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

ECONOMICS & MARKETS After the Bell: daily market update, July 1 01 Jul, 2020 The first day of the financial year was a good one for the ASX, but some fresh data continues to show the scale of the damage caused by COVID-19. Our senior economist, Diana Mousina, explains. 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 …

A new financial year with some new super rules | AMP Capital

A new financial year with some new super rules The start of a new financial year always brings with it new rules for super funds. Sometimes there are lots of changes, which are wide-reaching, and in other years there’s just a few. For the 2020/21 financial year, the two main changes are: the abolition of the work test for anyone aged 66 and 67 years old who wish to make personal non-concessional contributions; and an …

Finding the right financial planner for you | Money & Life

Finding the right financial planner for you Money & Life contributors draw on their diverse range of experience to present you with insights and guidance that will help you manage your financial wellbeing, achieve your lifestyle goals and plan for your financial future. How should you start your search for a financial planner? There are some fundamentals you should look for in the first instance. A license to provide financial advice – Always look for …

Extreme saving – pros and cons of joining the FIRE movement | Money & Life

Extreme saving – pros and cons of joining the FIRE movement The FIRE (Financial Independence, Retire Early) approach to saving and investing is catching on. Find out if living frugally now for a future of financial freedom is all it’s cracked up to be. What is FIRE all about? In a country with a tragic history of bushfires, you’d expect a website called Aussie Fire Bug to be banned immediately. But the FIRE this bug is blogging …

Financial counsellor or financial planner: What’s the difference? | Money & Life

Financial counsellor or financial planner: What’s the difference? Ok we get it, knowing where to turn to for financial advice can be confusing sometimes! Financial planners and financial counsellors are both types of financial experts, so which one is right for you? When you’re looking for advice on your finances, it can be hard to know where to turn. Counsellor, adviser, planner? A simple internet search can be enough to make your head spin. While …

Essential checklist for the end of financial year

Essential checklist for the end of financial year The end of financial year on 30 June is a good time to take stock and get your finances in order. This is an end of financial year like no other. Being prepared, reviewing your super contributions and submitting your return on time are good policies every year, but the shadow of COVID-19 (coronavirus) means many of us face unexpected pressures in a changing economic environment. Many …

Covid-19: Navigating the changing business landscape | Q&AMP

Coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to change the financial landscape, causing significant financial hardship to many small and medium-sized businesses across Australia and around the world. AMP Capital senior economist Diana Mousina and certified financial planner and CEO of Navweath Financial Services, Craig Banning discuss how small and medium enterprises impacted by COVID-19 can best navigate the changing times. Watch to find out what government financial support is available for eligible businesses, how small businesses can retain …

Women and super: taking control during COVID-19

Women and super: taking control during COVID-19 With unemployment rising due to COVID-19, women’s financial health is at greater risk. Find out ways to take control and better protect your financial future. In the past, economic downturns have helped advance women’s financial equality1 . During World War II, women were encouraged to enter the paid workforce while men went off to war, giving many the first taste of independence. And during the downturn of the 1980s, …

How to protect your mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic | Money & Life

If you’re feeling worried about the impact of COVID-19 on your financial wellbeing, you’re not alone. CoreData reports that 81% of Australians are fearful about the potential impact of the pandemic on their personal finances and the broader economy. While it is a challenging time in many respects, the added burden of financial stress can be especially hard on your mental health. Severe financial stress can lead to symptoms of anxiety and depression, even triggering …

Managing your financial health during the COVID-19 pandemic | Money & Life

Managing your financial health during the COVID-19 pandemic With so much uncertainty about, good financial planning is more important than ever. A quick financial health-check can help you weather the pandemic and reach your financial goals. The COVID-19 pandemic has certainly disrupted our daily lives, forcing us to close entire industries and change our behaviour overnight. With the lockdown directly affecting jobs and the economy, many people’s thoughts quickly turned to their finances. Corey Wastle …