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Chapter 5: The Spendy Saver gets promoted

A promotion, set savings goals and extra KiwiSaver contributions. Grace's savings started to build up, which was really exciting to see all her hard work pay off and see the balance grow!

Chapter 4: Getting back on track

After getting so far into debt, how did Grace get back on the savings track? Using the simplest money management tool out there. An excel spreadsheet.

Chapter 3: A $10,000 conversation

Grace moves out of home to go flatting with her friends. Find out how her "go with the flow" attitude towards money takes her from being a super saver to complete shopaholic!

Chapter 2: The Spendy Saver starts working

How did Grace become the Spendy Saver? Find out in this lastest blog how getting her first job started Grace's journey to becoming the Spendy Saver.

Chapter 1: Introducing the Spendy Saver

Grace charts her journey from total shopaholic to serious saver. Find out how she got debt free, learnt how to use her spendy habits to become a smart budgeter and serious saver – managing to save a deposit for her first house. All in just under 3 years!

Making extra contributions to KiwiSaver

Tom Donoghue contributes to his KiwiSaver fund with extra payments, using the convenience of direct debit. Knowing that his Booster KiwiSaver fund is ethically invested was also an important factor for Tom.

The joy of less

Michelle found herself looking around at the stuff that her and her husband had amassed over a 20-year period and wondered how on earth they were going pack up their lives and start fresh in New Zealand.

KiwiSaver after 65

I plan to work for as long as I can, so leaving my KiwiSaver invested gives me a nice little fund that I can draw on occasionally, if I need to.

Investing in Booster's SRI funds

By avoiding investing in fossil fuels, Booster’s SRI funds align with my personal and business ethos: to live more sustainably and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Ethically saving a first home deposit

Booster’s socially responsible investment funds helped Sofia save for her first home deposit ethically.

Last of the big spenders

Can a fashionista truly change her (leopard print) spots? Jude explains the crunch point she reached that helped turn her from a spender to a saver.

Money Talk: Money & Relationships

One of the biggest causes of stress in relationships is money. Especially if you have different attitudes towards money and spending. We chat with two of our Booster team members to find out how they talk about money with their partners and how it shapes their relationship.

Money Talk: Hindsight is always 20-20

Dave Copson explains why working with a financial adviser could be the best decision you make for getting yourself on the right path for your best financial future.

First home with KiwiSaver

By increasing his KiwiSaver contributions and saving hard, Troy was in a great position to buy his first home in a short amount of time.

Money Talk: The $50 kids challenge

How do you turn a little money-spender into a serious saver? Di Papadopoulos explains how she kickstarted the saving buzz with her first child - with the $50 kids challenge.

How I bought my first home in under 5 years

We asked Jermaine to share with us how he managed to purchase his first home in just under five years.

Understanding the importance of KiwiSaver.

Russell Moala-Mafi knows first-hand what happens when you overlook the importance of understanding KiwiSaver.

The Spendy Saver

Grace charts her journey from total shopaholic to serious saver. Find out how she got debt free, learnt how to use her spendy habits to become a smart budgeter and serious saver – managing to save a deposit for her first house. All in just under 3 years!

DB's Friday Booster

A 5-minute podcast with Booster principal David Beattie exploring the economic and financial news, questions and thoughts of the week.

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