Serina's got some exciting news to announce! She is now the face of Savvy Shopper, a new column that features in the midweek Hibernation section of News Corp's major metropolitan newspapers every Thursday. Make sure to buy The Daily Telegraph, The Herald Sun, The Courier Mail, Mercury etc and to check out Savvy Shopper online.
31: Harry Armytage, the Learning Difficulty Expert, talks about spending triggers and how to encourage learning
Harry Armytage specialises in helping bright children - and adults with self-responsibility - to rediscover their love of learning. And in a previous life, Harry was an economist who analysed what made people spend. In this episode, chats with Serina about the hidden secrets department stores use to make us want to spend, the importance of listening, how to encourage learning in children - especially gifted children, embracing your gifts, and finally, the circular economy.
Jess is one half of The Fioneers, a financial independence blog. Jess is on her way to financial independence while working part-time. The Fioneers won the Plutus Award in 2019 for the best new personal finance blog.
In this podcast, Jess has a candid chat with Serina about women and overwork, choosing the right path to financial independence, and the dangers of the 'treat yourself' culture.
Growing up, I learnt more about money outside school than in it. This is a problem that former teacher Kate Crowhurst, who blogs at Money Bites, feels passionately about. In this episode, she discusses financial literacy in schools, the need for more female voices in personal finance, the importance of women in business startups - and she shares a great fashionista tip.
Kate is also working with Money School author Lacey Filipich on Money Debates, a virtual summit that takes place from 31 August to 4 September.
Aussie Firebug is an Australian, currently living in London, who blogs and podcasts about his Financial Independence Retire Early (FIRE) path. He is a bit of a legend in the FIRE community, where his no-nonsense tell it as it is approach has earned him over 13,000 subscribers. In this episode, he has an honest chat with Serina about how 2020 has disrupted his (and Mrs Firebug's) European travel plans, how they are investing, and his views on the controversial topic of whether or not to withdraw money from superannuation.
Janie Allen aka Styledge by Janie is a fashion stylist who always looks fabulous - even on a budget. She chats with Serina about moving beyond fat-shaming, being comfortable in your skin, and how to dress fashionably on a budget. "When you look great you feel great, and when you feel great you can conquer the world."
26: Fertility coach Liz Walton talks about having a child at 46 and the untold cost of fertility treatments
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.
25: Kurt Walkom, Co-CEO of Pearler, discusses investing and explains why ETFs are popular with people seeking F.I.R.E.
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.
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.)
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.