Financial education news

News on financial education issues and the work of the Westpac Massey Financial Education Centre.

The Fin-Ed Centre in the media

Pocket Money

Juno – How much pocket money should you give your kids?

Dr Pushpa Wood helps tackle the sometimes tough issue.

Counting Money

JUNO - How to talk to your children about money - without nagging!

Dr Pushpa Wood shares some tips on discussing finances with your children.

Spending

Juno – How to ditch those bad spending habits

This article includes tips and ideas on how to change your bad spending habits.

Student Loan

JUNO - Should you help pay off your child's student loan?

Dr Pushpa Wood provides some advice on the difficult question of whether to help with paying your child's student loan.

Recording Spending

JUNO - Is a diary the answer to your spending woes?

Dr Pushpa Wood discusses advice from a recent financial capability summit on ways to make a positive financial change including maintaing a spending diary.

Student saving tips

Massive – Student saving tips

Dr Pushpa Wood shares some insight in how students can best manage their money.

Herald – Retirement spending

The New Zealand Herald's article asks 'How much is enough?' and highlights the Fin-Ed Centre's retirement spending survey.

Juno – New Zealand's financial capability

Juno magazine featured commentary on New Zealand's financial capability from the Fin-Ed Centre.

Westpac – NZ ranks no.11 for financial literacy

This article on the Westpac website questions if New Zealand's ranking matches our capability.

STUFF - YOUNG PEOPLE STRUGGLE WITH FINANCES

Parents can help their children relate to financial concepts by relating them back to daily life, says Pushpa Wood.

Fin-Ed Centre News

NZ Super is not enough, but most retirees doing ok
The latest Retirement Expenditure Guidelines confirm New Zealand Superannuation is not sufficient to fund the retirement most people want, but most...
Proposed KiwiSaver changes good, but don’t go far enough
KiwiSaver expert Dr Claire Matthews says proposed changes to the scheme being considered by government are a step in the right direction, but could...
Superannuation shortfall widens – but it’s not all bad news
The gap between NZ Superannuation how much retirees spend has widened significantly and many are working beyond the age of 65 to pay for the...
Should student debt be a parent's problem?
It's the million-dollar question for many parents out there - if your child has a student loan, should you help them to pay it off? Dr Pushpa Wood...
Fin-Ed Centre director recognised by Indian community
Dr Pushpa Wood has received the Indian Diaspora Award in recognition of her contribution to education and improving New Zealanders' financial...
Five budgeting tips for retirement planning
Retirement can be expensive. It's hard enough to calculate how much money you'll need to live, let alone how to plan for hidden and unexpected costs.
Should you give your kids pocket money?
As director of the Westpac Massey Fin-Ed Centre, one of the most common questions Dr Pushpa Wood gets is, 'Should I give my children pocket money?'

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