Check out some of our favourite finance and economics podcasts (yes, they really do exist)
Reading a finance book isn’t everyone’s cup of tea, so thankfully Aotearoa has a whole heap of talented people creating epic podcasts to upskill and inform people on all money matters! Here are our favourite NZ money podcasts that you should listen, like, download and subscribe to in 2022.
Okay disclaimer, we work with Darcy from the NZ Everyday Investor and you may or may not hear our founder, Rupert Carlyon as a regular on the series! However, we’ve loved The NZ Everyday Investor since before we joined forces (and there are PLENTY of episodes that have nothing to do with kōura or Rupert). In fact, it’s a great podcast whether you’re completely new to investing or you’ve been around the block a few times. Darcy tackles important things impacting the New Zealand and global markets, dives into jargon-filled finance topics to make them easier for you to understand and does it all by interviewing a whole bunch of industry experts. The best part is that he keeps things simple as he explores big financial concepts that can be tough to get your head around.
Cooking the Books is a weekly series NZ beloved author and personal finance expert Frances Cook. Whereas Darcy will dig into more of the investor side, Frances’ pod keeps things nice and safe around the basics of personal finance. From mortgages and budgeting to day-to-day expense management and KiwiSaver, Cooking the Books demystifies money problems that all Kiwis face.
It's no secret that the finance industry is male-dominated, so it's refreshing and inspiring to see women carving out (and crushing it) in this space - and that's exactly what we think Cat Emerson and Christine Jensen from It's No Secret are doing. They're everything the finance industry usually isn't - bubbly, friendly, and relatable. Each episode they answer a different money-related question or interview an everyday Kiwi about their financial journey. There's no finance jargon within earshot, and they always impart tips and tricks for everyday Kiwi's to invest and budget their way to financial freedom.
It’s not a major deal that two young women from New Zealand have taken out the title of the ‘#1 Investing Podcast for Women in the US’, it’s a MASSIVE deal. Podcast Hosts, Sim and Sonya, are best friends and investors who educate thousands of women across the global on all things money and investing. They’re on a mission to help women build confidence managing their money and achieve financial freedom. They share regular episodes that span topical and trending finance news, to the investing and money basics.
If you want to hear right from the experts, why not get it straight from the horse's mouth? Most Kiwis will be familiar with the 'first lady of personal finance', Mary Holme, whose commentary has blessed our airwaves for decades. Mary is the perfect financial voice for middle New Zealand, and her regular slot on Jesse Mulligan’s Radio New Zealand show covers off the hottest money topics and personal finance 101. You might not always agree with her as she frankly delivers her point of view on what’s going on in the world of money, but you’ll appreciate the no-nonsense way she delivers them.
Led by the 22-year old Sarah Kelsey, The OneUp Project aims to excite people about learning and growing their financial pie. It’s targeted at the kind of listeners that might not be the usual audience for money podcasts, helping you hear about things in a relatable way. It’s more motivational than the other podcasts on the list, with a combination of guests to teach money matters, with entrepreneurs that share their personal journeys of success. Listen in if you want a splash of self-development to go with your journey to grow your financial know-how.
The Happy Saver podcast (and well-known website!) is the brain-child of Ruth – a Kiwi who is on a mission to find financial freedom through saving and investing – who just so happens to be kind enough to share all her learnings with us. Not only that but she does it in a friendly, down-to-earth way and covers a whole host of topics that could range from student loan debt, moving cities, budgeting, investing, buying your first home and more.