Some shocking results in survey on New Zealanders’ finances
Canstar Consumer Pulse Report 2022:
- More than half spend more than they earn — especially young
- ⅔ don’t have enough rainy day money
- Nearly ¼ don’t save anything
- Only 45% are debt-free, excluding mortgages
How you might change your habits
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