Federal Budget 2021-22

2021-22 Federal Budget roundup As the COVID economic landscape continues to take shape, Australian Federal Treasurer Josh Frydenberg has handed down the 2021-22 Federal Budget. Among the proposed changes, he announced continuing tax relief for lower earners, help for older Australians to save for retirement and more assistance for first home buyers. Read on for a round-up of the proposals, and a look at how they might affect your household expenses and financial future. Remember, at the moment these are just …

14 money mistakes to avoid in your younger years

14 money mistakes to avoid in your younger years Here’s a list of things you could stop doing if you no longer want to rely on the bank of mum and dad, or that credit card. In your 20s and 30s, you might be saving for a car, your own pad, or an overseas trip (COVID-19 can’t last forever, right?). On the other hand, most of your cash might just be covering the latest additions …

Majority of working Aussies to benefit from personal income tax cuts

Majority of working Aussies to benefit from personal income tax cuts Tax cuts proposed in the recent Federal Budget were passed in parliament on Friday 9 October, and you might see some of the benefits before Christmas. The government has brought forward tax cuts originally planned for 1 July 2022 and backdated them to 1 July 2020. Plus, low and middle-income earners are still able to benefit from existing tax offsets. Has my marginal tax …

Federal Budget 2020-21 round-up

Federal Budget 2020-21 round-up Find out how the measures announced in last night’s Federal Budget could affect you. So, was it worth the wait? After the most tumultuous year in living memory, Federal Treasurer Josh Frydenberg has finally handed down his much-anticipated 2020-21 Federal Budget. Among the proposed changes, he announced income tax savings and superannuation reforms. Read on for a round-up of the proposals, and a look at how they might affect your household expenses …

Tax offsets for low and middle income earners

Tax offsets for low and middle income earners What you need to know about low and middle income tax offsets Currently, there are two tax offsets for low and middle income earners, which could see you pay less in tax, and you might be eligible for both. Paying tax is something most of us are familiar with, but probably something very few of us are excited about. For many low and middle income earners however, …

How to have a good relationship with your retirement

How to have a good relationship with your retirement “The best piece of financial advice I give, is telling people to treat money in the same way they do their life partner or lover,” says Andrew Heaven, an AMP financial adviser at WealthPartners Financial Solutions. “To have a healthy and happy relationship with your finances, you need to treat money with respect and not take it for granted.” While it might not be the first …

Common tax mistakes for SMSFs with rental properties | AMP Capital

Common tax mistakes for SMSFs with rental properties In our recent article we covered tax relief concessions that could be considered where SMSF trustees have agreed to rent reductions for their tenants. Any reduction is decided on a case-by-case basis and the positions of the landlord and tenant. Whether the property is rented on a long-term or short-term basis, there are some simple lessons to be remembered to ensure the fund complies with the rules. …

After the Bell: daily market update, June 1 | AMP Capital

ECONOMICS & MARKETS After the Bell: daily market update, June 1 01 Jun, 2020 Shane Oliver talks about the day that was in markets, his thoughts on whether Australia could avoid a technical recession, and his level of concern about a second wave of infection. Important information While every care has been taken in the preparation of this video, AMP Capital Investors Limited (ABN 59 001 777 591, AFSL 232497) and AMP Capital Funds Management …

Budget smarter with the 50/20/30 rule

Looking at your spending in a new light could make a substantial difference to your financial future. The 50/20/30 budget rule works for one main reason – it’s easy. You’re new to budgeting. You know how much money you make and have a rough idea of how much you spend. But you’re not really sure about what, exactly, you’re spending it on, or if your spending patterns will benefit you in the long run. The …

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 conclusion—great discount, I must have it straight away. If it’s an item that has been on your list for a while, you might save some …