Women are so good at talking about SO many things. Over brunch we can cover everything from sex to politics to religion to Housewives of Beverley Hills to white jeans in winter. But there’s one subject that we are completely avoiding. That subject is money.
The problem is, we can’t afford to avoid it. That’s because as women, we’re kind of sucking at it. There is a wage gap that exists not simply in the corporate world but in the world of small and medium business owners where women should be on par with men. There is a gap between men and women that we’ve tossed in the too hard basket for the moment in our superannuation funds. And there’s a widening gap between those who own property and those who do not.
And let’s not even talk about the role money and power holds in our society.
That’s why ladies I believe finance is a feminist issue. It’s time we started to uncensor money.
Here you'll find chats about money where we throw off the notion that money is crass or uncomfortable. It's all about becoming comfortable bringing money into our everyday conversations and through it, figuring out what our own money story is and whether we might want to change it.
In our 20th episode of Season Two, Mel & Lawsie talk about what they think you need to make sure you're doing with your finances during times of uncertainty. They discuss the importance of buffers, what to do with debt, investing, property, making more income and how to protect what you have.
In our 19th episode of Season Two, Mel & Lawsie talk about designing your best year yet. And no, this doesn't mean the year will be smooth sailing but it will help you be more intentional about all areas of your life including relationships, health, businesses etc.
In our 18th episode of Season Two, Mel & Lawsie talk about finishing the year well, asking both the big questions including what unfinished business do you have this year, as well as what you need to do now to set yourself up for 2022. We also discuss the changes Mel has made as a result of these reflections.
In our 17th episode of Season Two, Mel & Lawsie pop on our Christmas hats and talk about silly season madness and strategies to help Christmas cost you less financially, emotionally and environmentally.
In our 16th episode of Season Two, Mel & Lawsie talk about Mel's decision to take the plunge and invest in cryptocurrency, including why, how and what her strategies are. We then answer a whole lot of your questions about investing in crypto.
Uncensored Money Season Two: Navigating End of Year Sales, Payment Options and Credit Card & Loyalty Reward Points
In our 15th episode of Season Two, Mel & Lawsie talk about how to navigate all of the end of year sales from Black Friday to Boxing Day sales, including the different tips and techniques used by retailers to encourage you to spend and things to be aware of when it comes to chasing credit card and loyalty reward points.
In our 14th episode of Season Two, Mel & Lawsie talk about the increased talk around interest rate rises including when they are expected to occur and give plenty of tips for those going for a loan or for those with a loan on how best to be prepared for when interest rates do rise.
In our 13th episode of Season Two, Mel & Lawsie talk about the three main ways you might invest in shares - active, passive and direct share investing, the pros and cons of each of these types of investing and where you might want to start. We also discuss the new ways of investing.
In our 12th episode of Season Two, Mel & Lawsie discuss all things sex, money and relationships including why people are more comfortable talking about sex than finances and our top tips on how to start having more conversations about money.
In our 11th episode of Season Two, Mel & Lawsie answer a dozen of your finance questions. Some were easy, some more complicated, but all of them absolutely questions we have been asked many times over the years.
In our tenth episode of Season Two, Mel & Lawsie talk pricing in your business and why it is more than a number and discuss how there is an art, science and psychology to pricing.
In our ninth episode of Season Two, Mel & Lawsie discuss why savings in the bank, to the exclusion of all else, is not enough for future you.
In our eighth episode of Season Two, Mel & Lawsie talk to six different women about their own personal financial journeys, where they were, where they are now and what they have learned along the way.
In our seventh episode of Season Two, Mel & Lawsie talk about the difference between spending v. paying off debt v. saving v. investing as well as lubricant and what that has to do with your finances.
In our sixth episode of Season Two, Mel & Lawsie talk all things debt. We look at the different types of debt and what each category includes. And if you have these type of debt, what order we think you should repay them, or if you should actually repay them, as well as things to be aware of for both your personal finances as well as business finances. .
In our fifth episode of Season Two, Mel & Lawsie talk about what you should be doing with your business and personal finances as millions of Aussies remain in lockdown.
In our fourth episode of Season Two, Mel & Lawsie talk about the best and worst financial decisions they have made.
Uncensored Money Season Two: The pink tax and gender parity - does it exist, what is it and how can we fight it
In our third episode of Season Two, Mel & Lawsie talk about the pink tax and gender parity. We discuss what it is, prove that it still exists and what we can do about it.
In our second episode of Season Two, Mel & Lawsie talk all things business vs. hobby vs. side hustle vs. employee. We cover the difference between all of these, why some people are best being an employee while others are better suited to running a business and the difference between and hobby and a side hustle.
In our first episode of Season Two, Mel & Lawsie talk all things who should you be listening to. We cover messages you're receiving from brands, whether you should be talking to a financial advisor, finfluencers and our thoughts on who you should be listening to.
In this episode of Uncensored Money I chat all things money with Karen James – a purpose driven, author, single mum, corporate change maker, humanitarian, social entrepreneur and so much more...
In this episode of Uncensored Money I chat all things money with Olivia Engel - the Senior Managing Director or State Street Global Advisors and CIO (Chief Investment Officer) of Active Quantitative Equity (AQE).
In this episode of Uncensored Money, the microphone is handed across to Lauren, my co-founder at the Money Barre to interview me about my finances, my money story, my business mistakes, my financial fears and regrets and so much more.
In this episode of Uncensored Money I chat all things money with Jacqui Lewis - a global Master Vedic Meditation teacher, multiple-business owner, author and wellness expert.
In this episode of Uncensored Money I chat all things money with Fleur McDonald - a farmer, former jillaroo, best-selling rural literature author, mother of two and domestic violence activist.
In this episode of Uncensored Money I chat all things money with Julie Ockerby - a previously registered nurse, interior designer, award-winning business owner, immigrant, tiger single-mum and ageing influencer.
In this episode of Uncensored Money I chat all things money with Emma Isaacs - a global CEO, multi-business owner, mother of five, author, philanthropist, cheerleader and connector. Emma is chief chick at Business Chicks, Australia's largest community for women.
In this episode of Uncensored Money I chat all things money with Jess Fox - a dual Olympic-medallist-kayaker, School Dux, Psychology student, bi-lingual, dog-selfie-taking, 5 x world champion canoe slalem athlete.
In this episode of Uncensored Money I chat all things money with Cathie Reid - a dior-wearing, future-astronaut, billionaire business owner, mother of two, Brisbane Lions board member, tech geek.