Frugalista Facebook group.

8:  Julie Kozaris talks about her frugal upbringing, good food and thriving after business collapse

8: Julie Kozaris talks about her frugal upbringing, good food and thriving after business collapse

March 22, 2020

Last month, we did a road trip down to Melbourne. And we stopped by to visit my Auntie Julie (Julie Kozaris) for lunch.  After lunch, I said, "Hey, how about I record you on a podcast?"  And she was awfully good about it, and Neil got the equipment out and we did a podcast.  Julie is an award winning artist, and a talented graphic designer who designed packaging and logos for many Australian brands in the 1970s and 1980s.  Julie speaks about the frugal influence of her mother (my Nana), the muse for the iconic Skipping Girl Vinegar neon sign that most Melbournians know well.  We talk about good food (she's an amazing cook), and also about marrying into a Macedonian family and learning about a new culture and traditions.  And Julie also shares about how she overcame adversity after her husband's business collapsed at the beginning of the recession that 'we had to have'.

You can read about our road trip to Melbourne, including lunch with Julie, here. And join the conversation with other frugalistas at The Joyful Frugalista Facebook group.

7:  Jen Seyderhelm talks about the importance of radio and podcasts during crises

7: Jen Seyderhelm talks about the importance of radio and podcasts during crises

March 21, 2020

Jen Seyderhelm is a radio announcer with twenty years' experience.  She describes herself as a radio announcer, newsreader, music historian and podcaster.  Jen is part of the 2CC call team supporting the Canberra Raiders, ico-hosts the 20/40 podcast, and also delivers podcasting courses throughout Australia.  As a child, she was teased for her frugal upbringing, but in this podcast, she shares with Serina how she now sees her frugalista education as a strength.

Following this interview, Jen penned an article called Radio brings calm to troubled waters for RadioInfo, which expands on some of the themes discussed in this interview.

To read the blog post I wrote about podcasting with Jen, see here. And join the conversation with other frugalistas at The Joyful Frugalista Facebook group.

6:  Serina shares her thoughts about the current emerging crisis

6: Serina shares her thoughts about the current emerging crisis

March 15, 2020

It's a crazy time and there is a lot happening. In this podcast, Serina shares her thoughts about the emerging situation.  How do you keep happy, safe and well as a frugalista?  How important is it to be financially resilient?  And how can you see opportunities in difficult times?

Digital communities are becoming increasingly important during these difficult times.  Join The Joyful Frugalista FB group here.

5.  Skye Alexander shares tips on how to use feng shui to declutter your way to abundance

5. Skye Alexander shares tips on how to use feng shui to declutter your way to abundance

March 10, 2020

Skye Alexander is a former interior designer who has written over 50 books, including 10-Minute Feng Shui: Hundreds of Easy Tips and Techniques for Prosperity, Health and Happiness.  In this podcast, Skye chats with Serina about how to improve the flow (qi) of your home to attract love and abundance.

To read articles I've written, see The Joyful Frugalista website. And join the conversation with other frugalistas at The Joyful Frugalista Facebook group.

4.  Jason Naumovski talks about buying his first property at 21

4. Jason Naumovski talks about buying his first property at 21

March 8, 2020

Jason Naumovski bought his first property with a friend at age 21. At the time, he was working full time and studying full time. In this podcast, he chats with Serina about money, property, his love of a good bargain and navigating money and relationships.

To read articles I've written, see The Joyful Frugalista website. And join the conversation with other frugalistas at The Joyful Frugalista Facebook group.

3:  Fiona Balzer chats about share investing and shareholder rights

3: Fiona Balzer chats about share investing and shareholder rights

March 6, 2020

Serina chats with Fiona Balzer, Policy and Advocacy Manager at the Australian Shareholders' Association (ASA) about the power of investing in shares.  

To read articles I've written, see The Joyful Frugalista website. And join the conversation with other frugalistas at The Joyful Frugalista Facebook group.

2.  Latestarterfire chats about her FIRE journey

2. Latestarterfire chats about her FIRE journey

March 6, 2020

Serina and Latestarterfire chat over homemade fruitcake about Chinese attitudes towards money and investing, sharemarket versus property, and why (and how) she started on the Financial Independence Retire Early (FIRE) path at age 47.

To read articles I've written, see The Joyful Frugalista website. And join the conversation with other frugalistas at The Joyful Frugalista Facebook group.