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The Australian Finance Podcast is your crash course guide to sorting out your finances, one episode at a time. Owen & Kate bring you actionable information that you can put into practice today, so you can smash those money goals and set yourself up for success. Catch Owen @RaskFinance or @owenrask on Twitter, and Kate @HowToMoneyAUS or on the How To Money Australia website.
22 Episodes
We love talking about ASX ETFs on The Australian Finance Podcast and how they have made the world of investing more accessible.*** SHOW NOTES & CHECKLIST ***Episode description: While they can be risky we know they're simple and they work, and you don't need any financial know-how to get started. It's as easy as opening up a brokerage account, picking a low cost diversified ETF and buying small parcels frequently over a long period of time. They can be your entire portfolio or just the core, but they instantly open up the world of investing to you. They definitely have changed our investing journeys, and have simplified the complex world of finance. So in this episode we talk about exactly why we're so keen on ETFs.
You've covered the basics and started building your financial toolkit, and are ready to take the next step. The only problem is you don't know where to start. Taking the step between thinking and doing can sometimes be overwhelming, so in this episode Owen and Kate break down the key steps to start taking control of your financial future.**SHOW NOTES & KEEP IT ON THE (CHECKLIST) DOWNLOAD**See "Episode 21" dropdown tab on Rask Finance to access the checklist.Kate on TwitterOwen on Twitter
What's a stock brokerage account? Should I buy ETFs instead of paying off my mortgage?How can I save for a home deposit?AND...Is my pet fish Roger actually a female? These are all great questions to be discussed in this Q&A episode of The Australian Finance Podcast. Ask a question: podcast[at]*** FULL SHOW NOTES ***Kate on TwitterOwen on Twitter
You: "Diversification. That's something to do with eggs and baskets, right?" Not so fast, buster...Diversification means spreading your investments so you can help control the total risk of your investment portfolio. The aim of diversification is to hold investments that perform differently to each other so that losses made on some investments will be balanced by what you gain on others. However... there are other types of diversification that you need to know about. Tune in now!*** FULL SHOW NOTES ***Kate on TwitterOwen on Twitter
Expert Guest: Ted Richards

Expert Guest: Ted Richards


Ted Richards is a behavioural economics/investment expert at Six Park. Ted is the host of the Richards Report investing podcast and a former AFL player for the Sydney Swans. In this episode of the Australian Finance Podcast, Kate, Owen and Ted talk about behavioural biases and how they can work with -- or against -- you, such as: • Loss aversion • Status Quo • Availability bias - overweighting small probabilities • Projection • Confirmation • Recency • Present bias*** FULL SHOW NOTES ***Kate on TwitterOwen on TwitterTed on Twitter
The Australian Finance Podcast's tackles Listed Investment Companies (LICs), such as those listed on the ASX.What is a listed investment company or LIC?How do they differ to ETFs and managed funds?Can I buy them on the ASX?What are the risks of LICs?In this episode of The Australian Finance Podcast, Kate and Owen answer all that and loads more.SHOW NOTES & MORE EPISODESKate on TwitterOwen on Twitter
This is The Australian Finance Podcast's Question and Answers (Q&A) episode -- hooray! In this episode Kate and Owen answer:- Is it wrong to invest solely for dividends? Can I compound without them?- How do I find a good financial adviser and what should I look for?- How do I build a team of finance and investing experts around me?- What are the best investing apps for iPhone and Android?- Are 'micro saving/investing' apps a good idea?*** SHOW NOTES ***Kate on TwitterOwen on TwitterHow To Money Website
In this episode of The Australian Finance Podcast, Kate and Owen discuss what it means to "invest in yourself", why it's so darn important, and how you can start today. Kate also busts some myths when it comes to "Side Hustles" and HECS or HELP loans -- including when you get one, how they're repaid and ask 'should I repay my student loan?'.Finally, the team concludes by asking, "are robots going to take my job?"FULL SHOW NOTESHow To MoneyKate on TwitterOwen on Twitter
The Australian Finance Podcast welcomes Bronwyn, author of Miss Money Box. Miss Money Box is a free source of education on personal finances, investing, Superannuation and loads more.In this episode, Kate, Owen and Bronwyn discuss money lessons they've learned from TV shows and films like Game of Thrones.FULL SHOW NOTES:Kate on TwitterOwen on TwitterBronwyn on TwitterWebsitesMiss Money BoxHow To Money
Compound Interest

Compound Interest


Compound interest is the single most important money and finance concept everyone needs to know, understand and USE! But what the heck is compound interest and how do you get your money to work for you?Kate and Owen explain everything you need to know in this episode of The Australian Finance Podcast.Full Show Notes - Rask FinanceHow To MoneyOwen on TwitterKate on Twitter
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