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Worker with Down Syndrome battles to release KiwiSaver savings

11-08-2018 Real lives

Action by mother Joan Fairhall on behalf of her 39-year-old son, Tim, to have his KiwiSaver funds released early is being supported by the Commission for Financial Capability (CFFC), and its head, Retirement Commissioner Diane Maxwell.

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68 in 2038 - how to be financially secure

In 20 years time, 1.3 million New Zealanders will be aged 65+. How can we best prepare to be financially secure? This story through the eyes of a 68-year-old woman was supplied by the CFFC to the Office for Seniors to use in its Ageing Population Strategy consultation.

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Investment scams - a cautionary tale

David's experience in successful investing didn't prevent him falling prey to a sophisticated scam. Here's how to avoid a trap the CFFC sees all too often.

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Scam-call blocking device to be trialled by CFFC

A call-blocking device that prevents scammers and unwanted callers from harassing landline owners will be trialled by the CFFC, which is calling for volunteers.

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CFFC helps Defence Force get fighting fit financially

The armoury of tools provided to New Zealand Defence Force personnel now includes financial capability courses aimed at enhancing their financial security and preparing them better for their retirement.

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KiwiSaver law changes adopt Retirement Commissioner’s recommendations

Proposed changes to KiwiSaver in a bill introduced to Parliament will open the scheme to people over 65 for the first time, and enhance it for thousands of others.

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Ageing workforce white paper highlights the need to act

A joint-agency white paper addresses the issues of the ageing workforce, reinforcing the CFFC's ongoing work in this area.

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New vacancy: Kaitakawaenga – Student Financial Capability

Join an organisation transforming how we achieve sustained behaviour change with financial capability for New Zealander’s.

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