Tag Archives: Financial Goals

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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Your retirement questions answered

Posted on 01. Jul, 2018 by .

© AMP Life Limited. First published January 2018 If you’re wondering what you might do with your super money when you do access it, remember there will be a number of things to weigh up and look into. How can I take my super? Taking super as a lump sum A lump sum could help […]

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Why it pays to contribute to your partner’s super

Posted on 01. Jun, 2018 by .

© AMP Life Limited. First published March 2018 If your other half is a stay-at-home parent, working part-time or out of work, adding to their super could benefit you both financially.  If your spouse (husband, wife, de facto or same-sex partner) is a low-income earner or not working at the moment, chances are they’re accumulating […]

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Love and money? It’s not about control

Posted on 01. Apr, 2018 by .

First published February 2018 While talking about money is not the most romantic way to spend an evening, it’s worth putting some time aside to explore shared goals and the way you manage your money as a twosome. Our approach to managing household finances can make a big difference to the health of a relationship. […]

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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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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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Should you own the roof over your head?

Posted on 03. Oct, 2016 by .

When it comes to the rent-versus­ buy debate, like many of our clients you may be weighing up the pros and cons. You might be thinking that you’d love to buy a house but it all seems out of reach right now. Are you asking whether it’s still a good idea to invest in property […]

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Social Security Age Pension Assets test changes in January 2017

Posted on 01. Sep, 2016 by .

You may be aware that the Age Pension assets test will change from 1 January 2017, impacting the thresholds by which the value of assets owned (excluding the family home) are based on, before you may lose your eligibility for the Age Pension. These changes are aimed at increasing the amount of people eligible for […]

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Retraining your savings brain

Posted on 01. Aug, 2016 by .

Where there’s a will there’s a way, especially when it comes to saving. The latest scientific findings reveal that although fewer than 25 per cent of us have a genetic predisposition to squirrel money away for the future, we can all learn to save if we set our mind to it.  According to Dr Hersh […]

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Get ready for the first year of retirement

Posted on 01. Jul, 2016 by .

Will you be a honeymooner, a go – getter or a relaxer? The first year of retirement is one of transition in which you will need to adjust to major changes that can bring big rewards. Some of the changes may include; preparing mentally for the shift to not working full-time, adjusting to not getting […]

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