MB Fund Empower Podcast: Chatting Super (Inaugural episode)

In the inaugural episode of our MB Fund Empower Podcast, MB Fund’s Head of Operations Shelley George is joined by our Head of Advice Tim Fuller to talk about all things Superannuation
Empowering you to develop money and investing as tools for living your fullest life.

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Shelley George is Head of Operations at the MacroBusiness Fund, which is powered by Nucleus Wealth.

The information on this blog contains general information and does not take into account your personal objectives, financial situation or needs. Past performance is not an indication of future performance. Tim Fuller is an authorised representative of Nucleus Wealth Management, a Corporate Authorised Representative of Nucleus Advice Pty Ltd – AFSL 515796.



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  1. MathiasMEMBER

    I think Macrobusiness is growing up ( yay ) and its starting to morph into its own thing. I’ll be honest, I dont subscribe to anything but I subscribe to Macrobusiness. Its my daily news which always comes first before Fairfax and ABC. I dont think I’ve read anything interesting in ABC for quite some time.

    That being said, I have concerns. If you’ve read anything in Macrobusiness for the past 10 years, its of Ethics and being against Vested Agendas. However, here we have an awesome MB news source hooked into Nucleus Wealth, which I would imagine sooner or later could exert its interests over MB, if not careful.

    I think for the question I ask is, ” What is Macrobusiness? “. Well, 10 years ago, I was trundling around the internet when I stumbled across the first MB post I’d read. A post written by Leith akin to Economic Symphony which I thought was truly brilliant. I’ve been hooked ever since. In my mind, MB has always had an Academic attachment ( Never met the guy but I suspect Leith was a Uni Lecturer ) and MB has done a brilliant job at opening our minds, bringing centrally and non-biased content to the masses. Not only does it act as a source of Educational Content but its also integrated into the Real World as we all get to Analyse day to day happenings and make sense of it. Not everyone has an Economics Degree so when people start talking about this stuff, its really interesting.

    I think, for the past 10 years, MB has accrued a fairly Academic Audience. I hang out in various venues and often at times, I feel like the dumbest person here. There are some super-smart people in the MB audience and with the likes of all the content writers, the standards and quality of MB content has always been high.

    Then introduce Tim. So a few years back, Tim joins the table and says, ” I want to do weekly podcasts to EDUCATE people on certain topics “. Brilliant idea. You’ve got these economic geniuses, sprouting stuff that most of us dont understand and along comes Tim to bring forward some amazing podcasts. The Academic and Educational Content was brilliant. Especially, when brought into the real world of current day events.

    So now we’ve got a new idea. A more personable side. I suspect the idea is to come down to grass roots, show a more personable face and target the lower guys. Despite built on good intentions from two good podcasters, my initial thoughts having watched it through Macrobusiness was… ” This is off “.

    The first thing that came to my mind is, ” Who are the MB audience? “. For the past 10 years, the kind of people who enjoy reading this stuff are highly studious, highly academic and deep thinkers. Yes, some of these brilliant economic minds go off the deep end sometimes and there is a need to bring guys up to the next layer ( what are these guys even saying in these articles lol ), but I think what struck me is how emotional all this is becoming and just how wrong it feels. Admittedly, we live in the world of multi-broadcasting so MB, Youtube and the likes but it just feels a little wierd to me. It would probably work well on Youtube but Im not so sure this kind of stuff works for an MB audience. I think sometimes its hard to feel how the audience on the other end of the line might react but I’ve always been under the impression, the MB audience is a pretty smart audience.

    I think whats great about MB is it isnt emotional. It takes a world on the verge of killing itself, steps back from the picture unemotionally and brings forward some pretty decent centrist view points. Rather then emphasise the melodramas and engage in sh*t slinging contests, MB has always been incredibly well balanced in its perspectives. To me, thats always been one of MB’s strengths. Now that we’ve got these podcasts trying to shine a more emotional light on things, it feels a little uncomfortable to me. MB was always good quality information for me over the emotional perspective. MB always had a slight, University feel to me.

    I have no idea who the bulk of MB members are other then what I’ve seen and the assumptions I make. I suspect emotional context would work well for a certain audience ( Boomers ) but I find it a little soppy, myself. Its not that I dont enjoy seeing the great people of MB but for me, it was always about the High Quality Content. I guess it comes down to, ” Who’s your audience? ” which is something I could be wrong about.

    I think MB is a great Quality Education and Investment Resource… but I think if MB takes itself down the Emotional Rabbit Hole, then Im not so sure how its audience will react.

    I might be biased because I trade so a lot of detail said on MB, I really enjoy. I enjoy the Daily / Evening Currency Charts, all the cynical voices and thoughts on the world at large. My impression of the kind of people who like MB are your typical egomaniacs who like reading Intelligent Content.

    Whether this is all part of MB growing up or not, Im not sure. However, I do worry, by misreading an audience you might drive that audience away. Not me. Im hooked but many might not like it. Emotional Personable Content might work well on Youtube but I think your average MB reader is probably too smart for that kind of stuff and just as likely to be turned off by it. I think the Quality is in the Content and its the Content which MB readers want to see. You can get personal with us if you want but I dont think its why many people are here.

  2. MathiasMEMBER

    I watched TV this morning while I was eating my wheat bix. I believe it was Sunrise. It was so soppy, with political correctness, turning bad news into good news ( we wouldnt want people to feel unhappy now ) while being non-prejudice at the same time and having what looked to be an aboriginal host just to qualify numbers.

    I like News. Not fluff… but News. Honest, reliable, straight to the point, no bullsh*t, no sugar coating it, just straight to the facts… News.

    After watching that for 5 minutes, I couldnt comprehend how people can watch that garbage. Its why I dont watch it. I read MB instead. They give it to me straight. I hope MB isnt trying to become Sunrise.