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Our KiwiSaver experts answer your questions about saving, investing, first home buying and more.

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Rent or Buy? The Housing Dilemma

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KiwiSaver Returns: Explain it like I'm 5
When you make an investment like a KiwiSaver fund, you’re doing it because you expect that investment will grow the money you’ve invested over time - but if you're not too sure about the ins and outs of returns, you're not alone.  This podcast covers: - What returns are and how compound interest works - Paying off debt vs. contributing to KiwiSaver - How to choose a high performing fund
April 19, 2021
First Home Beginners: Seven Steps to Buying a Home
So you'd like to buy a home, but you're intimidated by eyewatering property prices.  Buying a house is hard, but we've gathered some of our top tips for getting started, and how to maximise your government and KiwiSaver entitlements, in our 7 step guide. 
April 11, 2021
Are your KiwiSaver dollars funding animal cruelty? (And the easy way to make sure they don't).
This week, we're talking about ethics and KiwiSaver. In this chat, we cover -Why you should care about ethics and your KiwiSaver -How ethically investing might affect returns -How to find a more ethical fund
April 6, 2021
Rent or Buy? The Housing Dilemma
Do you really need to buy a house? This week on the pod, we break down the considerations you should make when deciding to save for a home or keep renting!
March 28, 2021
Financial Goal-Setting with our $10k Winners
Our $10k winners Chloe, Sophie and Sasiru talk KiwiSaver goals. 
March 24, 2021
We gave our guests $10,000 each!
We catch up with the winners of our waitlist competition who each walked away with a cool $10k towards their KiwiSaver funds.
March 16, 2021
The Gender Investment Gap: It's Not Just About Pay
You've probably heard about the gender pay gap, but did you know about the gender investment gap and the effect it has on wealth over a lifetime? Here to break it down for us is Rebekah Gerry of Closing the Gap.
March 7, 2021
Closing The Gender Pay Gap with Rebekah Gerry
What does the Gender Pay Gap really look like in New Zealand right now? We talk to Rebekah Gerry of Closing the Gap about Gender and Pay.
March 2, 2021
The True Cost of Financial Advice
Financial advice sounds expensive, but it doesn't have to be! 
February 22, 2021
Financial Advice 101: What you need to know
Financial advice sounds - and is - great, but a lot of people worry about the cost or think it's better to DIY. This week, we break down the kinds of financial advice you can get, the surprising benefits of getting it, and how you can get great advice on the cheap.
February 16, 2021
Dating and Dollars: How to navigate your finances
It's Valentine's day, so we've kicked off our series on Dating and dollars. This week, we start with an age old question- who should pay on a first date?
February 11, 2021
How to turn your guilty pleasures into savings super powers: understanding your savings personality
Whether you're an emotional shopper, frivolous spender or an unknowing debtor, there's a savings strategy for you.
February 4, 2021
You're probably budgeting wrong- and how to do it better
Jade breaks down her top budgeting tips and tricks in this week's pod.
January 27, 2021
Does Size Really Matter?
Your contribution rate & you.
January 18, 2021
How on Earth Am I Ever Meant to Buy a Home?
Climbing the first rung of the property ladder is no mean feat, but our financial advisor Jade is here to offer some helpful advice for all the would-be deposit-savers out there.
January 12, 2021
Crush Your Savings Goals in 2020
The BetterSaver team talks financial goals in 2020. 
December 22, 2020
You Suck... At Investing
Risk, volatility and different kinds of investing.
December 22, 2020
Is the Government Stealing My Money?
Just how secure is your KiwiSaver account?
December 15, 2020
Interviews with Millennials: Fees and Ethics!
Do millennials care more about dolphins or dollars?
November 22, 2020
Interviews with Millennials: Retirement!
Street interviews with millennials to hear about their retirement plans.
November 15, 2020
Interviews with Millennials: First Home Buyers!
Street interviews with millennials to hear about their first home purchase plans.
November 8, 2020