About Self-Managed Superannuation Funds

  Overview A Self-Managed Superannuation Fund (“SMSF” or “Fund”) is in simple terms a regulated superannuation fund controlled by you, as trustee, for your retirement. For nearly two decades SMSFs have been the fastest growing sector of superannuation. An SMSF gives its members the ability to invest their superannuation assets directly into a wide variety of assets, which can include: • cash • shares • managed funds • term deposits • private assets (direct residential and commercial properties, art, antiques, collectables, business real property, private companies). SMSF’s also allow members more influence over the way their superannuation is managed, and

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McQueen Q2 2017 Market Update

In this video, Nowaki McQueen-Tokita Partner at McQueen Group, provides a market update for the June quarter. Nowaki explains June 30 marked the end of a strong, yet volatile 5 year investment period. He identifies several geopolitical risks world wide as well as acknowledging opportunity in the US and Australian shares. Nowaki concludes by saying that at the end of the day, McQueen are long term investors, and while many of the above risks could dominate headlines and cause volatility, chasing returns or selling in times of crisis are seldom winning strategies over the long term.     McQueen Financial

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What Does Your Retirement Look Like?

Every day we have existing or new clients come and talk to us about retirement. The most common questions: How much do I need? When can I retire? Do I have enough? These are perfectly reasonable questions but very few people have actually pictured what retirement looks like. Having an understanding of what retirement looks like helps us answer the above questions, but more importantly it puts the focus back on this huge life change that is occurring. So before you start thinking about the monetary side, step back and think about the life you want to lead in retirement:

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