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Little Black Book a first in the fight against scams

06-09-2018 Money Week

New Zealanders have a new weapon in their defence against scammers – a booklet detailing different types of scams, how to avoid falling for them, and what to do if you’re caught.

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Will they, won’t they – half of Kiwis have no will

04-09-2018 Money Week

The Money Week theme of resilience includes protecting the interests of your loved ones should the worst happen.

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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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