Tag Archives: Financial Advice Melbourne

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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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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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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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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What’s your biggest obstacle to financial success?

Posted on 01. Dec, 2016 by .

Science reveals how our human­ – hardwiring can get in the way and cost us much more than we think. As humans we have changed a lot over time. Vast periods of time have seen us adapt and evolve – from hunting for food to ordering online and as our behaviour has changed, our brains […]

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Blinded by optimism

Posted on 01. Nov, 2016 by .

We’re designed to believe bed things won’t happen but it pays to think clearly and put plans in place, ahead of time. Behavioural science reveals that it’s in our nature to believe bad things won’t happen to us in the future, even if we’re accustomed to bad things occurring in the past. It may be […]

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