• Do you want to invest your hard-earned money, but don't know where to start?


    Shares for Beginners is the podcast for you.

  • Hi, I'm Phil Muscatello

    I interview industry experts so you'll learn what to do, what to ask and - ideally - how not to lose money

    I'm just like you:

    1.  I want to make money from the stock market
    2.  I find the terminology confusing
    3.  I want to be able to make informed decisions
    Let's learn together on Shares for Beginners 

    Even if you don't want to invest directly in the share market, it's important to know how investments work.

    By listening to this podcast you'll learn about:


    • What's going on in your superannuation fund
    • What questions to ask a financial adviser
    • Where to invest your hard-earneds
    • Thinking for the long term


    Because I'm not an expert, I ask the questions that others won't ask. My guests are always challenged to simplify and explain what is often confusing and full of impenetrable jargon.


    If you get a chance, pop on to my survey page. It's quick, easy and gives me more insight into what you want to learn about. I won't be asking for any of your details so no spam!





    "I just wanted to let you know that your podcasts have been great, so inspiring and full of information. I have never invested but am very curious and each time I listen to your podcast it makes me very excited. Your guests that come on our very passionate knowledgeable guests!
    Keep what's your doing it's brilliant!" - Alice, a listener.


    I'm really enjoying the diverse guests and topics you're covering so far and I have binge listened to the pod a number of times!
    Keep up the great work, you're really taking out the fear people have in investing by breaking it down into digestible chunks.
    I love how you reel the guests back into explaining what they mean when they start to run off with their jargon haha


    Thanks for starting such a great and informative podcast. I'm telling all my friends and family about it!
    keep the good tips and smooth tunes flowing,
    Rob, another listener.

  • Episodes and Thoughts

    Listen, learn and discuss

    How does a German automotive IT engineer end up at a goldmine in the Pilbara before starting up a fintech app here in Oz? This is the strange but true story of Christian Eckelman the co-founder of Upstreet a rewards program that gives you shares not points. We discussed:Lessons from business...
    Myth number one: a morning latte with smashed avocado toast is stopping you from getting a home loan. Vince Scully is the founder of Life Sherpa, a one stop online shop for financial advice and support. The Latte Fallacy is his book where he explains how you can still eat AND get ahead. Vince...
    ETFs are the talk of the town but LICs are another way of gaining exposure to a basket of shares with a single trade. Tony Kynaston from the QAV Investing Podcast (an SFB recommended podcast to learn more from) joined us to explain LICs and how to use them as part of a diversified portfolio. ...
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    Shares for Beginners is for information and educational purposes only.  It is not financial advice, and you should not buy or sell any investments based on information provided. Any opinion or commentary is the view of the interviewee and does not reflect the views of Shares for Beginners. This podcast and website does not replace professional advice regarding your personal financial needs, circumstances or current situation.