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The Money Mentors Team have been researching websites and daily information for articles and tools that will help you make the most of your money. Remember to come back to this page often as we are continually adding tools and financial resources to it.

9 Great Side Hustles to Make you More Money

If you’re looking for opportunities to supplement your regular income with a little extra – perhaps to pay off debt or save up for something special – there are plenty of ‘side hustles’ out there that could be right for you. (Tips thanks to MoneyHubNZ).

Teaching Kids about Money

Whatever your situation, your children can learn to manage money well with the New Zealand Guide to Teaching Kids About Money. (Tips thanks to MoneyHubNZ).

Saving on Power and Subscriptions

Practical advice on how to save money on your power and water bills.

What is the Commerce Commission?

The Commerce Commission is New Zealand’s consumer watchdog. It’s the organisation that ensures businesses trade fairly and lend responsibly. This includes fair trading and consumer credit contracts laws.
For important information regarding borrowing from the Commerce Commission.

12 Easy Ways to Save on Household Bills.

Check out these ways to save on household bills. (Tips thanks to Money Hub NZ).

Needs vs Wants

Needs and wants are not the same. A is something required for survival, like water to drink, food to eat, clothing to keep you warm, shelter to live in. A want, on the other hand, is different. Wants are there to make life a little more enjoyable.
Take time to list your needs and wants on the worksheet provided. Then compare the lists using the weekly, monthly, and annual calculating tables. It can be rather shocking to see how much we’ve spent on coffees each year!
Needs vs Wants worksheet

Spending weekly, monthly and yearly calculations