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Kiwis’ ‘she’ll be right’ attitude to insurance could backfire

03-09-2018 Money Week

The financial impact of not being prepared to ‘weather life’s storms’ is the theme of this year’s Sorted Money Week, running from September 3-9. Our first area of focus is insurance.

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Culture of saving needed to prevent harm of bad debt

01-09-2018 Money Week

The Minister for Pacific Peoples, Mr Aupito William Sio, had a strong message when he helped the CFFC preview Money Week at Mangere Markets on September 1.

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Money Week 2018

20-08-2018 Money Week

'Weather Life's Storms' is the theme of this year's Money Week, running from September 3-9. See how you and your organisation can get involved.

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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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