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Money. Death. Loneliness. Horrible bosses. Cluttered houses. This is the podcast that takes life's prickly bits and makes them sweeter, and easier to deal with.

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    • 4.6 • 2K Ratings

Money. Death. Loneliness. Horrible bosses. Cluttered houses. This is the podcast that takes life's prickly bits and makes them sweeter, and easier to deal with.

    S7 01 | The circular economy — How to buy and sell online

    S7 01 | The circular economy — How to buy and sell online

    How do you get savvy at buying and selling pre-loved? Buying other people's stuff is not only better for the planet, but it can save you huge amounts of cash. And it's a triple win if you score stuff originally out of your budget.

    But in the land of no rules, you need some tricks up your sleeve. Here's how to play your cards at the marketplace and score big on every site like it.

    Guests

    Isabelle Jones, thrifter

    Gerard Brody, CEO, Consumer Action Law Centre

    Jana Bowden, Professor of Marketing and Consumer Behaviour, Macquarie University

    Marty Smiley, co-host of Housewarming podcast

    Nat Damena, co-host of Housewarming podcast

    • 20 min
    S7 02 | Meal prepping — The freezer is your friend

    S7 02 | Meal prepping — The freezer is your friend

    Costs of living got you down? Get on board the meal prep train. It'll save you time and money, even if you're the most amateur of cooks.

    Nazeem Hussein unearths all the best tips, advice and foodie suggestions all in one. And he won't charge an arm and a lettuce for it.

    All aboard!

    Guests

    Alice Zaslavsky, food writer and host of ABC Radio Sunday Drive

    Karen Ferry, creative director and writer

    Patrick Matthews, meal prep enthusiast

    Tegan Jones, technology journalist, Finder

    • 21 min
    S7 03 | Oh, Baby

    S7 03 | Oh, Baby

    How much stuff do babies need? It's probably less than you think. We tend to spend big on our little ones, hoping to give them the best start in life. And those tiny socks are just so cute! But what's the stuff we actually need versus what's nice to have? And are we just trying to buy the "best" stuff so we can feel like good parents?

    Here's how to save more money for those rainy days (hello, teenagers) and still feel like we're raising a happy, healthy bub.

    Guests

    Jess and Kate Flood

    Karen Ferry, creative director and writer

    Dr Pam Douglas, a general practitioner and researcher with a special interest in perinatal mental health and breastfeeding medicine

    Veronica Milsom, comedian, mum and host of Zero Waste Baby podcast

    • 21 min
    S7 04 | Big Home Energy

    S7 04 | Big Home Energy

    With Australians spending 90 per cent of their time indoors, we need heaps of electricity to power that lifestyle.

    Should you boil just enough water for your morning cup? Do you still switch off all your electrical outlets? And how do you keep your place warm or cool for cheap?

    From insulating your home to choosing the right appliances, here are all the small and radical ways to cut those dreaded energy bills, while being kinder to the environment at the same time. Join comedian Nazeem Hussein to get your energy bills out of the red and into the green.

    Guests:

    Chris Barnes, journalist and product category manager, CHOICE

    Danielle King, sustainability consultant, Green Moves Australia

    Joel Meadows, permaculture practitioner

    Dr Saul Griffith, engineer and renewable electricity advocate, Rewiring Australia

    • 24 min
    S7 05 | The Ill Side of Health Insurance

    S7 05 | The Ill Side of Health Insurance

    The Ill Side of Health Insurance

    How do you put a price on peace of mind?

    Well, the health insurance companies seem to know. Is it all just a big waste of money or is it possible to DIY your own health expenses? Could that leave you worse off?

    Everything about health insurance, if you actually need it, and how we can tailor it exactly to our needs… for cheap.

    Guests

    Paul Benson, financial planner, Guidance

    Jacinta Bowler, health insurance policy holder

    Jodi Bird, insurance expert, CHOICE

    • 26 min
    S7 06 | Beauty on a Budget

    S7 06 | Beauty on a Budget

    From snail cream and collagen mascara to mugwort masks and peptide shampoo. Do we really need it all? And if we do, how do we get it for cheap?

    Join Nazeem Hussein to unearth all the beauty secrets from a chemist, beauty influencer, and frugal mum. No, it's not a bad pub joke, but it is a reveal on how to get frugal and stay glam while you're at it.

    Guests

    Angela Dixon, The Budget Millennial, YouTube

    Michelle Wong, cosmetic chemist and science educator, Lab Muffin

    Sandya Verduri

    • 20 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
2K Ratings

2K Ratings

Elke Kora ,

Wonderful advice

Super helpful fun way to think money

tanbrom ,

Megapuss rules!

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Love and appreciate all your insights. Love your work and keep it up!, ❣️👍🏼

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Keeps me on track!!

I love this poddy. It’s like all the smart things my dad tells me to do, but I don’t get defensive and tune out.

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