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Four simple saving ideas for the entire family

By Greg Major*, BA (AsSt) BE (Hons) MBA, GAICD FFIN FAIM, Director, Blueprint Wealth You eat together, play together and live under the same roof – so why not save together? While many parents bear the brunt of their brood’s finances, it’s a good idea to consider making household saving a family affair by involving […]

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Going Back To Work After Maternity Leave

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By Greg Major*, BA (AsSt) BE (Hons) MBA, GAICD FFIN FAIM, Director, Blueprint Wealth It’s tough when you’re thinking about going back to work – it means time away from the kids and it also means using some form of child care. A new report has revealed that while business and the economy benefits from […]

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Financial Planning For Cancer Patients

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By David Baruffi, DipFP B.Ec MTax, CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ Director, Blueprint Wealth In my experience, people diagnosed with cancer immediately start to stress about their financial position, particularly how they will continue to pay their mortgage or rent. Here are some tips on what you should do if you are diagnosed with cancer or any […]

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Modern Day Life – the cause or the solution for time management problems?

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We have all experienced that feeling of the tightening in our chest when the boss comes to you at the end of the day and tells you they need something done by 8am tomorrow morning, you know you’ve got a million other things on your plate that need to be done but now this is […]

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Important changes for employers contributing to SMSFs from 1 July 2014

Do you employ 20 or more employees or are you an employee of a business with 20 or more employees and have an SMSF? If so then read on. Changes from 1 July 2014 From 1 July this year it will be compulsory for employers with 20 or more employees (large employers) to pay contributions […]

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Debt Recycling

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By Brad Martin, Financial Advisor Clients often ask us if they should pay extra off their home loan or put money into an investment. Which one would be better from a tax and wealth building point of view? Sometimes the answer is both. This is the basis for a strategy called Debt Recycling. What is debt? Debt […]

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Do you and your money need a session on the “relationship couch”?

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By Damien Quirk, Financial Advisor “Well, it’s not as if I haven’t tried to reign in my spending. But I see that ‘must have’ item and I have to have it! I’m in the moment and caught up in all the excitement. After a while, I regret the purchase but I tend to do this again […]

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New Year’s Resolution = Give Up Credit Card

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By Ebony Van Hamburg, Paraplanner Wow, what a year! I managed to travel to three different countries, attend multiple weddings, engagement parties, music festivals, and not to mention the road trips in between! I even managed to get myself one of those plastic things. You know, one of those great little plastic cards where if […]

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First Steps to Making a Personal Financial Plan

Holiday Financial Planning Tips

Each one of us carries any number of life goals or desires that we wish to achieve over our lifetime. In many cases, we lose sight of these yearnings and become consumed with day to day life. Sometimes, these dreams can seem to be become unachievable and we ultimately give up on them. What has […]

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Government Tax and Superannuation Update

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On Wednesday 6 November 2013, the Treasurer, the Hon Joe Hockey MP, and the Assistant Treasurer, Senator the Hon Arthur Sinodinos AO, announced the Government’s decision to abandon some of the previous Government’s tax and superannuation proposals.  The announcement also indicated which of the former Government’s unlegislated proposals the new Coalition Government would proceed with. […]

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