Many Australians put their ‘out of office’ on come summer holidays. Families relax by the beach, connect with old friends, watch the cricket, or go camping by the river.
But for many families, the end of that summer fun can come with a shock: back-to-school costs for children.
ANZ’s Saver Plus is helping families ease their financial anxiety when it comes to back-to-school costs through Saver Plus’s annual ‘Back to School’ campaign.
Eligible participants that complete the ten-month program learn invaluable knowledge and have their savings matched (up to $500 AUD) by ANZ for education-related expenses.
Kylie, a past participant of the Saver Plus program, first heard about the program through her son’s school newsletter.
“[I thought it], would be a great opportunity to learn more about budgeting, while saving for my son’s laptop for school,” she said.
While participating in the program Kylie learnt valuable tips on saving and how ‘little things’ purchased during a weekly grocery shop can add up.
“When I now go grocery shopping, I try not to buy the little bags of lollies,” she said. “These little extras really do add up. For somebody who doesn’t have any idea about saving and budgeting the program was really insightful and valuable.”
Kylie completed the program in 2021 and has not looked back.