What is Money Week to you?

Auckland City Harbour News - - YOUR PAPER, YOUR PLACE - ROB STOCK

Money Week is upon us again so ex­pect a lot of ad­vice to come your way.

To me, Money Week, which starts on Septem­ber 5, is a bit like Fa­ther’s Day.

It’s nice to get a bit of ex­tra at­ten­tion, but it doesn’t feel spe­cial.

When you’ve got chil­dren who make you proud, ev­ery day is Fa­ther’s Day.

Sim­i­larly, ev­ery week is Money Week when your job is writ­ing about money.

Money Week does have a use though, and it is sim­i­lar to the use many peo­ple put birth­days, Christ­mas and New Year to.

Dates on the cal­en­dar can pro­vide mo­ments to judge our progress.

I no longer get ex­cited about my birth­day (you don’t when you’re 45) but it’s a day on which I take stock, and judge my achieve­ments and fail­ures in the pre­vi­ous 12 months in the life of Rob. Ditto New Year’s Day.

Some of the mus­ing is money-

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