Budget Advice Staff Stretched

People should exercise caution with their spending over Christmas and seek help if they are facing financial difficulties, says Tauranga Budget Advisory Service manager Diane Bruin.

“A problem shared is much better than hiding behind the financial issues people face every day. Our budgeters offer ideas and assistance that people may not otherwise be aware of.”

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More Wage Earners Using Buget Help

The biggest debt the Tauranga Budget Advisory has dealt with was more than half a million dollars and co-ordinator Diane Bruin says more wage earners and people with mortgages are seeking help.

A Bay family lost their home and went bankrupt after owing more than $500,000 in mortgage arrears, accumulated debt and hire purchases.

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