Money Week 2012
The Reserve Bank was proud to have participated in Money Week, as part of its efforts to promote financial literacy.
Money Week was an initiative led by the Commission for Financial Literacy and Retirement Income – the team responsible for Sorted.
During Money Week, free financial education activities were undertaken by many different organisations around New Zealand, including money management, investment seminars and competitions for school children.
For more information visit the Money Week website.
Compound Interest Podcast
The Reserve Bank of New Zealand has prepared a short multimedia presentation to explain the concept of compound interest, and how it affects your savings.
Read the transcript of the podcast.
Community groups, schools and organisations involved in financial literacy are welcome to post a link to this podcast on their websites or Facebook pages.
The Reserve Bank has released a new edition of its popular guide to managing the risks involved in saving and investing.
Upside, downside: A guide to risk for savers and investors has been commissioned by the Reserve Bank and written by investment commentator and bestselling author, Mary Holm.
The publication is a revised version of Mary Holm's 2004 booklet Snakes and Ladders. It includes updated information and explains how investment risks apply to KiwiSaver.
Free copies of Upside, downside: A guide to risk for savers and investors can be obtained from The Knowledge Centre, the Reserve Bank of New Zealand, PO Box 2498, Wellington, 6140, by phoning 04 471 3660 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
View the online version of Upside, downside: A guide to risk for savers and investors (PDF 1MB).
To mark Money Week, the Reserve Bank Museum ran daily guided tours.
These tours explain the Bank’s role in issuing currency and maintaining price and financial stability.
Tours are open to the public - please contact the Reserve Bank to book your place. Schools tours are by arrangement only.