Friends With Money #118: Investing myths busted


Today, it's relatively easy to start investing in stocks (you can even use a free app!), but roughly 49% of Australians have decided not to. Many have concerns about owning shares and are fearful they will lose everything or that they are not qualified to invest.

This week on the Friends With Money podcast, Money's Michelle Baltazar chats with Brendan Doggett, country manager at Sharesies Australia, and together they bust the myths of investing. They discuss:

  • What are the risk of investing?
  • Is it difficult to buy shares?
  • Do I need to take a course first?

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Michelle Baltazar is editor-in-chief of Money magazine and an award-winning journalist, editor and publisher. She has worked at media companies including BRW, Shares Magazine (London) and industry newspaper Financial Standard, and has written about superannuation, wealth management, investment technology and financial advice.

Brendan Doggett is the country manager of Sharesies AU. Prior to joining Sharesies, held senior positions at Westpac, BT, Citi and Macquarie Group leading teams in risk and product. He holds a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Business/Commerce, both from Victoria University of Wellington in New Zealand.