Good cash flow makes life easier

By Casey Shaw, Financial Advisor If you rely on your investments for income, an important aspect of managing your portfolio is cash flow. Correctly structured cash flow is critical, so let’s have a look at what you might need to think about. What is cash flow? Cash flow simply looks at the payment frequency of […]

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We crossed the finish line!

The Blueprint Wealth team and their families walked and ran at the HBF Run for a Reason on Sunday, 27 May 2018. The team raised $1117.59 for Cancer Council Western Australia. This is the fifth year Blueprint Wealth has participated in the HBF Run for a Reason. Bree Stevens, General Manager and team coordinator for […]

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The secret to ‘living the dream’

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By Dee (Dewi) Chan, Financial Advisor We all, to a greater or lesser extent, have an idea of our dream lifestyle. So how, as a nation, are we faring? To find out, the Financial Planning Association of Australia (FPA) commissioned a survey of more than 2,600 people from around the country. The resulting Live the […]

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Government delivers SMSF friendly 2018-19 Federal Budget

By Greg Major, Financial Advisor An SMSF friendly budget is the good news coming out of the 2018-19 Federal Budget. With SMSF members still working through the wide-reaching and complex superannuation changes which took effect from 1 July 2017, this Federal Budget will provide much needed stability while looking to reduce costs for SMSFs and […]

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The 2018-19 Australian Budget

The 2018-19 Budget will be the last before the next election (due by May 2019) and so had to provide pre-election goodies but in a way that keeps the return to surplus on track. Thanks to an improvement in the Budget position since the Mid-Year review, of around $7bn per annum, this has been made […]

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The financial effects of divorce after 50

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By David Baruffi, Financial Advisor With Australians marrying later in life and staying married for longer, the median age of divorce has risen over the last 20 years. It now stands at 45.3 years for males and 42.7 years for females. Couples who remain together into their 50s experience a lower divorce rate than younger […]

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Financial pearls of wisdom

By Dee Chan, Financial Advisor As we approach retirement some people start to panic a little wondering if they are truly looking forward to the time of their life when they no longer have to work. All of a sudden something they have been pining for is becoming real! Instead of worrying, have a read […]

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Do I have to downsize my home for retirement?

If you’re thinking about downsizing your home to fund your retirement, find out what options are available. Of course, there may be benefits of moving to a smaller place. You might be able to reduce or pay off your home loan, get rid of some clutter and there is likely to be less cleaning and […]

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The super scheme for first time home buyers

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By Katrina Beaumont, Accredited Mortgage Consultant and Authorised Representative You’re moving into your new home; corks are popping and there are smiles all around – classic advertising that for many seems unattainable. Although many Australians may want to bash the banks over tighter home lending criteria, it’s the bank regulator, the Australian Prudential Regulatory Authority […]

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How’s your budget – surplus or deficit?

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By Dee Chan, Financial Advisor Each year in early May, the Treasurer delivers the Federal Budget and many people across Australia listen intently. The Budget tells us how the government plans to spend its revenue in the coming year, whether it can afford to give us tax cuts, and whether it expects to spend more […]

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