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The FSC is a non-profit member organisation with a vision to develop and grow the financial confidence and wellbeing of New Zealanders. 

Our 95 members manage funds of more than $95bn and pay out claims of $2.8bn per year (life and health insurance). Members include the major insurers in life, health, disability and income insurance, fund managers, KiwiSaver and workplace savings schemes (including restricted schemes), professional service providers, and technology providers to the financial services sector.

The people who work for our members are Kiwis just like you who want all New Zealanders to grow up with the knowledge to make smart financial decisions that will help them lead fulfilling lives.

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The Financial Services Council conducted research in 2020 that showed there's a connection between money and our wellbeing. Our most recent 2021 research into wellbeing shows Kiwis are still underprepared for personal financial shocks. This is partly because we lack a good understanding of the language of money.

Money, when it is used wisely, can help us lead happier lives, support our friends and whānau, and help us in an emergency. 

Conversations about our finances begin in our schools, homes and communities. That is why we came up with the Money Matters Competition. 

We want to foster conversations about money in schools, families and communities around the country. Because the more we start talking about it, the better off we’ll all be.

WHY ARE WE RUNNING THE 'WHY DOES MONEY MATTER?' COMPETITION?

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WHAT IS THE 'WHY DOES MONEY MATTER?' COMPETITION?

This competition asks schools and students to submit a 3 minute video that answers the question: Why Does Money Matter?

How you answer this question is up to you. Perform a song or dance, make a short film, interview someone you know, or make a Tik Tok. The main thing we’re looking for is that you tell a story about why money matters.

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