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25 May 2015

Money2Budget – a free APP

Developed by our own SAFCA Member and Board Member Samantha Forsyth this free money management app can be downloaded from www.centacarecdpp.org.au

Enquiries sent to generaladmin@centacarecdpp.org.au

 

 

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22 May 2015

On-Line Training for Financial Counsellors dealing with credit reporting questions

ADVANCE NOTICE: Soon to be released! CreditSmart.org.au has developed online self-paced modules designed to equip financial counsellors answer client questions regarding credit reporting.  It has been developed by ARCA Members – supported and endorsed by regulators and consumer advocates.  Discussions are occurring for making the online course available at no or low cost for financial counsellors. WATCH THIS SPACE!

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19 May 2015

FCA Funding Secure for 2 Years

The Hon. Scott Morrison Minister for Social Services announced $1mill in funding for a further 2 years to the FCA during his opening speech at the FCA Conference in Canberra this morning.

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12 May 2015

Mental Health First Aid – Hallett Cove workshop

SAFCA members and student counsellors attending the 2 day Mental Health First Aid workshop at Hallett Cove this week.  It has been a great opportunity to gather resources, learn  valuable information and discuss strategies for recognising and managing someone dealing with issues of mental health who may present in the office.

A second workshop is happening in June at Bowden and also at Mt Gambier. Check the Professional Development site for information and registration forms.

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7 May 2015

Postcard from Adelaide – FOS’s Recent Newsletter focuses on a SAFCA Member

Source: www.fos.org.au/the-circular-21-home/fos-news/postcard-from-adelaide.jsp

A SAFCA member and financial counsellor is the focus of an article in the latest FOS Newsletter.

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6 May 2015

The impact of ‘financial conversations’ on client behaviour and confidence – a report

Source: goodshepherdmicrofinance.org.au/sites/default/files/Life%20Changing%20Chats%20Report_April%202015.pdf

The findings of a study into the impact on the behaviour and confidence of individuals where the microfinance worker and their client engage in a financial conversation. The study has valuable findings to support the value of looking beyond the immediate presenting crisis to effecting long term change through intentional talk that informs and empowers the individual.

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6 May 2015

Consumer Credit Law Centre SA Website goes Live!

Source: consumercreditsa.org/

A new and valuable online resource for people with consumer credit issues or questions. A very useful resource for Financial Counsellors.

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4 May 2015

Compare gas & electricty costs

Source: www.energymadeeasy.gov.au/

The link takes you to the free, independent, Australian Government website developed to help consumers compare all the generally available energy offers in their area. It also contains a range of other useful information and tips to help consumers understand energy and their rights and obligations.

 

 

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1 May 2015

Good news on electricity costs

Source: www.sacoss.org.au/sacoss-welcomes-aer-decision-sa-power-networks-proposal

A small but positive step towards assisting South Australians with the costs of using electricity.

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27 April 2015

National Consumer Fraud Week Campaign – May 18 to May 24

Source: www.scamwatch.gov.au/content/index.phtml/itemId/1215865

Watch out for this week long campaign – the focus will be on data theft and being on the lookout for scammers.

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