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6 steps to get your money stuff together

Posted on 01. May, 2019 by .

If you’re like three out of four Australians, you may have started the year without a proper budget.i  Research indicates that over a third of us believe budgeting is too much effort and almost one in five Aussies say budgeting takes too much time.i  Here are some easy wins to keep you on the right […]

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How to adult—a quick guide to personal finances in your 20s

Posted on 01. Apr, 2019 by .

Getting to grips with debt, budget and cash flow It’s a pity there’s no handy ‘How to’ book to teach you about adult life, especially when it comes to finances. It’s something that you need to learn on the job.  To make the task easier, here’s a breakdown of the three trickiest areas to get […]

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Would you like to retire by 40?

Posted on 01. Mar, 2019 by .

Many younger Australians are joining the Financial Independence, Retire Early (FIRE) movement. Is it right for you?  When you’re starting out in the workforce and building your career, retirement can seem like a long way away. And with the age at which you can access your super and age pension creeping up—not to mention the […]

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5 life insurance questions you’ve always wanted to ask

Posted on 05. Feb, 2019 by .

What impact do factors like your weight, age and smoking status have on your ability to buy life insurance?  Life insurers take into account a number of different factors when assessing insurance applications, but asking your insurer about the impact these factors might have can sometimes be difficult.  Here are the answers to some commonly […]

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Holiday budgeting tips — How to avoid a travel debt hangover

Posted on 01. Jan, 2019 by .

We’ve all had the feeling. You step off the plane from Bangkok still buzzing, images from your holiday flitting through your mind—the Parthenon, Big Ben, the Eiffel Tower. What a trip…you’re not going to kiss the tarmac or anything but it’s good to be home! You post the final selfie to Instagram on your mobile […]

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Super investment options – what’s right for you?

Posted on 01. Dec, 2018 by .

Choosing the right super investment options at the right time could make a difference to how much money you have when you retire. When it comes to your superannuation, the investment options you choose today and in future may impact how much money you retire with.  If you haven’t selected an investment option within your […]

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I’m young – do I need life insurance now?

Posted on 01. Nov, 2018 by .

Life insurance is usually not something people think about until they begin to accumulate assets, debts and dependants. And there can be a fair amount of information to sift through, including some little known and commonly misunderstood facts.  But you shouldn’t leave it too late in life to think about your cover. By ensuring you […]

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How Australians will use their tax return

Posted on 01. Oct, 2018 by .

© AMP Life Limited. First published August 2017 With nearly one in three people planning to save their tax return, have you considered what you might do with yours?  This year more than 75% of Australians expect to receive a tax return, with a large portion of the population planning to use the money they […]

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How to deal with financial stress

Posted on 01. Sep, 2018 by .

© AMP Life Limited. First published January 2018 – nearly 1 in 3 affected Close to one in three Aussies is feeling the pinch financially, with money worries reportedly leading to sleep loss, conflicts in relationships, isolation, as well as a range of other things.1 These were the findings from the inaugural Financial Stress Index, […]

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Are you entitled to a tax deduction on personal super contributions?

Posted on 01. Aug, 2018 by .

© AMP Life Limited. First published April 2018 This financial year is the first time that employees can claim a tax deduction for their personal super contributions. Personal super contributions made during the 2017-18 financial year can now be claimed as a tax deduction by most Australian workers. This follows changes made by the government […]

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