Tag Archives: Clinton Smith

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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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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Spending more to the tax office than you should?

Posted on 03. Jan, 2017 by .

Can you keep more money for yourself and work towards being better off from 2017? As the year-end fast approaches, it’s a good time to think about how you can start working towards being better off. Before the end-of-year holidays start shifting into full swing and before you know it you’re splurging your hard-earned money, […]

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Women are building financial intelligence

Posted on 04. Mar, 2016 by .

International Women’s Day on 8 March encourages us to aim for parity for women. On average, Australian women are paid 17.1% less than meni. They also tend to spend more time away from paid work to have children and care for loved ones which impacts their income, savings and superannuation. The good news is things […]

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Intergenerational wealth transfer

Posted on 16. Mar, 2015 by .

Intergenerational wealth transfer – or in simpler terms, passing on assets to your family, can be, and often is, a huge issue for all family members concerned. If done well and executed properly, it can make a real difference to the financial position of the recipients. If misjudged or poorly handled, it can cause enormous […]

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Saving in a material world

Posted on 23. Feb, 2015 by .

  It’s not easy to be thrifty in our consumer society. We’re surrounded by so much temptation that it can be difficult to avoid spending money. So why not try taking a break from spending? If you can tighten your belt on the little things, it can help ensure you have enough for the odd […]

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New Year’s resolutions for a wealthy 2015!

New Year’s resolutions for a wealthy 2015!

Posted on 25. Jan, 2015 by .

At this time of year, many of us will commit to do things a little differently in the New Year – to improve ourselves, help others or the environment, or simply avoid doing the same things all over again! Head of Retail and Corporate Business, Craig Keary from AMP Capital has some sage advice: “Health […]

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Merry Christmas from the Team at Abound

Posted on 17. Dec, 2014 by .

The Team at Abound Financial & Lifestyle Planning would like to wish you, your family and friends a Merry Christmas and a happy, safe and prosperous New Year! We’ve had a great year here at Abound and in our special Christmas video below, we introduce our new team members and share a few financial planning […]

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New Centrelink rules: affecting Government age pensions and other benefits

Posted on 25. Nov, 2014 by .

On 1 January 2015, Centrelink income test rules are changing to be less favourable for account- based pensions. However, clients who receive a Centrelink benefit and have an allocated or account-based pension in place before then will maintain their current favourable income test treatment. Do you need to take action now? If you are over […]

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