A corporate responsibility program
In December 2005 the ANZ set down ‘Customer, People, Community & Environment goals.
Chief Economic Officer, John McFarlane, says that the ANZ is determined to be a role model for how successful, modern corporations work with, and behave towards, their customers, people and the communities in which they operate. “We have been managing and monitoring these indicators for a number of years now and view them as integral to the long-term success of our company.”
The www.moneyminded.com.au project is part of this approach.
It is a community service style website, that gives us all the opportunity to improve our financial literacy, and provides a free program to help achieve this. www.moneyminded.com.au
The project compliments the work of the Australian Financial Literacy Foundation (AFLF) and their recently launched national campaign. It was designed by financial counsellors in conjunction with the ANZ and meets the ‘Essential Elements’ eligibility and assessment requirements set down by the AFLF.
It was initially delivered (in a workshop format) by not-for-profit organisations including The Benevolent Society, The Smith Family, Berry St Victoria and The Brotherhood of St Laurence. Despite needing to deliver the program, the community organisations simply do not have the resources to deliver the program so ANZ helped out.
The reason for the program:
Many of us could be saving for our children’s education or family holidays sooner simply by getting more ‘MoneyMinded’. The program has been designed for everyday Australians and can help people learn how to plan and save for the future by learning:
The program also gives good basic info about everyday finances, loans and credit, superannuation and investment basics.
Read on to see how your approach to money stacks up!
Ten tips to get Money Minded
Common Spending Leaks (Results based on a 5 day working week)
Let’s know what you think?