Money and You Blog

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Money resources for Kiwis
Want to improve your finances but don't know where to start? Here's a handy list of blogs, podcasts, books, magazines and videos to help you out.
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Women and Finance in New Zealand
New Zealand has taken great strides in the fight for gender equality, but there's still a lot to be done. FSC Content Manager Clarissa Hirst looks at where we’re at, and how much further we have to go to improve the financial wellbeing of our wāhine.

Saving and Budgeting

Tips on advice on day-to-day personal finance (and how to make it more interesting!)
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Could a rainy day fund improve your wellbeing?

There are several ways you can get a handle on your financial wellbeing and lessen the stress that comes from money worries. Setting up a rainy day fund is one of them.

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Are budgets really that boring?

Budgets have a bad rap, and it’s time to change that. Done right, they’ll actually let you do more of the things you love and as a result help you to enjoy the life you want even more than you already do.


Financial advice

Where do you go when you need help with your finances? 
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What is financial advice?
If you've been tossing around the idea of getting some help with your finances, we've answered some common questions that might clear things up for you and help with your decision.  
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Getting help with your finances

Here’s some information on the different kinds of financial support available in New Zealand, whether you’re navigating crises like global pandemics, buying a house or want to learn how to better manage your money.


Financial wellbeing

There’s a clear link between money and wellbeing, with over half of Kiwis agreeing that financial issues affect their overall wellbeing. While New Zealand has been one of the luckier countries during Covid, the pandemic still significantly impacted our wellbeing, confidence, resilience, job security and financial preparedness. Yep, it was a rough one, but instead of casting away 2020 as a bad year, consider the lessons you can take from it.

In this series of blogs, we look at how you can move forward and become more financially well.
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How to move forward after a crisis
Unexpected events do happen - recessions, global pandemics, health issues - these things can all cause setbacks to your finances. We have some strategies on how to emerge financially confident and well.
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How to move forward after tragedy strikes
When the worst happens, it can feel overwhelming, and money is the furthest thing from your mind. Here are some ways you can get back on your feet.
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Your new year financial wellbeing checklist

Put your financial wellbeing first this year and help improve your health and happiness. Find out how with our handy New Year financial wellbeing checklist.

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How to move forward after losing your job
Redundancy is immensely difficult – not just for the person who has lost their job, but for their loved ones – it is possible to move forward from it and emerge better off than before. Find out how.
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How to move forward after money mishaps
We all make mistakes, and some of them can cost us a lot of money. What's important is that we learn from these mistakes. Here's how you can bounce back.

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