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Bright future ahead for financially savvy Kiwis

Published: Tue 20 Nov 2007 03:35 PM
Bright future ahead for financially savvy Kiwi kids
The Retirement Commissioner has applauded the launch of the Figure it Out series – a set of books designed to help New Zealand students learn more about finances.
“The Figure it Out books have made financial education accessible and fun for Kiwi kids. This is a major step in ensuring our kids grow up to be financially savvy,” says Retirement Commissioner Diana Crossan.
“A basic level of financial skill is essential for people to make informed judgements and take good decisions regarding the use and management of money.
“These books have put financial information right into the classroom and they use real life examples that Kiwi children can relate to,” Diana Crossan said.
Last month New Zealand became one of the first countries in the world to introduce personal financial management into the school curriculum.
The Retirement Commission is one of the groups that has been working with the Ministry of Education since 2004 to embed personal financial education into the national curriculum.
Its independent and impartial website, Sorted.org.nz, has a range of resources and information targeted towards upskilling New Zealand children about money matters.
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