I’ll be the first to admit, I’m no finance aficionado (yet). What I am good at, however, is finding the perfect podcast to help kill my commute time. So, what better challenge than to hunt down podcasts about finance and money matters? Join me as I trawl through the podcast sphere and share my insights one podcast at a time, starting with The Rentvesting Podcast.
No winners for guessing this one, but The Rentvesting Podcast is about exactly that – rentvesting. Housing affordability has been a contentious topic of conversation over the past few years but rather than add to the fume surrounding our national home ownership debates, these guys are dedicated to detailing a different way for Aussies to get into our highly competitive property market.
In case you’re unfamiliar with the term, rentvesting is renting where you want to live but buying in more affordable locations and allows Aussies to get their foot in the door of the property market without making huge lifestyle sacrifices.
Now there are obviously a few financial topics wrapped up in the idea of rentvesting. This podcast has episodes on loan-to-value ratios, debt recycling and depreciation so expect a rounded range of topics when pawing through the episodes list.
Rentvesting might sound a little complicated at first but host, Jayden Vecchio presents simple and snappy episodes packed full of useful digestible information.
This is a podcast made by Aussies for Aussies and for that reason, everything discussed is really relatable. You can expect casual, dressed-down conversations to help you clue up on the rentvesting phenomenon and that rarely creep beyond the 20 minute mark.
You might also be treated to a special guest interview or two. Since starting the podcast in early 2016, Vecchio has been joined by a few high-profile guests such as businessman Mark Bouris, author Peter Switzer and journalist Bianca Hartge-Hazelman from women’s financial blog, Financy.
The Rentvesting Podcast is marketed towards Gen X and Gen Y property investors but it could really be for anyone who is looking for an innovative way to enter the property market or if you’re just really into Aussie property podcasts, this is definitely one to check out.
The main-man behind the podcast is Red & Co. Director and host, Jayden Vecchio. With a background in private and commercial banking, Vecchio is a finance broker who has won Vow Financial’s Commercial Broker of the Year in 2015 and 2016.
Enough of what we think for a second, here is the podcast summarised by the people that actually make it.
“For a lot of our parents’ generation it was kind of drummed into people to get educated, get a good job and then buy a home and spend the next 30 years paying that off. But our generation are more focused on lifestyle, becoming financially independent and growing our own wealth. We work off the mantra ‘live where you want, invest where you can afford.’ ”
WHY CONSIDER RENT-VESTING? THE POSITIVES AND FINANCIAL REASONS BEHIND IT
If you want to dip your toes into The Rentvesting Podcast, this episode is absolutely the best place to start.
This episode runs through the positives of rentvesting during a fluid conversation between Vecchio and Louis Strange – it is basically two blokes sitting down for just over 15 minutes to spell out why you should seriously consider rentvesting.
This is a light, easy episode to get your head around not only what rentvesting, but this podcast is all about. Catch it here.
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