Tips & Stories


How to get on top of winter power costs

April 9th, 2014 -

The pain of winter power bills Have you received a letter from your electricity provider recently? You probably expected it to tell you of an increase in your electricity price – but you may have been surprised by the amount of the increase... Read more


Goal Setting

February 7th, 2014 -

So the New Year has rolled around again and it is time to set those New Year’s resolutions or goals. At first thought, it seems a straight forward process of just firing off some things you know you want to do, be, or have done by the end of the... Read more

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Helping Kids To Save

February 3rd, 2014 -

Ages 3-5: The Lesson: You may have to wait to buy something you want. Activities For Ages 3 To 5 1. Create three jars – each labeled “Saving,” “Spending” or “Sharing.” Every time your child receives money, whether for doing chores or... Read more

Christmas dog

Time to take action…

January 31st, 2014 -

Did you have sufficient funds saved for the Christmas holiday period?  If you didn’t, saving a little throughout the year is really the smart way to plan for Christmas. Depositing regular amounts into your NZCU Christmas Saver throughout the... Read more

Back to School

It’s Back To School Time!

January 24th, 2014 -

It’s that time again when holidays finish and school starts again for a new year. For some children, it’s their very first time at school and they’re probably a bit scared. For every child, it’s a new class, perhaps a new teacher. For many... Read more


Your Credit Check

October 22nd, 2013 -

Your credit score is one of the most important assets you have. It is based on your credit history – your borrowing “resume” or “track record”. If a stranger came up to you and asked if you could lend them some money... Read more