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The New Zealand Federation of Family Budgeting Services is encouraging Kiwis to make a regular date night with their calculator, bank statements, budget and cashflow. Read more
Originally posted here: http://www.stuff.co.nz/the-press/business/9037828/Welfare-debt-tackled-more-than-tax-fraud
By Laura Walters
Government agencies are more likely to write off unpaid tax than welfare debt, new research shows. Read more
New Zealand’s only budgeting help line has just topped 15,000 callers.
0508 BUDGETLINE (283 438) is a free number that you can call from mobile phones, something important to a typical caller says Raewyn Fox, CEO of the New Zealand Federation of Family Budgeting Services, who operate the line. Read more
New Zealanders are learning the hard way how to cope with redundancy. It seems that every week another factory is closing down, another business disappears, and workers are left to manage as best they can.
“There’s no good time to be made redundant,” says Raewyn Fox, the CEO of the New Zealand Federation of Family Budgeting Services. Read more
Anna Williams, Marlborough Express
Hundreds of people in Marlborough live below the poverty line, and the problem is only getting worse, says a Marlborough budgeting expert. Read more
Media statement by Hon Paula Bennett, Minister for Social Development, Associate Minister of Housing
The Government is supporting people on low incomes by investing more money into organisations providing budgeting advice and support.
“In recognition of the good work budgeting services do to help people manage their income, an extra $1.5 million has been allocated for 2013/14.” Read more