The Fat Wallet Show from Just One Lap
About This Show
The Fat Wallet Show is a show about questions. It’s about admitting that we don’t know everything, but that we’re willing to learn. Most of all, it’s about understanding as much as we can to make us all better investors.
Phrases like, “I’m not sure” or, “Let me look that up and get back to you” or, “I don’t know” don’t exist in the financial services industry. If you ever had a financial question you were too embarrassed to ask, you know what we’re talking about. In this business, appearances matter, and nobody wants to seem like they don’t know how things work or what the outlook is for the buchu industry. It’s easy to excuse that little vanity, except that people in the investment industry are meant to service investors - people like you and me who need to figure out what to do with our money.
There’s no such thing as a stupid question in this show. If you have unanswered financial questions, this is your opportunity to have them answered in a way that even I can understand. Pop them to us at email@example.com.
Hosted by Kristia van Heerden and Simon Brown.
Most Recent Episode
#36: Relationships and money
7 days ago
In general, people don’t know how to talk about money. Add feelings and relationships to the mix and you have a lot of room for awkwardness. Your future financial security will be heavily influenced by the financial behaviour of your partner. You owe it to yourself to ensure that you know exactly what you’re in for. When I was younger I got heavily indebted. This was bad. I did, however, learn a number of important life lessons from that experience. One unexpected upside is that debt forced me to talk about money to my partner. Our openness about money is something we’ve come to take for granted. As I’ve become more open about my own finances, my friends have been talking to me about theirs. I’m often surprised that couples who are so comfortable sharing every other aspect of their lives struggle to have basic financial conversations. In this episode, Simon and I try to figure out the best way to start talking about money with your partner. It doesn’t take us very long to become tangled up in the complexities of love and money. It’s hard, you guys. If you have any tips, please send them to firstname.lastname@example.org. Kris