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We all have questions about the money we earn, how we spend it and the best ways to approach investing it now and for our future. Having an extensive network of professional finance voices with honest, credible opinion has allowed Money Magazine to become Australia’s longest running and most read personal finance magazine, presenting easy to understand financial news, advice and reviews for its audience. Managing editor Julia Newbould and senior journalist David Thornton talk weekly with a variety of experienced guests to explore the art of financial literacy and resilience in the modern money landscape. 

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We all have questions about the money we earn, how we spend it and the best ways to approach investing it now and for our future. Having an extensive network of professional finance voices with honest, credible opinion has allowed Money Magazine to become Australia’s longest running and most read personal finance magazine, presenting easy to understand financial news, advice and reviews for its audience. Managing editor Julia Newbould and senior journalist David Thornton talk weekly with a variety of experienced guests to explore the art of financial literacy and resilience in the modern money landscape. 

    Why gold is as valuable as ever for your portfolio

    Why gold is as valuable as ever for your portfolio

    The threat of rising inflation, faltering Chinese property markets, and doubts about any economic recovery in a COVID-19 world mean that interest in gold as a safe-haven for Aussie investors is gleaming once again. Gold can be held directly or more conveniently through shares in mining companies, managed funds or themed ETFs. But why does gold remain useful in in a diversified portfolio? And is crypto currency used as a defensive asset taking some of the shine off gold’s reputation?

    In this episode of the Friends With Money podcast, senior journalist David Thornton is joined by well-known businessman and successful investor Mark Bouris, who shares his thoughts on gold as an investment, addresses the volatility in markets today, and also provides some valuable insights into portfolio diversification.

     

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    • 22 min
    Is ESG investing good for your super?

    Is ESG investing good for your super?

    Australians are paying greater attention to how superannuation is being invested, and also want to have a say in putting their money towards protecting people and our planet. We hear a lot about responsible investing and terms like ESG, carbon emissions trading and negative screening, but what do these terms actually mean, and how does a greener approach affect your overall returns?

    In this episode of Friends With money, managing editor Julia Newbould is joined by Moya Yip, head of responsible investment at Active Super,to answer some of the common questions around ESG and bust some myths on eco-friendly investing.

     

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    • 15 min
    How COVID-19 has changed the way Aussies spend and save

    How COVID-19 has changed the way Aussies spend and save

    Australians took charge of their financial habits during coronavirus lockdowns in 2020.

    They became more frugal, increased their savings and paid down debt, according to new research from the Financial Planning Association of Australia (FPA).

    Those who didn’t made those changes said some basic financial planning could have helped put them in a better position, including building up savings earlier, cutting out non-essential spending, and paying off debt more quickly.

    To mark Financial Planning Week, which kicked off on October 4, the FPA is unveiling more of its research, including how Aussies felt about their money in 2020, and how the coronavirus crisis has changed their approach to money.

    In this episode of the Friends With Money podcast, managing editor Julia Newbould is joined by FPA chief executive Dante De Gori, to talk about the importance of financial planning, why we need access to credible information, and why he’s optimistic about the spending habits of everyday Aussies.

     

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    • 17 min
    How focusing on climate change will affect property investment

    How focusing on climate change will affect property investment

    Climate change, ESG investing and the world's changing attitude to carbon emissions are all factors which Australian property investors will need to consider in the next few years with Europe, the US and China all having taken steps around their emissions trading. It may seem that with many of us working from home we are having a smaller carbon footprint by not commuting to the office but while we are all running our own power it's not that simple. What will our new work environment look like - what are the implications of the decentralised office?

    On this episode of Friends With Money, managing editor Julia Newbould is joined by Peter Esho, market analyst and co-founder of real estate investment platform Wealthi, to talk about our carbon footprint and ESG when choosing commercial, industrial and office properties to invest in and to build our homes. Are the companies supplying our timber and steel reputable? Are they offsetting their carbon footprint and minimising our domestic running costs?

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    • 18 min
    How super funds are getting creative to make you care about your retirement

    How super funds are getting creative to make you care about your retirement

    Aussies are known for being laidback, especially when it comes to their super. But they can’t afford to be ambivalent about their future retirement.

    So how do funds overcome the myths and the misconceptions, the disinterest and doubt, to get you to genuinely engage with your super?

    Good returns and low fees are important, but today investors are looking for more.

    And super funds are having to work harder to win you over.

    In this episode of Friends With Money, senior journalist David Thornton is joined by Chantal Walker, Active Super chief digital and marketing officer, to find out how super funds are turning to better technology and responsible investment to get Aussies to pay attention to their retirement savings.

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    • 21 min
    Why lithium and battery technology is the new 'oil' of investing

    Why lithium and battery technology is the new 'oil' of investing

    Just as early Ford and GM investors grew rich from the internal combustion engine, the transition to electric vehicles will do the same for newer classes of responsibly charged investments. Global car manufacturing has reached an environmental tipping point, with the most powerful brands investing billions of dollars into transforming the industry. But this is a much bigger story than just Tesla alone. Affordable rechargeable batteries now make it possible to store electricity and harvest renewable energy for a growing number of commercial and domestic uses, so as a critical component in electric vehicles, power storage and mobility, the mega-trend in lithium mining and investment in the battery technology value chain is here to stay.

    In this episode of the Friends With Money podcast, senior journalist David Thornton is joined by Kanish Chugh, head of distribution at ETF Securities, to discuss the rising demand for lithium, where it comes from, and how investors can benefit by tapping into battery technology markets.

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Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
18 Ratings

18 Ratings

OhLee6303 ,

Huge fan, sent it to all of my friends

I absolutely love this podcast! I sent the one about who gets to inherit your super to all of my friends, all of which are under 30. I had no idea I couldn’t nominate my brother as a beneficiary unless I deferred it to my estate. Something I can guarantee my less financially engaged friends would know either.

The content is super interesting and digestible, would 100% recommend!

Jla004 ,

Great podcast!

Like sitting in a cafe and listening to a very informative conversation with smart friends!

evemaphone ,

Offers really great, easy to understand tips!

Highly recommend!

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