Jan 8, 2008

financial skills course

while waiting for the lift (elevator) this morning, my eyes caught a flyer on the bulletin board. i don't remember the title but it had "saving money" in it. of course i checked it out!

if you're in Wellington, New Zealand, please check the site out. it's not free though ($20 for a 3-hour session) but you might just benefit from it, especially if you're the type who'd rather sit and listen than spend hours on the internet researching (just like me).

Financial Skills Course at The Open Polytechnic of NZ.


  1. Some community education institutions offer financial courses for that sort of price. Here's a good place to start looking: http://www.xtend.co.nz/communityed/

    Going back to school (for a few hours anyway) is a great opportunity to network and why not pick up another career-advancing/income-generating skill while you're at it?

  2. Hey dnp9529,

    Thanks for sharing that link! I'll go check that out.

    I suggested attending that course to j but he wasn't sure that he'd learn much. He might change his mind if I present to him more options.


  3. Maybe you can convince him with this parable. :-)

    Nan-in, a Japanese master during the Meiji era (1868-1912), received a university professor who came to inquire about Zen.

    Nan-in served tea. He poured his visitor’s cup full, and then kept on pouring.

    The professor watched the overflow until he no longer could restrain himself. “It is overfull. No more will go in!”

    “Like this cup,” Nan-in said, “you are full of your own opinions and speculations. How can I show you Zen unless you first empty your cup?”

    Alternatively, you can get free budgeting advice from people like your local Citizens' Advice Bureau or the Salvation Army.

    If you're seeking a bit of a motivation, how about enrolling in a free Home Ownership Education workshop? I plan to attend one this year as part of my mid-term goal of owning a house, yay.

    Good luck, tasha!