Hi all. I've just joined up. Great to find some fellow kiwi's here. I see this topic has been read over 3000 times, but there still aren't a lot of us here. Maybe the rest of the world just likes seeing what we are up to down here!
I stubbled across the MMM site via a link through an article on either the Interest or Nz Herald website a few weeks back. Since then I've been reading through the blog from the beginning and am just over half way through.
A lot of what I read agrees nicely with how I live. Especially the saving/investment/exercise side of things. I've saved a bit of coin already from what I've read and through comparing my spending to the MM family I been able to see much more clearly where my spending has been going. I've always been pretty tight, so it's not too bad, but maybe no more surfboards and wetsuits for awhile!
I was lucky enough to purchase property in central Wellington in the early 2000's whilst working and studying full time. I'm in my mid-thirties now and that has set me up pretty well through life thus far. I also have an online e-commerce business which I work at from home, which is a lifestyle block in Tauranga.
I've always been interested in investing and have tried various options and forex trading in the past. Currently though I'm trying to pay down the home mortgage, and build up some portfolio capital through a managed fund via a financial advisor friend in Australia. I have a couple of small stock positions in the USA market and enjoy that, but the currency volatility puts me off from putting any serious money in there currently.
Sorry for the life story. In short would be keen to met and get to know others also if something gets setup and will join the Facebook group.