International bestselling author, finance and investment expert,
radio broadcaster, newspaper columnist and public speaker, Noel Whittaker is
one of the world’s foremost authorities on personal finance.
There is so much information and helpful tips in this interview not only about
personal finance but also about how to achieve personal goals.
You can learn more about Noel by going to his website.
His first book “Making Money Made Simple” has sold more than 2,000,000
copies. Since then he has written a further 20 best selling books. His books are
all about fostering financial literacy in the community.
Ordinary Australians often write to him, thanking him for the advice in his books,
newspaper articles and broadcasts that have seen them transform their lives.
His latest book “Retirement Made Simple” is due to be released by the end of the
year with the aim of making financial decisions for retirees simple.
For more than 30 years he was a director of Whittaker and Macnaught that grew
into a financial advisory service with more than 2 billion dollars under
He is a member of the Order of Australia for his service to the community in
raising awareness of personal finance and is currently an adjunct professor at
A most illustrious guest but also a genuinely good bloke
Joining me to interview Noel is my colleague Catherine Uhr another member of
Noel talks about:
How he nearly got a law degree
Getting the highest grade in Australia in tax law
What prompted him to start his first business
Why he is a fan of “ Think and Grow Rich” by Napoleon Hill
The rule of 72 as it applies to investment
Why reverse mortgages are a bad idea
How he paid for his first writing gig with the “Logan and Albert news”
Pioneering the concept of an ‘ Open house” for selling real estate in the
What was so special about his 6am audience for his first radio
broadcasting gig on a Saturday morning
How he managed to retain the rights to his first book “ Making Money
Made Simple” even though he was commissioned to write it
Reducing big goals to small steps and undertaking a step everyday
His investment tips during covid
His investment tips in retirement
The philosophy behind where he donates money – a hand up rather
than a handout