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Money and work are clearly closely linked, but we don't always talk about how one can hold you back from the other.
Financial worries are a big problem in New Zealand, with research from the Commission for Financial Capability showing that 69 per cent of us are concerned about money. That's a clear majority.
The impacts are wide-ranging, including creating problems in our personal relationships, or some people feeling physically ill.
But the stress about money can also hurt our ability to make it, with a worrying 10 per cent of people between 18 and 34 taking regular days off work to deal with money problems.
Other people are spending hours at work trying to fight personal financial fires, or are less productive because they're so stressed.
Clearly this is impacting lots of us – so should employers step up to help, and how could they do it?
For the latest Cooking the Books podcast I talked to Nick Thomson from the Commission for Financial Capability.
We discussed how money stress can hurt your career, why they started the Sorted at Work programme, and whether employers should just be paying you more.
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