Let's Get Fiscal - a money podcast from 7NEWS

Let's Get Fiscal - a money podcast from 7NEWS

There are plenty of finance terms and topics we see in the news that not everyone understands. From interest rates to cryptocurrencies; starting a side hustle to reducing your weekly bills, Let's Get Fiscal is a podcast designed to help you understand your money and make it work better for you. Join 7NEWS network finance editor Gemma Acton as she looks at the latest money trends, explains finance lingo and helps you save money. Gemma has more than 18 years' experience in the finance sector, working for companies such as Goldman Sachs and Merrill Lynch, as well as a correspondent for CNBC. She now regularly appears on 7NEWS bulletins across Australia, Sunrise, The Morning Show and The Latest. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

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August 4, 2022 32 min

In our season one finale, we welcome Australian TV legend and now author Larry Emdur. Best known as the host of Seven's The Morning Show and The Chase Australia, Larry opens up about his television career, growing a property portfolio from a young age, and the lasting legacy of The Price Is Right. His new memoir Happy As: Stories of Summer, Childhood and the Magic of... is available now from all good bookstores.


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With so many people returning to overseas travel, we thought we'd take a look at tipping - why it's so important in some countries and should we be doing in more here in Australia.


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This week, we're not strictly talking about money, but rewards points come sometimes be just as good, so it's worth making sure you're getting the most out of them. We speak to Steve Hui. better known as The Points Whisperer from iFLYflat. A note that due to a technical error in the recording process, the audio in this episode is less than optimal and we apologise.


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In Episode 8, we got a clearer picture of what's happening with the financial markets affecting our superannuation. In this Tightarse Tuesday episode, how to make sure you're not paying more in fees and insurance than you need to, in order to maximise your final return.


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With so much volatility in the financial markets recently, it's easy for people to panic about their superannuation investments, and start looking at moving things around for more stability. So we spoke to some experts to give us the lowdown on what's really happening and whether it really is time to hit the panic button.


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After speaking with ATO Assistant Commissioner Tim Loh in Episode 7, we wanted to delve more into the things you can and cannot claim in your tax return this year.


Gemma Acton is the Network Finance Editor for 7NEWS, filing stories on money and the economy. Gemma has more than 18 years' experience in the finance sector, working for companies such as Goldman Sachs and Merrill Lynch, as well as a correspondent for CNBC. She regula...

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July 8, 2022 13 min

It's tax time again, which means furiously trawling through handbags and the third drawer down for receipts, and working out if you need a tax agent or if you can wing it on the ATO website. No need to panic! We've got you covered, with advice from ATO Assistant Commissioner Tim Loh.


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It's Tightarse Tuesday and this week we're helping you save money when it comes to health insurance.


In Episode 6, we looked at whether health insurance was still actually worth it, given the ever-increasing premiums. If you and your family would still like private health cover, but are struggling with the premiums, this week we have expert advice to make sure you're paying for only what you need.


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A recent survey from Finder found that as many as three million Australians may ditch their private health insurance this year. With premiums rising every year and many Aussies tightening their belts where they can, is health insurance still worth it?


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It's Tightarse Tuesday and this week we're helping you to avoid losing money to cryptocurrency scams


In Episode 5, we found out exactly what cryptocurrencies are and how they work, but also how there is a lack of consumer protections, leaving us vulnerable to scammers. Now - the telltale signs of a crytpo scam and how to avoid becoming one of the Australians who lost some $205 million so far this year alone.


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Cryptocurrencies aren't new but they are hitting the headlines more as their value becomes more volatile. But not everyone knows exactly what a Bitcoin is or what they can do with it. In this episode, we decrypt cryptocurrencies to find out what they are, how they work and if they are the future of money. We also look at how safe they are and if there needs to be more regulation around what's supposed to be decentralised cu...

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It's Tightarse Tuesday and this week we're helping you save money on your internet bill.


With 91% of Australian adults having a home internet connection, having the internet at home has become a necessity, especially following the pandemic. But the team at Mozo found many of us are paying too much to stay connected. So how can you save up to $1,100 on your NBN bill? Tom Godfrey from Mozo explains.


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Cost of living is a growing concern around the world, but the United States this week saw inflation hit 8.6%, sending financial markets into a tailspin with concerns one of the world's biggest economies is headed for recession. So, is it possible? And will it flow onto us here in Australia? Two experts explain what's happening and why there's no need to hit the panic button just yet.


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In this special bonus edition of Let's Get Fiscal, Gemma speaks with Amazon Australia Country Manager Janet Menzies as the company announces the date for Amazon Prime Day 2022, and what deals you can expect this year.

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Let's Get Fiscal is an all-new money podcast from 7NEWS, designed to help you understand your money and make it work better for you.


In Episode 2, 7NEWS Network Finance Editor Gemma Acton spoke with tech entrepreneur Mike Cannon-Brookes about Australia's energy situation and why power bills will continue to rise. In this Tightarse Tuesday edition, Christine Seib from Canstar Blue gives us tips to reduce your power usage to m...

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With many people losing work during the pandemic, and the cost of living on the rise, many Australians are looking for new ways to make money or supplement their income. Subscription site OnlyFans has seen a meteoric rise in popularity in the last few years, allowing people to make money from selling all sorts of content, but most prolific on the site is adult content. In this episode, we meet a mum who left her job in banking and ...

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Let's Get Fiscal is an all-new money podcast from 7NEWS, designed to help you understand your money and make it work better for you.


In Episode 1, 7NEWS Network Finance Editor Gemma Acton explained how interest rates work, how they affect home loans, inflation and the economy as a whole. In this Tightarse Tuesday edition, Sally Tindall from RateCity explains whether it's time to fix your interest rate, why loyalty doesn'...

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The cost of energy is a hot issue across Australia at the moment. With the cost of living on the rise and the winter chill looming, many households are concerned about how they'll stay warm without breaking the bank. Tech entrepreneur Mike Cannon-Brookes has been leading the charge in the fight for cleaner and more affordable energy, most prominently trying to take over AGL, a move that was ultimately knocked back. But the bill...

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Interest rates, cash rate, inflation ... these are all terms we hear on the news or read in articles, but not all of us know what they mean or how they affect us. In this debut episode of Let's Get Fiscal, Gemma Acton breaks down what the Reserve Bank of Australia is, what they do with interest rates, and how inflation affects the economy. We also look at hyperinflation in overseas economies, and how money can become worthless.


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