Meet your hosts

  • Maddy Guest

    Maddy lives in Melbourne, works in finance, but had no idea about investing until she started recently. Her favourite things to do are watching the Hawks play on weekends, reading books, and she says she's happiest, 'when eating pasta with a glass of wine'. Maddy began her investing journey when she started earning a full time income and found myself reading about the benefits of compound interest in the Barefoot Investor. Her mind was blown, and she started just before the pandemic crash in 2020. What's her investing goal? To be financially independent for the rest of her life, and make decisions without being overly stressed about money.
  • Sophie Dicker

    Sophie lives in Melbourne, and enjoys playing sport, and then drinking red wine immediately after finishing sport. She works in finance, but honestly had no idea about investing until her partner encouraged her to start. She says, 'my interest has only taken off from there - I find it exciting… I mean who doesn’t like watching their money grow?' Her investing goal is to build the freedom to do things that she's passionate about - whether it be start a business, donate to causes close to her, or to take time out of the workforce to start a family. Right now, there’s no specific goal, she just wants to have the freedom when she'll need it.

Episodes

  • Impact Investing & Cryptocurrency in Developing Nations | YIGC with Christina Hobbs

    Investing is an important way to grow your wealth and set yourself up for financial freedom. But it doesn’t have to stop there. It can also be a tool to give back to causes that you care about. Ever thought that you could micro finance women's businesses or fund farms that are trying to grow sustainable agriculture practices? Well, it is all possible through impact investing

    21 September

  • The Expert Curated Portfolio: A Check in on the Watchlist

    Throughout season one, we had our guests pick a stock, ETF, news trend, industry or anything of interest to them, to add to the YIGC Watchlist! The purpose of this was to get us thinking outside the box and broaden our perspective on what we can invest in.

    15 September

  • Ask Us Anything | Maddy & Sophie Get Personal...

    The tables have turned! This week, Producer Sasch put the call out on our socials to find out everything that you want to know about YIGC hosts, Sophie and Maddy… Safe to say we learnt some very interesting facts about the pair!

    7 September

  • Ask Us Anything | Your investing questions answered!

    This week, Maddy and Sophie were joined by producer Sascha, in the first of two 'Ask Us Anything' special episodes. Together they answered your questions about building a portfolio, analysis paralysis, the crypto world, and how they emotionally prepare for the next market correction.

    31 August

  • How we can improve the gender pay gap | Meggie Palmer, PepTalkHer

    This year in Australia, the gender pay gap has increased to 14.2%. That’s a difference of $261.50 every week.

    24 August

  • Investing mistakes, money wins & the lessons you take away from them | Mel Browne

    One of the things that puts first time investors off from jumping into the stock market is the pursuit of perfection. We want to make sure we are buying into the right stock at the right time, but unfortunately, perfection really isn’t a thing when it comes to investing. It is safe to say, there is no investor out there who hasn’t made mistakes along the way. In fact, mistakes can sometimes be beneficial to pull away lessons about the stock market. Today we chat with the vivacious Mel Browne about some of her investing mistakes, lessons she took away from them and why some of the money wins make all the mistake worth it. Learn more about Mel Browne here.

    16 August

  • Young Aussies & Super | Rachel Hopping

    This episode we bring back to Rachel from Superhero - one of the latest fintech brokers to enter the market, offering Australians the lowest cost access to the ASX, and now the US stock market as well. In her role, Rachel analyses how Australians are investing their money to grow their future wealth, looking at both the current state of the market and the hottest investment trends currently. Before joining Superhero, Rachel spent just over 3 years at e-Commerce giant eBay.

    13 August

  • Bond, James Bond? Talking defensive assets | Gaby Rosenberg

    A common investing rule includes balancing your risk through diversification - and one of the ways to achieve this is through adding defensive assets to your portfolio! What are defensive assets, you may ask? Today we chat with the incredible Gaby Rosenberg, co founder of Blossom, to define defensive assets including the classic bond (no, unfortunately nothing to do with James) while exploring how she made one of the least accessible investments options available to people like you and me. Join us as we all learn about this new asset class.

    9 August

  • Get Super Savvy | What is super & where is mine?

    So you might be thinking, we're an investing podcast, why are you talking about super? But super is invested. So if you have a job, and you're earning money, you are investing in the stockmarket. In this episode, Sophie and Maddy take a tour of how the current system functions, talk about some of the main issues with the current superannuation system, look at what the recent government changes mean (particularly for young Australians), and have a look at the different options you can take with your super. And, we hear some of your thoughts about the super industry.

    7 August

  • Is this company a good investment? | How to build an investment thesis

    It's the age-old question when it comes to investing... How do you find a good investment? Just what makes a company good, and what happens if a good company has some bad news? Today's episode is inspired by a question asked by a YIGC community member in our YIGC Facebook Discussion group: how do you build an investing thesis? To workshop it through and demonstrate it for everyone, we've done you the favour of doing it ourselves! Join us as Sophie presents her case for investing in Sonos, and Maddy tries her best to tear it apart!

    2 August

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