The Pineapple Project
The Pineapple Project
About The Pineapple Project
Are you a bit crap with money? Need to get it together but don't know where to start? We're going back in time to bring you the massively popular first season of The Pineapple Project. Let comedian Claire Hooper guide you through all the money lessons you wish you'd learnt at school. From how to save more, to budgeting, superannuation and more. It's the starter's guide to taking control of your money.
No one wants to be called a cheap date. But finding love can cost a lot – there are dating apps, pre-date outfits, grooming, and then the date itself. So how can we spend a lot less, impress a lot more and reinvent the concept of the "cheap date"? Guests Elspeth Blunt, writer and producer, Big hARTDr Gery Karantzas, Associate Professor and Director of the Science of Adult Relationships Laboratory, Deakin UniversityMel Mason, freelance fashion writer and contributing editor, GraziaMatthew Bowen, head of daily banking, ING
The market is swamped with streaming services and so are you. How many do you have? When we think about where our money goes, we often think of big-ticket purchases like furniture and holidays. Here's how to take charge and stop TV and music streaming services quietly siphoning your hard-earned money away. Guests Brendan Markey-Towler, behavioural economist and credit analyst, Westpac Jana Bowden, Professor of Marketing and Consumer Behaviour, Macquarie University Steven Cuff Tegan Jones, technology journalist, Finder
From snail cream and collagen mascara to mugwort masks and peptide shampoo. Do we really need it all? And if we do, how do we get it for cheap? Join Nazeem Hussein to unearth all the beauty secrets from a chemist, beauty influencer, and frugal mum. No, it's not a bad pub joke, but it is a reveal on how to get frugal and stay glam while you're at it. Guests Angela Dixon, The Budget Millennial, YouTube Michelle Wong, cosmetic chemist and science educator, Lab Muffin Sandya Verduri
The Ill Side of Health Insurance How do you put a price on peace of mind? Well, the health insurance companies seem to know. Is it all just a big waste of money or is it possible to DIY your own health expenses? Could that leave you worse off? Everything about health insurance, if you actually need it, and how we can tailor it exactly to our needs… for cheap. Guests Paul Benson, financial planner, Guidance Jacinta Bowler, health insurance policy holder Jodi Bird, insurance expert, CHOICE
With Australians spending 90 per cent of their time indoors, we need heaps of electricity to power that lifestyle. Should you boil just enough water for your morning cup? Do you still switch off all your electrical outlets? And how do you keep your place warm or cool for cheap? From insulating your home to choosing the right appliances, here are all the small and radical ways to cut those dreaded energy bills, while being kinder to the environment at the same time. Join comedian Nazeem Hussein to get your energy bills out of the red and into the green. Guests: Chris Barnes, journalist and product category manager, CHOICE Danielle King, sustainability consultant, Green Moves Australia Joel Meadows, permaculture practitioner Dr Saul Griffith, engineer and renewable electricity advocate, Rewiring Australia
How much stuff do babies need? It's probably less than you think. We tend to spend big on our little ones, hoping to give them the best start in life. And those tiny socks are just so cute! But what's the stuff we actually need versus what's nice to have? And are we just trying to buy the "best" stuff so we can feel like good parents? Here's how to save more money for those rainy days (hello, teenagers) and still feel like we're raising a happy, healthy bub. Guests Jess and Kate Flood Karen Ferry, creative director and writer Dr Pam Douglas, a general practitioner and researcher with a special interest in perinatal mental health and breastfeeding medicine Veronica Milsom, comedian, mum and host of Zero Waste Baby podcast
Costs of living got you down? Get on board the meal prep train. It'll save you time and money, even if you're the most amateur of cooks. Nazeem Hussein unearths all the best tips, advice and foodie suggestions all in one. And he won't charge an arm and a lettuce for it. All aboard! Guests Alice Zaslavsky, food writer and host of ABC Radio Sunday Drive Karen Ferry, creative director and writer Patrick Matthews, meal prep enthusiast Tegan Jones, technology journalist, Finder
How do you get savvy at buying and selling pre-loved? Buying other people's stuff is not only better for the planet, but it can save you huge amounts of cash. And it's a triple win if you score stuff originally out of your budget. But in the land of no rules, you need some tricks up your sleeve. Here's how to play your cards at the marketplace and score big on every site like it. Guests Isabelle Jones, thrifter Gerard Brody, CEO, Consumer Action Law Centre Jana Bowden, Professor of Marketing and Consumer Behaviour, Macquarie University Marty Smiley, co-host of Housewarming podcast Nat Damena, co-host of Housewarming podcast
Last season, we just got going on how to reduce your spending, without missing out on the good things in life. This season, we're getting even more frugal. Join Nazeem Hussain for sweet tips and hacks on all the spiky parts of life including meal prepping, babies, dating, and home energy.