With Basiq open banking feeds in Australia now fully launched, PocketSmith is as globally open banking-ready as possible in 2022. It's a very bright future ahead of us all with the new technology, but along with the upsides of open banking, there are some tales from the trenches too.
When was the last time you read a personal finance book focusing on finances for Kiwis? Frances Cook delivers in spades with her second book, expertly covering topics from FIRE to earning more and controlling what you earn to the basics of investing. Anton shares his thoughts on this excellent read!
A recent study revealed that women have significantly less money saved in their KiwiSaver fund, New Zealand’s voluntary retirement savings scheme, compared to their male counterparts. Ruth reflects on her own experiences with saving for retirement when contending with diverse employment and motherhood, and how she’s managed to buck the trend.
With the closure of Pocketbook in August 2022, we'd like to take a moment to discuss how to move your data into PocketSmith. Things are a bit different around here, but you'll be up and running in no time!
We asked some of our wonderful users to share how they use PocketSmith to be productive with their money and plan for the future. Read how Alex uses PocketSmith to remain elastic in tracking his budgets and adjust to any unforeseen circumstances.
Deciding to grow your money together is a big step in any relationship. For some, it’s a no-brainer, while for others it might not be a good fit. If you’re thinking about combining your finances with your partner, check out Emma’s considerations to help you make the right decision.
Rollover budgeting can now be visualized in much more detail than before, providing a clear picture on the state of your budgets. Software engineer Mike runs us through the new improvements to PocketSmith's rollover budgeting feature.
Traffic light methodologies are widely used in project, time and even behavioral management — so why not financial management too? Guest writer and PocketSmith super user Rachel uses her own custom traffic light system, and she shows us how she’s combined it with PocketSmith to organize her finances.
At the end of 2021, with house prices skyrocketing and rental shortages across the country, journalist Derek Cheng decided to buy a house with a few of his friends. Five months later, he reflects on his experience and shares some intriguing insights.
How do you raise financially resilient kids? For Head of Marketing Dora, getting her teenage son, Jordan, started on his investing journey early was vital. It’s been a few weeks since he opened an account with investment platform, Sharesies, and he shares his experiences making his first investment with us.
In this very first edition of Ruth's Two Cents, Ruth answers the burning question any parent or caregiver has - how do you give your kids the best financial head start?
We asked some of our wonderful users to share how they use PocketSmith to be productive with their money and plan for the future. Read how Gary uses PocketSmith to track his income and expenses, so he can focus on important life goals and make sure his family remains financially healthy.
As the end of the financial year in Australia approaches, we’ve pulled together some essential reading from our partner, Sharesight, that will help you be prepared, get on top of your investments, and have a straightforward tax filing season.
As a company founded by a couple of enterprising young blokes who wanted to make a positive difference in the world, we fully believe in the significance of entrepreneurship! Our friends at nowly champion the value of this too, and they’re sharing how many entrepreneurs are a force for driving real change.
“I’ll start a budget next week” or “I’ll only dip into my savings just this once” — we’ve all told ourselves tall tales like this about our money before. When we lie about money, it’s often not for nefarious reasons, rather it’s to ease our guilty conscience. But being aware of these lies is key to helping ourselves build better money habits in the future.
Have you considered making your side hustle your main gig? As a relatively new entrant to the world of self-employment, Emma is well acquainted with what it takes to make the jump from a full-time, salaried position. Check out how she prepared to transition into being her own boss!
Long gone are the days where a down payment on your dream home could be easily achieved by saving hard. Working towards a home deposit now requires a bit more finesse. As a master of creativity herself, Ruth The Happy Saver shares some outside-the-box thinking for reaching your deposit goals.
We asked some of our wonderful users to share how they use PocketSmith to be productive with their money and plan for the future. Read how Steph and her husband use PocketSmith to keep on top of their spending and plan for their financial future with features like the net worth tracker.
Perhaps you’re paying for one too many streaming subscriptions that you don’t use or it could be the coffee you buy on the way to work each morning. Whatever it is, everyone has a financial vice and it can be incredibly difficult to give up. Identifying your financial vices is the first step to being able to control them and put you back on track with your finances.
When was the last time you took a hard look at your finances? Last week? Last month? Erin Lowry’s book “Broke Millennial: Stop Scraping By and Get Your Financial Life Together” explores all the basics of financial management that you need to know when getting started on your personal finance journey, and Anton shares his thoughts on the book.
Having a solid foundation of financial literacy is a hugely beneficial and often under-serviced skill. As staunch believers in “knowledge is power” when it comes to your money, we thought we’d share how some of the team teach ourselves about personal finance, what education we received at school, and who inspires our financial journey.
With 2022 continuing to be the year of The Great Resignation, we thought we’d ask our friend, Ruth The Happy Saver, for some tips on changing jobs and careers. After all, this Jill of many trades has done everything from driving trucks at a gold mine, to working for the Lotteries Commision, and now, as a successful blogger and podcast host!
If you’re new to investing, it’s easy to become overwhelmed by the sheer amount of jargon that’s thrown at you. While it can seem daunting, it’s important to gain an understanding of some of the basics to help build a strong knowledge foundation. Here are some of the most important investing terms that you should learn.
We asked some of our wonderful users to share how they use PocketSmith to be productive with their money and plan for the future. Read how Nicole uses PocketSmith to make sure she stays in the black and keep tax time as painless as possible.
Underinsurance in New Zealand is a significant problem, particularly in the life, trauma and health space. We chatted with Financial Adviser Elle Wuthrich to understand more about life and health insurance cover, why we should consider it, how much we need and how to find a trustworthy adviser.