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12 ways to enjoy summer without spending a fortune

Posted on 02. Jan, 2018 by .

© AMP Life Limited. First published December 2016 If you’re wondering how you’ll make ends meet this silly season, check out these tips on how to spend, without spending every cent.  Summer in Australia can often be one of the busiest times of year with end-of-year work parties, Christmas, family gatherings, mini holiday breaks, not […]

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Six traits of Australians living the dream

Posted on 01. Dec, 2017 by .

Published in August 2017 by AMP Advice Almost one in four Australians (23%) believe they are definitely or mostly ‘living the dream’, according to recent research from the Financial Planning Association.¹ Here are six traits that have helped them to achieve their dreams. 1. Strong personal habits Australians living the dream are family oriented, spending […]

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What to do when you come into money

Posted on 01. Nov, 2017 by .

Published on Advant Plus in July 2017.  Article by AMP Life Limited. Whether you’re faced with an inheritance, redundancy package or winning lottery ticket, it’s wise to consider your financial situation and future goals.  For most of us, a financial windfall isn’t something that comes around very often. And while the extra cash is welcome, […]

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How to cope with losing independence

Posted on 02. Oct, 2017 by .

Published in Advant Plus on the 11th of May.  Produced by AMP Life Limited If you or a loved one is experiencing a loss of independence, you may be able to maintain a sense of control.  Few, if any of us, look forward to losing independence. In fact, research reveals that 75% of older people […]

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What’s your debt age?

Posted on 03. Sep, 2017 by .

Produced by AMP Life Limited 23/1/2017 The types of debt we have largely depends on our age and stage in life. For most of us, having debt in some form or another is an inescapable fact of life. And despite its reputation, debt is not necessarily a dirty word. If managed well, it can be […]

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Five tax deductions to know about

Posted on 01. Aug, 2017 by .

Published by Advant Plus in March 2017 You’re probably well aware you can claim a tax deduction for general work-related expenses. But did you know you may be able to claim If: 1. You take a course or study. You may be able to claim a portion of self-education expenses if it’s related to your […]

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Safeguard your ability to pay off your home loan

Posted on 01. Jul, 2017 by .

By AMP Life Limited and originally published on 19 December 2016 at https://www.amp.com.au/personal/news-education/education/your-questions-answered/what-happens-if-i-cant-make-my-home-loan-repayments It’s not unusual that life can be smooth sailing one minute and throw you a curveball the next.  You might be hit with an injury or illness, a reduction in income or redundancy, a separation from your partner, or even a death […]

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Estate planning and why you need a super plan

Posted on 01. Jun, 2017 by .

By AMP Life Limited and originally published 6 October 2016. When it comes to passing-on your super money, you need to put specific plans in place so the right people end up with it when the time comes. You’d probably rather be doing something other than thinking about your own mortality. But because your super […]

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Can refinancing my home loan save me money?

Posted on 01. May, 2017 by .

By AMP Life Limited and originally published on 16 November 2016 at https://www.amp.com.au/news/2016/november/can-refinancing-my-home-loan-save-me-money By replacing your existing loan with a new one, you could take advantage of a better deal. Even if you secured a competitive package when you first took out your home loan, it’s worth reviewing each year¹ to ensure the interest rates, […]

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Can delayed gratification help you with your finances?

Posted on 01. Apr, 2017 by .

By AMP Life Limited, originally published 10 June 2016 at https://www.amp.com.au/news/2016/june/how-can-delayed-gratification-help-finances Are you the type of person who always has to have the latest clothes, smart technology or gym gear?  If you answered yes to this question, you could be a person who likes instant gratification, that is, you like to indulge in instant reward […]

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