Saving Money in New Zealand & How to Save Money NZ

Why I rate term deposits for investing

With all the talk of property slumps, sharemarket crashes and bank bailouts it can be hard to know exactly where to stash your hard-earned cash these days.

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Saving money on groceries at the supermarket

I visit my local supermarket so often it practically doubles as my fridge.
The only problem is that to reach the things I actually need, like milk and bread, I have to pass by the wine, deli counter and chocolate aisle – temptations that are pretty hard to resist, especially if they have shiny “Special” signs [...]

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Car pooling to save money on car costs

Want to do something kind for your wallet and the environment?
How about leaving the Toyota at home this week and investigating an alternative option like carpooling or car-sharing.
Thanks to the Internet, hitching a ride in someone else’s car is no longer just for students and backpackers – sites like www.carpoolnz.org and www.cityhop.co.nz have turned the [...]

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Saving money on petrol tips and techniques

There’s only one way that the price of petrol is going these days and that’s up. The high demand for the precious dwindling resource and the Government are to blame (around 60 cents of what we pay for every litre is currently chewed up by tax) but there are still a few things you can [...]

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Budgeting – An introduction to the basics

Budgeting is a bit like dieting – you get the best results when you set realistic goals, commit to making it a permanent part of your lifestyle, and allow yourself the occasional treat along the way. Go too hardcore and you’re more likely to fall off the bandwagon.
Start small
The first step is to take a [...]

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