5 top New Zealand money podcasts

If you’re new to investing or decided it’s time to get your money sorted, there are some great Kiwi podcasts about personal finance and investing.

Your Money with Mary Holm - RNZ

Mary Holm is one name to get familiar with if you’re starting your money journey. She’s one of New Zealand’s most experienced financial authors, journalists and speakers. Every fortnight she speaks to Jesse Mulligan on Radio New Zealand about how to make your money work better for you. Topics include KiwiSaver, a subject Holm has written several books about, investing, risk and return, retirement saving, and personal finance. Holm explains everything in simple language, and gives sensible tips and insights.

Smart Money - Newstalk ZB

Part of Newstalk ZB’s ‘finance hour’ every Sunday at 5pm, Smart Money is an easy-listening podcast. Each week the show features a different financial expert. Topics include investing, KiwiSaver, financial mistakes, retirement, and a range of personal finance topics. Presenters Tim Roxborogh and Tim Wilson have decent money knowledge themselves and run the show well. Listeners who phone in with their ‘horror stories’ share pitfalls to watch out for.

Cooking the Books - NZ Herald and Newstalk ZB

Frances Cook is one of New Zealand’s leading personal finance journalists. After her own experience of money mismanagement, she turned her finances around. Now she’s using her experience – plus experts’ advice – to help others get ahead. Her recent book Tales from a Financial Hot Mess has followed years of excellent podcasts through Cooking the Books. Cook covers topical content around investing, property, and other budgeting topics. If you’re new to investing, Cooking the Books is a good place to start - and Tales from a Financial Hot Mess is one of the best personal finance books we’ve read lately. 

The podcasts are released for free every week but, as a side note, NZ Herald Premium has great business and other money content, so we recommend subscribing. It’s only $20 a month and you can access all Cook’s articles.

NZ Everyday Investor

Run by Darcy Ungaro, a registered financial adviser, the NZ Everyday Investor is the country’s only specific investing podcast. Ungaro hosts financial experts to cover a range of topics. Once you’ve built up some investing know-how, and know the basics of investing and risk, NZ Everyday Investor’s a great next step. Some of the talks cover advanced concepts such as interest rates, cryptocurrency, and gold, and some advanced financial products. But some episodes are suitable for beginners, so have a search through them. 

The Happy Saver

Personal finance blogger Ruth shares relatable stories from Kiwis around the country on money topics. She interviews people about their own journey, and they’re often motivating and inspiring. You’ll find tips you can use on your own journey, too. Her blog is based on her own experience, and she doesn’t shy away from sharing her views on investment options. She’s friendly and approachable, and her guests are “real-life Kiwis”.

Published 29 November 2019

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