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.
We're excited to announce the introduction of a new data partner — Akahu — on the Data Connections system. This has been expedited specifically for users who bank with ASB, and you can establish a connection to ASB via Akahu right now. The ability to connect to other New Zealand financial institutions via Akahu is coming soon.
Whether it’s for full-time employment or a side hustle, more and more people are choosing to ditch the traditional 9-to-5 in favor of the gig economy. Artur Meyster, Founder and CTO of Career Karma, talks to the rise of this independent, flexible and convenient way of working. He also shares some advice on how you can upskill yourself to make the most of its benefits.
The New Zealand government recently announced plans to establish a Consumer Data Right (CDR) to give individuals and businesses greater choice and control over their data. We sat down with PocketSmith CEO and co-founder Jason Leong to discuss how a CDR works, what it means for Kiwis and why he believes it’s a good thing.
Startup Weekend is a worldwide event where both budding and experienced entrepreneurs come together to work on unique and innovative business ideas, and PocketSmith jumped at the chance to support Dunedin’s own celebration. Hear what wisdom the team gained from 54 hours spent with brave makers and problem-solvers.
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 Daniel turned the chore of doing the family budgets, checking the credit card statement, and looking into transactions into an enjoyable experience!
Ruth has been blogging at The Happy Saver for five years, and her blog now out-earns her day job. Today, she shares her experiences about how to make money blogging. She encourages readers who are keen to create an additional income stream, to stop asking, “Should I start a blog?” and instead just start writing!
Side hustles can be a fun exercise and a great way to earn extra money. From reinvesting in your business to increasing your savings, you have plenty of options for making the most of the additional income. Here are five valuable ways to wisely spend your side hustle earnings.
Whether you have a spare room in your home or a second property, becoming an Airbnb host is a great way to make some money on the side. But it can come with unexpected expenses that affect your bottom line. Jason shares ten ways he keeps costs down as an Airbnb host.
Have you ever considered talking to a Financial Adviser about your money? They’re not just for society’s financial elite! James from Lighthouse Wealth tells us about how he’s helping his clients feel empowered about their money decisions in his role as a Financial Adviser, and how he uses PocketSmith in his process.
Whatever stage of life we’re in, everyone needs a rainy day fund. However, how much is enough? And how do you even get started if you’re still paying off credit card debt, or servicing an auto loan? Ruth The Happy Saver guides us through the steps to do so, and shares how her emergency fund has been there for her time and time again.
For some, the thought of budgeting is painful. Boring spreadsheets and depriving yourself of buying the stuff you like? Yuck! But your budget doesn’t have to be meticulous to be successful. Paridhi Jain, founder of SkilledSmart, shares how you can get control of your spending without being tied to a restrictive budget.
Looking to get fitter? When you factor in gym memberships, personal trainers and exercise equipment, working out can be an expensive endeavor! Chloe explores three ways to up your fitness game without having to spend a lot of money.
“Free” platforms and websites can be tempting when you’re looking to invest and make every cent count. But what is it really costing you? Dean Anderson, CEO of Kernel Wealth, shares why you should take more than just the price into consideration when choosing your mechanism for investing.
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 Darin uses PocketSmith’s powerful reporting features to gain transparency of the comings and goings of his money!
Buying a home can be one of your most important life events. It’s a big time and money commitment, and like other life events, how do you know you’re ready to take that next step? Regardless of your stage in life, we’ve gathered some signs it could be time to purchase your first house.
We're delighted to announce that we've reached the next stage of PocketSmith Data Connections. Users who are keen to get started early with the new system can dive right in. Read on for more information!
Whether you’re facing another lockdown or a long drive, we’ve curated a list of our favorite podcasts for kids to keep them informed, entertained and thoroughly delighted. The best thing? These shows make great listening for adults too!
What do you get when you add lack of working space, room to build and a penchant for DIY? Your very own backyard home office, of course. Ruth The Happy Saver tells the tale of her glorious writing studio, and how she and her husband built it themselves for cheap.
With lockdown (mostly) over and socializing back in our calendars, there’s nothing like a good dinner party or at-home gathering to get your mates together without breaking the bank. But, without careful planning, a home soiree can add up to totals that rival a night out. To help you host your squad without going broke, we’ve rounded up our top five tips for hosting a party on a budget.
Moving house is invariably stressful. Even the smoothest of moves require some pretty serious planning and hefty appetite for organization. And the cost of moving house can also add fuel to that anxious fire! PocketSmith guest writer Emma has recently moved house,and has rounded up her best moving house tips for reducing stress and saving cash at the same time.
Blogs and podcasts are a great resource, but don’t forget about the power of a good book! Ruth The Happy Saver shares her top five personal finances reads that you can turn to for some money management wisdom.
International travel is finally creeping back into our post-lockdown lives, and we couldn’t be happier. If you’re craving a sojourn across the ditch, we’ve packed everything you need to know about the Trans-Tasman Travel Bubble into one handy guide. You are so welcome. Happy travelling!
Having a side hustle can be profitable, rewarding and actually pretty fun. But the financial admin that goes along with it? Not so much. Jason guides us through managing your side hustle finances in PocketSmith, so you can concentrate on making your side gig a success.
If you did some budget planning at the start of the year, then the half-year mark is an excellent time to assess and tweak your budgets! Ruth The Happy Saver shows us how she uses her favorite PocketSmith features to ensure that she is reaching her earning, saving, investing and spending goals.