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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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Blueprint Wealth Planners Awarded 2018 Most Trusted Adviser

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We are pleased to announce that three of Blueprint Wealth’s financial planners have been awarded The Beddoes Institute 2018 Most Trusted Advisers. Congratulations to David Baruffi, Dee Chan and Brad Martin on this outstanding achievement. Most Trusted Advisers are selected based on the results of an independent survey conducted by The Beddoes Institute and completed […]

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More equity in your home=lower interest rate

By Katrina (Kate) Beaumont, Accredited Mortgage Consultant and Authorised Representative Ever wondered why some people get better interest rate deals than others? Perhaps you’ve had a chat at a barbecue and discovered your host is paying a lesser rate than you? This could be the reason… Lenders reward borrowers who hold more equity in their […]

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Tariffs, Trump, North Korea and other global political risks in the Year of the Dog

Geopolitical events like Brexit and Donald Trump’s election in the US “surprised” investors in 2016 but had no lasting negative impact on global financial markets. By last year investors were well focussed on geopolitical risks – Trump taking over as US President, Eurozone elections, the Communist Party Congress in China and rising risks around North […]

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If I was 25 again, I would….

By Dee Chan, Financial Advisor …love budgeting! I wouldn’t be scared of the ‘B word’ – budgeting. In fact, I’d make a bit of a game of it, tracking where my money was coming from and cracking the mystery of where it was going. There might not be much I could do about my income, […]

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We have ‘bin’ busy cleaning up!

Blueprint Wealth took part in Clean Up Australia Day again this year on the 27th February 2018. Our team of 20 volunteers cleaned up rubbish along the South Perth foreshore and Gentilli Street Boat Ramp. The team collected everything from clothing and bottles to inflatable tubes floating in the river. We are proud to contribute to […]

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Where does the money go when the share market “corrects”?

By David Baruffi, Financial Advisor During a share market correction or downturn the media will report that a certain market has ‘lost’ billions of dollars. But what happens to all that money and where does it go? Is it really lost? The answer is that it is purely a book figure – a ‘paper loss’. […]

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When love blossoms later in life…

By David Baruffi, Financial Advisor Falling in love is a magical and wondrous experience, but once the heart flutters have settled a little and two people move towards a more serious relationship, various challenges may need to be addressed. Many of these challenges can be easily resolved when we’re young and carefree, but what happens […]

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