Aotearoa. The land of the long, white cloud. The pioneers of the welfare state. We’ve got interest-free student loans, an accident compensation scheme unlike any other, universal superannuation and our adorably named retirement savings scheme, Kiwisaver.
And now, we finally have personal finance blogs. When I started this blog in early 2015, there were only two other Kiwi’s chatting about money on the interwebs. Which is quite surprising considering just how much we talk about money in the real world. I can’t recall a single barbeque where investing in property was not a core topic of conversation.
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Now, in 2016, there are 6 personal finance blogs written by Kiwis who live here, plus one written by a Kiwi who lives in Australia. I’ve also included 3 lifestyle blogs, as each of them cover money topics. I think that is quite a turn up for the books.
This post is for everyone who’s sent messages telling me they were stoked to find a local point of view. Here they are, all in one handy place – go check them out:
New Zealand Personal Finance Blogs
NZ Muse was the first personal finance blog in New Zealand, that I know of. She discusses everything from life and travel to the state of our rental housing. She also shares exactly how much it cost her to buy a house in Auckland. You can follow her on Twitter: https://twitter.com/eemusings
Quit Work For Life
Susie plans to retire early, once her nest egg can generate an income of $60k p/a. She discusses all of her expenses, and income from dividends and rental properties on her blog. You can follow Susie on Twitter: https://twitter.com/WorkQuit
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Meg’s one of the 2 original Kiwi personal finance bloggers. I’m especially fond of her excellent analysis of Harmoney as an investment vehicle. You can follow Meg on Twitter: https://twitter.com/MonetaryMeg
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The Happy Saver
Ruth started her blog just a few months ago, and I’m already impressed at the depth of content on her site. Plus her graphics are beautiful.
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Get Fire’d Asap
A clever play on the acronym for Financial Independence Retire Early. Mr GFA actually lives in Australia but he still supports the mighty AB’S so he’s allowed on this list :-). You can follow Mr GFA on Twitter: https://twitter.com/getfiredasap
Money Can Buy Me Happiness
Umm, I’m allowed to link to my own blog and talk about myself in the third person, aren’t I?
Emma writes about her dream to travel the world with her husband and kids, whilst never having to enter a regular office again. She invests in property, has just started to buy shares and goes to Pak’n’save first thing in the morning to get all the reduced-to-clear meat. You can follow Emma on Twitter: https://twitter.com/moneycanbuyme
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New Zealand Lifestyle Blogs (that regularly discuss money and finances)
Whilst these blogs aren’t primarily about money, they cover it often enough to be included.
Hannah writes regularly at Nipenda and also runs the (freaking awesome) Facebook group – Cheaper Living New Zealand.
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Emily and I are kindred spirits. She and her husband (also Irish) decided to downsize their home, even though they are expecting their second child.
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I love Polly’s blog, and her focus on experiences, not things.
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Work from Home Mummy
This new blog covers topics like working from home in New Zealand and how to make money online. It’s so great to see some local content that focuses on these topics.
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There you have it. My complete list of New Zealand personal finance blogs. If I’ve missed any, please let me know. In the meantime, happy reading. Chur.
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