Tag Archives: Financial Advice Melbourne

Making the most of record-low interest rates

Posted on 01. Oct, 2019 by .

The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) took the cash rate to a record low of 1% in July, bringing mortgage rates to their lowest level in more than half a century. However, the low cash rate also means your money in the bank could be earning less interest. Why did the RBA cut rates? Rate […]

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Women and Money: Challenges and financial strategies

Posted on 01. Aug, 2019 by .

Many women are still lagging behind in their longer term super savings.i There are several reasons for this that are often out of a woman’s control. However, women can try certain strategies to improve their financial situation. What’s holding women back financially? Women face some very real and specific challenges when planning to put money aside […]

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Planning Your Aged Care Needs

Posted on 09. Jul, 2019 by .

The wave of older Australians will continue to grow over the coming decades. As such, we can no longer afford to ignore the issues around aged care with over 1 million retirees already accessing aged care services in Australia. Planning ahead can help to demystify aged care and reduce stress levels. With awareness and pre-planning, […]

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What kind of money parent are you?

Posted on 01. Jun, 2019 by .

Many parents approach the topic of money differently, but could your way of doing things influence your kids’ success? The majority of Aussie mums and dads recognise that they’re accountable when it comes to shaping their children’s perspective around money matters. A recent report published by the Financial Planning Association of Australia (FPA), revealed parents […]

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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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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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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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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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