Money Talks for Better Ageing
We welcome older Victorians to our Money Talks for Better Ageing resources page.
An initiative of Australian Multicultural Community Services, funded by the Ecstra Foundation, these resources are designed for use in community-led discussions about money. Produced by Financial Counselling Victoria, the resources were co-developed with community members by Financial Counselling Victoria, Australian Multicultural Community Services and Seniors Rights Victoria.
As we grow older, what works best for us may change. Sometimes money does not stretch far enough and we may find it difficult to speak for ourselves about what we need.
The Money Talks for Better Ageing program is a gentle introduction to these issues.
If you would like to organize a community-led discussion for your community group on Money Talks for Better Ageing, please click the ‘Book now’ button.
Financial counsellors provide free, confidential and independent assistance. There are no visa restrictions and interpreters are available. Read more about the program…
Resources are provided below for your reference, download and use. These resources are available in 14 languages, simply select the language you use to view or download the resource.
A webpage detailing additional resources for older Victorians and people who work with them
If you have any questions about the program or the above resources, please feel free to contact us.
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Financial counsellors are qualified professionals providing free, confidential and independent support and advocacy to individuals experiencing financial hardship. Their work is person-centred and strengths-based; they listen to your story and help with options that respond to your needs and preferences. By identifying options, the financial counsellor empowers you to make better choices and improve your situation.
Financial counsellors mostly operate from non-profit agencies and work under credit licence and financial services licence exemptions which permit them to access financial information and negotiate with creditors on your behalf (with your consent). Practical assistance of this kind is of great value in resolving confusion and relieving stress.
Financial Counselling Victoria (FCVic) is the peak body for all financial counsellors operating in Victoria.
FCVic acknowledges the support of the Victorian Government.