9 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

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    • 4.7 • 3 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.

    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/

    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
    $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/

    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

    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

    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/

    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

    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

    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/

    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

    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

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