77 of our team members were trained as Managing Your Money facilitators this financial year. Since the programme’s launch in 2006, we have taken Managing Your Money to more than 90,000 participants across Aotearoa. We have also supported 25 SeniorNet tutors to facilitate jointly created content to their Learning Centre Members.
Celisse Moyer from Westpac’s Christchurch office is one of our Managing Your Money facilitators, who teaches financial education workshops in her spare time. Celisse is a Lending Services Manager by day, but after successfully paying off $70,000 worth of debt within three years, she’s on a mission to help New Zealanders with their finances.
“I facilitate one-day courses, online sessions to the general public and some more in-depth three-week sessions with a girls’ high school for school leavers. We’ve been talking about student loan debt and credit card debt.
"Several of the schoolgirls have told me no-one has ever talked to them about money, and they’re really interested in learning about budgeting and spending,” Celisse said.