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.


  • #5 Finding good companies | Investing convos every millennial should have

    To buy, or not to buy… that is the question. More importantly, the only way you’ll be able to answer it, is if you know how to make head or tail of your hours of research! In this episode, Maddy and Sophie go through the metrics (aka the numbers) on company report and explain how they approach valuation. They walk through a number of examples, and talk about how different sectors judge value differently.

    18 January

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  • #4 Our portfolios | Investing convos every millennial should have

    Analysis paralysis is a real thing, because sometimes there’s so much information on offer, you just don’t know where to begin! In this episode, Sophie and Maddy talk about how they approach building their own individual portfolios, and how they think about diversifying across assets, regions, industry and sectors.

    11 January

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  • #3 Brokers | Investing convos every millennial should have

    You’ve got some cash saved up, you know you want to invest, but now where do you go? You know there’s Mecca for beauty, Booktopia for books, Amazon for everything else… But where do you find the stock market? Maddy and Sophie talk about the different things they consider when they use brokers - Australia v Global, Fees, Chess v Custodian - and whether it even matters! Then Sophie and Maddy walk through the steps to actually *buy* some shares.

    4 January

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  • #2 Side income | Investing convos every millennial should have

    In this episode, Sophie and Maddy talk about how owning stocks will help you earn those extra dollars and cents while you're busy… well, just living your best life! They explain what dividends are, why you might participate in a dividend reinvestment plan (and what that exactly is…), and the concept of capital gains.

    28 December

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  • #1 Money goals | Investing convos every millennial should have

    We are always told about how important it is to have an investing goal, but what is really the point? And what should we do if we’re struggling to form one? Sophie and Maddy share their short term, medium term, and long term goals, and discuss the strategies they use successfully to keep themselves on track (most of the time).

    21 December

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  • Julie Bishops take on financial equality

    The main goal of this podcast has always been to help bread down barriers to investing and empower our community to feel comfortable joining any conversation about money. To end our second season, it only seemed fitting to centre back to this goal and todo so, we were humbled to have a conversation with the former Minister for Foreign Affairs, Julie Bishop. Drawn from both incredible insight and experience, we explore career choices as a female, the benefits of diversity in companies, the reasons behind financial illiteracy and how we can go about closing the investment gap. Stick around as we even discuss with Julie where she sees some of the biggest investment opportunities in the future!

    14 December

  • Tech stocks we're watching | Deborah Jackson

    The tech sector is undoubtedly one of the most exciting areas of the stock market, with some of the greatest opportunities for investing returns. But it’s also very fast moving, which can make finding good, long-term investments challenging. Today we are chatting with Deborah Jackson, CEO and Founder of Plum Alley. We get Deborah’s insights on the most exciting tech stocks currently and how to spot a good investment opportunity. Headquartered in NYC, Plum Alley invests in advanced technology and healthcare companies that will improve our lives and the planet. The fund specifically focuses on companies with women founders or co-founders, tapping diverse ingenuity and decision making.

    7 December

  • Are startups a good investment?

    Imagine being there in the early days of Canva... watching a disruptive company come into the mix and being given the chance to invest in its early stages. Considering its now $55 billion (AUD) valuation, we reckon the investment would have paid off! Well, there are people who invest in these companies for a living, constantly trying to spot start-ups that will come through and change our lives as we know them. Today, we have an incredibly insightful chat with Natalie Collins, an angel investor in the Startmate Venture Capital First Believers Immersion program about what she looks for in up-and-coming companies and how to invest in start-ups.

    30 November

  • How you can invest with the world's best fund managers

    Imagine if there was a TED talks, but for investing… Where the best fund managers from around the world pitched their highest conviction investment ideas to build a portfolio that you could invest in. Well, look no further than today’s episode because we have the solution for you! Hearts and Minds Investments brings together hall of fame fund managers from across the world to create ASX: HM1. And it gets better, because the fund also waives the typical investment fees and instead donates the money to medical research.

    23 November

  • How to *Actually* Invest in Crypto

    The basics of crypto have been covered - we have defined and understood what crypto currencies are, explored some of the use cases for these digital assets (both positive and negative) and now some might be ready to take the plunge and invest - but how do we do so?

    16 November

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