Meet your hosts
Maddy GuestMaddy 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 DickerSophie 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.
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.