Super Informed Radio

Super Informed Radio

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From investments, money matters and the world of …
#19: When your ‘rainy day’ actually hits
Nov 11, 2018 • 16 min
Don’t think you need insurance? We tell the story of a member who wasn’t aware she had it—and then life dealt her an unexpected blow. Your hosts are Marta Zyznowska and Lyndon Horsburgh. Many thanks to our special guest, Natalie Agnoletto—Occupational…
#18: What’s your biggest money fear?
Oct 10, 2018 • 20 min
Are you afraid of dealing with money? If so, you’re not alone. This month, we unpack some common money fears and learn some tips and tricks to vanquish them with UniSuper Private Client Adviser Robert Cahill. Your hosts are Marta Zyznowska and Lyndon…
#17: Governance is the (not so) new black
Aug 7, 2018 • 16 min
This month, we look at the ‘G’ in ESG—otherwise known as governance—and how we factor it in when making investment decisions. We speak with two of our investments specialists—Talieh Williams and Sybil Dixon—as we deep-dive into the rigorous screening…
#16: Would you trust your colleagues with your super?
Jun 21, 2018 • 20 min
Where would you go for information around how to invest your super? Well, according to some research we came across, it’s the people you work with that heavily influence your superannuation investment decisions. To unpack this in more detail, we chat with…
#15: The 2018 Federal Budget in a nutshell
May 8, 2018 • 14 min
In what’s widely tipped to be the last budget until the next election, Federal Treasurer Scott Morrison has announced a number of proposed changes to super. With measures to protect low account balances and lost super (including making insurance within…
#14: Finance gets the ‘Uber effect’
Apr 10, 2018 • 21 min
What do Carrott, Acorns, SocietyOne and Ripple all have in common? They’re not just random words thrown together—they’re services changing the way we spend, save and grow our money. But what exactly are they? How do they work, and are there any risks in…
#13: Our 2018 International Women’s Day edition
Mar 4, 2018 • 22 min
International Women’s Day (IWD) is our chance to celebrate women’s achievements and successes. This month, Marta spoke to two of our executives, Anna Leibel and Lee Scales, on what this year’s topic of #pressforprogress means to them, the advancement of…
#12: Would you rather talk about your weight or your money?
Feb 14, 2018 • 18 min
How many people know the nitty gritty of your finances? Our guess is not that many, right? Not surprising, since talking about money can be considered impolite, garish or simply ‘not the done thing’. According to US research by the app Acorns, 68% of…
#11: Why sustainable investing makes good financial sense
Dec 14, 2017 • 29 min
Why is responsible investing important? And what’s this thing called ‘environmental, social and governance’ (ESG)? This month, we speak with Talieh Williams and Sybil Dixon from our in-house investments team—doing a deep dive into the world of…
BONUS EPISODE: “So, can I use my super to buy my first home now?”
Dec 6, 2017 • 10 min
Well, kind of. Legislation for the government’s first home and downsizer superannuation proposals were passed into law this week. As soon as we heard the news, we jumped into the studio to ask UniSuper’s Industry Policy Manager Benedict Davies—otherwise…
#10: The ‘great’ budgeting gender divide
Nov 16, 2017 • 19 min
Marta was riled recently by research suggesting young women are confident with short-term budgeting, but struggle with longer-term finances. So we called two UniSuper members who conducted the research—Professor James Arvanitakis and research assistant…
#9: We need to talk about elder abuse.
Oct 8, 2017 • 23 min
Elder abuse. It mightn’t be the easiest of topics, but we’re starting to hear more about it. To help us understand what it is, why it occurs and some tips to safeguard yourself against it, this month we speak to Briony Dow—Associate Professor of Ageing at…
#8: “Spending challenge accepted.”
Sep 14, 2017 • 19 min
It’s time to face the spending music. This month, we rope in UniSuper Advice’s Alexia Jackson to see how Marta and James went with their spending and saving challenge. Things get real—who became more mindful about money? Who saved or spent more? We also…
#7: The psychology of spending vs. saving
Jul 19, 2017 • 18 min
Do you consider yourself a spender or a saver? Ever felt guilty after walking out of a shop, or is retail therapy even a ‘thing’ for you? This month, we speak to Dr Shumi Akhtar from the University of Sydney on why it’s okay to indulge in some spending…
#6: Can financial stress impact how we budget?
May 8, 2017 • 15 min
This month we talk to UniSuper member Gregory Mowle from the University on Canberra on how financial stress impacts how we budget and the role of financial literacy plays in decision making.
#5: What’s the deal with accessing your super early?
Apr 18, 2017 • 17 min
It’s the question on many people’s lips in recent weeks—one that can divide dinner parties and even governments. This month, we explore the rules—and the recent discussions—around accessing your super early. We also take the issue on-campus and ask our…
#4: Being bold for International Women’s Day
Mar 6, 2017 • 14 min
Has there ever been in a time in your working or personal life where you’ve had to make a bold move? How did it feel? In this podcast, we ponder these questions and more with UniSuper board member Nicolette Rubinsztein for International Women’s Day (IWD).…
#3: Decisions, decisions
Feb 23, 2017 • 18 min
Can science help explain how we make financial decisions? UniSuper member and decision science researcher from the University of Melbourne Prof. Peter Bossaerts thinks so, and backs it up in this month’s episode of ‘Super Informed Radio’. We also chat to…
#2: Retirement expectations vs. reality
Dec 21, 2016 • 13 min
So you might have this idea of what retirement will look like in your head, but for many people what actually happens after retiring is totally different. This month we take it to the streets and see what people really think about their super. We then…
Super Informed Radio: Welcome to the pilot!
Nov 8, 2016 • 19 min
In our debut podcast, we talk to our CEO Kevin O’Sullivan about his passion for super, a day in his life, and how he got to Australia from the far distant lands of Canada. We also chat to Angela Riga from our contact centre on some of the topics members…