Budgeting Response To COVID-19
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Budgeting Response To COVID-19

At Level 1, VisionWest Budgeting is now open for face to face appointments but will still continue to work with existing and new clients via telephone and email if needed.

Our service hours are Monday – Friday, 8.30am – 5pm. If you wish to speak to the budgeting team, please get in touch:

Email: Budgeting@visionwest.org.nz

Through the website here.

Phone: Debbie Griffiths 027 808 5770

 

Common Covid-19 Budgeting questions – Part 1

For some of us this time has brought some money challenges with it. VisionWest Budgeting is helping you deal with these challenges by providing information, website links, and practical tips and tricks to help strengthen whānau’s finances. CLICK HERE for Budgeting Tips – Part 1.

 

Saving on Power and Subscriptions – Part 2

This is part two of a series of practical hints and tips to help you improve your personal finances. Today we look at saving money on power and subscriptions. CLICK HERE to view.

 

Drop in Income? – Part 3

Facing a sudden drop in your income from the Coronavirus crunch? Here are 7 tips taken from sorted.org.nz. CLICK HERE to view.

 

What is the Commerce Commission? – Part 4

The Commerce Commission is New Zealand’s consumer watchdog enforcing the law to ensure businesses trade fairly and lend responsibly, including fair trading and consumer credit contracts laws. CLICK HERE for important information regarding borrowing from the Commerce Commission. Contact our Budgeting Team today if you have any queries or need to discuss your options further.

 

12 Easy Ways to Save on Household Bills – Part 5

Check out these ways to save on household bills – tips taken from Money Hub NZ www.moneyhub.co.nz

Needs vs Wants – Part 6

To quickly determine the difference between a want and need, think of a need being something required for survival. Needs are water for drinking, food to eat, clothing to keep you warm, and shelter to live in. On the other hand, a want is everything else. Wants are there to make life a little more enjoyable. List your needs vs wants on the worksheet provided, then compare actual “want” spending with the weekly, monthly and annual calculating table. It’s a shocker to see how much we can spend on coffee’s in a year!

CLICK HERE for Needs vs Wants worksheet

CLICK HERE for weekly, monthly and yearly calculations.

If you are currently a client of VisionWest Budgeting

The Budgeting Team will contact you regarding your appointment and find a way to ensure your session works for you. This could be face to face, by phone, text, email or video-chat.

In the meantime, if you wish to speak to the budgeting team, please get in touch:

Email: Budgeting@visionwest.org.nz

Through the website here.

Phone: Debbie Griffiths 027 808 5770

If you are not currently a client of VisionWest Budgeting:

If you have a need for budgeting, contact the VisionWest Budgeting team.

Email: Budgeting@visionwest.org.nz

Through the website here.

Phone: Debbie Griffiths 027 808 5770

Additional information

We are still working through some of the details regarding our services during the lockdown and will continue to update our website as things change.

If you are an employer or employee – please go directly to the WINZ page regarding wage subsidies by clicking here.

Please remember to wash your hands and to be kind to each other as we work through this challenging time together.

Kia maumahara te horoi ō ringaringa, a, ka mahi tātou ki tēnei wā uaua kia atawhai atu tātou ki a tātou.

For any health-related questions about COVID-19 please contact the dedicated COVID-19 Healthline number (0800 358 5453). You can also visit www.covid19.govt.nz for more information.

Waea atu ki te waea COVID-19 Healthline (0800 358-5435) mo ngā pūkōrero mo COVID-19 ara, haere atu hoki ki te pae tukutuku www.covid19.govt.nz

Me noho haumaru  •  Me whakaora i ngā tangata  •  Me whakamutua te mate

Stay safe  •  Save lives  •  Stop the virus





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