The Federation of Family Budgeting Services says the number of New Zealanders needing help with their household budgeting continues to place pressure on community organisations.

The Federation is the professional body for budgeting services, with 162 member organisations across New Zealand. CEO Raewyn Fox says they have just completed a statistical gathering round and the results make for interesting reading. “We’ve been seeing over 45,000 client families each year for the past few years. This places significant pressure on our services yet we’re continuing to see incredible results from budget advisers with stretched capacity,” Fox said.

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The Tindall Foundation supports The Federation of Family Budgeting Services with funding so that New Zealanders who need help and advice with budgeting can readily access free local services to help manage their debt and live within their means.