News - The best money advice you can find on the web
Whether you look for financial advice online, through websites, social channels or listen to podcasts, here are some experts you should check out.
Whether you look for financial advice online, through websites, social channels or listen to podcasts, here are some experts you should check out.

The best money advice you can find on the web

According to a report conducted by social media management platform Hootsuite, Kiwis spend an average of six hours online per day.

Whether you prefer to listen, watch or read your content online, there's plenty of subject experts and platforms to help you sharpen your financial outlook, and tools to help you get ahead.

Seeking a financial guru

 

If you've ever been at a barbecue and not been able to keep up with financial conversations, there are several money experts you can follow who share their knowledge and advice for free.

Money journalist, author and podcast host, Mary Holm is one of NZ's most trusted personal finance journalists, with a weekly Q&A column in the Weekend Herald and a host of Radio NZ Nation. You can even send in a question for Mary to answer in her Q&A column.

Henk Hustle is a personal finance YouTuber who offers a uniquely Kiwi perspective on financial basics as well as the more complex world of investing. Henk's channel is a great place to start building your knowledge on financial markets, managing money and how to start working towards the early retirement you've dreamed of through investments.

If we've piqued your interest with the phrase ‘financial independence', you'll also want to check out Nick Ralsten, author and financial advisor who runs the Your Money Blueprint blog. Nick made a plan to retire before the age of 50 with a few small changes to his lifestyle. He is on the way to achieving his goal and now shares his secrets so others can follow the dream themselves.

If you prefer to listen on the go

 

If you caught our recent blog on podcasts, you might have joined the 12 per cent of New Zealanders who listen to podcasts every day. Podcasts can change a commute from boring to brilliant, and upskill you during your downtime.

Cooking the Books and Your Money with Mary Holm are great places to start for regular episodes on topics like budgeting, buying a house, fixing KiwiSaver and checking your credit score.

For trickier questions, there's It's No Secret. Despite only launching in early 2021, the show has already been rated in MoneyHub NZ's top ten podcasts and offers advice on paving your own finance journey rather than worrying about what others do.

Be your own money master

 

Budgeting apps enable you to manage your money digitally and, most importantly, get a real time view of your financial position. Here are our top picks for the ones that help you cover off budgeting basics.

PocketSmith is a personal finance software solution that helps track expenses and keeps a record of your finances. Booster NZ gives you an on-the-go snapshot of your finances, helping you to stay on top of your budget or goals.

If you are ready for the next step towards bigger financial commitments, such as saving for a dream holiday, Sorted.org.nz is a government funded website with personal finance advice and a range of savings tools that can help you reach financial potential.

 

New Zealand is home to no shortage of financial whizzes that you can make the most of to get ahead financially, including our very own Resimac advisors! For more information on the right products to suit your situation, get in touch with us on 0800 38 48 58 at customerassist@resimac.co.nz.

The opinions expressed in this article are the opinions of the author(s) and not necessarily those of Resimac. The above is general commentary only and is not advice tailored to any individual's financial situation. We recommend seeking advice from a finance professional before implementing changes relating to your finances.

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