Money Advice

New Zealand money mentor, Dave Diggs, helps us with his advice on saving money, making money, how to get a personal loan without falling into a trap, and how New Zealand families can get the most out of their finances.

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Top 5 New Year’s Financial Resolutions

See Crester's Top 5 New Year's Resolutions for 2021 to help you start off the year on the right foot

Christmas savings with Secret Santa and creative gift schemes

Save money at Christmas time by getting the whole family on board with a low-pressure gift-giving plan

NZ Finance Company Price Comparison – Who Is the Best?

Which NZ FInance Company is the best when an emergency strikes and you need money fast?

How to Get A Loan If the Bank Says No

Banks decline loans for all sorts of reasons, so where can you go to get a loan when the bank says no?

Can I Get A Loan If I’m On A Sickness Benefit?

When you’re on a sickness benefit and you get hit with emergency expenses, what do you do?

How Crester Credit Helps Kiwis

Crester believes NZ's government shouldn't only consider banks as the main support for people who need a loan, and support responsible smaller lenders also.

Bad Credit Loans

In this article we discuss what a bad credit loan is, the side effects of having a bad credit rating, why we offer them, and how to apply for a loan.

Best Budgeting Apps in NZ – 2020 Update

We're revisiting our popular 2019 Best budget app reviews to find the best money management tech tools for kiwis

Renovation loans to take advantage of new building consent exemptions

New Building Consent Exemptions commence on 31 August 2020, it might be time to consider a home renovation loan to make the most of this new building environment

Money-Saving 101 – Tips & Tricks

Money Mentor Dave Diggs shares no-nonsense money-saving tips to help you get ahead. Stop sweating the small financial stuff and move forward into financial freedom.

Should I get a Mortgage Holiday?

There has been a lot of media coverage during Covid-19 about banks offering mortgage holidays to their customers as a way of giving them a break from repayments during a time where finances can be tight...

Debt Consolidation Loans – A Tactic During a Downturn

During a downturn, one of the first things people start to look at is consolidating their finances to ease their financial burden and make things more manageable.

How to get a car loan?

Crester Credit can eliminate the biggest stress when you undertake the already stressful process of choosing the perfect car for you: finance

Can A Retired Person Get A Personal Loan?

Some banks make it incredibly difficult for anyone over 65 years old to get a personal loan. Not Crester Credit, where we are all about fairness and helping Kiwis.

The Money Mentor – Money & the Coronavirus – How New Zealand families can prepare for a recession

In this podcast, Dave gives us expert money advice in relation to the effect of the coronavirus and how New Zealanders will be affected.

The Money Mentor – Tips on How to Take Out a Loan (Borrow Money)

The Money Mentor on How to Take Out a Loan

The Money Mentor – How To Manage Your Spending

The Money Mentor on How to Manage Your Spending

The Money Mentor – Learn About Money

The Money Mentor on analysing spending habits to learn more about where your money is going

The Money Mentor – TV Made Me Fat

The Money Mentor draws comparison between fitness and budgeting, two necessary evils that you just have to do!

The Money Mentor – Money Saving Tip

The Money Mentor discusses saving money and time when it comes to the work-life/entertainment balance

The Money Mentor – Are You Wasting Time?

The Money Mentor asks the question: Are you wasting time?

The Money Mentor – How to Save Money

The Money Mentor gives tips on How to Save Money

The Money Mentor – How to Budget

The Money Mentor gives tips on How to Budget

The Money Mentor – Advice everyone is screaming for

He's the Money Mentor. The ordinary New Zealand bloke who's achieved extraordinary career milestones and now wants to share his knowledge to help those around him.

Loans for Vet Bills

If you're feeling overwhelmed by an impossibly large invoice for treatment for your beloved pet, Crester can help you with a loan for your vet bill.

How to Get a Personal Loan

If you've been asking questions such as ‘how do personal loans work’, or ‘how can I get a personal loan’, you've come to the right place!

How to Reduce School Costs

There is no such thing as a free education in New Zealand, as any parent of school-age children could tell you.

13 ways to teach your kids about money

You've heard about the importance of teaching children the Three Rs? It's never too soon to teach your kids financial literacy also. We've put together some powerful tips on how to help your kids understand money.

Top tips for reducing the cost of Christmas

Still with 150 days until Christmas, people simply should not be talking about it yet. And yet, the pressure has begun already! We've put together a few tips to help take the stress out of Christmas time.

How to avoid paying twice over for your new car

It pays to do your calculations before you start, because the method of payment you choose to buy your new car can dramatically alter the total cost to you.

The 10 Commandments of Borrowing Money

Are you thinking about borrowing some cash? Here are the Crester 10 Commandments of Borrowing Money to help you make a decision about applying for a loan in...

5 Easy Tips For Reining In Your Spending

We all know we are supposed to budget, but the reality is that over a quarter of New Zealanders live payday to payday with no back-up savings for emergency situations...

5 Tips For Taking An Inexpensive Holiday

Has work and life got you stressed? Perhaps its time to relax and enjoy yourself! Here are 5 tips to taking an inexpensive holiday...

5 Reasons Why You Should Get A Loan For Home Improvements

Home improvements can be costly, which is why a lot of homeowners sweep their list of repairs under the carpet. However, pushing aside home repairs and not making..

What To Do When You’re Overwhelmed With Bills

How many of us have been overwhelmed with bills?  I’m guessing most of us have at some time or another. Here are some tips to help you get through this difficult time!...

Get a car loan from Crester Credit – your trusted loan partner

Crester Credit is always on your side - we can help you get the best car loan possible with the minimum stress and hassle. We offer fuss free vehicle loans, for cars, boats,...

10 Red Flags That Your Spending is Out of Control

If you’re reading this, chances are you’re already worried that your spending is out of balance. And if you’re worried, then you’re probably right. If you’re the kind of...


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