Minimal vs FOMO: what are young people really up to with their money?

Minimal vs FOMO: what are young people really up to with their money? The spending habits of our younger generation show that experiences mean more to them than buying stuff. So are they better at managing money than their Boomer or Gen X parents? Or is FOMO leading them into …

Why an emergency fund should be your first investment (Video)

Why an emergency fund should be your first investment (Video)  Saving money for a rainy day might not seem like the best start to investing for the future, but it’s actually a very important part of any plan to grow your wealth. Find out how much you need and …

How to spend more to save Penny wise, pound foolish rings true today

How to spend more to save The old saying “penny wise, pound foolish” couldn’t ring truer than in today’s throw-away world of overconsumption and excessive production of disposable items. Did you know that many manufacturers have been using techniques to deliberately reduce the life of a product to increase its …

7 money personalities you may identify with or want to avoid

7 money personalities you may identify with or want to avoid Are you the friend that shouts more than what you can afford, or the one that’s happy with a handout because no one knows struggle street like you do? When it comes to money and people’s behaviour, you may …

11 wedding budget planning tips

11 wedding budget planning tips The happiest day of your life doesn’t need to be the most expensive.  For some couples, the most expensive day of their life will be when they tie the knot, with around 35%1 of newlyweds blowing their wedding budget before they even walk down the aisle. …

Affordable school holiday activities

Affordable school holiday activities We asked our readers for their top tips to keep the kids entertained during the school holidays without blowing the budget. AMP News&insights ran a competition on Facebook asking our readers for budget-friendly ways to keep the kids busy in the school holidays. Art and craft, …

Your money goals and how to reach them

Your money goals and how to reach them It’s easy to have big ideas about your financial future, but harder to achieve them. As most dieters know, you can follow the best dieting program, but struggle to stick to it. The same is true for your financial goals, whatever they …

How can I prepare my finances for having a family? (Video)

How can I prepare my finances for having a family? (Video)  Louise Lakomy CFP® Louise has a wide range of experience and depth of knowledge in all facets of financial planning providing advice over 15 years specialising in retirement strategies. As part of the Financial Planning Association’s Ask a …

Get your new financial year game on

Get your new financial year game on We’re about three quarters of the way through this financial year, but don’t worry, you’ll be wearing a confident grin by June 30 with this list of eight things to do now to get new financial year ready. Download our checklist and tick them off …

How to save money by reviewing your providers

How to save money by reviewing your providers Review your utility and other service providers regularly to make sure you’re getting the best deal. I’m not someone who enjoys listening to hold music and I’d rather spend my time online shopping than checking out gas and electricity offers, so as …