Monday 3 August 2020

Neighbourhood Houses Victoria, in partnership with The Salvation Army Moneycare, is hosting a series of online sessions titled ‘You’re the Boss’ to assist people who are feeling financial pressures due to the effects of COVID-19 or otherwise.

The sessions will be run by Financial Counsellor Sandra Kington, with the aim of providing practical tips which help people stay in control of their finances and improve their relationship with money.

To register for the sessions, click on the following links:

  • 13 August - Intro to Money / Why Budget
    Explore facts about money, creating new money habits, spending leaks and the benefits to sticking to a budget.
  • 20 August - Everyday Savings
    Explore how you can make savings when it comes to everyday spending like shopping, insurance and energy.
  • 27 August - Loan Traps and Contracts
    Explore what to look out for when it comes to pay day loans, rent-to-buy and mobile phone contracts.
  • 3 September - Taking care of Christmas
    Christmas is often a costly time of year for many families. During this half-hour session, explore how to handle Christmas costs in a sustainable way.

Important things to note:

  • Each session will go for around 30 minutes and will take place via Zoom - registrants must have a Zoom account set up to access the meeting.
  • To respect the privacy of all participants, this session will not be recorded.
  • You are not obliged to identify yourself during the session or have your camera on.
  • Information collected through the registration process will not be shared with any third party, and will only be used for the purposes of these sessions. Your details will not be used for any other purposes.
  • These sessions are for general information and advice purposes. They do not provide an opportunity for one-on-one financial counselling. If you are seeking financial counselling, please visit the Salvation Army website for information.

About Sandra Kington

Sandra Kington has been financial counsellor for Salvation Army MoneyCare in Shepparton for five years. As a Financial Counsellor, she works with communities that are in financial hardship, providing a confidential and free service to help people deal with their current financial situation and learn how to manage money well in the future.