Ep 75. Health Insurance 101

About this episode: In this episode of The Australian Finance Podcast, Kate & Owen dive into the fine-print ridden world of health insurance. From ambulance, hospital and extras cover to the medicare levy surcharge, we provide you will the tools and resources for you to decide if health insurance is right for you. Remember to send your questions through to [email protected] Also if you’ve been enjoying listening to the podcast and are listening through Apple Podcasts, we’d love it if you could leave us a review! Resources: AFP Episode: Ep. 3. Emergency! (insurance) Expert Guest: Tim Tez from AIA Australia Health Insurance | Compare Private Health Insurance Australia The Australian health system What is covered – Ambulance MoneySmart: Health insurance Medicare levy surcharge | Australian Taxation Office Private Health Insurance Basics Private health insurance rebate | Australian Taxation Office Hospital cover product tiers Private health insurance reforms Health insurance tiers … Read more

Ep. 74. Owen’s First Home Buying Journey

On recent episodes of The Australian Finance Podcast, you may recall that Owen dropped a few hints about his plans to buy his first property.
Well, the papers are signed and keys are in hand, so Kate’s turning the tables on Owen this week and finding out just how this share lover ended up buying a house (during COVID-19 no less). From initial research to finally ripping up the carpet, tune in for a deep dive into Owen’s first home buying journey.

Ep 72. Q&A: Investing in Your 40s, Chasing Your Super & Multiple Bank Accounts

About this episode: In this episode of The Australian Finance Podcast, Kate and Owen are back behind the mic answering some common listener questions received over the last month. In this episode we answer a range of great questions, ranging from… Help for those starting their finance journey in late 30s/40s/50s Should you get a financial advisor if you’ve only got a small amount of money to manage? Multiple bank accounts & savings with neobanks Are ETFs blowing up? SMSFs versus big Super funds What do I do if you find out that your employer has stopped paying your super? GENERAL ADVICE ONLY. BUT SERIOUSLY IT’S NOT ADVICE AT ALL. Do your own research – always! Remember to send your questions through to [email protected] Also if you’ve been enjoying listening to the podcast and are listening through Apple Podcasts, we’d love it if you could leave us a review! Resources: … Read more

Ep 71. Top Personal Finance Apps For 2020

About this episode: Description: In this episode of The Australian Finance Podcast, Kate and Owen share their top personal finance apps for 2020. We often throw out the name of a personal finance app that we’ve found helpful here and there, but in this episode of The Australian Finance Podcast, Kate and Owen are bringing them all together for you in one spot. From record keeping, budgeting, banking, investing and making money, there’s an app out there for most things nowadays, and we’ll share some of the best ones we’ve found to date. Resources: Record Keeping ATO Tracking App iScanner/Camscanner Budgeting – adi Register of authorised deposit-taking institutions Up Money Frollo Pocketbook or Money Brilliant Finder App Misc Category Credit health – Credit scores and credit reports Beem It – owned by CBA, NAB & Westpac Longevity – super round up app, $20 per year (get those account details correct … Read more

Ep. 70 Is FI/RE right for you? Special guest Lacey Filipich

About this episode:  In this episode of The Australian Finance Podcast, Kate talks with expert guest Lacey Filipich, Founder and Author of Money School. Ultimately, the FIRE movement is all about taking back control over your time, and Lacey is a wonderful example of an Aussie doing just that. Kate chats to Lacey about her journey to financial independence (without even being aware of the FIRE movement), how to know if the goal of FI/RE is right for you, whether having a family stands in the way of your goals and the idea of becoming time rich.  Resources: Money School Book FI Supply Calculator Money Debates Virtual Summit (31st Aug – 1st Sep 2020)

Ep 68. Mental Health & Wellbeing During Uncertain Times with Anna Glynn

About this episode: In this episode of The Australian Finance Podcast, Kate and Owen talk with Anna Glynn, a positive psychology teacher and expert on wellbeing. Before starting her own practice, Anna worked in financial services for a decade. Anna talks us through essential tips for combating the tricks our mind can play on us, especially during times of uncertainty. Things we talk about: Think more positive at home or while we’re at work Highlights the importance of connections with others around — even if you’re living with them 24/7 How to supercharge your happiness by dialling down negative stimulus and focusing on the good Why video calls with friends are an easy way to boost your happiness The importance of having and feeling like you have purpose in your day The ‘three good things’ intervention and tricking your mind to be happier more often Why it’s important to smile … Read more

Ep 67. Budgets Don’t Work with Melissa Browne

About this episode: How does thinking and talking about money make you feel? Is it something you avoid, run screaming from or happily chat about? Mel Browne helps people unlearn and relearn, to swap behaviour, to be aware of their money triggers and their money identity and discover how to apply personal leadership to their finances. It’s time to understand that money isn’t good or evil but is simply a tool we can use to help us design the life we love. Show notes & resources: Mel Browne (@moremoneyforshoes) • Instagram Get the book: Booktopia: Budgets Don’t Work (But This Does) Mel’s Uncensored Money Podcast Owen’s long-form interview with Mel Browne

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