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

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.


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

Fin-Ed Centre News

Why you should care about your staff’s finances
Your employee's financial concerns and problems are your problems too, writes Fin-Ed Centre director Pushpa Wood.
A DIY approach to retirement planning
How much should I save for retirement? It's a question that often freaks people out - but that doesn't need to be the case because there's plenty of...
Superannuation shortfall still significant for most
Rising housing and household utility bills mean most Kiwis' superannuation payments still don't cover their costs of living, despite an increase in...
Fin-Ed Centre secures grant to study Māori enterprise
Massey Business School researchers will study the financial capability of Māori enterprises, with the help of a $30,000 grant from the SkyCity...
Cultural response could improve Māori financial literacy
A report on the spending habits of Māori women has identified that a culturally-responsive community model could help improve financial literacy...
Young Kiwis expect NZ Superannuation to change
Most young people believe there will be big changes to New Zealand Superannuation by the time they retire, according to a new Westpac Massey Fin-Ed...
Young Kiwis lack skills in budgeting and saving
Young New Zealanders still lack knowledge in budgeting, saving and investing according to the Westpac Massey Fin-Ed Centre 2015 Student Financial...

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