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Money Apps for Kids – Advice from a Financial Advisor

Money Apps for Kids to Help Make Smart Money Choices

By Dee Chan, Financial Advisor We all want the best for our kids. Life throws many challenges at them as they grow up and one that is becoming more and more important is navigating the financial side of things – dealing with money in an ever-changing world. Wireless-based technology allows children from alarmingly young ages […]

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What to do if your job is made redundant

By Casey Shaw, Financial Advisor Being retrenched from your job can be hard to accept. It is the sudden shock that catches most people but try not to take it personally. Redundancy is usually not about your personal performance; it’s the performance of your employer’s business, the industry sector in which you work, or even […]

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Thriving in the ‘Gig’ Economy

By Jarryd Thraves, Financial Advisor If you’re a freelancer or contractor or maybe even a consultant then you’re part of the “gig economy”. Gone is the job for life, or even a job in the normal, employed meaning of the word. For you, work consists of short-term contracts or a series of one-off jobs. “Gigs” […]

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“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 good 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 […]

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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’

Woman floating in the ocean on her back side by side with young girl on yellow doughnut inflatable.

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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