About Goodlife Financial Advice

Goodlife Financial Advice Founder Goodlife began its journey 16 years ago as Money Smart Limited, a family owned and operated financial advice company founded by Gary Hodgson in February 1998. Gary began Money Smart after successfully working as Regional Manager of Prudential Retirement Planning..

Who We Are?

Since Money Smart’s very first client, Gary has dedicated himself to building a strong, well-resourced business that is holistic in its approach, and which services 400 plus clients. After Gary retiring in 2010, the business is now directed by his daughter Rebecca, and nephew Daniel, who bring energy and enthusiasm to the profession of financial planning and advice. Money Smart was rebranded Goodlife Financial Advice in April 2011.

Our clients include Lotto winners, ex-All Blacks, single Mums, Kiwi Mum and Dad investors, couples, singles, young and old – everyone! And, we hope you’re next!

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Our People
  • Gary

    Company Founder

  • Daniel

    Authorised Financial Adviser

  • Vincent

    Senior In-Home Consultant

  • Margot


  • Becca

    Lending Manager

  • Naveed


  • Deirdre

    Office Admin

What They Say

Our adviser clearly illustrated the best path forward with a range of
options and outcomes that applied specifically to us. We chose a pathway we were comfortable with and the advice was implemented without significant change to our lifestyle. The general public could profit immensely from the knowledge, if the average teenager was taught what we learned in three short meetings, there’d be a lot more debt-free home owners in New Zealand before the age of 30.

Rhys & Leani

Goodlife Advice are proud supporters of Kids Can. The charity was founded in 2005 and today supports the education of more than 4,500 disadvantaged New Zealand children a day, in 279 low decile schools nationwide.

Go to Kids Can website here.