Navigating your tax return for 2021 | Money & Life

Navigating your tax return for 2021 Do you want to get more from your tax return this financial year, but you’re not sure where to start? It could be as simple as knowing which tax deductions and offsets you’re eligible for. With the end of financial year fast approaching, you might be hoping to claw back some of your hard earned cash when you lodge your tax return this year. The Australian Taxation Office refunds billions …

14 money mistakes to avoid in your younger years

14 money mistakes to avoid in your younger years Here’s a list of things you could stop doing if you no longer want to rely on the bank of mum and dad, or that credit card. In your 20s and 30s, you might be saving for a car, your own pad, or an overseas trip (COVID-19 can’t last forever, right?). On the other hand, most of your cash might just be covering the latest additions …

The three key habits of the financially secure

Three key habits of the financially secure Financial wellness describes how we evaluate our finances and cope with any related stress. It can be a significant factor that affects our overall psychological wellbeing. AMP’s recent financial wellness research found three financial habits that people who are financially secure have in common: They save money regularly They pay off their credit card debt They avoid using layby and buy now, pay later (BNPL) services. We explore each of …

How can I make my retirement dream a reality?

How can I make my retirement dream a reality? What does your retirement dream look like – spending time on your hobbies? Seeing the grandkids more often? Maybe pursuing a passion, or travelling? According to AMP financial adviser John Dani, the people who are most content and happy in retirement all have this one thing in common – a well-defined purpose for their golden years. Mr Dani’s worked with hundreds of people over the last …

6 steps to building good financial habits

6 steps to building good financial habits How financially secure do you feel? Recent research1 into Australians’ financial wellness – which is a person’s satisfaction with their current and future financial situation – revealed that people with good financial habits feel more financially secure. It sounds like a no-brainer. But adopting good financial habits isn’t always as easy as it sounds. Otherwise, we’d all be doing it already. With the impact of COVID-19 still being felt, …

How to budget for your social life in retirement

How to budget for your social life in retirement Have you considered what’s on the agenda, such as how often you see yourself eating out and whether you want to travel domestically or afar? If you’re in or approaching retirement, you may be prioritising things such as living costs, utility bills, health care and even potentially helping the kids out with their future financial goals. With many Australians looking at a retirement (which in reality, …

Covid-19 Hub | AMP Capital

We are closely monitoring the current situation around COVID-19 and want to provide you a brief update on the actions we are progressing from across our business. While the disruption to economic activity is important for investors, the outbreak is foremost a human crisis and our thoughts are with all those affected and trying to combat the virus. AMP Capital has always, and will continue to, invest in high quality assets for the long term. …

Get your new financial year game on

Get your new financial year game on We’re about three quarters of the way through this financial year, but don’t worry, you’ll be wearing a confident grin by June 30 with this list of eight things to do now to get new financial year ready. Download our checklist and tick them off as you go. 1. Check in on your goals There’s no point doing anything until you know what you’re doing it for.  Write down your …

Is this your year to retire?

Is this your year to retire? If you’ve got retirement in your sights this year, we’ve got the ultimate checklist to help you retire in style. Discover how to prepare for this exciting new chapter in your life, safe in the knowledge that your finances will be taking care of you. 1. Explore your goals and make plans Enjoying retirement to the full isn’t just a matter of money. It’s just as important to have …