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Hundreds of volunteer budget advisors across NZ work really hard to help people escape the debt trap. It's a hard job, often an emotional one for both client and advisor, but the rewards are amazing.
I've interviewed many clients after they've learned new skills in order to manage their money better thanks to someone - an advisor - who gave them a hand up rather than a hand out. Many clients feel a real weight has been lifted of their shoulders as they start to look forward to the future.
On 26 August many advisors will come together and learn new skills as to how their important role can really help to build stronger communities. They'll be attending CBNZ's (Christian Budgeting New Zealand Incs) 6th National Conference, to be held at Hutt Baptist Church, in Lower Hutt. Mick Duncan - great speaker and pastor and Sam Chapman - social enterpreneur, are two of the fantastic guest speakers at this exciting event.
Budget advisors do an amazing job and keeping them well trained and motivated is very important in order that they can continue to help people in need. (www.cbnz.org.nz).