Budgeting Information

Budgeting Fact Sheet
The Cambridge Community House Budgeting Service is affiliated to the NZ Federation of Family Budgeting Services (NZFFBS). Our advisers have been trained to a high standard, and continue to receive regular ongoing training. We are a free service.
What we DO:
  • We will advise and help you, but we do not make decisions for you
  • Any information you share with us is treated confidentially
  • We will need to ask a lot of questions in order to understand your situation if we are to offer recommendations
  • We will help you prepare a budget or financial plan
  • We will ask you to sign a budgeting agreement which gives permission for us to contact and negotiate with other parties e.g. – creditors and other relevant parties
What we DO NOT do:
  • We do not take control of your money
  • We do not give or lend you money
  • We do not have a magic wand
If you decide to make an appointment below is a list of information to bring on your first visit.
What you need to bring to your first budgeting appointment:
Proof of Income
Your most recent copy of a
  • Pay Slip or
    Work and Income benefit breakdown
  • Bank Statement (Please do not bring an ATM printout)
Information about your outgoings
  • Latest Bank Statement
  • Rent/Mortgage/Board Costs
  • Recent Accounts; Power, Phone etc
  • Finance Agreements
  • Hire Purchase Contracts
  • Court Fines or Proceedings
  • Credit Card Statements
Links to the following websites:

New Zealand Federation of Family Budgeting
www.familybudgeting.org.nz

Sorted.org
www.sorted.org.nz

Insolvency
www.insolvency.govt.nz

Work and Income
www.workandincome.govt.nz/

Inland Revenue
www.ird.govt.nz