Financial help hub

AMP’s Financial help hub is a centralised spot for financial education, bringing all Aussies tips and tools to strengthen their knowledge around money, investing and living their best retirement.

This hub aims to break down financial concepts using jargon-free language in the form of articles, videos, infographics, calculators and more.

 

What financial records you need to keep and how to organise them

21 Feb 2019

A quick guide to organising your financial paperwork

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Employer not paying your super? How to find out & what you can do

21 Feb 2019

Billions of dollars in super contributions go unpaid every year, so if you’ve never checked your super account before, now might be a good time.

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What info is on my credit report and why does it matter?

20 Feb 2019

Your credit report reveals whether you’ve been paying your bills on time and it matters because it could affect your ability to borrow money.

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What you need to qualify for a mortgage under new industry rules

20 Feb 2019

Beware too many takeaways, as they could mean your mortgage application is turned down.

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Most older Aussies say they'd prefer home care over a nursing home

20 Feb 2019

While nearly nine in 10 say they have a preference, less than five in 10 have discussed their wishes with their family. What about you?

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More than $5 million in super released for first home buyers

20 Feb 2019

Under the First Home Super Saver Scheme, individuals, who've never owned a home, are accessing a portion of their super savings to do so.

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10 money conversations to have when your relationship's heating up

20 Feb 2019

It’s probably not the sexiest thing the two of you have on the to-do list but putting it off could see you butting heads.

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10 money conversations to have when your relationship's heating up

20 Feb 2019

It’s probably not the sexiest thing the two of you have on the to-do list but putting it off could see you butting heads.

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Helping Australian women to close the gap

13 Feb 2019

The latest Financy Women’s Index scorecard shows progress in some areas but a persistent gender gap in others

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Are you taking cash out of your kids’ savings account?

08 Feb 2019

Aussie parents admit to withdrawing a total of $1.3 billion from accounts that have been set up for their children.

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Why growth in China is unlikely to slow too far and why it needs to save less and spend more

07 Feb 2019

AMP Capital's Chief Economist, Shane Oliver, looks at the outlook for China.

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Are you a woman who’s in control of her finances?

30 Jan 2019

With many women likely to become solely responsible for their financial wellbeing at some point in their lifetime, you might very well want to be.

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6 predictions for the Australian economy in 2019

29 Jan 2019

AMP Capital's Chief Economist Shane Oliver gives his forecast for house prices, economic growth and interest rates.

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8 important money tips for when you land your first full-time job

29 Jan 2019

If you want to ensure you’re getting the right amount of super and not paying more in tax than you have to, this list is for you.

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7 considerations when choosing a school for your kids

23 Jan 2019

Deciding on a school could be as simple as geography but sometimes other factors, like your finances, play a part in the selection process.

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Top 5 money saving tips for the new year

23 Jan 2019

Here are some one-off things you could do now, which may continue to boost your finances well past the beginning of the year.

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Australian housing downturn question and answer – how bad will it get?

23 Jan 2019

AMP Capital's Chief Economist Shane Oliver answers key questions surrounding the recent housing downturn.

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2019 – a list of lists regarding the macro investment outlook

22 Jan 2019

AMP Capital's Chief Economist, Shane Oliver, provides a summary of key insights and views on the investment outlook.

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7 tips to improve your financial health

21 Jan 2019

With financial stress impacting one in five Aussie workers, see what steps you could take to improve your financial wellbeing.

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How to budget for your social life in retirement

18 Jan 2019

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?

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Readers share their financial goals for 2019

18 Jan 2019

Find out what goals our readers are prioritising this year.

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How to adult—a quick guide to personal finances in your 20s

16 Jan 2019

Getting to grips with debt, budget and cash flow.

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Things to know before retiring

15 Jan 2019

Ever wondered what retired Australians wish they’d done differently earlier in life?

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9 money mistakes people make in retirement

15 Jan 2019

How to keep your finances on track once you leave the workforce.

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7 easy steps to start getting your money stuff together in 2019

15 Jan 2019

New year, new start—it’s time to sort out your finances

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6 ways to reduce your credit card debt once and for all

14 Jan 2019

Here are some tips to start paying off your debt.

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6 ways to reduce your credit card debt once and for all

14 Jan 2019

Here are some tips to start paying off your debt.

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5 life insurance questions you’ve always wanted to ask

09 Jan 2019

See what impact factors like your weight, age and smoking status have on your ability to buy life insurance.

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Are you eligible for school subsidies?

08 Jan 2019

Get up to speed with the government subsidies you may be able to claim in 2019 before the kids go back to school.

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The Fed and market turmoil – the Fed turns a bit dovish but not enough (yet)

20 Dec 2018

AMP Capital's Chief Economist, Shane Oliver, provides a review of Federal interest rate changes in the last three years, what we should expect, and what investors should do.

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Dealing with being asset rich and cash poor

19 Dec 2018

Reverse mortgages could be one way to help with living expenses, but they may also erode any equity you have in your home over time.

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9 retirement thought starters for people in or nearing their 40s

19 Dec 2018

While you’ve still got time on your side, check out this list of things to think about, so you can hopefully continue the party in retirement.

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Why so many of us choose the wrong credit card

19 Dec 2018

According to new findings, three out of five Aussie customers are not receiving any financial benefits from having a credit card.

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9 ways to stop wasting food and start saving money

19 Dec 2018

Aussies are throwing out a massive $8 billion worth of edible food every year.

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6 things to avoid as a newbie investor

19 Dec 2018

Whatever your age, if you’re thinking of dabbling in investments like shares, managed funds or cryptocurrencies, here are a few things to steer clear of.

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How does my super compare to other 20 and 30-year olds'?

19 Dec 2018

If your bank balance is looking a bit dreary, chances are what’s in your super fund could come as welcome news. See how you fare against others your age.

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Would you like to retire by 40?

18 Dec 2018

Many younger Australians are joining the Financial Independence, Retire Early (FIRE) movement. Is it right for you?

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Returning to work after having a baby

17 Dec 2018

Combining work and family responsibilities can be a balancing act so here are some of the expenses you might face as well as potential benefits.

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Oliver's insights - The Australian economy in 2019

13 Dec 2018

AMP's Chief economist discusses house prices, growth and interest rates in 2019.

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Oliver's insights - Review of 2018, outlook for 2019

07 Dec 2018

AMP's Chief economists' review of 2018 and outlook for 2019 - another cycle extension.

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On the road to retirement

Adam Spencer travels around Australia to get a glimpse into the lives of four AMP customers living their retirement.

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Moving into retirement

Here are some tips for a happy retirement.

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How much money will I need in retirement?

It's the magic question, how much money will I need in retirement?

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Superannuation changes

A number of changes to superannuation law proposed in recent federal budgets have now come into effect.

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Understanding and managing money

Learn more about money basics, good money habits and tips for money management.

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How to take control of your debts

How you manage and tackle your debts can impact what you pay in the long run.

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Sorting your super

How to check your super and take control of it to ensure your retirement savings are on track.

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8 tips for first home buyers

You're likely to come across a few of these financial and non-financial considerations when buying your first home.

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What is superannuation?

What is superannuation? A guide to the basics of one of your life's biggest investments.

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What is responsible investing?

If you’d like your money to make a difference to the world as well as to your future, ethical investing may be for you.

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Women and money

When it comes to managing money, research shows that many women are highly competent.

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First home buyers bank on a boost to their credit score

19 Nov 2018

Full implementation of comprehensive credit reporting means good repayment histories will now be included in the scores for the first time.

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Retiring early

Retiring early? Having a plan can give you comfort that your money will last the distance.

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What is the retirement age in Australia?

Australia doesn't have a definitive retirement age, so the date you retire depends on you.

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When can I access my superannuation?

Depending on your situation, there are instances you could access your super early.

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Money matters in retirement

How to best manage your savings, debt, estate plan and dependents in retirement.

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Planning for retirement

This retirement planning checklist can help you plan ahead.

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Understanding different retirement pensions

There's a few different types of retirement and superannuation pensions you can use to access your super.

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Retirement living options

Things to consider when deciding where you'll settle down to enjoy your retirement.

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8 ways to boost your super

14 Nov 2018

Find out ways to increase your super, so when the time comes you'll have the savings you need.

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Where the smart money is buying property

14 Nov 2018

What are the next 'it' suburbs?

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Understanding insurance

Learn what personal insurance is, why it’s important, what types are available and how premiums work.

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How to spend mindfully this Christmas

14 Nov 2018

Here are some ways to manage your money and your time more mindfully this festive season.

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7 money personalities

14 Nov 2018

What's your money personality?

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The 3 biggest living expenses for aussies

14 Nov 2018

What are the three largest contributors to household spending in Australia?

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Managing finances in a relationship

Couples might be open to sharing all sorts of things, but when it comes to finances there's a little more to think about.

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Reviewing your personal insurance

Insurance is important to have, keeping it up to date for your needs is even more so.

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How to save money

Money saving tips and how other people save.

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What is estate planning?

It is about more than just your will.

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How to create a budget

Learn how to create and manage a budget that will help take your finances further.

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9 money tips for expecting parents

Starting a family is an exciting time but it can also be an expensive one.

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Pros and cons of moving to part-time work

13 Nov 2018

If you've been thinking about cutting back your work hours, there are things to consider before taking the leap.

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Super and tax - how it works

Understand the different ways your super is taxed, when and why.

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Investing in property

Explore your options for building an investment portfolio with property.

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What is investing?

Growing your wealth beyond simply stashing your money under the mattress.

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Super contributions

Be across the different types, limits & benefits of super contributions.

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Ways to invest your money

Investing doesn't only have to mean super and property, there's so much more to it that can help you realise your goals.

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What super contributions rules apply when you’re aged 65 or over?

When it comes to super contributions, see what rules apply when you are 65 or over.

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How to invest in property without actually buying one

24 Oct 2018

You don’t have to be a landlord, deal with tenants or put a deposit down on a home to get your foot in the property market.

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