Saving Money in New Zealand & How to Save Money NZ

Do you need to tip in New Zealand?

The tourist books will tell you that tipping is not expected in New Zealand – but if you’ve ever worked as a waiter or bar person you’ll know how valuable those few extra dollars can be when you’re earning the minimum wage of $12.50 an hour (or even less if you’re a teenager!).

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Making money as a work at home mum

Never underestimate the power of being a mum! Some of New Zealand’s most successful female entrepreneurs got their start working nights in their garage or kitchen, while raising their children.
For many of us, earning a bit of money to help pay the mortgage is a necessity – others just enjoy the sense of satisfaction they [...]

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Saving money on heating costs in winter

If you’re used to spending winter shivering under your duvet in a double pair of socks, Icebreaker, and hot water bottle, blame your ancestors.
The uninsulated houses they were so fond of building mean that most Kiwi homes have an average indoor temperature of just 16C in winter – well below the minimum 18C recommended by [...]

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Garage sale tips for making more money

Hands up if you’re a hoarder? Don’t worry – you’re in good company, all of us are guilty of hanging on to stuff we don’t have space for and probably don’t really need.
We recently calculated that we spend $70 a month for the privilege of keeping a motley collection of old cardboard boxes and unused [...]

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Starting to save money right NOW!

Lots of people ask us, what is the best way to save money? What is the fastest way to save money? The answer tends to remain the same, there is no easy way – it takes hard work and a disciplined outlook.
So what is the best way to begin saving money? Well the answer is simple [...]

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