Friends With Money #153: Start trading shares and build your wealth


Ready to build wealth but unsure how to begin? Investing in stocks is a great way to jumpstart your financial future.

Thanks to new online platforms and mobile apps, trading is more accessible than ever.

This week on the Friends With Money podcast, Money's Michelle Baltazar explores the world of stock investing with Craig Keary, CEO of SelfWealth.

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They tackle common questions like:

  • What does a typical investment portfolio look like?
  • How much money do I need to start investing?
  • What is a HIN (Holder Identification Number) and why is it important?
  • What are the biggest misconceptions people have about investing?

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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.

Craig Keary is the chief executive officer of SelfWealth. He holds a Masters of Commerce - Financial Planning from the University of Western Sydney and a Post-Graduate Diploma of Management from Macquarie University. Craig also holds an SMSF Accreditation Certificate and a Diploma of Financial Services. He is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.