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Renovate your way to a better property

Some tips to get the most out of your renovation, whether you’re staying or going Granite bench tops, sleek Euro appliances, free-floating staircases, a marble bathroom or a new pool…the possibilities are endless. But sadly your budget is limited. So where to start? The first question to ask is—are you going to sell up or […]

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Seven steps to cutting debt

It’s time to drop your debt weight and get financially fit. By AMP, originally published on 17/3/15 amp.com.au/insights You enjoy a challenge – right? Then step towards financial fitness by cutting your debts this year. 1. Understand and embrace your debt Firstly, work out where and what type of debt you have and start to […]

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Two investment rules to set you straight

By Greg Major, Director of Blueprint Wealth When it comes to investing, diversification and an active versus passive approach are two heavily debated areas that the average investor often struggles with in their portfolio. It is important when constructing an investment portfolio to acknowledge the limitations on predicting future market outcomes. We just don’t know […]

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How Much Financial Help Should We Give Our Kids?

By Greg Major, Director, Blueprint Wealth* Youth unemployment is an area of concern in the economy at the moment and the job prospects for young people are grim, according to new figures that reveal youth unemployment is hovering around 28 per cent. If you’re the parent of a grown child who is struggling to leave […]

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How to Raise Financially Independent Kids

By Greg Major*, BA (AsSt) BE (Hons) MBA, GAICD FFIN FAIM, Director, Blueprint Wealth Having the kids jump into bed with dad on Father’s Day is a great way to start the morning. Although the experience may not be as enjoyable for him once the kids hit age 30. With the rising cost of just […]

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Time to sell the family home?

By AMP, originally published on 20/3/15 amp.com.au/insights With children gone and things slowing down it may be time to downsize. When you’ve got a family a big house with plenty of room may make sense. But these days a smaller place may suit you better. Dreams of a change may be beckoning… you may be […]

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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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Living longer, working longer and super balances larger

By Greg Major*, Director, Blueprint Wealth Australians with the best life expectancy in history will have to work longer in order to be able to fund their retirement. But new research has found only half of all working Australians will be healthy enough to work into their golden years. The latest AMP.NATSEM report, Going the […]

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Blueprint Wealth Hosts Inaugaral Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea Fundraiser to Help Beat Cancer

On the 18th June 2015, Blueprint Wealth hosted its first Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea fundraiser to help Cancer Council Western Australia raise vital funds for cancer prevention, research and support services. The event raised $1567.50 for Cancer Council WA.   For over 20 years, Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea has helped fund world class research, prevention programs and support […]

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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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