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The Fin-Ed Centre worked with Workplace Savings NZ on New Zealand’s first Retirement Expenditure Guidelines to help prepare New Zealanders for the cost of living in retirement.
This report looks at housing affordability amongst New Zealanders. It is based on a survey conducted in April 2014 amongst a Westpac Bank customer panel asking questions around current home ownership, why some remain in rental accommodation and key concerns for potential and current home owners.
The FinEd Centre has been awarded a grant of over $64,000 to conduct primary research with Maori women to gain insight into their spending habits.
This will help to equip young Maori women with the tools and resources to make wise financial decisions.
Some 300 New Zealanders, aged 18-20, are taking part in a baseline survey of their financial literacy and experience of financial education. The survey, starting in 2012, is being repeated with the same participants every five years for 20 years to understand their needs for financial knowledge at different life stages.
In an effort to cultivate a culture of financial good health, the government of Timor-Leste made the financial education of its “under-served” people a priority.
Following wide consultation and garnering the support of its financial sector, the government then commissioned the expertise of Massey University’s Dr Pushpa Wood to work with the Central Bank of Timor-Leste to develop a national strategic plan for financial literacy.
As a financial education leader in New Zealand, the Westpac Massey Fin-Ed Centre has launched an initiative to improve professional standards in the sector.
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Last updated on Thursday 29 March 2018