11 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.

What The Finance Mamamia

    • Business
    • 4.2 • 125 Ratings

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.

    BONUS: How To Spot & Avoid Scams

    BONUS: How To Spot & Avoid Scams

    As the world shifts more and more to online banking and shopping, fuelled even more so by the pandemic, there are more opportunities for people to fall victim to scams.  The reality is that it’s not just older, non-tech-savvy people being targeted.  More and more younger people are being taken advantage of too.

    In this bonus episode Melissa Browne will talk about the most common scams out there and the top cyber security tips to keep your money secure in an online world.

    CREDITS 

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

    Host:Melissa Browne

    Executive & Audio Producer: Madeline Joannou

    Guest: Catherine Fitzpatrick - Westpac’s Director of Customer Vulnerability & Financial Resilience

    LINKS

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

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

    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/mplus/

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 27 min
    BONUS: What Can I Claim On Tax?

    BONUS: What Can I Claim On Tax?

    Doing taxes probably isn’t in your top 10 fun things to do. But a little time spent now to look over your finances can go a long way in helping you save money and reap the benefits sooner. 

    In this bonus episode Melissa Browne will answer all of your questions about tax -        everything from what income tax is to how to maximise deductions especially when working from home. 

    CREDITS 

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

    Host:Melissa Browne

    Executive & Audio Producer: Madeline Joannou

    Guest: Lauren Law - Financial Educator at Melissa Browne Courses

    LINKS

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

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

    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/mplus/

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 32 min
    The STD That's More Common Than You Think

    The STD That's More Common Than You Think

    Whilst talking about finances isn't the most romantic topic, it's essential to every relationship. In the final episode of What The Finance, Mel Browne and Pallavi Sharda explore everything love and money, from joint bank accounts, marriage and divorce, and 'sexually transmitted debt'. 

    Two special guests join them; Catherine Fitzpatrick, Director Vulnerable Customers & Financial Resilience at Westpac, and family lawyer Melanie Tonazzi, to shine a light on financial abuse.

    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: Catherine Fitzpatrick - Director Vulnerable Customers & Financial Resilience at Westpac, and Melanie Tonazzi - Principal Director & Owner of Sydney Law Group

    LINKS

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

    Splitwise: https://www.splitwise.com/

    Westpac Life Moments Hub: https://www.westpac.com.au/help/lifemoments/

    Sydney Law Group: https://sydneylawgroup.com.au/

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

    Mamamia - The Split: https://www.mamamia.com.au/podcasts/the-split/

    ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

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

    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/mplus/

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 35 min
    $50 Is All You Need To Start Buying Shares

    $50 Is All You Need To Start Buying Shares

    Shares: how do you know what to buy, how can you make them grow...and what are they?

    Investing can seem out of reach if you don't understand the stock market, so Mel Browne and Pallavi Sharda speak to expert Sarah Conte, Senior Manager of Technical and Regulatory at BT, to break down how to choose and buy shares, diversifying your investments, and how much risk you should take.

    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: Sarah Conte - Senior Manager, Technical and Regulatory at BT

    LINKS

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

    ASX Sharemarket Game: https://game.asx.com.au/game/info/public/about-the-game

    ASIC Money Smart: https://moneysmart.gov.au/

    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/

    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

    Guests: Nicolle Stuart and Samantha McDonald

    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/mplus/

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 37 min
    Do I Need Private Health Insurance?

    Do I Need Private Health Insurance?

    It might not be sexy, but it’s one of the most important things you can start thinking about now: private health insurance. So is it worth the money? And what do you need to look out for when you start thinking about it? This episode, Mel Browne and Pallavi Sharda break down choosing the right insurance policy for you. 

    Plus, when it comes to wellness and health, why are so many women buying into ‘wellness'?

    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.

    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/

    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

    Guests: Nicolle Stuart and Samantha McDonald

    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/mplus/

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 33 min
    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/

    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

    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/mplus/

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 35 min

Customer Reviews

4.2 out of 5
125 Ratings

125 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..

MickeyJ112 ,

Helpful and easy to listen to!

Update: 30/11/21
Really enjoyed the scamming ep - so interesting (and helpful) to understand all the different scams we need to look out for. Great ep - thank you!

Great first ep - really enjoyed Mel and Palavi and how they made talking about money not boring!! Can find other finance podcasts a bit hard to get through - this one was really fantastic! Look forward to next episode 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

aliav0 ,

Love

Love this podcast, suits me as a mid-twenty female listener. Started listening to she’s on the money but had an awful interaction and don’t trust the information they preach so needed to find another financial podcast geared toward millennials. Much better than SOTM and trustworthy, thanks for producing!

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