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.


  • To Crypto or Not to Crypto... Is It a Good Investment for Me?

    Most of us will have heard that cryptocurrencies are not the most stable investment… In fact, they have become quite infamous for their volatility! In recent years, they have even been known to both sky rocket and crash off the back of an Elon Musk tweet.

    9 November

  • Everything You Need to Know About Cryptocurrency

    We are finally jumping on the bandwagon and crossing over to the dark side… Welcome to the world of cryptocurrency! Tune into today’s episode to learn all the basics you need to know to get started. We discuss what crypto actually is, how it works and why it’s so damn popular.

    2 November

  • What the CEO of Adore Beauty Thinks About Investing in Beauty

    Adore Beauty was the largest female-led IPO in Australian stock market history. On today’s episode, CEO Tennealle O'Shannessy gives us her best elevator pitch for why Adore Beauty is a great investment (cough cough, TimTams).

    26 October

  • How Froomes is Investing to Make a Million Dollars

    From a lockdown boredom idea of trying to double $500 in one week, to rolling a cryptocurrency wave, Lucinda Price (best known as Frooomes) has settled with the idea of investing money for the long term in order to reach millionaire status.

    19 October

  • Why Are My Stocks in the Red?

    Have your stocks been down recently? Potentially seen some headlines about an imminent market crash? Well hey, volatility and surprises seem to be the never ending gift of 2021! On today’s episode we break down three of the biggest news stories that are playing a role in the current share market volatility.

    12 October

  • Deepdive into ETFs | YIGC with The Leungway

    We know how much the YIGC community loves an ETF, so this episode is all about taking our knowledge a step further. Today we are speaking to Jess Leung, the wonderful person behind one of our favourite investing Instagrams @theleungway and ETF portfolio manager at Betshares.

    5 October

  • Compound Interest: The World’s Best Kept Secret

    Ahh the magic of compound interest.... Albert Einstein refers to it as the 8th wonder of the world. He says, ‘he who understands it, earns it. He who doesn’t, pays it’. But do you actually understand how it works? You’ve come to the right place! In today's episode, we break down everything you need to know about compound interest and how you can turn $5,000k into $1,500,000.

    28 September

  • 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

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