Tag Archives: Financial Services

6 ways to reduce your credit card debt once and for all

Posted on 01. Dec, 2019 by .

Here are some tips to start paying off your debt $45 billion. That’s how much Australians owe on their credit cards.i Now, perhaps that’s no drama if we’re not paying too much to access credit and we’re managing to avoid interest charges by paying back what we owe on time. But we paid a collective […]

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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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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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One in three Aussies travel without protection

Posted on 01. Mar, 2018 by .

© AMP Life Limited. First published October 2017 It’s that time of the year when our thoughts turn to summer holidays, but amid the excitement of choosing a destination, don’t forget to arrange travel cover. In the last three years, one in three Australians have headed off internationally without the protection of travel insurance. If […]

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Be the boss of your cash

Posted on 01. Feb, 2018 by .

© AMP Life Limited. First published 15 October 2017 If, like many others, your life and money feels a bit like a juggling act – paying bills here and there… and “Uh oh, forgot about the council rates, guess that one’s going on the credit card”. You may be thinking that having some extra cash […]

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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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