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Glen James shares short money tips and encouragement for you on your financial journey. We acknowledge the darkinjung people, Traditional Custodians of the land on which our studio sits, and pay respects to their Elders past and present. We extend that respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples who may listen to our podcast. This podcast is for education and entertainment purposes. It is not intended as a substitute for professional financial, tax or legal advice. Any advice is ...
 
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Where can you invest your savings - a bank account or in shares? In this episode Glen digs into these options, talking on: 👉🏾some of the basic concepts involved in both options 👉🏻a little about modern portfolio theory and how it might relate to you 👉some food for your thoughts - apply what suits to you If you need to chat with someone about your si…
 
Friend of the show and financial adviser, Phil Thompson, joins Glen to chat through potential upcoming changes in the personal insurances space - recorded in April 2021. Check out the 2 part series Phil recorded with Glen on my millennial money recently: 414 sex, drugs & life insurance... death, TPD, trauma, income protection (part 1/2): https://pl…
 
In this episode Glen unpacks a bit about Income Protection, particularly around whether elective surgery is covered, touching on: 👉🏼how income protection policies generally work - what is covered, what isn't, waiting periods, benefit periods, how much of your income is covered 👉🏿the importance of seeing a financial adviser to get the policy tailore…
 
Erin is an Aussie living in Finland with a question around $20k she still has in a bank account back home in Australia. So joined by Glen this episode dives into what her options could be. Check out The Glen James Spending Plan - use coupon code "m3x" with the link below to get this for under $50... save $20) For podcast resources, links to our stu…
 
I forgot to mention in the recording that as a tenant you also have a responsibly to be a nice and reasonable person :) I also forgot to mention it is my view that the government (states and federal - both sides of the aisle) have artificially propped up the housing market and building industry in this country for over 20 years and it's crazy. If t…
 
Bit of fun to get you thinking. What do you think? Episode in question can be found here: https://player.whooshkaa.com/episode?id=382024 Check out The Glen James Spending Plan - use coupon code "m3x" with the link below to get this for under $50... save $20) For podcast resources, links to our stuff, disclaimers & warnings about this episode + more…
 
Burnout is all too common and it's time we ended it! In this episode I chat with Vanessa Bennett from Next Evolution Performance about how we can finally end burnout, touching on: 👉🏿managing mental energy - understanding the concept of energy credits 👉setting boundaries in your life and with certain people - not being afraid to say no 👉🏼personal ac…
 
This is part 2 in the emergency fund series, where Glen chats with Izzy about: 👉🏽her experience with and mindset around money generally 👉🏿how she began saving up her emergency fund 👉her recent car accident and how handy her emergency fund was in that situation 👉🏽whether insurance covered some of her accident related costs 👉check out Not My Fault: h…
 
Having an emergency fund is an incredible lifeline when life throws you a curveball. So many members of the m3 community have been saved by having an emergency fund ready to go. This episode starts digging into the basics of an emergency fund, and part 2 continues to expand, touching on: 👉Glen's sound financial house - check it out here: https://ww…
 
Don't we all want to be able to save more money?! Friend of the show James Millard joined me to share the best tips for saving money, touching on: 👉🏾spend on value - don't spend on useless things 👉crush your overspending habit 👉🏻have a clear goal 👉🏼automating your savings and separating where you put savings 👉🏾starting small and achievable to start…
 
Vince Scully jumps back on the show with Glen to chat about some more share fun, touching on: 👉share diversification - why and how 👉🏽what an IPO (initial public offering) is 👉🏿share pricing and what impacts this 👉🏼your investing mindset - how you can think about your investing so you can ride the waves of win and loss Check out The Glen James Spend…
 
Vince Scully joins Glen to chew over the question: do you value being a financially well person? The chat touches on: 👉🏾setting goals with emotional resonance 👉🏻what you value with money 👉are you prepared to prioritise your money to see the change you want to see Check out 'Atomic Habits' by James Clear mentioned in this chat: https://booktopia.kh4…
 
A little mini series all about getting financial advice! Find me on YouTube here: https://bit.ly/glenjamesyoutube Check out The Glen James Spending Plan - use coupon code "m3x" with the link below to get this for under $50... save $20) For podcast resources, links to our stuff, disclaimers & warnings about this episode + more... check out: https://…
 
A little mini series all about getting financial advice! Find me on YouTube here: https://bit.ly/glenjamesyoutube Check out The Glen James Spending Plan - use coupon code "m3x" with the link below to get this for under $50... save $20) For podcast resources, links to our stuff, disclaimers & warnings about this episode + more... check out: https://…
 
A little mini series all about getting financial advice! Find me on YouTube here: https://bit.ly/glenjamesyoutube Check out The Glen James Spending Plan - use coupon code "m3x" with the link below to get this for under $50... save $20) For podcast resources, links to our stuff, disclaimers & warnings about this episode + more... check out: https://…
 
Did you know "neo" just means "new" so a neo bank is a new bank :) Tony Boyd from the Australian Financial Review joins me today. Tony's column referenced in the episode can be found here: https://www.afr.com/chanticleer/lessons-all-round-as-xinja-bank-shuts-20210112-p56tj6 My Money Journal can be purchased here: https://www.sortyourmoneyout.com/sh…
 
It is now time to get it. Let's adjust focus if needed and then go get it! Links: Glen's Personal Financial Plan (https://www.sortyourmoneyout.com/shop/glens-personal-financial-plan) Book: Deep Work by Cal Newport (https://amzn.to/2MzPUIl) Book: Atomic Habits by James Clear (https://amzn.to/3hGy9SV) my millennial coffee (https://www.sortyourmoneyou…
 
There's lots of misinformation out there around credit scores - do you need it, how is it calculated, will it affect your financial future? I chat about what they are and what you need to know, touching on: 👉🏽credit cards - why they exist, how they work, how they affect your credit score and some ways people in the m3 community use them (without go…
 
I chat about how important it is to understand the law of cause and effect, touching on: 👉🏼how to set up action that achieves the result you want 👉🏾tips for achieving your goals 👉🏻hacking your habits so they do the work for you Find me on YouTube here: https://bit.ly/glenjamesyoutube Check out The Glen James Spending Plan - use coupon code "m3x" wi…
 
I share my take on currency trading - touching on: 👉🏼my vibe on whether it's worth giving it a shot 👉🏿what to say to the currency trading sharks 👉🏻how other investors think about it Find me on YouTube here: https://bit.ly/glenjamesyoutube Check out The Glen James Spending Plan - use coupon code "m3x" with the link below to get this for under $50...…
 
It's totally common for 2 people in a couple to have different levels of income, debt and savings. Everyone has different money habits and skills. In this episode I chat about: 👉🏿how you can work through your money differences 👉🏻staying focused on money habits as the key issue 👉how you can align your goals and money together as a team 👉🏾what to con…
 
If you're freaked out about how to invest, listen in. I chat to a question from the community around: 👉🏽how to think about fear - False Evidence Appearing Real 👉🏻how we can automatically think the worst based on false evidence - don't let this take control 👉🏼balancing risk and reward Check out The Glen James Spending Plan - use coupon code "m3x" wi…
 
Superannuation fees confuse a lot of people so I thought I'd explain as clearly as I can what you need to know about them. I explain: 👉🏽what is NOT a fee 👉🏻admin fees vs investment fees 👉how portfolio options change the fees associated with your super 👉🏽some of the general percentages you'll find around these fees 👉🏾some super jargon and what it me…
 
I share what the m3 community said were their biggest "hell no" moments with money. People shared about: 👉credit cards 👉🏾financing cars 👉🏼lending money to friends & fam 👉🏾changing your mind heaps 👉dodgy marketing schemes 👉🏾personal loans Find me on YouTube here: https://bit.ly/glenjamesyoutube Check out The Glen James Spending Plan - use coupon cod…
 
A member of REST Super successfully sued the super fund after it failed to provide information on how it was managing the risks of climate change. This sets a really interesting precedent, so I asked Vince Scully to have a chat with me about what this could mean moving forward. Our chat touches on: 👉🏾how this whole lawsuit came together 👉🏻aligning …
 
Friend of the show and accredited practising dietitian, Jess Spendlove, jumped in the hot seat to share some gold for how to maximise our diet and money at the same time. The chat touches on: 👉being prepped and prepared 👉🏿buying and eating seasonally 👉🏻snacking well 🥕 Check out Jess's stuff on Insta: @jess_spendlove_dietitian Find me on YouTube her…
 
I share my tips for online shopping like a real bargain hunter, without spending all your ca$h at once! I touch on: 👉🏼comparing prices to get the best deal 👉searching influencers and hashtags on instagram for discounts 👉🏿using cash back/discount apps 👉🏾leaving items in your cart overnight 👉🏼checking the shipping cost & currency 👉🏽buying in bulk Fin…
 
Members of our community are keen to know more about the First Home Super Saver scheme (FHSS) so I pulled Vince Scully from Lifesherpa onto the show to walk through what you need to know, touching on: 👉🏾the deets of how it works 👉how salary sacrificing works 👉🏼what to do if you change your mind 👉🏿tax considerations Watch the video of this ep on ove…
 
Will the market drop? I share my thoughts on some common share market questions, touching on: 👉🏿how to think about your own investing 👉🏻the concept of timing the market 👉🏽speculation around how the market will perform Find me on YouTube here: https://bit.ly/glenjamesyoutube Check out The Glen James Spending Plan - use coupon code "m3x" with the lin…
 
The 2020 federal budget has been released! Here's my thoughts on it. I chat about: 👉🏾where money is allocated 👉🏼what's in it for you 👉who wins and loses Read more about the budget here: https://budget.gov.au/index.htm Find me on YouTube here: https://bit.ly/glenjamesyoutube Check out The Glen James Spending Plan - use coupon code "m3x" with the lin…
 
John Pidgeon joined me to chat about common roadblocks we see people facing, and some strategies for working through it. The chat touches on: 👉🏽staying grounded and in-the-moment 👉working through your anxieties or fears 👉🏿pulling the emotion out of your situation 👉🏾strategies to calm your mind and stay focused Find me on YouTube here: https://bit.l…
 
Vince Scully jumped back in the hot seat to join me in chatting about what you could do with $80k. The chat touches on: 👉🏿investing in shares 👉leaving it in a high interest savings account 👉🏾using the cash to buy a property 👉🏻using the cash for kids education 👉🏾investing some of it in superannuation 👉🏿using your goals to direct your cash 👉checking …
 
If you're at uni with $25k in savings, is it worthwhile buying property? Vince Scully joined me to chat about this question from a listener including: 👉the pros and cons to buying now vs later 👉🏿valuing your own human capital 👉🏽how to think about the time spent at uni 👉🏼some ways to think about property buying 👉when to know if property buying is ri…
 
If you find a better lending deal online than your mortgage broker, is it time to wave bye bye? I chat with guest Vince Scully about a listener's question on exactly this. We talk about: 👉🏿some potential risks 👉the pros and cons to both sides 👉🏽the things in your life that affect the details of your lending 👉🏻getting to the bottom of your needs in …
 
I answer a listener question around investing via the Vanguard Diversified High Growth (VDHG) fund vs diversifying on your own by picking and choosing index funds. I cover: 👉🏼how there's no right or wrong to investing 👉🏿the pros and cons to both options 👉some info about investing to consider Find me on YouTube here: https://bit.ly/glenjamesyoutube …
 
Here's 5 mistakes people make when starting a business - I talk about: 👉🏻borrowing money for things that don't work out 👉🏾not putting cash aside for tax and GST (if relevant) 👉🏻not trying to minimise your losses 👉🏽not keeping your client experience at it's best 👉not having a separate business account Find me on YouTube here: https://bit.ly/glenjame…
 
Here's my tips to be a better investor - I talk about: 👉🏾knowing some realities about investing 👉🏻getting your head in the right space around your investing strategy 👉🏽creating a system around how and when you invest 👉some investing stats 👉🏽debunking the myths of investing 👉🏼some thoughts on single stocks 👉🏻the way I think about the whole investing…
 
Here's my 5 tips to have more money - listen in to see which one of these could work for you. I talk about: 👉🏿selling stuff you don't use 👉🏿using an effective money system 👉🏿having a goal 👉🏿changing your lifestyle 👉🏿getting rid of regular repayments. Find me on YouTube here: https://bit.ly/glenjamesyoutube Check out The Glen James Spending Plan - u…
 
I share how you can save more money while your living expenses are high. My tips on how to make it work include: 👉increasing income with side hustle/second job 👉decrease expenses 👉cutting things out of your budget 👉pull back on saving. Read more budgeting hacks over on the blog: https://sortyourmoneyout.com/blog/2020/3/3/glen-and-johns-top-21-budge…
 
Vince Scully from Lifesherpa joined me to chat about the pros and cons of dividend reinvesting. Find us on YouTube here: http://bit.ly/38UHJM5 Check out The Glen James Spending Plan here: https://www.sortyourmoneyout.com/online-course/ (use coupon code "m3x" to get this for under $50... save $20) For podcast resources, links to our stuff, disclaime…
 
Congratulations if you're now debt free! Where to next? I share how you can take the next steps. Check out my diagram of the sound financial house here on the blog: https://www.sortyourmoneyout.com/blog/2018/12/4/everything-you-need-to-know-about-life-insurance Find us on YouTube here: http://bit.ly/38UHJM5 Check out The Glen James Spending Plan he…
 
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