The Joyful Frugalista
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/

16:  Financial planner Michael Miller discusses superannuation, emergency funds and how to adapt

16: Financial planner Michael Miller discusses superannuation, emergency funds and how to adapt

May 2, 2020

Are you worried about money during these difficult times?  Serina chats with Michael Miller, a certified financial planner at Wealth Markets Northbourne.   Michael has some great, practical advice about how to manage your finances in uncertain times, including how to forecast your expenses and cash flow.  And he's got some great advice about how to stop stressing about your finances and instead build financial resilience.

Michael holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Canberra and a Masters of Business from Charles Sturt University.  He has lectured and tutored at the University of Canberra in financial planning and economics, and in 2010 launched the Zoe Miller Award for Women in Financial Planning (www.zoemiller.info) to encourage more women to join the financial planning industry.

 

15:  Leanne Elliott shares how her F.I.R.E. journey went up in flames

15: Leanne Elliott shares how her F.I.R.E. journey went up in flames

April 26, 2020

What happens if your dreams of financial independence retire early (F.I.R.E.) suddenly disappear?  This was the reality for Leanne Elliott, who retired just after she turned 50 only to lose half her wealth in an unexpected and unforeseen change of events.  Leanne is a principal consultant with interaction, which experience in helping organisations manage change.  In this podcast, she chats with Serina about the resilience she showed in managing her own life change and provides a message of hope for those giving through difficult times.  Leanne and Serina are both members of Zonta, an international service organization committed to advancing the status of women.

Shownotes

Self-Compassion

Zonta International

14.  Rachel Smith, author of Underspent, shares why working from home can be a gift

14. Rachel Smith, author of Underspent, shares why working from home can be a gift

April 19, 2020

Have you ever wondered about the cost of commuting? I'm not just talking about the petrol in your car, but the millions of dollars that go into public infrastructure to support 8am to 5pm, Monday to Friday office working days.  In this podcast, Rachel Smith chats with Serina about how working from home can boost productivity and be a gift to time-poor people.  We also explore whether the current economic situation will lead to long term changes in how we view communities and consumption.

Rachel Smith is author of Underspent: how I broke my shopping addiction and buying habit without dramatically changing my life.  She is a freelance writer and consultant, with expertise in big picture thinking regarding transport infrastructure.

To join in the conversation about working from home, join me on The Joyful Frugalista Facebook Group.

13.  The voiceover guy (aka Lord Joe) talks about himself - oh and tartans, archery and how to ask for a better deal

13. The voiceover guy (aka Lord Joe) talks about himself - oh and tartans, archery and how to ask for a better deal

April 13, 2020

Did you ever wonder about the story behind the man who is the voiceover guy on The Joyful Frugalista?  Or why he insists on being called Lord?  Well, I did wonder about the Lord bit so I asked him (spoiler: I'm not yet convinced). But what I am sure of is that he holds a Guinness World Record in archery, he is the Canberra - and Queanbeyan - Town Crier, and he was MC at our wedding reception. If you're sick of doom and gloom news and reporting, pour yourself a glass of wine (or coffee, or tea, or even water) and enjoy this podcast.

12.  Show and tell with Sandie Parkes from The Green Shed

12. Show and tell with Sandie Parkes from The Green Shed

April 6, 2020

In this episode, Serina chats with Sandie Parks, co-owner of The Green Shed. The Green Shed is a Canberra-based reuse facility that is committed to reducing landfill.  In addition to operating two locations at resource management centres, The Green Shed also has two shops in the Canberra CBD that sells interesting bric-a-brac.  Ever wondered what people throw out?  Sandie brought along a basket with some fascinating historical items for show and tell.  This podcast will reshape how you think about the 'stuff' we collect in our life, with Sandie providing insights about what is truly valuable in our lives.

If you want to see more photos, see a blog post with photos from our podcasting recording session, and an earlier blog post where I met Sandie at the Lego House.  

To join in the conversation about the meaning of stuff, join me on The Joyful Frugalista Facebook Group.

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

April 5, 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.

Please visit The Joyful Frugalista Facebook group to join in the discussion about passive income wealth creation strategies.

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