Retirement – making it the best part of your life!
By David Baruffi, Financial Advisor Many Australians are choosing to retire by the age of 60, or even earlier, ready to do all the things they could only dream about during their working years. However, with improved health services and medical technology the chance of living to 90 years or beyond could be more realistic […]
2019 – a list of lists regarding the macro investment outlook By Dr Shane Oliver, Head of Investment Strategy and Chief Economist, AMP Capital Introduction 2017 was a great year for well diversified investors – returns were solid (balanced super funds returned around 10%) and volatility was low. So optimism was high going into 2018 […]
By Casey Shaw, Financial Advisor Picture this… when you were 21 years old your well-meaning but financially inept uncle put $1,000 into an ordinary bank account for you with instructions to leave it there and let the bank’s interest turn it into a fortune. You followed his directions only to discover 34 years later when […]
How much does it cost to raise a child in Australia?
By Dee Chan, Financial Advisor How much does it cost to raise a child? Obviously the answer is highly dependent on individual circumstances. However, as a guide, a 2013 national study found that a typical middle income family would spend about $812,000 on raising two children from birth to age 24. At that time child-raising costs […]
The Australian economy in 2019 – house prices, growth and interest rates
2019 is likely to be an interesting year for the Australian economy. Some of the big drags of recent years are receding but housing is turning down, uncertainty is high around the global outlook and it’s an election year, which will add to uncertainty. This note looks at the main issues around the housing downturn […]
By Kate Beaumont, Accredited Mortgage Consultant and Authorised Representative Ready to make the leap from renting to buying a home? Well, before you begin the search for your perfect home there are lots of questions to find answers to. Here are some of the big ones. Do you need to own your home? For most […]
Blueprint Wealth has been shortlisted as a finalist for the 2018 Australian Institute of Management in Western Australia (AIM WA) PRINTSYNC Marketing Excellence Award. AIM WA recognises exemplary business leadership of individuals, teams and organisations in the Western Australian community. The awards reward organisations across the corporate, government and not-for-profit sectors in Australia that have […]
By Dee Chan, Financial Advisor Personal risk management is a critical foundation stone of any financial plan. The key personal insurances are: Life insurance. This pays a lump sum benefit when you die. Total and permanent disability insurance (TPD). A lump sum is paid if you meet the policy definition of being totally and permanently […]
Blueprint Wealth held its 3rd annual Girls’ Night In fundraiser event on Saturday the 17 November 2018. The team is pleased to share they raised $7,655 for supporting partner, Cancer Council Western Australia. There were over 50 people who attended the event this year. This is the third year Blueprint Wealth has hosted a Girls’ Night In event. […]
Helping Elderly Parents with Finances: an important conversation
By Dee Chan, Financial Advisor None of us likes to consider our own mortality. For our older loved ones, it’s an even more confronting topic and difficult to discuss. When Lindsay became ill, his family’s priority was to support him through his treatment, and keep him positive and as comfortable as possible. Typical of his […]