What signposts can we watch to be confident shares have bottomed? | AMP Capital

What signposts can we watch to be confident shares have bottomed? Key points While shares have rallied 15-20% from their March low and may have started a bottoming process, it’s still too early to say with confidence we have seen the low for this bear market. Key signposts to watch for are: signs that the virus can soon be contained (here the evidence is starting to look better); monetary & fiscal stimulus to minimise collateral …

Kids off the kerb | Money & Life

Troy Rosenlis AFP® is seeing the positive benefits that education, work experience and training is having in breaking the cycles of dependency for disadvantaged youth in Melbourne. Grant recipient: Kids Off The Kerb Grant amount: $8,000 Endorsed by: Troy Rosenlis AFP® FPA Chapter: Melbourne With a five year involvement with Melbourne-based not-for-profit, Kids Off The Kerb, Troy Rosenlis AFP® didn’t have to think twice about endorsing this organisation for a 2017 Make the Difference! Grant, …

Rebooting for retirement

Rebooting for retirement As retirement comes into view, it’s time to imagine a new you for the post-work age. You remember your first day at school, your first job, your first home. And now your final pay check is in sight. That’s quite an achievement. As with other big life events, retirement triggers choices that shape your future. It’s time to take stock and reboot your life. It makes sense to make sure you’re ready …

Money can buy you happiness, you’re just spending it wrong

Money can buy you happiness, you’re just spending it wrong This is the view of Dr Michael Norton from Harvard Business School. Michael’s research indicates that money can indeed make you happy if you use it to buy experiences, time, or invest in others. Buying experiences – when we buy experiences, we don’t just buy the duration of that experience. Michael’s team’s research found that we’re happiest the day before leaving for a holiday–the anticipation is …

Managing your money when you move in together

Managing your money when you move in together Living together is a big step. You may be merging your lives more closely, but should you merge your finances?  So you’ve taken the leap and decided to move in together.  It’s an exciting time which can take your relationship to a new level, but it can also add new pressures as you address practical matters such as how you divide the chores and the costs.  Set …

Be a senior entrepreneur on your own terms!

Be a senior entrepreneur on your own terms! Many people over 50 are putting their skills and experience to work in their own businesses. Retirement is no longer the destination it used to be. If you’re like many Aussies who are heading into their later years after a lifetime of developing skills and expertise, you undoubtedly have more to offer, not less. If you’re thinking about starting your own business or considering how you’ll keep …

How can I make my dream home a reality?

  How can I make my dream home a reality? Only you can choose the best home for you. But finding a smart way to buy it will probably take some help. Just like engaging an architect to draw a blueprint of your dream home, you may like to consider speaking to a financial expert to help plan the best way to finance your new home. How expert advice can really help There are plenty …

Volunteering abroad!

  Volunteering abroad! Ever wondered what it would be like to uproot your life and do something completely different? People of all ages do just that by volunteering abroad. In places like Mongolia, Thailand, Romania, Mexico or Fiji, volunteers are needed every day. You could use your skills and experience on projects from archaeology, journalism, environment, to human rights, teaching, sports and healthcare. Whatever your specialisation, if you have the desire to enrich a community, …

Like to work overseas?

Like to work overseas? Here are some things to consider before making an international move. When it comes to working overseas the options can be endless. You may be considering teaching English in Italy or taking a job that’s very similar to the one you’re doing now, only in New York City! Earn more than just money Where ever you’re planning to go, you could find there’s more to be gained by working overseas than …

Like to work overseas?

Like to work overseas? Here are some things to consider before making an international move. When it comes to working overseas the options can be endless. You may be considering teaching English in Italy or taking a job that’s very similar to the one you’re doing now, only in New York City! Earn more than just money Where ever you’re planning to go, you could find there’s more to be gained by working overseas than …