Rask is Australia’s source of free finance podcasts & education.
Rask is 100% Australian-owned and operated, based right here in (not so sunny) Melbourne, Victoria.
How The Heck Did We Get Here?
Rask’s journey started in 2017 in a suburban lounge room in Melbourne’s outer-east suburb of Upwey, at the foothills of the Dandenong Ranges.
In the beginning, a regular day at Rask HQ saw Owen Rask typing mindlessly on a keyboard trying to understand why people found investing and finance so intimidating, overwhelming and boring.
Rask Finance was our first website. It provided the world with free education, including courses, tutorials and videos about popular personal finance and investment topics like the sharemarket, tax, superannuation, insurance and more.
By the end of 2018, The Rask Group had expanded to include news, through Rask Media; investment and financial advice, through our members-only portal called Rask Invest; and podcasts, including the popular Australian Investors Podcast series.
In 2019, we launched a website devoted to news and information on Exchange Traded Funds or ETFs, called Best ETFs Australia. ETFs are becoming an extremely popular way for everyday Australian investors to access the sharemarket, bond market and overseas markets (shares, bonds, currencies, etc.).
As with all things in finance, there is a lot of misinformation when it comes to investing, ETFs and the sharemarket more broadly. That’s why we have been able to grow our network to nearly 100,000 monthly readers and listeners. Fist pump!
Top Rated Finance & Investing Podcasts.
In 2019, we also launched one of Australia’s highest-ranking and most-followed finance podcasts called The Australian Finance Podcast. So far, tens of thousands of listeners have downloaded episodes from the series. How great is that!
By the end of 2019, Rask’s services had grown to almost 100,000 monthly readers and 20,000 email subscribers. Today, we regularly achieve between 50,000 and 100,000 monthly podcast downloads.
It’s fantastic to think that our journey started in a living room with a husband and wife trying to find out why most people hated talking about money. Who would have thought we would go on to foster a huge online money community?
Industry Leading Investor Courses.
In 2020 and beyond, Rask Australia’s mission of ’empowering Australians and Kiwis’ has stayed the same but the way we deliver information has changed.
We’re quickly consolidating all of our market-leading brands under one roof — this roof — called “Rask Australia“.
Meaning, all of the news, analysis, blogs, podcasts, interviews and education you love and use each day can be found right here at rask.com.au, or on one of our sub-sites (e.g. education.rask.com.au).
Soon, you’ll find all of the news, content and other material we’ve created over the past three years right here, plus a lot more, including free and premium education, third-party interviews and news, and more.
As the Founder of Rask, I’m extremely excited by what comes next for us, including for our partners who help us make this platform great by contributing stories, for our team here at Rask, and — most importantly — for you, our loyal supporter, reader, viewer, and user.
From Rask, thank you.
Founder, Rask Australia