Holiday budgeting tips— How to avoid a travel debt hangover

Holiday budgeting tips— How to avoid a travel debt hangover We’ve all had the feeling. You step off the plane from Bangkok still buzzing, images from your holiday flitting through your mind—the Parthenon, Big Ben, the Eiffel Tower. What a trip…you’re not going to kiss the tarmac or anything but it’s good to be home! You post the final selfie to Instagram on your mobile but as you flick back to the home screen you …

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, board games and movies at home all proved popular, as did visits to the park, playground, picnics, riding bikes and camping. And perennial favourites such …

Retirement travel: Holiday money saving tips

Retirement travel: Holiday money saving tips Ways to save when your bank balance doesn’t quite match your retirement travel goals. One of the great perks of life after work is your ability to travel whenever you like, but what do you do when your bank balance doesn’t quite match your retirement travel goals? Never fear, these five holiday hacks will help you tick off your bucket list and save money while you’re at it. Smart …

Investing in a holiday home

Investing in a holiday home Is it really your great Aussie dream? It happens every year. You’re strolling down the high street of your local beachside town enjoying a long hot summer with the family when a holiday home in the real estate agents’ window catches your eye. And you start thinking: “If we had our own place, we could go there all year ‘round and instead of contributing to someone else’s financial future we …

How To Save Money For The Holiday Season In A Month

How To Save Money For The Holiday Season In A Month Holiday season is such a wonderful time to have fun and enjoy with your family right? Say that to someone who is responsible for the expenses that come with the holiday season and they’ll add the word “stressful” in your description of the holiday season. Let’s give you a little relief and give you ways to save for the holiday season in a month. …

Seven tips to travel on a budget

Seven tips to travel on a budget  Careful planning can help you enjoy a great holiday, whatever your budget Does it feel like ages since your last holiday? Maybe with responsibilities like paying off your credit card, saving for your first home, or paying back your university fees, your next holiday still seems a long way off… Well, don’t despair. There are plenty of ways to take a break without breaking the budget. Go social—Check …

Investing in a holiday home

Investing in a holiday home       Is it really your great Aussie dream? Read more. It happens every year. You’re strolling down the high street of your local beachside town enjoying a long hot summer with the family when a holiday home in the real estate agents’ window catches your eye. And you start thinking: “If we had our own place, we could go there all year ‘round and instead of contributing to someone else’s …

Saving for that special something

Saving for that special something Most of us have things we want but not everyone can simply go out and buy them. Whether it’s a new car, an overseas trip or a deposit for your first home, that something special is achievable if you are realistic and put in place a disciplined savings program. Common questions to consider Some questions you may wish to consider include: Where does all my money go? How much should …

The top 5 overseas holiday spots

The top 5 overseas holiday spots Before jetting off, consider Aussie travellers’ favourite destinations.  People the world over nominate Australia as their dream destination. But when it comes to jetting overseas, where do Australians choose to go? Does the idea of lounging in a tropical island paradise and soaking up a new culture whet your appetite or would you rather trek through foreign cities or mountain ranges? One thing’s certain, Australians love to travel overseas. …