"When people reach the point they're sick of wasting food and money, they're ready to commit."
Groups hit hardest included renters, Māori and Pasifika and those in precarious employment.
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The Trusts Act will replace the Trustee Act 1956 on January 30.
Labour says it will introduce a tax rate of 39 percent on income over $180,000.
Households are encouraged to use the powerswitch website to check if they're paying too much for power.
Financial experts suggest saving three-to-six months of income.
The Commission for Financial Capability says for one in five New Zealanders, financial and relationship stresses go hand-in-hand.
A Kiwi woman is urging others to plan for the unexpected and get a will in-place.
The average Westpac customer has a credit card limit of $8500 and a balance of just over $2000.
Public Trust says wills are just as much about leaving memories as material possessions.
A silver lining of the pandemic is that people have kept more money in their pocket.
Economists now expect the Official Cash Rate to fall below zero by mid-2021.
If goods or services can't be provided, customers may be able to get their money back.
Finance experts say it's an important time to get guidance.
With the exception of 18-30 year-olds, attitudes towards money have improved.
An ANZ confidence survey shows people intend to reign in spending
Lotto's $26m Powerball is up for grabs but players are more likely to win by saving.
Prices dropped 0.6 percent in the June quarter, but were up 1.1 percent year-on-year.
A quarter of Kiwis plan to invest in the coming year.
Withdrawing savings now could result in 25 percent less income at retirement.
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Members have until June 30 to qualify for the free Government contribution.