Posts Tagged ‘cost of living’

Budget harder for low income households

Monday, October 1st, 2018

The price of crude oil has risen sharply. It will increase the cost of living, joining a range of other unavoidable purchases. For households on lower incomes, the weekly budget just got much harder. It is a good time to look closely at household budgets and seek help if the budget doesn’t balance. International crude Read more

Price of progress hurts Kiwis – two incomes have trapped many families

Tuesday, July 17th, 2012

The rampant cost of living means two-income families are increasingly worse off than single-income families were a generation ago – and it is threatening to put them under. While median incomes and the number of women in the workforce has risen substantially, the money that families are putting into servicing the long-term commitments of a Read more