My top recommendation for beginner share investors in NZ/AU.
No minimum investment, meaning you can start investing for as little as $1.
Offers NZ, AU and US shares and user interface is excellent.
Get $5 free to invest when you sign up using this link.
For more advanced investors.
Access to all major global markets, plus options, margin etc.
Interface is more complicated than Sharesies but you can do much more. Will likely be overwhelming for beginners.
Get up to $200 free stocks when you sign up using this link.
FOR US STOCKS
Offers solely US stocks.
User interface is superb and very easy to use.
At $3 flat per trade, fees can be slightly high for smaller investment amounts. Still a great option to have.
Get $10 free to invest when you sign up using this link.
FOR STOCK DATA
Stock research tool that gives access to a huge amount of data which can be exported to Excel for analysis.
Great for those who want historical data to work with. Also has many charting and visual analysis tools.
FOR STOCK DATA
SIMPLY WALL ST
Great tool for beginners which breaks down major investing metrics into visual bite-size pieces.
Doesn't have a ton of deep data but gives you a valuable snapshot of companies that can be digested quickly.
TO BUY CRYPTO
My top recommendation for buying crypto in New Zealand.
Registered NZFRS provider and Kiwi owned and operated.
Over 100 cryptocurrencies available to purchase with card, bank transfer, or Poli.
Very reasonable fees and great service.
TO STORE CRYPTO
Hardware wallets are essential for long-term security of your crypto assets.
Trezor is the original wallet and my top recommendation.
I use both the Model One and Model T and am very happy with both.
You can read my guide on wallets here.
TO USE CRYPTO
My top recommendation for a crypto hot wallet.
Integrates with Trezor so you can have the Exodus interface but with Trezor level security.
Also has Chrome extension so can be used as a Metamask alternative.
TO TRADE CRYPTO
World's largest crypto exchange and the best safety track record.
Purchase, trade, stake and lend cryptocurrencies straight from your Spot wallet.
Have used Binance since 2017 with no issues and very satisfied.
TO TRADE CRYPTO
Crypto investing app which offers a full service brokerage and also an exchange.
Fees/spreads are slightly higher than Binance and EasyCrypto but is a good alternative to have.
BEST CREDIT CARD
Stop paying credit card fees! Move to a zero fee card. This is the only free rewards credit card in New Zealand.
Earn back 1% of all your purchases in Airpoints.
No annual fee.
This is simply the best value credit card available in NZ today.
BEST DEBIT CARD
WISE DEBIT CARD
A debit card that doubles as a travel card. No monthly fee.
Able to store over 50 foreign currencies as well as get virtual bank accounts for all major currencies!
Will save you a ton on forex fees when travelling or shopping online. A must have!
Send money overseas for a fraction of the price of a bank wire.
If you regularly move money between bank accounts in different countries or send money overseas, Wise will save you a lot in bank transfer fees.
Get a $500 transfer free when you sign up using this link.
LEARN MATCHED BETTING
The community that taught me everything I know about matched betting!
Get a free account for basic calculators, or a premium account for bet screeners, all advanced calculators and Discord access to discuss the latest strategies. I have made over $40,000 in matched betting since joining bonusbank (and counting)
Worth every penny.
Get 25% off your first month with the code BL123.
PRIVATE INTERNET ACCESS
VPN access is required for advanced matched betting, and also to access your bookie and Betfair accounts when travelling.
I've been using PIA since 2015 and it has been superb.
Priced very reasonably and has some of the tightest security in the industry.
TO START A WEBSITE
My top recommendation for anyone starting their first website.
For ~$3 per month you can have a fast, fully supported, self-hosted website of your own on the net.
Whether you want to build a niche site, a blog, or need a homepage for yourself or your business, Dreamhost is top value for money and has everything you need.
TO DESIGN A WEBSITE
I use Thrive Themes to build most of my websites (including the one you're reading right now).
Thrive Theme Builder is the best WordPress theme I've ever used, and Thrive Architect is a page builder that makes building websites a dream.
The entire Thrive Suite is full of incredible tools. Highly recommended.
EARN AD REVENUE
One of the easiest ways to start earning ad revenue on your niche site or blog.
Simply connect your site to Ezoic, flick on the switch and let them auto-run and optimise your ads for you.
Rates are usually slightly higher than what you would get from Google Adsense.
If you're getting into niche site building, you'll need some sort of keyword research tool.
Most tools are very expensive but Keysearch is one of the cheapest out there while still getting the job done.
It won't have all the features of the big tools but more than enough for a beginner. Excellent value!
I use SEMRush for my keyword research and SEO.
It has a bit of a learning curve but has a ridiculous amount of data to help you optimise your site.
Unnecessary if you're just building your first site, but once your web empire grows it's worth the money.
Disclaimer: These are all tools I have experience with an use regularly. Please note some of the links above are affiliate links, meaning I may earn commissions for any referrals. It does not cost you more to use these links. Feel free to contact me if you have questions about anything listed here!