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Fast track to your financial independence

With the most valuable working years ahead until your retirement, making the most of your earning power is critical.

This NZFP seminar explores those 10-20 years before retirement and how to go about putting the important financial structures in place so you are well set up for retirement. 

It is most helpful for those aged between 35 and 55.

  • Lifestyle planning – what have you got to work with?
    How much do you need now and in the future?
    How much do you need to save?
  • Debt management – what is good vs. bad debt?
  • Insurance – what do you need to protect?
  • Estate planning – what structures do you need to put in place? 

Seminar details:

  1. Time and date: Tuesday 23 October 2018, 12:00 – 1:30pm
  2. Location: Jack Erskine 121 – Ilam Campus
  3. RSVP via email, here>


‘Transition into Retirement’ – free seminar for 60+

Transition into Retirement is a seminar for people approaching retirement and are likely to be in the last 1-5 years of full-time employment.

This seminar targets a very narrow and specific target audience for the following reasons:

  • you’re moving from the ability to create financial independence into managing it
  • there are very specific issues you need to address
  • you’re unsure of the options you have to manage the wealth you have accumulated
  • you have worry and/or doubt about being able to enjoy life in retirement

You may be asking:

  • how do I replace my wages or salary?
  • how do I set myself up for retirement
  • how do I best manage my wealth in retirement?

If this sounds like you, then New Zealand Financial Planning (NZFP) warmly invite you to attend this seminar.

Date: Tuesday 4 September
Time: 12.00 – 1.30pm
Location: Erskine 121

Please register your interest for this seminar by contacting Shelley Dick via email or by calling 03 375 4040.

Longest serving Network Technician retiring

Learning Resources’ longest serving Network Technician Peter Cook is retiring after 22 years on the job. Chances are Peter patched your computer to the network at some time – possibly several times.

Peter started work at UC on 30 May 1996.

Many of you will remember Peter for his participation in various multi-disciplinary athletic endeavours, which included road running, cross-country, back-country,  cycling, swimming and kayaking.

More recently Peter and his wife Gaylene purchased a lifestyle block in North Canterbury where they now live and will no doubt keep Peter occupied in his retirement.

Peter will be farewelled at a morning tea on his last day on 11 August. His Learning Resources’ colleagues wish Peter and Gaylene all the best for the future and would like to thank Peter for all the work he has done to keep our network connected.

Thinking about planning for your future?

Retirement should be a time to look forward to, a time when there will be more opportunity to learn different skills, devote more time to hobbies or self development, travel or just relax. One of the most important keys to a happy and comfortable retirement is preparation, which means understanding your options to deal with all the changes you will face in retirement.

Come along to our Planning for Retirement workshop! We encourage all ages and partners are welcome.

When: Wednesday 18 November

Here’s what past participants have had to say about it:

“Very good workshop. I would encourage everyone, especially people in their 20’s & 30’s to complete this workshop rather than finding out later in life one hasn’t “taken care of business”.

“It is likely that we will be making changes based on what we learned today. Thought-provoking, a really worthwhile day”.

“Good to have a seminar that brings all these things together. Great incentive to “do something”.

To register: The form is on the course page

Not what you are looking for? Contact the L&D Team! learningdevelopment@canterbury.ac.nz