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 …

Relationship rules for your finances (Video)

Relationship rules for your finances (Video)  Your relationship might be rock solid. But any romance can come unstuck when you fall out over money. Keep those financial squabbles at bay with our friendly guide to joint finances. If you have a question you’d like answered by a professional financial …

Balancing career, family and time (Video)

Balancing career, family and time (Video) Australians who are living their dream are planners. They believe in their ability to create the life they want and they are not afraid to ask for help or seek advice. Balancing career, family and time …. Here Christina and Richard Taylor explain how meeting a …

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, …

Get back what you put in – the power of investing in yourself

Get back what you put in – the power of investing in yourself What do you really want out of life? Investing in yourself is an important way to prepare for achieving your personal goals. Here are 5 ways to make sure you’re ready to meet the future as your …

Environmental and financial costs of fast fashion

Environmental and financial costs of fast fashion Avoid becoming a fashion victim by understanding the real cost of fast fashion. You might have a friend who wouldn’t be caught dead in the same outfit twice. But what’s the real cost of fast fashion –  the buy it, wear it once, …

When to charge your kids board

When to charge your kids board It’s not just those aged 20 to 24 living at home – about 5% of people 40 and over are also sharing a roof with mum and dad. I recently came across a news story about a hapless New York couple, who have taken …

What to consider when buying a car

What to consider when buying a car Here’s a list of questions to ask yourself when you’re on the hunt for a new set of wheels. Whether it’s new or used, buying a car isn’t something we do very often. It might be your first big purchase, so it’s something …

How to deal with financial stress

How to deal with financial stress – 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.i These were the findings from the inaugural …