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Five things to do in retirement

Whether you’re in the planning stages or already retired, there’s plenty on offer. Once you retire you might be wondering how you ever had time to work! But, assuming your health is in check, there are some interesting pursuits you might want to consider: Travel to an exotic destination – Join around 700,0001 other Aussie travellers […]

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Financial Planning Week 2016 Kicks Off!

Financial Planning Week 2016 kicked off today with a 24 -page Securing Your Future 2016 lift-out in The West Australian. Securing Your Future covers a variety of topics, including: How much super is enough? Back to school basics of retirement (written by Greg Major, Financial Adviser, Blueprint Wealth) Making sense of the pension Investing: weighing risk […]

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Buying a Caravan: What You Need to Know

Produced by AMP Life Limited and published on 6 January 2016.  If you’re thinking about taking the family on a great Aussie adventure or perhaps considering buying a caravan to see out your golden years, read on to find out what you need to know. Did you know that 85% of Australians have been either […]

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Retirement Plan for Women

By Dee Kusumastuty, Financial Advisor We know women generally live longer than men, but new research shows the majority of Australian women are unlikely to work past the age of 65, making it more important than ever for them to take control of their finances early and plan appropriately for life after work. The latest […]

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Four ways to make more retirement hay while the sun shines

By Greg Major*, Director, Blueprint Wealth The latest AMP.NATSEM report, Going the distance: Working longer, living healthier, has found that although the pension age may rise to 70 if the Government’s proposed legislation passes, many people in their 60s simply aren’t going to be healthy enough to work that long. The report found that in […]

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Taking the leap requires exit strategy

The below article was published in The West Australian, Your Money section on Monday, 1st June 2015  By David Baruffi, Director, Blueprint Wealth If you are leaving the Western Australian Public service through retirement or redundancy here are some things you ought to know. Western Australian Government Employees have three superannuation funds: Gold State Super […]

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How to make working later in life work for you

Tips for taking a freestyle approach to work and retirement  The relationship between work and retirement is changing. Nowadays we expect a lot more from our later years than previous generations—we’re no longer satisfied with treading water and we want to go freestyle. But with the pension qualification age increasing,[1] people living longer[2] and concerns […]

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The generation game

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Dr Shane Oliver, Head of Investment Strategy and Chief Economist at AMP Capital, talks about how to invest for retirement in the light of key demographic changes. In this issue of Aspirations, we ask Dr Shane Oliver his thoughts on investment strategies, sequencing risk and changes to the age pension. How should investors adjust their […]

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The tax magic of account-based pensions

By Damien Quirk, AFP®, Financial Advisor, Blueprint Wealth This article was published in The West Australian’s ‘Securing Your Future’ 24-page essential guide to retirement on Monday, August 25, 2014. With flexible investment choice and tax-effective payments, account-based pensions can play an important role in accessing your super nest egg to fund your retirement. Today’s ABPs […]

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The generation game

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Dr Shane Oliver, Head of Investment Strategy and Chief Economist at AMP Capital, talks about how to invest for retirement in the light of key demographic changes. In this issue of Aspirations, we ask Dr Shane Oliver his thoughts on investment strategies, sequencing risk and changes to the age pension. How should investors adjust their […]

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