FML Fund My Life

FML: Fund My Life

Welcome to FML Fund My Life, a new investing podcast brought to you by MyWallSt.

Hosted by MyWallSt’s financial analyst, Anne Marie, and social media manager, Nicole – investing has never been this fun before.

Traditionally, investing and the stock market hasn’t been that welcoming for women — we hope to change that. This podcast makes investing seem approachable, easy, and something you can actually enjoy.

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Episode Twelve: Show Me What You’re Working With

Our investment analyst, Anne Marie, stalks MyWallSt’s Business Manager, Zoë Farrell’s, real life stock portfolio and makes some recommendations to ensure financial success.

If you loved our pyramid building episode, then you’re going to like this one too!

MyWallSt’s Business Manager, Zoë Farrell, has kindly given us permission to stalk her real-life stock portfolio. Anne Marie sat down and spent hours analysing its positions and proportions to see what gaps were missing.

Anne Marie plugged Zoë’s portfolio into FML’s pyramid to see which stocks fit in the different brackets whilst suggesting some changes if she is missing some important categories, sectors, or anything else in between.

Stick around to see if Anne Marie thinks Zoë needs to tear up her portfolio and start again, make some minor adjustments, or is it already perfect?!

Plus, our Girlboss of the Week has a bite to it this week! Don’t miss the hungry tale of a famous Chief Operating Officer.

We hope you enjoy!

– Nicole & Anne Marie

Listen on Apple Podcasts or Spotify, or watch the full episode on MyWallSt’s YouTube channel.

Episode Eleven: I’m That Girl

Strap in, we’ve got a wild story for you this week on FML.

We’re telling you the story of Victoria Woodhull. You might be sitting there wondering who in the world is she?!

Well, she was known for A LOT of things, but as female investors, the thing we’re most interested in was that she was the first woman ever to own a brokerage firm on Wall Street.

She was also the leader of the women’s suffrage movement, and was also allegedly the first woman to start a weekly newspaper. Victoria was also famous for her activism for women’s rights and labor reform.

So stay tuned to find out all about this interesting woman.

We hope you enjoy!

– Nicole & Anne Marie

Listen on Apple Podcasts or Spotify, or watch the full episode on MyWallSt’s YouTube channel.

Episode Ten: Instagram, Are You Being Real?!

Much to our delight, this episode is all about social media.

We’re seeing numerous trends pop-up that are changing the social media landscape and in turn, it’s having a knock on effect on some of the best performing stocks.

In this (slightly longer than usual) episode, Anne Marie and Nicole discuss:   

– The launch of Bereal and why we think it’s shot to popularity,  

– Pinterest testing a new very interesting app which sent its stock soaring in recent weeks.  

– It wouldn’t be a social media discussion if we didn’t mention the downfall of Facebook and the copy-cat strategy Instagram has taken which is making users cringe from second hand embarrassment,  

– Plus we answer the pivotal question:   Is the nature of social media companies that they have a short lifespan? 

We hope you enjoy!

– Nicole & Anne Marie

Listen on Apple Podcasts or Spotify, or watch the full episode on MyWallSt’s YouTube channel.

Episode Nine: Build A Rich

Get your pens and papers at the ready – we’re building a stock portfolio from scratch in the latest episode of FML.

And unlike Bella Poarch’s hit song, which inspired our title, you do get to pick and choose!

In this episode, we created a pyramid so we can easily explain how you can instantly diversify your stock portfolio and get on the path to financial success. For each category, we give you an example of a stock that would be a good fit – but remember, these are just suggestions and not financial advice.

We also:

  • Tell you two more investor stories from the MyWallSt team –  what was Mike and Pádraig’s first stock?
  • Explain diversification, full and half positions, and dollar cost averaging,
  • And our Girlboss of the Week is in a major PR disaster – is it just for publicity?!
  • Plus lots more!

We hope you enjoy!

Anne Marie & Nicole

Listen on Apple Podcasts or Spotify, or watch the full episode on MyWallSt’s YouTube channel.

Episode Eight: Stars Are Blind

As Paris Hilton puts it, ‘Stars Are Blind’ – but are they intentionally blind to the need for regulation in the shady world of NFT promotion?

Let’s find out. 

FML is back and this time around we’re analyzing what’s going on in the NFT world, and deciding if these digital tokens are a good investment. 

In this episode, Anne Marie and Nicole discuss: 

– Some of the most expensive NFTs ever sold, 

– How is the market doing? 

– Risks of investing in NFTs vs stocks, 

– The feminization of these tokens – is an important movement being exploited for personal gain? 

– AND Anne Marie calls out some of the biggest Hollywood stars for their dodgy involvement in promoting NFTs. 

** Make sure to head on back to episode 3 of FML, ‘The Simple Life of NFTs’ to listen to our interview with Alex, a successful NFT designer from Ireland.

We hope you enjoy! 

– Nicole & Anne Marie 

Listen on Apple Podcasts or Spotify, or watch the full episode on MyWallSt’s YouTube channel.

Episode Seven: I Will Survive

Let’s check in on an important issue – gender inequality. 

This episode is all about economic inequality between the sexes and how the pandemic has set women back around 30 years in catching up to men. However, the pandemic has also encouraged more women than ever to start investing. So what is going on? 

In this episode, we discuss: 

– Why so many women were forced out of employment during the health crisis, 

– The unpaid labor element, 

– Women starting to invest during the pandemic, 

– Anne Marie calls this a real moment of economic disparity, what does she mean by this? 

– AND we pick a very topical stock as our Girlboss of the Week, 

We hope you enjoy!

– Nicole & Anne Marie

Listen on Apple Podcasts or Spotify, or watch the full episode on MyWallSt’s YouTube channel.

Episode Six: How Will I Know?

Want to start investing but have so many questions you don’t even know where to start?! 

If so, give this episode a listen because we’re answering all of your Frequently Asked Questions about investing in the stock market. We invited MyWallSt’s Customer Experience Specialist, Poppy, onto the show to find out what questions she gets asked on the daily from newbie investors. 

During the interview, we answer the following queries: 

– How do I set up a brokerage account?

– Can I invest in the U.S. stock market from my country? 

– When should I sell my stocks? 

– What’s the difference between Class A and Class B shares? 

– Nicole also shares her biggest investing mistake

– AND Anne Marie discusses a company that she has just researched, which is nicknamed the ‘Baby Berkshire’ 

– PLUS lots more investing gossip! 

We hope you enjoy!  – Nicole & Anne Marie 

Listen on Apple Podcasts or Spotify, or watch the full episode on MyWallSt’s YouTube channel.


Episode Five: She Works Hard For The Money

Pensions, Pensions, Pensions – they’re so important but often overlooked by young people.

In this episode, Anne Marie interviews Tara Financial Partners, an Irish financial planning firm that provides expert advice to individuals and companies.

We ask Niamh and Lisa:

– What should be your first step when starting to plan your financial future?

– Why do you think financial planning is so important for women especially?

– Are enough young people planning for retirement?

– What is the Irish equivalent of a Roth IRA or 401k?

– Can parents guess how responsible their baby is going to be and set them up with an investment portfolio of their own when they are born?

– And much more!

Listen on Apple Podcasts or Spotify, or watch the full episode on MyWallSt’s YouTube channel.

Episode Four: The Winner Risks It All

This week on FML, we chatted to the legendary Jana Haines, the Chief Strategy Officer at ARK Invest.

Cathie Wood’s right-hand woman gave us a great insight into the world of finance and investing from her years of experience on Wall Street.

A standout from the interview is Jana’s attitude towards risk and how it’s vital for not only financial success, but also for a thriving career.

Jana also shares:

– Her thoughts on the crypto market and the rise of the retail investor,

– How we can make investing seem more appealing as a career choice for women,

– If ESG investing is a worthwhile investing strategy or a marketing ploy,

– Advice for young investors starting their journey,

– Plus lots more!

We hope you enjoy the episode!

Listen on Apple Podcasts or Spotify, or watch the full episode on MyWallSt’s YouTube channel.

Episode Three: The Simple Life of NFTs

We’re diving into the weird and wonderful of NFTs in the next episode of FML Fund My Life.

We chat with Alex, an Irish NFT designer who stood out so much in the community, Paris Hilton followed her on Twitter! (Hence the title of this episode!)

During the conversation, we also talk with Alex about why she and so many others in the NFT world remain anonymous.

On the agenda:

– How Alex got involved in NFTs,

– What are the benefits of these tokens for artists,

– Her NFT trading experience,

– The current NFT market and its dependency on cryptocurrency,

– And Alex shares some useful resources for learning more about the tokens.

We hope you enjoy the episode!

Listen on Apple Podcasts or Spotify, or watch the full episode on MyWallSt’s YouTube channel.

Episode Two: Becky With The Good Fund

Hello there, and welcome to episode two of FML!  

This show isn’t about Beyoncé and her love triangles, but rather how investing in companies you know and brands you love is a great investment strategy.

Up first, we chat about the Becky ETF, a social media viral sensation. The idea behind the fake ETF is to invest in companies popular with high-earning women in the U.S. since they control a high portion of female spending.  

Anne Marie created a fictional ‘MyWallSt x Becky ETF’ to see how the ‘basic’ stocks in our shortlist performed vs the S&P 500.

Plus we also discuss:

– Buying what you know and reflect on how our first stock picks were both products we loved,

– Nicole’s obsession with Olaplex and if it is a good investment opportunity,

– What stocks we would pick if we were to start our portfolios from scratch, 

– And lots more!

We hope you enjoy.

Listen on Apple Podcasts or Spotify, or watch the full episode on MyWallSt’s YouTube channel.

Episode One: Shut Up and Thrive

Hello and welcome to FML Fund My Life, a podcast brought to you by MyWallSt.

To kick off the very FIRST episode, Anne Marie and Nicole call out some of the other names we considered for this podcast.

We also: 

  • Share our personal investing experiences
  • Name the first stock we bought and what lessons we learned from it
  • Tell the ‘Emmet selling his car for Netflix stock’ story
  • Discuss how much money we could have made if we started investing at 18
  • Give some insights into why women make great investors
  • Explain why a popular Wall Street stock is our first Girlboss of the Week. 

Listen on Apple Podcasts or Spotify, or watch the full episode on MyWallSt’s YouTube channel.