From spender to saver

From spender to saver After a bit of a wake-up call we managed to change our money habits….here’s how we did it Before I start I’d better explain our attitude towards money. We were having dinner with friends the other day and they were regaling us with tales of getting stuck into their spreadsheets on Saturday nights. It’s what they do for kicks, apparently. When they left, we were all ‘Gee, what are they like? …

How the gender pay gap is causing problems for Aussie women: Now and in the future | Money & Life

How the gender pay gap is causing problems for Aussie women: Now and in the future Women are entering retirement with significantly less superannuation and personal savings than men – leading to a growing class of women living out their golden years in poverty. We explore how the gender pay gap is adding to this growing epidemic. While most people have heard of the ‘gender pay gap’ (GPG), many of us are less familiar with …

How to 2020-proof your finances

How to 2020-proof your finances Being in control of your finances makes you feel good, but the twists and turns of 2020 have meant this isn’t always possible. We look at some of the year’s top challenges for personal finance and how to manage them as we move into 2021. Mental, physical and financial wellbeing are interconnected – and in 2020, we’re feeling it more than ever. Research conducted by AMP has found that severe …

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 …

Give yourself a new financial year check-up

Give yourself a new financial year check-up Start the new financial year in the best way possible by giving your finances the once-over. Financial year 2019-20 is now behind us and there’s nothing like closing a chapter to inspire thoughts of a fresh start. But global challenges persist: Australia is officially in a recession while also bracing for a post-JobKeeper economy in September. While it’s impossible to anticipate future changes to the global economy, there’s …

Getting personal insurance right

Getting personal insurance right Does everyone need life insurance? Is the policy you’re paying for through your super fund enough? Deciding what sort of personal insurance is right for you and how much cover you need takes time and asking the right questions about your individual situation. Find out more about what you need to think about to get the right insurance to protect you and your family.  With recent media coverage about insurance sales …

Your guide to getting the right personal insurance

Your guide to getting the right personal insurance Knowing you’re covered for what life has in store can really take a load off your mind. Our no-nonsense guide to personal insurance can get you on the right track to choosing cover that gives you peace of mind.   Online source: Produced by The Financial Financial Planning Association of Australia and published on 20 November 2017.  Original article.   You may also like Should you merge your finances with …

Personal debt – maybe the mortgage isn’t so bad

Personal debt – maybe the mortgage isn’t so bad Household debt in Australia is high but more of us are taking a sensible approach to debt management. Nationally, our household debt ratio is nudging 200%. On paper it means we owe twice as much in debt as we bring home in our pay packets each year. It sounds like an alarming figure but as 74% of all households have some level of debt, the reality …

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Things you need to know about personal insurance

  Things you need to know about personal insurance Personal insurance premiums have increased significantly over the past 18 months, running the risk that cost-conscious consumers might consider cutting back their cover. Suddenly those quick, off-the-shelf insurance products advertised on TV look enticing. But simple is not always cheaper, the cover may be inadequate or, worse still, may not pay out when you need it most. Underinsurance Personal insurance is a general terms for term …