Who We Are
How we can assist you?
Free yourself from financial stress with a tailored budget and caring, confidential support from us.
Have you ever wondered what you could achieve with your income? A free budgeting session will give you the insight you are missing.
With our help, you can stop living week to week, put a debt management strategy into place and start saving.
We are a free advocacy service for individuals and families who find themselves in difficulties because they have taken on too much debt, or they have to pay bills that they hadn’t foreseen. With others, it may be a situation where there simply isn’t enough money coming into the household to make ends meet.
Everybody’s circumstances are different
Our specially trained mentors have the experience and the knowledge to match our services to your needs.
A budget is key to getting on top of your finances. We are here to provide you with a personal budget that is tailored to you and your lifestyle. Better budgeting is a skill you can learn with our help.
My Money Strategy offers a range of services.
Depending on your requirements, it may be that you simply need assistance on how to budget, and perhaps a little help to get things sorted in the short-term. Or your financial worries may seem overwhelming, and you want a helping hand to smooth a pathway to a better future, with longer-term support. For every financial problem, there is a solution, and we will help you find the best one for you.
We can provide short-term relief from financial stress by keeping payments up to date and negotiating with creditors to set up affordable repayment plans.
If your household income is irregular we can help to smooth out the financial situation so there’s always enough money each week to buy things like food and petrol or to cover rent.
We can enable regular payments on time for debts, loans, mortgages and credit card accounts, which can save you money on interest and penalty charges.
We use our good reputation with creditors to negotiate temporary reductions or possibly a cessation of debt and other payments.
We can also help with:
- Debt collectors
- IRD debt
- Work & Income issues
- Restructuring of debt
No Asset Procedures and Summary Installment Orders to avoid bankruptcy.
We have a whole toolbox of solutions – everybody’s circumstances are different.
We educate, inspire and advocate for positive financial wellbeing for everyone.
Registered charity with the New Zealand Charities Commission (CC22992)
Our qualified Financial Mentors meet with you face to face either at your workplace, at various locations across Auckland or via an online training session on your computer in the comfort of your own home. Session length is typically a minimum of 1 hour.
Terry Hoskins - Chair
Terry Hoskins is a director of Approach Limited, a consultancy firm, and several other organisations. He works with all types of enterprises and delivers solutions that draw from the best available knowledge and technology, which does not involve excessive cost. Terry has a particular interest in helping people develop a tolerance for uncertainty, avoid its many and various disruptive effects, and benefit from the opportunities it brings.
Drew Glucina - General Manager
Drew has more than 35 years of professional experience in executive leadership roles across the private, public and social sectors. She has founded and operated her own strategy consulting companies and managed New Zealand’s leading third sector organisations, with deep functional and industry expertise in driving growth, revenue, innovation and scale. She is bilingual, and passionate about improving the lives of communities by finding economic, health and cultural solutions.
Dr Abid Al-Atafi - Senior Financial Mentor
Abid is a professional certified Financial Mentor. Utilising whānau-centric and strengths-based approaches - Abid assists clients to identify their financial goals and develop a financial plan of action. His practice focuses on ensuring immediate positive results and debt reduction.Abid also provides professional development for other financial mentors in New Zealand.
- My Money Strategy ensures best practice and is part of a professional national network, FinCap, who are funded by the Ministry of Social Development as part of their Building Financial Capability initiative.
- Westpac Massey Fin-Ed Centre – Dr Pushpa Wood ONZM – Director of Financial Education and Research Centre.
- Auckland North Community and Development Inc
- Community Accounting Aotearoa
- Chartered Accountants of Australia and New Zealand
- Institute of Directors
- School of Accountancy, Massey University.