Budgeting for baby: What you need to know

Budgeting for baby: What you need to know Having a baby is an exciting and life changing experience. But what about the cost? There are many hidden and unexpected expenses that go along with your new bundle of joy. Follow our handy guide to planning your finances, so you can avoid any money worries once baby arrives. No two ways about it, having a baby in Australia isn’t cheap. It also comes at a time …

Don’t want to be retired and in debt?

6 ways to help reduce your debts before you retire As your working life draws to a close, your social life and recreational activities don’t have to. If you’re anxious about money still owing, here are some helpful hints. Ahh retirement! You may have been dreaming about it for decades. You see yourself hanging up the work boots, putting away the laptop, swinging in a hammock by the ocean somewhere (the Croatian coast sounds nice …

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 …

How to prepare for retirement both emotionally and financially | Q&AMP

Retirement is a new and exciting chapter of life. As with any major life change, it’s important to have a retirement plan that prepares you both emotionally and financially for what lies ahead. AMP Capital Senior Economist Diana Mousina and AMP Workplace Education Manager Jess Arambulo discuss why you should spend time preparing for retirement and learn the strategies to employ when adjusting to retirement life. Watch for practical tips on how to prepare for …

Life After Work

Life After Work Retirement is instilling a new level of confidence, with almost two thirds of Australians aged 50 and over saying they are living their best years.i In this video we demonstrate this with some real-life stories. Three retirees talk about what their lives are like after work, including their fears, hopes and dreams for the future. “Nothing like what I dreamt it’d be like – it’s so much better.” Retirees reveal the magic of …

AMP’s Tomorrow Fund 2020

AMP’s Tomorrow Fund wants to support Australians of all ages, walks of life and interests who are working hard to reach a goal that will positively impact their community. Australians working in any field – from art to technology, science to social innovation and sport, health, music and more – can apply for grants of up to $100,000 between 3 March and 15 April 2020. Apply at ampstomorrowfund.com.au or share the link and help us …

5 life insurance questions you’ve always wanted to ask

5 life insurance questions you’ve always wanted to ask What impact do factors like your weight, age and smoking status have on your ability to buy life insurance?  Life insurers take into account a number of different factors when assessing insurance applications, but asking your insurer about the impact these factors might have can sometimes be difficult. Here are the answers to some commonly held – but seldom asked – questions you might have about …

Here’s how to lead a happier life

Here’s how to lead a happier life From our beaches and outdoor lifestyle to our democracy and cultural diversity, there a lot to feel happy about in Australia. However, living a happy life doesn’t always come easy. Concerns about money, relationships and the future can often stand in the way of living the life you want. The good news is there are ways to take charge of your happiness. Measuring happiness It may sound simple …

I’m young – do I need life insurance now?

I’m young – do I need life insurance now? Life insurance is usually not something people think about until they begin to accumulate assets, debts and dependants. And there can be a fair amount of information to sift through, including some little known and commonly misunderstood facts. But you shouldn’t leave it too late in life to think about your cover. By ensuring you have appropriate cover when young and fit, you could save yourself …