30 July 17
Posted by Esther Goh and Jane Luscombe 9 Comments
What The Finance?!
Thanks to all who joined us for our live event today!
If you missed the Facebook Live stream, watch the replay below (starts at approx 2:40).
Ladies, we’ve got an online event coming up that will give all of us an excuse to take a moment out of our hectic lives and focus on ourselves.
We know that women are good at managing money day-to-day, but not so great when it comes to the long-term.
On July 30 our What The Finance event will give you everything you need to focus on your finances and work out how you can help your future self without sacrificing the stuff you love now.
We’ll have a team of friendly experts (scroll to the bottom for the full list) standing by to inspire you with a live chat from 2pm – 4pm, a range of tools to help you plan your future, and our WTF quiz written especially for your stage in life – whatever your age – so you can see exactly where you are and where you’d like to be.
Tell your mates, your mum, your daughters, your sisters, heck tell the woman behind you in the queue for the bus or train, and join women throughout New Zealand in getting our futures sorted.
If you've got more chance of finding a unicorn than getting a bit of peace and quiet in your home, do not despair!
Print off this handy letter, stick it somewhere it can't be missed (like on the fridge door/the family computer/tablet/remote control), barricade yourself in a room with only one entry/exit and refuse to open the door (unless the smell of home baking is wafting through).
What if I'm busy at 2pm on July 30?
You can access the quiz here at any time, including the week before and indefinitely after the event. You will also be able to see all of the answers from our experts on the Sorted community forum and can contact us at any time about the tools and guides.
How will the live Q&A work?
We will have a team of experts standing by from 2pm – 4pm on July 30 to answer any questions you may have about your money. Just go to our Sorted community forum – you’ll need to log in – type in your question and we’ll answer it live. There will be a new Q&A category set up specifically for the event, simply click into this and then start a new topic in order to post your question.
How do I log in to Sorted?
Register for a free Sorted account by clicking on the ‘sign up’ button on the home page. All we need is your email address, a password, your name and date of birth. Signing up will not only allow you to post in the community forum, you’ll also be able to save your Sorted tool calculations, so you can come back in the future and see how you are progressing.
Do I have to use my own name in the forum?
No, you can post anonymously once you are logged in. All you have to do is change your screen name. It’s quick and easy:
- Click on your name near the top of the screen
- Choose Account Settings from the drop down options
- On the Setting screen, select Display Name from the left hand menu
- Type in your new display name and click Save
Can you give personal advice?
No, the answers we give will be of a general nature. For example, we can’t tell you what you should do with your KiwiSaver funds or your mortgage, but we can give you information about the options you can consider, where to go next, and explain anything that you don’t understand. And don’t be shy: no question is too basic.
The expert line up
When you hear the title ‘retirement commissioner’ you probably wouldn't picture someone on a longboard flying past you down the street. It's one of the ways Diane likes to spend time with her young family, which is fitting as her goal as commissioner is to improve the financial wellbeing of people of all ages, not just retirees. Ask Diane about preparing for retirement, women and money, and anything else relating to financial capability.
Award-winning financial columnist Mary Holm has a strong following for her Q&A personal finance column in the Weekend Herald. You’ll be able to ask her any burning questions you have and get an instant answer, including about the hot topics of KiwiSaver and investing for your retirement.
If you’ve got any questions about general insurance, then Sarah Knox is your woman. She is the communications manager for the Insurance Council of New Zealand and can help with questions around home, contents, car and boat insurance – anything that covers your assets not your life or health.
Deborah has provided personal financial advice since 1988, first as a senior financial adviser in banking followed by ten years at accounting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers. You may have seen her on Money Doctor and the Fair Go Money Special on TVNZ, now you get the chance to ask her any questions you have around personal finance.
Need a hand with any of the tools on Sorted? Esther is the digital specialist at Sorted, and worked on the relaunch of the site in 2016. She can help with questions about how to use the calculators and what they are for.