6 episodes

How much money should you save each week? Is there such a thing as good debt? Where does super actually go? When it comes to money, it’s very easy to avoid talking about it. This is where What The Finance comes in, Mamamia’s new podcast all about money. Over eight weeks, join financial expert and author Melissa Browne as she helps actress and activist Pallavi Sharda, and you at home, get good with money.

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How much money should you save each week? Is there such a thing as good debt? Where does super actually go? When it comes to money, it’s very easy to avoid talking about it. This is where What The Finance comes in, Mamamia’s new podcast all about money. Over eight weeks, join financial expert and author Melissa Browne as she helps actress and activist Pallavi Sharda, and you at home, get good with money.

    Are You Ready To Buy A House?

    Are You Ready To Buy A House?

    Buying your own home may be the great Australian dream, but like a good pair of jeans, home ownership is not one size fits all. From deciding whether you want to buy a house at all, to all the technical stuff, like mortgages, interest rates and stamp duty, Mel Browne and Pallavi Sharda take you through entire process, step by step.

    CREDITS 

    What The Finance is made possible by our partners at Westpac.

    Hosts:Melissa Browne and Pallavi Sharda

    Executive & Audio Producer: Madeline Joannou

    Assistant Producer: Emmeline Peterson

    Guest: Kelly Dalton-Moon - State Manager for Home Lending Westpac NSW and ACT

    LINKS

    Head to westpac.com.au/whatthefinance to find free resources to help set up good financial habits.

    Westpac Mortgage Repayment Calendar: https://bit.ly/31PST3F

    Westpat First Home Buyers Loan: https://bit.ly/3un9c42

    Melissa Browne's Online Courses: https://www.melissabrowne.courses/

    ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

    A special thanks to our friends at Poly Studios on the Gold Coast! https://polystudios.com.au/

    SURVEY

    Enjoyed the show?  Tell us what you think by taking our 3 minute survey for your chance to win a $100 gift voucher:
    https://survey.alchemer.com/s3/6238926/Mamamia-What-The-Finance-survey

    GET IN TOUCH

    Call us on the pod phone (02) 8999 9386.

    Email us at podcast@mamamia.com.au

    Want to hear more Mamamia podcasts? You’ll find them here... https://mamamia.com.au/podcasts

    Mamamia acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the Land we have recorded this podcast on, the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation. We pay our respects to their Elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures.

    CREDITS 

    Hosts: Melissa Browne and Pallavi Sharda

    Executive & Audio Producer: Madeline Joannou

    Assistant Producer: Emmeline Peterson

    Assistant Audio Producer: Leah Porges

    Guest: Kelly Dalton-Moon, State Manager for Home Lending for NSW and ACT

    LINKS

    >>>Westpac Assets!!!

    GET IN TOUCH

    Call us on the pod phone 02 8999 9386.

    Email us at podcast@mamamia.com.au

    Want to hear more Mamamia podcasts? You’ll find them here... https://mamamia.com.au/podcasts

    Mamamia acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the Land we have recorded this podcast on, the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation. We pay our respects to their Elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures.

    Support the show: https://www.mamamia.com.au

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 35 min
    Future You Needs You To Sort Your Super

    Future You Needs You To Sort Your Super

    Welcome to What The Finance, Mamamia's new podcast all about getting good with money.

    Superannuation: where does it go, how much do you need, and how do you make the most of it?

    Often retirement can seem so far away that we don't give our super a second thought, especially when it's in several different funds. But taking control of your super now can save you thousands in the long run. In this episode, Melissa Browne and Pallavi Sharda speak to Melinda Howes, General Manager of Superannuation at BT, to wade through all the jargon around superannuation, and get the facts.

    CREDITS 

    What The Finance is made possible by our partners at Westpac.

    Hosts:Melissa Browne and Pallavi Sharda

    Executive & Audio Producer: Madeline Joannou

    Assistant Producer: Emmeline Peterson

    Guest: Melinda Howes - General Manager of Superannuation at BT

    LINKS

    Head to westpac.com.au/whatthefinance to find free resources to help set up good financial habits.

    BT Super Type Tool: https://www.bt.com.au/personal/help/super-type-tool.html

    Melissa Browne's Online Courses: https://www.melissabrowne.courses/

    ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

    A special thanks to our friends at Poly Studios on the Gold Coast! https://polystudios.com.au/

    SURVEY

    Enjoyed the show?  Tell us what you think by taking our 3 minute survey for your chance to win a $100 gift voucher:
    https://survey.alchemer.com/s3/6238926/Mamamia-What-The-Finance-survey

    GET IN TOUCH

    Call us on the pod phone (02) 8999 9386.

    Email us at podcast@mamamia.com.au

    Want to hear more Mamamia podcasts? You’ll find them here... https://mamamia.com.au/podcasts

    Mamamia acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the Land we have recorded this podcast on, the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation. We pay our respects to their Elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures.

    Support the show: https://www.mamamia.com.au

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 33 min
    Side-Hustles & Pay-Rises: How To Do It Well

    Side-Hustles & Pay-Rises: How To Do It Well

    Welcome to What The Finance, Mamamia's new podcast all about getting good with money.

    Whether you work full-time, part-time, are a freelancer or own your own business, the working world can be a minefield to navigate. There's negotiating your salary, asking for a raise, setting your freelance rates, and all the ups and downs that come with owning your own business.

    This week, Mel Browne and Pallavi Sharda tackle the subject of the working world, a topic that can often make us want to bury our heads in the sand. We also hear from Steph Claire Smith and Laura Henshaw, co-founders of wellness program Keep It Cleaner on how they turned their side hustle into a hugely successful brand.

    CREDITS 

    What The Finance is made possible by our partners at Westpac.

    Hosts:Melissa Browne and Pallavi Sharda

    Executive & Audio Producer: Madeline Joannou

    Assistant Producer: Emmeline Peterson

    Assistant Audio Producer: Leah Porges

    Guests: Steph Claire Smith & Laura Henshaw - co-founders of Keep It Cleaner

    LINKS

    Head to westpac.com.au/whatthefinance to find free resources to help set up good financial habits.

    Westpac Business Banking: https://www.westpac.com.au/business-banking/

    Melissa Browne's Online Courses: https://www.melissabrowne.courses/

    Keep It Cleaner: https://keepitcleaner.com.au/

    ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

    A special thanks to our friends at Poly Studios on the Gold Coast! https://polystudios.com.au/

    SURVEY

    Enjoyed the show?  Tell us what you think by taking our 3 minute survey for your chance to win a $100 gift voucher:
    https://survey.alchemer.com/s3/6238926/Mamamia-What-The-Finance-survey

    GET IN TOUCH

    Call us on the pod phone (02) 8999 9386.

    Email us at podcast@mamamia.com.au

    Want to hear more Mamamia podcasts? You’ll find them here... https://mamamia.com.au/podcasts

    Mamamia acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the Land we have recorded this podcast on, the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation. We pay our respects to their Elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures.

    Support the show: https://www.mamamia.com.au

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 34 min
    Yes, You Need Four Different Bank Accounts

    Yes, You Need Four Different Bank Accounts

    Welcome to What The Finance, Mamamia's new podcast all about getting good with money.

    How many bank accounts do you have? Pallavi Sharda, like many of us, has one, but according to our financial expert Mel Browne, one is not enough. And to get good with money, you need at least four, if not more.

    This episode is all about savings, budgeting, and debt. But before you switch off at the mention of the dreaded b-word or d-word, it doesn't have to be scary. And we’re going to share with you practical ways you can make a difference to your financial situation. 

    We’ll talk you through making tangible goals, planning out ways to eliminate debt, and setting up good habits so you can be on your way to becoming financially adult. 

    CREDITS 

    What The Finance is made possible by our partners at Westpac.

    Hosts:Melissa Browne and Pallavi Sharda

    Executive & Audio Producer: Madeline Joannou

    Assistant Producer: Emmeline Peterson

    Guests: Kathryn Carpenter - Westpac Everyday Banking Team

    LINKS

    Head to westpac.com.au/whatthefinance to find free resources to help set up good financial habits.

    Westpac Savings Goals: https://bit.ly/2QlhHxW

    Westpac Mobile Banking App: https://bit.ly/30U0JIP

    Westpac Budget Planner: https://bit.ly/3tzE3Ku

    Melissa Browne's Online Courses: https://www.melissabrowne.courses/

    Good Shepherd Microfinance: https://goodshepherdmicrofinance.org.au/

    ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

    A special thanks to our friends at Poly Studios on the Gold Coast! https://polystudios.com.au/

    SURVEY

    Enjoyed the show?  Tell us what you think by taking our 3 minute survey for your chance to win a $100 gift voucher:
    https://survey.alchemer.com/s3/6238926/Mamamia-What-The-Finance-survey

    GET IN TOUCH

    Call us on the pod phone (02) 8999 9386.

    Email us at podcast@mamamia.com.au

    Want to hear more Mamamia podcasts? You’ll find them here... https://mamamia.com.au/podcasts

    Mamamia acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the Land we have recorded this podcast on, the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation. We pay our respects to their Elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures.

    Support the show: https://www.mamamia.com.au

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 35 min
    Your Toxic Money Habits Aren’t Your Fault

    Your Toxic Money Habits Aren’t Your Fault

    Welcome to What The Finance, Mamamia's new podcast all about getting good with money.

    Hosted by financial expert and author Melissa Browne and actress and financial novice, Pallavi Sharda, each episode we'll break down all the myths and misconceptions when it comes to your personal finances, plus give you practical tips and speak to experts.

    This week we're starting with your spending habits and the values you place around money. How you spend your money says more about you than you think, and according to Mel, once you’ve worked out why you value your money, you’ll be in a much better position to make informed decisions about what you’re spending it on. 

    So what is your relationship with money? And is it serving or sabotaging you? Let’s find out...

    CREDITS 

    What The Finance is made possible by our partners at Westpac.

    Hosts:Melissa Browne and Pallavi Sharda

    Executive & Audio Producer: Madeline Joannou

    Assistant Producer: Emmeline Peterson

    Guests: Penni Towner & Jen Brown

    LINKS

    Head to westpac.com.au/whatthefinance to find free resources to help set up good financial habits.

    Westpac - Financial Literacy: https://bit.ly/3ewvZpm

    Davidson Institute: https://davidsoninstitute.education/

    Melissa Browne's Online Courses: https://www.melissabrowne.courses/

    ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

    A special thanks to our friends at Poly Studios on the Gold Coast! https://polystudios.com.au/

    SURVEY

    Enjoyed the show?  Tell us what you think by taking our 3 minute survey for your chance to win a $100 gift voucher:
    https://survey.alchemer.com/s3/6238926/Mamamia-What-The-Finance-survey

    GET IN TOUCH

    Call us on the pod phone (02) 8999 9386.

    Email us at podcast@mamamia.com.au

    Want to hear more Mamamia podcasts? You’ll find them here... https://mamamia.com.au/podcasts

    Mamamia acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the Land we have recorded this podcast on, the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation. We pay our respects to their Elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures.

    Support the show: https://www.mamamia.com.au

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 38 min
    What The Finance...It's Time To Get Good With Money

    What The Finance...It's Time To Get Good With Money

    How much money should I be saving every week?  Is there such a thing as good debt?  Where does my super go?  If these questions have you...slightly stressed, then you're not alone. 

    Join financial expert and author Melissa Browne and actress Pallavi Sharda in Mamamia's brand new podcast What The Finance...it's time to get good with money.  Each episode we'll break down all the myths and misconceptions when it comes to your personal finances, plus give you practical tips and speak to experts.

    What The Finance is coming soon to Mamamia on March 15th.



    Support the show: https://www.mamamia.com.au

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 55 sec

Customer Reviews

4.1 out of 5
86 Ratings

86 Ratings

77✨77 ,

She’s on the money?

It feels a little like a copy and paste of She’s on the money, right down to the lingo and format which is a little strange. I think the podcast is aimed more at an older demographic which could be good, I’ll keep listening..

Leanne Haining ,

Makes talking about money sexy!

I just love this podcast, a great way to start my day. Particularly loved listening to the piece about your money storey & money mindset! Fascinating! Lots of wise words to help women better understand their finances & start talking money.

KatEllisSyd ,

Keep it coming

Love that it’s for an older demographic. Once you tackle the basics it would be amazing to then hear about next steps like lowering tax etc. Loving the chats! Thank you x

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