“Tap and go” and then what?

By Kate Beaumont, Accredited Mortgage Consultant Talk about hammering the plastic. In January 2018, Australia’s 16.7 million credit card accounts were used to make 245 million transactions with a total value of $27.3 billion. We are currently paying interest on $32.6 billion worth of credit card debt, running up an annual interest bill of over […]

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Living your dream retirement

By Casey Shaw, Financial Advisor We all have a vision of our perfect retirement. But whether it’s travelling around the country in a luxurious motor home, playing golf every day or spending more time with the grandkids, how do you accumulate enough to pay for your golden years? How much do I need to live […]

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Giving back to our community: a year in review

In 2014, Blueprint Wealth formed a partnership as Major Sponsor with Cancer Council Western Australia (CCWA), and on an annual basis, provides researchers with funding to do further research into the causes, prevention and treatment of cancer. In addition to grant funding, the Blueprint Wealth team is committed to giving back to our local community […]

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Buy now; pay later; manage carefully

By Katrina Beaumont, Accredited Mortgage Consultant Before heading off on an overseas holiday, Sam decided to buy an expensive new camera to document his travels. The camera store offered a ‘buy now, pay later’ option, and attracted by the ‘no interest’ promise of the credit provider, Sam signed up. All was well to begin with. […]

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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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