Money mistakes you make in your 20s

Money mistakes you make in your 20s Which of these rookie errors sound all too familiar when it comes to you and your squad? In your 20s, you might be saving for a plane ticket to go somewhere, a new car, your own pad, or just trying to keep your …

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 …

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 …

Money and other family values

Money and other family values At a time when spending is becoming ever more streamlined, it’s even more important for kids to understand the value of money. But how can parents and schools teach important money lessons without making kids feel anxious about not having enough or want more than …

Psych yourself into saving

Psych yourself into saving Whether you’re struggling to make ends meet or living comfortably, saving money can be something you’ll be finding hard to do. In her new book “Mind Over Money: The Psychology of Money and How To Use it Better” BBC broadcaster and psychologist Claudia Hammond shares insights …

7 little ways to be better with money

7 little ways to be better with money  Discover these 7 essential ways to change your money mindset and behaviour for good and feel richer for decades to come. 1. Develop your own value One of the most important investments you can make is in yourself. Whether that’s reading up …

What is the cost of raising a child?

What is the cost of raising a child? We take a look at the costs that come with raising kids through the different stages of their life. Laughter, joy and fun are some of the words associated with having kids, but there’s another word that often gets overlooked – expensive. …

Why buying too many items on sale could be costing you a mint

Why buying too many items on sale could be costing you a mint Are you rushing out to buy things you need, or could really be going without? We’ve all done it—seen something on sale (particularly over the Christmas/New Year trading period) and without a second thought, jumped to the …

Personal debt – maybe the mortgage isn’t so bad

Personal debt – maybe the mortgage isn’t so bad Household debt in Australia is high but more of us are taking a sensible approach to debt management. Nationally, our household debt ratio is nudging 200%. On paper it means we owe twice as much in debt as we bring home …