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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

  • Love to grow :remove your financial barriers, grow your wealth and succeed in your business /Trish Love.
  • Live well, spend less :easy ways to save money in every part of your life /Sophie Gray
  • Mrs Moneypenny's financial advice for independent women /Mrs Moneypenny with Heather McGregor.
  • Why
  • The new totally awesome money book for kids (and their parents) /Arthur Bochner & Rose Bochner., foreword by Adriane G. Berg.
  • The savvy guide to making more money /Susan Hayes.
  • Cold hard truth on men, women & money :50 common money mistakes and how to fix them /Kevin O'Leary.
  • How to worry less about money /John Armstrong.
  • Money secrets 101 /by Janet Xuccoa.
  • New Zealand retirement guide /Martin Hawes.
  • Money matters :get your life and $$$ sorted /Amanda Morrall.
  • Happy money :the science of smarter spending /Elizabeth Dunn & Michael Norton.
  • Secret millionaires club :Warren Buffett's 26 secrets to success in the business of life /Andy and Amy Heyward.
  • Financial independence (getting to point X) :an advisor's guide to comprehensive wealth management /John J. Vento.
  • Pound foolish :exposing the dark side of the personal finance industry /Helaine Olen.
  • Twenty good summers :work less, live more and make the most of your money /Martin Hawes.
  • Get out of my pocket! :5 ways to stop your kids sending you broke-- /Sylvia Bowden.
  • The perfect balance :how to get ahead financially and still have a life /Hannah McQueen.
  • The money map /achieve financial freedom with your personal wealth plan /Martin Hawes.
  • Get a financial grip :a simple plan for financial freedom /Pete Wargent.
  • Your property success with renovation /Jane Slack-Smith.
  • Lighten up :love what you have, have what you need, be happier with less /Peter Walsh.
  • All the money in the world :what the happiest people know about getting and spending /Laura Vanderkam.
  • Financial fitness forever :5 steps to more money, less risk, and more peace of mind /Paul Merriman with Richard Buck.

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! (And if you prefer hard copy - remember, you can always access a paper index of Consumer magazine at the Science & Humanities desk on the 1st floor of the Central Library.)

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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