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Transition to retirement income streams

HOW DO TRANSITION TO RETIREMENT (TTR) INCOME STREAMS WORK? They allow you to withdraw up to 10% of your superannuation savings in the form of a pension without needing to stop work. Even if you’re nearing retirement age you mightn’t be looking to leave the workforce just yet. Maybe you want to save more money, or perhaps […]

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6 Tips for End of Financial Year

This article was published in The West Australian on 6 June 2017: Six tips for end of tax year By Daniel Viola, Financial Advisor, Blueprint Wealth The end of the financial year is looming. Whilst it is always a good idea to plan ahead, and manage your tax affairs early in the financial year, here […]

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What’s your debt age?

The types of debt we have largely depends on our age and stage in life. For most of us, having debt in some form or another is an inescapable fact of life. And despite its reputation, debt is not necessarily a dirty word. If managed well, it can be a powerful tool to build wealth, […]

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When is it time to let go?

By David Baruffi, Financial Advisor As parents we always want to help our children. However, financially there comes a time when you should stop. While making our kids’ lives easy is hard-wired into us, our efforts to lessen their pain can, in some instances, end up in disaster. Here are a few examples of things […]

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The 2017-18 Australian Budget

The 2017-18 Budget has much to make it popular. In fact, the goodies make it almost feel like a pre-election rather than a post-election budget. The transformation from the austerity to end “the age of entitlement” of the 2014 budget to the “fairness, security and opportunity” of this Budget has been profound.i Key points – […]

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Vital Support for your Children

By David Baruffi, Financial Advisor All parents want to be there when their children need help. Many clients want to retain access to large lump sums just in case their children fall into desperate stakes. This is usually at the cost of low earnings from term deposits. However, my most astute clients protect their children […]

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Australian cash rate on hold

Bank mortgage rates, home prices and implications for investors The RBA provided no surprises following its April board meeting leaving the official cash rate on hold at 1.5%.The RBA remains more confident regarding global growth, sees Australian economic growth as moderate, regards the labour market as being mixed, sees a gradual rise in underlying inflation […]

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What financial records do I need to keep?

Online source: Produced by AMP Life Limited and published on 11 January 2017. Original article. Print source: By AMP Life Limited, originally published on 11 January 2016 on amp.com.au/insights Ever feel like you’re drowning in a sea of paper? Tame the paperwork today and reap the rewards tomorrow. Life can be complicated enough without all the […]

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5 tips for effective estate planning

By Casey Shaw, Financial Advisor Everyone has heard a horror story about an estate being contested; an ex-spouse appearing back on the scene, a child from a previous relationship etc. The most common thing with all these stories though is the deceased never would have expected a challenge. There are many aspects to a good […]

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Financial Snapshot: The $US200 trillion global debt mountain

How big a threat is it really and what are the implications for investors? “It’s not what you own that gets you into trouble, but what you owe.” Excessive debt tends to be at the centre of most scare stories regarding the investment outlook – whether they relate to China, public debt in developed countries, […]

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