My Money Kete – your free money toolkit
My Money Kete* is a practical toolkit with free tips and resources to help you learn how to reduce debt and get ahead with your money.
How My Money Kete can help you
- Do you want to get on top of your money?
- Do you want to learn how to avoid high-interest debt?
- Do you want to teach your whānau good money habits?
- Do you want to learn how to save money?
If you said yes to all of the above, then My Money Kete is for you!
What’s in the Kete?
My Money Kete is all about supporting you to learn how to get ahead with money.
Here’s what’s we offer in the Kete:
Learn ways to reduce debt budget better & save $$
Tips, tools & helpful resources
Closed Facebook Group with money experts
Live chat with a financial mentor
Access to zero-interest and zero-fee loans
Quarterly newsletters with more helpful tips
Access to free sessions with a financial mentor
WIN great prizes from the Kete
Stressed about money and don’t know where to start?
Sign up to My Money Kete and we’ll help you get underway.
How My Money Kete works
You sign up and we’ll get you set up
We’ll send you your personal My Money Workbook for you to fill in at your own pace. It’s packed with tips and tools to help you reduce debt, budget better and save money.
Got a question? Ask Hēni
Our money expert, Hēni, will be on live chat twice a week to answer any questions as you work through the Workbook and start changing the way you manage your money.
We’ll keep in touch each week
You’ll get a weekly email with more tools, tips and resources to help you learn how make your money go further and get your debts under control.
You can kōrero with us on Facebook
At least once a month, we’ll run a live session on My Money Kōrero (our closed Facebook group), with money experts talking about important topics.
Share your feedback and be in to WIN
Every so often, we’ll invite you tell us what’s working for you and share your money-saving tips – and encourage you with prizes from the Kete.
Learn how others are getting ahead with money
We’ll share stories, tips and experiences from other My Money Kete members, so you can learn what’s worked for them.
Like to know more? Read our FAQs
My Money Kete is brought to you by Ngā Tāngata Microfinance, a not-for-profit that provides fairer, kinder loans to help out New Zealanders on low incomes (although we don’t provide financial advice). Our zero interest, zero fee loans are backed by Kiwibank, and they’re here to help people get ahead with money.
Getting started is super easy. You simply sign up and we’ll send you your own My Money Workbook. You can fill that out at your own pace, or you might like to do it with your partner or whānau. Along the way, we’ll send you emails and newsletters with more tips and tools, and you can ask for help if you need it. It’s free and confidential and there’s no obligation to do anything – but the sooner you start working through your workbook, the sooner you’ll start getting ahead with money.
No, it doesn’t work like that. Ngā Tāngata Microfinance is a not-for-profit that offers zero -interest, zero fee-loans loans to help New Zealanders on low incomes, which are backed by Kiwibank. To apply for one of our fairer, kinder loans, you’ll need to work with a Financial Mentor who can help you apply – see if you’re eligible here or find a financial mentor near you here .
Financial mentors are trained money experts who are qualified to provide financial advice to all New Zealanders. They’re free to visit for one-to-one assistance and they’re here to help, not to judge you. As part of My Money Kete, financial mentors are often invited to talk about different money topics on My Money Kōrero (our closed Facebook group), so joining these online sessions is a good way to learn more about money.
A financial mentor can help you make a budget, find ways to save money and reduce debt, and help you apply for one of Ngā Tāngata Microfinance’s zero-interest, zero-fee loans*. You can find a financial mentor near you here.
Read stories & tips from My Money Kete members
Stories from our members
Helpful tips from our members
“I’ve cut out the takeaways and now I make ‘fake-aways’.”
“My Financial Mentor helped me clean up my debts and I’m saving $20 a week”
“I pay seven APs every month to cover upcoming expenses.”
“I’ve always had a veggie garden and it’s saved me so much money over the years.”
“I now plan my meals in advance so I don’t waste ingredients.”
“Freezing veggies and stewing fruit when they’re in season saves me heaps.”
Sign up for My Money Kete’s free tips and tools - and start getting ahead with money.
*We provide fairer, kinder loans to low-income New Zealanders, but we don’t provide financial advice.