My Favourite Kiwi Money and Personal Finance Podcasts

My favourite NZ personal finance and money podcasts

Everyone might find themselves with a lot of time on their hands currently. So why not spend some time learning. I love learning. I ‘m a life-long learner. Ever since I can remember, I loved learning about things and ideas. I continued to learn as I grew. I went to university and then post-graduate degree, followed on with a 4-year registrar position That’s an extra 9 years of study after …

Read MoreMy Favourite Kiwi Money and Personal Finance Podcasts

The Cost Of Housing: to Rent, or to Buy- Regional Data

The cost of housing in New Zealand- Regional Data

One of the cornerstones of managing money is to focus on the big three. The three areas in your life that you spend the most money on. They are housing, transport, and food. If you optimise these three aspects you of your life, you can really speed up your journey towards financial independence. Note I deliberately didn’t say you need to save or cut spending on these three aspects- you …

Read MoreThe Cost Of Housing: to Rent, or to Buy- Regional Data

Anyspace: Make Some Extra Money Renting out Your Extra Space

Passive Income by renting out your extra space

Technology Driven Side Hustles- Anyspace The gig economy and app sharing services have made it much easier to earn extra money than ever before. You can now run a side hustle to earn extra money using just the phone in your pocket. You can make some extra money by renting out your spare room through Airbnb. You can make some extra money by becoming a driver for Uber, or the …

Read MoreAnyspace: Make Some Extra Money Renting out Your Extra Space

The Value of Education- Net Worth and Income Statistics

The value of education networth and income statistics

Whether or not you should go to university is a big question to ask of someone when they are 17 or 18 years of age. And I don’t think anyone can answer this question for you. It’s a personal decision. The problem in recent years is that the price of university or higher education has been increasing year on year- faster than inflation. It’s becoming more and more expensive. Check …

Read MoreThe Value of Education- Net Worth and Income Statistics

Income and Wealth of the Average New Zealander: How do you compare?

Money

Every now and then I like to go to Statistics NZ to see what data has been released. Recently I found out that they had released some statistics about household net worth statistics, and income and housing costs for 2018. Here’s a summary of what I found; The median net worth of New Zealand households was $340,000 in 2018, up from $298,000 in 2015 The top 20% of households hold …

Read MoreIncome and Wealth of the Average New Zealander: How do you compare?