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.

 

Salary sacrificing into super – how it works

18 Apr 2019

Salary sacrificing into super involves reducing your take-home pay to put more money away for your retirement. See what you need to know.

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Tax-deductible super contributions – are you eligible?

18 Apr 2019

If you’ve made or are making an after-tax contribution into your super, you may be able to claim a tax deduction at tax time.

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9 steps to protect your super from career breaks

17 Apr 2019

Women taking time out of the workforce need to prepare for the impact on their retirement savings.

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Making downsizer contributions into super – what you need to know

17 Apr 2019

Older Aussies can put up to $300,000 into their super using the money from the sale of their main residence, regardless of caps and restrictions that otherwise apply.

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Spouse super contributions – when adding to your partner’s super pays

16 Apr 2019

If your other half is a stay-at-home parent, working part-time or out of work, find out how adding to their super could benefit you both financially.

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Super co-contributions from the government – how you could cash in

16 Apr 2019

If you’re a low to middle-income earner and make a contribution to your super fund, you might be eligible for a government co-contribution of up to $500.

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How long it really takes to buy your first home

15 Apr 2019

See what’s happening in different cities around Australia and where it might take you less time to save than it has in the past.

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The top 10 lifestyle costs draining Aussies of cash

12 Apr 2019

Six out of the top 10 categories relate to just two things. Can you guess what they are and could you be cutting back?

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The 2019 Australian Federal election and investors

12 Apr 2019

AMP Capital's Chief Economist, Shane Oliver, looks at the impact of Federal elections on investment markets.

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Superannuation changes (2018-19)

11 Apr 2019

Interested to know what recent changes to superannuation legislation could mean for your retirement savings? Here are the key super rules in place.

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12 smart investment options in Australia

11 Apr 2019

There’s more to investing than super and property. Take a look at the different investment options available in Australia which you might consider when creating a portfolio.

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What is investing? – explore where and how to invest

11 Apr 2019

Investing could be a smarter way to save and build your nest egg. But what’s the difference between saving and investing?

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8 easy steps to take control of your super

11 Apr 2019

Want to make the most of your super? Here's how to take control of your super and make sure your retirement savings are on track.

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Tax on superannuation

11 Apr 2019

How your super is taxed differs depending on your age, contributions and other factors, so it’s important to understand the different tax implications that could apply to your nest egg.

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Everything you need to know about super contributions

11 Apr 2019

Making contributions into your super can be a great way to boost the amount of money you have to live off after you finish working.

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What is superannuation and how does it work?

11 Apr 2019

A helpful guide to understanding the basics of super for employees.

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A complete guide to property investment in Australia

11 Apr 2019

The pros and cons of investing in the Australian property market and your options for building an investment portfolio using property.

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9 tips when you don’t size up in the financial department

09 Apr 2019

If your partner has expressed that you’re a bit of a letdown when it comes to managing money, here are some pointers for when financial opposites attract.

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7 healthy habits that could improve your bank balance by thousands

09 Apr 2019

Here are some ways you may be able to benefit your bod, while upping the change in your back pocket at the same time.

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Do you know an amazing Aussie who could use a financial boost?

04 Apr 2019

AMP’s Tomorrow Fund is looking for individuals, who are working hard to make a positive impact in the community, to share in $1 million in grants.

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The 2019-20 Australian Federal Budget

04 Apr 2019

AMP Capital's Chief Economist, Shane Oliver, looks at the 2019-20 Federal Budget.

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Federal Budget 2019-20

03 Apr 2019

Find out how the changes proposed in the 2019-20 Federal Budget could affect you

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10 financial considerations before you take a career break

02 Apr 2019

Starting a family can have a big impact on your finances so here are some things to think about

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How our subconscious affects our attitude towards money

28 Mar 2019

Why you might be finding it difficult to save and what to do about it

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Global growth slowing, plunging bond yields & inverted yield curves

27 Mar 2019

AMP Capital's Chief Economist, Shane Oliver, looks at what the global growth outlook means for investors.

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Women and money in relationships

21 Mar 2019

What to get right when it comes to money matters

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Could a family dispute erupt over your will, or lack of one?

21 Mar 2019

If you haven’t made your wishes known, let alone formally documented what these are, it’s possible. Check out what to consider sooner rather than later.

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How to play catch up with your super

19 Mar 2019

Now you can put more into super at the concessional rate of tax, starting from the 2019-20 financial year.

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The financial and lifestyle upsides to saying sayonara to your adult kids

18 Mar 2019

While nearly half are sad to see their children move out, nine in 10 say they’re travelling more, with some even making cash from the extra space at home.

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How to avoid some of the credit card traps

15 Mar 2019

See why credit cards can create issues for travelers, families and retirees alike.

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Millennial socialism and the swing of the political pendulum back to the left

15 Mar 2019

AMP Capital's Chief Economist, Shane Oliver, looks at what growing support for higher taxes on the rich and greater government intervention in the economy mean for investors

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Managing investment risk

12 Mar 2019

Working out your risk profile is the first step towards developing a diversified investment portfolio.

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Australia slides into a "per capita" recession

08 Mar 2019

AMP Capital's Chief Economist, Shane Oliver, looks at whether Australia’s luck has run out as housing turns down.

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Why I still love dividends and you should love them too

04 Mar 2019

AMP Capital's Chief Economist, Shane Oliver, looks at the importance of dividends for investors.

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Putting superannuation on your list of resolutions for 2019

27 Feb 2019

What's a resolution you've made for 2019? Put sorting superannuation on your list to boost your retirement savings this year.

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What kind of money parent are you?

26 Feb 2019

Many parents approach the topic of money differently, but could your way of doing things influence your kids’ success?

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Five charts and a table to watch regarding the global economy and markets this year

26 Feb 2019

AMP Capital's Chief Economist, Shane Oliver, takes a look at five global charts and a table critical to watch this year.

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Five great charts on investing – why they are particularly important now

25 Feb 2019

AMP Capital's Chief Economist, Shane Oliver, revisits five very useful charts for understanding investing.

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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 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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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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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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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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Insurance inside super: Things you should know

13 Feb 2019

Many superannuation plans include insurance as part of their offer, as it may be a benefit to members of the super plan. Insurance inside super is often general cover that’s provided to a set group of people and can help protect them and their loved ones if something were to happen.

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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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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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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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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 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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Where the smart money is buying property

14 Nov 2018

What are the next 'it' suburbs?

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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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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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