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The Happy Saver Podcast - Personal Finance in New Zealand

Author: Ruth - Personal Finance Blogger

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Your friends might not want to talk about money, but I do! Hi, I’m Ruth and I’m a blogger on Personal Finance and in this podcast I tell the stories of Kiwi’s and their experiences with the money in their lives. How do they use it or how does it use them? Where do they save and invest it and does it work? What are their financial triumphs and financial train wrecks? How can you extract the most out of life and spend as little as possible while doing it? Join me as I ask the questions everyone else is too polite to ask, but is dying to know about New Zealanders and their money. Happy Saving! Ruth
31 Episodes
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MONEY JOURNEYSRyan started trading stocks at just 16.  Now 23 he has won and lost more than most his age, but is now settling into his investing journey and was happy to share with you and I what he learned.
MONEY JOURNEYSArataki is a woman who focuses on the collective and not on the individual and as she has moved through life she used some difficult experiences to not hold her back, but to drive her forward.
MONEY JOURNEYSLucas had reached a bit of a cross roads. He appeared to have what seems to be the Kiwi dream, a house and a rental property. Will Lucas stay on the treadmill that is the New Zealand housing market or will he step off?
MONEY JOURNEYSSandra and Paul have both saved up, whittled down their lives to an 11kg backpack each, quit their jobs and transitioned into a new life of travel, adventure and a location-independent lifestyle.
MONEY JOURNEYSWhat you pay attention to gets done and Kate worked this out from an early age. There is little that will keep her from achieving her goals.
MONEY JOURNEYSTom’s story gives a fascinating look at the rocky ride of a share investor, a life well lived and a net worth that reflects that it all worked out OK in the end.
MONEY JOURNEYSAlison and Tom are parents to four children under the age of four. With a house build on the cards, a tight budget and a single income, we hear how this family of six manage to not just survive but thrive.
23. Family Planning

23. Family Planning

2018-07-1800:34:301

MONEY JOURNEYSThree kids and an almost paid for house? It sounds like an impossible dream but I’m pleased to tell you it is a reality for this Wellington couple.
MONEY JOURNEYSSimon knows where he is at financially and more importantly he knows what kind of life he wants to live today and into the future.
21. Consumer Debt Be Gone!

21. Consumer Debt Be Gone!

2018-07-0400:31:22

MONEY JOURNEYSThis married Mum of one was feeling crushed by consumer debt and was forced back to work when she would rather be at home with her daughter. Something had to change and she was the only person to make that change.
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Fiona Smith

really interesting episode! Lucas SELL THAT HOUSE!

Apr 10th
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Fiona Smith

Thanks for the great pod cast Ruth! A recent discovery for me and I'm so glad I found you! Slowly but surely working through the episodes.

Feb 24th
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Matt N

Ruth, great work and thank you for the production of podcasts with a Kiwi bent to money, finance and FIRE. I highly recommend this podcast for New Zealanders and other listeners who are looking for real information on personal finance. It is a subject which needs more truth and realities discussed. It is horrible to think the majority of peope have not been informed on basic concepts which will improve their future lifestyle and future selves. Keep up the good work. Listen to Happy Saver to unlock the door to financial freedom!

Jun 30th
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