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The information on this page is NOT designed to replace the advice that can be obtained from a finance professional and should NOT be regarded as professional advice. Wellington City Libraries will freely provide information about financial topics, however, we will not offer advice on financial issues.

Recent Items

  • Money :a user's guide /Laura Whateley.
  • Playing with FIRE (financial independence retire early) :how far would you go for financial freedom? /Scott Rieckens.
  • The dumb things smart people do with their money :thirteen ways to right your financial wrongs /Jill Schlesinger.
  • Financial freedom :a proven path to all the money you will ever need /Grant Sabatier.
  • Secrets of the millionaire mind /T. Harv Eker.
  • Rule #1 :the simple strategy for successful investing in only 15 minutes a week! /Phil Town.
  • Starting out starting over :a single woman's guide to money in New Zealand /Susan Edmunds.
  • Work optional :retire early the non-penny-pinching way /Tanja Hester.
  • The behavior gap :simple ways to stop doing dumb things with money /Carl Richards.
  • The joyful frugalista /Serina Bird.
  • Investing in the right property now! /Margaret Lomas.
  • Rich enough? :8 steps for the laid-back investor /Mary Holm.
  • The New Zealand money guide :all you need to know about becoming financially secure /Lisa Dudson.
  • Smart women finish rich :9 steps to achieving financial security and funding your dreams /David Bach.
  • Rich enough? :a laid-back guide for every Kiwi /Mary Holm.
  • The elements of investing /Burton G. Malkiel, Charles D. Ellis.
  • The money class :learn to create your new American dream /Suze Orman.
  • The barefoot investor for families :the only kids' money guide you'll ever need /Scott Pape ; illustrations, Jeffrey D. Phillips.
  • Money :a user's guide /Laura Whateley.
  • You need a budget :the proven system for breaking the paycheck-to-paycheck cycle, getting out of debt, and living the life you want /Jesse Mecham.
  • Young and mighty :your secret weapon for earning some money, changing the world, and spending your future doing what you love /Henry Patterson (aged 14).
  • Aging for beginners :getting older in today's world - what it means for you /Doug Wilson.
  • 7 steps to wealth :the vital difference between property & real estate /John L. Fitzgerald.
  • Enjoying retirement :an Australian handbook of ideas, strategies and resources /Michael Longhurst.
  • Rich dad poor dad for teens :the secrets about money--that you don't learn in school! /[by Robert T. Kiyosaki].
  • Rescue your money :how to invest your money during these tumultuous times /Ric Edelman.
  • The year of less :how I stopped shopping, gave away my belongings, and discovered life is worth more than anything you can buy in a store /Cait Flanders.
  • The survival guide for money smarts :earn, save, spend, give /Eric Braun and Sandy Donovan.
  • What do I want?, what do I need? /Rachel Eagen.
  • Why does money matter? /Rachel Eagen.
  • The know-nonsense guide to money /written by Heidi Fiedler ; illustrated by Brendan Kearney.
  • Why should I save for a rainy day? /Rachel Eagen.
  • You are a badass at making money :master the mindset of wealth /Jen Sincero.
  • Living on a budget /Jane Gardner ; Road trip / PJ Gray.
  • Managing credit /Jill Haney ; High cost / PJ Gray.

Consumer Magazine

Consumer magazine is a great resource for comparing products and finding out what you need to know about a product before you buy.

Did you know its contents are indexed each month by the National Library? This makes tracking down articles about a product you're interested in nice and simple - all you need to do is search the National Library's Index New Zealand database for your search terms, and you can find out what issues of Consumer have the helpful information you need.

We've gone one step further and made this process even easier - enter your search terms in the search box below, and you'll be taken straight into the results for your search on Consumer magazine in the database!

Search Consumer

Enter your search terms below - e.g. televisions - to find out which issues of Consumer can help you:

Make sure to note the issue information available in the "Source" column - this is the information you'll need to bring with you when you visit the library to view the actual article. Wondering where to find this? Handy screenshot below!

screenshot of Index New Zealand

Useful Websites

  • Sorted
    New Zealand'sfree independent money guide, run by the Retirement Commission. Use the straight forward information and calculators to help you manage your personal finances throughout life - including financial planning, retirement planning, managing debt and mortgages.
  • Financial Markets Authority
    The New Zealand Government agency responsible for financial regulation. It is responsible for consumer protection, regulating all financial market participants, exchanges and the setting and enforcing of financial regulations
  • Interest.co.nz
    Comprehensive and up to date information on interest rates and market commentaries for borrowing, savings, insurance and more.
  • Good Returns
    Rates and the latest news updated daily for mortgages, deposits, shares, Kiwisaver, insurance and more.
  • Inland Revenue Department
    Information on all aspects of tax, including tax returns, rebate claims and personal summaries. You can download forms and calcualate your tax online.
  • New Zealand Federation of Family Budgeting Services
    A free service for those who would like personal help with budgeting advice and assistance. Your local service is listed in your White Pages phonebook under 'Budget Advice Services'.
  • Citizens Advice Bureau
    An independent community organisation providing free assistance and information to the general public on a variety of topics, including help with financial services and consumer problems.
  • Insolvency and Trustee Service
    Find out about bankruptcy and liquidation and what your options are if you are in financial trouble, or dealing with someone else who may be. Also provides free searches of the insolvency database to confirm bankruptcies and liquidations.
  • Banking Ombudsman
    A free service that resolves disputes between people and their banks for all types of banking issues, including use of bank credit, debit and cash cards, and the sale of insurance, superannuation or similar products.
  • Insurance and Savings Ombudsman
    A free independent service for resolving complaints against insurance companies and savings organisations, including problems with claims and policies.
  • Ministry of Consumer Affairs
    Information, education and advice for consumers and businesses on consumer laws and issues. Also includes information about scams.
  • Consumer NZ
    An independent non-profit organisation with the sole aim of getting a fairer deal for New Zealand consumers. Publisher of Consumer NZ magazine, containing consumer information, advice and test reports for a wide range of products and services.
  • Australian Consumer's Association
    Australia's equivalent of Consumer NZ and publishers of Choice magazine.

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