Why working hard doesn’t always make you rich

“We're told constantly to work hard but it doesn't actually make you rich. So for myself, it's about being smarter, about being creative, about how to build wealth, because working hard doesn't actually create money.”

Te Kahukura Boynton (Ngāti Kahungunu, Ngāi Tuhoe and Te Whakatōhea) is a university student who wants to be a millionaire by the time she is 25. 

Known on social media platforms as Māori Millionaire, Te Kahukura has been documenting her progress and also giving people financial tips she’s picked up. And she’s all about making it straightforward. 

Growing up, when I read things about money, I didn't look like anyone that was talking about money,” Te Kahukura says. And so she wanted to create a platform where people could relate.

“Money shouldn't be that difficult to understand. So on my podcast, I like to just talk about it like it's a normal conversation.”

While Te Kahukura says the goal to be a millionaire - and putting it out there on social media - is ambitious, it’s not a dream. 

“I will be a Māori Millionaire.”

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