Te Ara Ahunga Ora Retirement Commission’s Sorted Money Week is back for another year – kicking off Monday 8 August until Sunday 14 August.
Sorted Money Week is an annual awareness campaign which has been shining the spotlight on all thing’s money for the last decade.
This year’s focus is on giving Kiwis the chance to ask the money questions they have been wondering about and receive personalised answers, useful tools and other helpful tips.
Tom Hartmann, Personal Finance Lead at Sorted.org.nz, says “Sorted Money Week gives you the chance to get the information and tools that you need to make good financial decisions.
“So often people don’t talk about money, but opening up and getting advice can make reaching your goals easier to achieve.”
Kicking off the week will be a series of free webinars and live events on a range of money topics.
The Public Trust and Sorted are teaming up to present ‘Just wondering...about death, money & the future. The webinar looks at good financial wellbeing, with experts discussing those questions that are hard, but set us up for future success.
Sorted is also offering Money Mind webinars that delve into the ‘why’ behind our financial decisions and how our relationship and challenges with money are shaped by our attitudes and beliefs.
“Many of our choices in the way we handle money are a result of our personal tendencies, preferences and habits,” Hartmann says. “The kind of money household we grew up in plays a key role – was it either more calm or stressed environment? Did you have more open conversations about money or closed ones?”
The National Strategy for Financial Capability partners have also jumped on board, with events from Kernel, Enable.me, and Ngai Tahu’s Whai Rawa, as well as community initiatives providing a chance to get involved and learn more. A full calendar of Money Week events is available on Money Week event calendar » Sorted
Still have a burning money question? Kiwis are encouraged to go to Sorted.org.nz and ask any money question they have during Money Week and get a personal response sent straight to their inbox. Stuck for ideas? Watch out for the most popular questions popping up on digital billboards around New Zealand cities.
Sorted at Work and Te whai hua – kia ora, Sorted in Schools are also getting in behind Money Week to provide opportunities for employees and students to learn more about financial capability. Sorted at Work is providing 20 free Money Mind webinars and Sorted in Schools is running their own “Just wondering” question competition.
“Sorted Money Week provides the opportunity to build knowledge about money and contribute to your personal well-being – by learning the skills that can be building blocks for your future,” says Hartmann
“Take that the first step on your money journey or know how to grow your money and build a legacy for yourself or your family. There is no better time to start than today!”
Notes to editors:
Sorted is a free service run by Te Ara Ahunga Ora Retirement Commission, the government-funded, independent agency dedicated to helping New Zealanders get ahead financially.
As New Zealand’s trusted personal finance site, Sorted has the information needed to tackle debt, plan and budget, save and invest, dial up your KiwiSaver, plan for retirement, protect what's important, and manage a mortgage. Providing tools, guides and blogs, Sorted can help no matter where you are at when it comes to money.
About Te Ara Ahunga Ora Retirement Commission
Te Ara Ahunga Ora Retirement Commission aims to help New Zealanders to retire with confidence. Retiring with confidence means New Zealanders feel secure they’ll have resources to live and the know-how to make ends meet.
We focus on three areas: Retirement Income Policies, Retirement Villages and Financial Capability. Te Ara Ahunga Ora runs Sorted, Sorted at Work, Sorted in Communities and Te whai hua – kia ora, Sorted in Schools.
About Sorted Money Week
Sorted Money Week runs from 8–14 August. This year's theme “Just wondering” means Kiwis can ask the questions they have been thinking about and provides a safe place to reach out and find answers they can trust.
In addition to the webinars and live events, you can jump onto Sorted.org.nz and submit questions and read blogs and get the answers to over 100 money questions in Te Reo Māori and English. A wide range of financial subjects are covered including Investing & Saving, Budgeting, Debt & Loans, KiwiSaver, Retirement Planning and Your Money Mindset.
For more information, or to arrange any interviews contact:
Elizabeth O’Halloran - Communications Specialist,
Te Ara Ahunga Ora Retirement Commission
Mob: +64 21 749 467