September 08, 2016
Community groups tackle money sense
Community and Maori organisation involved in budgeting and financial literacy will compare notes tomorrow on how they can help whanau get out of debt and build wealth.
The Grassroots Money Sense hui is organised by the Auckland Financial Literacy Practitioners and Providers Network as part of Money Week 2016
One of the speakers, Janice Thompson from Te Awa Ora, says a lot of her Manurewa-based community development trust is about putting things in plain issues and then working alongside people to help them achieve their goals … such as putting aside enough for a deposit on a house.
"Some of our key messages are knowing what's coming in and what's going out and being able to tell your money where to go rather than wondering where it went. Being able to put together a good budget that works for them. It's got to be realistic, it's got to work for them, otherwise it won't last long," she says.
Janice Thompson says many whanau come from backgrounds where money was never discussed in positive terms, and they have little idea of how it works.
The Grassroots Money Sense Hui runs from 9 to 4 at the Fickling Convention Centre on Mount Albert Road, Three Kings.
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