Financial Mentors work from 200 financial mentoring services, from more than 300 locations throughout Aotearoa. They provide advice to anyone who is struggling with debt, or who wants to plan for the future.
Community foodbanks help people and whānau to put food on the table, when times are tough, by offering free food parcels.
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MoneyMates is aimed at people who are repeatedly experiencing financial hardship, or who may be more likely to encounter financial difficulty, or who simply want to learn financial management and budgeting skills.
Facilitators help a group of participants to talk openly about money and finances (not necessarily about specific details of their own debt, but about, choices, options and behaviours).
Together, over several weeks participants will:
BFC Plus provides intensive one-on-one support to clients and their whānau by qualified and skilled individuals known as Kahukura (leads/champions). The Kahukura strengthens connections and encourages peer to peer learning by working closely with clients and their families linking them with health and social services.
More than a budget, participants get caring support and debt counselling for as long as you need it to go debt free!
Financial Advisors give information and advice about financial planning, insurance, investing and other financial services.
Usually you pay for their advice.
Must be a qualified financial service provider and registered with the Financial Markets Authority (FMA).
Financial Mentors provide more than budgeting. They provide a one-on-one service sharing knowledge and information, focusing on empowering people. They work alongside a person, their family and whānau, building trust and taking into account their situation, culture and needs.
Usually the service is free.
Qualified and part of a service in partnership with FinCap.