5 tips for creating your own good fortune this Lunar New Year

5 tips for creating your own good fortune this Lunar New Year The Lunar New Year begins on 12 February, as we usher in the year of the Ox. Ancient Lunar New Year traditions are believed to encourage health, wealth and prosperity, so why not create your own good fortune with our guide to help you get your finances in order? Have a financial spring-clean Part of the traditional preparations for Lunar New Year includes …

5 ways to help prepare your finances for a recession

5 ways to help prepare your finances for a recession If you think storms may lie ahead, it makes sense to prepare your craft for choppy waters. With Australia facing continued economic uncertainty, it may be time to take stock of your finances and get in the right shape. First the good news. The Australian economy fared better in the first quarter of 2020 than many other countries¹. To the end of March, the economy …

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 …

Sarah McCarthy – AMP Foundation Unsung Hero

This National Volunteer Week, we take a look at some of the people making a real difference in their community. Sarah McCarthy, an Adelaide-based AMP Partnership Manager, has been recognised as an AMP Foundation Unsung Hero for her tireless work as an Assistant Dance Teacher with Down Syndrome SA. Original Author: Produced by AMP and published on 18/05/2020

Take control of your finances now for the new financial year.

Take control of your finances now for the new financial year. If you set yourself money goals at the start of 2019, the upcoming new financial year is a great time to check if you’re on track. And if you didn’t set any goals – or if you have strayed off track – this is the perfect time to get organised, write a checklist and stick with it! Don’t wait until 1 July to start. …

How to take the tension out of your building project

How to take the tension out of your building project Building projects generally are not easy to get right, so it’s important to set the right framework from the start. Proper planning is the key to getting a project done on time and close to budget, and that hinges on laying some basic foundations. You can take some of the stress out of your project, whether you are renovating or creating something from scratch, by …

Should I take my super as a lump sum or not?

Should I take my super as a lump sum or not? When it comes to accessing your super, it’s important you make the right choice. You’ve spent your working life accumulating super. So when the time comes, are you better off taking a lump sum, regular income or both? Let’s weigh up the alternatives so you can start to consider what may be best for you. So should I take my super as a lump …

Should I take my super as a lump sum or not?

Should I take my super as a lump sum or not? When it comes to accessing your super, it’s important you make the right choice. You’ve spent your working life accumulating super. So when the time comes, are you better off taking a lump sum, regular income or both? Let’s weigh up the alternatives so you can start to consider what may be best for you. Taking a lump sum If your super has been …

How can we help take control of your Super choice

How can we help take control of your Super choice Many Australians are now free to choose their own superannuation funds instead of automatically becoming members of their employer fund. This is known as super choice, or choice of fund. But what does it really mean for you and what difference does it make?   Common questions to consider Some questions you may wish to consider include: What is a choice of fund? Am I …

How can we help? Take control of your super

How can we help?  Take control of your super Getting your super sorted How can we help?  Take control of your super. Retirement may seem like a long way off, but putting money into super now is still a tax effective way to invest your money. That’s because some types of contributions you make and the investment earnings on those contributions, are taxed at concessional rates. Not only is super a tax effective way of …