Make a plan for your tax refund

Some ways to use your tax refund for a stronger financial future Not sure what to do with your tax refund? Strategic financial decisions for your tax return begin with a strong plan. Whether you breeze through tax time or dread the extra admin, receiving a tax refund makes the effort worthwhile. For many of us, getting a financial boost will be even more welcome this year, and you might be looking around for the …

How COVID-19 has widened the gender super gap

How COVID-19 has widened the gender super gap With the coronavirus outbreak (COVID-19) wreaking havoc on the global and Australian economies, new research by AMP shows the extent of the economic impact of COVID-19 on the super account balances of Australian women. Diana Mousina, Senior Economist at AMP Capital, and AMP Data Insights Manager, Tracy Lewis, discuss the latest findings on the widening gender super gap. These include contributing factors such as job losses, the …

Super – so what? | Money & Life

  Super – so what? For some people, super may be the most valuable asset they’ll ever have. So it makes sense to know how much they have and how it’s invested. But it’s very often the case that young people, in particular, see super as being something that’s of low concern. So how can the super industry get young people interested in something they won’t benefit from for years to come? With home ownership …

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 …

COVID-19: Withdrawing super – what to consider | Money & Life

COVID-19: Withdrawing super – what to consider In March 2020, the federal government announced early access to super as one of their measures to support people experiencing financial hardship during the COVID-19 pandemic. Find out some things to consider when looking at this option to take the pressure off your finances at this challenging time. Throughout March 2020 the federal government has been releasing details of financial support available to Australians who have lost income …

Covid-19: Early Access to Super and FAQs | Q&AMP

Covid-19: Early Access to Super and FAQs The federal government is allowing early access to super funds for Australians impacted by Coronavirus (COVID-19). AMP Capital senior economist Diana Mousina and financial adviser John Dani share the pros and cons, plus what you need to know before accessing your super. Watch to find out if you’re eligible for a lump sum payment under the Australian government’s new early access to super scheme and what the early …

Withdrawing super – what to consider | Money & Life

Withdrawing super – what to consider In March 2020, the federal government announced early access to super as one of their measures to support people experiencing financial hardship during the COVID-19 pandemic. Find out some things to consider when looking at this option to take the pressure off your finances at this challenging time. Throughout March 2020 the federal government has been releasing details of financial support available to Australians who have lost income due …

Chief Investment Officer of AMP Australia discusses considerations during market downturns – AMP

Chief Investment Officer of AMP Australia discusses considerations during market downturns Share markets are falling. Should you be thinking about your super? Lakshman Anantakrishnan, Chief Investment Office of AMP Australia discusses this and the importance of understanding the risk in your portfolio. 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 AMP Capital Funds Management Limited (ABN 15 …

Stock Market Movements & Your Superannuation

Share markets are falling. Should you be thinking about your super? Lakshman Anantakrishnan, Chief Investment Office of AMP Australia discusses the importance of understanding the risk in your portfolio. Original Author: Produced by AMP and published on 06/04/2020 Source You may also like Covid-19: Early Access to Super and FAQs | Q&AMP Covid-19: Early Access to Super and FAQsThe federal government is allowing early access to super funds for Australians impacted by Coronavir… Super investment options …

Supporting clients with super choices during the COVID-19 crisis | Money & Life

Supporting clients with super choices during the COVID-19 crisis Policy changes and market volatility are throwing the spotlight on super as the COVID-19 crisis ramps up. Get insights from industry leaders to keep in mind as you talk to clients about options for their super. The COVID-19 pandemic cast a long shadow over the 2020 Retirement Conference held on 31 March in more ways than one. As you’d expect at this time of social distancing, …