Why Money Matters – FSC Launches Video Contest for Kids


The FSC is hoping its latest initiative will get students talking about money and help them win $2,000 for their school.

It’s launched a competition for New Zealand school children and all they have to do to enter is make a three-minute video explaining why money matters to them.

“We want to foster conversations about money in schools, families, and communities,” says FSC CEO Richard Klipin. “The more we start talking about it, the better off we’ll all be.

“We’re looking forward to getting some really creative videos about why money matters to people.”

Winning entries will receive $2,000 cash for their school, along with other prizes to support financial literacy programmes.

Students will also have their entries screened at the FSC’s ReGenerations Conference in Auckland on 22-23 September.

For more details on the competition, which closes on 20 August, see the contest website here.

The FSC conducted research in 2020 that showed there’s a connection between money and wellbeing. Its 2021 research into wellbeing shows Kiwis are still underprepared for personal financial shocks.

“This is partly because we lack a good understanding of the language of money,” says Klipin. “Conversations about our finances begin in our schools, homes and communities. That is why we came up with the Money Matters Competition.”