Tag Archives: Saving Money

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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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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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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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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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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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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A bump in the road, then a new start

Posted on 04. Apr, 2016 by .

Taking stock of how your life’s traveling at the start of a new year is a great idea but you might feel more urgency if you’ve recently come to the end of a serious, long term relationship or gone through a divorce. What’s next, you want to know. How do you rebuild your life, is […]

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It must be true, I saw it on the news

Posted on 14. Jan, 2016 by .

  “Good evening and welcome to the evening news. Our top story – the All Ordinaries rose by one point on limited trading with little economic data of any consequence released today”. That’s a line viewers are unlikely to hear when they flick on the 6pm news. It’s not very dramatic, and it’s not bad news. […]

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The power of budgeting

Posted on 28. Sep, 2015 by .

A budget can help you work out what you’re spending money on and when Are you aware you need to change your spending habits, but not sure where to start? A budget can help you get back to basics and work out what’s going where and when. Whatever your plans, a budget can help you: […]

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