Blog

You are here

Working for longer the new norm

A long life is something to celebrate, and figures from the OECD show Australians enjoy one of the highest life expectancies in the world. Even better, our life expectancy is rising and is expected to increase well into our 90s over the next four decades. But living longer also raises questions about how we will fund a retirement that could span one-quarter of our life.

Retiring early is a goal for many Australians, and a 2015 report by AMP/NATSEM found the average age for retirement is currently 63 years for men and 60 for women.

Read more
My 7 weeks away from AFS

I wanted to share with you a small part of my journey and the lessons learned over the last few months.

Read more
Government pulls back on proposed super changes

The government has announced changes to three key 2016 Federal Budget proposals—the most significant being that it would not go forward with its proposal to introduce a $500,000 lifetime cap on non-concessional (after-tax) super contributions.

Read more
British vote to exit the EU: what happens now?

Dr Shane Oliver, Head of Investment Strategy, Chief Economist AMP Capital, discusses what happens next?

Read more
'Compare the Pair' - a different perspective

"You've seen the TV advertising about comparing your Super accounts, you know the adds .. 'Compare the Pair'

Read more
2016-2017 Federal Budget Highlights

Federal Treasurer Scott Morrison put forward a number of proposed changes, mainly around contributions to superannuation and taxation, in

Read more
A Baby Girl Has Arrived!

A new arrival for one of our valued staff members!

Read more
The Highest Credential in Financial Planning

This month saw the launch of a national consumer advertising campaign by the Financial Planning Association of Australia (FPA), to contin

Read more
The Lucky Country Holding Up Pretty Well

Dr Shane Oliver, Head of Investment Strategy and Chief Economist for AMP Capital puts a positive spin on Australia's financial position and where we are headed

Read more
Budgets don't need to be scary

Most people know that I am passionate about paying off debts of all descriptions. Obviously budget control is part of that.

Read more
Changes to the assessment of Defined Benefit Income Streams

From 1 January 2016, the income test deductible amount for most defined benefit income streams has been capped at 10%.

Read more
Putting an end to Senior Financial Abuse

As our population ages, there will be a significant rise in the incidence of Cognitive Decline and Dementia, illnesses that pose a signif

Read more