Better money management is a common goal for many Australians across the country. But between searching for articles on interest rates, watching debt-reduction videos, and downloading budgeting apps, finding an easy-to-understand source of financial knowledge can seem overwhelming.
That’s why the Mozo team launched The Finance Burrito Podcast, your one stop shop for all things money! Wondering what a delicious Mexican dish has to do with personal finances?
The Finance Burrito – Meet Our Hosts
The Finance Burrito aims to cover all things personal finance in an easy-to-digest podcast format. With each episode, we uncover some of the many financial challenges and mysteries that an average person can find themselves in, from starting a secondary turmoil to renting and even the cost of games rising.
The podcast is now in its second season and is produced by our talented in-house podcast team (Claire, Ceyda and Rhianna), and hosted by Mozo financial writers Tom Watson and Liv Gee.
LATEST EPISODE: Unwrapped – The Reality of Off-Grid Living
You’ve seen the tiny houses in all their glory, but could you take the plunge and jump off the grid? In this episode of The Finance Burrito, Tom and Liv explore the ins and outs of life off the grid. They will discuss the price, its durability, and what you need to consider if you are considering taking action.
Special guest: Tiny house builder, Aimee Stanton
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The Finance Burrito Episode List (So Far)
For the second season of The Finance Burrito, we turned things upside down with weekly episodes. This time around, we dive into sustainability and ethical banking, in addition to filing a recap of the new bonuses.
Episode Five: Your Money News – Free Flights and Flood Assistance
In this recap of news from Moneyland, Liv and Tom share the current government and bank support available to Australians affected by the recent flooding in New South Wales. They also discuss CommBank’s new venture into the Buy Now Pay Later Marketplace and the massive number of free flights going on sale on April 1.
Episode 4: Unwrapped – Balancing Ethical Purchases While Staying on Budget
Is it possible to indulge in a bit of retail therapy while still being ethical and on budget? That’s the question Liv and Tom ask themselves in today’s episode of The Finance Burrito. They’ll unveil the damage shopping and consumption is doing to our planet before sharing some tips on how you can take small steps towards sustainable purchases without breaking the bank.
Special guest: Zero Co Founder, Mike Smith
Episode 3: Your Money News – Fabulous Fridays and a Tasty Twitter Exchange
In this money news recap, some of the talking points are the CEO of Twitter selling his first tweet, why women are still lagging behind in the real estate market and much more!
Episode 2: Functionality – Super Ethics and Banking Options: Fact or Fiction?
The first part of the sustainability podcast’s in-depth dive is to explore whether ethical banking options and super funds exist in Australia. They even praised a few suppliers who, according to expert sources, are among the good ethical books.
Special guest: Future Super co-founder and director Adam Verwey
Episode 1: Your Money News – The Bitcoin Jokes and the Citi Financial Crash
In this episode, our hosts discuss some of the hottest hot topics of the week, like Bitcoin, the recent changes to JobSeeker, and the Citi Group’s huge financial blunder.
We were all on burrito puns in the first season. Each episode was divided into three sections: the meat, the sauce (source AKA) and the beans.
The meat covered the juicy chunks, like facts, stats, and details, the source was an expert who shared his experience on the topic at hand, and the beans were a time to smear an unspoken financial label.
Episode 14: The Past, Present and Future of Banking
To wrap up the season finale, our hosts review some of the most popular banking trends of the past decade, from the decline of cash to contactless payments and innovative services, like Buy Now Pay Later.
Special guest: Mozo Data Member, Mitch Pollard
Episode 13: A Special Merry Christmas Holly
Because what good would a podcast be without a Christmas episode? For this joyful meeting, Tom and Liv immerse themselves in the art of gifting. And to really get you into the festive spirit, they chat with a couple who have identified themselves as “extreme gift givers”.
Special guest: Extreme gifters, Matt and Maddie
Episode 12: Passion vs. Money: The Ultimate Career Divider
In this episode, our hosts take a step back by revisiting the university. They will answer you if money or passion plays a role in choosing a career, in addition to revealing the most popular and employable degrees in the country!
Special guest: university students, Ethan and Elvan
Episode 11: Move, Get Out!
Have you ever heard of something called “lifestyle inflation”? This is something that many millennials experience once they receive a raise. Plot? Find out exactly what it is by tapping into this episode. There’s also a sneaky interview with Ash Denman, an Australian who took a 180 and dumped Melbourne’s CBD for the simple life during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Special guest: Regional migrant, Ash Denman
Episode 10: Financial Imbalance in a Long Distance Relationship
How often do you talk about money with your partner? On this special episode, Tom and Liv sit down with The Finance Burrito producer, Claire Frawley! She will reveal her experience with financial imbalance in a previous relationship and why effective management of money in a relationship is essential.
Special guest: Finance Burrito producer Claire Frawley
Episode nine: let’s start a secondary turmoil
During the foreclosure last year, many households chose to stay busy by embracing a new hobby. And it’s worth noting that these hobbies turned into side hustles! If you are thinking of taking your passion to the next level, our hosts are here to reveal the ins and outs of the side hustles to you.
Special Guest: Multi-Sided Hustler, Kitty Humphries
Episode 8: Is This Your Best Price?
I don’t know about you, but the haggling makes my skin crawl. However, this is something that we should make more of an effort, especially when it comes to our financial products. In this episode, Liv and Tom show you how to haggle your way to a cheaper energy plan, a fridge and everything in between!
Special guest: Jeweler, Welfe Bowyer
Episode 7: Ah praise, one of the many joys of adult life …
Renting is a part of adult life that sometimes it is almost impossible to avoid. To keep up with your rental needs, this episode will reveal why you should be pushing for a better deal on your rent while sharing some tips and tricks on how to get it right.
Special guest: Head of Australian Research for CoreLogic, Eliza Owen
Episode 6: Press X to continue the next episode of The Finance Burrito
Calling all players, this episode is for you! In this episode, Tom and Liv take on both sides of the gaming world: the gamer and the game creator. They will discuss what Australians spend each year on games, as well as how developers make money. money through games.
Special guest: mobile game developer Tom Young and documentary director Cailleah Scott-Grimes
Episode Five: Is Living the Gram Life Making You Broke?
Between dodging marketing ads on your Instagram feed and ignoring them on Youtube, social media has become the latest platform that tries to trick you into spending on impulse. And unfortunately, social media overspending can get out of hand at times.
Special guest: Psychologist, Christine Bagley-jones
Episode 4: Let’s Play With FI / RE
No, we are not talking about real fire! FI / RE stands for Financial Independence, Taking Early Retirement – one of the latest financial moves helping dedicated Australians reach their savings goals! But just like regular savings, FI / RE requires a certain degree of sacrifice. Find out what it is in this episode.
Special guest: Adept FI / RE, Katy Winter
Episode 3: let’s talk about pay transparency
Being transparent is a key part of any relationship, but what about our salary? In this episode, our hosts investigate the potential benefits and dangers of pay transparency, whether it’s among family, friends, or even coworkers.
Special guest: Career Coach, Kate Boorer
Episode 2: Debt 101: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly
Personal debt is a common hill that many Australians may have to climb on their journey to financial success. But is debt really as bad as we think it is? That’s the question Liv and Tom answer in this episode of The Finance Burrito!
Special guests: Sydney couple Emma and Ben
Episode 1: Debt, Drinks and Dates
In the very first episode of The Finance Burrito, Tom and Liv learn about Buy Now Pay Later giant Afterpay and discuss whether a fit (Covid-19 cough) can change the way we behave with money.
Special guest: Father of two, Caleb